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If Russia Comes Calling, Feds and States United on Voting Cybersecurity
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 08:58:00 GMT
President Donald Trump says Russian hacking is a hoax, but his own agencies have been quietly working with states to beef up their cybersecurity resources.
Judge Limits Data Feds Can Get About Anti-Trump Website
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:22:00 GMT
The government doesn't have a right to communications by people committing no crime and "engaging in protected First Amendment activities," the judge wrote.
Amazon's Next Target: Your Shop-Happy Teen
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:23:00 GMT
They're starting them young at Amazon.
Chemistry Nobel Goes to Cool Imaging Technique
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 12:42:37 GMT
Researchers who developed cryo-electron microscopy, a technique that lets us image viruses and tiny cell structures, won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Should Twitter and Google Tell You Who Paid for Those Ads?
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:58:00 GMT
There's an old saying: On the internet, no one knows you're a dog. They also don't know if you're a Russian propagandist.
#MeToo Becomes Rallying Cry Against Sexual Harassment and Assault
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:31:00 GMT
After a tweet from actor Alyssa Milano, social media was overwhelmed with personal stories of being the victims of sexual harassment or assault.
The Tech Community Steps Up to Help Puerto Rico
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 18:10:39 GMT
While the government response has been criticized, Silicon Valley is mobilizing to help connect Puerto Rico after the devastating hurricane.
Arianna Huffington: Tech Addiction Is a Bigger Problem Than People Realize
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:46:46 GMT
Technology has been very good at giving us what we want, but less good as giving us what we need.
What Will It Take to Get Virtual Reality Right?
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:09:00 GMT
Mark Zuckerberg has pledged to get 1 billion people using virtual reality, but is he the one living in an alternate reality?
Dove on Clean-Up Duty After Racially Insensitive Ad
Sun, 08 Oct 2017 15:38:00 GMT
Soap company Dove has apologized for a now-deleted Facebook advertisement showing a black woman removing her shirt to reveal a white woman underneath.
So Where Exactly Will We Charge All These Electric Cars?
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:12:00 GMT
Will the U.S. have to spend tens of billions of dollars on new infrastructure to charge the pending swarms of electric battery vehicles?
AOL Instant Messenger Is Saying G2G for Good
Fri, 06 Oct 2017 18:00:00 GMT
AOL Instant Messenger, the program beloved by '90s kids and people who really didn't want to talk to their co-workers, is heading into retirement.
Russia Probe: Facebook's Lawyer to Face Congress
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:23:00 GMT
Google and Twitter executives are also expected to testify before the House and Senate intelligence committees on Nov. 1.
Amazon's New $5 Billion Headquarters May Ruin Your City
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:24:29 GMT
Sure, having Amazon come to town is like winning the golden ticket — but economists say the retail giant could create havoc for residents and local businesses.
Alexa, Start My Car: High-Tech Driving Hits the Fast Lane
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 18:00:00 GMT
From ordering coffee the way you like it to keeping you in the correct lane, even the most basic car of the future will do more than just get you from A to B.
Richard Branson Reveals Virgin Galactic Launch Plans
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:54:21 GMT
The company's first astronauts could go into space 'in about four months.'
Google Takes a Giant Leap Onto Apple's, Samsung's Turf
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 20:25:00 GMT
From a mini Google Home virtual assistant to a powerful new phone, search giant Google is slowly but surely nudging its way into the tech gadget space.
Russian Hackers Stole NSA Tools From Contractor Who Used Kaspersky Software
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 18:34:00 GMT
Russian hackers were able to identify the material and access the contractor's home machine because he was using Kaspersky software, a former official said.
Twitter Feels Heat After Suspending Rose McGowan
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:21:00 GMT
Rose McGowan's Twitter silencing is raising more questions about how the site handles reports of abuse and decides who and what can stay.
#MeToo Isn't Just 'Ice Bucket Challenge' for Women
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:08:00 GMT
The internet can feel like a cause-a-minute factory. Then there's #MeToo.
Yes, Your Wi-Fi Router Is Easily Hacked: No, You Should Not Panic
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:07:07 GMT
Are hackers exploiting the Krack attack to spy on you?
Former Equifax CEO Takes Hits In Hearings
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:38:00 GMT
Former Equifax CEO said he was "ultimately responsible" for the breach, but also blamed one person in the IT department. Then "Monopoly Man" showed up.
Gravitational Wave Work Wins Physics Nobel
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 02:19:36 GMT
Kip Thorne and Barry Barish of Caltech and Rainer Weiss of MIT won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work using LIGO to observe gravitational waves.
Facebook Will Reveal How Russia Targeted U.S. Voters
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:24:00 GMT
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, said Thursday that the social network will reveal how Russia-linked groups targeted Americans with disruptive ads.
Experts: North Korea Targeted U.S. Electric Power Companies
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 22:05:00 GMT
A report prepared for private clients by the cybersecurity firm FireEye found North Korea tried to breach U.S. electric companies using spearphishing emails.