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6 clever ways to end robotext spam messages before it’s too late

If you thought robocalls were annoying, get ready. Spammy text messages promising free gift cards, low credit card interest rates, debt relief services, or other scams are the next nuisance taking over our phones. The goal is the same, though: steal your money.

24 Aug 2019 4:30 pm
Sextortion scams are back, security expert warns

Sextortion is seeing an uptick after a lull at the beginning of the year.

23 Aug 2019 7:01 pm
Google removes 210 YouTube channels in Hong Kong misinformation crackdown

Google said Thursday that it had shut down 210 YouTube channels after the company learned they were tied to misinformation about the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

23 Aug 2019 5:55 am
Snapchat used by arms traffickers to market illegal weapons

A Nevada man used Snapchat to market illegal weapons to buyers in California, according to a new report.

23 Aug 2019 3:07 am
Apple iPhone 7 radiation test prompts FCC investigation: report

Apple's popular iPhone 7 produced radiofrequency radiation above the legal limit in a new test, prompting the FCC to investigate the issue.

23 Aug 2019 2:22 am
Army sets sights on lasers for infantry troops

U.S. Army Infantry units fight door-to-door in Close-Quarter-Combat in high-threat urban environments, advance through wooded, rocky terrain to maneuver to contact and “close with the enemy,” and at times conduct reconnaissance missions behind enemy lines to secretly gather intelligence or disrupt enemy operations.

23 Aug 2019 1:49 am
Turn off your Bluetooth, warn security experts

Your Bluetooth connection is unsafe. Very unsafe. That’s the message from the largest hacker convention.

22 Aug 2019 9:39 pm
Election machine keys are on the Internet, hackers say

I may have the keys to open voting machines used in states across the country, and that is not a good thing.

22 Aug 2019 6:44 pm
Fake news can lead to false memories, new study claims

Voters could form false memories after seeing fabricated news stories if those articles align with their existing political beliefs, according to newly released results of a 2018 study.

22 Aug 2019 4:33 am
F-35 set for laser boost

Fighter Jet laser weapons are on the fast track, expected to bring new air attack options to “burn holes” through enemy targets at the speed of light.

22 Aug 2019 1:52 am
YouTube pressured to kick Chinese state media ads off platform over misinformation

YouTube users are pressuring the video platform to take down advertisements for China Central Television (CCTV), a state media channel accused of spreading misinformation about pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

22 Aug 2019 1:40 am
21 Aug 2019 7:55 pm
7 back-to-school gadgets to help you focus

When school starts, it still feels like summer. These gadgets will combat the transition back to full-day classes in high school or college when the weather is still distracting. Jot down notes on a laptop, avoid cable clutter, and use an endless notepad to stay focused.

21 Aug 2019 12:42 am
Apple Card now available to everyone in US as tech giant adds surprise to boost customer base

Tech giant Apple said on Tuesday that its foray into the credit card business, Apple Card, is now available to everyone in the U.S.

20 Aug 2019 8:00 pm
Facebook antitrust investigation could wrap up before 2020 election

Facebook's antitrust battle will likely wrap up prior to the 2020 election, according to statements by FTC Chairman Joe Simons.

20 Aug 2019 4:46 am
Facebook, Twitter accuse China of disinformation campaign against Hong Kong protesters

Twitter and Facebook together suspended hundreds of accounts that were tied to a Chinese disinformation campaign that targeted pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

20 Aug 2019 4:09 am
The Pentagon’s cruise missile test will open up new strike possibilities for the US military

The Pentagon has shot off a developing land-fired cruise missile in a successful test of an emerging weapons system able to hit long-range targets from safer distances, potentially complementing Air Force and Army medium-range weapons now under development.

20 Aug 2019 2:32 am
Air Force base produces first certified 3D-printed aircraft parts

The 60th Maintenance Squadron at Travis Air Force base in California is spearheading an innovative effort to produce 3D-printed aircraft parts.

20 Aug 2019 2:15 am
Bernie Sanders wants to ban police use of facial recognition

Bernie Sanders has called for a complete ban on the police use of facial recognition, becoming the first 2020 presidential candidate to do so.

20 Aug 2019 1:39 am
7 back-to-school gadgets for an epic college dorm room

College starts up for students this month, which means only one thing: it’s time to plan out the ultimate dorm room. For those who want the latest and the best accessories and gadgets, we’ve assembled the primo gear to impress roommates, your RA, and anyone else in your hall.

19 Aug 2019 10:04 pm
6 signs your phone has stalkerware (and what to do about it)

Of all the “wares” out there, “stalkerware” is one of the most frightening. There’s nothing fun about malware or ransomware, and these can leave you feeling foolish and abused. But stalkerware is specifically designed to know where you physically are located. In many cases, stalkers know exactly what you’re doing and when, too. ​​​​​​​

18 Aug 2019 3:30 pm
Ransomware attack cripples at least 20 local Texas agencies, state government says

At least 20 local government entities across Texas have been taken hostage by a coordinated ransomware attack, the Texas Department of Information Resources announced Friday.

18 Aug 2019 5:53 am
Best smart watch, 5G fears, data breach action plans, and more: Tech Q&A

The best smart watch, data breach action plans and worries about 5G.

17 Aug 2019 3:30 pm
Navy sets sights on new submarine weapons

The Navy has begun building new weapons to massively increase attack options for its Virginia-class attack submarine, a move that is expected to change the mission scope for the boats and enable more extensive offensive strike possibilities, improving the Navy’s armed defense of its surface fleet. 

16 Aug 2019 11:57 pm
Increased screen time can cause development problems in kids, experts warn

Dr. Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra, a well-known child development expert, tells Fox News there has been a 28 percent increase in psychiatric emergency department visits related to suicide attempts since 2011; the CDC says suicide rates are up 30 percent 'in more than half of U.S. states' since 1999.

16 Aug 2019 11:51 pm
Google employee describes 'burden of being black' at tech giant in memo: report

A departing Google employee has described the “the burden of being black” at the tech giant in an internal memo that alleges racist and insensitive behavior from some employees the company.

16 Aug 2019 8:49 pm
TikTok attracting lots of adult dating scams, report says

The social media video platform TikTok is surging in popularity and becoming a magnet for scammers, a new report says.

16 Aug 2019 6:20 pm
Hate speech algorithms biased against blacks, researchers find

Two new studies say that artificial intelligence trained to find hate speech may actually be boosting racial bias.

16 Aug 2019 3:14 am
Warren won't support Sanders’ Washington Post-Amazon bias claims

Sen. Elizabeth Warren won't support Sen. Bernie Sanders' recent claim that The Washington Post is biased against him because of his criticism of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

16 Aug 2019 1:08 am
Revolutionary 'robo suit' developed to boost walking and running

Scientists have developed a revolutionary new lightweight exosuit that can boost walking and running.

15 Aug 2019 11:36 pm
Army details future 'tactical' war network

If a forward-operating Army Reconnaissance unit consisting of dismounted soldiers, tactical vehicles and hand-held drones were separated from a larger armored formation across mountainous terrain - and unexpectedly collided with heavily armed enemy fighters -- its survival would depend almost entirely upon an operational “tactical” war network.

15 Aug 2019 9:17 pm
Over 1 million fingerprints leaked at one of world’s biggest biometric firms, researchers say

Researchers at a cybersecurity firm said fingerprint and facial recognition data was exposed at a major biometric company, saying the potential for “fraud is massive.”

15 Aug 2019 8:00 pm
Philadelphia shootout: Suspect live-streamed gun battle with cops that left 6 officers wounded, report says

The suspected gunman who wounded six police officers in Philadelphia during an hourslong standoff was live-streaming the gun battle, according to FOX 29.

15 Aug 2019 7:20 pm
40 percent of children have connected with a stranger online, shocking survey reveals

Forty percent of American children have connected with a stranger online, according to a new survey of fourth- through eighth-graders.

15 Aug 2019 12:43 am
Robot priest added to 400-year-old Buddhist temple in Japan: 'It will grow in wisdom'

A 400-year-old Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan, is using a $1 million humanoid to reach a younger generation, but foreigners are repulsed by it.

14 Aug 2019 7:11 pm
Amazon driver successfully delivers package by throwing it through second-floor window, customer says

An English woman claims her Amazon package was delivered successfully — by being tossed through a second-floor window.

14 Aug 2019 5:27 pm
LG smart refrigerator used for tweeting by teen whose mom banned electronics

A teenager who claims her mother took her electronics away seemingly resorted to what might be the last imaginable place to tweet from: a refrigerator.

14 Aug 2019 5:01 pm
FTC chief willing to break up Big Tech

The head of the Federal Trade Commission said he's prepared to break up tech companies by undoing past mergers as the agency probes whether the firms are hurting competition.

14 Aug 2019 3:51 am
Navy scrapping touchscreen controls on destroyers after deadly collisions: report

The U.S. Navy is ditching touchscreen controls on destroyers following fatal collisions involving the USS John S. McCain and the USS Fitzgerald.

14 Aug 2019 3:03 am
Sanders blasts Bezos-owned Washington Post over bias in echo of Trump

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders blasted The Washington Post and accused the paper of biased coverage because of his criticisms of Amazon.

14 Aug 2019 12:19 am
F-35 preps for weapons upgrade by dropping new bombs

The F-35 will again fire its 25mm gun and air-drop several new laser-guided bombs to prepare stealth 5th-Gen fighter for future high tech warfare by improving precision-strike air attack, targeting and close-air-support.

13 Aug 2019 11:28 pm
Scary deepfake video shows Bill Hader morphing into Tom Cruise

A terrifying new deepfake viral video shows Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader doing an impression of Tom Cruise, with the video showing Hader's face subtlety and creepily morphing into Cruise.

13 Aug 2019 10:18 pm
#JewsAgainstICE protest Amazon's role in 'profiting off cruelty,' dozens arrested

Dozens of members of Jewish community groups protesting Amazon's cloud computing contracts and other work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement were arrested at an Amazon Books store in New York on Sunday.

13 Aug 2019 2:08 am
Amazon devices are being built illegally by children working 'grueling' shifts, documents reveal

Chinese schoolchildren are producing Amazon's Alexa and Echo devices in grueling shifts in order to meet certain production goals, according to a new report from China Labor Watch.

12 Aug 2019 11:19 pm
Army sets sights on new full cell technology

When dismounted U.S. Army infantry are attacking fortified enemy positions, taking hostile fire and moving quickly to find the best points for continued assault -- “battery life” can determine mission success or failure and even -- life or death.

12 Aug 2019 9:37 pm
Army sets sights on new fuel cell technology

When dismounted U.S. Army infantry are attacking fortified enemy positions, taking hostile fire and moving quickly to find the best points for continued assault -- “battery life” can determine mission success or failure and even -- life or death.

12 Aug 2019 9:37 pm
Facebook users can sue over facial recognition, court rules

A federal appeals court is allowing a group of users to sue Facebook on claims the social network collected their facial data without consent.

12 Aug 2019 2:30 pm
Phone trackers, search deletion, checking strange links, and more: Tech Q&A

Phone trackers, how to stop robocalls, smart TV hacking risks and much more.

11 Aug 2019 4:30 pm
10 incredibly useful things you didn't know your iPhone could do

Remember when the iPhone was first released, 11 years ago? We gazed into its sleek, glass surface.

10 Aug 2019 4:30 pm