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Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 at 02:22 AM EDT

Europe, Japan Send Spacecraft on 7-Year Journey to Mercury

Europe, Japan Send Spacecraft on 7-Year Journey to Mercury

European and Japanese space agencies said an Ariane 5 rocket successfully lifted a spacecraft carrying two probes into orbit Saturday for a joint mission to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun. The European...

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 08:01 PM EDT

Twitter Pulls Down Bot Network Pushing Pro-Saudi Messages

Twitter Pulls Down Bot Network Pushing Pro-Saudi Messages

Twitter suspended a network of suspected Twitter bots on Thursday that pushed pro-Saudi Arabia talking points about the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the past week. Twitter became aware of some...

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 04:31 PM EDT

Stephen Hawking Claims 'No Possibility' of God in Last Book

Stephen Hawking Claims 'No Possibility' of God in Last Book

In Stephen Hawking's final book "Brief Answers to Big Questions," published Tuesday by Bantam Books, the Cambridge professor begins a series of 10 intergalactic essays by addressing life's oldest and most...

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 01:44 PM EDT

How to Download a Copy of Everything Apple Knows About You

How to Download a Copy of Everything Apple Knows About You

Apple launched a new privacy website on Wednesday that makes it easier to download a full copy of everything you've stored on the company's servers. You can also delete everything in case you want to move...

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 01:05 PM EDT

Netflix Braces for Investigation Into Workplace Culture

Netflix Braces for Investigation Into Workplace Culture

Netflix executives have been telling employees to brace for a Wall Street Journal investigation that takes a critical view of the company's corporate culture, people with knowledge of the matter tell NBC...

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 01:37 PM EDT

Facebook's Election 'War Room' Takes Aim at Fake Information

Facebook's Election 'War Room' Takes Aim at Fake Information

In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook's expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads "War Room." Behind the door lies a nerve center the social network has set up to...

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 07:09 PM EDT

New York AG Launches Probe Into MoviePass Parent Company

New York AG Launches Probe Into MoviePass Parent Company

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood has opened a probe into MoviePass parent company Helios and Matheson, a person familiar with the matter told CNBC. The attorney general's office is investigating...

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 04:44 PM EDT

Exclusive: Reddit CEO Talks Fending Off Russian Interference

Exclusive: Reddit CEO Talks Fending Off Russian Interference

Reddit, the fifth-most visited U.S. website, according to the analytics firm Alexa, has been on the offensive against suspicious accounts linked to Russia, which its CEO Steve Huffman said have attempted to put...

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 11:44 AM EDT

Twitter Releases Data on Russian Foreign Influence Campaigns

Twitter Releases Data on Russian Foreign Influence Campaigns

Twitter on Wednesday released a massive trove of data associated with foreign influence and misinformation campaigns spanning nearly a decade — just three weeks before the U.S. midterm elections, NBC News...

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 11:07 PM EDT

YouTube Back Up After Users Report Outage

YouTube Back Up After Users Report Outage

We can apparently get our YouTube on again. An outage late Tuesday prompted users worldwide to report on social media the video streaming website was down. YouTube in a tweet later confirmed that the site was...

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