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Mark Zuckerberg left a lot of questions unanswered before Senate committees on Tuesday. House members might try these more pointed queries when the Facebook CEO appears before them on Wednesday.
[In his testimony to Congress, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg repeatedly misrepresented the amount of control Facebook users really have over their data.](https://www.wired.com/story/mark-zuckerberg-congress-day-one)
The basic lines of questioning Congress pursued show just how inscrutable Facebook remains to most Americans.
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Elon Musk tweeted that a hyperloop test will accelerate to the speed of sound and brake in just 1.2 kilometers.
Former Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, co-chair of a task force on the future of work, says the nation needs to "relink education, work and opportunity."
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A Facebook permission allowed an app to read messages between 1,500 Facebook users and their friends until October 2015—data that Cambridge Analytica could have accessed.
There are real world applications of the stochastic mathematical process known as a random walk—really.
Balint Seeber found that cities around the US are leaving their emergency siren radio communication systems unencrypted, and vulnerable to spoofing.
Soon, anyone curious about their health will be able to request a clinical DNA test—not just doctors.
Tensions around Facebook's privacy and ad practices have escalated dramatically since the last time the company sat before Congress.
The foundation released a broad, sweeping report Tuesday about the state of our lives online.