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Russian propaganda evades YouTube's flagging system with BuzzFeed-style knockoffs

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:22:00 GMT

It looks and sounds like the kind of online news millennials love with a heavy dose of talking points pushed by Russia.


Banning after-hours emails is more tricky than it seems

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:06:00 GMT

It sounds great, but what about companies with employees or clients in different time zones?


Taxpayers are getting an extra day to file because of an IRS technical glitch

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:03:07 GMT

But don't fret: Last minute filers still have alternative options.


'Sex compass' app harvested user data, former Cambridge Analytica employee says

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:45:00 GMT

The former staffer also claimed Cambridge Analytica most likely harvested data from more than 87 million people.


Will 'digital resurrections' let us bring back the dead?

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:56:49 GMT

In the not-too-distant future, chatbots and VR could let us interact with lost friends and relatives.


6 surprising ways driverless cars will change our world

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:10:00 GMT

Are you ready?


ESPN's much-anticipated streaming service is finally here

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 19:56:00 GMT

It's $4.99 per month, but won't have ESPN's cable TV content.


Paying billions more online: Supreme Court takes up internet sales tax case

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:38:00 GMT

The justices will decide whether to overturn 50 years' worth of rulings barring states from imposing sales taxes on whatever their residents buy from out-of-state retailers.


How data privacy unites Red and Blue America

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 13:44:00 GMT

In a country divided on policy, politics and culture, concerns about privacy emerge as something of a great uniter.


Trust in Facebook has plunged by 66 percent since privacy scandal

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:08:00 GMT

Sixty-five percent of survey respondents say they want Facebook to disclose how it uses the personal information it collects.


Facebook data collection was 'business as usual,' researcher says

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:35:00 GMT

"There are so many commercial entities out there, companies collecting vastly more data that don't care about their relationship with Facebook, and Facebook has no accounting for that data whatsoever," Kogan said.


No charges for officer who killed Wichita man in 'swatting' prank

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 02:21:00 GMT

The unidentified officer believed that Finch, who was unarmed, was reaching for a gun during the hoax 911 call, the district attorney says.


Trump orders USPS audit after attacking Amazon

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 18:54:00 GMT

Is Trump's sudden need to review the postal service actually another rebuke of Amazon?


As algorithms take over, YouTube's recommendations highlight a human problem

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:14:00 GMT

A supercomputer playing chess against your mind to get you to keep watching.


Zuckerberg's testimony raises new questions about Facebook's lobbying practices

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:35:00 GMT

Just what "reasonable privacy measures" might mean to Facebook remains to be seen


GOP accuses Facebook of censorship but conservative media flourishes online

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 16:32:00 GMT

"Facebook called them 'unsafe to the community:' that is ludicrous. They hold conservative views. That isn't unsafe."


In Dallas, bikes meant to improve mobility become a nuisance

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 20:58:00 GMT

Dockless bike startups have flocked to Dallas, but the hope of transportation utopia has given way to a people problem.


Trolls spread hateful fake Starbucks coupon for 'people of color only'

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:44:00 GMT

A meme machine of hate is behind several viral hoaxes.


NASA launches TESS exoplanet-hunting satellite into space

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:53:03 GMT

The space probe will look for alien worlds that might harbor life.


NASA's new satellite will scan the cosmos for alien worlds

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:38:00 GMT

The countdown is on!


Inside the government agency designing tech to fight fake news

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:46:00 GMT

The team that brought you driverless cars and Siri is now fighting a new kind of war on information.


Would you get a memory-boosting brain implant?

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:28:00 GMT

Neural prostheses look promising in new studies, though there's still a lot of work to do.


Facebook talks nice but takes action as European privacy rules loom

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:22:00 GMT

A new "privacy experience" comes as Facebook looks to limit its liability


Thousands of Android apps may be tracking your kids' private info

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:13:00 GMT

That digital nanny may be a 'gossip.'


Now you can visit world heritage sites in virtual reality

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 17:32:00 GMT

New initiative is also helping preserve some of the world's most celebrated places.