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Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 at 10:31 AM PDT

Why One Judge's Decision Could Change the Fate of US Media

Why One Judge's Decision Could Change the Fate of US Media

A senior judge at the U.S. District court for the District of Columbia, Richard Leon will decide on Tuesday whether to approve AT&T's $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, NBC News reported. AT&T's argument...

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 08:33 PM PDT

Google Pledges Not to Use AI for Weapons or Surveillance

Google Pledges Not to Use AI for Weapons or Surveillance

Google pledged Thursday that it will not use artificial intelligence in applications related to weapons, surveillance that violates international norms, or that works in ways that go against human rights. It...

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 02:13 PM PDT

Facebook Bug Made Private Posts of 14 Million Users Public

Facebook Bug Made Private Posts of 14 Million Users Public

A software bug changed the privacy settings of about 14 million Facebook users without their knowledge, causing messages intended for friends or smaller groups to be shared widely with the general public, the...

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 at 07:59 AM PDT

Facebook to Fund Original News Shows From ABC, CNN, Others

Facebook to Fund Original News Shows From ABC, CNN, Others

Facebook says it will fund original news shows created by such news organizations as ABC, CNN and Mic. The move comes as Facebook plans to kill off its "trending" news section to make way for what it considers...

Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018 at 05:54 PM PDT

Facebook Shared User Data With Flagged Chinese Firm: Report

Facebook Shared User Data With Flagged Chinese Firm: Report

The New York Times reports that Facebook has acknowledged it shared user data with several Chinese handset manufacturers, including Huawei, a company flagged by U.S. intelligence officials as a national security...

Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018 at 02:41 AM PDT

New iOS 12 Features Include Ways to Help Curb iPhone Use

New iOS 12 Features Include Ways to Help Curb iPhone Use

Apple will offer more ways for people to limit the time they spend on iPhones while introducing features designed to make its products even more indispensable. The paradox emerged Monday as Apple executives...

Monday, Jun 4, 2018 at 09:33 AM PDT

Facebook Under Scrutiny Over Data Sharing After Report

Facebook Under Scrutiny Over Data Sharing After Report

Facebook is pushing back against a media report saying that it provided extensive information about its users and their friends to third parties like phone makers. The New York Times reported Sunday that...

Monday, Jun 4, 2018 at 10:08 AM PDT

Apple to Unveil iOS 12 at WWDC

Apple to Unveil iOS 12 at WWDC

Apple will be showing off the company's latest updates today at the Worldwide Developers Conference. iOS 11 brought big changes to the iPhone, and controversy, when Apple admitted to slowing down older models to...

Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 at 02:39 AM PDT

Scottish Hospital Is Ready to Treat Cryptocurrency Addicts

Scottish Hospital Is Ready to Treat Cryptocurrency Addicts

A Scottish hospital is ready to begin treating people with cryptocurrency addictions, NBC News reported. Castle Craig Hospital, a residential rehab center that treats alcohol, drug, behavioral and gambling...

Friday, Jun 1, 2018 at 08:30 AM PDT

Facebook Ending 'Trending' Topics, Tests Breaking News Label

Facebook Ending 'Trending' Topics, Tests Breaking News Label

Facebook is shutting down its ill-fated "trending" news section after four years, a company executive told The Associated Press. The company claims the tool is outdated and wasn't popular. But the trending...

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