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Airlines Again Warn of Potential Disruption From 5G Rollout

Airlines Again Warn of Potential Disruption From 5G Rollout

By David Koenig | Jan 18, 2022

Airlines warn that thousands of flights could be grounded or delayed if the 5G rollout takes place near major airports.

Twitter, Meta Among Tech Giants Subpoenaed by Jan. 6 Panel

Twitter, Meta Among Tech Giants Subpoenaed by Jan. 6 Panel

By Farnoush Amiri | Jan 14, 2022

The House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection has issued subpoenas targeting Twitter, Meta, Reddit, and YouTube after lawmakers said the companies' initial responses were inadequate.

Fact Checkers Say YouTube Lets its Platform be 'Weaponized'

Fact Checkers Say YouTube Lets its Platform be 'Weaponized'

Jan 13, 2022

More than 80 fact checking organizations are calling on YouTube to address what they say is rampant misinformation on the platform.

CES Gadget Show Turnout Falls More than 75% Thanks to COVID

CES Gadget Show Turnout Falls More than 75% Thanks to COVID

Jan 8, 2022

Attendance at this week's CES gadget show in Las Vegas fell more than 75% compared to its previous in-person event two years ago, its organizer said Friday.

Twitter Bans Rep. Greene's Personal Account for COVID Claims

Twitter Bans Rep. Greene's Personal Account for COVID Claims

Jan 3, 2022

Twitter said Sunday it had banned the personal account of far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for multiple violations of the platform's COVID-19 misinformation policy.

China Calls on U.S. to Protect Space Station from Satellites

China Calls on U.S. to Protect Space Station from Satellites

Dec 29, 2021

China is calling on the United States to protect a Chinese space station and its three-member crew after Beijing complained that satellites launched by Elon Musk's SpaceX nearly struck the station.

China Pursues Tech 'Self-Reliance,' Fueling Global Unease

China Pursues Tech 'Self-Reliance,' Fueling Global Unease

By Joe McDonald | Dec 28, 2021

Computer chips are a top priority in the ruling Communist Party's marathon campaign to end China's reliance on technology from the United States, Japan and other suppliers.

Threatening Mass Text Message Tells LGBTQ+ Israelis They 'Deserve Death'

Threatening Mass Text Message Tells LGBTQ+ Israelis They 'Deserve Death'

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 23, 2021

A menacing text message received by thousands of LGBTQ+ Israelis warned that they were "apostates" who "deserve... death," and appeared to come from a rabbi who has denied sending the message.

What Caused Amazon's Outage? Will There be More?

What Caused Amazon's Outage? Will There be More?

By Matt O'Brien and Frank Bajak | Dec 23, 2021

A major outage in Amazon's cloud computing network on Dec. 7 severely disrupted services at a wide range of U.S. companies for hours, raising questions about the vulnerability of the internet.

U.S. Delays Intelligence Center Targeting Foreign Influence

U.S. Delays Intelligence Center Targeting Foreign Influence

By Nomaan Merchant | Dec 23, 2021

"It really is just giving a gift to Russia and China and others who clearly have their sights set not only on the midterm elections but on ongoing campaigns to destabilize American society."

Ransomware Persists Even as High-Profile Attacks Have Slowed

Ransomware Persists Even as High-Profile Attacks Have Slowed

By Eric Tucker | Dec 19, 2021

Smaller-scale attacks continue, with ransomware criminals continuing to operate from Russia with seeming impunity.

Sex Apps for Gay Men Join Forces to Fight Online Insults

Sex Apps for Gay Men Join Forces to Fight Online Insults

By David Tuller | Dec 18, 2021

Sexual health experts say the harshness of much online behavior can exacerbate low self-esteem and feelings of depression or anxiety.

Norway Fines Dating App Grindr $7.16M Over Privacy Breach

Norway Fines Dating App Grindr $7.16M Over Privacy Breach

Dec 15, 2021

Norway's data privacy watchdog fined gay dating app Grindr 65 million kroner ($7.16 million) for sending sensitive personal data to hundreds of potential advertising partners without users' consent — a breach of strict European Union privacy rules.

College Student Still Uses Grindr after Hate Crime, Torture

College Student Still Uses Grindr after Hate Crime, Torture

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 22, 2021

An 18-year-old college student says he's more careful after a Grindr hookup led to a horrific assault, but he still uses hookup apps.

Plenty of Pitfalls Await Zuckerberg's 'Metaverse' Plan

Plenty of Pitfalls Await Zuckerberg's 'Metaverse' Plan

By Matt O'Brien and Barbara Ortutay | Nov 7, 2021

When Mark Zuckerberg announced ambitious plans to build the "metaverse" he promised that "you're going to able to do almost anything you can imagine." That might not be such a great idea.

The Slippery Slope of Using AI and Deepfakes to Bring History to Life

The Slippery Slope of Using AI and Deepfakes to Bring History to Life

Nov 7, 2021

Research shows "deepfake" technology can weaken people's judgment and even lead them to question what they know about human rights.

Facebook to Shut Down Face-Recognition System, Delete Data

Facebook to Shut Down Face-Recognition System, Delete Data

By Matt O'Brien and Barbara Ortutay | Nov 6, 2021

Facebook said it will shut down its face-recognition system and delete the faceprints of more than 1 billion people amid concerns about the technology and its misuse by governments, police and others.

Facebook Rebrands as Meta to Emphasize 'Metaverse' Vision

Facebook Rebrands as Meta to Emphasize 'Metaverse' Vision

By Barbara Ortutay | Oct 31, 2021

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company is rebranding itself as Meta in an effort to encompass its virtual-reality vision for the future — what Zuckerberg calls the " metaverse."

Bitcoin Casino Bonuses Guide

Bitcoin Casino Bonuses Guide

Oct 25, 2021

What are Bitcoin bonuses and how do they work in the world of online casinos?

What the Metaverse is and How It Will Work

What the Metaverse is and How It Will Work

By Kelvin Chan and Matt O'Brien | Oct 24, 2021

The term "metaverse" seems to be everywhere. Facebook is hiring thousands of engineers in Europe to work on it, while video game companies are outlining their long-term visions. But what is it?

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