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Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 03:53 AM PDT

WhatsApp Discovers Spyware That Hijacked Phones

WhatsApp Discovers Spyware That Hijacked Phones

Spyware crafted by a sophisticated group of hackers-for-hire took advantage of a flaw in the popular WhatsApp communications program to remotely hijack dozens of phones, the company said late Monday. The...

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 01:05 PM PDT

Facebook to Pay US Content Reviewers More Amid Criticism

Facebook to Pay US Content Reviewers More Amid Criticism

Facebook is raising how much it pays U.S. contractors who do some of its most taxing work, including watching violent and other objectionable material for possible removal. Facebook will pay at least $18 an hour...

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 08:20 AM PDT

Supreme Court Allows Lawsuit Over iPhone Apps

Supreme Court Allows Lawsuit Over iPhone Apps

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that consumers can pursue an antitrust lawsuit that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps. New Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the...

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 05:30 PM PDT

Zuckerberg Dismisses Co-Founder's Call to Break Up Facebook

Zuckerberg Dismisses Co-Founder's Call to Break Up Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has forcefully dismissed growing calls for regulators to break up the social media company, arguing that Facebook's size allows it to invest billions of dollars in security every...

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 04:27 PM PDT

How Facial Recognition Became a Routine Policing Tool in America

How Facial Recognition Became a Routine Policing Tool in America

The technology-driven revolution in policing is unfolding in big cities and small communities around the country, as more police departments purchase facial recognition software, NBC News reports. The...

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 08:11 AM PDT

Why Does Facebook Fail to Fix Itself? It's Partly Humans

Why Does Facebook Fail to Fix Itself? It's Partly Humans

The question comes up over and over, with extremist material, hate speech, election meddling and privacy invasions. Why can't Facebook just fix it? It's complicated, with reasons that include Facebook's...

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 01:00 PM PDT

Uber IPO: Ride-Hailing Company Has Rocky Wall Street Debut

Uber IPO: Ride-Hailing Company Has Rocky Wall Street Debut

Uber began picking up passengers as a newly minted public company Friday but its shares began trading about $2 below its initial public offering price of $45. Traders scratched their heads Friday, trying to...

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 03:58 AM PDT

Nike's Plan for Better-Fitting Kicks: Show Us Your Feet

Nike's Plan for Better-Fitting Kicks: Show Us Your Feet

Nike wants to meet your feet. The sneaker seller will add a foot-scanning tool on its app this summer that will measure the length, width and other dimensions of customers' feet after they point a smartphone...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 06:14 PM PDT

Facebook Auto-Generates Videos Celebrating Extremist Images

Facebook Auto-Generates Videos Celebrating Extremist Images

Facebook likes to give the impression it's staying ahead of extremists by taking down their posts, often before users even see them. But a confidential whistleblower's complaint to the Securities and Exchange...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 06:45 PM PDT

2 Chinese Men Indicted for Hacking Anthem

2 Chinese Men Indicted for Hacking Anthem

A federal grand jury has indicted two members of "extremely sophisticated" hacking group operating from China in the 2014-2015 theft of the personal information of nearly 79 million customers of insurer...

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