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Scientists said claims about China creating the coronavirus were misleading. They went viral anyway.

Scientists from Johns Hopkins, Columbia and other leading American universities moved with rare speed when a Chinese virologist, Li-Meng Yan, published an explosive paper in September claiming that China had created the deadly coronavirus in a research lab. The paper, the American scientists concluded, was deeply flawed. And a new online journal from MIT Press […]

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Apple loses copyright infringement claims against security startup Corellium

Transform 2021 Join us for the world’s leading event about accelerating enterprise transformation with AI and Data, for enterprise technology decision-makers, presented by the #1 publisher in AI and Data Learn More (Reuters) — A federal judge in Florida on Tuesday dismissed Apple’s copyright infringement claims against a Florida startup whose software helps security researchers […]

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Twin Galaxies attacks Billy Mitchell as a fraud in new legal claims

Enlarge / Twin Galaxies founder Walter Day (left) with Billy Mitchell. DoubleCakes / Vimeo Twin Galaxies is going on the offensive in its long-running legal and public relations battle with Billy Mitchell. In a cross-complaint filed last month, the video game score-tracking organization accuses Mitchell and Twin Galaxies founder Walter Day of a “decades-long pattern […]

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‘Stop the Steal’ supporters, restrained by Facebook, turn to Parler to peddle false election claims

The leader of a Facebook group demanding an election recount told members this weekend he was worried about a crackdown by the social media giant. “The bigger we get, the more nervous I’m getting,” the administrator of Nationwide Recount 2020 posted to the group’s hundreds of thousands of followers. “I do not want to lose […]