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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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Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence To Study Elephant Calls

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House Antitrust Subcommittee Chair On The Testimony Of Big Tech CEOs

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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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Google Plans To Lay A New Trans-Atlantic Cable To Improve Internet Infrastructure

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4 Big Tech CEOs Testified Before House Panel's Anti-Trust Hearing

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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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NPR Shares Archival Tapes With 1st Mentions Of Apple, Google, Facebook And Amazon

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Former Facebook Employee On Big Tech CEOs Testifying Before Congress

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Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google CEOs Testify Before Congress

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TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer says Facebook is launching a copycat product to undermine the popular app. Mayer also announced TikTok would make its algorithmic code and content moderation decisions public. Manjunath Kiran/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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