Facebook To Fight “Information Operations” From False Accounts

Facebook is going after false accounts - set up by governments or other operators - that spread false information. This is said to be...

New BlackBerry Next Month

The new BlackBerry - with a physical keyboard and running Android - finally has a release date for the US: May 31st. The KEYone...

Goodbye Net Neutrality

As expected, the new chair of the Federal Communications Commission is calling for an end to net neutrality and regulation of Internet Service Providers as common...

GE Hardens Power Grid From Hack Attacks

General Electric says its fixing bug in power grid software that might allow a hacker in.  No attacks have been reported but researchers found there was...

Drunk Knocks Down Robot

An inebriated Silicon Valley engineer is being charged with attacking a Knightscope K5 patrol robot as it was doing its job in a parking...

Got Fiber Optic? That’s Rich.

A study of AT&T fiber optic cable deployment to homes in California finds high-speed fiber goes to the richest communities, while poor and moderate...

Google Looking To Remove Fake News & Bad Searches

Google is trying to get rid of fake news under something it calls Project Owl.  The first task is so-called "problematic searches" where Google...

Another Fix for Fake News

The founder of Wikipedia is launching a new way to fight fake news: crowd-funded journalism.  Jimmy Wales says his new site, wikitribune.com should go live in...

Trickier Ransomware

Yet another "new" way to trick people into installing ransomware has surfaced. This one hides an infected Word document inside a PDF.  People who open...

Gigabit Internet At Home

Verizon is offering new customers of its FiOS service Internet speeds approaching 1 gigabit starting at about $70 a month - making it one...