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Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016 at 03:29 AM PST

Facebook's Unmanned Aircraft Crashed in Test Flight: Report

Facebook's Unmanned Aircraft Crashed in Test Flight: Report

An unmanned aircraft that is part of Facebook's plan to send internet signals to remote parts of the world crash-landed in the Arizona desert over the summer because of strong winds, investigators said. The...

Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 at 10:41 PM PST

Facebook Is Now Letting You Flag Fake News

Facebook Is Now Letting You Flag Fake News

Facebook is letting its users flag news stories as fake or a hoax and working with fact checkers to vet them, the social media giant announced Thursday, in its first efforts to address fake news since the United...

Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 at 03:43 AM PST

Yahoo's Big Breach Helps Usher in Age of Hacker Anxiety

Yahoo's Big Breach Helps Usher in Age of Hacker Anxiety

Yahoo has become the worst-case example of an unnerving but increasingly common phenomenon — massive hacks that steal secrets and other potentially revealing information from our personal digital accounts, or...

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 08:38 PM PST

Yahoo: Hackers Stole Data From Over 1B Accounts

Yahoo: Hackers Stole Data From Over 1B Accounts

Hackers stole data from more than one billion Yahoo user accounts, the company reported Wednesday. The security breach was discovered after law enforcement officials provided the company with data files that a...

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 09:24 PM PST

1 Small Delivery for a Man, 1 Giant Leap for Amazon, Drones

1 Small Delivery for a Man, 1 Giant Leap for Amazon, Drones

Drone delivery has begun. On Dec. 7, a bag of popcorn, along with an Amazon Fire TV stick, left a Cambridge warehouse in the U.K. and 13 minutes later, both were accepted by an Amazon customer, one of two...

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 05:53 PM PST

Uber Self-Driving Cars Hit the Streets of San Francisco

Uber Self-Driving Cars Hit the Streets of San Francisco

Uber is bringing a small number of self-driving cars to its ride-hailing service in San Francisco — a move likely to excite the city's tech-savvy population and certain to antagonize California regulators. The...

Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 at 04:20 AM PST

Trump Tells Anxious Tech Leaders: 'We're Here to Help'

Trump Tells Anxious Tech Leaders: 'We're Here to Help'

President-elect Donald Trump, who faced fierce opposition from some Silicon Valley leaders during the election campaign, strove to assure the titans of tech on Wednesday that his administration is "here to help...

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 04:18 AM PST

SpaceX Delays Its First Manned Flight to ISS

SpaceX Delays Its First Manned Flight to ISS

Billionaire Elon Musk has hit another setback this year. His company SpaceX has postponed its first manned flight to the International Space Station until 2018, NASA announced on Monday. SpaceX hopes to return...

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 at 04:34 AM PST

NJ Clinical Lab Hack Exposes Personal Health Info of 34,000

NJ Clinical Lab Hack Exposes Personal Health Info of 34,000

Quest Diagnostics announced Monday that it is investigating an unauthorized third-party intrusion into an internet application on its network. In a statement released Monday, the company said the data accessed...

Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 at 11:48 PM PST

University of Michigan, Google Create Flint Water Crisis App

University of Michigan, Google Create Flint Water Crisis App

The University of Michigan and Google have teamed up to create an app and website aimed at helping Flint residents and officials deal with the lead-contaminated water crisis. Mywater-Flint was developed by...

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