Computing And Information Technology

Facebook suspends Canadian firm amid data mining scandal

Apr 7, 2018

Facebook says it has suspended a Canadian political consulting firm amid media reports it had ties to Cambridge Analytica, a British data mining firm accused of obtaining data from 87 million Facebook users to sway elections

As Trump tweets, Amazon seeks to expand its business empire

Apr 5, 2018

Amazon is spending millions of dollars on lobbying as the global online retailer seeks to expand its reach into a swath of industries that President Donald Trump's broadsides haven't come close to hitting

Congress' challenge: How to tame industry giant Facebook

Apr 5, 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is testifying before a House oversight panel next week as Congress and U.S. regulators consider how to deal with the social media giant and its privacy scandal

Austin package explosions sent bomb squad on 300-plus calls

Mar 31, 2018

Austin police say a series of explosions in Texas' capital city over three weeks led to bomb technicians being dispatched on more than 300 calls about suspicious packages

Boeing says effect from computer virus was limited

Mar 29, 2018

Airplane maker Boeing is hit by the wannacry computer virus but company says the intrusion caused little damage

Baltimore: Ransomware attack hobbled city's dispatch system

Mar 29, 2018

Baltimore officials have confirmed ransomware attack temporarily hobbled the city's 911 dispatch system last weekend

On the Money: Robots predict how you'll spend your points

Mar 28, 2018

Credit card companies using artificial intelligence software to convince customers to use their credit card points in a certain way, be it redeeming their points for travel, dining, shopping or gift cards

Equifax hires financial executive Mark Begor as new CEO

Mar 28, 2018

Equifax appoints Mark Begor as its CEO as the credit reporting company continues to try to recover from fallout surrounding a massive data breach

Selfie medicine: Phone apps push people to take their pills

Mar 28, 2018

Scientists are studying new apps for pill-taking for diseases where medication matters.

Appeals court finds Google infringed on Oracle's Java

Mar 27, 2018

A federal appeals court has overturned a decision in a long-running legal battle over whether Google infringed on Oracle's Java programming language to build its hugely popular mobile operating system, Android

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