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Google News    last updated 02/16/2020 @ 2:25 PM

Addressing equity in CS curriculum with Kapor Center (Blogspot)
Editor’s note: This post is authored by Dr. Allison Scott, Chief Research Officer at the Kapor Center for Social Impact. The Kapor Center received a Google.org grant, as part of Code with Google’s $25....

A home-grown news site for Peterborough (Blogspot)
Editor’s note: Today’s guest post comes from John Baker, Chief Reporter, Peterborough Matters. I’ve worked in local news for 15 years and experienced how meaningful it is to a community. As I’ve walked....

Get the reach of TV and the relevance of digital with Display & Video 360 (Blogspot)
Connected TV combines the reach and familiarity of traditional TV with the relevance and measurability of digital. For marketers to get the best of both worlds, we’re investing in connected TV advertising....

The Suite Life: 4 tips for a more manageable Gmail inbox (Blogspot)
The average person receives 120 emails a day, which means keeping your inbox under control can feel like an impossible task. Fortunately, G Suite gives you the tools you need to stay focused and organized.....

One man's mission to add civil rights history to Google Maps (Blogspot)
“I think in another life, I would have been a private investigator,” says Paul Kang. The Nashville resident is a paralegal for an immigration law firm, but it’s his hobby as a Local Guide on Google Maps....

GameSnacks brings quick, casual games to any device (Blogspot)
Look around on the bus, in line at a coffee shop, or even at the doctor’s office. You’ll likely see people playing games on their phones—and they’re a few of the two billion people around the world who....

Project Witness shows life in prison from a child’s point of view (Blogspot)
Editors note: Today’s guest post comes from John Legend, artist, producer and activist; and Ty Stiklorius, veteran music manager, CEO of Friends at Work, Producer and ActivistAt the age of 17, Jarrett....

Feeling all the feels? There’s an emoji sticker for that. (Blogspot)
Have you ever been so overwhelmingly filled with love that it moved you to tears? Or, perhaps you’ve laughed so hard you felt sick—and wished your phone had an emoji to convey that feeling? Whether you’re....

GNI Subscriptions Lab expands to Europe to help publishers grow revenue (Blogspot)
The news industry continues to face tough challenges as the way people find and access information changes. At the same time, we’re seeing promising results from publishers who are developing new business....

Annie Jean-Baptiste keeps asking, “who else?” (Blogspot)
As a child, Annie Jean-Baptiste wanted to be a pediatrician. But when her freshman year of college rolled around, her dream took a turn. “I started taking some of the classes and thinking ‘I don’t know....

Helping families Be Internet Awesome on Safer Internet Day (Blogspot)
Editor’s note: This is adapted from remarks Parisa gave today at the Grow with Google NYC Learning Center.When I was a kid, my brothers and I had to “take turns” using our family computer with slow, dial-up....

1,000 of the most stunning landscapes in Google Earth (Blogspot)
Ten years ago, I was flying over San Francisco when this strange but kaleidoscopically beautiful vista opened up outside of my tiny airplane window. When I got home, I fired up Google Earth to investigate.....

More protection for Nest accounts (Blogspot)
Privacy and security are foundational to Nest’s mission to create a more helpful home. When you invite our products into your home, you trust us to help you solve everyday problems—whether that’s saving....

Searching for love this Valentine’s Day (Blogspot)
Love is in the air this week as searches for “love” peak (as they do every year around this time!). Ahead of the most romantic day of the year, we looked at fun Valentine’s Day trends, from romantic comedies....

Teaming up with Defending Digital Campaigns on election security (Blogspot)
Last week, we shared an overview of how we’re equipping campaigns with security tools like Project Shield and supporting programs like the new Election Security and Information Project. We also just announced....

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Software News    last updated 02/16/2020 @ 2:25 PM

Router checks, free credit reports, Windows help, and more: Tech Q&A (Fox News)
Each week, I receive tons of questions from my listeners about tech concerns, new products, and all things digital.

Google marks Susan B. Anthony birthday, women’s suffrage with doodle (Fox News)
Women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony and her long fight for women’s right to vote are getting their moment in the spotlight on Google’s homepage.

Best internet deals to save money and maximize speed (Fox News)
Since you signed up for your internet service, you probably haven't given it much thought. It works, so why bother? But a new plan might better suit your needs and save money, too.

What is Daylight Saving Time? (Fox News)
In the coming weeks, many Americans will continue the annual exercise of setting their clocks forward an hour in the name of daylight saving time. 

Coronavirus-battling robots deployed to help fight deadly outbreak in China (Fox News)
Could robots be a vital weapon in the battle against the deadly coronavirus?

Army Research Lab explores new '6G' and beyond wireless network (Fox News)
A dismounted soldier taking enemy fire in a high-intensity combat engagement comes across a vital enemy location, snaps a quick photo of the area with a handheld device and then transmits the time-sensitive....

Space Force is looking for ideas 'in good taste' on what it should call its members (Fox News)
Following its official creation this past December, the Space Force is looking for ideas on what the members of the newest branch of the U.S. military should be called.

Los Angeles wiping out 66,000 old marijuana convictions, with tech nonprofit's help (Fox News)
Los Angeles County prosecutors are partnering with a nonprofit technology firm to wipe out or reduce up to 66,000 marijuana convictions that disproportionately impacted minorities over decades.

US accuses Huawei of spying on mobile phone users (Fox News)
Chinese telecom giant Huawei reportedly built equipment that secretly preserves its ability to access networks through what's called 'lawful interception interfaces.'

Jeff Bezos splurges, spending $255M on LA properties (Fox News)
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has completed a mind-boggling combined real estate transaction, plopping down a whopping $255 million on two Los Angeles-based properties, including the legendary Warner Estate and....

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Latest News & Headlines    last updated 02/16/2020 @ 2:25 PM

AOC lowers expectations on Medicare for All, admitting Sanders 'can't wave a magic wand' to pass it (Yahoo News)
Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Thursday that if Bernie Sanders were elected president, he still might not be able to get Medicare for All, his signature health plan, passed in Congress.

Trump budget zeroes out funding for Stars and Stripes, the military's newspaper (Yahoo News)
The Trump administration pulled funding in its 2021 budget for Stars and Stripes, the U.S. military news organization that has published a daily newspaper continuously since World War II for troops stationed....

Woman’s Grisly Murder in Mexico Puts AMLO on the Defensive (Bloomberg)

Chinese president says he took early action against COVID-19 (NBC News)
The disclosure came after Chinese leadership was criticized for slow and muted reaction to the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

Democratic rivals tell billionaire Bloomberg: Let's debate (Reuters)
US Democratic presidential candidates said on Sunday billionaire Michael Bloomberg should face the same rigorous scrutiny as his rivals and they would welcome the chance to square off with him in a....

Just Ask This Russian Submarine: The Cuban Missile Crisis Nearly Ended The World (The National Interest)
It was a closer call than you think.

The coronavirus could cripple China's economy for longer than Wall Street wants to believe (Business Insider)
China39;s economy can't snap back from the coronavirus as fast as it did after SARS because it's growing more slowly and the banking system is a mess.

‘Photographer’ Drugged New Mom, Planned to Steal Baby, Cops Say (The Daily Beast)
It began with an offer on Facebook group for the mothers of newborns: An aspiring photographer wanted to take pictures of babies for free to build her portfolio.To the mother of a 5-week-old infant, it....

Israeli army: Hamas hackers tried to 'seduce' soldiers (Associated Press)
The Israeli military on Sunday said it has thwarted an attempt by the Hamas militant group to hack soldiers' phones by posing as young, attractive women on social media, striking up friendships and persuading....

DNC announces qualifications for South Carolina debate (CBS News)
Candidates seeking to participate will need to meet either a polling or delegate threshold to take part in the event.

France warns of bloody Brexit talks battle (AFP)
France on Sunday warned Britain to expect a bitter, bloody battle in Brexit trade talks with the EU, saying the two sides would "rip each other apart". Negotiations for a deal on future EU-UK relations....

Inside the Family's Manhattan Apartment (Architectural Digest)

6-year-old girl was committed to mental health facility without parent consent (NBC News)
The mother said her daughter can tell her "bits and pieces" of what happened: "'Mommy, they locked the door. They wouldn't let me out. Mommy, they gave me a shot.'"

Knives come out for Bloomberg as billionaire former mayor rises in the polls (Yahoo News)
Democratic candidates and President Trump took fresh aim this week at the former New York City mayor who has staked his personal fortune on winning the White House.

Nine homeless drug users shot dead in Afghan capital: police (Reuters)

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