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Apple Closing iPhone Security Gap Used by Law Enforcement

Apple Closing iPhone Security Gap Used by Law Enforcement

By Michael Liedtke | Jun 17
Apple is closing a security gap that allowed outsiders to pry personal information from locked iPhones without a password.

Japan Banks on 3D Mapping Deemed Crucial for Driverless Cars

Japan Banks on 3D Mapping Deemed Crucial for Driverless Cars

By Yuri Kageyama | Jun 17
Technology companies are racing to develop ultra-precise digital maps that can guide self-driving cars within inches of where they should be - a hurdle the industry needs to clear if it hopes to deliver on its promises.

Despite Cancer, McCain's Maverick Ways Press on in Tweets

Despite Cancer, McCain's Maverick Ways Press on in Tweets

By Melissa Daniels | Jun 16
The question of what happens if Sen. John McCain steps down from office before 2022 is a lingering one, casting an uncomfortable haze around the future of a seat that can't quite ever be filled.

Samsung Joins Global Pledge to Increase Renewable Energy Use

Samsung Joins Global Pledge to Increase Renewable Energy Use

By Youkyoung Lee | Jun 16
Samsung Electronics Co., the world's biggest smartphone maker, joined on Thursday a growing list of companies that are promising to increase their use of solar and other renewable energy to help curb global warming.

Apple Announces Multi-Year Content Deal with Oprah Winfrey

Apple Announces Multi-Year Content Deal with Oprah Winfrey

Jun 16
Apple says it has reached a multiyear deal with Oprah Winfrey to create original programs for its streaming service.

Science Panel Says the FAA is Too Tough on Drones

Science Panel Says the FAA is Too Tough on Drones

By David Koenig | Jun 15
Science advisers to the federal government say safety regulators are hindering the spread of commercial drones by being too cautious about the risks posed by the flying machines.

Anne Frank House Unveils Virtual Reality Tour

Anne Frank House Unveils Virtual Reality Tour

Jun 15
The Amsterdam museum dedicated to Anne Frank's life launched a virtual reality tour of the cramped quarters where the Jewish diarist and her family hid from Nazis during World War II,

Don't Trust the Tech Giants? You Likely Rely on Them Anyway

Don't Trust the Tech Giants? You Likely Rely on Them Anyway

By Anick Jesdanun and Ryan Nakashima | Jun 14
If technology giants like Facebook, Google and Amazon face a common threat to their dominance, it probably lies in a single word: Trust.

Israel: Social Media Monitoring Nabs Would-Be Attackers

Israel: Social Media Monitoring Nabs Would-Be Attackers

By Josef Federman | Jun 13
Israeli authorities have foiled over 200 Palestinian attacks by monitoring social media and sifting through vast amounts of data to identify prospective assailants ahead of time, according to Israel's public security minister.

Your Internet Use Could Change as 'Net Neutrality' Ends

Your Internet Use Could Change as 'Net Neutrality' Ends

By Mae Anderson | Jun 12
Your ability to watch and use your favorite apps and services could start to change - though not right away - following the official demise Monday of Obama-era internet protections.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Apologizes for Eating at Chick-fil-A During Pride Month

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Apologizes for Eating at Chick-fil-A During Pride Month

Jun 12
Twitter's CEO is apologizing this week after coming under fire from users of the social media platform for writing that he ordered food from Chick-fil-A.

Marine Corps Weighs Wooing Older Members for New Cyber Force

Marine Corps Weighs Wooing Older Members for New Cyber Force

By Julie Watson | Jun 11
The Marine Corps is considering offering bonuses and other perks to entice older, more experienced Marines to re-enlist as it builds up its cyber operations to defend the nation.

Sheryl Sandberg Uses Facebook's Woes As Lesson for MIT Grads

Sheryl Sandberg Uses Facebook's Woes As Lesson for MIT Grads

By Collin Binkley | Jun 11
Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg didn't shy away from her company's ongoing privacy scandal in a Friday commencement speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Facebook Says Privacy-Setting Bug Affected as Many as 14M

Facebook Says Privacy-Setting Bug Affected as Many as 14M

By Barbara Ortutay | Jun 11
Facebook said a software bug led some users to post publicly by default regardless of their previous settings. The bug affected as many as 14 million users over several days in May.

Google Pledges Not to Use AI for Weapons or Surveillance

Google Pledges Not to Use AI for Weapons or Surveillance

By Ryan Nakashima and Matt O'Brien | Jun 10
Google planted its ethical flag on use of AI just days confirming it would not renew a contract with the U.S. military to use its AI technology to analyze drone footage.

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