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Sunday, Nov 10, 2019 at 12:19 AM EST

FBI: Cybercrimes on the Rise Because of Sophisticated Scams

FBI: Cybercrimes on the Rise Because of Sophisticated Scams<br />

In 2015, $220 million was lost to wire fraud in the United States. In 2019, losses will surpass $1.5 billion, according to WFG National Title Insurance Company. In the past, attempts to trick people were often...

Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 at 07:26 PM EST

Self-Driving Uber Car That Hit and Killed Woman Did Not Recognize That Pedestrians Jaywalk

Self-Driving Uber Car That Hit and Killed Woman Did Not Recognize That Pedestrians Jaywalk

A self-driving Uber car that struck and killed an Arizona woman was not able to recognize that pedestrians jaywalk, the National Traffic Safety Board revealed in documents released earlier this week. Elaine...

Friday, Nov 8, 2019 at 06:38 PM EST

Friends, Family Support Twitter Employee Charged in Spy Case

Friends, Family Support Twitter Employee Charged in Spy Case

Family and friends of a former Twitter employee accused of spying for Saudi Arabia call him a dedicated husband and father who has overcome recent mental health struggles, according to letters of support...

Friday, Nov 8, 2019 at 06:58 PM EST

Facebook Is Deleting the Name of the Potential Whistleblower

Facebook Is Deleting the Name of the Potential Whistleblower

Facebook says it is deleting the name of the person who has been identified in conservative circles as the whistleblower who triggered a congressional impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's actions....

Friday, Nov 8, 2019 at 12:38 PM EST

Got a Weird Text? A Telecom Vendor Says It's to Blame

Got a Weird Text? A Telecom Vendor Says It's to Blame

If you woke up to a weird text that seemed totally out of place, you aren't alone. A mysterious wave of missives swept America's phones overnight, delivering confusing messages from friends, family and the...

Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 at 09:46 PM EST

Saudi Recruitment of Twitter Workers Reflects Insider Risks

Saudi Recruitment of Twitter Workers Reflects Insider Risks

Allegations that two former Twitter employees spied on users for the Saudi government have spotlighted the threat posed by insiders who exploit their access to the mountains of sensitive data held by tech...

Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 at 08:47 AM EST

Board of Directors for Google's Parent Company Investigating Executives Over Inappropriate Relationships

Board of Directors for Google's Parent Company Investigating Executives Over Inappropriate Relationships

Alphabet’s board of directors has opened an investigation into how executives handled claims of sexual harassment and other misconduct, including behavior of Chief Legal Officer David Drummond, who has been...

Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 at 12:31 AM EST

California Discloses Probe on Facebook Privacy Practices

California Discloses Probe on Facebook Privacy Practices

California attorney general says he has been investigating Facebook’s privacy practices since 2018. Attorney General Xavier Becerra offered few details about the probe and said he was disclosing it only because...

Monday, Nov 4, 2019 at 04:15 PM EST

Google Employees Call for Corporate Climate Change Action

Google Employees Call for Corporate Climate Change Action

Google employees are demanding the company issue a climate plan that commits it to zero emissions by 2030.

Monday, Nov 4, 2019 at 12:37 PM EST

From Toast of Town to Toxic: Facebook CEO on Outs With Dems

From Toast of Town to Toxic: Facebook CEO on Outs With Dems

Mark Zuckerberg's social network in Washington is shrinking. Bipartisan hostility against Facebook has been building for months, fueled by a series of privacy scandals, the site's role in Russian meddling in the...

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