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Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 10:37 AM PDT

Facebook's Election 'War Room' Takes Aim at Fake Information

Facebook's Election 'War Room' Takes Aim at Fake Information

In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook's expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads "War Room." Behind the door lies a nerve center the social network has set up to...

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 04:09 PM PDT

New York AG Launches Probe Into MoviePass Parent Company

New York AG Launches Probe Into MoviePass Parent Company

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood has opened a probe into MoviePass parent company Helios and Matheson, a person familiar with the matter told CNBC. The attorney general's office is investigating...

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 01:44 PM PDT

Exclusive: Reddit CEO Talks Fending Off Russian Interference

Exclusive: Reddit CEO Talks Fending Off Russian Interference

Reddit, the fifth-most visited U.S. website, according to the analytics firm Alexa, has been on the offensive against suspicious accounts linked to Russia, which its CEO Steve Huffman said have attempted to put...

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 08:44 AM PDT

Twitter Releases Data on Russian Foreign Influence Campaigns

Twitter Releases Data on Russian Foreign Influence Campaigns

Twitter on Wednesday released a massive trove of data associated with foreign influence and misinformation campaigns spanning nearly a decade — just three weeks before the U.S. midterm elections, NBC News...

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 08:07 PM PDT

YouTube Back Up After Users Report Site Outage

YouTube Back Up After Users Report Site Outage

YouTube users worldwide late Tuesday reported the video streaming website was down.

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 12:44 PM PDT

Facebook Hack Affected 3 Million in Europe

Facebook Hack Affected 3 Million in Europe

Approximately 3 million Europeans were affected by a September Facebook security breach in which users’ personal information was stolen, the Irish Data Protection Commission told CNBC on Tuesday. This security...

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San Francisco Looks to Help Struggling Taxi Drivers

San Francisco Looks to Help Struggling Taxi Drivers

It's no secret the rise of Uber and Lyft is devastating taxi drivers. As they see their riders disappear, San Francisco cabbies are looking at taxi medallions that used to be worth tens of thousands of...

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 at 10:49 AM PDT

Purging Long-Forgotten Online Accounts: Worth the Trouble?

Purging Long-Forgotten Online Accounts: Worth the Trouble?

The internet is riddled with long-forgotten accounts on social media, dating apps and various shopping sites used once or twice. Sure, you should delete all those unused logins and passwords. And eat your...

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 at 05:24 PM PDT

Eat-Takes: Unscripted Reviews of Bay Area Robot Restaurants

Eat-Takes: Unscripted Reviews of Bay Area Robot Restaurants

After months of visiting the Bay Area's robot-run restaurants and tasting their food, a reporter is bound to wind up with a little extra footage — the kind that's peppered with nonsensical, mouth-full mumblings...

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 at 01:14 PM PDT

Facebook Says Hackers Accessed 29M People's Accounts

Facebook Says Hackers Accessed 29M People's Accounts

Facebook says hackers accessed a wide swath of information — ranging from emails and phone numbers to more personal details like sites visited and places checked into — from millions of accounts as part of a...

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