Articles by Chandan Prasad
Softbank's humanoid robot Pepper

Robot Fired As Retail Assistant At Edinburgh Store

Fabio, the Pepper robot, who was deployed as a retail assistant at the upmarket Margiotta store, was let go after only a week at the job after it was found that the robot was confusing the patrons, who preferred assistance from its human colleagues.
BloodTest

A Step Toward A Universal Blood Test For Cancer

CancerSEEK looks for the presence of the eight different types of cancer, including lung, breast and colorectal cancers, which are usually diagnosed when it is too late to fight them and are together responsible for more than 60 percent of cancer deaths in the U.S.
NSA_surveillance

FISA Gets Extended For Next 6 Years

Though the targets under Section 702 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act are foreigners, loopholes help security agencies tap into the contents of communications by U.S. citizens without warrants.
#MeToo

China's #MeToo Movement #WoYeShi Gathers Momentum

After a slow take-off due to stringent social media laws and an inherently conservative society, the movement dubbed #WoYeShi claimed its first scalp last week after a Beihang University professor was removed following several allegations of sexual misconduct against him by students.
Eric Schmidt

The Women in Eric Schmidt's Romantic Life

Eric Schmidt's sudden departure as executive chairman of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, had many speculating a Harvey Weinstein-like saga, given the tech tycoon's womanizing ways.
Facebook

Are Facebook's Youth-Targeted Ads Illegal?

Though Section 230 of the Federal Communications Decency Act protects it from liability for third-party content, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act make it unlawful to “aid, abet, incite, compel or coerce the doing” of discriminatory acts proscribed by the statute.
Anthony Scaramucci

The Mooch Goes After College Student

The former White House communications director took issues with an op-ed written by Tufts University graduate student Camilo A. Caballero, which he said was defamatory.

Scientist Observe New Finch Species Coming Into Being

Genomic sequencing and the analysis of physical characteristics have confirmed the new species of Darwin's finch, which its discoverers — Peter and B. Rosemary Grant, biologists at Princeton University — have nicknamed Big Bird.
Donald Trump Iran Deal

Trump May Decertify Iran Nuclear Deal

The president will wound the Iran nuclear deal by refusing to certify it but would stop short of unraveling the agreement by pushing Congress to reimpose sanctions on Tehran.

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