<![CDATA[NBC 6 South Florida - Tech News]]>Copyright 2018 https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/tech http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+6+LOGO+GOOGLE.png NBC 6 South Florida https://www.nbcmiami.com en-usWed, 21 Nov 2018 09:17:33 -0500Wed, 21 Nov 2018 09:17:33 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Facebook, Instagram Were Down for Some Users Tuesday Morning]]> Tue, 20 Nov 2018 16:48:42 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/1014832932-Facebook-Instagram.jpg
Facebook wasn't working for some users Tuesday morning, the second big outage in about a week, and Instagram users were reporting issues as well. The outage appeared to hit around 8 a.m.

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<![CDATA[Denial, Tension at Facebook as Sense of Crisis Builds]]> Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:05:42 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/962171224-Mark-Zuckerberg.jpg
Mark Zuckerberg and his deputy, Sheryl Sandberg, believe Facebook's negative image comes from bungled public relations strategy and sensational media coverage, not structural or philosophical issues, six sources...

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<![CDATA[Technology Lessening Shoplifting]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 21:14:32 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/turkey+screenshot+%281%29.jpg
Shoplift is a new technology that helps prevent shoplifting by sensing unscanned items from above.]]>
<![CDATA[NBC Owned Stations Win Emmy for StormRanger Radar Truck]]> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:00:02 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/scott-meadows-stormranger.jpg
NBC’s Owned Television Stations division has won an Emmy for its mobile radar truck StormRanger, which the NBC and Telemundo owned station group developed to detect weather quicker and forecast with more...

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<![CDATA[Robots That Milk Cows]]> Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:12:50 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/milking+cows.jpg
All over Wisconsin cow farmers are starting to use robots to milk the cows.]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Briefly Goes Down: 'Something Went Wrong']]> Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:31:37 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/971974510-facebook-generic.jpg
Some Facebook users were reporting that the site was down for them on Monday.For those experiencing the outage, opening a page on the social media site revealed an error message reading, "Sorry, something went...

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<![CDATA[2016 vs. 2018: Hilarious Memes Reflect Voters' Attitudes]]> Tue, 06 Nov 2018 12:13:11 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Dicaprio+Theron.jpg
Angry, fired up and anxious. This is how some voters feel about voting in this year’s midterm elections. They took to Twitter, comparing how they cast their ballot in 2016 during the presidential election to how...
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<![CDATA[Trolls Struggling to Share Disinformation, Secret Chats Show]]> Tue, 06 Nov 2018 08:39:26 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/527099783-Hacker-Silhouette.jpg
A far-right troll told others that he was immediately banned from Twitter for deliberately sharing the wrong election date, according to NBC News, which had a reporter mistakenly added to trolls' private...

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<![CDATA[Understanding the Law That Protected Google Walk Outs]]> Fri, 02 Nov 2018 11:46:22 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-1056086262.jpg
Google employees may find safety in numbers after staging a worldwide walkout on Thursday — but they could be surprised to learn that it’s not the First Amendment that would protect them from corporate...

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<![CDATA[Google Employees to Protest How Company Handled Sexual Misconduct]]> Thu, 01 Nov 2018 01:06:32 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/google_protest_1031_4779248.JPG
Hundreds of Google employees from the main campus and the Google X lab in Mountain View are expected to walk out Thursday because they’re not happy with the way the company has handled sexual misconduct in...

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<![CDATA[Twitter Pulls Down Bot Network Pushing Pro-Saudi Messages]]> Thu, 18 Oct 2018 19:01:21 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP_18137710760264.jpg
Twitter suspended a network of suspected Twitter bots on Thursday that pushed pro-Saudi Arabia talking points about the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the past week.Twitter became aware of some...

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<![CDATA[Stephen Hawking Claims 'No Possibility' of God in Last Book]]> Thu, 18 Oct 2018 15:31:23 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/hawkingGettyImages-95773900.jpg
In Stephen Hawking's final book "Brief Answers to Big Questions," published Tuesday by Bantam Books, the Cambridge professor begins a series of 10 intergalactic essays by addressing life's oldest and most...

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<![CDATA[Netflix Braces for Investigation Into Workplace Culture]]> Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:05:50 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Netflix_Logo_DigitalVideo.jpg
Netflix executives have been telling employees to brace for a Wall Street Journal investigation that takes a critical view of the company's corporate culture, people with knowledge of the matter tell NBC

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<![CDATA[Exclusive: Reddit CEO Talks Fending Off Russian Interference]]> Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:44:18 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/207*120/RedditRussianHacking.jpg
Reddit, the fifth-most visited U.S. website, according to the analytics firm Alexa, has been on the offensive against suspicious accounts linked to Russia, which its CEO Steve Huffman said have attempted to put...

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<![CDATA[Twitter Releases Data on Russian Foreign Influence Campaigns]]> Wed, 17 Oct 2018 10:44:40 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-1001080376.jpg
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.

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<![CDATA[YouTube Back Up After Users Report Outage ]]> Tue, 16 Oct 2018 22:07:29 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/youtube_generic_1200x675.jpg
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...

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<![CDATA[500,000 Google+ Accounts Possibly Compromised, Google Says]]> Mon, 08 Oct 2018 12:41:50 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/182*120/New+Image19.JPG
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...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Cloned Accounts Message Is Fake; Don't Spread the Hoax]]> Mon, 08 Oct 2018 09:37:18 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-5861135321.jpg
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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<![CDATA[Internal Drama at Facebook Over VP Who's Friend of Kavanaugh]]> Fri, 05 Oct 2018 11:47:37 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/961820848-Joel-Kaplan-Facebook.jpg
A Facebook vice president's public support of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has set off an internal revolt in the company, sources told NBC News.Hundreds of employees have complained on message boards...

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<![CDATA[Musk Taunts SEC as 'Shortseller Enrichment Commission']]> Thu, 04 Oct 2018 22:17:58 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Musk-Elon.jpg
Elon Musk on Thursday lashed out at the Securities and Exchange Commission, taking to Twitter to mock the “incredible work” of the “Shortseller Enrichment Commission.”“Just want to [say] that the Shortseller...

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<![CDATA['Snapcrap' Hopes to Help Clean Up San Francisco Streets]]> Thu, 04 Oct 2018 11:05:43 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/snapcrap.JPG
No, Snapcrap isn't a weird bathroom parody of Snapchat.The new app released on Tuesday to iOS users is trying to help clean up the dirty streets of San Francisco, according to its developer Sean Miller, a San...

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