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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...

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 11:22 AM PST

Killer Update: Samsung to Make All Galaxy Note 7s Unusable

Killer Update: Samsung to Make All Galaxy Note 7s Unusable

The next software update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will make it completely useless, the company said Friday, effectively killing off the ill-fated phone. The update, scheduled for Dec. 19, 2016, will stop...

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 at 10:30 AM PST

High Court Sides With Samsung in Apple Patent Dispute

High Court Sides With Samsung in Apple Patent Dispute

A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with smartphone maker Samsung in its high-profile patent dispute with Apple over design of the iPhone. The justices said Samsung may not be required to pay all the...

Monday, Dec 5, 2016 at 03:41 PM PST

Tech Companies Move to Target Terrorist Propaganda Online

Tech Companies Move to Target Terrorist Propaganda Online

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are joining forces to more quickly identify the worst terrorist propaganda and prevent it from spreading online. The new program announced Monday would create a database...

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 07:15 PM PST

Facebook to Invest $20M in Affordable Housing Projects

Facebook to Invest $20M in Affordable Housing Projects

Facebook said it hopes to attract more contributions and partners to the cause.

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 10:16 AM PST

Deep Learning: Teaching Computers to Predict the Future

Deep Learning: Teaching Computers to Predict the Future

Researchers have configured computers to predict the immediate future by examining a photograph, NBC News reported. A program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has analyzed 2 million videos to see how...

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 at 07:45 PM PST

Tech Companies Show us How We'll Watch Sports in the Future

Tech Companies Show us How We'll Watch Sports in the Future

I just watched football on a virtual reality headset. No offense to our network’s “Thursday Night Football,” but VR is super immersive, and it feels really cool to virtually stand on the field or walk around...

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 05:27 AM PST

In Macedonia's Fake News Hub, Teen Shows AP How It's Done

In Macedonia's Fake News Hub, Teen Shows AP How It's Done

On the second floor of a noisy sports center in the Macedonian town of Veles, a teenage purveyor of fake news cracked open his laptop and laid out his case for why lying is more lucrative than the truth. Real...

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 05:18 AM PST

How a Trump Administration Could Shape the Internet

How a Trump Administration Could Shape the Internet

Under a President Donald Trump, cable and phone companies could gain new power to influence what you do and what you watch online — not to mention how much privacy you have while you're at it. Many experts say...

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