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Amazon Testing TikTok-style Feed on its App, AI Firm Says

Amazon Testing TikTok-style Feed on its App, AI Firm Says

By Haleluya Hadero | Aug 18, 2022

Amazon appears to be getting the TikTok bug, joining other companies seeking to hold consumers' attention by introducing replicas of the popular social platform.

U.S. Midterms Bring Few Changes from Social Media Companies

U.S. Midterms Bring Few Changes from Social Media Companies

By Barbara Ortutay | Aug 17, 2022

Platforms like Facebook and Twitter are generally staying the course from the 2020 voting season, which was marred by conspiracies and culminated in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

How to Save Mail from .msg to .eml File?

How to Save Mail from .msg to .eml File?

Aug 17, 2022

Outlook Express and Thunderbird support the .eml file format. Other email clients support the .msg format. Sometimes there is a need to convert MSG to EML. We will look at how this can be done.

Strike Four: Facebook Misses Election Misinfo in Brazil Ads

Strike Four: Facebook Misses Election Misinfo in Brazil Ads

By Barbara Ortutay | Aug 14, 2022

Facebook failed to detect blatant election-related misinformation in ads ahead of Brazil's 2022 election, a new report from Global Witness has found.

Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Law Fuels Anti-LGBTQ+ Hate Online

Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Law Fuels Anti-LGBTQ+ Hate Online

By David Klepper | Aug 14, 2022

Research that analyzed social media posts finds that hateful references to gays, lesbians and other LGBTQ people surged online after Florida passed a law that bars instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade.

FTC Looking at Rules to Corral Tech Firms' Data Collection

FTC Looking at Rules to Corral Tech Firms' Data Collection

By Marcy Gordon | Aug 12, 2022

Whether it's the fitness tracker on your wrist, the "smart" home appliances in your house or the latest kids' fad going viral, they all produce a trove of personal data for big tech companies.

Online Privacy in a Post-Roe World

Online Privacy in a Post-Roe World

Aug 11, 2022

The case of a Nebraska woman charged with helping her teenage daughter end her pregnancy after investigators obtained Facebook messages between the two has raised fresh concerns about data privacy in the post-Roe world.

Former Twitter Worker Convicted of Spying for Saudi Arabia

Former Twitter Worker Convicted of Spying for Saudi Arabia

By Barbara Ortutay and Matt O'Brien | Aug 10, 2022

A former Twitter employee has been convicted of failing to register as an agent for Saudi Arabia and other charges after accessing private data on users critical of the kingdom's government in a spy case.

Researchers Ask Census to Stop Controversial Privacy Method

Researchers Ask Census to Stop Controversial Privacy Method

By Mike Schneider | Aug 9, 2022

Prominent demographers are asking the U.S. Census Bureau to abandon a controversial method for protecting survey and census participants' confidentiality.

From Mecca to the Vatican, Exploring Sacred Sites with VR

From Mecca to the Vatican, Exploring Sacred Sites with VR

By Luis Andres Henao | Aug 8, 2022

Click and gape at the Vatican's Sistine Chapel ceiling up close. Click again and join thousands of pilgrims at Islam's most sacred site. Or strap on a headset and enter the holy city of Jerusalem.

'Community Lighthouses' Powered by the Sun and Volunteers

'Community Lighthouses' Powered by the Sun and Volunteers

By Rebecca Santana | Aug 8, 2022

"Community Lighthouses," outfitted with roof solar panels and a battery pack to store energy, can serve as electricity hubs after a disaster.

Twitter Breach Exposed Anonymous Account Owners

Twitter Breach Exposed Anonymous Account Owners

By Frank Bajak | Aug 8, 2022

The breach is especially worrisome because many Twitter account owners, including human rights activists, do not disclose their identities in their profiles for security reasons.

Meta Trims Election Misinformation Efforts as Midterms Loom

Meta Trims Election Misinformation Efforts as Midterms Loom

By Amanda Seitz | Aug 5, 2022

Facebook owner Meta is quietly curtailing some of the safeguards designed to thwart voting misinformation or foreign interference in U.S. elections as the November midterm vote approaches.

Tech Used Behind The Scenes of Online Slots and How They Work

Tech Used Behind The Scenes of Online Slots and How They Work

Aug 3, 2022

Slots games are pretty straightforward: you put in your money, spin the reels, and hope for the best. Simple, right? However, have you ever asked yourself what happens behind the scenes?

10 Popular Dating Apps for the LGBTQ Community in 2022

10 Popular Dating Apps for the LGBTQ Community in 2022

Aug 1, 2022

Thankfully, there has been a recent surge in the number of LGBT dating apps that include queer-friendly settings that make finding love fun and safe for people of all sexual orientations.

Myths About VPN and Why You Should Use This Service

Myths About VPN and Why You Should Use This Service

Aug 1, 2022

VPN is very popular today. Its main functions are hiding the user's location, protecting data, providing quick and free access to the necessary websites, and more.

Feds: $401M Will Add High-Speed Internet to Rural U.S. Places

Feds: $401M Will Add High-Speed Internet to Rural U.S. Places

By Ken Ritter | Jul 29, 2022

The federal government is pledging $401 million in grants and loans to expand the reach and improve the speed of internet for rural residents, tribes and businesses in remote parts of 11 states.

T-Mobile Settles to Pay $350M to Customers in Data Breach

T-Mobile Settles to Pay $350M to Customers in Data Breach

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Jul 25, 2022

T- Mobile has agreed to pay $350 million to customers affected by a class action lawsuit filed after the company disclosed last August that personal data like social security numbers had been stolen.

Democrats Widen Scrutiny of Tech over Abortion Data Privacy

Democrats Widen Scrutiny of Tech over Abortion Data Privacy

By Marcy Gordon | Jul 25, 2022

Democratic representatives are widening their scrutiny into the role of tech companies in collecting the personal data of people who may be seeking an abortion.

Tomorrow's 'Top Gun' Might Have Drone Wingman, Use AI

Tomorrow's 'Top Gun' Might Have Drone Wingman, Use AI

By Kelvin Chan | Jul 22, 2022

New technologies are set to redefine what it means to be a "Top Gun," as algorithms, data and machines take on a bigger role in the cockpit — changes hinted at in "Top Gun: Maverick."

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