Federal officials are reportedly considering whether or not to seek a preliminary injunction against Facebook over antitrust concerns related to how its family of products interacts.
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As 2019 is winding down and we enter the holiday season, it’s time to look back at the best devices -- the ones that stood out in a crowded field.
The city of Pensacola is still grappling with the impact of a ransomware attack over the weekend.
Apple CEO Tim Cook defended the existence of monopolies in business -- with a key distinction.
The federal government is embracing an expanded use of the technology despite privacy concerns.
The Navy is preparing its first two new Ford-class aircraft carriers to launch air attacks with the first-of-its-kind carrier-launched F-35C stealth fighter, a move expected to further transform maritime air attack and bring new mission options to commanders.
In the tech world, bigger is better — and TVs are no exception. Screens are larger than ever, and sizes that used to be out of reach for most households are astonishingly affordable.
San Francisco’s ‘poor street conditions’ a factor in city’s loss of $64M Oracle tech conference: reports
Oracle, a major Silicon Valley tech company, will move its annual OpenWorld conference to Las Vegas next year – over concerns about San Francisco’s hotel rates and the city’s “poor street conditions,” according to reports.
Explorers and scientists are on the trail of legendary 'creature' Bigfoot in the forests of Oregon.
Although social media giants like Facebook and Twitter have taken heat for spreading misinformation, it turns out that we -- all of us -- may be our own worst enemies in the battle against the scourge of fake news.
Bringing massive amounts of firepower closer to enemy targets, conducting clandestine “intel” missions in high threat waters and launching undersea attack and surveillance drones are all anticipated missions for the Navy’s emerging Block V Virginia-class attack submarines.
A yet-to-be-launched New Testament-inspired video game that lets gamers play as Jesus Christ is causing a stir.
The scariest thing about October 2019 had nothing to do with witches, goblins, or ghouls.Some 5.5. billion robocalls were placed to Americans in October, a 12 percent spike from September, according to datacompiled by anti-spamappRoboKiller.
For big tech companies, data is money. Their goal is to collect as much info about you as they can, and try as we might, there’s no surefire way to shut them out entirely.
How to unsend email, TV fire hazards, Apple TV+ and much more in this week's Tech Q&A.
For many of us, “holiday shopping” has become “searching Amazon.” Wish lists and automated suggestions make gift-giving a carefree experience. You can conceivably find presents for all your loved ones without stepping outside.
During the holiday season, hackers are after just one thing:your account credentials.
Despite the fact the original CIMON went rogue and stopped taking orders in 2018, a second robot with artificial intelligence, known as CIMON-2, is making its way towards the International Space Station.
DHS scraps Trump-ordered plan for mandatory facial scans at US points of entry after privacy advocates, lawmakers raise concerns
The Trump administration announced Thursday that it'sbacking away from a proposal that would have required all U.S. citizens to submit to facial recognition scans at airports and other ports of entrywhenever they leave or enter the country.
You may want to put down the cellphone and switch to the speaker.
The Air Force and Lockheed Martin are now arming the F-22 stealth fighter with more long-range precision attack technology, a wider targeting envelope or “field of regard” and new networking technology enabling improved, real-time “collaborative targeting” between aircraft.
In this case, they’re after your money, not your guns.
Consumers need to think seriously about the security of their Internet-connect Smart TVs, according to the FBI.
During the holidays, many of us start racking up frequent flyer miles. We’re visiting family and friends, and often booking a low-cost room in an Airbnb. While the joy of opening gifts around the holidays and sharing a meal is hard to beat, finding a hidden webcam is sure to sour the mood.
TikTok has come under fire for suppressing videos from disabled, LGBTQ and overweight users, in what the social media app describes as a flawed attempt to tackle bullying.
Pablo Escobar's brother made an 'unbreakable' smartphone and is using scantily clad women to sell it
Roberto Escobar, the former accountant for the Medellín Cartel has created a smartphone, the Escobar Fold 1, that he believes will replace the iPhone.
This Cyber Monday, U.S. shoppers spent a record $9.4 billion online — $1.5 billion more than last year’s total and an astounding $12 million per minute. Yes, that number is every single minute.
Googleand its subsidiary, YouTube, have taken down more than 300 video ads from PresidentTrump's reelection campaignvideo adsfor violating company policy, according to a new report by "60 Minutes.
Envision a scenario wherein dismounted infantry soldiers are taking heavy enemy fire while clearing buildings amid intense urban combat -- when an overhead drone detects small groups of enemy fighters hidden nearby, between walls, preparing to ambush.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a pair of bills Monday, one which will require all consumer electronic devices sold in the country to be pre-installed with Russian software and another that will register individual journalists as foreign agents.
Despite having a seemingly cordial relationship with President Trump, Apple CEO Tim Cook reiterated one grave area of disagreement on Monday — the Paris Agreement.
There are almost 2 billion websites on the internet, yet it’s still easy to get stuck in a rut, visiting the same ones over and over again.
Nearly a billion computers around the world run Windows 10. Critics have praised it. Some users love it while others hate it. Some experts estimate that Windows 10 dominates nearly 40 percent of the desktop OS market, handily surpassing the popularity of Windows 7.
I’d like to find my old college sweetheart just to say hello. I tried Google, but nothing came up. The people finder sites scammed me out of $65.
The pileup of electronic waste will only accelerate with consumers buying more and more devices.
In the last few weeks, tens of thousands of potential scams involving brand names have been discovered, cybersecurity firms are warning.
A surprising new survey has revealed that Apple employees are strongly in favor of CEO Tim Cook's efforts to lobby President Donald Trump on behalf of the company, seemingly putting it at odds with its other Silicon Valley brethren.
The Russian military has launched a secret military satellite designed to "monitor" other satellites, according to a statement from the Russian Defense Ministry.
You’re settling in with a bowl of popcorn and a cozy blanket, ready to catch up on your favorite show. You open up Netflix, hit play, then … uh-oh, it’s buffering.
Virtual reality goggles for cows?
If a Russian or Chinese Anti-Satellite (ASAT) weapon streamed into space and exploded U.S. military satellites, friendly forces would instantly become very vulnerable to significant and extremely destructive enemy attacks - space-based infrared missile detection could be destroyed, GPS communications could be knocked out, guided weapons could jam and derail before hitting their targets and war-critical command and control could simply be “taken out.
Google has been accused of "union-busting" by activists over the firing of four employees who reportedly were attempting to organize.
The key role played by U.S. military working dogs has been thrust into the spotlight following the audacious raid that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
NATO and U.S. Army Europe forces will conduct “forcible entry” combat exercises in Lithuania, Georgia and Poland to prepare rapid response attack units for the possibility of war on the European continent.
If you compare the inside of a modern home to one from about 25 years ago, you’re going to notice some stark differences — not just the phone book on the kitchen counter.
The best smartwatches, free pictures, how to stop iPhone drain and more in this week's Tech Q&A.
Here’s a new term to fear: SIM-swapping.
Firing deck-mounted guns, intercepting enemy cruise missiles, launching F-35B Joint Strike Fighters and using Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to attack behind enemy lines -- are all mission possibilities envisioned for the Navy’s fast-progressing second big-deck America-class amphibious assault ship, the future USS Tripoli (LHA 7).
Black Friday deals on the iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, and Google Pixel are out there already. Here’s a taste of what’s to come.
Sacha Baron Cohen blasted Big Tech for being the "greatest propaganda machine ever" during a fiery speech on Thursday in New York City.
Following his tour of Apple'smanufacturing plant in Austin, Texas,President Trump said he asked Apple CEO Tim Cookif the tech giant "could get... involved in building 5G in the U.S.
Fake websites, fake products and fake apps are ready and waiting to snag shoppers this holiday season, according to experts.
Amazon's Ring doorbell has "egregiously lax" privacy policies and civil rights protections, a new investigation by a leading congressman has found.
A group of international anti-sexual exploitation organizations on Wednesday blasted Instagram as a "predators' paradise" as a part of a campaign to call out a range of abusive behavior on the popular photo platform.
The Navy has laid the keel for its first new, Flight III DDG 51 surface warfare destroyer armed with improved weapons, advanced sensors and new radar 35-times more sensitive than most current systems, changing attack and defensive options for the surface fleet.
Locking your phone keeps out snoops, but it's also your first line of defense against hackers and cybercriminals out for your data and anything else they can steal.
Elon Musk’s Boring Company finally has something to point to as tangible proof its tunneling technology can help transform transportation as it broke ground last week on its first-ever commercial project in Las Vegas.
Google has been slammed by Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo.,following areportin The Wall Street Journal about the extent of the search giant’s “interference” in its search algorithms.
We send messages all day long, and every time we hit “send,” we roll the dice. Hackers don’t have to break into your phone to steal your data; they can intercept messages or break into other people’s devices.
Tech giant Amazon has opened its doors to Seattle families in need by investing in Mary's Place.
Want to know how to stop ad stalking, which older TVs will say goodbye to Netflix, how to find out your secret “consumer score” and how to get a throttling data refund? Then read this column.
Twitter reportedly cracks down on users tweeting 'I hired Donald Trump to fire people like Yovanovitch'
Twitter reportedly cracked down on users who shared a specific phrase during Friday's public impeachment inquiry hearing against President Trump.
A team of designers and engineers has successfully 3D printed a made-to-measure ‘bionic hand’ in just 10 hours.
Armed Army robot vehicles conducted reconnaissance, called for indirect fire and then, when directed by human decision-makers, attacked and destroyed enemy targets in a recent experiment designed to assess the technical maturity and readiness of autonomous ground drones.
Apple may soon bundle its bushel of subscriptions.
The way hospitals respond to a cyber attack can result in a slower response to critical heart patients.
Trump administration violated federal law as 3D gun files should not be published online, judge says
A federal judge ruled has ruled that the Trump administration violated federal law when it allowed a Texas company to publish blueprints online for 3D-printed guns.
First announced in September at its annual iPhone event, Apple has finally launched the Research appalong with three health studies, as the tech giant furthers its ambitions in the health care environment .
The Air Force Research Laboratory is immersed in early work on a new generation of hypersonic weapons designed to come after the currently emerging arsenal, expanding hypersonic mission options in new directions and introducing new air vehicle configurations.
Google shouldexplain why it's collecting mass amounts of health care data onU.S. citizens and ensure the information isn't being taken without permission, said Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont.
You'll have to act fast: the AirPods Pro Gold Edition is a limited edition of one.
It’s no secret Apple is far more strict than Google when it comes to what’s allowed into its App Store. Even so, there are still more than 2 million iOS apps to choose from.
Google will soon offer checking accounts to consumers, becoming the latest Silicon Valley heavyweight to push into finance.
A federal court ruled on Tuesday that searches of electronic devices belonging tointernational travelersat U.S. ports of entry violate the Fourth Amendment if done without individualized suspicion, handing a win to privacy rights advocates.
Google has come under scrutiny after a report in The Wall Street Journal noted that a newly signed cloud computing deal with a healthcare customer could give the tech giant"detailed personal-health information of millions of people across 21 states.
Social media companies are removing any mentions of the whistleblower in the Trump-Ukraine scandal, according to a report.
If you think modern society is bad seeing everyone spend reality staring at their phones, the big tech companies are racing for their next big business: getting you to throw away your iPhone for smart glasses.
Maneuvering attack helicopters through mountains, firing lasers from ground vehicles, commanding autonomous robot sensors, waging cyberattacks and creating microscopic explosions splitting cells in a laboratory — are all images designed to capture a growing realm of Army experiences depicted in the service’s massive new ad campaign called “What’s Your Warrior?”
Google is honoring Veterans Day with a Doodle painted by a U.S. veteran who lost parts of both arms while serving in Iraq.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahiis under fire for calling the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi a "mistake" on the part of the Saudi Arabiangovernment that can be “forgiven.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently unveiled a new video of its Mini Cheetah robot, demonstrating that the four-legged android can now dribble a soccer ball, run and jump.
Data from a defunct neo-Nazi website leaked online last week, potentially revealing the personal information of hundreds of extremists, some of whom have been linked to acts of terrorism, according to reports.
From Apple's new iOS 13 to how to erase your Siri recordings and much more in this week's Tech Q&A.
Office workers spend thousands of hours per year poring over packed email inboxes, and some studies suggest that a quarter of the workday is spent sifting through digital missives.
Facebook and Google-owned YouTube are both removing content mentioning the potential name of the whistleblower whose complaint sparked a formal impeachment investigation into President Trump.
Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph says company’s ‘secret weapon’ sets itself apart from Disney, other streaming services
Netflix, once the sole player in the realm of the DVD by mail craze that later blossomed into the digital streaming era, will soon find itself sharing the pie with other media giants like Disney, Apple, and NBC as they debut their streaming platforms.
The Pentagon and industry are taking new technical steps to quickly alert commanders in the event that the U.S. comes under nuclear attack by increasing the time window with which decision-makers have to both defend and potentially retaliate.
Malware creators are getting political, using the president's likeness as bait for victims.
The Air Force is testing a plasma reactor to destroy harmful chemical compounds in contaminated groundwater.
Netflix boss defends pulling 'Patriot Act' episode in Saudi Arabia: 'We're not in the truth to power business'
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings defending the streaming platform's decision to pull an episode of "Patriot Act with Hasan Minaj" in Saudi Arabiathis past January -- claiming that the companyis not in the "truth to power business.
Google has no intention of leaving the national security business, despite perceptions in some quarters that the tech giant is against working with the Defense Department.
New cyber and digital national security threats are coming not just from terrorists, but an “uptick” in counterintelligence campaigns from China, the FBI said this week.
Microsoftco-founder Bill Gates, who has a net worthover $100 billion, has slammed the tax policies of Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, saying her proposals could hurt building innovative companies in the U.S.
Board of Google's parent company is investigating top executives over inappropriate relationships: report
Alphabet's board of directors is investigating how executives handled claims of sexual harassment and other midconduct -- including the actions of Chief Legal Officer David Drummond, who has been accused of having relationships with employees.
The Justice Department has charged two former Twitter employeeswith spying for the Saudi Arabian government, marking the first time federal prosecutors have publicly accused Saudis of spying in the United States.
James Dean is coming back to the big screen.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg used users' data as a bargaining chip to consolidate company's power, leaked documents reportedly reveal
A trove of leaked Facebook documents paint a negative portrait of CEO Mark Zuckerberg -- reportedly detailing his efforts to consolidate his company's power and beat its competitors by using users' data as a bargaining chip.
The National Transportation Safety Board says that an Uber self-driving car that struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona in 2018 was unable to detect jaywalkers.
There’s a chill in the air, at least in some parts of the country. That can mean only one thing -- it is time to think about gadgets to help with home workouts.
The B-52 will be armed with long-range, nuclear cruise missiles… the B-2 will elude the most modern air defenses and the B-1B bomber will fire hypersonic weapons -- if the Air Force’s plan for the next several decades comes to fruition.