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Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 at 06:12 AM EDT

Facebook Rules at a Glance: What's Banned, Exactly?

Facebook Rules at a Glance: What's Banned, Exactly?

If you've ever wondered exactly what sorts of things Facebook would like you not to do on its service, you're in luck. For the first time, the social network is publishing detailed guidelines to what does and...

Sunday, Apr 22, 2018 at 06:08 AM EDT

UK Calls on Social Media Firms to Better Protect Children

UK Calls on Social Media Firms to Better Protect Children

Britain's health secretary says the government will introduce new laws targeting online social media companies if they don't do more to protect children. In a strongly-worded letter to Facebook, Google,...

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 07:00 PM EDT

After Facebook Scrutiny, Is Google Next?

After Facebook Scrutiny, Is Google Next?

Facebook has taken the lion's share of scrutiny from Congress and the media about data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it's far from alone....

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 05:48 PM EDT

How to Watch the Lyrid Meteor Shower

How to Watch the Lyrid Meteor Shower

If you like shooting stars, you're in luck. The annual Lyrid meteor shower, which got going this year on April 16, is expected to peak in the early morning on Sunday, April 22, NBC News MACH reported. Your best...

Monday, Apr 23, 2018 at 07:57 AM EDT

Twitch: Explained

Twitch: Explained

Twitch.tv is the largest, most popular place to watch people play and livestream video games. It’s become so popular that musicians like Drake are getting in on the act. He recently partnered up with one...

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 at 05:35 PM EDT

Cybersecurity Expert's Case Delayed as New Details Emerge

Cybersecurity Expert's Case Delayed as New Details Emerge<br /><br />

The case of British cybersecurity expert once heralded as a hero for stopping the WannaCry worldwide computer virus was delayed Thursday to allow his attorneys more time to prepare arguments on why a judge...

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 at 02:29 PM EDT

Russian Propaganda Evading YouTube's Flagging System

Russian Propaganda Evading YouTube's Flagging System

As YouTube has ramped up its efforts to identify Russian propaganda, one channel has managed to evade the company's flagging system: ICYMI, a millennial-focused channel that's part of the same entity as Russian...

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 at 09:59 AM EDT

How to Customize News Alerts in the NBC Washington App

How to Customize News Alerts in the NBC Washington App

The newest version of our app features personalized news alerts that let you select categories and topics that matter most to you.

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM EDT

TaskRabbit Offline After Security Breach

TaskRabbit Offline After Security Breach

TaskRabbit says it's investigating a cybersecurity incident that has caused it to shut down its online on-demand services platform. The Ikea-owned service has been offline since Monday and showed no signs of...

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 at 07:23 AM EDT

Facebook Introduces New Privacy Safeguards in Europe

Facebook Introduces New Privacy Safeguards in Europe

Facebook is introducing more privacy safeguards to users in Europe as part of efforts to comply with new rules meant to make it easier for consumers to give and withdraw consent for the use of their data. The...

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