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Friday, Mar 9, 2018 at 05:07 AM EST

Western Tech Used for Hacking in Turkey, Syria: Watchdog

Western Tech Used for Hacking in Turkey, Syria: Watchdog

A Canadian company's hardware is being used to hack internet users along Turkey's border with Syria, researchers said Friday, adding that there were signs that Kurdish forces aligned with the United States might...

Thursday, Mar 8, 2018 at 09:16 PM EST

Elon Musk Sides With Trump on Trade With China

Elon Musk Sides With Trump on Trade With China

The auto executive Elon Musk tweeted that China puts a 25 percent import duty on American cars while the U.S. import duty is only 2.5 percent for Chinese cars, CNBC reported. Musk added American car companies...

Thursday, Mar 8, 2018 at 02:48 PM EST

Study Finds False Stories Travel Way Faster Than the Truth

Study Finds False Stories Travel Way Faster Than the Truth

Twitter loves lies. A new study finds that false information on the social media network travels six times faster than the truth and reaches far more people. And you can't blame bots; it's us, say the...

Thursday, Mar 8, 2018 at 09:47 AM EST

This Is Why Alexa Was Creepily, Spontaneously Laughing

This Is Why Alexa Was Creepily, Spontaneously Laughing

Since February, Amazon Echo users have been reporting that Alexa, its virtual personal assistant, has been breaking into laughter unprompted, NBC News reported. People have been posting videos of childlike...

Wednesday, Mar 7, 2018 at 06:02 PM EST

Georgia Gov: Facebook to Put $750M Data Center Near Atlanta

Georgia Gov: Facebook to Put $750M Data Center Near Atlanta

Facebook is investing $750 million over the next five years to build a huge data center outside of Atlanta. Gov. Nathan Deal held a news conference Wednesday afternoon to announce that the social media giant's...

Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018 at 01:32 PM EST

Google Maps Adds Disney Parks to Street View

Google Maps Adds Disney Parks to Street View

Google announced Tuesday that it’s popular Street View feature now covers 11 Disney-operated theme parks from California to Florida. Some of the destinations in Tuesday’s launch includes California Adventures...

Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018 at 11:41 AM EST

Washington Is 1st State to Enact Net-Neutrality Rules

Washington Is 1st State to Enact Net-Neutrality Rules

Setting up a likely legal fight with the Trump administration, Washington has become the first state to enact its own net-neutrality requirements after U.S. regulators repealed Obama-era rules designed to...

Monday, Mar 5, 2018 at 07:49 AM EST

Girl Scouts Fight Cybercrime With New Cybersecurity Badges

Girl Scouts Fight Cybercrime With New Cybersecurity Badges

Girl Scouts aren't just about camping, crafting and cooking — they're now taking on cybercrime, too, NBC News reported. A new curriculum is being rolled out that will eventually provide girls with the chance to...

Friday, Mar 2, 2018 at 01:36 PM EST

Amazon's Alexa Is 'Having Trouble Understanding Right Now'

Amazon's Alexa Is 'Having Trouble Understanding Right Now'

Alexa? Are you there? Amazon Echo devices weren't working across the country Friday in what appeared to be an Alexa-related outage. Some users who posed questions to the voice-activated and internet-connected...

Thursday, Mar 1, 2018 at 06:36 PM EST

NASA Launches Advanced Weather Satellite for Western US

NASA Launches Advanced Weather Satellite for Western US

NASA has launched another of the world's most advanced weather satellites, this time to safeguard the western U.S. An Atlas V (five) rocket blasted off Thursday from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying the GOES-S...

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