<![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-usThu, 20 Sep 2018 13:02:01 -0400Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:02:01 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Hackers Fight Wildlife Trafficking at San Diego Zoo Safari Park ]]> Sat, 15 Sep 2018 13:33:37 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_176452823758.jpg
Some of the brightest minds in technology and research are gathering at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, California, to try to solve the world-wide problem of wildlife trafficking.

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<![CDATA[SpaceX Books the First Tourist to the Moon]]> Fri, 14 Sep 2018 10:10:10 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_18037863115871.jpg
The moon may soon get its first tourist — and first human visitor in more than four decades. SpaceX announced Thursday that it's booked the world's first private passenger to the moon.Elon Musk's space...

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<![CDATA[Reddit Bans Qanon Subreddits After Series of Violent Threats]]> Thu, 13 Sep 2018 06:57:30 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Qalone.jpg
Reddit banned one of its largest communities dedicated to discussion of the Qanon fringe conspiracy theory on Wednesday, citing the subreddit's repeated violations of the network's content policy.The...

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<![CDATA[Dulles Airport Debuts Facial Recognition Technology]]> Thu, 06 Sep 2018 17:51:58 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+DULLES+FACE+ID.00_00_06_08.Still009THUMB.jpg
Dulles International Airport has implemented facial recognition software for international travelers; the system will be used to identify visa holders as they leave the country.]]>
<![CDATA[Twitter, Facebook Offer Apologies and Promises]]> Wed, 05 Sep 2018 17:46:23 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_socialmedia0905_1920x1080.jpg
Executives from Twitter and Facebook face questions on foreign election influence and political bias during Capitol Hill hearings. NBC's Jennifer Johnson reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Utah Driver Sues Tesla After Crashing in Autopilot Mode]]> Wed, 05 Sep 2018 16:48:32 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tesla-generic.jpg
A Utah driver who slammed her Tesla into a stopped firetruck at a red light earlier this year while using the vehicle's semi-autonomous function has sued the company, saying salespeople told her the car...

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<![CDATA[Rep. Billy Long Uses Auctioneer Skills to Drown Out Protester]]> Thu, 06 Sep 2018 10:21:08 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+AUCTIONEER+PROTEST+090518.00_01_03_11.Still003THUMB.jpg
Former auctioneer Rep. Billy Long (R-Mo.) used his unique skills to override the voice of right-wing activist Laura Loomer, who had interrupted the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing with Twitter...]]>
<![CDATA[How Tech Workers Are Starting to Revolt]]> Wed, 05 Sep 2018 13:41:32 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/942400992-Facebook-Menlo-Park-Hacker-Way.jpg
While tech industry executives are testifying before Congress on Wednesday, their biggest worry may be the protests they face from within their own companies, NBC News reports.Tech giants like Amazon...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Talks 'Arms Race' to Protect Users Before Midterms]]> Tue, 04 Sep 2018 08:42:29 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/942400992-Facebook-Menlo-Park-Hacker-Way.jpg
Facebook plans to build a physical "war room" to coordinate response in real time to foreign interference in November's midterm elections, the company's head of civic engagement told NBC News.Samidh...

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<![CDATA[Map Hack Replaces NYC With 'Jewtropolis' in Popular Apps]]> Thu, 30 Aug 2018 12:55:02 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Mapbox+Hack.jpg
Users of popular apps including Snapchat and StreetEasy were stunned Thursday morning to see New York City replaced on some maps with a new label -- "Jewtropolis."
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<![CDATA[Google Maps Mistakenly Shows 'McCain Senate Office Building']]> Wed, 29 Aug 2018 18:51:16 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Russell12.jpg
While lawmakers debated a proposal to rename a building after the late Sen. John McCain, Google Maps displayed "McCain Senate Office Building" on its website for several hours Wednesday.The mix-up comes...

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<![CDATA[T-Mobile Discovers Security Breach of Certain Customer Info]]> Fri, 24 Aug 2018 12:41:26 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tmobilebreach11.jpg
T-Mobile US and its unit Metro PCS informed customers on Thursday about a potential security breach that was discovered and shut down by the company.T-Mobile said that on Aug.

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<![CDATA[New Facial Recognition Tech Catches First Impostor in DC]]> Thu, 23 Aug 2018 19:45:57 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/210*120/FacialRecognitionAirport.jpg
Facial recognition technology caught an impostor trying to enter the U.S. on a fake passport that may have passed at face value with humans, federal officials said Thursday.NBC News reports that the...

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<![CDATA[Verizon Throttled Internet Service of Firefighters Battling Massive Blaze]]> Thu, 23 Aug 2018 02:53:35 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/VerizonFile.JPG
Verizon is responding to claims by the Santa Clara County Fire Department chief that it throttled the internet connection of an emergency vehicle as firefighters fought the Mendocino Complex Fire, the largest...

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