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TikTok Jan 19

‘TikTok Saved My Life,’ User Says After Viewers Tipped Him Off to Problem Mole

A California man says social media might have saved his life, NBC News reports. Alex Griswold, 24, says that after he posted a lighthearted video on TikTok last month, viewers urged him to have the mo...

  • airpods Jan 3

    Boy Swallows AirPod Wireless Earbud, Ends Up in Hospital

    An Atlanta mother is sharing a cautionary tale about AirPods, the wireless earbuds that became hugely popular Christmas presents this year.

    Kiara Stroud’s 7-year-old son had an AirPod in his mouth, choked on it and ended up accidentally swallowing it, she posted on Facebook on Saturday.

  • Amazon Jan 2

    Amazon Threatens to Fire Employees Who Speak Out on Climate Change

    A group of Amazon employees say the company has threatened to fire them for speaking out against the company’s environmental policies. In a statement posted to Twitter on Thursday, Amazon Employees for Climate Justice said that several employees were contacted by legal and HR representatives, who said they were in violation of the company’s externa...
  • Tech News Jan 1

    TikTok Releases ‘Transparency Report’ Amid Scrutiny Over Chinese Ownership

    The short video app TikTok this week released its first “transparency report,” which included the number of requests for user information it received from governments during the first half of 2019, NBC News reported. India led in the number of those requests from Jan. 1 to June 30, with 107 — which specified a total of 143 accounts. The...
  • computer security Dec 30, 2019

    Here Are the Worst Passwords of 2019

    We worry about criminals breaking into our digital accounts, and yet we make it easy for them to do it by using appallingly poor passwords, NBC News reports. SplashData, a company that sells secure password managers, has released its list of the worst passwords for 2019 based on an analysis of more than 5 million leaked passwords. No. 1 on......
  • YouTube Dec 29, 2019

    YouTube Actually Steers People Away From Radical Videos, Researchers Say

    Examining millions of YouTube recommendations over the course of a year, two researchers have determined that the platform in fact combats political radicalization. The researchers said that, as of late 2019, YouTube’s recommendation algorithm appears to be designed to benefit mainstream media and cable news content over independent YouTube creator...
  • iPhone Dec 25, 2019

    Tips and Tricks to Get the Most Out of Your New iPhone

    If you got a new iPhone for the holidays, you’ve probably already gone through some of the initial setup and configured things like Face ID. But, there’s a whole lot more you can do with your new iPhone, thanks to the latest iOS 13 update that rolled out in September. You can do a lot more than just install...

  • Amazon Dec 25, 2019

    Here Are a Bunch of Fun Tips and Tricks to Help You Get the Most Out of Your New Amazon Echo

    You may have just received a new Amazon Echo for the holidays. Maybe it’s your first one, or maybe it’s the second or third you’ve ever owned. Echos range in price from around $25 (when the Echo Dot is on sale) up to $199.99.The speaker gets better as you go up in price, but the stuff Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa can...

  • Christmas Eve Dec 25, 2019

    It Takes a Tech Village to Track Santa on Christmas Eve

    Depending on which country they’re from, the kids may ask about Father Christmas, Papa Noel, Saint Nick or Santa Claus. But they all want to know one thing: where in the world the jolly old man and his sleigh full of gifts are on Christmas Eve.

  • Boeing Dec 22, 2019

    Boeing Capsule Returns to Earth After Aborted Space Mission

    Boeing safely landed its crew capsule in the New Mexico desert Sunday after an aborted flight to the International Space Station that threatened to set back the company’s effort to launch astronauts for NASA next year. The Starliner descended into the Army’s White Sands Missile Range in the frigid predawn darkness, ending a two-day demo...
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