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Monday, Mar 19, 2018 at 08:40 PM EDT

Facebook Security Chief to Leave in Wake of Scandal: Report

Facebook Security Chief to Leave in Wake of Scandal: Report

Facebook Chief Information Security Officer Alex Stamos is reportedly leaving after disagreements over how the social media network should handle the spread of disinformation, the New York Times reported. In a...

Monday, Mar 19, 2018 at 05:42 PM EDT

Facebook Shares Tumble Following Reports of Data Breach

Facebook Shares Tumble Following Reports of Data Breach

Facebook shares tumbled Monday following reports that user data had been inappropriately obtained. Cambridge Analytica, whose clients included Donald Trump's presidential campaign, reportedly used the data...

Monday, Mar 19, 2018 at 04:04 PM EDT

Stephen Hawking's Last Paper Pondered Parallel Universes

Stephen Hawking's Last Paper Pondered Parallel Universes

Stephen Hawking may have passed away last week, but he left behind a final scientific groundwork that could lead the way to the discovery of parallel universes, according to reports. Hawking and co-author...

Monday, Mar 19, 2018 at 07:50 PM EDT

Facebook Data Whistleblower: 'Fake News to the Next Level'

Facebook Data Whistleblower: 'Fake News to the Next Level'

A Trump-affiliated firm under scrutiny for inappropriately obtaining data on tens of millions of Facebook users created profiling algorithms that "took fake news to the next level," a former employee said. Chr...

Monday, Mar 19, 2018 at 09:41 AM EDT

'Game Changer': Robots Break New Ground in Construction

'Game Changer': Robots Break New Ground in Construction

As a teenager working for his dad's construction business, Noah Ready-Campbell dreamed that robots could take over the dirty, tedious parts of his job, such as digging and leveling soil for building projects....

Monday, Mar 19, 2018 at 06:31 PM EDT

How Facebook Likes Could Profile Voters for Manipulation

How Facebook Likes Could Profile Voters for Manipulation

Facebook likes can tell a lot about a person. Maybe even enough to fuel a voter-manipulation effort like the one a Trump-affiliated data-mining firm stands accused of — and which Facebook may have enabled. The...

Sunday, Mar 18, 2018 at 02:13 AM EDT

Trump-Linked Data Analysis Firm Taps 50M Facebook Profiles

Trump-Linked Data Analysis Firm Taps 50M Facebook Profiles

A data analysis firm employed by President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign tapped the Facebook profiles of more than 50 million users without their permission, allowing it to capitalize on the private social media...

Saturday, Mar 17, 2018 at 06:23 PM EDT

US Probes 4 Deaths in Hyundai-Kia Cars When Air Bags Failed

US Probes 4 Deaths in Hyundai-Kia Cars When Air Bags Failed

Air bags in some Hyundai and Kia cars failed to inflate in crashes and four people are dead. Now the U.S. government's road safety agency wants to know why. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...

Saturday, Mar 17, 2018 at 10:58 AM EDT

Facebook Bans Trump-Affiliated Data Firm Cambridge Analytica

Facebook Bans Trump-Affiliated Data Firm Cambridge Analytica

Facebook suspended Cambridge Analytica, a data-analysis firm that worked for President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, over allegations that it held onto improperly obtained user data after telling Facebook it had...

Thursday, Mar 15, 2018 at 05:01 PM EDT

How Stephen Hawking Survived With ALS for 55 Years

How Stephen Hawking Survived With ALS for 55 Years

Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with ALS in 1963 at 21 years old and survived for over five decades before dying at the age of 76 on Wednesday. So how was Hawking able to live so long with the crippling and...

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