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Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 07:25 AM EDT

iPhone Security Loophole Blocked; 'Fortnite' Hits 125M Users

iPhone Security Loophole Blocked; 'Fortnite' Hits 125M Users

Apple is closing a loophole that lets people collect personal information from a locked iPhone through a charging port. The loophole was a popular work-around for law enforcement trying to get evidence on...

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 02:31 PM EDT

Chicago Picks Elon Musk Company to Dig Express Tunnel to O'Hare

Chicago Picks Elon Musk Company to Dig Express Tunnel to O'Hare

After two reports surfaced late Wednesday night, the city of Chicago confirmed that Mayor Rahm Emanuel will announced the selection of Elon Musk's Boring Company to build and operate an express service to O'Hare...

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 02:41 AM EDT

Apple Closing iPhone Security Gap Used by Law Enforcement

Apple Closing iPhone Security Gap Used by Law Enforcement

Apple is closing a security gap that allowed outsiders to pry personal information from locked iPhones without a password, a change that will thwart law enforcement agencies that have been exploiting the...

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 at 07:03 PM EDT

NASA Rover Knocked Out as Gigantic Dust Storm Envelops Mars

NASA Rover Knocked Out as Gigantic Dust Storm Envelops Mars

NASA's seemingly unstoppable Mars rover Opportunity has been knocked out by a gigantic dust storm that is enveloping the red planet and blotting out the sun. Officials said Wednesday they're hopeful the...

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018 at 10:40 PM EDT

Federal Judge Approves AT&T-Time Warner Merger

Federal Judge Approves AT&T-Time Warner Merger

A federal judge approved the $85 billion mega-merger of AT&T and Time Warner on Tuesday, potentially ushering in a wave of media consolidation while shaping how much consumers pay for streaming TV and movies....

Monday, Jun 11, 2018 at 01:40 PM EDT

Your Internet Use Could Change as 'Net Neutrality' Ends

Your Internet Use Could Change as 'Net Neutrality' Ends

Your ability to watch and use your favorite apps and services could start to change — though not right away — following the official demise Monday of Obama-era internet protections. Any changes are likely to...

Monday, Jun 11, 2018 at 12:23 PM EDT

Net Neutrality Repeal Takes Effect, But Fight Continues

Net Neutrality Repeal Takes Effect, But Fight Continues

As the repeal of Obama-era net neutrality regulations took effect Monday, advocates for an open internet continue to fight the changes, NBC News reported. They’ve introduced efforts to re-implement similar rules...

Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 at 01:31 PM EDT

Why One Judge's Decision Could Change the Fate of US Media

Why One Judge's Decision Could Change the Fate of US Media

A senior judge at the U.S. District court for the District of Columbia, Richard Leon will decide on Tuesday whether to approve AT&T's $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, NBC News reported. AT&T's argument...

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 11:33 PM EDT

Google Pledges Not to Use AI for Weapons or Surveillance

Google Pledges Not to Use AI for Weapons or Surveillance

Google pledged Thursday that it will not use artificial intelligence in applications related to weapons, surveillance that violates international norms, or that works in ways that go against human rights. It...

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 05:13 PM EDT

Facebook Bug Made Private Posts of 14 Million Users Public

Facebook Bug Made Private Posts of 14 Million Users Public

A software bug changed the privacy settings of about 14 million Facebook users without their knowledge, causing messages intended for friends or smaller groups to be shared widely with the general public, the...

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