<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Tech News]]>Copyright 2017https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/tech http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area https://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usThu, 23 Nov 2017 05:33:15 -0800Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:33:15 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Net Neutrality: What It Is and Why It Matters]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:18:03 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_16_23.Still003.jpg
The FCC is set to dismantle rules requiring internet service providers to ensure consumers have equal access to all online content.]]>
<![CDATA[Uber Hid Hack That Exposed 57M Users, Drivers]]> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:17:58 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_05_11.Still002.jpg
The cyberattack included 50 million Uber riders globally and 7 million drivers in the U.S.]]>
<![CDATA[Bay Area Holiday Spending is 20% More Than U.S. Average]]> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:35:54 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Generic+Gifts+Generic+Holiday+Shopping.jpg
The holidays are here and for the Bay Area that means shelling out more money than elsewhere in the United States.

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<![CDATA[Apple's New $108 Million Visitor Center Now Open]]> Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:35:12 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/11172017AppleCampus_803119.JPG
Apple fans and some neighbors who dealt with years of construction were given a first-time chance Friday to get close to the tech giant's new headquarters in Cupertino.

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<![CDATA[White Nationalist Spencer, Others Lose Twitter Verification]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:56:37 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Richard-Spencer-supremacista-blanco.jpg
Richard Spencer and other prominent white nationalists have lost their official blue check marks on Twitter after the social media platform announced changes to its verification practices.Twitter said...

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<![CDATA[Girl Scouts to Raise $70M to Teach 2.5 Million Girls STEM]]> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:00:42 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-528794122.jpg
Young girls are often discouraged from pursuing careers in STEM — but at Dreamforce, the world’s largest software conference, it was the exact opposite.

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<![CDATA[Sean Parker: Facebook Exploits Human 'Vulnerability']]> Thu, 09 Nov 2017 15:47:41 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sn-prkr.jpg
Napster founder and former president of Facebook Sean Parker on Wednesday shared that he believes the social media giant was designed with potentially addictive features that he believes exploit "a vulnerability...

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<![CDATA[Twitter Stops Verification Requests After Kessler Backlash]]> Thu, 09 Nov 2017 11:05:44 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KesslerCharlotte.jpg
Twitter said Thursday that it will "pause" its verified account system in the wake of criticism over an organizer of the Charlottesville rally having received a coveted blue check mark on his profile.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Wants Nude Selfies to Combat 'Revenge Porn']]> Thu, 09 Nov 2017 06:11:35 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-512015586.jpg
Facebook is asking some users to send nude photos of themselves in an effort to combat social media "revenge porn."People in Australia who are concerned that a former partner may distribute intimate photos of...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Requests Nude Pictures to Fight 'Revenge Porn']]> Wed, 08 Nov 2017 20:45:56 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-512015586.jpg
Can revenge porn be combated by gathering nude pictures?Facebook thinks so.

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<![CDATA[Humans Must Leave Earth Within 600 Years, Hawking Says]]> Thu, 09 Nov 2017 08:41:48 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/172*120/stephenhawkings_1200x675.jpg
Professor Stephen Hawking, the former professor of mathematics at the University of Cambridge and author of best-selling "A Brief History of Time," said Sunday during a summit in China that the human species had...

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<![CDATA['Well Designed' Email Scam Targets Netflix Users]]> Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:02:05 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/netflix_1200x675.jpg
An Australian cyber security firm is warning Netflix subscribers about a scam email aiming to steal users personal information by tricking them into thinking that accounts are in danger of being suspended...

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<![CDATA[Salesforce Raises Millions For Fire and Hurricane Victims]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:02:51 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/20171107-Dream-Force-RB-2.jpg
Dreamforce is more than just a tech conference — it's all about "giving back." The largest tech conference in the world raised millions that will go toward helping hurricane-affected communities and those...

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<![CDATA[A?: Apple Users Can Update Phone to Fix Glitch]]> Thu, 09 Nov 2017 14:10:20 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Apple-Glitch.jpg
Are you getting a strange symbol when you try to type the letter "I" on your iPhone?

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<![CDATA[Michelle Obama, Ashton Kutcher, Fonsi Headline Dreamforce]]> Tue, 07 Nov 2017 01:35:50 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/200*120/GettyImages-674066356.jpg
Codie the bear, Cloudy the ram, Appy and friends — despite the cute, fuzzy animal emojis adorning the giant blue Salesforce sign smack in the middle of Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco, Dreamforce...

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<![CDATA[Petition Launched to Give Twitter Ex-Employee Keys to SF ]]> Sat, 04 Nov 2017 08:53:54 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/twitterpetition.jpg
'Sorry, That Page Doesn't Exist': A Twitter employee shut down President Trump's personal Twitter account on their last day of work Thursday, resulting in the @realDonaldTrump account going dark for 11 minutes.

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<![CDATA[New Razer Phone Offers Gaming With Powerful Display: Review]]> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 17:17:13 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/razor+phone.jpg
A new smartphone wants to raise the level of mobile gaming with a bolder display and more power. The Razer Phone, an Android smartphone, boasts a 120Hz display and a large battery to keep users energized...

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<![CDATA[Russian-Bought Facebook Ads Released]]> Wed, 01 Nov 2017 13:41:02 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+RUSSIAN+ADS+THUMB.jpg
The U.S. House Intelligence Committee released some of the Facebook ads purchased by Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign.]]>