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  • Microsoft Jan 12

    Microsoft Looks to Detect Sex Predators in Video Game Chats

    Microsoft says it has developed a technique to detect online predators using video games to try to sexually exploit children. The chat function in online multiplayer games is one place where predators have tried to groom children for sexual purposes.

  • Jan 6

    CES 2020 in Pictures

    From the weird to the innovative, see some of the futuristic tech on display at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

  • Facebook Dec 11, 2019

    Facebook Rebuffs US AG Over Encrypted Messages

    Facebook is rebuffing efforts by U.S. Attorney General William Barr to give authorities a way to read encrypted messages. The heads of Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Messenger services told Barr and his U.K. and Australian counterparts that Facebook is moving forward with plans to enable end-to-end encryption on all of its messaging services. End-to-end encryption locks up messages so that not...

  • San Francisco Dec 11, 2019

    San Francisco Aims to Rein in Tests of Tech Ideas on Streets

    Tired of San Francisco streets being used as a testing ground for the latest delivery technology and transportation apps, city leaders are considering requiring businesses to get permits before trying out new high-tech ideas in public. Supporters of the legislation, which the Board of Supervisors will take up Tuesday, say it would be the first of its kind in the…

  • Jan 30, 2019

    Apple Busts Facebook for Distributing Data-Sucking App

    Apple says Facebook can no longer distribute an app that paid users, including teenagers, to extensively track their phone and web use. In doing so, Apple closed off Facebook’s efforts to sidestep Apple’s app store and its tighter rules on privacy. The tech blog TechCrunch reported late Tuesday that Facebook paid people about $20 a month to install and use...

  • Jan 23, 2019

    Oracle Accused of Underpaying Women, Minorities by $400M

    U.S. government regulators are accusing software maker Oracle of engaging in discriminatory practices that resulted in thousands of its women, black and Asian employees being underpaid by more than $400 million. The allegations emerged Tuesday in a filing made in a two-year-old case that is being pursued by a part of the U.S. Labor Department that examines the pay practices...

  • Jan 17, 2019

    The Super Blood Wolf Moon Is Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!

    Find out how you can watch the Super Blood Wolf Moon and how this lunar eclipse got its rad name.

  • Nov 17, 2018

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  • Nov 13, 2018

    Robots That Milk Cows

    All over Wisconsin cow farmers are starting to use robots to milk the cows.

  • Aug 13, 2018

    Google Ignores Privacy Settings, Tracks Users’ Location

    An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones will store your location data even if you’ve used privacy settings that say they will prevent it from doing so.

  • Aug 6, 2018

    How Safe Are Payment Apps?

    Payment apps like Venmo are widely used for sending money to anyone at anytime, but how safe are these apps when it comes to protecting your data? Consumer Reporter Susan Hogan reports.

  • Apr 23, 2018

    Repairing Your Screen Yourself Saves Money But Can Be Challenging

    Do-it-yourself kits for fixing cracked smartphone screens can save you a lot of money, but they also can require a lot of patience and skill.

  • Apr 11, 2018

    Key Moments From Zuckerberg’s Testimony

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent over four hours answering questions from Congress on issues regarding privacy, hate speech and the company’s role in elections. Here are some key moments from the hearing.

  • Mar 21, 2018

    Video Released of Fatal Crash Involving Self-Driving Car

    Warning: the contents of this video may be disturbing to viewers, viewer discretion is advised. The Tempe, Arizona, police department on Wednesday released footage of the Sunday crash in which an Uber self-driving vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian. Uber has suspended testing of self-driving vehicles on public U.S. roads.

  • Dec 9, 2017

    Tech Companies Raise Eyebrows For Allegedly Hiring Models to Attend Holiday Parties

    A report of Bay Area tech companies hiring models to act as guests at lavish holiday parties is raising concerns.

  • May 24, 2017

    New ‘Soundwave’ Tattoos Can Talk, Play Music

    What if tattoos could talk? That’s what Nate Siggard, CEO and founder of Skin Motion, is trying to do with his soundwave tattoo app. It works like this: users can upload sounds and voices to the app, creating a waveform of the audio. They can print out these waveforms and have them turned into tattoos. They can point their...

  • Mar 24, 2017

    First of Three Spacewalks Underway at ISS

    Two astronauts left the International Space Station on Friday to prepare the orbiting laboratory for the arrival of commercial space taxis and to tackle some maintenance.

  • Oct 5, 2014

    Hewlett-Packard to Split into 2 Companies: Report

    Personal computer and printer maker Hewlett-Packard Co. reportedly plans to split itself into two separate companies by spinning off its technology services business.

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