new Facebook panel can overrule him

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he won’t be able to overrule a new independent oversight panel on questions of content moderation at the social network Facebook said Tuesday it has finalized its charter for its “independent oversight board,” giving the panel the authority to overrule chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on questions of appropriate content. The… read more »

Health fears prompt Swiss 5G revolt

Swiss direct democracy could put 5G networks on ice Switzerland was among the first countries to begin deploying 5G, but health fears over radiation from the antennas that carry the next-generation mobile technology have sparked a nationwide revolt. Demonstrators against the technology are due to fill the streets of Bern later this month, but already… read more »

A green option failing to make waves

The tidal power plant on France’s Rance river in Brittany remains the sole power station of its type in France and one of only two large-scale tidal plants in the world The tidal power plant on the Rance river in Brittany, France, stands as a reminder of the underexploited potential of energy generation from ocean… read more »

Great camera, long battery, but not a must-buy

by Edward C. Baig, Usa Today Expectations for the latest iPhones are almost always impossibly high—except when they’re not. The narrative leading into Apple’s unveiling last week of the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max was more measured than usual, with the expectation that the phones would only receive marginal improvements… read more »

France gives more people iodine pills in case of nuclear accident

A nuclear power plant in Dampierre-en-Burly in central France, one of 19 nuclear plants in the country, providing the bulk of its electricity needs. France will soon start distributing radioactivity-blocking iodine pills to an additional 2.2 million people living near the country’s 19 nuclear power plants, to be taken in case of accidental radiation leaks,… read more »