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Senate Moves to Permanently Kill the FCC's Broadband Privacy Rules

The Senate Thursday voted to roll back the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) broadband privacy rules designed to give consumers greater control over how internet service providers (ISPs) collect, share, and sell personal information.  The rules, s

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Apple denied the massive iCloud hack (but you should still change your password)

Apple denied the massive iCloud hack (but you should still change your password)

A hacker group claiming to have access to hundreds of millions of iCloud accounts threatened to remotely wipe iPhones associated to these accounts unless Apple pays a ransom amounting to up to $100,000 in cryptocurrency or iTunes gift cards. Just as we s

Fox News, today, 16:22
 

The Pros and Cons of Buying an iPhone Directly From Apple

Is it time for consumers to start buying their iPhones directly from Apple instead of their cell-phone carrier? With the release Friday of a special edition of the iPhone 7—and expectations for the iPhone 8 this fall—now is a good time to consider whethe

Fox News, today, 15:27
 
Wikileaks' 'Dark Matter' release reveals CIA efforts to infect the Mac

Wikileaks' 'Dark Matter' release reveals CIA efforts to infect the Mac

Wikileaks isn't done with its Vault 7 release of CIA hacking documents, which has already created quite a stir by outlining various exploits that the CIA created for a variety of platforms. While Wikileaks has not revealed sufficient detail to allow the

Fox News, today, 15:13
 
ISPs can now sell your browsing history without permission, thanks to these Senators

ISPs can now sell your browsing history without permission, thanks to these Senators

The US Senate has voted to overturn consumer privacy laws enacted last year by the FCC. The rules, which forced internet service providers to actually get permission before selling your data, were overturned using the little-used Congressional Review Act

Fox News, today, 14:33
 
ABC News says 3 of its Twitter accounts were hacked

ABC News says 3 of its Twitter accounts were hacked

ABC News said three of its Twitter accounts were hacked Thursday morning, sending out profanity-filled tweets to its millions of followers. The tweets have since been deleted and ABC News said that it "resolved the issue quickly." The hacked...

Fox News, today, 12:59
 
Here's how 'invisible armor' could defeat bullets and blades

Here's how 'invisible armor' could defeat bullets and blades

Ever wonder if there was such a thing as transparent armor? It sounds like something straight out of a comic book, but it's something the Navy has actually created. U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) scientists have created a remarkable transparent arm

Fox News, today, 12:44
 

Why You Should Care About the Supreme Court Case on Toner Cartridges

A corporate squabble over printer toner cartridges doesn’t sound particularly glamorous, and the phrase “patent exhaustion” is probably already causing your eyes to glaze over. However, these otherwise boring topics are the crux of a Supreme Court case t

Fox News, today, 12:23
 
Tractor Hack: Farmers are harnessing hacked software for John Deere repairs

Tractor Hack: Farmers are harnessing hacked software for John Deere repairs

Farming was simple once. It was hard, backbreaking work, but it followed a basic formula: You plant it, you grow it, you harvest it. Then the tractor came along, and it became a little less backbreaking. But that was way back in the 20th century. Here in

Fox News, today, 12:13
 
Apple designed an iPhone-powered laptop

Apple designed an iPhone-powered laptop

Apple has filed a patent application for what could create a dramatically different kind of computing experience. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday (Mar. 23) published an Apple patent filing describing a method by which you would place an

Fox News, today, 11:56
 
Scientists issue dire warning about tomb of Jesus

Scientists issue dire warning about tomb of Jesus

Few places are more holy to Christians than what's thought to be Christ's tomb in Jerusalem, but scientists are now warning that there's a "very real risk" of collapse at the site. Researchers from the National Technical University of Athens...

Fox News, today, 11:49
 
Twitter bans 376,890 terrorism-promoting accounts

Twitter bans 376,890 terrorism-promoting accounts

Twitter's attempt to crack down on users who promote terrorism and extremist views resulted in the suspension of 376,890 accounts in the second half of 2016, according to the company's latest transparency report. That brings the total number of extremist

Fox News, today, 10:57
 
Feeling sick and need a doctor? There's an emoji for that

Feeling sick and need a doctor? There's an emoji for that

If you don't feel well and need to see a doctor, there's no need to search for the type of doctor anymore -- just use an emoji. Zocdoc, an online service which lets users find and schedule appointments with doctors, updated its search function, calling i

Fox News, today, 10:43
 
The hyperloop race heats up as one startup begins building a full-size passenger pod

The hyperloop race heats up as one startup begins building a full-size passenger pod

There's a new skirmish in the hyperloop race. Elon Musk might be ahead of the game when it comes to developing the futuristic hyperloop transportation system, but his competition is gaining on him. This week, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) a

Fox News, today, 10:14
 
4-year-old boy uses Siri to call ambulance, saves mom's life

4-year-old boy uses Siri to call ambulance, saves mom's life

A 4-year-old boy in the U.K. saved his mom’s life after he used Siri to call an ambulance, telling emergency services that “she’s closing her eyes and she’s not breathing.” The boy used his unconscious mother’s iPhone to contact police, according to a st

Fox News, today, 10:02
 
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