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Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 at 02:03 PM PDT

Reddit Hack Shows Strong Security Can Be Bypassed Too

Reddit Hack Shows Strong Security Can Be Bypassed Too

Reddit, one of the most popular sites on the internet, fell victim to a cyberattack in June, the company revealed today, allowing hackers to steal email addresses and passwords of what the company calls a "small...

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 at 04:47 PM PDT

Boston Man Accused of Stealing $2M in Cryptocurrency

Boston Man Accused of Stealing $2M in Cryptocurrency

A college student from Boston was arrested last month after allegedly stealing at least $2 million in cryptocurrency and hacking phones owned by tech executives, according to prosecutors in California. Joel...

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 at 01:22 PM PDT

Apple Jumps 6%, Ends Trading Shy of $1 Trillion Market Cap

Apple Jumps 6%, Ends Trading Shy of $1 Trillion Market Cap

Apple shares gained almost 6 percent Wednesday after a strong fiscal third-quarter report, but ended trading shy of a highly anticipated $1 trillion market value.  The stock closed at $201.50,...

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 at 05:27 AM PDT

Interactive: See Political Ads Targeted to You on Facebook

Interactive: See Political Ads Targeted to You on Facebook

Political ads on television are easy enough to spot: anyone who lives in a battleground state or watches TV in late October can recognize the attack ads and candidate promos that blanket the airwaves, always...

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 at 08:46 AM PDT

Facebook, Instagram Are Getting Time-Management Tools

Facebook, Instagram Are Getting Time-Management Tools

In a bid to make Facebook and Instagram more "intentional," Facebook is giving users more ways to manage how much time they spend on the apps. Upcoming versions will give users a way to check how much time...

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 at 12:46 PM PDT

Senate Wrestles With Response to Foreign Influence Campaigns

Senate Wrestles With Response to Foreign Influence Campaigns

Senators wrestling with how to counter Russia and other foreign influence operations heard Wednesday from experts who said that not only did Russia continue its influence campaign after the 2016 presidential...

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 at 05:27 AM PDT

Researchers Worry Rising Seas Could Knock Out the Internet

Researchers Worry Rising Seas Could Knock Out the Internet

As climate-change related sea level rise is being blamed for coastal flooding and destructive hurricanes, researchers are now worrying that rising seas could flood the underground cables that carry the internet,...

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 at 04:32 AM PDT

Facebook's New Revelation Excluded Most Divisive Rhetoric

Facebook's New Revelation Excluded Most Divisive Rhetoric

When Facebook revealed on Tuesday that it had identified and stopped a covert new campaign to spread divisive political messages, it did not reveal some of the most divisive posts, NBC News reported. A...

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 at 01:58 PM PDT

Facebook Finds Coordinated Effort to Influence US Politics

Facebook Finds Coordinated Effort to Influence US Politics

Facebook has identified a coordinated influence campaign on U.S. politics ahead of November's midterm elections, banning more than two dozen pages and accounts as it attempts to learn more about the activity....

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 at 02:40 PM PDT

Hyperloop Tests in Nevada Desert, With Eye on North Texas

Hyperloop Tests in Nevada Desert, With Eye on North Texas

North Texas transportation officials are studying the feasibility of building a hyperloop between Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth. But many people still know little about the brand-new technology. So NBC 5...

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