Facebook Stored Millions Of Passwords In Plain TextThe incident reveals a huge oversight for the company amid a slew of bruises and stumbles in the last couple of years.
Europe Fines Google $1.7 Billion In Antitrust CaseIt comes at a time when big tech companies around the world are facing increasing regulatory pressure and fierce political attacks over privacy violations, online misinformation, hate speech and other abuses.
Apple Announces AirPods 2 With Wireless Charging Case, Better Battery Life And 'Hey Siri'The set will be available in two options: with a wireless charging case for $199 or with the normal standard case for $159 -- the same price as the original AirPods.
SEC: Musk's Contempt Defense 'Borders On The Ridiculous'Legal experts say it's unlikely that Musk will be punished severely, but the commission wants to get on the record that Musk violated the terms, to prepare for any future violations.
Apple Unveils New iPad Air, iPad MiniTypically Apple creates fanfare around the arrival of new hardware. But this year it wants the focus of its upcoming spring press event to be on its rumored streaming service. That's why the company let the world know about its new iPads in a press release.
Facebook: Service Hindered By Lack Of Local NewsSome 1,800 newspapers have closed in the United States over the last 15 years, according to the University of North Carolina. Newsroom employment has declined by 45 percent as the industry struggles with a broken business model partly caused by the success of companies on the Internet, including Facebook.
Verizon: 5G Network Will Cost Extra $10 A MonthVerizon says it'll flip the switch next month on a much-hyped, next-generation "5G" phone network . Service will start in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis.
Underground Line Could Carry Iowa Wind Power To ChicagoThe underground line would also connect two different regional power operating grids, which would allow the transfer of renewable energy back and forth between customers and producers in the two regions.
Facebook Steps Up Fight Against Vaccine MisinformationIf groups and pages spread those hoaxes, they won't appear in recommendations or in predictions functions when searched for in Facebook. Ads with similar information will be rejected.
U.S.-Built Capsule With A Dummy Aboard Docks At Space StationAs the capsule closed in on the space station, its nose cap was wide open like a dragon's mouth to expose the docking mechanism. In a docking with a crew aboard, the capsule would likewise operate autonomously, though the astronauts might push a button or two and would be able to intervene if necessary.
Office Depot, Alibaba Opening Online StoreThe two companies announced the agreement as part of a broader array of services they are providing to small business. Over time, the companies intend to help U.S. small businesses sell their products to buyers around the world through Alibaba.com.
Northwestern Neuroscientist Researching Brain Chips To Make People SuperintelligentWhat if you could make money, or type something, just by thinking about it? It sounds like science fiction, but it might be close to reality.