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Tracking Fires from the Earth, Air and Space

Tracking Fires from the Earth, Air and Space

Wildfires are often discovered by aircraft pilots, drivers or spotters in observation towers but also increasingly by remote sensors, which...

Internet Sensation Grumpy Cat Has Died at Age 7

Internet Sensation Grumpy Cat Has Died at Age 7

Her owners say Grumpy Cat, whose sourpuss demeanor became an internet sensation, has died at age 7. Posting on social...

Huawei Offers to Sign ‘No-Spy’ Agreements

Huawei Offers to Sign ‘No-Spy’ Agreements

As anticipation builds for the next-generation mobile communications or 5G, security has become a heated topic. The U.S. government has...

Tech Startups Move Forward in Africa 

Tech Startups Move Forward in Africa 

The Afrobytes and Viva Tech conferences in Paris this week have provided an opportunity to look at the progress that high-tech startups have made...

NTSB: Autopilot Was in Use Before Tesla Hit Semitrailer

NTSB: Autopilot Was in Use Before Tesla Hit Semitrailer

A Tesla Model S involved in a fatal crash with a semitrailer in Florida March 1 was operating on the...

Huawei Seeks to Win Over 5G Security Concern Skeptics

Huawei Seeks to Win Over 5G Security Concern Skeptics

Joyce Huang contributed to this report. SHENZHEN, CHINA — U.S. officials have effectively banned Chinese telecom titan Huawei from building next-generation...

Lawmakers Seek Probe on US Hacking Services Sold Globally

Lawmakers Seek Probe on US Hacking Services Sold Globally

U.S. lawmakers are pushing legislation that would force the State Department to report what it is doing to control the...

China Fully Blocks All Versions of Wikipedia

China Fully Blocks All Versions of Wikipedia

Beijing has broadened its block of online encyclopedia Wikipedia to include all language editions, an internet censorship research group reported...

Facebook Limits Livestreaming Ahead of Tech Summit in Paris

Facebook Limits Livestreaming Ahead of Tech Summit in Paris

Facebook toughened its livestreaming policies Wednesday as it prepared to huddle with world leaders and other tech CEOs in Paris...

San Francisco Bans Police Use of Face Recognition Technology

San Francisco Bans Police Use of Face Recognition Technology

San Francisco supervisors voted Tuesday to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and other city departments, becoming...

5G Technology Excites, Worries US Lawmakers

5G Technology Excites, Worries US Lawmakers

If you’re fuzzy on next-generation 5G wireless connectivity, you aren’t alone. Powerful U.S. lawmakers who help shape the legal framework...

Google Opens German Center to Improve Data Privacy

Google Opens German Center to Improve Data Privacy

Google opened a privacy focused engineering center in Munich, Germany, on Tuesday, its latest move to beef up its data...

WhatsApp Discovers Spyware that Infected with a Call Alone

WhatsApp Discovers Spyware that Infected with a Call Alone

Spyware crafted by a sophisticated group of hackers-for-hire took advantage of a flaw in the popular WhatsApp communications program to...

US Supreme Court Approves Antitrust Lawsuit Against Apple

US Supreme Court Approves Antitrust Lawsuit Against Apple

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that an antitrust lawsuit against Apple can proceed. Consumers are suing the company, alleging...

Technology Creates Virtual Wall Around Wildlife Preserve

Technology Creates Virtual Wall Around Wildlife Preserve

South Africa, which has the largest population of rhinos in the world, has been the country hit hardest by poaching....