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Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 06:34 PM PDT

Amazon to Open First Go Store That Accepts Cash

Amazon to Open First Go Store That Accepts Cash

Amazon launched its high-tech Go convenience store a year ago, where shoppers can pull items off the shelf and walk out. Now it's adding a decidedly low-tech feature: accepting cash. Its new store opening...

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 02:18 PM PDT

Microsoft Offers Software Tool to Secure Elections

Microsoft Offers Software Tool to Secure Elections

Microsoft announced an ambitious effort it says will make voting secure, verifiable and subject to reliable audits. Two of the three top U.S elections vendors have expressed interest in potentially incorporating...

Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 02:16 PM PDT

FCC Warns of 'One Ring' Robocall Scam

FCC Warns of 'One Ring' Robocall Scam

The FCC on Friday warned consumers of a surge in robocalls known as the "One Ring" scam — but it has nothing to do with Sauron or his minions in Middle-earth. Jokes aside, the "One Ring" or "Wangiri" scam...

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 09:44 PM PDT

Trump Attacks Social Media Companies After Facebook Bans

Trump Attacks Social Media Companies After Facebook Bans

President Donald Trump criticized social media companies after Facebook banned a number of extremist figures, declaring that he was "monitoring and watching, closely!!" Trump, who tweeted and re-tweeted...

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 02:54 PM PDT

Three Accused of Operating a Hidden Marketplace for Drugs, Counterfeit Items

Three Accused of Operating a Hidden Marketplace for Drugs, Counterfeit Items

Three German nationals are facing federal drug distribution and money laundering charges in Los Angeles for their alleged roles as administrators of a hidden online marketplace for narcotics, counterfeit...

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 08:06 AM PDT

2020 Cybersecurity: Have the Campaigns Learned From 2016?

2020 Cybersecurity: Have the Campaigns Learned From 2016?

While candidates were focused on campaigning in 2016, Russians were carrying out a devastating cyber-operation that changed the landscape of American politics, with aftershocks continuing well into Donald...

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 02:53 AM PDT

SpaceX Delays Launch to Freshly Repaired Space Station

SpaceX Delays Launch to Freshly Repaired Space Station

SpaceX delayed a supply run Friday to the International Space Station, back to full power and accepting deliveries after quick repairs. A Falcon rocket was poised to blast off before dawn Friday, with a Dragon...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 07:24 PM PDT

Facebook Bans 'Dangerous Individuals' for Hate Speech

Facebook Bans 'Dangerous Individuals' for Hate Speech

After years of pressure to crack down on hate and bigotry, Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and other extremists, saying they violated its ban on "dangerous individuals." The company also removed...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 12:38 PM PDT

Are Smart Speakers Planting Ads On Our Social Media Profiles?

Are Smart Speakers Planting Ads On Our Social Media Profiles?

More people rely on voice activated devices such as Amazon Alexa, Echo-Dot, and Google Home for quick internet searches, to play music, turn on lights or control temperature, and monitor security in their...

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 06:48 AM PDT

Instagram May Stop Showing How Many People ‘Like’ Each Post

Instagram May Stop Showing How Many People ‘Like’ Each Post

Facebook-owned Instagram is going to test hiding “like” counts this week as a way to make “a less pressurized environment” on the app, Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri announced on Tuesday. “We want people to...

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