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Friday, May 13, 2016 at 11:54 PM EDT

Philadelphia Police Van Disguised as Google Maps Vehicle

Philadelphia Police Van Disguised as Google Maps Vehicle

Philadelphia police officers attached a large Google Maps logo to a surveillance van in an apparent attempt to disguise it as one of the company's street-filming cars.

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 07:16 PM EDT

Facebook Reveals How it Delivers 'Trending' News

Facebook Reveals How it Delivers 'Trending' News

Facebook pulled back the curtain Thursday on how its Trending Topics feature works, a reaction to a report in the tech blog Gizmodo that claimed Facebook downplays conservative news subjects.

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 04:29 PM EDT

WordPress to Offer .Blog Domain Extensions

WordPress to Offer .Blog Domain Extensions

Website hosting service WordPress.com will offer .blog domain extensions for Internet users later this year, NBC News reports. The domains will be up for grabs this year. Anyone interested can sign up to...

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 11:42 AM EDT

Google Wants New Emojis to Represent Professional Women

Google Wants New Emojis to Represent Professional Women

Google wants professional women to be better represented in emoji form. In a proposal to the Unicode Consortium, which controls specifications for emojis, Google says it wants to create a new set "with a...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 07:10 AM EDT

Yahoo Working With Congress After Ransomware Attacks Reported on House

Yahoo Working With Congress After Ransomware Attacks Reported on House

A recent attack from "ransomware" to the House of Representatives prompted Congress to work with Yahoo on security issues, NBC News reported. The House Information Security Office advised representatives...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 05:04 PM EDT

Google to Ban 'Harmful' Payday Lending Industry's Ads

Google to Ban 'Harmful' Payday Lending Industry's Ads

Internet giant Google said Wednesday it will ban all ads from payday lenders, calling the industry "deceptive" and "harmful."

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 09:18 PM EDT

GOP Presses Facebook Over Links to Conservative Stories

GOP Presses Facebook Over Links to Conservative Stories

Senate Republicans on Tuesday demanded an explanation from Facebook after reports that former company staffers excluded links to conservative political stories. A senior Facebook executive said the company...

Friday, May 6, 2016 at 08:22 AM EDT

SpaceX Successfully Lands Falcon 9 Rocket at Sea

SpaceX Successfully Lands Falcon 9 Rocket at Sea

SpaceX successfully landed its Falcon 9 rocket on an ocean platform early Friday, following the launch of a Japanese communications satellite, NBC News reported. Company representatives weren't optimistic of a...

Friday, May 6, 2016 at 06:44 AM EDT

Zombies from Philly? Local Firm Hopes to Bring People Back from the Dead

Zombies from Philly? Local Firm Hopes to Bring People Back from the Dead

Bioquark, a Philadelphia biotech firm, is embarking on a clinical trial to help brain dead people regain conciousness. NBC10's Drew Smith met with the man behind the project called ReAnima.

Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 07:36 PM EDT

Experts Urge Password Changes After Massive Cyber Attack

Experts Urge Password Changes After Massive Cyber Attack

Cybersecurity professionals are warning anyone with a personal email account to change their passwords after stolen user names and passwords were being offered up for sale on the Internet, NBC News reported.

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