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Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 09:14 PM EDT

Facebook Auto-Generates Videos Celebrating Extremist Images

Facebook Auto-Generates Videos Celebrating Extremist Images

Facebook likes to give the impression it's staying ahead of extremists by taking down their posts, often before users even see them. But a confidential whistleblower's complaint to the Securities and Exchange...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 09:45 PM EDT

2 Chinese Men Indicted for Hacking Anthem

2 Chinese Men Indicted for Hacking Anthem

A federal grand jury has indicted two members of "extremely sophisticated" hacking group operating from China in the 2014-2015 theft of the personal information of nearly 79 million customers of insurer...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 07:30 PM EDT

Twitter Conspiracy Theory Sabotages California Town Fundraiser

Twitter Conspiracy Theory Sabotages California Town Fundraiser

Officials in a small Northern California community say an online conspiracy that started with a tweet from former FBI Director James Comey forced them to cancel an annual school fundraiser out of safety...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 07:55 PM EDT

Parents Can't Delete What Kids Tell Amazon Voice Assistant

Parents Can't Delete What Kids Tell Amazon Voice Assistant

Amazon met with skepticism from some privacy advocates and members of Congress last year when it introduced its first kid-oriented voice assistant , along with brightly colored models of its Echo Dot speaker...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 07:51 AM EDT

Facebook Co-Founder Calls for Government to Break It Up

Facebook Co-Founder Calls for Government to Break It Up

The Harvard roommate of Mark Zuckerberg who co-founded Facebook is calling for the U.S. government to break up the company in a New York Times op-ed, telling NBC News that it's too big and that Zuckerberg isn't...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 07:24 AM EDT

Sci-Fi Fantasy of Living Longer Could Come True

Sci-Fi Fantasy of Living Longer Could Come True

Living forever has been a sci-fi fantasy but finding a way to delay death may actually be attainable. A hacker broke into about 100 Amazon vendors and stole money from sellers. A phishing technique got them...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 09:10 AM EDT

US Regulators Under Scrutiny as They Look to Punish Facebook

US Regulators Under Scrutiny as They Look to Punish Facebook

Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the company for alleged violations of its users' privacy. The Federal Trade Commission is...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 02:49 AM EDT

Uber, Lyft Drivers Protest in Cities Across the US, Overseas

Uber, Lyft Drivers Protest in Cities Across the US, Overseas

Some drivers for ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft turned off their apps Wednesday to protest what they say are declining wages at a time when both companies are raking in billions of dollars from investors. D...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 03:58 PM EDT

Google Promises Better Privacy Tools, Smarter AI Assistant

Google Promises Better Privacy Tools, Smarter AI Assistant

Google announced updates for its artificially intelligent voice assistant and new privacy tools to give people more control over how they're being tracked on the go or in their own home. CEO Sundar Pichai...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 05:17 AM EDT

Uber Drivers Set for Strike Ahead of Company's $90B IPO

Uber Drivers Set for Strike Ahead of Company's $90B IPO

Drivers for ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft are planning to turn off their apps Wednesday to protest low wages and other gripes. The strike comes just two days ahead of Uber’s IPO, which is expected to...

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