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Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 04:09 PM PDT

New York AG Launches Probe Into MoviePass Parent Company

New York AG Launches Probe Into MoviePass Parent Company

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood has opened a probe into MoviePass parent company Helios and Matheson, a person familiar with the matter told CNBC. The attorney general's office is investigating...

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 01:44 PM PDT

Exclusive: Reddit CEO Talks Fending Off Russian Interference

Exclusive: Reddit CEO Talks Fending Off Russian Interference

Reddit, the fifth-most visited U.S. website, according to the analytics firm Alexa, has been on the offensive against suspicious accounts linked to Russia, which its CEO Steve Huffman said have attempted to put...

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 08:44 AM PDT

Twitter Releases Data on Russian Foreign Influence Campaigns

Twitter Releases Data on Russian Foreign Influence Campaigns

Twitter on Wednesday released a massive trove of data associated with foreign influence and misinformation campaigns spanning nearly a decade — just three weeks before the U.S. midterm elections, NBC News...

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 08:07 PM PDT

YouTube Back Up After Users Report Outage

YouTube Back Up After Users Report Outage

We can apparently get our YouTube on again. An outage late Tuesday prompted users worldwide to report on social media the video streaming website was down. YouTube in a tweet later confirmed that the site was...

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 12:44 PM PDT

Facebook Hack Affected 3 Million in Europe

Facebook Hack Affected 3 Million in Europe

Approximately 3 million Europeans were affected by a September Facebook security breach in which users’ personal information was stolen, the Irish Data Protection Commission told CNBC on Tuesday. This security...

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 at 10:49 AM PDT

Purging Long-Forgotten Online Accounts: Worth the Trouble?

Purging Long-Forgotten Online Accounts: Worth the Trouble?

The internet is riddled with long-forgotten accounts on social media, dating apps and various shopping sites used once or twice. Sure, you should delete all those unused logins and passwords. And eat your...

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 at 01:14 PM PDT

Facebook Says Hackers Accessed 29M People's Accounts

Facebook Says Hackers Accessed 29M People's Accounts

Facebook says hackers accessed a wide swath of information — ranging from emails and phone numbers to more personal details like sites visited and places checked into — from millions of accounts as part of a...

Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 at 09:04 AM PDT

Apple Plans to Give Away Original Content for Free to Device Owners as Part of New Digital TV Strategy

Apple Plans to Give Away Original Content for Free to Device Owners as Part of New Digital TV Strategy

Seven years ago, Walter Isaacson wrote that Apple founder Steve Jobs told him he'd "cracked" the code on bringing television into the digital age. Seven years later, the world is still waiting. But Apple's not...

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 at 10:33 AM PDT

Google's Waze Expands Carpooling Service Throughout US

Google's Waze Expands Carpooling Service Throughout US

Google will begin offering its pay-to-carpool service throughout the U.S., an effort to reduce the commute-time congestion that its popular Waze navigation app is designed to avoid. The expansion announced...

Monday, Oct 8, 2018 at 10:41 AM PDT

500,000 Google+ Accounts Possibly Compromised, Google Says

500,000 Google+ Accounts Possibly Compromised, Google Says

A bug in the Google+ social media service left about 500,000 user accounts open to being compromised, though there is no evidence anyone's personal information was misused, the company said Monday. Google said...

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