Technology

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Kim Glovas
May 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new term is floating in the ether, promoting a reduction in technology in our lives. It's called "digital minimalism." The theory is that less technology leads to more happiness, and reducing the number of apps on our phones will help. Dustin Kidd is an associate...
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This July 16, 2013 file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.
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May 16, 2019 - 1:41 pm
By Isabel Debre and Raphael Satter, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Facebook said Thursday it banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation. Nathaniel Gleicher,...
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In this May 4, 2018, file photo a man talks on the phone in a hallway adorned with the palm tree-printed wallpaper at a hotel near the Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles.
Jae C. Hong/AP Photo, File
May 15, 2019 - 10:25 am
By The Associated Press U.S. regulators are proposing new tools to counter the unrelenting waves of robocalls received each year in America. The rising volume of calls in the last few years has created pressure on Congress, regulators and phone companies to act. The Federal Communications...
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, center left, is greeted by French President Emmanuel Macron, center right, as she arrives at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
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May 15, 2019 - 9:46 am
By Sylvie Corbet and Masha MacPherson, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Facebook toughened its livestreaming policies Wednesday as it prepared to huddle with world leaders and other tech CEOs in Paris to find ways to keep social media from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and...
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Intel has revealed another hardware security flaw that could affects millions of machines around the world.
Richard Drew/AP Photo, File
May 14, 2019 - 3:29 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Intel has revealed another hardware security flaw that could affects millions of machines around the world. The chipmaker said Tuesday there's no evidence of anyone exploiting the bug outside of a research laboratory. "Doing so successfully in the real world is a complex...
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WhatsApp has revealed a vulnerability in its system that could have allowed hackers access to its users' phones, with a London-based human rights lawyer possibly among the targets.
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May 14, 2019 - 1:00 pm
By Donie O'Sullivan, CNN Business (CNN) -- WhatsApp has revealed a vulnerability in its system that could have allowed hackers access to its users' phones, with a London-based human rights lawyer possibly among the targets. The encrypted messaging service, owned by Facebook, said Monday that it had...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018, file photo, demonstrators hold images of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos near their faces during a Halloween-themed protest at Amazon headquarters over the company's facial recognition system, "Rekognition," in Seattle.
Elaine Thompson/AP Photo, File
May 13, 2019 - 9:26 pm
By Matt O'Brien and Janie Har SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies, reflecting a growing backlash against a technology that's creeping into airports, motor vehicle departments, stores,...
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May 13, 2019 - 10:38 am
By David Goldman, CNN Business (CNN) — A group of iPhone owners accusing Apple of violating US antitrust rules because of its App Store monopoly can sue the company, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. Justice Brett Kavanaugh, in the majority opinion, said that when "retailers engage in unlawful...
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Jeff Bezos speaks in front of a model of Blue Origin's Blue Moon lunar lander, Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Washington.
Patrick Semansky/AP Photo
May 09, 2019 - 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos said Thursday he's going to send a spaceship to the moon, joining a resurgence of lunar interest half a century after people first set foot there. Bezos said his space company Blue Origin will land a robotic ship the size of a small house, capable of...
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In this Jan. 9, 2018, file photo, people attend CES International in Las Vegas.
John Locher/AP Photo, File
May 09, 2019 - 11:17 am
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A trade group has reinstated an award to the makers of a robotic sex toy for women that it had taken away four months ago for not keeping with its image. The Consumer Technology Association on Wednesday restored the Consumer Electronics Show's 2019 Innovation Award in the...
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