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Facebook Safety Check triggers false Bangkok bomb scare

Facebook sparked fear -- and anger -- among Thailand's social media users after its Safety Check feature triggered a false bomb alert in Bangkok.


Smartphone-obsessed Finns rank tops in screen time

On the crowded morning metro in Helsinki, silence prevails. Everyone is hunched over their smartphone screens, reading the news, checking emails or watching videos.


Families of Orlando victims sue FB, Google, Twitter

The families of three Orlando nightclub shooting victims have filed suit against Facebook, Twitter and Google accusing them of providing "material support" to the Islamic State group by allowing the spread of extremist propaganda that inspired the attack.


Ford studies using drones to guide self-driving cars

Ford Motor Co. is studying a system to use drones to help guide self-driving vehicles, including on off-road adventures, company officials said.


Facebook lets users click to report fake news

Facebook on Thursday unveiled a tool that allows users to report fake news, a move aimed at stemming a wave of misinformation some claim influenced the 2016 US election.


Artificial intelligence creeps into daily life

Mark Zuckerberg envisions a software system inspired by the "Iron Man" character Jarvis as a virtual butler managing his household.


Yahoo reveals new hack, this time a billion-plus users

Yahoo said Wednesday personal data from over a billion users was stolen in a hack dating back to 2013 -- twice as big as another breach disclosed just three months ago.


This is 'year zero' of VR revolution, say filmmakers

The first wave of virtual reality cinemas, heralding what their creators claim will be an entertainment revolution, rolls out across the world this month.


Amazon testing cashier-free retail store

Amazon on Monday unveiled a new kind of retail store, with no cashiers.


Apple founder street name shakes Paris suburb to the core

He changed technology and how the world communicates. Now, five years after he died, Apple founder Steve Jobs may be remembered in another way -- on a Paris street.


 

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