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Kids, Screens and Parental Guilt: Time to Loosen Up?

Kids, Screens and Parental Guilt: Time to Loosen Up?

By Barbara Ortutay | Oct 23
Parents of small children have long been hearing about the perils of "screen time." And with more screens, and new technologies such as Amazon's Echo speaker, the message is getting louder.

Czech Office Says Election Result Web Sites Were Hacked

Czech Office Says Election Result Web Sites Were Hacked

Oct 23
The Czech Statistics Office says the web sites it used to publish results from a parliamentary election were hacked.

G7 Backs Internet Industry Effort to Detect, Blunt Extremism

G7 Backs Internet Industry Effort to Detect, Blunt Extremism

By Paolo SantaLucia and Nicole Winfield | Oct 23
The Group of Seven industrialized nations threw their support behind a new technology industry alliance aimed at detecting and blunting online propaganda, saying Friday it had a "major role" to play in combatting extremism on the internet.

Viral Smartphone Game Lets Ordinary Chinese 'Clap' for Xi

Viral Smartphone Game Lets Ordinary Chinese 'Clap' for Xi

Oct 22
Ordinary young Chinese may not have paid close attention to Xi Jinping's 3½-hour speech this week, but they're happy to "applaud" the president in the newest viral phenomenon to sweep China's internet.

EU Says Data Privacy Deal with U.S. Can Be Improved

EU Says Data Privacy Deal with U.S. Can Be Improved

Oct 22
The European Union says that the one-year-old rules governing data transfers with the U.S. are working well but that some improvements can still be made to the system to guarantee EU citizens' privacy protection.

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.

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