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Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 at 01:07 PM PDT

Yahoo to Pay $50M, Other Costs for Massive Security Breach

Yahoo to Pay $50M, Other Costs for Massive Security Breach

Yahoo has agreed to pay $50 million in damages and provide two years of free credit-monitoring services to 200 million people whose email addresses and other personal information were stolen as part of the...

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 at 01:01 PM PDT

Twitter Removes Accounts Linked to Alex Jones, Infowars

Twitter Removes Accounts Linked to Alex Jones, Infowars

Twitter has removed some accounts thought to be used to circumvent a ban on conspiracy-monger Alex Jones and Infowars, the company said Tuesday. A Twitter spokesman confirmed that the accounts had been removed...

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 11:22 PM PDT

Europe, Japan Send Spacecraft on 7-Year Journey to Mercury

Europe, Japan Send Spacecraft on 7-Year Journey to Mercury

European and Japanese space agencies said an Ariane 5 rocket successfully lifted a spacecraft carrying two probes into orbit Saturday for a joint mission to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun. The European...

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 05:01 PM PDT

Twitter Pulls Down Bot Network Pushing Pro-Saudi Messages

Twitter Pulls Down Bot Network Pushing Pro-Saudi Messages

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...

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 01:31 PM PDT

Stephen Hawking Claims 'No Possibility' of God in Last Book

Stephen Hawking Claims 'No Possibility' of God in Last Book

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...

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 10:44 AM PDT

How to Download a Copy of Everything Apple Knows About You

How to Download a Copy of Everything Apple Knows About You

Apple launched a new privacy website on Wednesday that makes it easier to download a full copy of everything you've stored on the company's servers. You can also delete everything in case you want to move...

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 10:05 AM PDT

Netflix Braces for Investigation Into Workplace Culture

Netflix Braces for Investigation Into Workplace Culture

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...

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 10:37 AM PDT

Facebook's Election 'War Room' Takes Aim at Fake Information

Facebook's Election 'War Room' Takes Aim at Fake Information

In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook's expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads "War Room." Behind the door lies a nerve center the social network has set up to...

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 04:09 PM PDT

New York AG Launches Probe Into MoviePass Parent Company

New York AG Launches Probe Into MoviePass Parent Company

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood has opened a probe into MoviePass parent company Helios and Matheson, a person familiar with the matter told CNBC. The attorney general's office is investigating...

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 01:44 PM PDT

Exclusive: Reddit CEO Talks Fending Off Russian Interference

Exclusive: Reddit CEO Talks Fending Off Russian Interference

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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