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Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 11:44 AM EDT

Twitter Releases Data on Russian Foreign Influence Campaigns

Twitter Releases Data on Russian Foreign Influence Campaigns

Twitter on Wednesday released a massive trove of data associated with foreign influence and misinformation campaigns spanning nearly a decade — just three weeks before the U.S. midterm elections, NBC News...

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 11:07 PM EDT

YouTube Back Up After Users Report Outage

YouTube Back Up After Users Report Outage

We can apparently get our YouTube on again. An outage late Tuesday prompted users worldwide to report on social media the video streaming website was down. YouTube in a tweet later confirmed that the site was...

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 03:44 PM EDT

Facebook Hack Affected 3 Million in Europe

Facebook Hack Affected 3 Million in Europe

Approximately 3 million Europeans were affected by a September Facebook security breach in which users’ personal information was stolen, the Irish Data Protection Commission told CNBC on Tuesday. This security...

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 at 01:49 PM EDT

Purging Long-Forgotten Online Accounts: Worth the Trouble?

Purging Long-Forgotten Online Accounts: Worth the Trouble?

The internet is riddled with long-forgotten accounts on social media, dating apps and various shopping sites used once or twice. Sure, you should delete all those unused logins and passwords. And eat your...

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 at 04:14 PM EDT

Facebook Says Hackers Accessed 29M People's Accounts

Facebook Says Hackers Accessed 29M People's Accounts

Facebook says hackers accessed a wide swath of information — ranging from emails and phone numbers to more personal details like sites visited and places checked into — from millions of accounts as part of a...

Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 at 12:04 PM EDT

Apple Plans to Give Away Original Content for Free to Device Owners as Part of New Digital TV Strategy

Apple Plans to Give Away Original Content for Free to Device Owners as Part of New Digital TV Strategy

Seven years ago, Walter Isaacson wrote that Apple founder Steve Jobs told him he'd "cracked" the code on bringing television into the digital age. Seven years later, the world is still waiting. But Apple's not...

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 at 01:33 PM EDT

Google's Waze Expands Carpooling Service Throughout US

Google's Waze Expands Carpooling Service Throughout US

Google will begin offering its pay-to-carpool service throughout the U.S., an effort to reduce the commute-time congestion that its popular Waze navigation app is designed to avoid. The expansion announced...

Monday, Oct 8, 2018 at 01:41 PM EDT

500,000 Google+ Accounts Possibly Compromised, Google Says

500,000 Google+ Accounts Possibly Compromised, Google Says

A bug in the Google+ social media service left about 500,000 user accounts open to being compromised, though there is no evidence anyone's personal information was misused, the company said Monday. Google said...

Monday, Oct 8, 2018 at 05:15 PM EDT

Facebook Wants People to Invite Its Cameras Into Their Homes

Facebook Wants People to Invite Its Cameras Into Their Homes

Facebook is launching the first electronic device to bear its brand, a screen and camera-equipped gadget intended to make video calls easier and more intuitive. But it's unclear if people will open their homes...

Monday, Oct 8, 2018 at 10:37 AM EDT

Facebook Cloned Accounts Message Is Fake; Don't Spread the Hoax

Facebook Cloned Accounts Message Is Fake; Don't Spread the Hoax

A hoax that is gaining ground on Facebook has some worried about a new possible hack of the social network. Facebook says to disregard the message. The hoax works by targeting a user's inbox on Messenger, with...

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