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Miss Venezuela pageant to probe contestants' ethics after social media feud
CARACAS (Reuters) - The Miss Venezuela beauty pageant said on Wednesday it will investigate possible unethical conduct by its contestants following a vitriolic social media spat that saw former participants accusing each other of inappropriate behavior.
Slack Technologies builds engineering team to combat outages
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Collaboration software provider Slack Technologies Inc is building a safety engineering team that will develop methods to help reduce the disruptions that have been more frequent on Slack's service than rival systems, the company told Reuters.
UPDATE 2-U.S. Senate passes bill to penalize websites for sex trafficking
WASHINGTON, March 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Wednesday aimed at penalizing website operators that facilitate online sex trafficking, chipping away at a bedrock legal shield for the technology industry.
Gluten-free diet may still allow harmful levels of exposure
(Reuters Health) - Carefully following a gluten-free diet might not protect people with celiac disease from exposure to potentially harmful amounts of gluten, new findings suggest.
United CEO acknowledges airline's mistake in puppy's death
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The head of United Airlines
acknowledged on Wednesday that the carrier had made a mistake last week when a French bulldog puppy died on a United flight after a cabin attendant forced the dog's owner to stow it in an overhead bin.
If you want to find Nemo, you may need SoFi, the robotic fish
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When exploring marine environments, underwater robots tend to be a bull trout in a china shop, disturbing marine life with their bulk and disruptive propulsion. Enter SoFi, the soft, agile robotic fish with a delicate demeanor.
Zuckerberg says Facebook 'made mistakes' on Cambridge Analytica
SAN FRANCISCO, March 21 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday that the social media company made mistakes that allowed data about users to end up with the analytics firm Cambridge Analytica and said the company would make changes.
U.S. infant mortality high even for full-term babies
(Reuters Health) - Infant mortality rates for full-term babies vary across the U.S., but all states are worse than many European countries, a new study suggests.
Trump, congressional leaders discuss support for spending bill -White House
WASHINGTON, March 21 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday about a $1.3 trillion spending bill being considered by Congress and indicated his support for the measure, the White House said.
Facebook took years to clamp down on developers' data harvesting - ex-operations manager
LONDON, March 21 (Reuters) - A former Facebook operations manager told a British parliamentary committee on Wednesday that data harvesting of member profiles by outside software developers was once routine and that the company took years to clamp down on the practice.
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