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Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 10:39 AM EDT

How Your Phone Can Detect Card Skimmers

How Your Phone Can Detect Card Skimmers

Card skimmers at gas pumps and ATMs are a growing problem, but did you know your cell phone can protect you?

Wednesday, Aug 9, 2017 at 11:26 AM EDT

Take Down: Hackers Looking to Shut Down Factories for Pay

Take Down: Hackers Looking to Shut Down Factories for Pay

The malware entered the North Carolina transmission plant's computer network via email last August, just as the criminals wanted, spreading like a virus and threatening to lock up the production line until...

Wednesday, Aug 9, 2017 at 02:52 AM EDT

Fired Google Engineer Files Complaint, Weighs Legal Options

Fired Google Engineer Files Complaint, Weighs Legal Options

A 28-year-old former Google engineer who was fired over a memo he wrote about gender differences said Tuesday he's exploring all his legal options and has already filed a labor complaint over his treatment. Ja...

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 at 04:48 PM EDT

Disney to Remove All Content on Netflix for Own, New Service

Disney to Remove All Content on Netflix for Own, New Service

Disney wants to own a piece of the streaming pie. The company announced during its latest earnings report on Tuesday it intends to pull all its movies from Netflix for its own streaming service in 2019, CNBC...

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 at 12:17 PM EDT

'Google Manifesto' Fuels Debate on Gender Bias in Tech World

'Google Manifesto' Fuels Debate on Gender Bias in Tech World

A 10-page document known as the "Google Manifesto" that criticizes the company's diversity practices and says that women aren't suited for engineering jobs is adding further controversy to the debate around...

Monday, Aug 7, 2017 at 09:58 PM EDT

Study: Computers Analyzing Instagram Can Find Depression

Study: Computers Analyzing Instagram Can Find Depression

Scientists created an algorithm that could predict whether an Instagram user had depression based on their posts to the app, according to a study published Monday.

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 at 07:20 AM EDT

Hackers Demand Millions in Ransom for Stolen HBO Data

Hackers Demand Millions in Ransom for Stolen HBO Data

A group of hackers posted a fresh cache of stolen HBO files online Monday, and demanded a multimillion-dollar ransom from the network to prevent the release of entire television series and other sensitive...

Monday, Aug 7, 2017 at 05:53 PM EDT

UK Cybersecurity Expert Still in Custody After Las Vegas Arrest

UK Cybersecurity Expert Still in Custody After Las Vegas Arrest

A British cybersecurity researcher has a date in federal court on Tuesday in Milwaukee, but he was still being held Monday at a U.S. lockup in Nevada, authorities said. Marcus Hutchins, a hacker who won acclaim...

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 at 11:38 AM EDT

Mystery Solved: Why a Va. Driver Dressed as a Car Seat

Mystery Solved: Why a Va. Driver Dressed as a Car Seat

A van that appeared to have no driver made headlines when it was spotted in Arlington, Virginia, last week. But when News4's Adam Tuss saw the vehicle on Monday, it did have a driver: a man dressed in a costume...

Monday, Aug 7, 2017 at 01:35 PM EDT

Netflix Buys Comic Book Publisher in 1st Acquisition

Netflix Buys Comic Book Publisher in 1st Acquisition

Netflix says it made its first acquisition, comic book publisher Millarworld, with plans to turn its characters into new films and shows for the video streaming service. Millarworld's graphic novels "Kick-Ass,"...

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