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NFL Reporter: Fitbit Exposed My BoyfriendAn NFL reporter says she caught her ex-boyfriend cheating when his Fitbit data went crazy in the middle of the night, USA Today reports. "Wish the story wasn't real," Jane Slater tweeted in a post that's gotten over 470,000 likes and 46,000 retweets. "Spoiler alert: he was not...
Newser20 hours ago
Why This City's Workers All Turned Off Their ComputersNew Orleans got an unwelcome surprise on Friday the 13th, starting before the sun came up, and it has prompted a state of emergency. At a presser, the city's chief information officer said that "suspicious activity" and phishing attempts were detected on the city's network around 5am, and six hours...
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Florida city mum on ransom demands by cyberattackersA Florida city is confirming that hackers seeking to extort money were responsible for crippling its computer systems earlier this week
The Associated Press1 day ago
Cyberattack, ransomware hobbles New Orleans city governmentNew Orleans officials say investigators have discovered ransomware as they investigate a suspected cyberattack that led to a shutdown of city computers
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EU leaders include nuclear energy in green transitionEuropean Union leaders have agreed that nuclear energy will be part of the bloc's solution to making its economy carbon neutral by 2050
The Associated Press2 days ago
CORRECTS SPELLING TO AZUMA INSTEAD OF AZUMI - Young baseball players stretch during a festival held to celebrate the city's hosting of baseball and softball games at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at the Azuma Baseball Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Fukushima, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Tokyo being billed as 'Recovery Olympics' -- but not for allThe torch relay for the Tokyo Olympics this summer will kick off in Fukushima
The Associated Press2 days ago
File-This Oct. 23, 2019, file photo shows Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifying  before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Facebook's stock dropped almost 3% in regular trading after news reports Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, suggested that the FTC may take antitrust action to prevent Facebook from integrating its disparate messaging apps. The reports said the Federal Trade Commission may seek a court injunction that would block Facebook's “interoperability” plans for Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram, which involves revising them to use the same underlying software. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Reports: FTC may try to block Facebook from integrating appsSeveral news reports said federal regulators are considering antitrust action to prevent Facebook from weaving together its messaging apps
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this June 19, 2008 file photo, a truck drives past Mt. Shasta, near Weed, Calif. California regulators will hold a public hearing on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 about whether to require a certain percentage of truck sales to be zero emission vehicles. California has some of the worst air quality in the nation, largely driven by pollution from cars and trucks. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,file)
California considers requiring zero emission truck salesCalifornia could become the first state to require a portion of new truck sales be zero emission vehicles
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - This combination of April 30, 2018, file photos shows signage for a Sprint store in New York's Herald Square, top, and signage at a T-Mobile store in New York. T-Mobile CEO John Legere said if his company's $26.5 billion deal to buy Sprint fails, it may have to raise prices to slow user growth and relieve stress on the T-Mobile network. He said that would be his “worst nightmare.”  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
T-Mobile CEO says if Sprint deal fails, prices may go upT-Mobile CEO John Legere says that if his company's $26.5 billion deal to buy Sprint fails, it may have to raise prices to slow user growth and relieve stress on the T-Mobile network
The Associated Press2 days ago
FAA boss said concerned Boeing eager for quick return of MaxThe head of the Federal Aviation Administration is concerned that Boeing is pushing for an unrealistically quick return of its grounded 737 Max and appears to be pressuring the regulator
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - This July 9, 2019, file photo shows a sign outside of the Twitter office building in San Francisco. Twitter is bringing back special labels to help users identify accounts and tweets from U.S. political candidates. The company, which first used such labels for the midterms last year, said it is trying to provide users with original sources of information and prevent spoofed and fake accounts from fooling voters. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
Twitter brings back election labels for 2020 US candidatesTwitter is bringing back special labels to help users identify accounts and tweets from U.S. political candidates
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this Dec. 12, 2019 photo, Omar AlKofahi, vice president of a technology company that won a federal contest to find new or better ways to scan incoming mail for illegal opioid shipments, demonstrates how the computer analysis works at a demonstration in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
Feds seek new ways to spot illicit opioids mailed into U.S.The federal government is enlisting the help of the private sector to develop better ways to spot and intercept illicit opioids shipped into the United States through the mail
The Associated Press2 days ago
Hackers Using Ring Cameras to Spy On, Harass PeopleIt is the definition of creepy. A video shows a man who hacked into a Ring security camera harassing an 8-year-old Mississippi girl in her own bedroom. What's more, similar instances have emerged elsewhere across the US this week alone. Ring is investigating but generally maintains that its own security...
Newser3 days ago
FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, a man uses a cell phone in New Orleans. The Federal Communications Commission is setting up a new three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline. Once it's implemented, people will just need to dial 988 to seek help, similar to calling 911 for emergencies or 311 for city services. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
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