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Indictment: Social Media Firms Got Played by Russian Agents

Indictment: Social Media Firms Got Played by Russian Agents

By Matt O'Brien and Mae Anderson | Feb 17
The election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists.

Apple's New Speaker Making an Unwelcome Mark in Some Homes

Apple's New Speaker Making an Unwelcome Mark in Some Homes

By Michael Liedtke | Feb 17
Apple's new internet-connected speaker is proving to be more appealing to the ears than to the eyes, depending on where the device is placed.

Critics Wary As Google's Chrome Begins an Ad Crackdown

Critics Wary As Google's Chrome Begins an Ad Crackdown

By Ryan Nakashima | Feb 17
On Thursday, Google began using its Chrome browser to eradicate ads it deems annoying or otherwise detrimental to users. It just so happens that many of Google's own most lucrative ads will sail through its new filters.

Facebook Forges Ahead with Kids App Despite Expert Criticism

Facebook Forges Ahead with Kids App Despite Expert Criticism

By Barbara Ortutay | Feb 17
Facebook is forging ahead with its messaging app for kids, despite child experts who have pressed the company to shut it down and others who question Facebook's financial support of some advisers who approved of the app.

Think Like a Spy? New NY Museum Tests Your Skill

Think Like a Spy? New NY Museum Tests Your Skill

Feb 17
A new attraction opening Friday in Manhattan gives visitors the chance to learn about the elements of spying, its history, and find out what kind of spy they could be.

UK Blames Russian Military for 'Malicious' Cyberattack

UK Blames Russian Military for 'Malicious' Cyberattack

Feb 16
Britain and the United States blamed the Russian government on Thursday for a cyberattack that hit businesses across Europe last year, with London accusing Moscow of "weaponizing information" in a new kind of warfare.

Federal Vote-Protection Efforts Lag Ahead of First Primaries

Federal Vote-Protection Efforts Lag Ahead of First Primaries

By Frank Bajak and Christina A. Cassidy | Feb 16
With the first primaries of the 2018 elections less than a month away, you might expect federal officials to be wrapping up efforts to safeguard the vote against expected Russian interference. You'd be wrong.

4 Robots That Aim to Teach Your Kids to Code

4 Robots That Aim to Teach Your Kids to Code

By Ryan Nakashima | Feb 15
You've seen apps and toys that promise to teach your child to code. Now enter the robots.

UK to Unveil New Tech to Fight Extremist Content Online

UK to Unveil New Tech to Fight Extremist Content Online

Feb 14
The British government is unveiling new technology to remove extremist material from social media.

Voting Machines Didn't Produce 4 Million Fraudulent Votes

Voting Machines Didn't Produce 4 Million Fraudulent Votes

Feb 14
A voting machine company didn't cause malfunctions that created 4 million fraudulent Democratic votes, as a hoax site claimed. Federal elections officials say the company named in the piece doesn't exist.

Oklahoma Pulling Up Red Carpet Offered to Wind Industry

Oklahoma Pulling Up Red Carpet Offered to Wind Industry

By Sean Murphy | Feb 13
Lawmakers have ended all the state incentives to the wind energy industry and now are considering a new production tax and even capping previously guaranteed incentives.

The White House's Promised Spanish Website? Nada de Nada

The White House's Promised Spanish Website? Nada de Nada

By Luis Alonso Lugo | Feb 12
A year into the Trump administration, the White House website still has no Spanish-language content, unlike during the two previous administrations and even though nearly 1 in 5 people in the United States speaks Spanish.

Equifax Hack Put More Info at Risk Than Consumers Knew

Equifax Hack Put More Info at Risk Than Consumers Knew

By Sarah Skidmore Sell | Feb 12
The Equifax data breach exposed more of consumers' personal information than the company first disclosed last year, according to documents given to lawmakers.

Inventors Have Their Own Oscars: The Sci-Tech Awards

Inventors Have Their Own Oscars: The Sci-Tech Awards

By Sandy Cohen | Feb 11
Presented since 1931, the film academy's Scientific and Technical Awards recognize engineering and design achievements that have had a lasting influence on the art of filmmaking.

Do's and Don'ts When Using Shopping Apps

Do's and Don'ts When Using Shopping Apps

By Lauren Schwahn | Feb 11
When used strategically, apps can streamline in-store trips and online purchases, but shoppers could also find that convenience comes with a risk: Impulsive decisions and overspending.

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