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Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018 at 08:07 AM EDT

Under Scrutiny, Facebook Revamps Privacy Tools

Under Scrutiny, Facebook Revamps Privacy Tools

Facebook is giving its privacy tools a makeover as it reels from criticisms over its data practices and faces tighter European regulations in the coming months. The changes won't affect Facebook's privacy...

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018 at 06:12 AM EDT

Selfie Medicine: Phone Apps Push People to Take Their Pills

Selfie Medicine: Phone Apps Push People to Take Their Pills

Take two tablets and a selfie? Your doctor's orders may one day include a smartphone video to make sure you took your medicine. Smartphone apps that monitor pill-taking are now available, and researchers are...

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018 at 05:50 PM EDT

Facebook Sued by Housing Advocates Alleging Discrimination

Facebook Sued by Housing Advocates Alleging Discrimination

Facebook still allows for discriminatory housing advertisements despite past promises to remove tools that allow landlords and brokers to exclude certain groups of people from seeing their listings, a new...

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018 at 07:37 AM EDT

New Cars Are Quickly Getting Self-Driving Safety Features

New Cars Are Quickly Getting Self-Driving Safety Features

Autonomous vehicles get all the headlines, but automakers are gradually adding advanced electronic safety features to human-driven cars as they step toward a world of self-driving vehicles. Car and tech...

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018 at 06:22 AM EDT

How Facebook Was Able to Siphon Off Phone Call and Text Logs

How Facebook Was Able to Siphon Off Phone Call and Text Logs

The news that Facebook's Android app has been collecting call and text histories is yet another black eye for the social media giant. But just why was Facebook able to siphon off records of who its users were...

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018 at 02:11 PM EDT

Apple Unveils Pencil Support for $329 iPad at Chicago Event

Apple Unveils Pencil Support for $329 iPad at Chicago Event

Apple is adding the ability to use a digital pencil to draw and write on its cheapest iPad model in an attempt to make the tablet more compelling for creating, teaching and learning. Apple's pencil previously...

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018 at 11:23 AM EDT

Whistleblower: Brexit Campaign Used Data Mined From Facebook

Whistleblower: Brexit Campaign Used Data Mined From Facebook

The computer expert who sparked a global debate over electronic privacy said Tuesday that the official campaign backing Britain's exit from the European Union had access to data that was inappropriately...

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018 at 12:30 AM EDT

Download and Protect Your Facebook Data in Just a Few Clicks

Download and Protect Your Facebook Data in Just a Few Clicks

The Facebook privacy scandal has users demanding to see how much the social media giant knows about them and how they can limit the amount of data they're giving out. The bad news is that your data may already...

Monday, Mar 26, 2018 at 02:53 PM EDT

Is Zuckerberg Willing to Act Boldly to Fix Facebook Crisis?

Is Zuckerberg Willing to Act Boldly to Fix Facebook Crisis?

As questions mounted last year about whether Facebook had been exploited to tilt the U.S. presidential election, Mark Zuckerberg's to-do list landed him on a fishing trawler off Alabama's Gulf coast. But the...

Monday, Mar 26, 2018 at 03:01 PM EDT

FTC, States Increase Pressure on Facebook on Privacy

FTC, States Increase Pressure on Facebook on Privacy

U.S. regulators and state attorneys general are increasing pressure on Facebook as they probe whether the company's data-collection practices have hurt the people who use its services. Facebook's stock,...

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