Technology

Zuckerberg faces tough questions

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC News) – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg returned to Capitol Hill Wednesday for a second day of testimony on his company’s failure to protect user data and Russian meddling in the 2016 elections. Lawmakers say if Facebook and other social …

Congress eyes Facebook’s promised fixes

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC News) – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is set to face a barrage of questions on Capitol Hill Tuesday as lawmakers investigate a breach of user trust. Zuckerberg admits that pro-Trump data mining firm Cambridge Analytica scooped at least 87-million …

Facebook promises privacy changes

(NBC News) – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met one-on-one Monday with key Senators in advance of his testimony before Congress, starting Tuesday. “We didn’t take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big mistake,” Zuckerberg said in a …

Troubles mounting for Facebook and its users

(NBC News) – Facebook now says up to 87 million users may have had their data exploited by Cambridge Analytica, which is roughly 25 percent of the entire U.S. population. Facebook also revealed that the network allowed third parties to access some …

EU data protections to impact Facebook, Google

SCHWEICH, Germany (CNN/APTN) – The German Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection said Thursday that new European Union data protection regulations coming into force in May would force internet giants such as Facebook to abide by state rules or pay a fine. …

Lowering fuel emission standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC News) – For embattled EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, it appeared to be business as usual as he announced plans to roll back Obama-era greenhouse gas and fuel emissions standards. “What was done in 2011 and 2012 as we evaluate …

Self-driving Uber involved in deadly crash

Tempe, Ariz.- (NBC News) A self-driving Uber vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in a late-night accident in Tempe, Arizona, police said on Monday. The accident is believed to be the first pedestrian fatality involving the burgeoning technology of autonomous vehicles. The gray …

NASA’s uncertain future

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WESH) – The Trump administration wants NASA out of the International Space Station by 2025, and private businesses running the place instead. Under President Donald Trump’s 2019 proposed budget released Monday, U.S. government funding for the space station would cease …

Watch: Falcon Heavy launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX appears to have successfully launched Elon Musk’s personal Tesla Roadster into orbit. With the launch, the Falcon Heavy is now most powerful operational rocket in the world. It has the ability to loft 141,000 pounds into orbit. …
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