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Technology is Remaking How We See the Ancient Art of Theater

Technology is Remaking How We See the Ancient Art of Theater

By Mark Kennedy | Oct 23
These days, you can watch a Broadway musical from a subway train seat. You can get your stage fix at your local movie theater or hear a play while jogging.

Zuckerberg Appears in Congress As Facebook Faces Scrutiny

Zuckerberg Appears in Congress As Facebook Faces Scrutiny

By Marcy Gordon | Oct 23
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is again appearing before Congress to face questions about his company's massive market power, privacy lapses and tolerance of speech deemed false or hateful.

More Americans are Embracing Robotic Revolution When it Comes to Their Homes

More Americans are Embracing Robotic Revolution When it Comes to Their Homes

Oct 23
Seven in 10 people would be happy to trust a robot to do all of their chores, according to new research.

Report: Smartphone Malware Targeting Pakistani Officials

Report: Smartphone Malware Targeting Pakistani Officials

Oct 23
A security firm says fake smartphone apps laden with malware are targeting Pakistan's military and government.

U.S.: Russian Hackers Use Iranians to Mask Their Identities

U.S.: Russian Hackers Use Iranians to Mask Their Identities

Oct 22
The United States and the U.K. say they have exposed how a group of Russian hackers hijacked the tools of their Iranian counterparts to attack dozens of countries around the world.

UK Lawmaker Challenges Facebook on Political Ads

UK Lawmaker Challenges Facebook on Political Ads

By Danica Kirka | Oct 22
An influential British lawmaker challenged Facebook's new effort to safeguard elections on Tuesday, warning that they will place a heavy constraint on the company's ability to combat misinformation.

The Most Dangerous Celebrity Online is Revealed

The Most Dangerous Celebrity Online is Revealed

By Mark Kennedy | Oct 22
Actress Alexis Bledel has been bookish and sweet on "Gilmore Girls" and "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." But the actress herself is now officially dangerous.

Public, Election Officials May Be Kept in the Dark on Hacks

Public, Election Officials May Be Kept in the Dark on Hacks

By Colleen Long and Christina A. Cassidy | Oct 21
If the FBI discovers that foreign hackers have infiltrated the networks of your county election office, you may not find out about it until after voting is over. And your governor and other state officials may be kept in the dark, too.

Bangladesh Police Say Violence over Facebook Post Kills 4

Bangladesh Police Say Violence over Facebook Post Kills 4

Oct 20
At least four people were killed and dozens injured Sunday after security officials in southern Bangladesh opened fire to disperse hundreds of Muslims during a protest over an alleged social media post undermining Islam's Prophet Muhammad, police said.

New Facebook Oversight Board Results to Be Public, Exec Says

New Facebook Oversight Board Results to Be Public, Exec Says

By Lindsay Whitehurst | Oct 20
A new quasi-independent oversight board will soon make decisions on some of the most difficult questions on what material belongs on Facebook's platform in a "very public way," an executive for the social-media company said Friday.

Google Affiliate Begins Drone Deliveries in Virginia Town

Google Affiliate Begins Drone Deliveries in Virginia Town

By Rachel Lerman | Oct 19
A Google affiliate started using drones Friday to deliver customers' Walgreens and FedEx purchases in a test being run in a Virginia town.

1st of Many Federal Broadband Grants Announced in Tennessee

1st of Many Federal Broadband Grants Announced in Tennessee

By Adrian Sainz | Oct 19
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced on Friday the first of many federal investments targeting the creation of critical broadband internet infrastructure in underserved rural areas across the country.

Facebook CEO Defends Refusal to Take Down Some Content

Facebook CEO Defends Refusal to Take Down Some Content

By Marcy Gordon | Oct 18
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday defended the social media platform's refusal to take down content it considers newsworthy "even if it goes against our standards."

New Orleans to Explode Huge Unstable Cranes Ahead of Storm

New Orleans to Explode Huge Unstable Cranes Ahead of Storm

By Thomas Beaumont | Oct 18
The city of New Orleans is preparing to explode two giant, badly damaged construction cranes that are towering over a partially collapsed hotel project at the edge of the French Quarter.

Google Touts Privacy Options, but Still Depends on Your Data

Google Touts Privacy Options, but Still Depends on Your Data

By Rachel Lerman | Oct 17
Google's latest phone and smart-home devices came packaged with a not-so-subtle message: Google cares about your privacy. Does it?

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