Technology

‘Unsubscribe Act’ introduced

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – A group of bipartisan senators introduced a bill to make it easier for people to cancel online subscriptions after the free trial period ends. The “Unsubscribe Act” would require companies to be more transparent about their subscriptions. It …

Facebook upholds Trump ban for at least two years

MENLO PARK, Calif. (NBC) – Facebook’s indefinite suspension of former President Donald Trump now has an end date. The social media giant silenced Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts on January 7 following his posts praising people who attacked the U.S. Capitol the …

White House addresses recent cyberattacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – The White House is urging American businesses to bolster their defenses against ransomware and to consider the increasing cyberattacks an existential threat. The world’s largest meat processing company and a major oil pipeline are the latest high-profile targets, …

Microsoft warns Russian hackers attacking again

SEATTLE, Wash. (NBC) – Microsoft is sounding the alarm that Russian hackers are ramping up cyber-aggression again, this time infiltrating the email system of an agency at the State Department and sending thousands of phishing emails. This comes just three weeks ahead …

Facebook to limit political content

MENLO PARK, Calif. (NBC) – Facebook announced Wednesday that it will start to limit political content in the news feed. Last month, Facebook said it will no longer recommend political groups to users and it would consider some steps limiting political content …

Tech companies crack down on conspiracy theories

(NBC News) As the Biden administration encourages Americans to come together in the wake of a divisive election season, political discourse on social media remains divisive. The January 6th assault on the U.S. Capitol showed that misleading messages can be amplified online, …