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Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 at 02:35 PM EDT

Twitter Announces Purge of Locked Accounts

Twitter Announces Purge of Locked Accounts

Twitter users, don't despair if you see a sudden drop in followers soon. NBC News reports that the social media company is set to begin a purge this week of tens of millions of accounts flagged as suspicious...

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 11:15 PM EDT

Facebook Fined Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Facebook Fined Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal

The chairman of the U.K. Parliament's media committee says the government office that investigated the Cambridge Analytica scandal has fined Facebook 500,000 pounds ($663,000) for failing to safeguard users'...

Monday, Jul 9, 2018 at 02:00 PM EDT

SpaceX Tests 'Kid-Sized Submarine' to Help in Thai Cave Rescue

SpaceX Tests 'Kid-Sized Submarine' to Help in Thai Cave Rescue

A mini-submarine designed to help rescuers bring members of a soccer team and their coach out of a flooded Thailand cave was tested over the weekend in a Southern California high school pool. SpaceX and...

Thursday, Jul 5, 2018 at 11:43 PM EDT

FB Flags Declaration of Independence Passage as Hate Speech

FB Flags Declaration of Independence Passage as Hate Speech

In anticipation of Fourth of July, a Texas-based publisher posted various passages from the Declaration of Independence on its Facebook page in an attempt to make it “a little easier to digest,” according to NBC...

Thursday, Jul 5, 2018 at 01:18 PM EDT

European Lawmakers Reject Online Copyright Law

European Lawmakers Reject Online Copyright Law

Lawmakers in the European Parliament on Thursday rejected a new copyright proposal that digital rights campaigners said would have changed the free and open nature of the internet. Article 13 of the E.U....

Thursday, Jul 5, 2018 at 08:39 AM EDT

Behind Trade Fight, China Pushing to End Reliance on US Tech

Behind Trade Fight, China Pushing to End Reliance on US Tech

Chinese telecoms giant ZTE Corp.'s brush with death after Washington barred it from buying U.S. components was a stark reminder that China's industries still depend on American technology despite Beijing's...

Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018 at 10:16 AM EDT

Samsung Investigating Reports of Phones Quietly Sending Pics

Samsung Investigating Reports of Phones Quietly Sending Pics

Samsung says it is investigating reports that some of its smartphones messaged users' photos without their knowledge. Several people posted online that photos stored on their smartphone were sent at random...

Tuesday, Jul 3, 2018 at 04:55 AM EDT

Rocket Engine Designed for Reusable Flights Tested

Rocket Engine Designed for Reusable Flights Tested

Triggering a massive cloud of vapor and a roar, officials on Monday test fired a rocket engine designed to be part of a reusable spacecraft that can launch into space repeatedly with a quick turnaround...

Tuesday, Jul 3, 2018 at 12:22 AM EDT

Federal Facebook Probe Now Includes FBI, SEC: Report

Federal Facebook Probe Now Includes FBI, SEC: Report

A federal probe into Facebook's sharing of user data with Cambridge Analytica now involves the FBI, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Justice Department, the Washington Post reported. Representati...

Monday, Jul 2, 2018 at 11:18 PM EDT

Yelp Can't Be Ordered to Remove Defamatory Posts, Court Says

Yelp Can't Be Ordered to Remove Defamatory Posts, Court Says

Online review site Yelp.com cannot be ordered to remove posts against a San Francisco law firm that a judge determined were defamatory, a divided California Supreme Court ruled Monday in a closely watched...

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