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Former Twitter Worker Convicted of Spying for Saudi Arabia

Former Twitter Worker Convicted of Spying for Saudi Arabia

PERSONAL TECH | By Barbara Ortutay and Matt O'Brien | Aug 10, 2022

A former Twitter employee has been convicted of failing to register as an agent for Saudi Arabia and other charges after accessing private data on users critical of the kingdom's government in a spy case.

Do Spiders Sleep? Study Suggests They May Snooze Like Humans

Do Spiders Sleep? Study Suggests They May Snooze Like Humans

SCIENCE | By Maddie Burakoff | Aug 9, 2022

It's a question that keeps some scientists awake at night: Do spiders sleep?

Researchers Ask Census to Stop Controversial Privacy Method

Researchers Ask Census to Stop Controversial Privacy Method

PERSONAL TECH | By Mike Schneider | Aug 9, 2022

Prominent demographers are asking the U.S. Census Bureau to abandon a controversial method for protecting survey and census participants' confidentiality.

From Mecca to the Vatican, Exploring Sacred Sites with VR

From Mecca to the Vatican, Exploring Sacred Sites with VR

PERSONAL TECH | By Luis Andres Henao | Aug 8, 2022

Click and gape at the Vatican's Sistine Chapel ceiling up close. Click again and join thousands of pilgrims at Islam's most sacred site. Or strap on a headset and enter the holy city of Jerusalem.

'Community Lighthouses' Powered by the Sun and Volunteers

'Community Lighthouses' Powered by the Sun and Volunteers

PERSONAL TECH | By Rebecca Santana | Aug 8, 2022

"Community Lighthouses," outfitted with roof solar panels and a battery pack to store energy, can serve as electricity hubs after a disaster.

Twitter Breach Exposed Anonymous Account Owners

Twitter Breach Exposed Anonymous Account Owners

PERSONAL TECH | By Frank Bajak | Aug 8, 2022

The breach is especially worrisome because many Twitter account owners, including human rights activists, do not disclose their identities in their profiles for security reasons.

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