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Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 03:44 PM EDT

Facebook Busts Israel-Based Campaign to Disrupt Elections

Facebook Busts Israel-Based Campaign to Disrupt Elections

Facebook said Thursday it banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation. Na...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 10:57 PM EDT

MIT Time Capsule Puzzle Solved 15 Years Ahead of Schedule

MIT Time Capsule Puzzle Solved 15 Years Ahead of Schedule

A time capsule complete with computer artifacts was opened up at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Wednesday. It was part of a celebration, after Bernard Fabrot, a self-taught programmer from Belgium...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 09:23 PM EDT

Self-Driving Vehicle Pulled Over by Curious Police Officer

Self-Driving Vehicle Pulled Over by Curious Police Officer

A self-driving shuttle got pulled over by police on its first day carrying passengers on a new Rhode Island route. Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements said an officer pulled over the odd-looking autonomous...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 02:05 PM EDT

Robocall Relief? Feds to Vote on Measures to Block Spam Calls

Robocall Relief? Feds to Vote on Measures to Block Spam Calls

New measures by U.S. regulators could help thwart some of the billions of robocalls received in the U.S. The rising volume of calls in the last few years has created pressure on Congress, regulators and...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 07:28 PM EDT

US Abstains From Global Pledge to Curb Online Violence

US Abstains From Global Pledge to Curb Online Violence

The White House is not endorsing a global pledge to step up efforts to keep internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and broadcast attacks, citing respect for "freedom of...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 12:04 AM EDT

San Fran 1st US City to Ban Facial Recognition Tech

San Fran 1st US City to Ban Facial Recognition Tech

San Francisco supervisors voted to pass a surveillance oversight legislation Tuesday that includes a ban on the use of facial recognition technology by police and other city departments. The city has become the...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 06:53 AM EDT

WhatsApp Discovers Spyware That Hijacked Phones

WhatsApp Discovers Spyware That Hijacked Phones

Spyware crafted by a sophisticated group of hackers-for-hire took advantage of a flaw in the popular WhatsApp communications program to remotely hijack dozens of phones, the company said late Monday. The...

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 04:05 PM EDT

Facebook to Pay US Content Reviewers More Amid Criticism

Facebook to Pay US Content Reviewers More Amid Criticism

Facebook is raising how much it pays U.S. contractors who do some of its most taxing work, including watching violent and other objectionable material for possible removal. Facebook will pay at least $18 an hour...

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 11:20 AM EDT

Supreme Court Allows Lawsuit Over iPhone Apps

Supreme Court Allows Lawsuit Over iPhone Apps

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that consumers can pursue an antitrust lawsuit that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps. New Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the...

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 08:30 PM EDT

Zuckerberg Dismisses Co-Founder's Call to Break Up Facebook

Zuckerberg Dismisses Co-Founder's Call to Break Up Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has forcefully dismissed growing calls for regulators to break up the social media company, arguing that Facebook's size allows it to invest billions of dollars in security every...

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