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QAnon conspiracy kicked off Twitter as platform bans thousands of accounts

QAnon conspiracy kicked off Twitter as platform bans thousands of accounts

Enlarge / A cluster of Trump supporters, sporting Q-emblazoned T-shirts and the campaign's signature red MAGA hats, waiting in line to get into a rally in Tennessee in 2018. Twitter is removing thousands of accounts and tweets that support the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory from its platform, citing the movement as "coordinated harmful activity" that…
Domestic Abuse Can Escalate In Pandemic And Continue Even If You Get Away

Domestic Abuse Can Escalate In Pandemic And Continue Even If You...

The pandemic and its economic fallout have made it harder for those who experience domestic violence to escape their abuser, say crisis teams, but the National Domestic Violence Hotline is one place to get quick help. Text LOVEIS to 1-866-331-9474 if speaking by phone feels too risky. Roos Koole/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Roos…
Now’s the Time to Discuss Online Sexual Predators With Your Kids

Now’s the Time to Discuss Online Sexual Predators With Your Kids

Photo: ShutterstockDo you know what Zoom-bombing is? Neither did I—until about 2 minutes ago. My 15-year-old cousin was Zoom chatting with her high school basketball teammates. It was all hoops and happiness until—boom!—they were hacked by an unknown predator and his not-so-private parts. Obviously, the girls were pretty shocked by what they’d been exposed to.…
When Teens Abuse Parents, Shame and Secrecy Make It Hard to Seek Help

When Teens Abuse Parents, Shame and Secrecy Make It Hard to...

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Hokyoung Kim for NPR and KHN Hokyoung Kim for NPR and KHN Nothing Jenn and Jason learned in parenting class prepared them for the challenges they've faced raising a child prone to violent outbursts. The couple are parents to two siblings whom they first fostered as toddlers and later adopted. (NPR has agreed not to…
The increase of tech-worker advocacy

The increase of tech-worker advocacy

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Video by Chris Schodt, production by Justin Wolfson. In this episode of Ars Technica Live, we spoke with Leigh Honeywell, a security engineer who has worked at several large tech companies as well as the ACLU. She's been at the forefront of worker organizing in the tech industry, organizing protests against data-driven profiling and founding…
New Jersey Taps Marijuana For Opioid Abuse Not A Minute Prematurely

New Jersey Taps Marijuana For Opioid Abuse Not A Minute Prematurely

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In this Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 photograph, with a jug of used needles to exchange for new ones sitting nearby, Jim 'Woods' Ellis stands in an industrial area of Camden,N.J., as he describes using the drug naloxone to reverse another person's heroin overdose. (Credit: AP Photo/Mel Evans) This week, New Jersey became the latest state…
Mail battle suspect consistently threatened Democrats on Twitter

Mail battle suspect consistently threatened Democrats on Twitter

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Enlarge / The images accompanying a tweet authorities believe was sent by the recently alleged package bomber, Cesar Altieri Sayoc. Twitter Cesar Altieri Sayoc, the suspect in the nationwide bombing campaign against critics of President Trump, regularly took to Twitter to make thinly veiled death threats against other users and peppered some of the targets…
Adderall: Utilizes, Adverse Effects and Abuse

Adderall: Utilizes, Adverse Effects and Abuse

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Adderall is a prescription medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Adderall, a brand name, is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, which are central nervous system stimulants. Taking Adderall may help increase the ability to focus, pay attention and control behavior. The drug increases the activity of the brain chemicals…
USC Reaches $215 Million Settlement Over Gynecologist Abuse Accusations

USC Reaches $215 Million Settlement Over Gynecologist Abuse Accusations

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A former University of Southern California gynecologist has been accused of sexual harassment or abuse by hundreds of women. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption toggle caption Richard Vogel/AP A former University of Southern California gynecologist has been accused of sexual harassment or abuse by hundreds of women. Richard Vogel/AP Editor's note: This story describes graphic allegations…

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