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Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 12:04 PM EDT

Facebook to Settle Advertiser Lawsuit for $40 Million

Facebook to Settle Advertiser Lawsuit for $40 Million

Facebook has agreed to pay $40 million to advertisers who said it inflated the amount of time its users watched videos. The San Jose Mercury News says the California-based social media giant denied any...

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 12:01 PM EDT

It's a Bird. It's a Plane. No, It's Likely a Google Balloon.

It's a Bird. It's a Plane. No, It's Likely a Google Balloon.

Some eagle-eyed humans looking skyward this weekend saw something against the brilliant-blue backdrop that had them questioning what the heck was flying above. If this were last century, they probably would've...

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 03:03 PM EDT

Goodbye, iTunes: Once-Revolutionary App Gone in Mac Update

Goodbye, iTunes: Once-Revolutionary App Gone in Mac Update

It's time to bid farewell to iTunes, the once-revolutionary program that made online music sales mainstream and effectively blunted the impact of piracy. That assumes, of course, that you still use iTunes — and...

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 at 07:23 PM EDT

California Bans Distributing "Deepfakes" Before Elections

California Bans Distributing "Deepfakes" Before Elections

The rush is on to fight so-called “deepfakes”—videos and audio altered to make a person falsely appear to say something that they did not. California has passed a ban that makes it illegal to share such...

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 at 08:09 PM EDT

How to Use Google’s New Shopping Tool to Get Alerts When Stuff Goes on Sale

How to Use Google’s New Shopping Tool to Get Alerts When Stuff Goes on Sale

Google rolled out a new shopping search tool this week with a price tracking option that can help you save money. You can search for different products you might buy — a T-shirt, board game or new video game...

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 at 09:44 PM EDT

Startups at TechCrunch Disrupt Take Aim at Old Industries

Startups at TechCrunch Disrupt Take Aim at Old Industries

The name says it all: TechCrunch Disrupt is a conference for entrepreneurs looking to bring disruptive change to an industry, using all the tools of Silicon Valley. In past years, the San Francisco edition of...

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 at 10:51 PM EDT

NASA Sets 1st All-Female Spacewalk After Suit Flap in Spring

NASA Sets 1st All-Female Spacewalk After Suit Flap in Spring

The first all-female spacewalk is back on, six months after a suit-sizing flap led to an embarrassing cancellation. NASA announced Friday that the International Space Station's two women will pair up for a...

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 at 07:18 PM EDT

French Bulldog Owners Sue Dog Walking Company Over Pet's Death

French Bulldog Owners Sue Dog Walking Company Over Pet's Death

The owners of a 10 1/2-year-old French bulldog are suing a West Hollywood-based dog walking company after their pet was run over by an SUV in March and later died of its injuries, allegedly due to the inattenti...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 07:30 PM EDT

Tiktok Bans Political and Advocacy Advertising From Its Platform

Tiktok Bans Political and Advocacy Advertising From Its Platform

TikTok announced Thursday that it is banning all political ads, a move that sets it apart from other social media platforms that have become destinations for political ad dollars, NBC News reports. TikTok is a...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 08:47 PM EDT

US Authorities Seek Access to Facebook Encrypted Messaging

US Authorities Seek Access to Facebook Encrypted Messaging

U.S. Attorney General William Barr and other U.S., U.K. and Australian officials are pressing Facebook to give authorities a way to read encrypted messages sent by ordinary users, re-igniting tensions between...

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