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Jarrett J. Krosoczka was raised by his grandparents. The author and illustrator says he got a lot of practice telling stories as a kid "making up excuses for where my biological parents were.
In 2003, Paul Allen created an institute to figure out how the human brain works. That institute has already made contributions that may turn out to be part of his greatest legacy.
A report from ProPublica and Time Magazine documents rapes committed by an employee of More Than Me, a charity that had raised $8 million and earned praise for its work. We interview the co-author.
In an update on a recent security breach, Facebook says 30 million accounts were affected. For nearly half of those, hackers accessed users' searches, locations and other details.
The company says it discovered and patched the issue in March but did not immediately disclose it. There is no evidence, it said, that a third party was aware of the bug or misused profile data.
P.W. Singer and Emerson Brooking say social media has been manipulated to fuel popular uprisings and affect the course of military and political campaigns.
Facebook says a vulnerability allowed attackers to gain full access to some users' accounts; it's not yet clear whether any accounts were actually misused. The company says the problem has been fixed.
Two weeks ago, the European Commission approved new rules that will change how tech companies are required to deal with copyright infringement on their platforms. Unsurprisingly, it was controversial.