Time: Facebook Acknowledges an Anti-Spam Bug Is Blocking Coronavirus News

March 18, 2020 at 02:22AM Facebook says a bug in its anti-spam system is blocking the publication of links to news stories about the coronavirus. Guy Rosen, Facebook’s vice president of integrity, said on Twitter Tuesday that the company is working on fixing the problem. Users are complaining that links to news stories about schoolContinue reading “Time: Facebook Acknowledges an Anti-Spam Bug Is Blocking Coronavirus News”

Time: ‘Your Workday Is Easier Thanks to His Revolutionary Ideas.’ Computer Scientist Who Created ‘Copy’ and ‘Paste’ Dies

February 20, 2020 at 10:02PM (NEW YORK) — Larry Tesler, the Silicon Valley pioneer who created the now-ubiquitous computer concepts such as “cut,” “copy” and “paste,” has died. He was 74. He made using computers easier for generations as a proponent and pioneer of what he called “modeless editing.” That meant a user wouldn’t haveContinue reading “Time: ‘Your Workday Is Easier Thanks to His Revolutionary Ideas.’ Computer Scientist Who Created ‘Copy’ and ‘Paste’ Dies”

Time: U.K. Government Approves Huawei For 5G Mobile Networks, With Some Restrictions

January 28, 2020 at 12:49PM (LONDON) — Britain decided Tuesday to allow Huawei to build aspects of its new high-speed mobile network, in a setback for the U.S., which has been pushing allies to ban the Chinese company. The government said it is excluding “high risk” companies from supplying the sensitive “core” parts of theContinue reading “Time: U.K. Government Approves Huawei For 5G Mobile Networks, With Some Restrictions”

Time: The U.S. Is Restricting Exports of AI for Analyzing Satellite Images

January 06, 2020 at 01:51AM WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. technology companies that build artificial intelligence software for analyzing satellite imagery will face new restrictions on exporting their products to China and elsewhere. The Commerce Department said new export rules take effect Monday that target emerging technology that could give the U.S. a significant military orContinue reading “Time: The U.S. Is Restricting Exports of AI for Analyzing Satellite Images”

Time: China Says It Will Complete Its Competitor to GPS in the First Half of Next Year

December 27, 2019 at 07:17AM BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday its Beidou Navigation Satellite System that emulates the U.S. Global Positioning System will be completed with the launch of its final two satellites in the first half of next year. Project director Ran Chengqi told reporters that the core of the positioning system wasContinue reading “Time: China Says It Will Complete Its Competitor to GPS in the First Half of Next Year”

Time: Police in Japan Arrest Pop Star’s Stalker After He Analyzed Her Selfies, Used Reflections in Her Eyes To Find Her Address

October 12, 2019 at 12:25AM (TOKYO) — A man arrested on suspicion of stalking a female pop idol used the reflections of her pupils in photos she shared on social media and Google Street View to find where she lived. Tokyo police declined comment on the specifics of the investigation but confirmed Friday that 26-year-oldContinue reading “Time: Police in Japan Arrest Pop Star’s Stalker After He Analyzed Her Selfies, Used Reflections in Her Eyes To Find Her Address”

Time: After a Few Glitches, Samsung’s Folding Phone Finally Hits the U.S.

September 24, 2019 at 02:22AM NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung’s folding phone is finally hitting the U.S. Samsung will start selling the Galaxy Fold, a phone with a screen that folds together like a book, on Friday. There will be an AT&T version as well as an unlocked version sold at Best Buy and SamsungContinue reading “Time: After a Few Glitches, Samsung’s Folding Phone Finally Hits the U.S.”

Time: State Attorneys General Launch Investigations of Facebook and Google

September 06, 2019 at 04:01PM (NEW YORK) — Two bipartisan groups of state attorneys general are launching separate antitrust investigations into Facebook and Google, adding to regulatory scrutiny of two of the world’s largest and most ubiquitous tech companies. New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, confirmed the Facebook investigation in a news releaseContinue reading “Time: State Attorneys General Launch Investigations of Facebook and Google”

Time: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Twitter Account Has Been Hacked

August 30, 2019 at 09:25PM (SAN FRANCISCO) — Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s official account has been hacked and sending racist and vulgar tweets to his 4.2 million followers. Twitter says it is aware of the situation and is investigating. We're aware that @jack was compromised and investigating what happened. — Twitter Comms (@TwitterComms) August 30,Continue reading “Time: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Twitter Account Has Been Hacked”

Time: Apple Is Making it Easier to Get Your iPhone Fixed — But There’s a Catch

August 29, 2019 at 05:11PM (NEW YORK) — There may soon be more places to get an Apple-sanctioned fix for a cracked iPhone screen. Apple said Thursday that it will sell tools and parts to independent phone-repair shops in the U.S. and later in other countries. Repairs at these shops, though, will be limited toContinue reading “Time: Apple Is Making it Easier to Get Your iPhone Fixed — But There’s a Catch”

Time: Ex-Google Engineer Charged With Stealing Self-Driving Car Secrets

August 27, 2019 at 07:24PM SAN JOSE, Calif. — A former Google engineer was charged Tuesday with stealing closely guarded secrets that he later sold to Uber as the ride-hailing service scrambled to catch up in the high-stakes race to build robotic vehicles. The indictment filed by the U.S. Attorney’s office in San Jose, California,Continue reading “Time: Ex-Google Engineer Charged With Stealing Self-Driving Car Secrets”

Time: YouTube Disables 200 Videos Believed to Be Spreading Disinformation About Hong Kong Protests

August 23, 2019 at 01:50AM (SAN FRANCISCO) — YouTube says it disabled more than 200 videos this week that appeared to be part of a coordinated effort to spread misinformation about the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. The video removals come just days after Twitter said it had suspended more than 200,000 accounts it linkedContinue reading “Time: YouTube Disables 200 Videos Believed to Be Spreading Disinformation About Hong Kong Protests”

Time: Fortnite Superstar Ninja Is Taking His 14 Million Followers From Twitch to Microsoft’s Mixer

August 01, 2019 at 08:16PM Fortnite superstar Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has left Twitch and is taking his video game live streams to Microsoft’s Mixer platform, a stunning switch that could have wide-ranging consequences for the rapidly growing industry. Ninja announced his move Thursday, ending a hugely profitable partnership with Twitch, a live streaming giant ownedContinue reading “Time: Fortnite Superstar Ninja Is Taking His 14 Million Followers From Twitch to Microsoft’s Mixer”

Time: This Guy Found a 30-Year-Old Nintendo Game in his Attic. Now It Might Sell for Thousands

July 31, 2019 at 09:00PM (RENO, Nev.) — An unopened copy of a 1987 cult-classic video game that a Nevada man found in the attic of his childhood home is expected to sell for up to $10,000 at an online auction. The boxed game cartridge of Nintendo’s “Kid Icarus” was still in the bag withContinue reading “Time: This Guy Found a 30-Year-Old Nintendo Game in his Attic. Now It Might Sell for Thousands”

Time: Facebook Says It Is Under Antitrust Investigation by the FTC

July 24, 2019 at 09:39PM (SAN FRANCISCO) — Facebook says it is under antitrust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission. The company said Wednesday that it was informed of the investigation in June. On Tuesday, the Department of Justice also announced a broad antitrust probe of technology companies. That announcement did not specify what companiesContinue reading “Time: Facebook Says It Is Under Antitrust Investigation by the FTC”

Time: Justice Department Launches Sweeping Antitrust Probe of Big Tech Companies

July 23, 2019 at 11:32PM The U.S. Department of Justice opened a sweeping antitrust investigation of big technology companies and whether their online platforms have hurt competition, suppressed innovation or otherwise harmed consumers. It comes as a growing number of lawmakers have called for stricter regulation or even breaking up of the big tech companies,Continue reading “Time: Justice Department Launches Sweeping Antitrust Probe of Big Tech Companies”

Time: Facebook Buildings Evacuated After Mail Tests Positive for Sarin Nerve Agent

July 01, 2019 at 10:31PM MENLO PARK, Calif. — A Facebook mail processing warehouse near company headquarters was evacuated Monday as officials work to determine what caused mail to test positive for the nerve agent sarin. Menlo Park Fire Marshal Jon Johnston said Monday that incoming mail undergoing routine processing by machine tested positive forContinue reading “Time: Facebook Buildings Evacuated After Mail Tests Positive for Sarin Nerve Agent”

Time: Justice Department’s Antitrust Chief Sketches Out How Big Tech Firms Will be Assessed

June 12, 2019 at 04:20AM (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust chief suggested Tuesday he’ll take a broad view of how competition is harmed when assessing whether big tech firms should be broken up. Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim also was clear in a speech in Israel that he is well aware that justContinue reading “Time: Justice Department’s Antitrust Chief Sketches Out How Big Tech Firms Will be Assessed”

Time: Chinese Tech Giant Huawei Hints That U.S. Pressure Is Hurting Sales

June 11, 2019 at 08:40AM (SHANGHAI) — Chinese tech giant Huawei said Tuesday it would have become the world’s number one smartphone maker by year’s end if it were not for “unexpected” circumstances — a hint that pressure from the U.S. may be hurting its sales. “If we had not encountered anything unexpected, we wouldContinue reading “Time: Chinese Tech Giant Huawei Hints That U.S. Pressure Is Hurting Sales”