Facebook Widens Ban on Political Ads as Alarm Rises Over Election

The open-ended ban on political advertising is especially significant, after Facebook resisted calls to remove the ads for months. Last month, the company had said it only would stop accepting new political ads in the week before Election Day, so existing political ads would continue circulating. New political ads could have resumed running after Election Day.

But Facebook lags other social media companies in banning political ads. Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s chief executive, banned all political ads from the service a year ago because, he said, they could rapidly spread misinformation and had “significant ramifications that today’s democratic infrastructure may not be prepared to handle.” Last month, Google said it, too, would ban all political and issue ads after Election Day.

Mr. Zuckerberg has said that ads give less well-known politicians the ability to promote themselves, and that eliminating those ads could hurt their chances at broadening their support base online.

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Vexing Space Station Air Leak Traced to Russian Module After False Alarm

The International Space Station.

The International Space Station.
Image: NASA

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station sprung to action late Monday night following concerns that a persistent air leak had grown in size. It turned out to be a false alarm, but during the event, the crew managed to trace the source of the leak to a Russian service module.

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and Roscosmos cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner were awakened by flight controllers late Monday and told to scour the Russian side of the International Space Station in an attempt to pinpoint the source of an air leak that appeared to be growing in size. Thankfully, the flight controllers were wrong, as they mistook a temporary temperature change aboard the ISS for a growing leak, according to NASA. The overall rate of the air leak, which was detected a year ago, is the same as it was before.

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Ring announces a security camera and alarm for your car

Ring knows that it’s conquered the world of home security, and now it’s setting its sights on protecting your car. The Amazon-owned company is launching a new Car Alarm which plugs into your vehicle’s OBD port, letting it push alerts to your phone should it detect intrusion. You can even hit a button on your phone to trigger a siren to deter any nefarious types from pinching your wheels.

A sensor is nothing without a camera, which is why Ring will also sell you a dashcam. The Car Cam will offer a Tesla-esque Sentry Mode, that lets you know of bumps and break-ins, with real-time alerts and footage. For wireless connectivity, you’ll need an LTE plan, but do so and you can see Alexa alerts all over the world. 

The Car Cam won’t simply keep watch over your car while it’s parked on your driveway, or on the side of

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