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Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018 at 09:43 PM EDT

Kepler Telescope Dead After Finding Thousands of Worlds

Kepler Telescope Dead After Finding Thousands of Worlds

NASA's elite planet-hunting spacecraft has been declared dead, just a few months shy of its 10th anniversary. Officials announced the Kepler Space Telescope's demise Tuesday. Already well past its expected...

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018 at 05:39 AM EDT

US Limits Tech Exports to Chinese Firm on Security Grounds

US Limits Tech Exports to Chinese Firm on Security Grounds

The Trump administration has imposed restrictions on technology exports to a state-supported Chinese semiconductor maker, citing national security grounds amid a mounting tariff battle. The controls imposed...

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018 at 12:59 AM EDT

Apple Unveils New iPad Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini

Apple Unveils New iPad Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini

Apple's new iPads will more closely resemble its latest iPhones as they ditch a home button and fingerprint sensor to make more room for the screen. As with the latest iPhone models — the XR and XS —the new...

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 at 07:12 AM EDT

Facebook Fined $644K by UK Watchdog Over Users' Data Breach

Facebook Fined $644K by UK Watchdog Over Users' Data Breach

British regulators on Thursday slapped Facebook with a fine of 500,000 pounds ($644,000) — the maximum possible — for failing to protect the privacy of its users in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The...

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 at 06:11 AM EDT

Apple CEO Backs Privacy Laws, Warns Data Being 'Weaponized'

Apple CEO Backs Privacy Laws, Warns Data Being 'Weaponized'

The head of Apple on Wednesday endorsed tough privacy laws for both Europe and the U.S. and renewed the technology giant's commitment to protecting personal data, which he warned was being "weaponized"...

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 at 04:07 PM EDT

Yahoo to Pay $50M, Other Costs for Massive Security Breach

Yahoo to Pay $50M, Other Costs for Massive Security Breach

Yahoo has agreed to pay $50 million in damages and provide two years of free credit-monitoring services to 200 million people whose email addresses and other personal information were stolen as part of the...

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 at 04:01 PM EDT

Twitter Removes Accounts Linked to Alex Jones, Infowars

Twitter Removes Accounts Linked to Alex Jones, Infowars

Twitter has removed some accounts thought to be used to circumvent a ban on conspiracy-monger Alex Jones and Infowars, the company said Tuesday. A Twitter spokesman confirmed that the accounts had been removed...

Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 at 02:22 AM EDT

Europe, Japan Send Spacecraft on 7-Year Journey to Mercury

Europe, Japan Send Spacecraft on 7-Year Journey to Mercury

European and Japanese space agencies said an Ariane 5 rocket successfully lifted a spacecraft carrying two probes into orbit Saturday for a joint mission to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun. The European...

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 08:01 PM EDT

Twitter Pulls Down Bot Network Pushing Pro-Saudi Messages

Twitter Pulls Down Bot Network Pushing Pro-Saudi Messages

Twitter suspended a network of suspected Twitter bots on Thursday that pushed pro-Saudi Arabia talking points about the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the past week. Twitter became aware of some...

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 04:31 PM EDT

Stephen Hawking Claims 'No Possibility' of God in Last Book

Stephen Hawking Claims 'No Possibility' of God in Last Book

In Stephen Hawking's final book "Brief Answers to Big Questions," published Tuesday by Bantam Books, the Cambridge professor begins a series of 10 intergalactic essays by addressing life's oldest and most...

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