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Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 05:52 AM EDT

After Amazon Echo Misfire, Ways to Protect Your Own Privacy

After Amazon Echo Misfire, Ways to Protect Your Own Privacy

Revelations that an Amazon Echo smart speaker inadvertently sent a family's private conversation to an acquaintance highlights some unexpected risks of new voice-enabled technologies. According to Amazon,...

Friday, May 25, 2018 at 12:41 PM EDT

Tesla in Autopilot Mode Sped Up Before Utah Crash

Tesla in Autopilot Mode Sped Up Before Utah Crash

A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press. Two people...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 02:58 AM EDT

How to Update Privacy Settings Across Social Media

How to Update Privacy Settings Across Social Media

With a strict, new European privacy regulation taking effect Friday, several social media companies are reaching out to users with updated privacy policies, NBC News reported. Customers will have control of...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 11:32 PM EDT

Jury: Samsung Must Pay $539M for Copying Parts of iPhone

Jury: Samsung Must Pay $539M for Copying Parts of iPhone

A jury has decided Samsung must pay Apple $539 million in damages for illegally copying some of the iPhone's features to lure people into buying its competing products. The verdict reached Thursday is the...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 06:17 PM EDT

Echo Device Recorded Family, Sent Audio to Random Contact

Echo Device Recorded Family, Sent Audio to Random Contact

An Echo device in the home of a Portland family recorded a conversation, which it then sent to a random person on their contact list, CNBC reported. A report from Seattle TV network KIRO7 said the family was...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 04:29 PM EDT

Calif. Court Rules Criminal Defendants Can Access Some Social Media

Calif. Court Rules Criminal Defendants Can Access Some Social Media

The California Supreme Court has ruled that Facebook and other social media companies must turn over user content that is public to criminal defendants. The court on Thursday kicked the specific case back to...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 10:33 AM EDT

Uber Self-Driving SUV Saw Pedestrian, Did Not Brake: Feds

Uber Self-Driving SUV Saw Pedestrian, Did Not Brake: Feds

The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 11:58 PM EDT

Uber Ends Self-Driving Program in Arizona After Fatal Crash

Uber Ends Self-Driving Program in Arizona After Fatal Crash

Uber is pulling its self-driving cars out of Arizona, a reversal triggered by the recent death of woman who was run over by one of the ride-hailing service's robotic vehicles while crossing a darkened street in...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 10:51 AM EDT

How to Cut Back on a Constant Smartphone Habit

How to Cut Back on a Constant Smartphone Habit

Why are we checking Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, then Facebook again when we just wanted to check the weather? Turns out, smartphone addiction is by design. Think of the constant stream of notifications, color...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 04:54 PM EDT

Facebook Chief Faces EU Grilling Over his 'Digital Monster'

Facebook Chief Faces EU Grilling Over his 'Digital Monster'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced tough questions from European Union lawmakers Tuesday over what one of them branded Zuckerberg's "digital monster," and he apologized for the way the social network has been...

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