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Thursday, Jul 11, 2019 at 04:07 PM EDT

AT&T Will Soon Automatically Block Annoying Robocalls

AT&T Will Soon Automatically Block Annoying Robocalls

AT&T said this week that it will soon block spam calls or alert customers of suspected spammers. The blocking will first activate for new lines and will then be applied to all existing accounts, the carrier said...

Thursday, Jul 11, 2019 at 07:51 PM EDT

Twitter Users Across the World Report Outages

Twitter Users Across the World Report Outages

If Twitter goes down, who is there to tweet about it? Twitter appeared to be out for many users for part of Thursday afternoon, with some taking to the social networking company's page on rival site Facebook...

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 at 06:45 PM EDT

US Terminates Funds for Anti-Iran Twitter Feed

US Terminates Funds for Anti-Iran Twitter Feed

The State Department said Wednesday it has terminated support for an online project aimed at fighting Iranian disinformation after it tweeted harsh criticism of individual human rights workers, academics and...

Monday, Jul 8, 2019 at 07:21 AM EDT

BA Faces $229 Million Fine Over Breach of Customers' Data

BA Faces $229 Million Fine Over Breach of Customers' Data

The U.K. data regulator is fining British Airways 183 million pounds ($229 million) over a breach that compromised information on half a million customers. The airline revealed in September that it had been the...

Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 at 08:48 PM EDT

TV Channels Go Dark After AT&T, Nexstar Fail to Reach Deal

TV Channels Go Dark After AT&T, Nexstar Fail to Reach Deal

Some DirecTV customers saw blacked-out channels Thursday where they would usually see local news. DirecTV and its owner AT&T failed to reach a new deal with telecom company Nexstar, and Nexstar says 120...

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019 at 10:45 PM EDT

California Lawmaker Proposes Ban on 'Deep Fake' Videos

California Lawmaker Proposes Ban on 'Deep Fake' Videos

A California lawmaker is proposing to restrict the sharing of manipulated videos depicting politicians amid mounting concerns that increasingly convincing "deep fakes" could give rise to misinformation in the...

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019 at 01:26 PM EDT

Facebook, Instagram WhatsApp Outages Reported

Facebook, Instagram WhatsApp Outages Reported

Users were reporting issues across Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp on Wednesday. Facebook and Instagram said on their Twitter accounts around 12:15 p.m. ET that "some people" were were having trouble...

Monday, Jul 1, 2019 at 01:25 AM EDT

Facebook to Make Jobs, Credit Ads Searchable for US Users

Facebook to Make Jobs, Credit Ads Searchable for US Users

Facebook says it will make advertisements for jobs, loans and credit card offers searchable for all U.S. users following a legal settlement designed to eliminate discrimination on its platform. The plan...

Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 05:36 PM EDT

Facebook Re-Evaluating Nipples Policy

Facebook Re-Evaluating Nipples Policy

In early June, 125 people protested in the nude outside the New York City headquarters of Facebook and Instagram, covering themselves with stickers of photographed male nipples in protest of the long-argued...

Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 at 03:20 PM EDT

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Will Go to Trial Next July

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Will Go to Trial Next July

Elizabeth Holmes will go on trial next summer to face criminal fraud charges for allegedly defrauding investors, doctors and the public as the head of the once-heralded blood-testing start-up Theranos. U.S....

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