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Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 at 09:05 PM EDT

New Software Glitch Found in Boeing's Troubled 737 Max Jet

New Software Glitch Found in Boeing's Troubled 737 Max Jet

A new software problem has been found in the troubled Boeing 737 Max that could push the plane's nose down automatically, and fixing the flaw is almost certain to further delay the plane's return to flying after...

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 at 08:23 PM EDT

Zuckerberg Says Facebook 'Evaluating' Deepfake Video Policy

Zuckerberg Says Facebook 'Evaluating' Deepfake Video Policy

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company is evaluating how it should handle "deepfake" videos created with artificial intelligence and high-tech tools to yield false but realistic clips. In an interview at...

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 at 08:08 PM EDT

2nd Florida City Pays Hackers, as 3rd City Faces Breach

2nd Florida City Pays Hackers, as 3rd City Faces Breach

A second small Florida city this month has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to hackers who took over most of its computer operations, an official said Wednesday, while a third Florida city said its data was...

Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 at 07:00 AM EDT

Documents Show NSA Again Improperly Collected Call Records

Documents Show NSA Again Improperly Collected Call Records

Documents released Wednesday show the National Security Agency improperly collected phone records four months after it said it had fixed technical problems that caused another similar collection of unauthorized...

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 at 01:47 AM EDT

Senate Report Sounds Alarm on Cybersecurity Failures

Senate Report Sounds Alarm on Cybersecurity Failures

Federal agencies responsible for safeguarding millions of Americans' security, public safety and personal data have failed to apply even basic defenses to cyberattacks, Senate investigators said Tuesday. The...

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 at 05:18 AM EDT

Tech Makes It Easier to Search Wilderness for Missing People

Tech Makes It Easier to Search Wilderness for Missing People

More U.S. teams are turning to the technology that combines cellphone GPS with digital maps detailing cliffs, caves, waterways and other hard-to-search terrain. It helps manage the work of large numbers of...

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 at 06:21 AM EDT

SpaceX Launches Falcon Heavy Rocket Carrying 24 Satellites

SpaceX Launches Falcon Heavy Rocket Carrying 24 Satellites

SpaceX launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites Tuesday, a middle-of-the-night rideshare featuring a deep space atomic clock, solar sail, a clean and green rocket fuel testbed, and even human...

Friday, Jun 28, 2019 at 10:30 AM EDT

Hong Kong Protesters Deeply Fear Leaving a Digital Footprint

Hong Kong Protesters Deeply Fear Leaving a Digital Footprint

The night before the massive protests in Hing Kong against a law that would allow suspects to be extradited to mainland China, Hong Kong police arrested the administrator of one of the largest group chats...

Friday, Jun 21, 2019 at 08:27 PM EDT

US Blacklists 5 Chinese Groups Working in Supercomputing

US Blacklists 5 Chinese Groups Working in Supercomputing

The United States is blacklisting five Chinese organizations involved in supercomputing with military-related applications, citing national security as justification for denying its Asian geopolitical rival...

Friday, Jun 21, 2019 at 04:13 PM EDT

Here's a First Look at the New Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Here's a First Look at the New Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Niantic, the company that built the hit game Pokemon Go, launched its new game this week based on another popular franchise. It’s called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and, like Pokemon, it uses augmented reality...

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