NY attorney general opens probe into fantasy sports websites
Games / Technology

NY attorney general opens probe into fantasy sports websites

NEW YORK (AP) — The state’s attorney general on Tuesday sent letters to daily fantasy sports websites DraftKings and FanDuel demanding they turn over details of any investigations into their employees, saying they “may have gained an unfair, financial advantage in a contest known as Daily Fantasy Football.” The letters were prompted by media reports … Continue reading

‘Can you hear me now?’ Snowden joins Twitter, follows NSA
National / Science / Technology

‘Can you hear me now?’ Snowden joins Twitter, follows NSA

NEW YORK (AP) — Edward Snowden, who has confounded U.S. officials since his abrupt departure from the country two years ago, has just found a new megaphone in Twitter. The former National Security Agency worker who leaked classified documents about government surveillance started tweeting Tuesday. He had more than 185,000 followers an hour after his … Continue reading

Spartan Echo lights up Facebook and Twitter with free news
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Spartan Echo lights up Facebook and Twitter with free news

Norfolk State prepares students for commercial marketplace with student newspaper If you’re a Facebook friend or Twitter follower of Norfolk State University’s student newspaper, the Spartan Echo, then you probably wonder how students are producing as much (if not more) news through these social media outlets as most commercial news organizations. The answer is simple: they’re being … Continue reading

Experts and locals scrambling to document Syria’s heritage
Middle East / Science / Technology

Experts and locals scrambling to document Syria’s heritage

BEIRUT (AP) — Scientists are slipping 3-D cameras into Syria to local activists and residents to scan antiquities. A U.S.-funded project aims to provide local conservators with resources to help safeguard relics. Inside Syria, volunteers scramble to document damage to monuments and confirm what remains. The rush is on to find creative and often high-tech … Continue reading