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Monday, Mar 6, 2017 at 10:31 PM EST

Facebook Rolls Out its Fake News Tool

Facebook Rolls Out its Fake News Tool

In an effort to combat fake or biased news stories, Facebook is introducing a "disputed news" flag to stories disproved by third party groups, NBC News reported. Once a story is marked, a group of researchers...

Friday, Mar 3, 2017 at 06:21 PM EST

Uber Deploys Secret Weapon Against Undercover Regulators

Uber Deploys Secret Weapon Against Undercover Regulators

Uber has been wielding a secret weapon to thwart authorities who have been trying to curtail or shut down its ride-hailing service in cities around the world. The program included a feature nicknamed "Greyball"...

Friday, Mar 3, 2017 at 09:49 AM EST

Drivers Rebel Against Uber's Price-cutting Quest for Growth

Drivers Rebel Against Uber's Price-cutting Quest for Growth

The face-off between Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and driver Fawzi Kamel illustrated a conflict between Uber, with its effort to grow by cutting prices to beat competitors, and drivers who have seen their pay...

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 at 08:08 PM EST

Typo Caused Amazon's Big Cloud-Computing Outage

Typo Caused Amazon's Big Cloud-Computing Outage

Amazon says an incorrectly typed command during a routine debugging of its billing system caused the five-hour outage of some Amazon Web Services servers on Tuesday.

Friday, Mar 3, 2017 at 12:34 PM EST

Bitcoin Value Surpasses Gold for First Time

Bitcoin Value Surpasses Gold for First Time

Bitcoin hit a major milestone on Thursday, surpassing the price of an ounce of gold for the first time in the digital currency's history, NBC News reported. Some investors are now saying this development...

Friday, Mar 3, 2017 at 09:00 AM EST

Catholic High School Scores $24M With Snap Investment

Catholic High School Scores $24M With Snap Investment

A California high school that counts itself among Snap Inc.'s first investors won big on Thursday after a booming initial public offering and first-day trading. The company behind the popular messaging app...

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017 at 08:33 AM EST

Facebook Beefs Up Suicide Prevention Focused on Live Video

Facebook Beefs Up Suicide Prevention Focused on Live Video

Facebook is beefing up its suicide prevention tools, including new options for people to report if someone might harm themselves while broadcasting on Facebook Live. Facebook said Wednesday that it's in a...

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017 at 09:54 PM EST

Uber CEO Caught on Video Arguing Over Fares With Driver

Uber CEO Caught on Video Arguing Over Fares With Driver

Uber's CEO says he needs leadership help after a video has emerged of him arguing heatedly with a driver about fares. In the latest embarrassment to beset the ride-hailing company, CEO Travis Kalanick is...

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 at 05:25 PM EST

YouTube Announces Cable-Free TV Subscription Service

YouTube Announces Cable-Free TV Subscription Service

YouTube is giving viewers a way to tune in live to their favorite shows, without a cable or satellite subscription, CNBC.com reported. The company announced a live and on-demand streaming TV service called...

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 at 07:51 PM EST

Amazon Cloud Storage Failure Causes Widespread Disruption

Amazon Cloud Storage Failure Causes Widespread Disruption

Usually people don't notice the "cloud" — unless, that is, it turns into a massive storm. Which was the case Tuesday when Amazon's huge cloud-computing service suffered a major outage. Amazon Web Services,...

Community Shred Set for March 25
Community Shred Set for March 25
NBC4's next Community Shred is scheduled for March 25 at Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus. Read more
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