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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,"...

Monday, Aug 7, 2017 at 01:41 PM EDT

Texas Professors Work to Stop Spread of 'Fake News'

Texas Professors Work to Stop Spread of 'Fake News'

A team of professors from the University of Texas at Arlington is working to create a program that will help stop the spread of fake news. “What we’re talking about – the President uses that term to refer to...

Friday, Aug 4, 2017 at 11:33 PM EDT

Judge Sets $30K Bail for Hacker Who Helped Stop Cyberattack

Judge Sets $30K Bail for Hacker Who Helped Stop Cyberattack

A Las Vegas federal judge set bail of $30,000 on Friday for a celebrated young British cybersecurity researcher accused by U.S. prosecutors of creating and distributing malicious software designed to steal...

Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017 at 06:49 AM EDT

Email Prankster Says He Duped White House Officials

Email Prankster Says He Duped White House Officials

An online prankster showed emails to CNN alleging that he was able to trick top White House officials into thinking they were chatting with other members of the administration, NBC News reported. The U.K.-based...

Monday, Jul 31, 2017 at 05:08 PM EDT

Discovery to Buy Scripps Networks for Nearly $12B

Discovery to Buy Scripps Networks for Nearly $12B

Discovery Communications will buy Scripps Networks for close to $12 billion, tying together two powerful stables of TV shows ranging from Animal Planet to the Food Network.

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