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Yellowstone flooding reveals forecast flaws as climate warms

Yellowstone flooding reveals forecast flaws as climate warms

Some weather experts say the recent flooding that devastated Yellowstone National Park underscores an urgent need to update how the government issues forecasts as extreme weather becomes more frequent.

7 hrs 2 mins ago
US, UK leaders raise fresh alarms about Chinese espionage

US, UK leaders raise fresh alarms about Chinese espionage

The FBI director and the leader of Britain’s domestic intelligence agency are raising alarms about the Chinese government, warning business leaders that Beijing is determined to steal their technology for competitive gain.

13 hrs 33 mins ago
Apple to add 'lockdown' safeguard on iPhones, iPads, Macs

Apple to add 'lockdown' safeguard on iPhones, iPads, Macs

Apple plans to roll out a “lockdown” option for iPhones, iPads and Mac computers intended to protect against spyware unleashed by state-sponsored hackers — although enabling it will also make these devices less useful.

18 hrs 13 mins ago
The next frontier for drones: Letting them fly out of sight

The next frontier for drones: Letting them fly out of sight

For years, there’s been a cardinal rule for flying civilian drones: Keep them within your line of sight.

19 hrs 58 mins ago
Microsoft's Activision Blizzard bid faces UK antitrust probe

Microsoft's Activision Blizzard bid faces UK antitrust probe

Microsoft’s purchase of video game publisher Activision Blizzard faces antitrust scrutiny in the U.K., where competition regulators say they’ve opened an initial inquiry into the $69 billion deal.

22 hrs 28 mins ago
Alleged Chinese police database hack leaks data of 1 billion

Alleged Chinese police database hack leaks data of 1 billion

Hackers claim to have obtained a trove of data on 1 billion Chinese from a Shanghai police database in a leak that, if confirmed, could be one of the largest data breaches in history.

July 5th, 8:40 PM EDT
Reports: Twitter challenges India order to block content

Reports: Twitter challenges India order to block content

Media reports say Twitter has challenged the Indian government in court over its recent orders to take down some content on the social media platform.

July 5th, 12:59 PM EDT
Bank of England: Crypto crashes show need for tougher rules

Bank of England: Crypto crashes show need for tougher rules

The Bank of England warns that recent cryptocurrency meltdowns that wiped out more then $2 trillion in value highlight the need for tougher financial regulations.

July 5th, 10:19 AM EDT
Many won't rely on virtual options after COVID: AP-NORC poll

Many won't rely on virtual options after COVID: AP-NORC poll

A new poll shows that many Americans don’t expect to rely on the digital services that became commonplace during the pandemic after COVID-19 subsides.

July 5th, 8:04 AM EDT
NASA satellite breaks from orbit around Earth, heads to moon

NASA satellite breaks from orbit around Earth, heads to moon

A satellite the size of a microwave oven successfully broke free from its orbit around Earth and is headed toward the moon.

July 4th, 10:29 PM EDT
UK military investigates hacks on Army social media accounts

UK military investigates hacks on Army social media accounts

British military authorities are trying to find out who hacked the army’s social media accounts over the weekend, flooding them with cryptocurrency videos and posts related to collectible electronic art.

July 4th, 7:28 AM EDT
Outages disrupt services at Japan's No. 2 telecoms carrier

Outages disrupt services at Japan's No. 2 telecoms carrier

A weekend outage at Japan’s No. 2 mobile carrier KDDI Corp. was still preventing many of its customers from making calls Monday.

July 4th, 3:31 AM EDT
Ruling could dampen government efforts to rein in Big Tech

Ruling could dampen government efforts to rein in Big Tech

The Supreme Court’s latest climate change ruling could dampen efforts by federal agencies to rein in the tech industry, which went largely unregulated for decades as the government tried to catch up to changes wrought by the internet.

July 3rd, 10:30 AM EDT
Google to erase more location info as abortion bans expand

Google to erase more location info as abortion bans expand

Google will automatically purge information about users who visit abortion clinics and other places that could trigger legal problems now that the U.S. Supreme Court has opened the door for states to ban the termination of pregnancies.

July 2nd, 3:09 PM EDT
Musk meets pope, uses Twitter to announce the audience

Musk meets pope, uses Twitter to announce the audience

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has used Twitter to announce he had met with Pope Francis.

July 2nd, 11:14 AM EDT

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