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Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 at 04:00 AM PDT

Documents Show NSA Again Improperly Collected Call Records

Documents Show NSA Again Improperly Collected Call Records

Documents released Wednesday show the National Security Agency improperly collected phone records four months after it said it had fixed technical problems that caused another similar collection of unauthorized...

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 at 10:47 PM PDT

Senate Report Sounds Alarm on Cybersecurity Failures

Senate Report Sounds Alarm on Cybersecurity Failures

Federal agencies responsible for safeguarding millions of Americans' security, public safety and personal data have failed to apply even basic defenses to cyberattacks, Senate investigators said Tuesday. The...

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 at 02:18 AM PDT

Tech Makes It Easier to Search Wilderness for Missing People

Tech Makes It Easier to Search Wilderness for Missing People

More U.S. teams are turning to the technology that combines cellphone GPS with digital maps detailing cliffs, caves, waterways and other hard-to-search terrain. It helps manage the work of large numbers of...

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 at 03:21 AM PDT

SpaceX Launches Falcon Heavy Rocket Carrying 24 Satellites

SpaceX Launches Falcon Heavy Rocket Carrying 24 Satellites

SpaceX has launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites.

Friday, Jun 28, 2019 at 07:30 AM PDT

Hong Kong Protesters Deeply Fear Leaving a Digital Footprint

Hong Kong Protesters Deeply Fear Leaving a Digital Footprint

The night before the massive protests in Hing Kong against a law that would allow suspects to be extradited to mainland China, Hong Kong police arrested the administrator of one of the largest group chats...

Friday, Jun 21, 2019 at 05:27 PM PDT

US Blacklists 5 Chinese Groups Working in Supercomputing

US Blacklists 5 Chinese Groups Working in Supercomputing

The United States is blacklisting five Chinese organizations involved in supercomputing with military-related applications, citing national security as justification for denying its Asian geopolitical rival...

Friday, Jun 21, 2019 at 01:13 PM PDT

Here's a First Look at the New Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Here's a First Look at the New Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Niantic, the company that built the hit game Pokemon Go, launched its new game this week based on another popular franchise. It’s called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and, like Pokemon, it uses augmented reality...

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 at 01:06 PM PDT

Vape Pen Explodes, Shatters Teen's Jaw

Vape Pen Explodes, Shatters Teen's Jaw

Austin Adams, 17, was trying to quit smoking. So he turned to electronic cigarettes in an attempt to ease his addiction to tobacco, NBC News reported. He found the one he wanted — a device from a company called...

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 at 02:41 PM PDT

Apple Recalls Some MacBook Pro Laptops for Fire Safety Risk

Apple Recalls Some MacBook Pro Laptops for Fire Safety Risk

Apple announced on Thursday that it will recall some 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops because they have batteries that may “overheat and pose a fire safety risk.” The affected laptops are an older design, without...

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 at 09:57 AM PDT

Work Messaging Service Slack's Value Jumps After Stock Debut

Work Messaging Service Slack's Value Jumps After Stock Debut

Shares of work messaging platform Slack rose after it started trading under the ticker "WORK." The San Francisco company's shares debuted on the New York Stock Exchange at $38.50 and rose $1.70, or 4.4%, to...

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