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Friday, Jun 1, 2018 at 11:30 AM EDT

Facebook Ending 'Trending' Topics, Tests Breaking News Label

Facebook Ending 'Trending' Topics, Tests Breaking News Label

Facebook is shutting down its ill-fated "trending" news section after four years, a company executive told The Associated Press. The company claims the tool is outdated and wasn't popular. But the trending...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 04:57 AM EDT

Misspelling Web Addresses Can Lead to Trouble, Experts Say

Misspelling Web Addresses Can Lead to Trouble, Experts Say

A simple typo in a web address can lead internet users to look-alike sites capable of installing malware, stealing sensitive personal and financial information or even locking up computers, NBC News reported....

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 05:34 PM EDT

Tesla in Autopilot Mode Crashes Into California Police Car

Tesla in Autopilot Mode Crashes Into California Police Car

Authorities say a Tesla sedan in Autopilot mode has crashed into a parked police cruiser in Southern California. Police Sgt. Jim Cota says the officer was not in the cruiser during the crash Tuesday in...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 10:07 AM EDT

This is How European Data Privacy Laws Help US Users

This is How European Data Privacy Laws Help US Users

Strict privacy guidelines designed for European customers is starting to show benefits for users in the United States as well. The General Data Protection Regulation adopted by the European Union was designed to...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 08:25 AM EDT

New Uber Feature Connects You to 911 in an Emergency

New Uber Feature Connects You to 911 in an Emergency

Uber unveiled a new security feature Tuesday that allows you to connect directly with a police dispatcher at the tap of a button. The "call 911" feature in Uber's app also displays your location information, the...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 07:16 AM EDT

FBI Urges Internet Users to Reboot Home Routers

FBI Urges Internet Users to Reboot Home Routers

The FBI on Monday went public with a warning, urging people to reboot the internet routers in their homes because Russian hackers have targeted hundreds of thousands of the devices. The FBI said malware capable...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 07:35 PM EDT

Alan Bean, 4th Person to Walk on the Moon, Dies at 86

Alan Bean, 4th Person to Walk on the Moon, Dies at 86

Former Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth man to walk on the moon and later turned to painting to chronicle the moon landings on canvas, has died. He was 86. Bean was the lunar module pilot...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 05:52 AM EDT

After Amazon Echo Misfire, Ways to Protect Your Own Privacy

After Amazon Echo Misfire, Ways to Protect Your Own Privacy

Revelations that an Amazon Echo smart speaker inadvertently sent a family's private conversation to an acquaintance highlights some unexpected risks of new voice-enabled technologies. According to Amazon,...

Friday, May 25, 2018 at 12:41 PM EDT

Tesla in Autopilot Mode Sped Up Before Utah Crash

Tesla in Autopilot Mode Sped Up Before Utah Crash

A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press. Two people...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 02:58 AM EDT

How to Update Privacy Settings Across Social Media

How to Update Privacy Settings Across Social Media

With a strict, new European privacy regulation taking effect Friday, several social media companies are reaching out to users with updated privacy policies, NBC News reported. Customers will have control of...

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