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Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 08:46 AM EDT

Facebook Announces New Cryptocurrency 'Libra'

Facebook Announces New Cryptocurrency 'Libra'

Facebook has announced plans to enter the banking business by launching a new digital currency. The social media giant says it wants to make sending money around the world as easy as sending a photo or...

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 at 07:41 PM EDT

Smart Dust and Other Wild Tech Ideas to Watch in Next Decade

Smart Dust and Other Wild Tech Ideas to Watch in Next Decade

Capitalizing on emerging technology is crucial for successful companies if they want to avoid losing the consumer and market share. But there also is a fine line between tech hype and reality — many of the...

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 at 05:50 PM EDT

Facebook Plans Its Own Currency for 2 Billion-Plus Users

Facebook Plans Its Own Currency for 2 Billion-Plus Users

Facebook already rules daily communication for more than 2 billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too. The social network unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital...

Monday, Jun 17, 2019 at 01:38 PM EDT

Email Sextortion Scams Are Up — What to Do If You Get One

Email Sextortion Scams Are Up — What to Do If You Get One

“You can panic,” reads the subject line of one fake sextortion email. Another has a victim’s real password in the subject line, in an attempt to establish authenticity. These low-tech frauds spiked in 2018,...

Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 at 12:01 AM EDT

Tesla Driver Appeared to Be 'Fully Sleeping' for at Least 30 Miles on Calif. Freeway

Tesla Driver Appeared to Be 'Fully Sleeping' for at Least 30 Miles on Calif. Freeway

There are six levels of driver assistance technology recognized by federal highway safety authorities, ranging from a driver performing all the tasks to full automation — the vehicle can do everything under all...

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 at 10:33 PM EDT

Spy Used AI-Generated Face to Connect With Targets: Experts

Spy Used AI-Generated Face to Connect With Targets: Experts

Katie Jones sure seemed plugged into the Washington's political scene. The 30-something redhead boasted a job at a top think tank and a who's-who network of pundits and experts, from the centrist Brookings...

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 at 03:45 PM EDT

Uber Tests Drone Food Delivery, Launches New Autonomous SUV

Uber Tests Drone Food Delivery, Launches New Autonomous SUV

The company's Uber Eats unit began the tests in San Diego with McDonald's and plans to expand to other restaurants later this year. Uber says the service should decrease food delivery times. It works this way:...

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 at 07:25 PM EDT

San Francisco Prosecutors Turn to AI to Reduce Racial Bias

San Francisco Prosecutors Turn to AI to Reduce Racial Bias

In a first-of-its kind experiment, San Francisco prosecutors are turning to artificial intelligence to reduce racial bias in the courts, adopting a system that strips certain identifying details from police...

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 at 04:32 PM EDT

Facebook's Zuckerberg Is the Focus of Latest Doctored Video

Facebook's Zuckerberg Is the Focus of Latest Doctored Video

Three weeks after Facebook refused to remove a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slurring her words, Mark Zuckerberg is getting a taste of his own medicine: fake footage showing him gloating over his...

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 at 02:44 PM EDT

Facebook Will Once Again Pay Users to Install an App That Tracks Their App Usage

Facebook Will Once Again Pay Users to Install an App That Tracks Their App Usage

Facebook on Tuesday announced a new app that will let the company collect data on how people use their smartphones in exchange for money. The new app is called Study, and it is designed to give Facebook...

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