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Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 10:02 AM EDT

Apple, Google Continue Inclusive Push With New Emojis

Apple, Google Continue Inclusive Push With New Emojis

Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emojis that of course include cute critters, but the tech giants also continue to push the boundaries of inclusion and diversity. The announcement coincides with...

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 at 06:22 PM EDT

Facebook's Currency Plan Gets Hostile Reception in Congress

Facebook's Currency Plan Gets Hostile Reception in Congress

Under sharp criticism from senators, a Facebook executive on Tuesday defended the social network's ambitious plan to create a digital currency and pledged to work with regulators to achieve a system that...

Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 at 05:41 PM EDT

More to Come: FTC Fine Doesn't Spell Closure for Facebook

More to Come: FTC Fine Doesn't Spell Closure for Facebook

Facebook may be close to putting a Federal Trade Commission investigation behind it. But it faces a variety of other probes in Europe and the U.S., some of which could present it with even bigger headaches. Wh...

Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 at 12:21 AM EDT

New US Election Systems Use Vulnerable Software

New US Election Systems Use Vulnerable Software

An Associated Press analysis has found that like many counties in Pennsylvania, the vast majority of 10,000 election jurisdictions nationwide use Windows 7 or an older operating system to create ballots, program...

Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 at 07:36 AM EDT

Reports: Facebook Faces $5B FTC Fine, Largest Ever in Tech

Reports: Facebook Faces $5B FTC Fine, Largest Ever in Tech

At $5 billion, the fine the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is about to levy on Facebook is by far the largest it's given to a technology company, easily eclipsing the second largest, $22 million for Google in...

Thursday, Jul 11, 2019 at 10:13 PM EDT

Human Workers Can Listen to Google Assistant Recordings

Human Workers Can Listen to Google Assistant Recordings

Google contractors regularly listen to and review some recordings of what people say to artificial-intelligence system Google Assistant, via their phone or through smart speakers such as the Google Home. The...

Thursday, Jul 11, 2019 at 08:54 PM EDT

Trump Applauds Far-Right Social Media Provocateurs

Trump Applauds Far-Right Social Media Provocateurs

President Donald Trump used a White House conference Thursday to applaud far-right social media provocateurs even as he conceded that some of them are extreme in their views. Trump, who has weaponized social...

Thursday, Jul 11, 2019 at 04:07 PM EDT

AT&T Will Soon Automatically Block Annoying Robocalls

AT&T Will Soon Automatically Block Annoying Robocalls

AT&T said this week that it will soon block spam calls or alert customers of suspected spammers. The blocking will first activate for new lines and will then be applied to all existing accounts, the carrier said...

Thursday, Jul 11, 2019 at 07:51 PM EDT

Twitter Users Across the World Report Outages

Twitter Users Across the World Report Outages

If Twitter goes down, who is there to tweet about it? Twitter appeared to be out for many users for part of Thursday afternoon, with some taking to the social networking company's page on rival site Facebook...

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 at 06:45 PM EDT

US Terminates Funds for Anti-Iran Twitter Feed

US Terminates Funds for Anti-Iran Twitter Feed

The State Department said Wednesday it has terminated support for an online project aimed at fighting Iranian disinformation after it tweeted harsh criticism of individual human rights workers, academics and...

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