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Friday, Aug 3, 2018 at 03:44 AM EDT

Campaigns on Their Own as Cyber Threats Roil Midterms

Campaigns on Their Own as Cyber Threats Roil Midterms

Kamala Harris has been the target of social media misinformation campaigns since she became a U.S. senator. Every month for the last 18 months, her office has discovered on average between three and five...

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 at 12:08 PM EDT

Apple Just Hit a $1 Trillion Market Cap

Apple Just Hit a $1 Trillion Market Cap

Apple hit a $1 trillion market cap on Thursday, making the iPhone maker the first publicly traded U.S. company to reach the record valuation. The stock rose nearly 3 percent following a strong third-quarter...

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 at 10:27 AM EDT

Q Who? This Conspiracy Theory Is Erupting at Trump Rallies

Q Who? This Conspiracy Theory Is Erupting at Trump Rallies

Amid the "Trump 2020" placards, the "Women for Trump" signs and the "CNN SUCKS" T-shirts, the most inscrutable message that came out of Donald Trump's Tampa rally on Tuesday evening was a letter. Q. People...

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 at 10:51 AM EDT

Elon Musk Makes 'Maybe the Most Valuable Apology of All Time' on Tesla's Earnings Call

Elon Musk Makes 'Maybe the Most Valuable Apology of All Time' on Tesla's Earnings Call

Wall Street is happy over Tesla's quarterly results and guidance, but Elon Musk's apologies to multiple analysts may even be more important to the company's shares and investor sentiment. On Wednesday's...

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 at 10:16 AM EDT

Google Glass Helps Kids With Autism Make Eye Contact: Study

Google Glass Helps Kids With Autism Make Eye Contact: Study

Most children with autism who wore Google Glasses equipped with facial expression-interpreting software made improvements in holding eye contact with their families, according to a study published Thursday. The...

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 at 07:38 AM EDT

How Facebook Regulates the Wild West of Political Ads

How Facebook Regulates the Wild West of Political Ads

With less than three months to go before the midterm elections, Facebook is enforcing strict new requirements on digital political ads. Among other things, they force political ad buyers to verify their...

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 at 06:53 AM EDT

Facebook Page's Removal Angers Washington Protest Organizers

Facebook Page's Removal Angers Washington Protest Organizers

Facebook stunned and angered organizers of a protest against white supremacists when it disabled their Washington event's page this week, saying it and others had been created by "bad actors" misusing the social...

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 at 05:03 PM EDT

Reddit Hack Shows Strong Security Can Be Bypassed Too

Reddit Hack Shows Strong Security Can Be Bypassed Too

Reddit, one of the most popular sites on the internet, fell victim to a cyberattack in June, the company revealed today, allowing hackers to steal email addresses and passwords of what the company calls a "small...

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 at 07:47 PM EDT

Boston Man Accused of Stealing $2M in Cryptocurrency

Boston Man Accused of Stealing $2M in Cryptocurrency

A college student from Boston was arrested last month after allegedly stealing at least $2 million in cryptocurrency and hacking phones owned by tech executives, according to prosecutors in California. Joel...

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 at 04:22 PM EDT

Apple Jumps 6%, Ends Trading Shy of $1 Trillion Market Cap

Apple Jumps 6%, Ends Trading Shy of $1 Trillion Market Cap

Apple shares gained almost 6 percent Wednesday after a strong fiscal third-quarter report, but ended trading shy of a highly anticipated $1 trillion market value.  The stock closed at $201.50,...

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