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In a ruling Monday, a California judge said Lyft and Uber have refused to comply with a California law, known as AB5, passed last year that was supposed to make it harder for companies in the state to hire workers as contractors. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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California Judge Orders Uber And Lyft To Consider All Drivers Employees

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection is testing mobile surveillance towers like this one, parked at the Border Security Expo in San Antonio, to improve the tracking of illegal crossers. Critics of the border wall say the government should favor virtual technology over steel and concrete. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Border Patrol Faulted For Favoring Steel And Concrete Wall Over High-Tech Solutions

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"I got a lot of emails after we posted our first video," says violinist Dr. Erica Hardy. She says the orchestra's virtual performances are a way to give back to the community. Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Meet The Medical Professionals Playing Classical Music Together Online

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President Trump's executive order prohibits transactions between U.S. citizens and TikTok's parent company starting in 45 days. Mark Schiefelbein/AP hide caption

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TikTok To Sue Trump Administration Over Ban, As Soon As Tuesday

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A satellite image from Planet Labs, a private satellite company, shows the exhaust from a North Korean missile test on May 4, 2019. Planet Labs Inc. hide caption

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From Desert Battlefields To Coral Reefs, Private Satellites Revolutionize The View

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With TikTok, users create short videos often set to music. It's been the most-downloaded app in the U.S. during the pandemic. Jens Kalaene/Picture Alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump Wants To Ban TikTok. Is It Really A National Security Threat?

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Facebook said the president's claims violated its coronavirus misinformation policy, in a rare departure from the social network's largely hands-off approach to politicians. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Twitter, Facebook Remove Trump Post Over False Claim About Children And COVID-19

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Golden Daka participated in many events at Morehouse College, but the pandemic prevented him from giving his commencement speech as class valedictorian. Ross Gordon hide caption

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'Nothing Feels Tangible': Virtual Is New Reality For Grads Starting New Jobs

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Twenty lawsuits have been combined into a unified federal legal action against short-form video app TikTok over allegedly harvesting data from users and secretly sending the information to China. Anjum Naveed/AP hide caption

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Class-Action Lawsuit Claims TikTok Steals Kids' Data And Sends It To China

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TikTok has been under fire in Washington. The Trump administration and some Democrats in Congress have been raising national security concerns about the Chinese-owned app. Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Alleged hackers under the names of Rolex#0373 and Kirk#5270 allegedly discuss the possibility of selling access to hacked Twitter accounts for up to $2,500. U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California hide caption

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Florida 17-Year-Old, 'Mastermind' Of Twitter Hack, And Two Others Face Charges

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Screenshot of video on Facebook showing an Egyptian sarcophagus with mummy inside for sale. According to the ATHAR Project, the video is from an area known for extensive antiquities looting. Facebook bans trade in antiquities and human remains, but relies on user reports to flag suspect items. This post, reported by ATHAR using the Facebook system, was not deemed to violate Facebook's standards. Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Facebook Has Moved To Ban Sales Of Looted Antiquities. Will It Make A Difference?

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An Amazon delivery truck is parked outside a warehouse in France on April 16. The online retail giant's revenues and profits soared in the second quarter. Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, speaks during a House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust on Capitol Hill. Mandel Ngan/AP hide caption

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4 Key Takeaways From Washington's Big Tech Hearing On 'Monopoly Power'

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An NPR investigation has identified unusual decisions around the process that lead to a Pittsburgh company winning a contract to gather COVID-19 data instead of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. smartboy10/Digital Vision Vectors/Getty Images hide caption

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Irregularities In COVID Reporting Contract Award Process Raise New Questions

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