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Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram suffer worldwide outage

FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Facebook prematurely turned off safeguards designed to thwart misinformation and rabble…

Gov. Ivey Calls Special Session for Prisons

Governor Kay Ivey has announced the date for the Alabama legislature's special session to address prisons. In a letter sent to legislators on Friday, Governor Ivey says the special session will begin on Monday, September 27. Lawmakers will have the…

Opp City Schools to Require Masks

Opp City Schools has announced that it will require face masks in all schools and all school system facilities starting Monday, Aug. 23. This will be in effect for all students, staff and visitors.

Apple to scan U.S. phones for images of child abuse

Apple is planning to scan U.S. iPhones for images of child abuse, drawing applause from child protection groups but raising concern among some security researchers that the system could be misused by governments looking to surveil their citizens. The tool…

Oklahoma and Texas To Become Members of the SEC in 2025

The University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas will become the newest members of the Southeastern Conference in 2025. The SEC announced Friday morning that both universities' Boards of Regents officially accepted the invitations during their respective meetings. On…

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