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Facebook launches AI to find and remove ‘revenge porn’

Facebook is rolling out technology to make it easier to find and remove intimate pictures and videos posted without the subject's consent, often called "revenge porn." Facebook says it will start using AI to automatically detect revenge porn. It has largely relied on people proactively reporting the content up until …

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How a Coast Guard hovercraft breaks up ice without touching it

New The Coast Guard uses hovercraft to break up ice and prevent flooding — without touching the ice itself. Coast Guard Capt. Dany Boudreault helps his first officer navigate the Sipu Muin during icebreaking duties on the St. Lawrence River near Gentilly, Que. (Simon Nakonechny/CBC) Capt. Dany Boudreault is supposed …

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Can geoengineering halt climate change?

What on Earth? In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at whether geoengineering can help fight climate change, the benefits of car-free zones and the green agenda of 'smart' cities. (Sködt McNalty/CBC) Hello, concerned citizens! This is our weekly newsletter on all things environmental, where we highlight …

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Wiki women: Volunteers add female and non-binary artists to Wikipedia

Volunteers spent Thursday afternoon at an edit-a-thon, where contributors added content and full articles on Newfoundland and Labrador women to Wikipedia. Sabrina Richard decided to write an article about St. John's born artist, Bushra Junaid.(Colleen Connors/CBC) Volunteers gathered at the library at Grenfell Campus Thursday to narrow the gender gap …

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Facebook blames long outage on ‘server configuration change’

Facebook and Instagram service have been restored, the company says, after a lengthy, widespread outage that it blames on a "server configuration change." Internet outage trackers showed Facebook and Instagram users were affected in Europe, Japan, and North and South America.(Thibault Camus/Associated Press) Facebook Inc. said on Thursday it had …

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Astronauts arrive at the International Space Station

Three astronauts, including two who had their mission aborted last October when their Soyuz rocket malfunctioned, have arrived at the International Space Station. Expedition 59 crew members Christina Koch of NASA, Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos and Nick Hague of NASA during pre-launch training. (NASA) Two American astronauts and a Russian …

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Sea otters’ stone tools provide new clues for archeologists

New By using the techniques used to study 'Stone Age' humans, archeologists are making new discoveries about an endangered animal that's also good with stone tools — the sea otter. A sea otter cracks open mussels with a rock at Elkhorn Slough, near the study site.(Jessica Fujii/Monterey Bay Aquarium) Archeologists …

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