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TikTok on Wednesday agreed to pay $92 million to settle claims stemming from a class-action lawsuit alleging the app illegally tracked and shared the personal data of users without their consent. Kiichiro Sato/AP hide caption

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Tyler Hollon, who works for a construction company in Utah, says eliminating natural gas from apartment buildings can reduce costs. Hollon's company now shares its designs and budgets with other builders. "The reason we're giving it away is to clean up the air," Hollon says. "We want everybody to do it. It's everybody's air that we're all breathing. Makes my mountain bike ride that much easier." Kim Raff for NPR hide caption

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America's Energy Future: How Gas Companies Are Fighting To Block Climate Rules

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Software engineer Tracy Chou's own experience on social media led her to create Block Party, an app that helps people filter their feeds to manage online abuse and harassment. Elizabeth Dalziel for NPR hide caption

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Block Party Aims To Be A 'Spam Folder' For Social Media Harassment

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Facebook rescinded its ban on the sharing of news stories in Australia after the government amended proposed laws that will require social media companies to pay news publishers for sharing or using content on their platforms. Robert Cianflone/Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators in New Delhi shout slogans during a protest against the arrest of climate change activist Disha Ravi for allegedly helping to create a guide for anti-government farmers protests. Sajjad Hussain/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Twitter In Standoff With India's Government Over Free Speech And Local Law

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Facebook on Wednesday announced it would restrict Australians from accessing news articles on its platform. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Facebook Blocks News In Australia Over Government Plan To Force Payment To Publishers

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A street sign says "Tesla Street 1" in front of the construction site of the Tesla Gigafactory near Berlin. The electric automaker plans to start building cars this summer at its first European production site. Michael Sohn/AP hide caption

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What Will Tesla's New German Gigafactory Mean For Germany's Auto Industry?

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New York Attorney General Letitia James sued Amazon on Tuesday over workplace safety concerns at two of the company's distribution and fulfillment centers in Queens and Staten Island. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Parler, a social media network embraced by right-wing users, announced its relaunch, a month after it was dropped by app stores and its Web host in the wake of the Capitol riot. Hollie Adams/Getty Images hide caption

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Deforested land on Indonesia's Borneo Island. Activists are using satellites to monitor deforestation, but cloud cover sometimes hides it from view. Bay Ismoyo/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Pillagers Of Tropical Forests Can't Hide Behind Clouds Anymore

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Eric Dossekpli, 49, is a farmer and father of six in the town of Anfoin Avele,Togo. He says he can no longer sell his crops as a result of the pandemic. Floriane Acouetey hide caption

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Instagram has blocked the account of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., saying he used it to spread misinformation about vaccines. He's seen here last summer, speaking to a crowd in Berlin, at an event that highlighted coronavirus skepticism and conspiracy theories. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Clubhouse launched in March of 2020, just in time for lockdown orders. Now, other tech companies are rushing to make Clubhouse clones. Sheldon Cooper/Sheldon Cooper/Getty Images hide caption

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Clubhouse May Be Social Media's Future. What's All The Hype About?

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The Biden administration signaled on Wednesday that it is putting on hold former President Trump's attempted ban of popular video-sharing app TikTok. Anjum Naveed/AP hide caption

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Uber acquired Drizly, an alcohol e-commerce platform, for $1.1 billion in cash and stock last week. It's just the latest brand Uber has added to its portfolio as the company seeks to satisfy consumer appetites. Thiago Prudêncio/Thiago Prudêncio/Getty Images hide caption

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An artist's rendition of the conch of Marsoulas being played in a cave where it was found by researchers in the early 20th Century. G. Tosello hide caption

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Why A Musician Breathed New Life Into A 17,000-Year-Old Conch Shell Horn

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New York Times reporter Nicole Perlroth says it may take years to fully understand the extent of the SolarWinds cyber security breach. Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Cyber Weapons Were Leaked — And Are Now Being Used Against Us, Reporter Says

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Workers at an urgent care facility in Woodbridge, Va., check health records while testing patients for COVID-19 on April 15, 2020. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Electronic Health Records May Be Delaying COVID-19 Vaccinations

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