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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...

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018 at 04:23 PM EDT

Crowdfund Raises Over $3,000 to Buy Tesla CEO a New Couch

Crowdfund Raises Over $3,000 to Buy Tesla CEO a New Couch

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's net worth is over $19 billion, according to Forbes, but people saw how hard he has been working to deliver the Tesla Model 3 cars, and they want to buy him a couch. An online crowdfunding...

Monday, Apr 16, 2018 at 05:19 PM EDT

Launch Delay for NASA's Newest Planet-Hunting Spacecraft

Launch Delay for NASA's Newest Planet-Hunting Spacecraft

NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft will have to wait another couple of days before lifting off. Two hours before Monday evening's scheduled launch, SpaceX announced it needed more time to check its rocket,...

Sunday, Apr 15, 2018 at 05:57 PM EDT

Why Data Privacy Could Unite Red and Blue America

Why Data Privacy Could Unite Red and Blue America

In a country divided on policy, politics and culture, concerns about privacy emerge as something of a great uniter, Simmons data suggest. Americans of all stripes share a feeling of helplessness when they...

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 at 06:23 PM EDT

Facebook CEO Didn't Have All the Answers for Congress

Facebook CEO Didn't Have All the Answers for Congress

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg often came across as one of the smartest people in the room as he jousted with U.S. lawmakers demanding to know how and why his company peers into the lives of its 2.2 billion users....

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 03:29 PM EDT

How Facebook Ads Target You

How Facebook Ads Target You

If you want to tailor a Facebook ad to a single user out of its universe of 2.2 billion, you could. Trying to pitch your boutique bed and breakfast to a 44-year-old "trendy mom" who lives in Seattle, leans...

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 08:42 AM EDT

The Best Tax Prep Software for Your Financial Situation

The Best Tax Prep Software for Your Financial Situation

Whether it’s to save money or for the challenge, millions of Americans prefer to prepare their tax returns themselves — with help from some do-it-yourself computer software. Consumer Reports released its annual...

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