Tech News from Around the Globe

Twitter bug exposed private tweets of some Android users for five years

Engadget - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 8:01pm
A bug that has plagued Twitter since 2014 exposed the tweets of some Android users that were intended to be private. Twitter first disclosed the issue on its Help Center today after apparently fixing the issue on January 14th. The bug didn't affect p...

Netflix raised prices because you all are signing up like crazy - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 7:29pm
The hikes were the first leg of a victory lap. Now 80 million households have watched Bird Box, too.

Twitter CEO dodges question about banning Trump if he called for murder - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 7:11pm
"We'd certainly talk about it," Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told The Huffington Post.

Qualcomm-FTC lawsuit: Everything you need to know - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 7:03pm
The antitrust case could decide how smartphones get made in the future -- and what they cost.

No delay for net neutrality lawsuit in spite of government shutdown - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 6:57pm
A federal appeals court denied the FCC's request to delay the suit challenging the agency's right to roll back net neutrality rules.

Mammoth great white shark may soon be a mommy shark, too-too-too-too-too-too - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 6:53pm
In awe at the size of this lass. Absolute unit.

Netflix's Black Mirror: Bandersnatch reveals which ending remains the most hidden - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 6:47pm
Read on for a how-to guide for spoiling the dark interactive movie.

Oxford University halts donations and grants from Huawei

Engadget - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 6:31pm
Huawei has faced increasing resistance from the US government and other countries, and now Oxford University has joined the growing number of groups distancing themselves from the company. The university, for now, will no longer accept research grant...

Mortal Kombat 11's first gameplay footage: new fatalities, characters revealed - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 6:19pm
Mortal Kombat 11 is pairing its familiar ultraviolence with more character customization.

World Health Organisation declares anti-vax movement global health threat in 2019 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 5:59pm
"Vaccine hesitancy" is listed among air pollution, Ebola and HIV as one of the biggest threats to health this year.

Facebook employees appear to have left 5-star Amazon reviews for Portal - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 5:29pm
The tech giant says it's asked employees to remove their reviews.

Facebook manager exits, says she was 'harassed' for pro-diversity views - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 5:06pm
Sophie Alpert, a Facebook engineering manager, said in an internal post that she was targeted for calling out the company's lack of diversity, CNBC reports.

Google shows its bleak vision of search under new EU copyright laws

Engadget - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 5:04pm
Google hasn't been shy about decrying the consequences of the EU's proposed Copyright Directive. Now, however, it's using stark visuals to illustrate its point. The company recently told Search Engine Land that it was experimenting with a version of...

Karma Automotive and Pininfarina are partnering up - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 4:54pm
The two companies are teaming up to expand Karma's design portfolio and customization options.

Shutdown threatens even more government websites - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 4:53pm
The list of affected federal sites grows as security certificates expire, giving hackers more opportunities to get between you and the website you're visiting.

Fortnite season 7, week 7 challenges and how to use a rift or Rift-to-Go - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 4:53pm
The official Fortnite challenges are here for week 7 and we can help you get through them quickly.

Baby giraffe gets the most perfect Star Trek name ever - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 4:45pm
It's a boy and he's named for a beloved Star Trek alien.

Google will pay Fossil $40 million for smartwatch tech - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 4:41pm
The tech giant isn't saying what exactly the tech is.

Walmart reportedly ditches planned streaming service to focus on Vudu

Engadget - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 4:37pm
Walmart has abandoned its plans to launch a new streaming video service, according to a report from CNBC. Instead of throwing resources behind a new product, the company will instead focus its attention on expanding its existing video platform Vudu....