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Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 02:13 PM EDT

Equifax Now Says Some Passport Info Was Stolen in Breach

Equifax Now Says Some Passport Info Was Stolen in Breach

Equifax acknowledged a relatively small number of passport images and information were stolen as part of last year's security breach, despite previously denying such a thing occurred. The credit monitoring...

Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 08:33 AM EDT

Google Sells the Future, Powered by Your Personal Data

Google Sells the Future, Powered by Your Personal Data

Advanced new features rolled out this week by Google, like customized Google Maps suggestions and an assistant that can make appointments over the phone, are underpinned by the massive data trove Google collects...

Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 04:03 AM EDT

White House Hosting AI Summit With Tech Firms

White House Hosting AI Summit With Tech Firms

Top U.S. tech executives and researchers are planning to press the Trump administration to invest in artificial intelligence and craft policies they hope will strengthen the economy without displacing jobs. The...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 09:10 PM EDT

NASA and Uber Teaming Up to Get Flying Taxis Off the Ground

NASA and Uber Teaming Up to Get Flying Taxis Off the Ground

NASA and Uber have signed an agreement to explore putting flying taxis in the skies over US cities. NASA said Tuesday that it will begin simulations for so-called "urban air mobility" vehicles that also include...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 08:17 AM EDT

Google Aims to Simplify Your Life With New AI Features

Google Aims to Simplify Your Life With New AI Features

Google put the spotlight on its artificial intelligence smarts at its annual developers conference Tuesday, announcing new consumer features aimed at simplifying your life. Many of the updates have a practical...

Monday, May 7, 2018 at 12:40 PM EDT

Microsoft Launches $25M Program to Use AI for Disabilities

Microsoft Launches $25M Program to Use AI for Disabilities

Microsoft is launching a $25 million initiative to use artificial intelligence to build better technology for people with disabilities. CEO Satya Nadella announced the new "AI for Accessibility" effort as he...

Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 08:35 PM EDT

Lyft, Aptiv to Launch Self-Driving Car Program in Las Vegas

Lyft, Aptiv to Launch Self-Driving Car Program in Las Vegas

Ride-hailing service Lyft is partnering with an automotive technology company to deploy a fleet of 30 self-driving cars to the streets of Las Vegas this summer. Lyft and Aptiv will run the self-driving BMWs...

Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 01:48 PM EDT

SpaceX's Dragon Supply Ship Leaves ISS

SpaceX's Dragon Supply Ship Leaves ISS

The resupply ship, carrying 4,000 pounds of NASA equipment, left the International Space Station and before splashing down in Baja, California.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 01:12 PM EDT

Scientists Say Fossilized Footprints Tell Tale of Sloth Hunt

Scientists Say Fossilized Footprints Tell Tale of Sloth Hunt

Researchers studying a trail of fossilized footprints on a remote New Mexico salt flat have determined the tracks tell the story of a group of Ice Age hunters stalking a giant sloth. Park naturalist David...

Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 02:51 AM EDT

Google to Verify Identity of US Political Ad Buyers

Google to Verify Identity of US Political Ad Buyers

Google says it will do a better job of verifying the identity of political ad buyers in the U.S. by requiring a copy of a government-issued ID and other information. Google will also require the disclosure...

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