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Monday, Nov 4, 2019 at 12:37 PM EST

From Toast of Town to Toxic: Facebook CEO on Outs With Dems

From Toast of Town to Toxic: Facebook CEO on Outs With Dems

Mark Zuckerberg's social network in Washington is shrinking. Bipartisan hostility against Facebook has been building for months, fueled by a series of privacy scandals, the site's role in Russian meddling in the...

Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 at 11:35 PM EDT

Older iPhones, iPads Need Urgent Update Before Sunday

Older iPhones, iPads Need Urgent Update Before Sunday

New software is urgently needed for iPhones and iPads released in or before 2012. The update is needed before Sunday or the devices will stop working correctly.

Friday, Nov 1, 2019 at 08:54 PM EDT

US Launches Review of China-Owned Video App TikTok: Reports

US Launches Review of China-Owned Video App TikTok: Reports

Multiple published reports say that the U.S. government has launched a national-security review of the China-owned video app TikTok, popular with millions of U.S. teens and young adults. The reports Friday from...

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 at 10:41 AM EDT

Apple Is Laying the Groundwork for an iPhone Subscription

Apple Is Laying the Groundwork for an iPhone Subscription

Apple investors have speculated for years about the possibility that Apple could sell hardware, like the iPhone, on a subscription basis. It’s been a hot topic of conversation among analysts because investors...

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 at 09:13 PM EDT

Hackers Plead Guilty in Data Breach That Uber Covered Up

Hackers Plead Guilty in Data Breach That Uber Covered Up

Two computer hackers have pleaded guilty to concocting an extortion scheme that entangled Uber in a yearlong cover-up of a data breach that stole sensitive information about 57 million of the ride-hailing...

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 at 09:20 AM EDT

Freebies Are the Key Hook in New ‘Streaming Wars’

Freebies Are the Key Hook in New ‘Streaming Wars’

If you make it free, will they come? Apple, Disney and AT&T's WarnerMedia want to jump-start their challenges to Netflix by offering freebies and deep discounts on emerging streaming plans. That includes a...

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 at 02:44 AM EDT

Twitter Bans Political Ads After Facebook Refused to Do So

Twitter Bans Political Ads After Facebook Refused to Do So

Twitter is axing political ads from its site, CEO Jack Dorsey announced Wednesday.

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 at 01:17 PM EDT

Apple Resumes Human Reviews of Siri Audio With iPhone Update

Apple Resumes Human Reviews of Siri Audio With iPhone Update

Apple is resuming the use of humans to review Siri commands and dictation with the latest iPhone software update. In August, Apple suspended the practice and apologized for the way it used people, rather...

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 at 05:51 AM EDT

With Each Pitch at Series, Call Gets Louder for Robot Umps

With Each Pitch at Series, Call Gets Louder for Robot Umps

With every pitch at the World Series hurtling toward that strike zone box superimposed on TV screens, the call gets louder and louder: Bring on the robot umps!

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 at 01:05 AM EDT

Survey: Kids' Appetite for Online Video Doubles in 4 Years

Survey: Kids' Appetite for Online Video Doubles in 4 Years

The number of young Americans watching online videos every day has more than doubled, according to survey findings released Tuesday. They're glued to them for nearly an hour a day, twice as long as they were...

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