Rescuers find candies but can’t reach toddler trapped in Sp…

Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Jan. 14, 2019, 4:07 PM GMT / Updated 3:06 PM GMT By Laura Saravia, Elisha Fieldstadt and Rachel Elbaum Emergency workers frantically dug a tunnel Tuesday as they tried to rescue a toddler trapped down a deep, […]

The big cartels and the little bats

A University of Queensland-led group cannot gather venom from vampire bats for research because Mexican drug traffickers have moved into the area they do their field work. SO, WHAT’S UP WITH THE BATS? *They hunt for blood under the cover of darkness, usually with cows, horses, birds, pigs and sometimes even people in their sights. […]

Netanyahu says Israel’s ready for any election cyber-meddli…

Misinformation and malicious rumor-mongering are as ancient as elections themselves. But since allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential elections, which saw the hacking of Democratic Party emails and the use of Facebook to manipulate information, concerns about online interference in polls have taken center stage on a global scale. On the eve of French […]

The Marketer’s 2019 SEO Checklist

With an eventful 2018 behind us, there isn’t any time to sit back and take stock of everything that has changed in the world of SEO over the past 12 months. It’s already time to put your marketing strategies in place for the year ahead, remembering that what worked this time last year isn’t going […]

‘A Front’: NewsGuard ‘News Rating Agency’ Guided by US Spie…

A startup seeking to protect the public from a wide range of perspectives has launched a vendetta against nontraditional media outlets, alleging bias. But the firm has a slant of its own: its advisory board features a former intelligence agency boss and a former State Department official who called himself the US’ “chief propagandist” last […]

Search engine gives users option to conceal website visits

Many readers have written to rave about the search engine DuckDuckGo, because it promises privacy in Web searches. But we’ve learned that it’s only partially private. DuckDuckGo itself doesn’t track your movements, but you can still be “seen” by the websites you visit, for marketing purposes. An alternative is Startpage.com. Search for anything, and when […]