Technology

OSU researchers turning cheese into booze

CORVALLIS, Ore. (KGW) – Researchers at Oregon State University are studying the environmental impact of whey when it is turned into alcohol, as more spirit-makers explore whey-based vodka. According to OSU, turning leftover whey from the cheese-making process into vodka is far …

Net Neutrality ends

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC News) – With Net Neutrality coming to an end, there are fewer rules governing how internet service providers can operate. However, you might not see any immediate changes today. “Each day that goes by that we don’t have Net …

Facebook admits data sharing agreements

(NBC News) – Facebook is under fire once again after more revelations about data sharing. A New York Times investigation has revealed partnerships with device makers including Apple and Samsung gave the companies deep access to user data, as well as the …

What’s next for Apple?

(NBC News) – Apple will be showing off the company’s latest updates today at the Worldwide Developers Conference. IOS 11 brought big changes to the iPhone, and controversy when Apple admitted to slowing down older models to extend battery life. Now, the …

GDPR: Europe pushes back on tech privacy

(NBC News) – You might be seeing notifications and emails this week from online companies working to comply with new European privacy rules. General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, went into effect on May 25th. The new law aims to give users …

Amazon’s facial “Rekognition” under fire

(KGW/NBC News) – The American Civil Liberties Union is calling on Amazon to stop marketing a powerful facial recognition program to law enforcement agencies. The “Rekognition” system uses pictures or video to identify faces. It can produce results in just a few …

Senate votes to protect net neutrality

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC News) – The Senate has taken action to protect net neutrality rules set to end next month. Senators passed a resolution Wednesday to keep the Obama-era internet protections with a 52-47 vote. “We will take a stand to protect …

Facebook announces new security steps

SAN JOSE, Calif. (NBC News) – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the company’s annual F-8 developer conference in San Jose, California Tuesday by talking about privacy and security issues. “What I learned this year is that we need to take a …
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