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Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 05:13 PM EDT

Facebook Bug Made Private Posts of 14 Million Users Public

Facebook Bug Made Private Posts of 14 Million Users Public

A software bug changed the privacy settings of about 14 million Facebook users without their knowledge, causing messages intended for friends or smaller groups to be shared widely with the general public, the...

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 at 10:59 AM EDT

Facebook to Fund Original News Shows From ABC, CNN, Others

Facebook to Fund Original News Shows From ABC, CNN, Others

Facebook says it will fund original news shows created by such news organizations as ABC, CNN and Mic. The move comes as Facebook plans to kill off its "trending" news section to make way for what it considers...

Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018 at 08:54 PM EDT

Facebook Shared User Data With Flagged Chinese Firm: Report

Facebook Shared User Data With Flagged Chinese Firm: Report

The New York Times reports that Facebook has acknowledged it shared user data with several Chinese handset manufacturers, including Huawei, a company flagged by U.S. intelligence officials as a national security...

Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018 at 05:41 AM EDT

New iOS 12 Features Include Ways to Help Curb iPhone Use

New iOS 12 Features Include Ways to Help Curb iPhone Use

Apple will offer more ways for people to limit the time they spend on iPhones while introducing features designed to make its products even more indispensable. The paradox emerged Monday as Apple executives...

Monday, Jun 4, 2018 at 12:33 PM EDT

Facebook Under Scrutiny Over Data Sharing After Report

Facebook Under Scrutiny Over Data Sharing After Report

Facebook is pushing back against a media report saying that it provided extensive information about its users and their friends to third parties like phone makers. The New York Times reported Sunday that...

Monday, Jun 4, 2018 at 01:08 PM EDT

Apple to Unveil iOS 12 at WWDC

Apple to Unveil iOS 12 at WWDC

Apple will be showing off the company's latest updates today at the Worldwide Developers Conference. iOS 11 brought big changes to the iPhone, and controversy, when Apple admitted to slowing down older models to...

Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 at 05:39 AM EDT

Scottish Hospital Is Ready to Treat Cryptocurrency Addicts

Scottish Hospital Is Ready to Treat Cryptocurrency Addicts

A Scottish hospital is ready to begin treating people with cryptocurrency addictions, NBC News reported. Castle Craig Hospital, a residential rehab center that treats alcohol, drug, behavioral and gambling...

Friday, Jun 1, 2018 at 11:30 AM EDT

Facebook Ending 'Trending' Topics, Tests Breaking News Label

Facebook Ending 'Trending' Topics, Tests Breaking News Label

Facebook is shutting down its ill-fated "trending" news section after four years, a company executive told The Associated Press. The company claims the tool is outdated and wasn't popular. But the trending...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 11:23 PM EDT

Teen's Science Project Reveals Online Vulnerabilities

Teen's Science Project Reveals Online Vulnerabilities

A Massachusetts student could teach us all a thing or two about cybersecurity.

Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 04:57 AM EDT

Misspelling Web Addresses Can Lead to Trouble, Experts Say

Misspelling Web Addresses Can Lead to Trouble, Experts Say

A simple typo in a web address can lead internet users to look-alike sites capable of installing malware, stealing sensitive personal and financial information or even locking up computers, NBC News reported....

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