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Digital Life: Cutting Back On A Constant Smartphone Habit

Digital Life: Cutting Back On A Constant Smartphone Habit

By Barbara Ortutay | May 26
Why are we checking Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, then Facebook again when we just wanted to check the weather? Turns out, smartphone addiction is by design.

Amazon: Echo Device Sent Conversation to Family's Contact

By Gene Johnson | May 26
An "unlikely" string of events prompted Amazon's Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Oregon, family's private conversation and then send the recording to an acquaintance in Seattle, the company said Thursday.

Facebook to Label Election-Related 'Issue Ads' in U.S.

Facebook to Label Election-Related 'Issue Ads' in U.S.

By Barbara Ortutay | May 26
Facebook is expanding its advertising disclosure requirements to cover all U.S. ads on polarized issues such as gun control and abortion rights, even if they don't endorse a particular candidate.

Will Toilets of the Future Be Able To Analyze Your Health?

Will Toilets of the Future Be Able To Analyze Your Health?

May 25
Experts predict technology will become so smart, we'll all be sitting on toilets that can tell how fit and healthy we are.

China's Tencent: Tech World Must Tackle Privacy Concerns

China's Tencent: Tech World Must Tackle Privacy Concerns

By Angela Charlton | May 25
China's biggest tech company says the industry needs to tackle users' privacy concerns and the risks posed by advancing technologies.

Pentagon Adopts New Cellphone Restrictions

Pentagon Adopts New Cellphone Restrictions

By Lolita C. Baldour | May 25
After months of debate, the Defense Department approved Monday new restrictions for the use of cellphones and some other electronic devices in the Pentagon where classified information is present or discussed.

France's Macron Takes on Facebook's Zuckerberg in Tech Push

France's Macron Takes on Facebook's Zuckerberg in Tech Push

By Angela Charlton and Sylvie Corbet | May 24
French President Emmanuel Macron took on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other internet giants Wednesday at a Paris meeting to discuss personal data protection.

'Jurassic Park' Dinosaur Expert's Next Big Thing: Holograms

'Jurassic Park' Dinosaur Expert's Next Big Thing: Holograms

By Matt Volz | May 24
Paleontologist Jack Horner wants to transport people back in time to see a feathered Tyrannosaurus rex colored bright red and a blue triceratops with red fringe similar to a rooster's comb.

Survey Says: Americans Don't Want to Unplug on Vacation

Survey Says: Americans Don't Want to Unplug on Vacation

May 24
Americans check their phones an average of 80 times a day while on vacation, with some checking their phone more than 300 times each day, according to new research.

Social Media Under Microscope in Emotive Irish Abortion Vote

Social Media Under Microscope in Emotive Irish Abortion Vote

By Jill Lawless | May 23
Despite the country's growing diversity and liberalism - voters legalized gay marriage in a 2015 referendum - the vote is expected to be close. The campaign is being watched, and sometimes influenced, by anti-abortion groups in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Zuckerberg Meeting with EU Parliament Leaders to Be Webcast

Zuckerberg Meeting with EU Parliament Leaders to Be Webcast

May 22
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to have his meeting Tuesday with the leaders of the European parliament about data privacy be broadcast publicly through web streaming.

Calif. Congressional Live Debate Hacked with Gay Porn Broadcast

Calif. Congressional Live Debate Hacked with Gay Porn Broadcast

May 22
Hackers hijacked a live stream of a California Congressional debate and disrupted it with a short clip of gay porn.

Phone Data-Leak Company: No Record of Location-Data Abuse

Phone Data-Leak Company: No Record of Location-Data Abuse

By Frank Bajak | May 22
A California company confirmed that a flaw in its website allowed outsiders to pinpoint the location of mobile phones in the United States without authorization.

Despite Spotify Change, R. Kelly's Streams Still Intact

Despite Spotify Change, R. Kelly's Streams Still Intact

By Mesfin Fekadu | May 22
Streaming numbers for R. Kelly have remained intact a week after Spotify announced it had removed the R&B singer's music from its playlists, citing its new policy on hate content and hateful conduct.

NASA Shipper Orbital ATK Launches Space Station Supplies

NASA Shipper Orbital ATK Launches Space Station Supplies

By Marcia Dunn | May 21
One of NASA's prime shippers, Orbital ATK, launched a fresh load of supplies to the International Space Station from Virginia on Monday.

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