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Friday, Jul 5, 2019 at 10:19 AM EDT

Clickety Clack, Let's Look Back: Typewriters Return

Clickety Clack, Let's Look Back: Typewriters Return

For most of us, the clickety clack of a manual typewriter — or the gentler tapping of the IBM Selectric — are but memories, or something seen only in movies. But at the few remaining typewriter repair shops in...

Monday, Jul 8, 2019 at 07:21 AM EDT

BA Faces $229 Million Fine Over Breach of Customers' Data

BA Faces $229 Million Fine Over Breach of Customers' Data

The U.K. data regulator is fining British Airways 183 million pounds ($229 million) over a breach that compromised information on half a million customers. The airline revealed in September that it had been the...

Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 at 08:48 PM EDT

TV Channels Go Dark After AT&T, Nexstar Fail to Reach Deal

TV Channels Go Dark After AT&T, Nexstar Fail to Reach Deal

Some DirecTV customers saw blacked-out channels Thursday where they would usually see local news. DirecTV and its owner AT&T failed to reach a new deal with telecom company Nexstar, and Nexstar says 120...

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019 at 10:45 PM EDT

California Lawmaker Proposes Ban on 'Deep Fake' Videos

California Lawmaker Proposes Ban on 'Deep Fake' Videos

A California lawmaker is proposing to restrict the sharing of manipulated videos depicting politicians amid mounting concerns that increasingly convincing "deep fakes" could give rise to misinformation in the...

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019 at 01:26 PM EDT

Facebook, Instagram WhatsApp Outages Reported

Facebook, Instagram WhatsApp Outages Reported

Users were reporting issues across Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp on Wednesday. Facebook and Instagram said on their Twitter accounts around 12:15 p.m. ET that "some people" were were having trouble...

Monday, Jul 1, 2019 at 01:25 AM EDT

Facebook to Make Jobs, Credit Ads Searchable for US Users

Facebook to Make Jobs, Credit Ads Searchable for US Users

Facebook says it will make advertisements for jobs, loans and credit card offers searchable for all U.S. users following a legal settlement designed to eliminate discrimination on its platform. The plan...

Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 05:36 PM EDT

Facebook Re-Evaluating Nipples Policy

Facebook Re-Evaluating Nipples Policy

In early June, 125 people protested in the nude outside the New York City headquarters of Facebook and Instagram, covering themselves with stickers of photographed male nipples in protest of the long-argued...

Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 at 03:20 PM EDT

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Will Go to Trial Next July

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Will Go to Trial Next July

Elizabeth Holmes will go on trial next summer to face criminal fraud charges for allegedly defrauding investors, doctors and the public as the head of the once-heralded blood-testing start-up Theranos. U.S....

Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 at 10:53 AM EDT

Tech-Savvy Tot Accidentally Buys $430 Couch With Mom's Phone

Tech-Savvy Tot Accidentally Buys $430 Couch With Mom's Phone

Parents, this one is really just for you: a San Diego, California mom is thinking twice about handing her cellphone over to her toddler after her tech-savvy tot – unbeknownst to mom – bought a $430 couch online...

Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 at 05:42 PM EDT

Apple's Chief Design Officer Jony Ive Is Leaving the Company

Apple's Chief Design Officer Jony Ive Is Leaving the Company

Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive is leaving the company, the company announced on Thursday. Apple stock dropped 1% on the news in after-hours trading. Ive was considered one of the most important people at...

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