• CEO September 26, 2019 6:00 pm

    Uber Adds More Services to Its App in Its Quest for Profit

    Uber is cramming more services into its ride-hailing app as it explores ways to generate more revenue and finally turn a profit.

  • United States July 13, 2019 4:28 am

    New US Election Systems Use Vulnerable Software

    An Associated Press analysis has found that like many counties in Pennsylvania, the vast majority of 10,000 election jurisdictions nationwide use Windows 7 or an older operating system to create ballots, program voting machines, tally votes and report counts. That’s significant because Windows 7 reaches its “end of life” on Jan. 14, meaning Microsoft stops providing technical support and producing...

  • United States January 31, 2019 5:47 am

    Apple Busts Facebook for Distributing Data-Sucking App

    Apple says Facebook can no longer distribute an app that paid users, including teenagers, to extensively track their phone and web use. In doing so, Apple closed off Facebook’s efforts to sidestep Apple’s app store and its tighter rules on privacy. The tech blog TechCrunch reported late Tuesday that Facebook paid people about $20 a month to install and use...

  • Donald Trump September 7, 2018 9:21 pm

    As Google Turns 20, Questions Over Whether It's Too Powerful

    Twenty years after Larry Page and Sergey Brin set out to organize all of the internet’s information, the search engine they named Google has morphed into a dominating force in smartphones, online video, email, maps and much more. That resounding success now has regulators and lawmakers around the world questioning whether the company has become too powerful as its ubiquitous...

  • United States July 30, 2018 2:19 am

    Outage Causes American Airlines Flight Delays Nationally

    The Federal Aviation Administration says no American Airlines flights took off nationwide for about 40 minutes Sunday because of an outage at the carrier’s main operating system and dispatch operation.

  • Daniel Macht July 18, 2018 8:44 pm

    EU Fines Google a Record $5 Billion Over Mobile System

    The European Union fined Google a record $5 billion Wednesday for using the market dominance of its Android mobile operating system to force handset makers to install Google apps, reducing choice for consumers. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Google went against EU rules when it required mobile phone producers to pre-install the Google Search and browser apps as a...

  • New York June 18, 2018 5:30 pm

    Apple Sets Up iPhones to Relay Location for 911 Calls

    Apple is trying to drag the U.S.’s antiquated system for handling 911 calls into the 21st century.
    If it lives up to Apple’s promise, the iPhone’s next operating system will automatically deliver quicker and more reliable information pinpointing the location of 911 calls to about 6,300 emergency response centers in the U.S.

  • NBC May 10, 2018 12:55 pm

    Google Sells the Future, Powered by Your Personal Data

    Advanced new features rolled out this week by Google, like customized Google Maps suggestions and an assistant that can make appointments over the phone, are underpinned by the massive data trove Google collects every day, NBC News reported. There are seven Google products with at least 1 billion active monthly users, which wouldn’t work as well if they didn’t have...

  • Facebook March 27, 2018 10:24 am

    How Facebook Was Able to Siphon Off Phone Call and Text Logs

    The news that Facebook’s Android app has been collecting call and text histories is yet another black eye for the social media giant. But just why was Facebook able to siphon off records of who its users were contacting — and when — in the first place? The short answer: Because Google let it. The longer answer: Well, it’s complicated.

  • Facebook March 26, 2018 6:44 am

    Facebook Questioned About Pulling Android Call, Text Data

    On the same day Facebook bought ads in U.S. and British newspapers to apologize for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the social media site faced new questions about collecting phone numbers and text messages from Android devices. The website Ars Technica reported that users who checked data gathered by Facebook on them found that it had years of contact names, telephone...

  • Technology January 4, 2018 9:49 pm

    Who's Affected By Computer Chip Security Flaw

    Technology companies are scrambling to fix serious security flaws affecting computer processors built by Intel and other chipmakers and found in many of the world’s personal computers and smartphones. The two hardware bugs discovered can be exploited to allow the memory content of a computer to be leaked. Such a leak could potentially expose stored passwords and other sensitive data,...

  • California December 12, 2017 2:33 pm

    Apple Buys Song-Recognition App Shazam for Reported $400M

    Apple has bought Shazam, the maker of a song-recognition app that Apple’s digital assistant Siri has already been using to help people identify the music playing on their iPhones.

  • artist September 21, 2017 1:09 pm

    The Man Who Created Emoji Says He Saw Nuance in Pictures

    The tiny smiley faces, hearts, knife-and-fork or clenched fist have become a global language for mobile phone messages. They are displayed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. They star in a new Hollywood film. The emoji is heir to a tradition of pictographic writing stretching back millennia to Egyptian hieroglyphics and the ideograms used to write Chinese...

  • California June 6, 2017 8:12 pm

    Apple Introduces ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving' Feature for iOS 11

    Getting distracted at the wheel by your phone? Apple may be able to help. A “do not disturb” mode for drivers will be part of the iOS 11 operating system, which is slated for release this fall for both iPhone and iPad.

  • United States June 2, 2017 2:36 pm

    Here's What to Expect From Apple's Big Event Next Week

    Next week Apple is set to have its developer’s conference, known as WWDC, where tech experts are expecting Apple to discuss new hardware and software, CNBC reported. Most likely, Apple will reveal its new iOS 11 operating system ahead of its new iPhone launch later this fall. The tech giant typically unveils the fresh version of iOS during WWDC and...

  • teacher May 2, 2017 5:57 pm

    Microsoft Takes Aim at Google With Laptop, Slim Windows

    Microsoft is taking aim at Google as it introduced a Surface device for students and slimmed down Windows for the classroom. The new Surface Laptop is the first Surface device without a detachable keyboard. Microsoft says the new laptop will have up to 14.5 hours of battery life, compared with 12 hours for the MacBook Air. The Surface Laptop will...

  • social media December 21, 2016 6:57 pm

    Here's How to Stay Safe While Online Shopping

    ‘Tis the season to be jolly — but it’s also the season for identity theft, phishing and credit card fraud. With Christmas just days away, people are using their smartphones and other devices to get a handle on their last-minute shopping. Hackers are on the hunt as well, looking to steal personal information from easy targets. “People just need to…

  • attorney August 26, 2016 12:08 pm

    Why Apple Just Made a Key Anti-Spyware iPhone Security Update

    The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor’s iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in the United Arab Emirates’ prisons. All Mansoor had to do was click the link. Mansoor, a human rights activist, didn’t take the bait. Instead, he reported it to Citizen Lab, an internet watchdog, setting off a chain reaction that in two weeks exposed...

  • Congress July 19, 2016 5:53 pm

    Health Gadets and Apps Outpace Privacy Protections, Report Finds

    In 2009, Congress asked for recommendations on what to do about information that falls outside the privacy law known as HIPAA. Today, health officials released their report, but offered no suggestions.

  • Facebook December 31, 2015 8:30 pm

    Facebook Glitch Celebrates 46 Years of Online Friendship

    Facebook’s making some of its users feel a lot older than they really are.

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