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Saturday, Apr 7, 2018 at 03:29 PM PDT

Facebook Suspends Canadian Firm Amid Data Mining Scandal

Facebook Suspends Canadian Firm Amid Data Mining Scandal

Facebook says it has suspended a Canadian political consulting firm amid media reports it had ties to Cambridge Analytica, a British data mining company accused of obtaining data from up to 87 million Facebook...

Friday, Apr 6, 2018 at 02:22 PM PDT

A Space Start-Up Wants to Open a Floating Luxury Hotel

A Space Start-Up Wants to Open a Floating Luxury Hotel

Have you ever wanted to take a trip to space on spring break or go see the stars in the fall? Soon you might have the opportunity. Orion Span, a space technology start-up based in Houston and Silicon Valley,...

Friday, Apr 6, 2018 at 12:11 PM PDT

Facebook: Political Ads to Be Verified, CEO Messages Deleted

Facebook: Political Ads to Be Verified, CEO Messages Deleted

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Friday the company will require advertisers who want to run either political ads or so-called "issue ads" —which may not endorse a specific candidate or party but which discuss...

Friday, Apr 6, 2018 at 10:25 AM PDT

Best Buy Warns of Data Breach Last Fall

Best Buy Warns of Data Breach Last Fall

Best Buy is warning that some of its customers' payment information may have been compromised in a data breach. The retailer is the latest company, along with Delta Air Lines and Sears, to report the cyberatta...

Friday, Apr 6, 2018 at 07:19 AM PDT

At a Glance: Zuckerberg's Testimony and Other Pending Probes

At a Glance: Zuckerberg's Testimony and Other Pending Probes

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress next week, while an EU official plans to speak with Facebook's No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg, over the company's data practices. Authorities...

Friday, Apr 6, 2018 at 07:05 AM PDT

Virgin Galactic Spaceship Takes First Powered Flight

Virgin Galactic Spaceship Takes First Powered Flight

The successful test flight from Virgin Galactic’s spaceship, the VSS Unity, could be the first step for tourists wanting to take a quick trip to space.

Friday, Apr 6, 2018 at 06:55 AM PDT

Virgin Galactic Conducts 1st Powered Flight of New Spaceship

Virgin Galactic Conducts 1st Powered Flight of New Spaceship

Virgin Galactic's new spaceship climbed at supersonic speed over California's Mojave Desert on Thursday in the company's first powered flight since the fatal crash of its original rocketship in 2014. The flight...

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 at 04:57 PM PDT

Facebook: Most Users May Have Had Public Data 'Scraped'

Facebook: Most Users May Have Had Public Data 'Scraped'

Facebook's acknowledgement that most of its 2.2 billion members have probably had their personal data scraped by "malicious actors" is the latest example of the social network's failure to protect its users'...

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 at 04:04 PM PDT

As Trump Tweets, Amazon Seeks to Expand its Business Empire

As Trump Tweets, Amazon Seeks to Expand its Business Empire

Amazon is spending millions of dollars on lobbying as the global online retailer seeks to expand its reach into a swath of industries that President Donald Trump's broadsides haven't come close to hitting.

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 at 11:45 AM PDT

Facebook Asked Several Hospitals to Share Patient Data

Facebook Asked Several Hospitals to Share Patient Data

Facebook has asked several major U.S. hospitals to share anonymized data about their patients, such as illnesses and prescription info, for a proposed research project. Facebook was intending to match it up with...

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