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How to check what Facebook hackers accessed in your account
by Mae Anderson - October 13, 2018 - 2:36pm
Could hackers have been able to see the last person you cyberstalked, or that party photo you were tagged in?
What comes next in Facebook's major data breach
by Mae Anderson - September 29, 2018 - 5:13pm
For users, Facebook's revelation of a data breach that gave attackers access to 50 million accounts raises an important question: What happens next?
Using common social media tactics to subvert US elections
by Mae Anderson - August 15, 2018 - 12:00am
The latest efforts to disrupt the US midterm elections through Facebook manipulation seem to be following a persuasion playbook refined by legitimate companies and organizations — but with a twist.
Internet-connected 'smart' devices are dunces about security
by Mae Anderson - March 9, 2017 - 9:25am
These days, it's possible to use your phone and sometimes just your voice to control everything from your TV to your lights, your thermostat and shades, even your car or medical device. (At least, once you have gadgets...
The Nintendo Switch's big challenge: Luring casual gamers
by Mae Anderson - March 3, 2017 - 4:53pm
With three kids and constant travel for work, John Hussey jumped at the chance to play an open-world adventure game like "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" anywhere, anytime.
Super Bowl Ads aim to unite at a divisive time for the US
by Mae Anderson - February 6, 2017 - 9:15am
It's showtime. The moment that two teams and dozens of advertisers have been counting down to for months has finally arrived: Super Bowl 51 at the NRG Stadium in Houston.
1 small delivery for a man, 1 giant leap for Amazon, drones
by Mae Anderson - December 15, 2016 - 4:17am
Drone delivery has begun.
Phone home: Galaxy Note 7 users face Samsung's recall
by Mae Anderson - September 17, 2016 - 4:02am
Denial. Anger. Acceptance. Consumers who shelled out $850 or more for the sleek Galaxy Note 7 are moving right through the stages of grief following Samsung's recall of smartphones that have been catching fire —...
McDonald's joins "Pokemon Go" craze hoping to catch the wave
by Mae Anderson - July 22, 2016 - 1:00am
McDonald's will become the first major corporation to collaborate with the makers with the wildly popular "Pokemon Go."
Will Apple's FBI tussle take a bite out of the brand?
by Mae Anderson - April 1, 2016 - 5:00pm
The revelation that the FBI was able to break into a secured iPhone without Apple's help won't take a bite out of Apple's brand reputation, but consumers will be looking for security improvements soon.
Amazon confirms local data encryption gone on Fire tablets
by Mae Anderson - March 4, 2016 - 11:06am
Amazon has confirmed it removed the ability to encrypt locally stored data on its Fire tablets, saying that customers weren't using the service.
Apple v FBI, is my iPhone safe?
by Mae Anderson - February 19, 2016 - 3:09pm
On Wednesday, a federal judge ordered Apple Inc. to help the FBI hack into an encrypted iPhone used by Syed Farook, who along with his wife, Tashfeen Malik, killed 14 people in December.
For some people, the older the smartphone, the better
by Mae Anderson - November 30, 2015 - 8:00pm
 "I hate smartphones, I hate how they take over people's lives and they spend all their time looking at them,"
Smartphones overtake desktops for holiday shopping
by Mae Anderson - November 25, 2015 - 9:00am
If the beginning of the holiday season is any indication, it could be a merry mobile Christmas for shoppers.
New York Post says some of its Twitter accounts hacked
by Mae Anderson - January 17, 2015 - 5:30am
A New York Post spokeswoman said some of the newspaper's Twitter accounts were briefly hacked Friday.
Streaming release of 'Interview' test for industry
by Mae Anderson - December 26, 2014 - 6:21am
Sony's "The Interview" has been a hacking target, a punchline and a political lightning rod. Now, with its release online at the same time it debuts in theaters, it has a new role: a test for a new kind of movie...
Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay
by Mae Anderson - October 31, 2014 - 7:05am
Apple CEO Tim Cook's declaration that he's "proud to be gay" wasn't exactly news in Silicon Valley, where his sexual orientation was no secret. But advocates say that given Apple's immense reach and visibility, his...
Google settles with FTC over in-app charges
by Mae Anderson - September 5, 2014 - 2:16am
Google has agreed to pay full refunds totaling at least $19 million to consumers who were charged for purchases that children made via apps without parental consent from the Google Play app store.
Facebook tests 'Buy' button
by Mae Anderson - July 18, 2014 - 6:13am
Facebook is testing a "Buy" button in its latest effort to help businesses boost their sales through the world's biggest online social network.
New from Hershey: soft caramels
by Mae Anderson - October 11, 2013 - 4:28am
Chew this.
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