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Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 at 04:23 PM PST

Facebook's 'Fixes'- Meaningful Or Just Skin Deep?

Facebook's 'Fixes'- Meaningful Or Just Skin Deep?

To Mark Zuckerberg, fixing Facebook means many things — protecting users from abuse, preventing elections meddling from malicious actors, weeding out fake news and "making sure time spent on Facebook is well...

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 at 11:06 AM PST

Tinder Can’t Charge Older Users More, Calif. Court Rules

Tinder Can’t Charge Older Users More, Calif. Court Rules

A California court ruled this week that Tinder violated state civil rights laws when it charged users over the age of 30 a higher rate for premium services, NBC News reported. Tinder Plus is a premium...

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 at 01:32 PM PST

Apple to Respond to US Probes Into Slowdown of Old iPhones

Apple to Respond to US Probes Into Slowdown of Old iPhones

Apple is cooperating with U.S. government inquiries into its secret slowdown of older iPhones, further complicating its efforts to move past an issue that irked customers whose devices bogged down. The company...

Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018 at 08:02 AM PST

Australian Military: Tracking App Doesn't Breach Security

Australian Military: Tracking App Doesn't Breach Security

Australia's military said on Tuesday that a fitness tracking application did not breach security despite revelations that an interactive, online map using its data can show troop locations around the world. The...

Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018 at 02:16 AM PST

Child Experts: Just Say 'No' to Facebook's Kids App

Child Experts: Just Say 'No' to Facebook's Kids App

Child development experts and advocates are urging Facebook to pull the plug on its new messaging app aimed at kids. A group letter sent Tuesday to CEO Mark Zuckerberg argues that younger children — the app is...

Friday, Jan 26, 2018 at 09:30 AM PST

Over 60,000 Facebook Users Agreed to Fake Events by Russians

Over 60,000 Facebook Users Agreed to Fake Events by Russians

Facebook admitted in a letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee this month how it may have unintentionally recommended Russian propaganda on its social network to some users, CNBC reported. Facebook said in...

Friday, Jan 26, 2018 at 07:11 PM PST

ICE Gains Access to National License Plate Database

ICE Gains Access to National License Plate Database

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has finalized a contract with a Bay Area-based company that gives the agency access to location-tracking information for license plates across the country. The data will come...

Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 at 09:12 AM PST

Atlanta Development Proposal Just Happens to be Amazon-Sized

Atlanta Development Proposal Just Happens to be Amazon-Sized

As Atlanta vies to entice Amazon to build its second headquarters in the South's corporate capital, a developer just happens to be proposing a $5 billion downtown project with 9.3 million square feet (87 million...

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 at 02:47 PM PST

Apple Will Give Users Control Over Slowdown of Older iPhones

Apple Will Give Users Control Over Slowdown of Older iPhones

Apple's next major update of its mobile software will include an option that will enable owners of older iPhones to turn off a feature that slows the device to prevent aging batteries from shutting down. The...

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 at 11:42 AM PST

Tiny Implant Opens Way to Deliver Drugs Deep Into The Brain

Tiny Implant Opens Way to Deliver Drugs Deep Into The Brain

Scientists have created a hair-thin implant that can drip medications deep into the brain by remote control and with pinpoint precision. Tested only in animals so far, if the device pans out it could mark a new...

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