<![CDATA[NBC New York - Tech News]]>Copyright 2018 https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/tech http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York https://www.nbcnewyork.com en-usSat, 15 Dec 2018 02:30:38 -0500Sat, 15 Dec 2018 02:30:38 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Facebook: Unshared Photos of 6.8M Users Possibly Exposed]]> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:03:31 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_18233646267301.jpg
Facebook revealed on Friday that a bug in its platform may have allowed third-party apps to have access to a broad range of user photos, including pictures that users uploaded to Facebook but did not...

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<![CDATA[Brightest Comet of 2018 to Pass Closest to Earth Next Week]]> Sun, 09 Dec 2018 15:17:10 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/181209-comet46p-wirtanen-al-1332_2dc5d4378d3c4b8d376dd9cd3a71279c.fit-2000w+%281%29.jpg
Stargazers have something extra to look forward to this holiday season: The brightest comet of 2018 will pass closest to Earth on Dec. 16.The comet 46P/Wirtanen, which passes Earth every 5.4 years, was one of...

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<![CDATA[NASA Lander Captures First 'Sounds' of Wind on Mars]]> Sat, 08 Dec 2018 01:28:54 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/215*120/MarsSurface.jpg
Scientists have known for decades how the vast and barren landscapes of Mars look. Now, researchers are getting their first taste of what the Red Planet sounds like, NBC News reports.NASA’s InSight lander...

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<![CDATA[Lawmakers Demand Answers on Amazon's Facial Recognition Tech]]> Sun, 02 Dec 2018 02:25:04 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/amazGettyImages-1061810324.jpg
Eight Democratic lawmakers are demanding answers from Amazon regarding privacy concerns with the company's facial recognition software that has been used by some local police departments, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Sandberg Asked Facebook to Probe Soros Following Criticism]]> Fri, 30 Nov 2018 01:45:35 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/sherylsandbergAP_18249039801768.jpg
Facebook on Thursday said it not only probed billionaire George Soros' motivations for criticizing the platform, but also any potential investments he might have in the social media juggernaut, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Zuckerberg Skips Facebook Grilling on 'Fake News' in UK]]> Tue, 27 Nov 2018 09:12:13 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Facebook-UK-Committee-Hearing.jpg
Lawmakers from around the world questioned a top Facebook executive over "fake news" on Tuesday at a hearing that CEO Mark Zuckerberg refused to attend, NBC News reported. Politicians and other top officials...

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<![CDATA[Activists Buy Facebook Ads Asking Employees to Leak]]> Thu, 22 Nov 2018 18:46:48 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/962171224-Mark-Zuckerberg.jpg
Freedom from Facebook, a coalition of organizations calling for stricter regulations on the tech giant, announced Tuesday that it has launched a Facebook ad buy to "offer Facebook employees who feel...

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<![CDATA[Twitter Bans Far-Right Activist After Tweet on Muslim Rep.]]> Thu, 22 Nov 2018 11:00:56 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/twitterlike213.jpg
Far-right activist Laura Loomer became the latest conservative figure to be kicked off Twitter when her account was shut down Wednesday.Loomer said she was told by the platform that her account violated...

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<![CDATA[Facebook, Instagram Were Down for Some Users Tuesday Morning]]> Tue, 20 Nov 2018 16:48:42 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/1014832932-Facebook-Instagram.jpg
Facebook wasn't working for some users Tuesday morning, the second big outage in about a week, and Instagram users were reporting issues as well. The outage appeared to hit around 8 a.m.

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<![CDATA[Denial, Tension at Facebook as Sense of Crisis Builds]]> Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:05:42 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/962171224-Mark-Zuckerberg.jpg
Mark Zuckerberg and his deputy, Sheryl Sandberg, believe Facebook's negative image comes from bungled public relations strategy and sensational media coverage, not structural or philosophical issues, six sources...

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<![CDATA[Technology Lessening Shoplifting]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 21:14:32 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/turkey+screenshot+%281%29.jpg
Shoplift is a new technology that helps prevent shoplifting by sensing unscanned items from above.]]>
<![CDATA[NBC Owned Stations Win Emmy for StormRanger Radar Truck]]> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:00:02 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/scott-meadows-stormranger.jpg
NBC’s Owned Television Stations division has won an Emmy for its mobile radar truck StormRanger, which the NBC and Telemundo owned station group developed to detect weather quicker and forecast with more...

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<![CDATA[Robots That Milk Cows]]> Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:12:50 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/milking+cows.jpg
All over Wisconsin cow farmers are starting to use robots to milk the cows.]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Briefly Goes Down: 'Something Went Wrong']]> Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:31:37 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/971974510-facebook-generic.jpg
Some Facebook users were reporting that the site was down for them on Monday.For those experiencing the outage, opening a page on the social media site revealed an error message reading, "Sorry, something went...

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<![CDATA[Google Reportedly Planning Monster NYC Expansion]]> Thu, 08 Nov 2018 09:51:38 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/google+generic.jpg
Google is planning a major expansion in New York City, people familiar with the discussions tell the Wall Street Journal.

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<![CDATA[2016 vs. 2018: Hilarious Memes Reflect Voters' Attitudes]]> Tue, 06 Nov 2018 12:13:11 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Dicaprio+Theron.jpg
Angry, fired up and anxious. This is how some voters feel about voting in this year’s midterm elections. They took to Twitter, comparing how they cast their ballot in 2016 during the presidential election to how...
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<![CDATA[Trolls Struggling to Share Disinformation, Secret Chats Show]]> Tue, 06 Nov 2018 08:39:26 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/527099783-Hacker-Silhouette.jpg
A far-right troll told others that he was immediately banned from Twitter for deliberately sharing the wrong election date, according to NBC News, which had a reporter mistakenly added to trolls' private...

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<![CDATA[Understanding the Law That Protected Google Walk Outs]]> Fri, 02 Nov 2018 11:46:22 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-1056086262.jpg
Google employees may find safety in numbers after staging a worldwide walkout on Thursday — but they could be surprised to learn that it’s not the First Amendment that would protect them from corporate...

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<![CDATA[Google Employees to Protest How Company Handled Sexual Misconduct]]> Thu, 01 Nov 2018 01:06:32 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/google_protest_1031_4779248.JPG
Hundreds of Google employees from the main campus and the Google X lab in Mountain View are expected to walk out Thursday because they’re not happy with the way the company has handled sexual misconduct in...

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