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Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 01:22 PM EST

FBI Director Comey: 'You're Stuck With Me'

FBI Director Comey: 'You're Stuck With Me'

FBI Director James Comey continues his two-day visit to Boston while leaks and investigations heat up in Washington, D.C. Comey is the keynote speaker at Boston College on Wednesday morning, talking about...

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 06:38 AM EST

Experts: Don't Dump Devices Over WikiLeaks CIA Docs

Experts: Don't Dump Devices Over WikiLeaks CIA Docs

So, you use messaging apps like WhatsApp or Signal or have smart TVs and PCs. Should you worry that the CIA is listening to your conversations? The short answer is no. The long answer is maybe, though it's...

Monday, Mar 6, 2017 at 04:53 PM EST

What Changes to H-1B Visa Rules Mean for Tech

What Changes to H-1B Visa Rules Mean for Tech

U.S. immigration authorities suspended a program last Friday that expedited visas for skilled workers — a darling class of workers in the tech community. Despite stoking tension in tech companies, it's a...

Monday, Mar 6, 2017 at 10:31 PM EST

Facebook Rolls Out its Fake News Tool

Facebook Rolls Out its Fake News Tool

In an effort to combat fake or biased news stories, Facebook is introducing a "disputed news" flag to stories disproved by third party groups, NBC News reported. Once a story is marked, a group of researchers...

Friday, Mar 3, 2017 at 06:21 PM EST

Uber Deploys Secret Weapon Against Undercover Regulators

Uber Deploys Secret Weapon Against Undercover Regulators

Uber has been wielding a secret weapon to thwart authorities who have been trying to curtail or shut down its ride-hailing service in cities around the world. The program included a feature nicknamed "Greyball"...

Friday, Mar 3, 2017 at 09:49 AM EST

Drivers Rebel Against Uber's Price-cutting Quest for Growth

Drivers Rebel Against Uber's Price-cutting Quest for Growth

The face-off between Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and driver Fawzi Kamel illustrated a conflict between Uber, with its effort to grow by cutting prices to beat competitors, and drivers who have seen their pay...

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 at 08:08 PM EST

Typo Caused Amazon's Big Cloud-Computing Outage

Typo Caused Amazon's Big Cloud-Computing Outage

Amazon says an incorrectly typed command during a routine debugging of its billing system caused the five-hour outage of some Amazon Web Services servers on Tuesday.

Friday, Mar 3, 2017 at 12:34 PM EST

Bitcoin Value Surpasses Gold for First Time

Bitcoin Value Surpasses Gold for First Time

Bitcoin hit a major milestone on Thursday, surpassing the price of an ounce of gold for the first time in the digital currency's history, NBC News reported. Some investors are now saying this development...

Friday, Mar 3, 2017 at 09:00 AM EST

Catholic High School Scores $24M With Snap Investment

Catholic High School Scores $24M With Snap Investment

A California high school that counts itself among Snap Inc.'s first investors won big on Thursday after a booming initial public offering and first-day trading. The company behind the popular messaging app...

Monday, Mar 6, 2017 at 06:40 PM EST

A New Generation of Extreme Couponers

A New Generation of Extreme Couponers

Kathy Spencer is the brains behind the “How to Shop For Free” website, which provides people with weekly lists of store sales and coupon match-ups.

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