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House Sends Bill to Trump Blocking Online Privacy Regulation

House Sends Bill to Trump Blocking Online Privacy Regulation

By Kevin Freking | Mar 29
Congress has sent President Donald Trump legislation that would kill an online privacy regulation, a move that could eventually allow internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers.

Got Camera? Facebook Adds More Snapchat-Like Features

Got Camera? Facebook Adds More Snapchat-Like Features

By Barbara Ortutay | Mar 29
Facebook is adding more Snapchat-like features to its app. The company says it wants to let your camera "do the talking" as more people are posting photos and videos instead of blocks of text.

11 Tips for Digital Travel Safety

11 Tips for Digital Travel Safety

By EDGE | Mar 29
The lack of secure Internet access, revealing social media posts, and haphazard habits online can wreak havoc lasting long after beach tans fade away. Here are 11 tips to avoid tech trauma on your next trip.

1.4M Illinois Job Seekers May Have Had Personal Data Hacked

1.4M Illinois Job Seekers May Have Had Personal Data Hacked

Mar 28
About 1.4 million job seekers in Illinois may have had their personal information compromised when one of the state's employment security agency vendors was hacked, the governor's office said Friday.

More Big Brands Pull Ads from YouTube in Widening Boycott

More Big Brands Pull Ads from YouTube in Widening Boycott

By Michael Liedtke | Mar 28
An advertising boycott of YouTube is broadening, a sign that big-spending companies doubt Google's ability to prevent marketing campaigns from appearing alongside repugnant videos.

Got Camera? Facebook Adds More Snapchat-Like Features

Got Camera? Facebook Adds More Snapchat-Like Features

Mar 28
Facebook is adding more Snapchat-like features to its app. The company says it wants to let people's cameras "do the talking" as more people are posting photos and videos instead of blocks of text.

WikiLeaks: CIA Hacked Apple Devices in Ways Users Can't Fix

WikiLeaks: CIA Hacked Apple Devices in Ways Users Can't Fix

By Anick Jesdanun | Mar 27
New documents from WikiLeaks point to an apparent CIA program to hack Apple's iPhones and Mac computers using techniques that users couldn't disable by resetting their devices.

Volunteers Restore World War II Torpedo Boat

Volunteers Restore World War II Torpedo Boat

Mar 27
Volunteers at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans spent more than a decade restoring PT-305 to the way it looked in 1944.

FCC Approves Measures Intended to Combat Prison Cellphones

FCC Approves Measures Intended to Combat Prison Cellphones

By Meg Kinnard | Mar 26
The Federal Communications Commission in Washington voted 3-0 to approve rules to streamline the process for using technology to detect and block contraband phones in prisons and jails across the U.S.

Google's YouTube Losing Major Advertisers Upset with Videos

Google's YouTube Losing Major Advertisers Upset with Videos

By Michael Liedtke | Mar 26
AT&T, Verizon and several other major advertisers are suspending their marketing campaigns on Google's YouTube site after discovering their brands have been appearing alongside videos promoting terrorism and other unsavory subjects.

Was North Korea Behind an $81 Million Bank Cyberheist?

Was North Korea Behind an $81 Million Bank Cyberheist?

Mar 26
North Korea may have played a role in one of the biggest bank heists of all time. The cyber theft happened last February.

Senate Votes to Kill Privacy Rules Guarding Your Online Info

Senate Votes to Kill Privacy Rules Guarding Your Online Info

By Tali Arbel and Richard Lardner | Mar 25
The Senate voted to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell your browsing habits and other personal information.

Israel Arrests Hacker Linked to Threats on U.S. Jewish Centers

Israel Arrests Hacker Linked to Threats on U.S. Jewish Centers

By Josef Federman | Mar 24
A 19-year-old American-Israeli Jew was arrested Thursday as the prime suspect in a wave of bomb threats against U.S. Jewish community centers, a startling turn in a case that had stoked fears of rising anti-Semitism in the United States.

Spacewalking Astronauts Prep Station for New Parking Spot

Spacewalking Astronauts Prep Station for New Parking Spot

By Marcia Dunn | Mar 24
Astronauts ventured out on a spacewalk Friday to prep the International Space Station for a new parking spot.

Apple Cuts Prices on Lower-End iPads, Releases Red iPhones

Apple Cuts Prices on Lower-End iPads, Releases Red iPhones

By Anick Jesdanun | Mar 24
Apple is cutting prices on two iPad models and introducing red iPhones, but the company held back on updating its higher-end iPad Pro tablets.

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