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09/16/2019

Dozens of anti-ICE protesters arrested at NYC Microsoft store New York City police said Saturday that 76 immigration policy protesters had been arrested at a demonstration outside Microsoft's flagship store in mi...
18:16, 09/15/2019

7 smartphone maintenance tips to get the best performance Newly unboxed, a smartphone runs like a dream. The device is fresh and spotless, and it has that “new phone” scent. But as time goes by, your phone lo...
14:16, 09/14/2019

How to check if your iPad has malware For some people, buying Apple products over any other brand is simply a preference. Sometimes it’s because devices like iPhones, iPads and Mac compute...
08:18, 09/14/2019

House Antitrust Panel Seeks Documents From 4 Big Tech Firms Lawmakers investigating Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google for possible antitrust violations on Friday sent the companies detailed requests for inform...
17:16, 09/13/2019

Facebook Expands the Reach of a Tool That Exposes Users to More Local News (SAN FRANCISCO) — Facebook is trying to coax “news deserts” into bloom with the second major expansion of a tool that exposes people...
15:18, 09/13/2019

YouTube’s PewDiePie pulls $50G pledge to Jewish anti-hate group after apparent backlash from fans Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg is pulling his $50,000 pledge to the Anti-Defamation League after his announcement apparently prompted a backlash from som...
09:50, 09/13/2019

California's facial recognition ban for police body cameras heads to governor's desk California could soon become the largest state to ban the use of facial recognition technology in law enforcement body cameras, a significant mileston...
09:50, 09/13/2019

Netanyahu denies writing message that caused Facebook to sanction his page's chatbot over hate speech Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has denied writing a message that caused Facebook to sanction his page for a violation of its hate speech po...
18:32, 09/12/2019

California’s Contractor Law Stirs Confusion Beyond the Gig Economy After state lawmakers voted to extend minimum-wage and other protections to independent contractors, Uber said it would not treat its drivers as emplo...
13:32, 09/12/2019

Majority of Americans trust police to use facial recognition responsibly A majority of Americans trust law enforcement agencies to use facial recognition technology responsibly and say it's okay to use the controversial too...
01:32, 09/12/2019

Australia's anti-encryption law is hurting press and personal privacy Many politicians are calling for anti-encryption laws. Australia has already implemented one, and it is damaging tech firms, user privacy and freedom ...
01:00, 09/12/2019

Facebook must come clean and hand over election campaign data After fake news and election manipulation scandals, Facebook promised to give researchers data on its political influence. They are still waiting, say...
01:00, 09/12/2019

Confusion and Defiance Follow California’s New Contractor Law Hours after state lawmakers voted to extend minimum-wage and other protections to independent contractors, Uber said it would not treat its drivers as...
00:32, 09/12/2019

Apple iPhone 11 camera cluster triggers some people’s 'fear of small holes' Apple unveiled its new iPhone 11 devices in a blaze of publicity Tuesday, although images of the phones’ new camera cluster are apparently sparking so...
21:16, 09/11/2019

Army develops new drone-killing technology They can form swarms of hundreds of mini, precision-guided explosives, overwhelm radar or simply blanket an area with targeting sensors. They can pain...
08:33, 09/11/2019

281 alleged email scammers arrested in global crackdown The Department of Justice announced Tuesday that 281 suspects had been arrested around the world in connection with email scams and wire transfer frau...
08:33, 09/11/2019

E.U. Leadership Shake Up: The Most Consequential, and Controversial, Things to Know The European Union has expanded the power of its controversial digital czar, and the new leader of the bloc’s executive arm is calling for an expanded...
00:17, 09/11/2019

How to Decide Between Apple’s New iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max Apple on Tuesday unveiled a trio of new iPhone models: The iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. The new iPhones came alongside a h...
23:32, 09/10/2019

Guilt-free online shopping is possible if we reinvent home delivery The boom in online retail has left our streets clogged with polluting delivery vans. We navigate the high-tech solutions that will distribute your par...
20:48, 09/10/2019

Navy revs up information warfare to stop enemy missiles, weapons If enemy cruise missiles, helicopter gunfire and even fighter-jet launched bombs close in on Navy surface ships at sea, service commanders could emplo...
04:32, 09/10/2019

Fake news on Instagram could cause big problems in 2020, report claims Instagram could become the new breeding groud for disinformation in the lead up to the 2020 election because bad actors are adapting their tactics for...
04:32, 09/10/2019

Dozens of Google employees were reportedly retaliated against for reporting harassment Dozens of Google employees claim that when they filed complaints about harassment with human resources, they were retaliated against, according to a n...
04:32, 09/10/2019

A Group of States Led by Texas is Expected to Target Google in a New Antitrust Probe (SAN FRANCISCO) — A group of states led by Texas is expected to announce an investigation into Google on Monday to examine whether the Silicon V...
12:32, 09/09/2019

10 clever things you never knew your iPad could do iPads are everywhere now. Workers carry them around offices. Patrons order food on iPads in restaurants. Entire stores have traded their cash register...
02:16, 09/09/2019

Beware of creepy 'SIM swap' fraud that lets hackers take over your phone and steal your money Experts have warned consumers to be on guard against “SIM swapping” when hackers move a victim’s phone number onto a mobile device that they control....
06:32, 09/07/2019

Apple disputes Google's iPhone hack claim, says report 'creates false impression' Apple has taken issue with a report from Google's Project Zero security team that said hackers spent at least two years targeting iPhones “en masse,” ...
06:32, 09/07/2019

DMVs are selling your data and making millions, documents reportedly reveal Motor vehicle departments around the United States are taking drivers' personal information and selling it to a range of businesses, including private...
06:32, 09/07/2019

Apple had Siri deflect questions about #MeToo and feminism, leaked papers reveal An Apple project to rewrite how the Siri voice assistant handles sensitive topics like feminism and the #MeToo movement told developers to either not ...
06:32, 09/07/2019

When the A.I. Professor Leaves, Students Suffer, Study Says After losing top professors, college students are less likely to create artificial intelligence start-ups and get less venture funding, the research s...
02:48, 09/07/2019

State Attorneys General Launch Investigations of Facebook and Google (NEW YORK) — Two bipartisan groups of state attorneys general are launching separate antitrust investigations into Facebook and Google, adding t...
18:32, 09/06/2019

Facebook Faces Antitrust Investigation by State Attorneys General Regulators in eight states and the District of Columbia are moving forward with an antitrust investigation into Facebook, New York’s attorney general ...
18:32, 09/06/2019

Facebook targeted in antitrust probe led by New York Attorney General New York Attorney General Letitia James is leading a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general in an antitrust investigation into Facebook for alleged...
17:32, 09/06/2019

NASA discovers mysterious green light that quickly disappeared NASA has spotted something mysterious in deep space that it can't quite explain — bright flashes of green and blue spots that appeared and disappeared...
17:32, 09/06/2019

Activists demand facial recognition ban for law enforcement in major new push A coalition of activist groups representing more than 15 million combined members is pushing for a federal ban on law enforcement's use of facial reco...
23:16, 09/05/2019

Navy enhances small boat attack defenses Should swarms of armed small boats seek to surround, overwhelm and confuse large Navy ships in a coordinated barrage of attacks, surface ship radar co...
23:16, 09/05/2019

How to make a remote-controlled pest-proof bird feeder The first part of a two-stage project to make a bird feeder that you can open and close at will, keeping out unwanted guests and letting birds eat in ...
21:32, 09/05/2019

WeWork Parent Considers Reducing Valuation Before I.P.O. In a sign that investors are growing wary of fast-growing, money-losing start-ups, the We Company may offer shares at a significant discount to its va...
18:32, 09/05/2019

YouTube to pay massive $170M fine as it settles claims it violated children's privacy laws Google-owned YouTube has settled with the Federal Trade Commission and the New York Attorney General, offering to pay a fine of $170 million on allega...
21:48, 09/04/2019

Privacy fears swirl around app that turns people into 'movie stars' Zao, a Chinese app that uses ‘deepfake’ technology to let users superimpose themselves onto the faces of movie and TV stars has sparked a privacy back...
21:48, 09/04/2019

Green Beret recounts escaping death in Taliban ambush A distant, flashing image of blue sky, rolling mountains and snowy rivers visited itself upon an injured soldier having narrowly escaped death in a vi...
21:48, 09/04/2019

How a Soviet space station became a symbol of space cooperation Many disasters befell the space station Mir, not least the collapse of the state that built it – but it showed how nations could come and work togethe...
21:16, 09/04/2019

Global shipping needs to clean up its act now – here’s how to do it Bertrand Piccard co-piloted the first round-the-world solar-powered flight. Now he’s aiming to green one of the world’s dirtiest, yet most crucial ind...
21:16, 09/04/2019

UK court backs police use of face recognition, but fight isn't over A UK court has ruled that a police force's use of facial recognition technology was lawful. But whether the tech should be used needs greater scrutiny...
21:16, 09/04/2019

AI facial recognition software now works for wild chimpanzees too Artificial intelligence can recognise individual chimpanzees from their faces, giving researchers a quicker and cheaper way to track and study the ape...
21:16, 09/04/2019

Police Use of Facial Recognition Is Accepted by British Court In a closely watched case, a judge ruled that live facial recognition does not violate privacy rights. There has been little legal precedent about its...
20:48, 09/04/2019

A Breakthrough for A.I. Technology: Passing an 8th-Grade Science Test Researchers at the Allen Institute have hit an artificial-intelligence milestone: a machine that is ready for high school science. Maybe even college....
20:48, 09/04/2019

Google Is Fined $170 Million for Violating Children’s Privacy on YouTube As part of a settlement, YouTube said it would also institute new privacy measures on children’s videos. Critics said the changes did not go far enoug...
20:48, 09/04/2019

Soldiers may 'wear' unhackable computers into combat The age is fast emerging wherein forward-operating soldier sensors, weapons and networking technologies will all rely upon secure computing to perform...
14:48, 09/04/2019

YouTube removed 17,000 channels, 500 million comments under new hateful conduct policy YouTube has removed more than 17,000 channels and 100,000 videos, along with at least 500 million comments, since the company announced a broad crackd...
14:48, 09/04/2019

Google targeted in new antitrust probe by state attorneys general More than half of America's state attorneys general are set to announce a new probe into Google over possible antitrust violations in a huge escalatio...
14:48, 09/04/2019

Facebook says Homeland Security can't make fake accounts Facebook said on Tuesday that it would be against its rules for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to create fake profiles to monitor the social...
14:48, 09/04/2019

SpaceX satellite near miss shows need for rules of the road in space Two satellites have almost collided in space. With the number of satellites set to increase 10 fold before long, we desperately need better orbital na...
14:48, 09/04/2019

The surprising future of driving: cars that spy on your every move All cars could soon be equipped with driving-assistance technology that closely monitors our driving. It could save thousands of lives – if we use it ...
14:48, 09/04/2019

Huawei Says, Without Evidence, That U.S. Pressured Its Employees The Chinese technology giant said the American government had used harassment, entrapment and cyberattacks to disrupt its operations in recent months....
18:32, 09/03/2019

Satellite image captures a hyperconnected English Channel at work Will this satellite image of a crowded, connected, English Channel with busy shipping routes, grids of wind farms and scuttling ferries change in futu...
13:00, 09/03/2019

Life in an Internet Shutdown: Crossing Borders for Email and Contraband SIM Cards Internet shutdowns have become one of the defining tools of government repression in the 21st century — but citizens bear the cost at work and at home...
04:48, 09/03/2019

Governments Shut Down the Internet to Stifle Critics. Citizens Pay the Price. Internet shutdowns have become one of the defining tools of government repression in the 21st century — but citizens bear the cost at work and at home...
14:00, 09/02/2019

China social media censorship: how does it work? In China, posting banned words on social media can get you in trouble with the authorities. Chinese writer Karoline Kan explains how people try to get...
10:00, 09/02/2019

From driverless cars to AI bridges, are we giving up too much control? The cars will be beautiful in a future where AIs are in control and even build instant bridges, but a new exhibition at London's Science Museum asks w...
11:48, 09/01/2019

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Twitter Account Has Been Hacked (SAN FRANCISCO) — Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s account has gotten hacked, and whoever broke in sent racist and vulgar tweets to his 4.2 milli...
04:48, 08/31/2019

iPhone hack attack: Google says hackers placed 'monitoring implants' in iPhones Google security researchers say that hackers spent at least two years targeting iPhones “en masse” and placing “monitoring implants” on Apple's smartp...
03:48, 08/31/2019

Uncle Sam wants hackers to help it bolster US national security The annual "hacker" conference known as DEF CON has been a target for undercover domestic intelligence agencies, and even foreign spies allegedly posi...
03:48, 08/31/2019

Army sets sights on new air-dropped fast-attack vehicle If a large mechanized unit of armored ground forces were “closing” with an enemy amid heavy artillery and cannon fire - but did not have overhead airc...
03:48, 08/31/2019

90-year-old inventor of the ATM celebrates its 50th birthday, admits wife has never used one It was a cool Friday afternoon in 1968 and businessman Donald Wetzel needed money to travel before the end of the weekend. The then-40-year-old examin...
03:48, 08/31/2019

Grand jury indicts 8 Netflix wannabes who claimed to have more content than Netflix, Hulu Eight people were charged by a federal grand jury with running two large-scale, illegal TV and movie streaming services, the Department of Justice sai...
03:48, 08/31/2019

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's own account was hacked, used to post vulgar messages Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appears to have been hacked on his own platform as his account posted several offensive tweets -- all of which were deleted wi...
03:48, 08/31/2019

Google legal chief David Drummond accused of romances with subordinates in defiance of rules Google Chief Legal Officer David Drummond regularly ignored the company's policy against office romances with subordinates, a scathing new blog post a...
03:48, 08/31/2019

Group slams Facebook and fact-checker, threatens lawsuit over ‘false’ rating of abortion claim Pro-life group Live Action is considering its legal options after one of the group's key statements was labeled “false” by a fact checking organizatio...
03:48, 08/31/2019

Amazon's Ring gave police statistics about users who refused law enforcement requests Ring, the home security company owned by Amazon, tracked how users responded to law enforcement requests for surveillance footage captured by Ring dev...
03:48, 08/31/2019

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Is the Perfect Phone for Writers, Note-Takers and Scribblers In Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10+, the larger brother of the new Galaxy Note 10, you’ll find the logical follow-up to Samsung’s previous ...
21:48, 08/30/2019

Google Researchers Found an Extremely Nasty iPhone Security Flaw On the same day Apple revealed the date for its latest iPhone event, Google’s privacy team said it had discovered a two-year long vulnerability ...
17:16, 08/30/2019

Secretive US government agency needs 'underground lair' by Friday A U.S. government agency that birthed the network which became the Internet, and has explored a host high-tech projects including neural implants for ...
09:16, 08/30/2019

Classroom field trips via VR become a national trend It’s back-to-school season and students could be taking field trips to places like the Grand Canyon, ancient Rome, inside a human brain, underwater, o...
09:16, 08/30/2019

Air Force and DARPA prepare to shoot new hypersonic weapon Pentagon and industry developers are now testing a new series of hypersonic weapons prototypes as part of a large-scale effort to fast-track the weapo...
21:48, 08/29/2019

Apple Is Making it Easier to Get Your iPhone Fixed — But There’s a Catch (NEW YORK) — There may soon be more places to get an Apple-sanctioned fix for a cracked iPhone screen. Apple said Thursday that it will sell too...
19:16, 08/29/2019

Organoids Are Not Brains. How Are They Making Brain Waves? Clusters of living brain cells are teaching scientists about diseases like autism. With a new finding, some experts wonder if these organoids may beco...
18:48, 08/29/2019

Palantir's work with ICE prompts LGBTQ tech conference to disinvite it Software company Palantir has been disinvited from a major LGBTQ tech conference because of public objection to its work with Immigration and Customs ...
03:48, 08/29/2019

Apple tightens privacy rules on listening to Siri recordings SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is apologizing for allowing outsiders to listen to snippets of people's recorded conversations with its digital assistant S...
03:48, 08/29/2019

Doorbell-cam company Ring partners with 405 police agencies across US to share footage, fight crime Amazon's doorbell-camera company Ring has partnered with more than 400 law enforcement agencies across the country to give them potential access to vi...
03:48, 08/29/2019

The Emoji Mashup Bot Is Creating Fun, Weird, and Useful New Emoji. Meet the 18-Year-Old Developer Behind It Ever tired but failed to find an emoji to describe that certain je ne sais quoi while you’re texting a friend? Wish you could take the best of t...
22:16, 08/28/2019

French Police Team Destroys Virus That Hit Nearly 1 Million Computers A police team in France has destroyed a computer hacking network that affected more than 850,000 computers around the world. Following a tip, the Fren...
17:16, 08/28/2019

Former Star Google and Uber Engineer Charged With Theft of Trade Secrets Anthony Levandowski, one of Silicon Valley’s foremost technologists on autonomous cars, was charged with theft and attempted theft of trade secrets fr...
03:16, 08/28/2019

Ex-Google Engineer Charged With Stealing Self-Driving Car Secrets SAN JOSE, Calif. — A former Google engineer was charged Tuesday with stealing closely guarded secrets that he later sold to Uber as the ride-hai...
20:48, 08/27/2019

US eyes ransomware threat to voter databases prior to 2020 election The U.S. government is ramping up its efforts to protect voter registration databases from ransomware attacks in the run-up to the 2020 presidential e...
19:16, 08/27/2019

Pentagon drafts plans to combat hypersonic weapons attacks They unleash destruction traveling at five times the speed of sound. They maneuver with computerized precision while descending back into the earth’s ...
19:16, 08/27/2019

The Baroness Fighting to Protect Children Online Baroness Kidron says tech giants exert too much leverage over young users and has pushed laws to change that. “It’s little Timmy in his bedroom versus...
18:48, 08/27/2019

Rare Steve Jobs autographed 'Toy Story' poster up for auction A rare "Toy Story" poster signed by Pixar and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is slated to go up for auction this week and it could fetch a princely sum....
17:16, 08/27/2019

Bubbles show their iridescent beauty as light journeys through The beautiful iridescence of bubbles is captured in this image – shortlisted for a prize – as light reflects and refracts as it passes through bubble ...
11:16, 08/27/2019

A smartphone app can detect tiny amounts of norovirus in water A device consisting of a smartphone and an attachable microscope can detect minuscule amounts of norovirus, which may help identify its spread earlier...
11:16, 08/27/2019

Beware Medicare scammers, warns FCC chief The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is out with a new warning for the elderly. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai in an interview with Fox News on Monday s...
09:48, 08/27/2019

Diver finds GoPro containing last glimpse of man who drowned in 2017, returns 'priceless' footage to his kin A diver was intrigued to find a sunken GoPro near a Tennessee waterfall. But when he accessed the footage on the device, he realized that he had a “pr...
01:48, 08/27/2019

Google cracks down on political speech among its workforce Google is cracking down on political speech at work amid a widespread backlash from politicians, activist groups and its own employees over a host of ...
01:48, 08/27/2019

Amazon slammed over product safety issues Amazon could be committing "widespread deception" by selling thousands of products without any warnings despite goods having been deemed unsafe, accor...
01:48, 08/27/2019

Lawsuit Over Computer Chips Invokes Trade War With China Globalfoundries has accused T.S.M.C., a competitor in Taiwan, of infringing on 16 patents in a suit that could also affect companies like Apple and Go...
00:16, 08/27/2019

Want to Take Better Smartphone Photos? Try These 10 Tips From Pro Photographers Smartphone cameras have only gotten more phenomenal in the past three years, with companies beefing up photo resolution, adding more lenses, and integ...
21:48, 08/26/2019

US tech industry sees growing wave of employee activism Despite six-figure salaries and unlimited vacation time, many tech workers are questioning the effects of their work and joining forces with their mor...
23:48, 08/25/2019

6 clever ways to end robotext spam messages before it’s too late If you thought robocalls were annoying, get ready. Spammy text messages promising free gift cards, low credit card interest rates, debt relief service...
18:00, 08/24/2019

Qualcomm Wins Reprieve in F.T.C. Antitrust Case With Appeals Court Ruling A federal appeals court ruled that the chip maker did not have to modify key business practices while the court reviews a lower-court ruling against t...
05:00, 08/24/2019

Inside China's attempt to boost crop yields with electric fields In greenhouses across China, scientists are exposing lettuces and cucumbers to powerful electric fields in an attempt to make them grow faster. Can el...
00:00, 08/24/2019

Meet the AI Robots Helping Take Care of Elderly Patients Robots powered by artificial intelligence have been popping up in hotels, airports and shopping malls. Now, they’re showing up at assisted livin...
20:00, 08/23/2019

Army sets sights on lasers for infantry troops U.S. Army Infantry units fight door-to-door in Close-Quarter-Combat in high-threat urban environments, advance through wooded, rocky terrain to maneuv...
12:48, 08/23/2019

Google removes 210 YouTube channels in Hong Kong misinformation crackdown Google said Thursday that it had shut down 210 YouTube channels after the company learned they were tied to misinformation about the pro-democracy pro...
12:48, 08/23/2019

Danny Cohen, Who Helped Set the Stage for a Digital Era, Dies at 81 A computer scientist who devised the first flight simulator and paved the way for internet voice calls, cloud computing and online dating. (He married...
22:48, 08/22/2019

Mind meld: Artificial intelligence is improving the way humans think When AIs and humans work together they discover superior solutions to the world’s problems that would elude either working alone. Together, they will ...
22:16, 08/22/2019

Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins Reveals His Top Tips for Video Game Domination It’s time to Get Good with Tyler Blevins, a.k.a. Ninja, one of the most famous and highest-paid e-sports athletes around. That’s the title...
17:16, 08/22/2019

Apple Is Planning New iPhones, iPads and MacBooks This Year. Here’s What to Know Apple is readying a clutch of new hardware for the coming weeks and months, including “Pro” iPhones, upgrades to iPads and its largest lap...
17:16, 08/22/2019

Fake news can lead to false memories, new study claims Voters could form false memories after seeing fabricated news stories if those articles align with their existing political beliefs, according to newl...
04:16, 08/22/2019

YouTube pressured to kick Chinese state media ads off platform over misinformation YouTube users are pressuring the video platform to take down advertisements for China Central Television (CCTV), a state media channel accused of spre...
23:48, 08/21/2019

F-35 set for laser boost Fighter Jet laser weapons are on the fast track, expected to bring new air attack options to “burn holes” through enemy targets at the speed of light....
23:48, 08/21/2019

YouTube has become such a garbage fire it is time to dump it for good To make the internet a better place we could start by switching off the world’s biggest video sharing site amid claims its algorithms magnify fringe v...
23:16, 08/21/2019

2 Prominent Academics to Cut Ties to M.I.T. Media Lab Over Epstein Link The academics, Ethan Zuckerman and J. Nathan Matias, said they were protesting the institute’s connection to the financier, who was facing sex-crime c...
20:16, 08/21/2019

How To Make Your Phone’s Battery Last Longer You’ve probably noticed your phone’s battery life decreasing over time. It’s not just in your head — as batteries age, they gr...
18:16, 08/21/2019

Facebook Is Rolling out a Tool to Limit Data Gathering SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet — or at least on Facebook. Facebook is launc...
17:16, 08/21/2019

7 back-to-school gadgets to help you focus When school starts, it still feels like summer. These gadgets will combat the transition back to full-day classes in high school or college when the w...
10:48, 08/21/2019

Facebook's anti-conservative bias audit sparks backlash A Facebook audit which found the company needs to do "significant work" to satisfy the concerns of conservatives has prompted a backlash from conserva...
10:48, 08/21/2019

Amazon's Ring barred police from using 'surveillance' to describe its products Amazon's home security company Ring deleted the term "surveillance" from a statement that law enforcement officials gave to local news outlets, public...
10:48, 08/21/2019

FogCam Is Signing Off in San Francisco Long before streaming video, it captured images of campus life every 20 seconds. The quirky project, believed to be the longest-running public webcam,...
23:48, 08/20/2019

Facebook, Twitter accuse China of disinformation campaign against Hong Kong protesters Twitter and Facebook together suspended hundreds of accounts that were tied to a Chinese disinformation campaign that targeted pro-democracy protester...
03:00, 08/20/2019

Ransomware attack cripples at least 20 local Texas agencies, state government says At least 20 local government entities across Texas have been taken hostage by a coordinated ransomware attack, the Texas Department of Information Res...
00:32, 08/20/2019

6 signs your phone has stalkerware (and what to do about it) Of all the “wares” out there, “stalkerware” is one of the most frightening. There’s nothing fun about malware or ransomware, and these can leave you f...
00:32, 08/20/2019

7 back-to-school gadgets for an epic college dorm room College starts up for students this month, which means only one thing: it’s time to plan out the ultimate dorm room. For those who want the latest and...
00:32, 08/20/2019

The Pentagon’s cruise missile test will open up new strike possibilities for the US military The Pentagon has shot off a developing land-fired cruise missile in a successful test of an emerging weapons system able to hit long-range targets fro...
00:32, 08/20/2019

H.D.R. Is Coming to a TV Near You. Here’s Why You Should Care. If you’re shopping for a new TV, a new acronym should be on your radar: H.D.R., or High Dynamic Range. Soon it’ll be everywhere, but here’s why it’s w...
19:32, 08/19/2019

To Power A.I., Start-Up Creates a Giant Computer Chip The chip could improve how quickly artificial intelligence systems can learn tasks. But its complexity and size (as big as a plate) could be a challen...
17:32, 08/19/2019

Google employee describes 'burden of being black' at tech giant in memo: report A departing Google employee has described the “the burden of being black” at the tech giant in an internal memo that alleges racist and insensitive be...
21:00, 08/16/2019

Increased screen time can cause development problems in kids, experts warn Dr. Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra, a well-known child development expert, tells Fox News there has been a 28 percent increase in psychiatric emergency dep...
21:00, 08/16/2019

Navy sets sights on new submarine weapons The Navy has begun building new weapons to massively increase attack options for its Virginia-class attack submarine, a move that is expected to chang...
21:00, 08/16/2019

Philadelphia shootout: No evidence that suspect live-streamed gun battle with cops, police say The Philadelphia Police Department has not yet found any evidence that the suspected gunman who wounded six police officers during an hourslong stando...
12:32, 08/16/2019

Warren won't support Sanders’ Washington Post-Amazon bias claims Sen. Elizabeth Warren won't support Sen. Bernie Sanders' recent claim that The Washington Post is biased against him because of his criticism of Amazo...
12:32, 08/16/2019

Instagram Will Enable Users to Flag Posts They Think Are Fake Instagram users in the U.S. will soon be able to report content they deem to be fake as the Facebook-owned app joins the fight against online misinfor...
09:32, 08/16/2019

Philadelphia shootout: Suspect live-streamed gun battle with cops that left 6 officers wounded, report says The suspected gunman who wounded six police officers in Philadelphia during an hourslong standoff was live-streaming the gun battle, according to FOX ...
19:00, 08/15/2019

Over 1 million fingerprints leaked at one of world’s biggest biometric firms, researchers say Researchers at a cybersecurity firm said fingerprint and facial recognition data was exposed at a major biometric company, saying the potential for “f...
19:00, 08/15/2019

Army details future 'tactical' war network If a forward-operating Army Reconnaissance unit consisting of dismounted soldiers, tactical vehicles and hand-held drones were separated from a larger...
19:00, 08/15/2019

Conspiracy Theories Can Have Dangerous Consequences. Here’s Why Experts Say We Can No Longer Ignore Them Conspiracy theories, both powerful and enduring, can wreak havoc on society. In recent years, fringe ideas prompted a gunman to storm a Washington, D....
18:00, 08/15/2019

Hundreds of Google employees say they won't be 'complicit' in cloud computing work with Customs and Border Protection More than 590 Google employees are refusing to "be complicit" in any potential cloud computing work the tech giant might do for U.S. Customs and Borde...
05:00, 08/15/2019

WeWork Takes Key Step Toward I.P.O., Citing Heady Growth and Huge Losses A public offering by the firm, which leases shared office space, will be a major test of investors’ appetite for fast-growing but unprofitable start-u...
21:00, 08/14/2019

Fracking boom could explain the puzzling rise in global methane levels The shale gas boom could be to blame for rising methane in the atmosphere. If the trend continues, it could put our climate goals in greater jeopardy...
17:00, 08/14/2019

LG smart refrigerator used for tweeting by teen whose mom banned electronics A teenager who claims her mother took her electronics away seemingly resorted to what might be the last imaginable place to tweet from: a refrigerator...
14:32, 08/14/2019

The US Army is developing AI missiles that find their own targets The US army wants to build smart missiles that will use AI to select their targets, raising concerns that the technology will be a form of lethal auto...
13:32, 08/14/2019

Scary deepfake video shows Bill Hader morphing into Tom Cruise A terrifying new deepfake viral video shows Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader doing an impression of Tom Cruise, with the video showing Hader's face...
08:48, 08/14/2019

F-35 preps for weapons upgrade by dropping new bombs The F-35 will again fire its 25mm gun and air-drop several new laser-guided bombs to prepare stealth 5th-Gen fighter for future high tech warfare by i...
08:48, 08/14/2019

Amazon's Choice under fire amid widespread fraud in recommendations A group of senators are demanding that Amazon explain how it comes up with its well-known "Amazon Choice" label, a mark of distinction that earns cert...
08:48, 08/14/2019

FTC chief willing to break up Big Tech The head of the Federal Trade Commission said he's prepared to break up tech companies by undoing past mergers as the agency probes whether the firms ...
08:48, 08/14/2019

Lack of sleep is more of a problem for teen girls than social media Parents shouldn’t worry about how much time teens are spending on social media as long as they are getting plenty of sleep and exercise and aren’t bei...
06:32, 08/14/2019

Facebook Paid Contractors to Transcribe Audio of Its Users’ Conversations Facebook Inc. has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services, according to people with knowle...
04:32, 08/14/2019

The hardest thing about robots? Teaching them to cope with us Humans are spectacularly weird and unpredictable. Computer scientist Anca Dragan is working on helpful robots that understand how we get things wrong...
23:32, 08/13/2019

Army sets sights on new fuel cell technology When dismounted U.S. Army infantry are attacking fortified enemy positions, taking hostile fire and moving quickly to find the best points for continu...
23:16, 08/12/2019

Amazon devices are being built illegally by children working 'grueling' shifts, documents reveal Chinese schoolchildren are producing Amazon's Alexa and Echo devices in grueling shifts in order to meet certain production goals, according to a new ...
23:16, 08/12/2019

#JewsAgainstICE protest Amazon's role in 'profiting off cruelty,' dozens arrested Dozens of members of Jewish community groups protesting Amazon's cloud computing contracts and other work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement wer...
23:16, 08/12/2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood Review: Grab a Pal and Fight Some Nazis I overextended myself, something I tend to do in these kinds of games. My friend and I had a simple mission: traverse a zeppelin and take down a Nazi ...
20:00, 08/12/2019

One of the Best Indie Video Games of 2015 Is Back As a Deluxe Edition What happens to us when we die? In the world of Gravity Ghosts, an indie platformer from developer Ivy Games, spirits ascend to a celestial realm wher...
20:00, 08/12/2019

How to build your own intruder alarm with basic electronics Worried about unwanted visitors in your garden? Here's how to build a simple alarm system with basic electronics, a plastic folder, kitchen foil and a...
03:48, 08/10/2019

Outshining fossil fuel: Your guide to the revolution in solar energy Solar power is getting so cheap it is overtaking fossil fuels – and that’s without next-generation photovoltaic technology and artificial photosynthes...
03:48, 08/10/2019

‘I Have Never Felt the Need to Enact Any Kind of Violence.’ Pro Gamers Say Guns, Not Games, Are to Blame for Shootings After Mike Rufail graduated from college in 2001, he turned to video games as a cheaper alternative to nights out, buying an Xbox 360 paired with popu...
01:48, 08/10/2019

Samaritan: Revolutionary app lets users directly donate to and interact with the homeless in their neighborhoods In November of 2015, Jonathan Kumar stood on a street corner in Seattle and watched wincingly as a man begged. It was that one encounter that spurred ...
21:16, 08/09/2019

This High-Tech Solution to Disaster Response May Be Too Good to Be True Major cities are turning to a Silicon Valley start-up to help save lives in an emergency. But some fear its promise has been dangerously exaggerated....
18:48, 08/09/2019

Self-repairing robots that sense and fix damage developed by scientists The much heralded robot apocalypse -- which may be many years, or decades, away -- is predicated on the notion that robots will eventually be able to ...
06:48, 08/09/2019

Facebook loses facial-recognition privacy appeal and could pay billions in fines Facebook lost a federal appeal on Thursday in a lawsuit over facial-recognition data. That could lead to the company paying massive fines over its pri...
06:48, 08/09/2019

Markiplier’s Work Diary: ‘I Find a Game and I Play It. Not Much to It.’ He’s being modest. (Maybe?) The YouTube streamer — who made a reported $17.5 million last year — has created videos that have been watched 11 billion ...
23:16, 08/08/2019

How US sub-hunting planes track Chinese submarines The increasingly global reach of Chinese nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines, armed with JL-2 weapons reportedly able to hit parts of the US, c...
20:48, 08/08/2019

Microsoft contractors are listening to your intimate conversations on Skype calls: report Contractors working for Microsoft are listening to personal, intimate conversations of Skype users via the app's translation service, according to a n...
20:48, 08/08/2019

Here’s How to Free Up Space On Your iPhone When you get a new iPhone, you almost never think about how much space you’re using. Go ahead and pile up those movies, music and apps. Never de...
17:16, 08/08/2019

GOP senators demand answers from Google over the tech giant’s 'smart speaker relationship' with Huawei Republican Senators Marco Rubio, Josh Hawley and Tom Cotton have sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai seeking answers about the Silicon Valley he...
14:48, 08/08/2019

Elizabeth Warren calls for $85 billion public broadband investment Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren unveiled a plan to invest $85 billion in publicly owned and operated broadband networks to expand i...
14:48, 08/08/2019

Why genetically modified 'golden rice' failed to conquer the world 20 years ago, genetically engineered rice with its increased nutritional content seemed a sure-fire win – but that reckoned without implacable critics...
21:16, 08/07/2019

Why Video Game Creators Are Skipping the Bloodshed and Making ‘Pacifist Games’ Instead A deer and a fawn are lost far from home, with no idea where they are or how they can get back to the woods. With the help of glowing antlers, curiosi...
04:16, 08/07/2019

Google's history of clashing with conservatives A former Google engineer who claims he was fired for his conservative beliefs isn't the first person to claim the Silicon Valley giant's office cultur...
02:48, 08/07/2019

No link between video games and violence, studies say NEW YORK (AP) — Do video games trigger violent behavior? Scientific studies have found no link. But the persistent theory is back in the headlines fol...
02:48, 08/07/2019

Horrific footage of Christchurch mosque shooting surfaces on YouTube and Instagram Almost five months after 51 people were massacred at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, sick footage of the killings surfaced on YouTube and In...
02:48, 08/07/2019

F-35C may get massive firepower boost As the F-35C becomes officially deemed “operational” and “ready for war," the Navy is adding weapons, sensors and software to the aircraft to expand i...
02:48, 08/07/2019

Facebook fails to stop flood of fake reviews, investigative body says Facebook stands accused of not doing enough to stem the sale of fake reviews through its platform, more than one month after being told to fix the pro...
02:48, 08/07/2019

Why Banning 8chan Was So Hard for Cloudflare: ‘No One Should Have That Power’ In a pair of interviews, Cloudflare's chief executive was torn about the decision. On one hand, 8chan was clearly reprehensible. But banning the site ...
12:16, 08/06/2019

What Is 8chan, and How Is It Related to This Weekend’s Shootings? Here’s What to Know While speaking about this weekend’s pair of mass shootings, President Donald Trump on Monday referenced one of the shooter’s online activi...
00:48, 08/06/2019

‘It Is Absurd.’ Data Breaches Show it’s Time to Rethink How We Use Social Security Numbers, Experts Say Justin Rice is sick of being on the phone. After having his family’s personal information exposed after the 2017 Equifax breach, Rice had to can...
00:48, 08/06/2019

Most people would rather lose their job to a robot than another human Most people would prefer a robot to take their job if they had to lose it, but they would prefer to see another human step in if a co-worker was going...
20:16, 08/05/2019

Cloudflare Chief Explains Decision to Shut Down 8Chan, Despite Reservations In a pair of interviews, Cloudflare's chief executive was torn about the decision. On one hand, 8chan was clearly reprehensible. But banning the site ...
16:48, 08/05/2019

French inventor successfully soars over English Channel on hoverboard The French inventor of the jet-powered hoverboard soared over the English Channel despite wind gusts Sunday, becoming the first to cross the channel i...
16:16, 08/05/2019

Google-owned artificial intelligence can predict acute kidney injury before doctors Researchers at Google's DeepMind Health say that have developed an AI that is capable of spotting symptoms of acute kidney injury (AKI) 48 hours befor...
16:16, 08/05/2019

FTC probes Amazon deal that booted Apple refurbishers Amazon's deal to sell official Apple products is facing a possible Federal Trade Commission investigation because the same deal also booted many third...
16:16, 08/05/2019

El Paso shooting: 8chan offline after internet company Cloudflare pulls support for 'cesspool of hate' online forum Controversial online forum 8chan is offline after internet services company Cloudflare pulled its support for the site in the wake of the horrific El ...
16:16, 08/05/2019

Neuroscientist Ed Boyden is decoding the brain with the power of light Understanding the workings of our minds is one of science's greatest challenges. With the help of flashing lights and materials used in diapers, we co...
13:48, 08/05/2019

4 secret Netflix hacks and 1 bonus tip you'll wish you knew sooner Netflix isn’t exactly new anymore. The company started with mail-order DVDs, you may recall, before it revolutionized streaming video. Netflix has a l...
18:16, 08/03/2019

Facebook Is Rebranding Instagram As ‘Instagram From Facebook’ in a Surprising and Controversial Move Facebook plans to attach its name to Instagram and WhatsApp, branding them “Instagram from Facebook” and “WhatsApp from Facebook.&rd...
15:48, 08/03/2019

How to suck water from desert air and quench the planet's thirst The global water supply is limited, and shortages will affect over 1.8 billion people by 2025. Fortunately, we've discovered a way to pull water from ...
03:48, 08/03/2019

Apple ends practice of Siri contractors listening in on users Apple has halted its practice of having human contractors listen to users' Siri recordings to "grade" them, following an invesitgative report on the i...
20:16, 08/02/2019

New missile defense tech destroys incoming nukes faster If a nuclear-armed enemy Intercontinental Ballistic Missile were speeding its way through space towards a heavily populated U.S. target, commanders in...
19:48, 08/02/2019

Amazon drivers part of major theft ring, FBI says A theft ring in Washington state sold millions of dollars’ worth of stolen goods on Amazon.com in the past six years, and a pair of contract Amazon de...
08:16, 08/02/2019

Ninja, a Fortnite Star, Leaps From Twitch to Mixer Tyler Blevins, 28, the multimillionaire gamer known as Ninja, says he has a deal to stream exclusively at the Microsoft service. He’s quitting Twitch,...
06:16, 08/02/2019

Army refines wargames for multi-domain combat If land-based precision artillery, maneuvering Air Force fighter jets and Navy destroyers were all able to seamlessly share sensitive targeting inform...
23:48, 08/01/2019

'Storm Area 51' craze continues as 2M people pledge to raid secret gov't military base The "Storm Area 51 event" event that went viral last month as people pledged to crash the secret military base in an attempt to "see them aliens" has ...
23:48, 08/01/2019

Republican engineer fired by Google slams tech giant over alleged 'bullying' of conservatives: report A former Google engineer claims that he was blacklisted, bullied and ultimately fired by the tech giant all because of his conservative beliefs, The W...
18:48, 08/01/2019

Suspect in Capital One breach threatened to 'shoot up' California social media company, feds say Prosecutors say the Seattle software engineer arrested over the hacking of Capital One repeatedly boasted about the hack and has threatened to “shoot ...
12:48, 08/01/2019

Popular YouTube Star Known as ‘King of Random’ Dies in Paragliding Accident at 38 (SALT LAKE CITY) — The creator of the YouTube channel “King of Random,” whose experiments and hands-on science tips drew 11 million ...
04:16, 08/01/2019

Unopened 1987 Nintendo video game found in attic, expected to sell for $10G A Nevada man found an unopened copy of Kid Icarus, a 1987 classic video game, in the attic of his childhood home which experts project to sell for at ...
00:16, 08/01/2019

This Guy Found a 30-Year-Old Nintendo Game in His Attic. Now It Might Sell for Thousands (RENO, Nev.) — An unopened copy of a 1987 cult-classic video game that a Nevada man found in the attic of his childhood home is expected to sell...
23:48, 07/31/2019

Bots targeted race during Democratic debate, researchers say Bot-like accounts pushed the hashtag #DemDebateSoWhite during Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate in Detroit, according to a report from so...
20:48, 07/31/2019

Apple Card, Apple's latest product, is coming next month Apple CEO Tim Cook said on the company's fiscal third-quarter earnings call that the Apple Card, Apple's entry into the credit card business, would la...
20:48, 07/31/2019

Google employees donate heavily to Warren, Sanders despite calls for tech giant's breakup Google employees are donating heavily to Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, despite the fact that both 2020 presidential candidates are leading the ...
20:48, 07/31/2019

London Lab Advances Use of A.I. in Health Care, but Raises Privacy Concerns DeepMind is at the forefront of bringing artificial intelligence to health care. That its parent company is Alphabet raises issues of patient privacy....
20:48, 07/31/2019

Countries are turning off the internet to stop violence. Does it work? Governments are increasingly shutting down access to the internet in an effort to curb organised violence. But evidence shows it usually makes things ...
20:16, 07/31/2019

It's too soon to tell if DeepMind's medical AI will save any lives A DeepMind AI can predict whether someone will get acute kidney injury 48 hours before it occurs, but it's too soon to tell if the tech will actually ...
20:16, 07/31/2019

You Can’t Go Back to ‘Classic’ Gmail. But You Can Get Close — Here’s How Last year, Google began rolling out a major update for Gmail with lots of changes. Gone is the red, rectangular Compose button, for instance — i...
14:48, 07/31/2019

Alleged Seattle hacker arrested in Capital One breach, boasted on social media: report Authorities claim a Seattle software engineer was responsible for the hacking of Capital One and obtained the personal data of over 100 million people...
09:16, 07/31/2019

GOP Sen. Josh Hawley takes aim at Facebook and YouTube's 'deceptive techniques' Sen. Josh Hawley has announced legislation designed to curb social media addiction and target “deceptive techniques” that tech giants use to exploit u...
09:16, 07/31/2019

Army tests robot-force attack on enemy 'tank ditch, minefield' Surging into heavy enemy fire, navigating rigorous terrain and forward-placing sensors and weapons close to enemy targets, teams of Army robots conduc...
09:16, 07/31/2019

For Facebook and Google, huge fines will cause only limited harm Regulators have slapped Facebook and Google with some very large fines recently, but are the penalties really hurting the hugely profitable titans of ...
09:16, 07/31/2019

Roma Agrawal: The amazing engineer who designed the Shard's spire Structural engineer Roma Agrawal was part of the team that designed the spire topping London's tallest building. She also loves the Pantheon of Rome –...
08:16, 07/31/2019

Why video games struggle to navigate mental health’s tricky waters Video games are starting to tackle themes of mental health but to succeed they will need novel-like characterisation, says Jacob Aron in his monthly c...
08:16, 07/31/2019

Apple Reports Declining Profits and Slowing Growth, Again The Silicon Valley behemoth said that its revenue rose slightly in the most recent quarter, but profits still fell as iPhone sales continued to declin...
00:48, 07/31/2019

Huawei’s Sales Jump Despite Trump’s Blacklisting Executives at the Chinese tech giant sounded exuberant about the firm’s ability to thrive, even if it ends up fully cut off from American technology....
18:16, 07/30/2019

Fortnite Brought ‘Battle Royale’ Games to the Masses. Has the Genre Peaked? The “fight for survival” type of games popularized by Fortnite, has inspired imitators hoping to cash in. But there are signs of saturation in the mar...
18:16, 07/30/2019

A New Way to Fight Crop Diseases, With a Smartphone A hand-held device could help farmers identify blighted plants, and perhaps reduce agricultural losses. It’s like a strep test for tomatoes and tubers...
18:16, 07/30/2019

16-year-old wins $3M playing 'Fortnite' Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf, a 16-year-old from Pennsylvania, won first place at the Solos competition at the first-ever Fortnite World Cup, winning $3 mil...
09:48, 07/30/2019

Sony wants to build a wearable 'air conditioner' Sony, via its experimental First Flight program, is crowdfunding a wearable "air conditioner" known as the Reon Pocket that people could wear as they ...
09:48, 07/30/2019

Apple's Siri lets contractors hear couples having sex, confidential medical information: report Apple contract workers can overhear confidential medical information and couples having sex, as part of maintaining quality control for the tech giant...
09:48, 07/30/2019

Navy preps Littoral Combat Ship for massive 'blue water' warfare Destroying enemy helicopters on the open sea, hitting attacking enemy drones and countering opposing surface ships from safer stand-off distances are ...
09:48, 07/30/2019

Capital One data breach exposes info of 106M customers, applicants; suspect arrested Capital One Financial Corp., the fifth-largest U.S. credit-card issuer, said Monday that a hacker accessed the personal information of approximately 1...
09:48, 07/30/2019

Science Museum’s Top Secret exhibition feeds spy-loving kid in us all From ciphers to cybersecurity, the child in you (and your children too) will love this amazingly detailed voyage into every nook and cranny of the sec...
14:16, 07/28/2019

You can be sued for posting a negative online review Online reviews are a blessing and a curse. When they’re glowing, a single review can boost business and improve morale. A bad review can be hurtful an...
14:16, 07/28/2019

A robotic lens can be controlled by simply looking around or blinking A soft lens made of polymers and salt water points wherever you’re looking and zooms in or out when you blink, and it could one day be used in prosthe...
10:16, 07/28/2019

Russian suspect in $4B Bitcoin fraud is sued in California; US, Russia seek his extradition from Greece A Russian suspect linked to a $4 billion Bitcoin fraud case -- whose extradition from Greece is sought by U.S. authorities -- has now been hit with a ...
19:48, 07/27/2019

2 Officers Fired Over Facebook Post Saying Ocasio-Cortez ‘Needs a Round’ One police officer from Gretna, La., referred to the congresswoman as a “vile idiot” and suggested she should be shot. Another officer liked the post....
17:16, 07/27/2019

How to Get a $5,000 Amazon Credit: Buy a House Through Realogy The online retailer is teaming with an owner of real estate brokerage firms to offer home buyers free Alexa speakers and services like furniture assem...
17:16, 07/27/2019

British hacker avoids jail time, pleads guilty to creating malware British hacker Marcus Hutchins, who helped thwart a global cyberattack in 2017, avoided jail time on Friday but faced a year of supervised release aft...
03:17, 07/27/2019

Flexible battery works when stretched and could power wearable devices A lithium-ion battery that can conduct electricity and retain some of its charge even when stretched could be used to power flexible wearable devices...
22:48, 07/26/2019

Air Force speeds up B-21 for 'next-gen' stealth technology The Air Force appears to have completed its Critical Design Review of the emerging B-21 bomber, inspiring confidence and optimism that a new-generatio...
21:49, 07/26/2019

Google donates 100,000 Home Minis to help people with paralysis Your home is supposed to be your sanctuary, but for Paralympic powerlifter Garrison Redd, his home can sometimes be a challenging space that reminds h...
21:49, 07/26/2019

The real history of electricity is more gripping than The Current War Benedict Cumberbatch plays Thomas Edison in The Current War, an epic tale about the fight to electrify 19th century America. But this odd film only hi...
17:32, 07/26/2019

In Hong Kong Protests, Faces Become Weapons A technology-driven quest to identify protesters and police officers has people in both groups desperate to protect their anonymity. Some fear a turn ...
13:00, 07/26/2019

Here’s Why Apple Just Spent $1 Billion to Buy Intel’s Modem Business Apple is buying Intel’s struggling cellular modem unit, bringing on key engineering talent and patents that will allow the technology giant to m...
01:16, 07/26/2019

Why People Are Getting Money From the Equifax Deal But Not the Facebook Settlement In the span of just a few days, the federal government announced settlements relating to two massive privacy breaches that occurred over the last few ...
01:16, 07/26/2019

Chris Hughes, a Facebook Founder, Is Working With the Government to Break It Up Mr. Hughes has joined two leading academics to argue to government officials that Facebook has engaged in anticompetitive behavior for almost a decade...
22:48, 07/25/2019

Navy tests future amphibious attack strategy The future of amphibious attack may consist of thousands of disaggregated manned and unmanned surveillance boats, armor-carrying connectors, minesweep...
17:16, 07/25/2019

French inventor fails in attempt to cross the English Channel on hoverboard, wife vows 'he will do it again' French inventor and former military reservist Franky Zapata was unsuccessful in his attempt Thursday to fly across the English Channel on a jet-powere...
17:16, 07/25/2019

Did Apple's Steve Jobs harass Spotify's CEO with weird prank phone calls? A new book claims that Apple's Steve Jobs would make bizarre prank phone calls to Spotify CEO Daniel Ek in 2010 as the music streaming startup was try...
17:16, 07/25/2019

Internet gifs aren't just for the lols: Giphy wants to make money too Money-spinning change is on the way to your emojis, gifs and TikToks, as companies like Giphy make plans to monetize animations and wacky videos set t...
15:32, 07/25/2019

Facebook Antitrust Inquiry Shows Big Tech’s Freewheeling Era Is Past Two settlements and a new antitrust investigation highlighted a new reality for tech giants: Scrutiny from regulators and lawmakers has become a const...
05:48, 07/25/2019

Tinder’s Newest Feature Aims to Keep LGBTQ People Safer Across the World With a new feature, Tinder says it wants to make the swiping experience safer for its LGBTQ users traveling and living in certain countries. On Wednes...
02:48, 07/25/2019

Amazon has 'destroyed the retail industry across the United States,' Mnuchin says Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said that although Amazon has provided certain benefits to the consumer, the Jeff Bezos-led company has "destroyed th...
02:16, 07/25/2019

Tiny drug-filled capsules motor around the body to target cancer cells Tiny self-propelled capsules that shed their outer shells have been shown to linger long enough in mice intestines to deliver drugs directly to tumour...
23:00, 07/24/2019

Facebook Says It Is Under Antitrust Investigation by the FTC (SAN FRANCISCO) — Facebook says it is under antitrust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission. The company said Wednesday that it was info...
22:48, 07/24/2019

Judgement Is the Perfect Game for Getting Into Japan’s Favorite Crime Series An American ninja kept following me around downtown Tokyo. He crept along walls, interrupted a game of darts, and demanded a formal dual. After I defe...
22:32, 07/24/2019

It Turns Out People From Florida Are Better at Guessing if a ‘Florida Man’ Story Really Happened in Florida By all accounts, it was a classic “Florida Man” story. On July 26, 2018, a 25-year-old man fired two shots in his home to ward off what he...
22:32, 07/24/2019

How To Delete Your Data From Facebook Forever Facebook has agreed to pay a record $5 billion settlement to resolve an investigation into privacy violations, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) anno...
22:32, 07/24/2019

Tesla Earnings: Analysts Expect a Loss Despite Sales Surge The carmaker delivered a record number of cars in the second quarter but is expected to have lost money because sales of higher-priced models lagged....
21:00, 07/24/2019

Facebook pays historic $5B fine and agrees to new privacy regulations as part of massive settlement After months of speculation, Facebook and the FTC agreed to a $5 billion fine for privacy violations, as well as new oversight on how the company hand...
18:16, 07/24/2019

Amazon wasn't scared off by AOC, says New York City mayor Amazon was not scared off by New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in its quest to open a second headquarters in the Big Apple, according ...
18:16, 07/24/2019

A Guide to Picking the Right Phone Plan When you prepare to buy a new phone, you should also assess whether it’s time for a new wireless plan. Here are some steps to make that process easy....
17:16, 07/24/2019

Facebook Fined $5 Billion and Ordered to Add Oversight of Data Practices The F.T.C. placed new conditions on Facebook for privacy violations, but did not restrict the social network’s ability to gather and use people’s pers...
17:16, 07/24/2019

Justice Department Launches Sweeping Antitrust Probe of Big Tech Companies The U.S. Department of Justice opened a sweeping antitrust investigation of big technology companies and whether their online platforms have hurt comp...
04:48, 07/24/2019

Apple Moved Mac Pro Production to China. Now it Wants Tariff Exemptions Apple has asked the Trump administration to exclude components that make up the forthcoming Mac Pro high-end desktop computer from import tariffs, wee...
20:16, 07/23/2019

Navy improves helicopter-fired laser weapons to counter mines The Navy is looking at ways to improve its now operational airborne laser system designed to track enemy mines from low-flying helicopters and expand ...
15:16, 07/23/2019

Loch Ness Monster search causes 'Storm Loch Ness' event to go viral Following in the footsteps of the "Storm Area 51" and "Storm the Bermuda Triangle" events, a Facebook group has been created in an attempt to find the...
15:16, 07/23/2019

Eight things we learned in the UK government's pre-Johnson info dump Air pollution, plastic packaging, nuclear power plants, genome sequencing: just before Boris Johnson becomes prime minister, the UK government has put...
14:48, 07/23/2019

Two Police Officers Are Fired Over Facebook Post Saying Ocasio-Cortez ‘Needs a Round’ One police officer from Gretna, La., referred to the congresswoman as a “vile idiot” and suggested she should be shot. Another officer liked the post....
06:00, 07/23/2019

FTC's settlement with Google over YouTube kids privacy violations blasted by critics The Federal Trade Commission's reported settlement with Google over YouTube childrens privacy violations was been blasted by tech critics as not going...
19:32, 07/22/2019

Microsoft settles corruption charges over bribery scheme Microsoft said it would settle a federal corruption charge that it was involved in an illegal bribery scheme in Hungary and pay $25 million in fines t...
19:32, 07/22/2019

Engineers restore audio recordings from Apollo 11 mission A team at the University of Texas at Dallas spent years digitizing old tapes of the conversations between mission control and the Apollo 11 astronauts...
17:32, 07/22/2019

Yes, you actually should be using emojis at work This is how formality in business communications dies, not with a whimper, but with a parti-colored riot of modern-day hieroglyphics, denoting everyth...
13:00, 07/21/2019

Cat filter activates during police live stream about double murder Police in British Columbia, Canada, issued an apology Friday after a cat filter was mistakenly applied to a live stream of a news conference about a d...
13:00, 07/21/2019

Orlando ends Amazon's controversial facial recognition pilot program after technical glitches Orlando's pilot of Amazon's facial recognition program is coming to an end after being plagued by technical issues, bandwidth problems and criticism o...
00:16, 07/20/2019

Instagram will warn about account takedowns, add new appeals process Instagram is boosting its content moderation appeals process and adding a new alert that will warn users who violate rules when their account is close...
00:16, 07/20/2019

How Much Is Your Data Worth to Tech Companies? Lawmakers Want Answers New proposed legislation by U.S. senators Mark R. Warner and Josh Hawley seeks to protect privacy by forcing tech companies to disclose the “tru...
22:16, 07/19/2019

Future fighter jets will use AI-enabled weapons and sensors The Navy is currently analyzing air frames, targeting systems, AI-enabled sensors, new weapons and engine technologies to engineer a new 6th-Generatio...
18:00, 07/19/2019

Apollo 11: Tranquility base should get special heritage status, says space agency boss Tranquility base, where humans first set foot on the Moon, should be given special heritage status to protect it from future damange, according to the...
18:00, 07/19/2019

How to be a maker series 2: The complete list of everything you need Our second 10-part electronics series is for making devices to connect with the great outdoors. Here’s the stuff you will need to communicate with pla...
16:48, 07/19/2019

Instagram Starts Test To Hide Number of Likes Posts Receive for Users in 7 Countries Some users opening their Instagram apps will notice a difference in the popular social media site. The number of likes, typically displayed under user...
22:00, 07/18/2019

YouTube star's death prompts Amazon to push for e-scooter safety warnings in UK Following the death of YouTube star Emily Hartridge in a London accident, Amazon will reportedly begin asking e-scooter sellers to warn consumers abou...
21:16, 07/18/2019

Video game cheaters get a taste of their own medicine Respawn, the studio behind Apex Legends, is beefing up anti-cheat software, actively seeking out cheaters and auto-banning players before they even ge...
21:16, 07/18/2019

Is Huawei a Security Threat? Vietnam Isn’t Taking Any Chances As the world splits along U.S.-China fault lines, telecom companies in Vietnam appear to be quietly avoiding the Chinese tech giant in their 5G plans....
18:32, 07/18/2019

Apollo 11: Google creates huge moonlight portrait larger than Central Park to honor epic mission As part of its tribute to Apollo 11, Google is using moonlight to dramatically showcase Margaret Hamilton, a pioneer whose computational work helped m...
17:32, 07/18/2019

Qualcomm Is Fined Again by European Regulators for Antitrust Behavior The $272 million fine is for blocking a rival chip maker from the market. It is the second time in two years that E.U. authorities have penalized Qual...
15:16, 07/18/2019

Flat Earth: why is YouTube helping spread conspiracy theories? Many people who believe the Earth is not round first heard the idea on YouTube. But how important was the video-sharing website in helping the flat Ea...
13:00, 07/18/2019

How The Times Analyzed the Migrant Center Airstrike It seemed too outrageous that such a place would be bombed, but if it were true it might be a war crime. It was the middle of the night in Libya. How ...
05:32, 07/18/2019

FaceApp Lets You ‘Age’ a Photo by Decades. Does It Also Violate Your Privacy? Some security concerns raised about the app at the center of a popular social media trend are exaggerated, but experts say the developer should be mor...
02:16, 07/18/2019

Google says controversial Chinese search app Dragonfly has been 'terminated' amid GOP senator's grilling Under withering questions from GOP Sen. Josh Hawley, a top Google executive said the company has "terminated" its censored Chinese search engine proje...
23:00, 07/17/2019

On World Emoji Day, Apple and Google continue inclusive push Apple and Google are taking World Emoji Day seriously, rolling out dozens of new emojis that of course include cute critters, but also expand the numb...
23:00, 07/17/2019

Oakland bans the use of facial recognition, becoming third US city to do so The Oakland City Council voted unanimously to prevent city employees, including the police, from using or acquiring it facial recognition technology o...
23:00, 07/17/2019

Former Microsoft employee bought $1.6M house after stealing millions in digital currency, feds allege A 25-year-old former Microsoft employee, who helped simulate tech company's digital retail sales, has been charged Tuesday after swiping gift cards an...
23:00, 07/17/2019

FaceApp security concerns: Experts say Russians might own your old photos The viral FaceApp photo filter, which allows you digitally age yourself by a few decades, but experts are warning that the app poses several security ...
23:00, 07/17/2019

Amazon Faces E.U. Inquiry Over Data From Independent Sellers European antitrust regulators have opened an investigation into the data that Amazon uses from third-party sellers who rely on the tech company’s site...
18:16, 07/17/2019

Army prototypes range-doubling new artillery weapon to outgun Russia The Army is building prototypes of a new artillery cannon that can more than double the range of existing weapons and vastly alter the strategic and t...
17:32, 07/17/2019

AOC, Sanders demand probe of Amazon's 'grueling, unsafe' workplace conditions New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, along with a group of other lawmakers, have demanded that the Occup...
17:32, 07/17/2019

E.U. Investigates Amazon Over Use of Retailer Info To Gain Competitive Edge (BRUSSELS) — The European Union is opening a new front in its quest to more closely regulate big tech companies, saying Wednesday it was investi...
16:32, 07/17/2019

Elon Musk's plans for mind-controlled gadgets: what we know so far Elon Musk’s company Neuralink has finally broken its silence, unveiling a brain-computer interface it says people could use to control devices with th...
15:32, 07/17/2019

AOC, Trump join list of celebs and social media stars as 'most influential people on the internet' While Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and President Trump differ vastly in their political views, a new ranking highlights some common ground b...
01:16, 07/17/2019

Rubik's Cube solved by deep learning algorithm in fraction of a second Artificial intelligence, which may at some point automate your job and can already defeat professionals in six-player poker, is now able to solve Rubi...
21:48, 07/16/2019

Bernie Sanders says he'd 'absolutely' try to break up Facebook, Google, Amazon Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said today that he would "absolutely" look to break up Big Tech giants like Facebook, Amazon and Google on antitrust groun...
21:48, 07/16/2019

Plans to provide genetic testing on the NHS could harm well-being The UK’s health service is set to offer genetic testing to determine people’s risk of common diseases, but there are concerns that this could have neg...
18:48, 07/16/2019

Twitter's Jack Dorsey maxes out donations to Tulsi Gabbard, Democratic presidential candidate Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has donated thousands of dollars to U.S. Representative and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, according to Federal Electio...
18:32, 07/16/2019

Senators Grill Facebook on Libra Cryptocurrency Plans The social media company introduced its Libra effort last month. On Tuesday, members of the Senate Banking Committee raised broad concerns about the p...
17:48, 07/16/2019

Facebook’s Digital Currency Plan to Face Questions by Congress (WASHINGTON) — Facebook’s ambitious plan to create a financial eco-system based on a digital currency faces questions from lawmakers, as i...
16:48, 07/16/2019

Facebook says cryptocurrency Libra won't happen without 'full government approval' amid broad resistance Amid growing bipartisan resistance to its proposed digital coin, Facebook will tell lawmakers that it won't move forward with its Libra cryptocurrency...
16:16, 07/16/2019

How one woman learned to fly the B-2 stealth bomber When B-2 stealth bombers attacked Serbia on the opening night of Operation Allied Force in 1999, destroyed Iraqi air defenses during 2003’s “Shock and...
14:16, 07/16/2019

Advocates, lawmakers blast Facebook $5 billion FTC fine as 'chump change,' slam settlement as meaningless Activists and Democratic lawmakers blasted the Federal Trade Commission's $5 billion fine against Facebook as "chump change" and lambasted the agency'...
03:32, 07/16/2019

B-2 bomber 30-year anniversary: Inside a B-2 stealth attack Slicing through the sky with bat-like wings, eluding enemy radar with stealth technology, quietly destroying enemy air defenses from 50,000 ft and usi...
14:48, 07/15/2019

Peter Thiel says FBI, CIA should investigate if Chinese intelligence infiltrated Google: report Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel on Sunday called for the FBI and CIA to investigate whether Chinese intelligence had infiltrated Google, accordi...
09:48, 07/15/2019

‘The Town Hall of Hollywood.’ Welcome to the Netflix Lobby. Every day an entertainment’s who’s who passes through the 4,780-square-foot “creative gateway” — complete with 80-foot video screen — hoping for a pie...
00:32, 07/15/2019

7 digital privacy tricks you’ll wish you knew before now We surround ourselves with devices. Our cars respond to us. Our smart TVs listen to us. Every camera in every tablet and laptop is a potential spying ...
19:00, 07/14/2019

Amazon’s Best Prime Day Tech Deals (So Far) Prime Day, Amazon’s made-up summer shopping extravaganza, is back again, and this year, it’s going into overtime. Prime Day is now a 48-ho...
03:32, 07/13/2019

OK Google, are you listening? Tech giant's smart speakers eavesdrop on private conversations, investigation finds Google's smart speakers allow contractors for the tech giant employees to listen to excerpts of private conversations, some which could include sensit...
22:48, 07/12/2019

Alleged Iranian hacker who aided cyber espionage attacks on the US unmasked For years, “Mr. Tekide” has been well-known as a red flag within international cybersecurity communities. The alias has managed to evade being publicl...
22:48, 07/12/2019

Facebook’s ‘superhuman’ AI becomes first to defeat pros in six-player poker An artificial intelligence bot developed by Facebook defeated professionals in six-player Hold'em, marking the first time AI has beaten human experts ...
22:48, 07/12/2019

Judge Clears Way for Amazon and Microsoft to Compete for Giant Pentagon Contract Oracle had alleged that Amazon and the Defense Department biased the $10 billion JEDI contract in Amazon’s favor, but was unable to change the Pentago...
20:48, 07/12/2019

Facebook denies being a social network after it got sued (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) This week, Facebook responded to a lawsuit relating to the Cambridge Analytica scandal by claiming it isn't a ...
18:32, 07/12/2019

Man uses password breaking software to hack women's online accounts A man gained unauthorized access to more than 100 women’s digital accounts, all of which were password protected, according to a statement this week f...
18:32, 07/12/2019

Pentagon plans 'war-cloud' computing system for the military The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure will store and crunch vast amounts of classified data and let the military use artificial intelligence to ...
18:32, 07/12/2019

Amazon’s Latest Experiment: Retraining Its Work Force Amazon’s effort could help answer a fundamental question: Will automation be a solution for the great challenges of the 21st century economy, or make ...
03:48, 07/12/2019

Julie Sweet to Run Accenture, Adding a Woman to the Ranks of Corporate C.E.O.s Her appointment raises the number of women at the helm of the most valuable U.S. public companies to 27, but that is just slightly more than 5 percent...
22:48, 07/11/2019

New Navy air-to-ground missile destroys air defenses from 120 miles The Navy is fast-tracking a new air-to-ground missile engineered to destroy enemy air defenses from farther distances than existing weapons and succee...
20:16, 07/11/2019

Christian author says $240G worth of fake copies of her book sold on Amazon A female priest says Amazon sold $240,000 worth of counterfeit copies of her faith-based book -- before it was removed from the top bookselling site....
20:16, 07/11/2019

Amazon to retrain a third of its US workforce Amazon.com Inc. plans to spend $700 million to retrain a third of its U.S. workforce, as technology threatens to upend the way many of its employees d...
20:16, 07/11/2019

Streaming online pornography produces as much CO2 as Belgium Streaming online videos generates 300 million tonnes of CO2 a year – nearly 1 per cent of global emissions – with pornography alone generating 80 mill...
14:00, 07/11/2019

Air Force set for new nuclear-armed cruise missile for 2030 Should major global powers be immersed in a high-stakes, dangerous escalation of tension, raising the possibility of a nuclear confrontation, could th...
20:00, 07/10/2019

Alternate social media site rolls out new technique to squash extremist content without violating First Amendment As prominent social media platforms from Facebook to Twitter to YouTube wrestle with how to stop jihadists, neo-Nazis and other extremists from dissem...
20:00, 07/10/2019

Amazon, Microsoft wage war over the Pentagon's 'war cloud' Amazon and Microsoft are battling it out over a $10 billion opportunity to build the U.S. military its first "war cloud" computing system. But Amazon'...
20:32, 07/09/2019

Galaxy simulator Ashley Spindler uses AI to understand the far cosmos Ashley Spindler's machine-learning code is slowly teaching itself to simulate and identify distant galaxies – giving her time for hobbies like making ...
16:48, 07/09/2019

Instagram will ask users to rethink posting something offensive Instagram will ask users to think again if they are about to post something that could be considered offensive and early tests suggest it could work, ...
16:48, 07/09/2019

US Air Force builds first B-21 Raider 'test' stealth bomber The Air Force is now building its first “test” aircraft of the new B-21 Raider stealth bomber aircraft engineered to elude the most advanced air defen...
15:48, 07/09/2019

Instagram introduces new anti-bullying features Instagram is rolling out new features to help combat cyberbullying, as the social-media company and its parent, Facebook Inc., FB -0.33% work to quell...
15:48, 07/09/2019

To Reduce Hospital Noise, Researchers Create Alarms That Whistle and Sing Why do medical devices sound so terrible? A group of clinicians, psychologists, musicians and designers are developing signals that are less startling...
11:16, 07/09/2019

Navy arms destroyers with new high-powered laser, changes war tactics If swarms of enemy small attack boats armed with guns and explosives approached a Navy ship, alongside missile-armed drones and helicopters closing in...
21:00, 07/08/2019

This AI Software Is ‘Coaching’ Customer Service Workers. Soon It Could Be Bossing You Around, Too I’m on the phone with a startup executive roleplaying as a frustrated customer, and a note along with a speedometer icon appears on my computer ...
16:16, 07/08/2019

AI made from a sheet of glass can recognise numbers just by looking A sheet of glass can distinguish between drawings of 0 to 9, because light waves reflected off the images are bent differently as they pass through th...
16:00, 07/08/2019

The best sci-fi books put humanity at the heart of their writing Science fiction books like ZED and This Is How You Lose the Time War use exhilarating writing to create worlds that seem eerily similar to ours, says ...
11:32, 07/08/2019

State driver’s license databases prove valuable for FBI, ICE for facial-recognition searches: report Federal authorities have had access to millions of Americans’ photos without their consent or approval from Congress by tapping into state driver’s li...
08:32, 07/08/2019

A classical concert at the Barbican shows how AI interprets a recital Sight Machine, an AI project at the Barbican, shows how the algorithms used in techniques like facial detection capture the performance of a string qu...
19:00, 07/07/2019

How Stanley Kubrick‘s '2001: A Space Odyssey' predicted the iPad Stanley Kubrick’s classic 1968 movie “2001: A Space Odyssey” offered a glimpse of an iPad-style device more than 40 years before Apple launched the wi...
21:32, 07/06/2019

7 Alexa skills you’ll use time and time again Every few months, I take a hard look at Amazon Echo and catch up on the latest skills. If you’re not familiar with skills, these programs give Alexa n...
21:32, 07/06/2019

Don't miss: Armstrong, the science of music and codebreaking This week, check out the latest film on the moon landings, try some physics karaoke and visit the Science Museum’s display on codebreaking down the ag...
19:16, 07/06/2019

China, Russia and the US are all racing to produce hypersonic weapons Countries are racing to make hypersonic weapons, which fly at over five times the speed of sound. The technology could raise instability around the wo...
12:00, 07/06/2019

Ransomware attacks are on the rise and the criminals are winning Ransomware attacks, which see which see individuals and organisations locked out of their data unless they pay up, are on the rise and raking in huge ...
18:48, 07/05/2019

Amazon’s Deliveroo Investment Is Halted for U.K. Scrutiny A British regulator ordered that an Amazon-led cash infusion into the food-delivery start-up be paused to study whether it creates competition concern...
14:48, 07/05/2019

Your boss could use your smartwatch to check your productivity levels AI can predict people’s performance levels at work based on data from their electronic devices. However, there are concerns about how the tech could b...
19:16, 07/04/2019

Electronics projects for beginners: Make a robot biscuit butler Take a BBC micro:bit, add a motor, a chassis and some infrared sensors and then put your feet up with a nice cup of tea: your biscuits will be on thei...
11:48, 07/04/2019

Facebook should de-platform 'domestic terrorists' Antifa following Andy Ngo attack, says Brent Bozell Media Research Center founder Brent Bozell is calling for Facebook to de-platform Antifa on the heels of conservative writer Andy Ngo being attacked b...
19:16, 07/03/2019

Facebook Is Trying to Stop Bogus Health Claims from Spreading Online Facebook is working to limit the reach of posts making “sensational health claims” in an effort to tamp down on misinformation, according ...
18:00, 07/03/2019

China is installing spyware on tourists' phones Visitors to Xinjiang in northwest China are experiencing a nasty surprise in the form of a spyware app that's being forcefully installed on their phon...
15:16, 07/03/2019

Former Google exec ran 'sex ring,' estranged wife claims in civil complaint Android co-founder and former Google exec Andy Rubin has found himself at the center of a lawsuit filed his by soon to be ex-wife, who is accusing him...
09:48, 07/03/2019

Air Force chief details US response to Russian nuclear attack Red lights start flashing in rapid succession, space-based infrared sensors detect a heat signature, somebody calls the President...and in what may se...
03:32, 07/03/2019

A tech toolbox of new and old: inside the painful quest of relocating family missing in war But as the world becomes ever rifer with refugees, internal displacement and conflict much of the work of humanitarian actors now centers on trying to...
03:32, 07/03/2019

Florida city reportedly fires IT director after being forced to pay $460G in ransomware attack A Florida city fired an information technology employee following a 400,000 malware payout to hackers in a cyber attack, which targeted their servers,...
03:32, 07/03/2019

Adidas social media campaign backfires after racist and offensive tweets Adidas newest social media campaign was met with widespread backlash after the sports brand accidentally tweeted racist and offensive phrases and slog...
03:32, 07/03/2019

We Tried Dolby’s $600 Dimension Headphones. Are They Worth the Massive Price Tag? As much as I adore music, I find it difficult to use headphones when I’m home. It’s not for lack of options — I’ve got a pair ...
01:48, 07/03/2019

China Snares Tourists’ Phones in Surveillance Dragnet by Adding Secret App Border authorities routinely install the app on the phones of people entering the Xinjiang region by land from Central Asia, gathering personal data a...
00:32, 07/03/2019

Claire Burke on using thermal drone tech to protect orangutans Astro-ecologist Claire Burke uses her astrophysics knowledge to protect endangered species and stop poaching, and she loves to watch orangutans in Bor...
20:00, 07/02/2019

10 Can’t-Miss Gmail Tips and Tricks That Will Change the Way You Email Summer usually means a vacation from your Gmail inbox. But all your unread emails aren’t going to get answered on their own (well, actually, the...
18:48, 07/02/2019

8 Tips and Tricks for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Where Pokémon Go Meets the Wizarding World Magic is on the loose, and it’s up to wizards to cover it up before muggles figure out what’s going on. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is the...
17:48, 07/02/2019

Civil rights activists slam Facebook's 'insufficient' attempts to tackle hate on its platform Facebook's latest update on its ongoing companywide civil rights audit has been criticized by activists who say that the social network needs to do mu...
05:48, 07/02/2019

Soldiers use AI to fire precision grenades, guide drone attacks The Pentagon’s research and technology arm is testing a “breakthrough” AI-enabled technology for dismounted mobile combat units that synthesizes drone...
05:48, 07/02/2019

Facebook buildings evacuated after mail tests positive for sarin, officials say Four buildings that receive and mail for social media giant Facebook were evacuated Monday after a bag of mail tested positive for the nerve gas sarin...
05:48, 07/02/2019

Facebook cryptocurrency, life-saving smartphones and more: Tech Q&A Please help me solve a debate. I say my smart TV can get bit by malware and viruses. My buddy says I am a dope. Who’s right? A six-pack is riding on y...
15:00, 06/30/2019

4 chilling lessons from a tech hotline scam Some people think they’re immune to cybercriminals. “I’m not even on their radar,” they think. “What are the chances that I’ll get targeted? It’s not ...
14:32, 06/29/2019

Google Maps can now tell you how bad your commute will be Three weeks after Google announced Google Maps updates to help you stay safe in the event of a natural disaster, the company detailed a solution for a...
00:16, 06/29/2019

Apple moves production of $6G Mac Pro to China Apple is manufacturing its new Mac Pro computer in China, according to people familiar with its plans, shifting abroad production of what had been its...
00:16, 06/29/2019

Apple to Manufacture New Mac Pro Computer in China Instead of U.S. The company’s move to shift assembly of the only major product it had made in America outside the country comes amid a continuing trade war between th...
22:48, 06/28/2019

‘Deepfakes’ Are Videos Designed to Trick You Into Thinking They’re Real. But There’s a Way to Detect Them Deepfake videos are hard for untrained eyes to detect because they can be quite realistic. Whether used as personal weapons of revenge, to manipulate ...
21:00, 06/28/2019

A Unicorn Lost in the Valley, Evernote Blows Up the ‘Fail Fast’ Gospel In this season of multibillion-dollar I.P.O.s, the 15-year-old start-up is proving that failure, for companies of a certain size, rarely happens abrup...
16:00, 06/28/2019

Zuckerberg admits Facebook made an 'execution mistake' in its handling of doctored Pelosi video Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted that the social network made an “execution mistake” in its handling of a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy P...
04:16, 06/28/2019

Navy fast-tracks new large 'strike warfare' attack surface drones The Navy is moving fast to build new medium- and large-sized armed surface attack drones able to hunt submarines, surveil the air and sea and launch o...
04:16, 06/28/2019

Twitter to start flagging public figures' tweets it says violate policy, won't remove them Twitter announced Thursday that it would start flagging and reducing the reach of public figures' tweets that violate the social network's rules, but ...
04:16, 06/28/2019

This New App Promises to Block Robocalls Forever. But Should We Have to Pay for That? A new app is promising to rid your life of robocall spam and scams once and for all, in exchange for a monthly fee. But it also raises the question: w...
23:32, 06/27/2019

Celebrated Apple Designer Jony Ive Is Leaving the Company After Nearly 3 Decades Jony Ive, one of the world’s foremost designers, is leaving Apple after nearly three decades to start an independent design firm. Ive will, howe...
23:32, 06/27/2019

Trade War Has Damaged U.S. Chip Industry in Ways a Deal May Never Fix Beyond the current financial hit, American producers fear Chinese companies will strengthen domestic manufacturing and switch to other foreign supplie...
23:32, 06/27/2019

New Twitter Label Will Flag Violating Tweets From Trump, Other Word Leaders (Bloomberg) — U.S. President Donald Trump walks a fine line on Twitter, routinely posting comments that might get a lesser-known person suspende...
21:16, 06/27/2019

How AI changes attack missions for US fighter jets and bombers Fighter jets will control attack drones from the cockpit, bombers will avert air defenses and real-time intelligence data will be available to attacki...
22:16, 06/26/2019

Verizon to start locking phones for 60 days Verizon has succeeded in gaining a partial waiver from the "C-block rules" put in place in 2007 which allows the carrier to add a temporary lock on al...
22:16, 06/26/2019

Will robots take my job? No, but they will break it into tiny bits Robots will take our jobs in name only. They are actually fragmenting them in a way that undermines our ability to find full-time work, warns Annalee ...
15:48, 06/26/2019

Regulators Have Doubts About Facebook Cryptocurrency. So Do Its Partners. The social media company said it had signed 27 partners to its Libra project. But executives at some of those companies said they were approaching it ...
02:48, 06/26/2019

Online knitting site bans posts supporting Trump A niche social media website devoted to knitting is banning posts supporting President Donald Trump, claiming the content amounts to advocating for wh...
20:16, 06/25/2019

'First-cut-of-steel' begins new era in nuclear weapons, submarine warfare Almost nobody knows where they are at any given time, yet nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines quietly patrol dark domains of the undersea realm...
20:16, 06/25/2019

Cryptocurrency boss funneled client money to personal accounts before his death, investigators say Controversy continues to swirl around Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX following the sudden death of its founder last year, which left cust...
20:16, 06/25/2019

Want a More Affordable Android Phone? The OnePlus 7 Pro Is Cheaper Without (Many) Sacrifices Remember when everyone was making fun of giant smartphones, calling them “phablets” while pantomiming the strenuous effort needed to hoist...
19:32, 06/25/2019

The Bug That Crashed New York’s Wireless Network Despite warnings, New York City’s technology managers were blindsided by the so-called GPS rollover, failing to install simple but necessary upgrades....
03:16, 06/25/2019

Taxi Officials Are Grilled Over Lending Crisis: ‘This Is a Moral Outrage’ In an emotional City Council hearing, lawmakers said New York officials could have stopped exploitative loans that have devastated thousands of cabdri...
03:16, 06/25/2019

How E-Commerce Sites Manipulate You Into Buying Things You May Not Want Research released this week finds that many online retailers use so-called dark patterns to influence what shoppers decide to purchase. Cracking down ...
03:16, 06/25/2019

Airports begin to fight back against rogue drones with anti-incursion systems With the FAA predicting the number of drones in the sky will reach 7 million by 2020, dozens of tech companies are racing to develop and install anti-...
00:48, 06/25/2019

'No evidence' of Russian interference in Brexit, Facebook exec says A top Facebook executive has said there's no evidence that Russia influenced the Brexit referendum result, prompting a backlash from some British lawm...
21:16, 06/24/2019

Walmart is using artificial intelligence to prevent checkout theft In a bid to cut down on theft and mistakes, Walmart is using artificial intelligence hooked up to cameras monitoring checkouts to ensure every item in...
17:48, 06/24/2019

US blacklists Chinese supercomputer maker over security fears The White House is banning US suppliers from selling components to Sugon, a major Chinese supercomputer vendor, over concerns the technology sales wil...
17:48, 06/24/2019

Apple considers banning app after report claims it’s riddled with prostitution Apple is reviewing whether to boot a streaming and dating service from its app store after receiving a scathing report claiming the app is riddled wit...
14:48, 06/24/2019

In Streaming Age, Classical Music Gets Lost in the Metadata Has music streaming ignored aficionados of Mozart and Beethoven? Two new services, Idagio and Primephonic, address the needs of the genre’s discerning...
01:16, 06/24/2019

What will your digital footprint tell people about you when you die? From exposing sexual secrets to repairing a bad image, the digital afterlife and who controls it matters in unexpected ways, as a fascinating new book...
18:48, 06/23/2019

AI learns to gamble illogically like humans to predict our behaviour Artificial intelligence trained on human-made gambling decisions has picked up our illogical habits,which could help machines better predict human beh...
11:00, 06/23/2019

Should You Buy a PS4 or Xbox Now, or Wait for the New Models? How to Decide With E3 wrapped up, you’re probably ecstatic about all the new games that were just announced. And there was plenty of console news, too. Sony&...
23:16, 06/21/2019

Inside Iran’s deadly armory and its capabilities to fight the US In the hours after Iran is said to have downed a $125 million U.S. surveillance drone over international waters with a surface-to-air missile, despite...
21:16, 06/21/2019

'Not OK, Google': Employees, activists protest at Alphabet shareholder meeting Google employees, community activists and investors protested outside its parent company's headquarters in a show of force that coincided with a serie...
17:16, 06/21/2019

Dr. Siegel on why teens are 'growing horns' from prolonged cellphone use New research suggests that teens are sprouting horns on the back of their heads, and Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel argued that it's lik...
17:16, 06/21/2019

Billionaire donates $189M to study artificial intelligence LONDON (AP) — An American billionaire has given Oxford University 150 million pounds ($188.6 million) for a new institute that will study the ethical ...
03:16, 06/21/2019

New Air Force nuclear-armed ICBMs to deploy by 2029 The Pentagon will have new, upgraded nuclear-armed Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles operational by 2029, launching a new era in nuclear weapons tec...
03:16, 06/21/2019

Facebook moderator dies after viewing horrific videos, others share disturbing incidents: report A dozen current and former Facebook moderators described a filth-ridden, emotionally disturbing, high-stress work environment, often leaving them with...
03:16, 06/21/2019

Apple recalls some MacBook Pros because of overheating batteries Apple issued a recall for certain models of its popular MacBook Pro laptop after it became aware of issues that its battery could overheat and "pose a...
03:16, 06/21/2019

Driverless Cars May Be Coming, but Let’s Not Get Carried Away “We’ve tried to turn down the hype and make people understand how hard this is,” says Gill Pratt, an expert in robotics and head of the Toyota Researc...
22:16, 06/20/2019

Slack Stock Soars, Putting Company’s Public Value at $23.1 Billion The workplace messaging company’s shares rose in early trading on the stock market on Thursday, and by the afternoon its value was more than triple it...
20:32, 06/20/2019

Slack Is Heading to the Stock Exchange With an Unusual — and Risky — Strategy As 2019’s bumper crop of initial public offerings either languishes or wildly exceeds expectations, Slack Technologies Inc. is taking a route to...
18:32, 06/20/2019

How to Organize Your Messy Contacts List The contacts list on your phone is probably less a list of people you talk to and more a list of everyone you’ve ever talked to. Here’s how to clean i...
13:32, 06/20/2019

How Watch Dogs Legion and Cyberpunk 2077 probe our dystopian fears At last week’s games mecca, E3, titles like Watch Dogs Legion and Cyperpunk 2077 played on our uneasiness about tech, channelling the darkness of Netf...
01:00, 06/20/2019

Browsing LinkedIn and Instagram to Put Herself in Readers’ Shoes People consume news in many ways, which is why Anna Dubenko’s job — editor of off-platform strategy — takes her to platforms where others go for a bre...
20:32, 06/19/2019

BuzzFeed News Is Part of a Union Wave at Digital Media Outlets The site’s journalists took part in an IRL protest after a series of tweets criticized the company’s refusal to recognize their affiliation with the N...
02:16, 06/19/2019

Robocalls wreak havoc at hospitals and put patients' lives in danger: report Imagine this: During a major public health crisis, such as an outbreak — when doctors, administrators and healthcare field workers need to be in conta...
01:16, 06/19/2019

Facebook Unveils Cryptocurrency Despite Privacy Concerns As it continues to explore new business models that may work in a world focused on privacy rather than broadly sharing data online, Facebook on Tuesda...
23:00, 06/18/2019

How US-built Abrams tanks could help Taiwan stop a Chinese ground attack The Trump administration’s plan to sell tanks, missiles and ground-launched air defenses to Taiwan embodies what might be called a strategic paradigm ...
16:16, 06/18/2019

Bitcoin fans spy opportunity in Facebook Libra launch Bitcoin’s backers are adamant that Facebook Inc.’s FB 4.24% coming digital currency, Libra, won’t spell the demise of other cryptocurrencies. To the c...
16:16, 06/18/2019

Facebook Plans Global Financial System Based on Cryptocurrency Despite skepticism and concern about Facebook’s reach, the company envisions an alternative financial system based on a new cryptocurrency called Libr...
11:48, 06/18/2019

Using smartphones to pay? That's so yesterday in China Chinese technology giants have leapfrogged U.S. companies in popularizing mobile payments. Now, they are trying to get people to bypass their smartpho...
06:32, 06/18/2019

Illinois says it's prepared for another election hack The computers in Sangamon County, Ill., like those in state and local election offices across the country, are the new battlefield against foreign att...
06:32, 06/18/2019

Amazon slams AOC claim for saying it pays warehouse workers 'starvation wages' Amazon on Monday fired back at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. after she claimed that the tech giant pays its warehouse workers "starvation wage...
17:16, 06/17/2019

Google wants next billion users, but has no plans to launch in China Google CEO Sundar Pichai said his company doesn't have plans to launch in China, but that doesn't mean the tech giant wants to ignore its hundreds of ...
17:16, 06/17/2019

Huawei Chief Predicts Sales Will Flatline After Trump Crackdown Being cut off from American technology will hurt business at the Chinese company this year and next, Ren Zhengfei said, though he vowed a 2021 recover...
16:16, 06/17/2019

Pentagon seeks laser-armed space drones to attack enemy ICBMs Laser-armed drones operating in space may soon sense, track, target and ultimately incinerate enemy Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles flying above t...
16:00, 06/17/2019