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EU Unveils Measures to Tackle Low-Tech Attacks

EU Unveils Measures to Tackle Low-Tech Attacks

Oct 21
The European Union on Wednesday unveiled new measures to help counter deadly low-tech attacks following a spate of killings in major cities by extremists driving vehicles into crowds of people.

 Ohio Turnpike Plans Alerts System for Tech-Connected Cars

Ohio Turnpike Plans Alerts System for Tech-Connected Cars

Oct 21
Officials are planning a new system of travel alert information for part of the Ohio Turnpike near Cleveland with an eye toward a day when autonomous vehicles might regularly cruise the roadway.

Case Reveals Legal Rules of Thumb Tricky When It Comes to iPhones

Case Reveals Legal Rules of Thumb Tricky When It Comes to iPhones

By Michael Tarm | Oct 21
A federal judge in Chicago is the latest to weigh in on still-disputed legal questions about whether law enforcement can order suspects to put their fingers on fingerprint sensors to unlock a smartphone.

U.S. Tech Giants May Find Their Future Shaped by Europe

U.S. Tech Giants May Find Their Future Shaped by Europe

By Danica Kirka | Oct 21
Silicon Valley is a uniquely American creation, the product of an entrepreneurial spirit and no-holds-barred capitalism that now drives many aspects of modern life.

 In Cuba Attacks, Tourists Ask: Were We Hit, Too?

In Cuba Attacks, Tourists Ask: Were We Hit, Too?

Oct 20
Revelations that US personnel were hit by invisible attacks in Havana's Hotel Capri re-opened a medical mystery that had haunted Chris Allen for 3 years. While at the hotel he developed sudden-onset numbness and is convinced he was hit, too.

Researchers Discover Vulnerability Affecting Wi-Fi Security

Researchers Discover Vulnerability Affecting Wi-Fi Security

Oct 20
Security researchers have discovered a Wi-Fi network vulnerability that could allow attackers to steal sensitive information or spread malicious software while someone is logged into a computer or mobile device.

Fact-Checking Fake News on Facebook Works - Just Too Slowly

Fact-Checking Fake News on Facebook Works - Just Too Slowly

By Barbara Ortutay | Oct 20
Facebook's effort to limit the spread of fake news using outside fact-checkers appears to be having an effect - although that finding comes with a major caveat.

Google's Pixel 2: A Phone Built for Artificial Intelligence

Google's Pixel 2: A Phone Built for Artificial Intelligence

By Anick Jesdanun | Oct 19
What's most fascinating about Google's new Pixel 2 phone is what's to come.

Nielsen Says It Will Report on Who's Watching Streamed Shows

Nielsen Says It Will Report on Who's Watching Streamed Shows

By David Bauder | Oct 19
The Nielsen company, which has long measured viewership of television programs, now says it has a way to collect and widely spread details about how many people watch programming produced by streaming services like Netflix and Amazon.

Fact-Checking Fake News on Facebook Works - Just Too Slowly

Fact-Checking Fake News on Facebook Works - Just Too Slowly

Oct 18
Facebook's effort to limit the spread of fake news using outside fact-checkers appears to be having an effect - though that finding comes with a major caveat.

Twitter CEO Vows to Police Sexual Harassment, Hate, Violence

Twitter CEO Vows to Police Sexual Harassment, Hate, Violence

Oct 18
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is promising the company will do a better job weeding out sexual harassment, hateful symbols and violent groups from its short messaging service.

Body Cameras, Now Gun Cameras? Some Police Trying Them Out

Body Cameras, Now Gun Cameras? Some Police Trying Them Out

By Dave Collins | Oct 18
A small number of police departments are showing interest in a new type of video camera that can be mounted directly on officers' guns, saying it may offer a better view of officer-involved shootings than body cameras.

Microsoft Rolls Out New Windows 10 Update and Laptops

Microsoft Rolls Out New Windows 10 Update and Laptops

Oct 18
Microsoft has begun rolling out an update to its Windows 10 operating system, hoping to spark enthusiasm for its virtual- and augmented-reality ambitions.

Twitter Vows New Crackdown on Hateful, Abusive Tweets

Twitter Vows New Crackdown on Hateful, Abusive Tweets

Oct 18
Twitter vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet-storm that the company was "still" not doing enough to protect its users.

Twitter Turns Over 'Handles' of 201 Russia-Linked Accounts

Twitter Turns Over 'Handles' of 201 Russia-Linked Accounts

By Ryan Nakashima | Oct 17
Twitter has handed over to Senate investigators the profile names, or "handles," of 201 accounts linked to Russian attempts at influencing the 2016 presidential election.

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