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Tuesday, Dec 25, 2018 at 12:09 PM PST

2018 Revealed Many Forms of Technology's Dystopian Potential

2018 Revealed Many Forms of Technology's Dystopian Potential

We may remember 2018 as the year when technology's dystopian potential became clear, from Facebook's role enabling the harvesting of our personal data for election interference to a seemingly unending series of...

Sunday, Dec 23, 2018 at 06:34 AM PST

SpaceX Launches Air Force's Best GPS Yet

SpaceX Launches Air Force's Best GPS Yet

SpaceX has launched the U.S. Air Force's most powerful GPS satellite ever built. A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Sunday, hoisting the satellite toward orbit. The satellite was...

Sunday, Dec 23, 2018 at 05:49 AM PST

Unboxing Videos on Youtube a Hit With Kids During Holidays

Unboxing Videos on Youtube a Hit With Kids During Holidays

Unboxing videos have been on YouTube for years, and their popularity has only continued to grow with time. They’re appealing to almost every demographic on the site, but they have a particular draw for children,...

Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 at 11:25 PM PST

Facebook Suspends 5 for Suspicious Behavior During Election

Facebook Suspends 5 for Suspicious Behavior During Election

Facebook says it has suspended five accounts that were being run by multiple people for "for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior" on the platform during the Alabama special election last year. In a...

Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 at 12:50 AM PST

Rich Explorer First to Reach Deepest Part of Atlantic Ocean

Rich Explorer First to Reach Deepest Part of Atlantic Ocean

Explorer and multimillionaire Victor Vescovo just reached the bottom of the Puerto Rico Trench, NBC News reports. The trench is the deepest point in the Atlantic Ocean. Vescovo became the first person to do so...

Friday, Dec 21, 2018 at 02:58 AM PST

China Calls US Arrogant and Selfish After Hacking Indictment

China Calls US Arrogant and Selfish After Hacking Indictment

China called the U.S. arrogant and selfish on Friday after two Chinese citizens were charged with stealing trade secrets and other sensitive information from American government agencies and corporations. Fore...

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 at 09:03 PM PST

US Charges 2 With China Intelligence Ties in Hacking Case

US Charges 2 With China Intelligence Ties in Hacking Case

U.S. officials on Thursday said two alleged Chinese hackers carried out an extensive campaign on behalf of Beijing's main intelligence agency to steal trade secrets and other information from government agencies...

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 at 01:48 AM PST

Facebook Tries to Explain Why Companies Could Erase Messages

Facebook Tries to Explain Why Companies Could Erase Messages

Facebook again aimed to convince its 2.3 billion users that it didn't allow more than 150 other companies to misuse their personal data on Wednesday night after its valuation fell by more than $28 billion on the...

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 at 05:01 PM PST

Do You Even Twitch? Go Inside the Hub of Game Live-Streaming

Do You Even Twitch? Go Inside the Hub of Game Live-Streaming

Twitch’s new headquarters is a combination of gaming and popular culture, and it's everything streamers would expect it to be.

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 at 08:27 PM PST

Fact Check: Facebook Defines 'Permission' Loosely

Fact Check: Facebook Defines 'Permission' Loosely

Facebook gave some companies such as Apple, Amazon and Yahoo more extensive access to users' personal data, effectively exempting them from the company's usual privacy rules, according to a New York Times...

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