Dozens of students at Cornell University gathered on a major campus thoroughfare for a “cry-in” to mourn the results of the 2016 presidential election Wednesday, with school staff providing tissues and hot chocolate.
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Experts have been warning for months that hackers could try to disrupt Tuesday’s election by penetrating local voting systems. But another target could prove easier to hack: U.S. media outlets offering election night results.
Upguard, a Mountain View, California, company that assesses how well companies are protecting themselves from hackers, has found that three major news organizations – The Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal and CBS News – tallied “pretty abysmal” scores on key criteria to thwart breaches.
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Time For Truth: (Mc Clatchy) – Hacking concern on Election Day: The companies that bring you the news
Google has launched a new feature, fact check, which will add a label next to news stories in search results.
Fact check will appear with other news organisations in Google News and will, Google says, “shine a light on its efforts to divide fact from fiction”.
A British man could become the first person in the world to be cured of HIV using a new therapy designed by a team of scientists from five UK universities.
The 44-year-old is one of 50 people currently trialling a treatment which targets the disease even in its dormant state.
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Time For Truth: (The Telegraph) – HIV cure close after disease 'vanishes' from blood of British man
Hints of an early exodus of modern humans from Africa may have been detected in living humans.
People outside Africa overwhelmingly trace their descent to a group that left the continent 60,000 years ago.
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Time For Truth: (BBC News) – DNA hints at earlier human exodus from Africa