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Monday, Dec 10, 2018 at 02:57 PM EST

Google Says New Security Bug Affected 52.5 Million Users

Google Says New Security Bug Affected 52.5 Million Users

Google is shutting down its beleaguered social network sooner than expected in the wake of a new security issue that affected 52.5 million users. Google Plus received its initial kiss of death in early October,...

Monday, Dec 10, 2018 at 01:38 AM EST

Musk Suggests Tesla's New Chairwoman Won't Rein Him In

Musk Suggests Tesla's New Chairwoman Won't Rein Him In

Tesla CEO Elon Musk dismissed the idea that the company's new chairwoman can exert control over his behavior. Robyn Denholm, an Australian telecommunications executive, was appointed chairwoman of Tesla's board...

Sunday, Dec 9, 2018 at 03:17 PM EST

Brightest Comet of 2018 to Pass Closest to Earth Next Week

Brightest Comet of 2018 to Pass Closest to Earth Next Week

Stargazers have something extra to look forward to this holiday season: The brightest comet of 2018 will pass closest to Earth on Dec. 16. The comet 46P/Wirtanen, which passes Earth every 5.4 years, was one of...

Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 at 09:48 AM EST

SpaceX Christmas Delivery Arrives at Space Station

SpaceX Christmas Delivery Arrives at Space Station

A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, following a slight delay caused by a communication drop-out. The Dragon capsule pulled up at the orbiting lab...

Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 at 01:28 AM EST

NASA Lander Captures First 'Sounds' of Wind on Mars

NASA Lander Captures First 'Sounds' of Wind on Mars

Scientists have known for decades how the vast and barren landscapes of Mars look. Now, researchers are getting their first taste of what the Red Planet sounds like, NBC News reports. NASA’s InSight lander,...

Thursday, Dec 6, 2018 at 11:45 AM EST

Tech Execs Gathering at White House to Talk Innovation, Jobs

Tech Execs Gathering at White House to Talk Innovation, Jobs

Top executives from Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Qualcomm are planning to meet at the White House amid strained ties between President Donald Trump's administration and the tech industry. The White House...

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 at 06:18 PM EST

Documents Show Facebook Used User Data as Competitive Weapon

Documents Show Facebook Used User Data as Competitive Weapon

Internal Facebook documents released by a U.K. parliamentary committee offer the clearest evidence yet that the social network has used its enormous trove of user data as a competitive weapon, often in ways...

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 at 11:06 AM EST

Popular Q&A Site Says Hackers Stole Info on 100M Users

Popular Q&A Site Says Hackers Stole Info on 100M Users

Quora, the popular question-and-answer website, said Monday evening that hackers broke into one of its systems and compromised information from approximately 100 million users. CEO Adam D'Angelo said in a blog...

Monday, Dec 3, 2018 at 10:44 PM EST

Cops Stop Sleeping Tesla Driver Using Autopilot

Cops Stop Sleeping Tesla Driver Using Autopilot

The California Highway Patrol says it used the autopilot of a speeding Tesla to stop the car after its driver fell asleep behind the wheel. The CHP says that around 3:30 a.m. Friday, officers spotted a Tesla...

Sunday, Dec 2, 2018 at 02:25 AM EST

Lawmakers Demand Answers on Amazon's Facial Recognition Tech

Lawmakers Demand Answers on Amazon's Facial Recognition Tech

Eight Democratic lawmakers are demanding answers from Amazon regarding privacy concerns with the company's facial recognition software that has been used by some local police departments, NBC News reported....

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