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Probe: Journalists, Activists Among Firm's Spyware Targets

By Frank Bajak | Jul 18, 2021

An investigation by a global media consortium provides further evidence that military-grade malware from Israel-based NSO Group is being used to spy on journalists and others.

How Blue Origin's Jeff Bezos will Soar into Space

By Marcia Dunn | Jul 18, 2021

No test pilots or flight engineers will be aboard for Jeff Bezos' Tuesday flight from West Texas; just Bezos, his brother, an 82-year-old aviation pioneer, and a teenage tourist.

They're Not Blown Away by NJ's Offshore wind Power Plans

By Wayne Parry | Jul 18, 2021

New Jersey is moving aggressively to become the leader in the fast-growing offshore wind energy industry on the East Coast, but not everyone is blown away by those ambitious plans.

Could Balloons Power Uncensored Internet in Cuba?

By Tali Arbel | Jul 17, 2021

Florida's Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, called this week on the administration of President Joe Biden to greenlight a plan to transmit the internet to people in Cuba via high-altitude balloons.

Biden: Social Media Platforms 'Killing People' with Misinformation

Jul 17, 2021

President Joe Biden said Friday that social media companies are "killing people" by failing to police misinformation on their platforms about COVID-19 vaccines.

First Look: New Proposed Emojis Include Pregnant Man

By Emell Adolphus | Jul 16, 2021

New proposed emojis include pregnant man, gender-neutral person with a crown and other LGBTQ inclusive emojis.

Apple's Weather App Will Never Tell You It's 69 Degrees

Jul 15, 2021

iPhone users will never know if they're experiencing 69-degree weather — if they're using the iOS weather app, that is.

Starlink Facing Possible Overheating Issues

Jul 8, 2021

Facing a multitude of issues keeping the systems from reaching their full potential, Starlink keeps finding new and exciting ways to break.

Popular Adult Streaming Site XTube to Shut Down this Year

Jul 7, 2021

The popular adult streaming website XTube will soon be shutting down.

AP Source: Trump Plans Lawsuit Against Facebook, Twitter

By Jill Colvin | Jul 7, 2021

Former President Donald Trump is planning to announce a lawsuit Wednesday against three of the country's biggest tech companies: Facebook, Twitter and Google.

Chinese Social Media Giant WeChat Shuts LGBTQ Accounts

By Fu Ting | Jul 7, 2021

China's most popular social media service has deleted accounts on LGBT topics run by university students and nongovernment groups, prompting concern the ruling Communist Party is tightening control over gay and lesbian content.

Scale, Details of massive Kaseya Ransomware Attack Emerge

By Frank Bajak | Jul 5, 2021

Cybersecurity teams worked feverishly Sunday to stem the impact of the single biggest global ransomware attack on record, with some details emerging about how the Russia-linked gang responsible breached the company whose software was the conduit.

Ransomware Hits Hundreds of US Companies, Security Firm Says

By Frank Bajak, Eric Tucker and Matt O'Brien | Jul 3, 2021

A ransomware attack paralyzed the networks of at least 200 U.S. companies on Friday, according to a cybersecurity researcher whose company was responding to the incident.

States Hesitant to Adopt Digital COVID Vaccination Verification

By David A. Lieb | Jun 28, 2021

Across the U.S., many hard-hit businesses eager to return to normal have been reluctant to demand proof of vaccination from customers. And the public and the politicians in many places have made it clear they don't care for the idea.

In a Murky Sea of Mental Health Apps, Consumers Left Adrift

By Jenny Gold | Jun 22, 2021

Even as industry hype mounts, researchers and companies are scrambling to prove that mental health apps actually work.

EU Investigates Google's Conduct in Digital Ad Tech Sector

By Kelvin Chan | Jun 22, 2021

European Union regulators have launched a fresh antitrust investigation of Google, this time over whether the U.S. tech giant is stifling competition in digital advertising technology.

Facebook Launches Podcasts, Live Audio Service

By Barbara Ortutay | Jun 22, 2021

Facebook is launching podcasts and live audio streams in the U.S. on Monday to keep users engaged on its platform and to compete with emerging rivals.

Facebook Launches Podcasts, Live Audio Service

Jun 21, 2021

Facebook is launching podcasts and live audio streams in the U.S. on Monday to keep users engaged on its platform and to compete with emerging rivals.

NSA to NSO: NY Filmmakers Explore Circles of Surveillance

By Frank Jordans | Jun 19, 2021

In an exhibition that opened Friday in Berlin, filmmaker Laura Poitras examines the way the state monitors citizens' lives — both abroad and at home, in New York City.

Mexico Conservatives to Sue Over Gay Pride Twitter Hacking

Jun 18, 2021

A socially conservative Mexican political party is threatening legal action Friday after someone hacked the Solidarity Encounter Party's Twitter account and posted the gay pride banner and the slogan "Love is Love."

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