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Federal Government Notifies 21 States of Election Hacking

Federal Government Notifies 21 States of Election Hacking

By Geoff Mulvihill and Jake Pearson | Sep 25
The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year's presidential election.

AP Interview: Japan's Emoji Creator Saw Nuance in Pictures

AP Interview: Japan's Emoji Creator Saw Nuance in Pictures

By Yuri Kageyama | Sep 25
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 ATM at 50: How It's Changed Consumer Behavior

The ATM at 50: How It's Changed Consumer Behavior

By Ken Sweet | Sep 25
ATMs, known for spitting out $20 bills (and imposing fees if you pick the wrong one), turn 50 years old this year. They're ubiquitous - and possibly still a necessity, despite the big changes in how people pay for things.

Review: iTunes Video Upgrade Makes the New Apple TV Worth It

Review: iTunes Video Upgrade Makes the New Apple TV Worth It

By Anick Jesdanun | Sep 24
It might seem odd to review the new Apple TV streaming device - one specifically designed to display super-sharp video known as 4K - without actually owning a 4K TV.

Facebook Tightens Ad Policies After 'Jew-Hater' Fiasco

Facebook Tightens Ad Policies After 'Jew-Hater' Fiasco

By Barbara Ortutay | Sep 24
Facebook is apologizing for letting advertisers use phrases like "Jew-haters" as a targeting criteria and for not noticing it until it was pointed out.

Nest Labs Adds Doorbell That Can Recognize Familiar Faces

Nest Labs Adds Doorbell That Can Recognize Familiar Faces

By Michael Liedtke | Sep 24
Home device maker Nest Labs is adding Google's facial recognition technology to a camera-equipped doorbell and rolling out a security system in an attempt to end its history of losses.

SEC Under Fire for Being Hacked Despite Warnings on Security

By Marcy Gordon | Sep 24
The Securities and Exchange Commission waited until Wednesday to disclose a hack of its corporate filing system that occurred last year. The disclosure raises questions about the agency's ability to protect important financial information.

Islamic State Backers Find Ephemeral Platform in Instagram

Islamic State Backers Find Ephemeral Platform in Instagram

By Lori Hinnant | Sep 23
Researchers say Islamic State supporters have found an ephemeral platform to share propaganda: Using Instagram's "stories" feature, which causes posts to disappear in 24 hours.

California TV Viewers Alarmed by Apocalyptic Emergency Alert

California TV Viewers Alarmed by Apocalyptic Emergency Alert

Sep 23
Some television viewers in southern California were startled when an apocalyptic emergency alert flashed on their screens.

UK Leader to Press Tech Companies to Block Extremists

UK Leader to Press Tech Companies to Block Extremists

Sep 22
Prime Minister Theresa May is urging internet companies to block the spread of extremist material, calling on social media giants like Facebook, Twitter and Google to develop technologies that will prevent content from being posted in the first place.

4 Things to Know About Apple's iOS 11 Software Update

4 Things to Know About Apple's iOS 11 Software Update

By Anick Jesdanun | Sep 21
Holding off on upgrading your trusty old iPhone? You won't need a spiffy iPhone 8 in order to get new maps, photos and other features with a free software update Apple began rolling out Tuesday.

Facebook May Be Facing an 'Era of Accountability'

Facebook May Be Facing an 'Era of Accountability'

By Barbara Ortutay | Sep 21
The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it's unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside as it barrels toward acquiring its next billion users.

IT Contractor Sentenced for Wire Fraud that Used Porn Site

IT Contractor Sentenced for Wire Fraud that Used Porn Site

Sep 20
A Tempe information technology contractor has been sentenced after pleading guilty to wire fraud for trying to extort $10,000 from a company and then defacing its website by redirecting its home page to a pornographic site.

Alexa, What Do You See? Amazon Said to Be Working on Glasses

Alexa, What Do You See? Amazon Said to Be Working on Glasses

Sep 20
Amazon is attempting to develop glasses that pair with Alexa and would allow users to access the voice-activated assistant outside the home, according to a newspaper report.

Review: Apple Watch Goes Solo, but Don't Dump Your Phone Yet

Review: Apple Watch Goes Solo, but Don't Dump Your Phone Yet

By Anick Jesdanun | Sep 20
A new model with its own cellular-network connection is Apple's next step toward an untethered world. Now you can make and receive calls and messages on the watch while leaving your phone at home.

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