TECH NEWS

NASA considers ‘back-up option’ to bring Starliner crew home safely
The Starliner crew has been onboard the ISS for 50 days now.

Source: Anthony Leone
Thursday, Jul 25 2024

Microsoft's World of Warcraft development workers are unionizing
More than 500 workers behind the popular video game franchisee “World of Warcraft” are unionizing

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Jul 25 2024

Meta's Oversight Board says deepfake policies need update and response to explicit image fell short
Meta's Oversight Board says the company failed to take down an AI-generated intimate image of an Indian female public figure that violated its policies until the board got involved

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Jul 25 2024

One Tech Tip: To hide your internet activity or your IP address, use a virtual private network
On the move and looking for an internet connection

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Jul 25 2024

Phone lines down in multiple courts across California after ransomware attack
All 36 courthouses reopened on Tuesday, but some web pages and the ability to appear remotely in certain types of proceedings were still unavailable.

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Jul 24 2024

CrowdStrike blames bug for letting bad data slip through, leading to global tech outage
CrowdStrike has blamed a bug in an update that allowed its cybersecurity systems to push bad data out to millions of customer computers

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Jul 24 2024

Following 900-mile journey from New Orleans, Artemis II moon rocket’s core stage arrives in Florida
The 212-foot-tall core stage took about a 900-mile ferry ride from NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility.

Source: Anthony Leone
Wednesday, Jul 24 2024

Meta takes down thousands of Facebook, Instagram accounts running sextortion scams from Nigeria
Meta says it has removed about 63,000 Instagram accounts engaging in sexual extortion scams

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Jul 24 2024

CrowdStrike blames update for letting bad data slip through, causing global tech outage
Once its investigation is complete, Crowdstrike said that it will publicly release its full analysis of the meltdown.

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Jul 24 2024

Vietnam allows big companies to buy clean energy directly to meet their climate targets
Vietnam has passed a decree radically loosening the Communist Party-ruled state’s control on how electricity is sold to private companies

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Jul 24 2024

Tesla's 2Q profit falls 45% to $1.48 billion as sales drop despite price cuts and low-interest loans
Tesla’s second-quarter net income fell 45% compared with a year ago as the company’s global electric vehicle sales tumbled despite price cuts and low-interest financing

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 23 2024

FTC orders 8 companies to provide information on 'surveillance pricing' practices
The Federal Trade Commission has ordered information from eight companies that the agency says offer products and services that use personal data to set prices based on a shopper’s individual characteristics

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 23 2024

What to stream this week: Ice Spice, Ghostbusters, Bob Marley, Wayne Brady and new 'Futurama'
This week’s new streaming entertainment releases include the long-awaited debut album from Ice Spice, the movie “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” mixing new and old franchise stars and Kate Upton hosts the new competition series “Dress My Tour,” where fashion and music intersect

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 23 2024

AI diagnosed medical issues as well as human doctors in NIH test, struggled to explain answers
The technology didn't do as well explaining its answers.

Source: Susan Carpenter
Tuesday, Jul 23 2024

Google makes abrupt U-turn by dropping plan to remove ad-tracking cookies on Chrome browser
Google is dropping plans to eliminate cookies from its Chrome web browser, making a sudden U-turn on four years of work to phase out the technology that tracks users for ad purposes

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 23 2024

Vaya Space getting closer to its first launch
Vaya Space is building its Dauntless rocket.

Source: Greg Pallone
Tuesday, Jul 23 2024

CrowdStrike CEO called to testify to Congress over cybersecurity firm's role in global tech outage
Republicans who lead the House Homeland Security committee said Monday they want those answers soon.

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 23 2024

South Korean tech giant Kakao's founder arrested in stock price manipulation case
South Korean prosecutors have arrested the founder of the country’s tech giant Kakao Corp. on suspicion of stock price rigging during his company’s takeover of a major K-pop agency last year

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 23 2024

CrowdStrike CEO called to testify to Congress over cybersecurity's firm role in global tech outage
U.S. House leaders are calling on CrowdStrike CEO George Kurtz to testify to Congress about the cybersecurity company’s role in sparking the widespread tech outage that grounded flights, knocked banks and hospital systems offline and affected services around the world

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Jul 22 2024

Most airlines except one are recovering from the CrowdStrike tech outage. The feds have noticed
Delta Air Lines is struggling for a fourth straight day to recover from the tech outage, even as other airlines are returning to nearly normal levels of service

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Jul 22 2024

AI industry is influencing the world. Mozilla adviser Abeba Birhane is challenging its core values
“Scaling up” is a catchphrase in the artificial intelligence industry as tech companies rush to improve their AI systems with ever-bigger sets of internet data

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Jul 22 2024

Monroe County offices, services reopen Monday after CrowdStrike, Microsoft outage
County officials say since Friday, Monroe County Information Systems (IS) has brought about 75% of the devices online.

Source: Keegan Trunick
Monday, Jul 22 2024

Delta Air Lines says cancellations continue as it tries to restore operations after tech outage
Airlines, including Delta Air Lines, continued to struggle to restore operations two days after a faulty software update caused technological havoc worldwide and resulted in several carriers grounding flights

Source: Associated Press
Sunday, Jul 21 2024

Recovery continues after tech outages cause chaos and confusion
Systems are coming back online after a major global outage caused by a cybersecurity firm. Some tech experts call it the largest IT outage in history.

Source: Rob Wu
Sunday, Jul 21 2024

How a faulty CrowdStrike update crashed computers around the world
Airlines, banks, hospitals and other risk-averse organizations around the world chose cybersecurity company CrowdStrike to protect their computer systems from hackers and data breaches

Source: Associated Press
Saturday, Jul 20 2024

CrowdStrike failure highlights the fragility of globally connected technology
A CrowdStrike software update caused global disruptions Friday that grounded flights, knocked banks and media outlets offline and disrupted services.

Source: Associated Press
Saturday, Jul 20 2024

LA County Superior Court system reveals ransomware attack
The attack is believed to be unrelated to the CrowdStrike issue that created havoc on computer systems worldwide, a court statement said.

Source: City News Service
Friday, Jul 19 2024

A faulty software update causes havoc worldwide for airlines, hospitals and governments
A global technology outage grounded flights, knocked banks offline and media outlets off air after a faulty software update disrupted companies and services around the world and highlighted their dependence on just a handful of providers

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Jul 19 2024

Your flight was canceled by the technology outage. What do you do next?
Thousands of flights have been canceled after a worldwide internet outage hit many leading airlines, forcing passengers to scramble to save their vacations and other trips

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Jul 19 2024

Central Florida offices affected after tech glitch closes down Social Security facilities nationwide
Experts say Social Security offices are expected to open back up on Monday, as the tech problems are resolved.

Source: Jeff Allen
Friday, Jul 19 2024

New York counties coping with CrowdStrike global tech outage
Counties are notifying each other to provide best practices on remediating this issue for quicker resolution.

Source: Wendy Wright
Friday, Jul 19 2024

Protections for fliers amid global tech outages
Many passengers were impacted Friday by flight delays and cancellations.

Source: Taylor Bruck
Friday, Jul 19 2024

Tech outage halts surgeries, medical treatments across the US
A global technology outage has curtailed treatment at hospitals across the country

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Jul 19 2024

Tech disruptions sparked by software update highlight the fragility of globally connected technology
Airlines, banks, hospitals and other risk-averse organizations around the world chose cybersecurity company CrowdStrike to protect their computer systems from hackers and data breaches

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Jul 19 2024

A massive tech outage is causing worldwide disruptions. Here's what we know
Much of the world has faced online disarray as a widespread technology outage affected companies and services across industries — grounding flights, knocking banks and hospital systems offline and media outlets off air

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Jul 19 2024

Faulty software update causes havoc worldwide for airlines, hospitals and governments
Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike said that the issue is not believed to be a security incident or cyberattack — and that a fix was on the way.

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Jul 19 2024

Microsoft outage continues to affect Ohioans
A worldwide IT outage has affected services across Ohio.

Source: Madison MacArthur
Friday, Jul 19 2024

Monroe County, city of Rochester address impact of global Microsoft outage
Many county facilities are closed to the public on Friday.

Source: Keegan Trunick
Friday, Jul 19 2024

Tech outage disrupts flights at several U.S. airports
Hundreds of flights have been grounded and multiple airports are closed.

Source: Susan Carpenter
Friday, Jul 19 2024

Texas-based cybersecurity company CrowdStrike linked to global Microsoft outage
The outage is believed to have been caused by a software update issued by the company.

Source: Christine Sanchez
Friday, Jul 19 2024

Texas airports, airlines issue statements amid national Microsoft outage
Austin-Bergstrom and DFW International encourage passengers to check their flight status.

Source: Christine Sanchez
Friday, Jul 19 2024

Netflix's subscriber and earnings growth gather more momentum as password-sharing crackdown pays off
Netflix’s subscriber and earnings growth accelerated in its latest quarter as the video streaming service benefits from a crackdown on freeloading viewers, an expansion into advertising and an acclaimed programming lineup

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Jul 18 2024

Chinese-led consortium pulls out of contract to build Cyprus' first natural gas import terminal
A Chinese-led consortium has pulled out of its contract with Cyprus to build the island nation’s first natural gas import terminal over what it says was the Cypriot government’s failure to pay what it owed for work completed this year

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Jul 18 2024

Black Tech Week expected to have $20 million economic impact
The national conference is in its 10th year in Cincinnati

Source: Katie Kapusta
Wednesday, Jul 17 2024

European Union court says TikTok owner can't avoid bloc's law cracking down on digital giants
TikTok owner ByteDance can’t avoid the bloc’s crackdown on digital giants, a European Union court says

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Jul 17 2024

Seminole County Fire using new alert system to mitigate response delays
Seminole County fire rescue is joining more than 100 other Florida emergency responders who use a system called HAAS alert.

Source: Jaclyn Harold
Wednesday, Jul 17 2024

Elon Musk says he's moving SpaceX, X headquarters from California to Texas
Billionaire Elon Musk says he’s moving the headquarters of SpaceX and social media company X to Texas from California

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 16 2024

Amazon Prime Day is a major cause of injuries for warehouse workers, Senate review says
A report released by Senator Bernie Sanders says Amazon’s popular Prime Day sales event has been “a major cause of injuries” for warehouse workers who pick and pack customer orders at the company's facilities across the U.S. The report released to coincide with the start of Prime Day on Tuesday says nearly 45 out of 100 workers were injured during the two-day sales event in 2019

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 16 2024

Kaspersky will shutter US operations after software is banned by Commerce Department, citing risk
Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky says it’s shutting down all of its operations in the United States, just weeks after the Commerce Department banned the use of the company’s software in the country

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 16 2024

Microsoft faces UK competition investigation over hiring of AI startup's founder and key staff
British regulators have opened a preliminary investigation into Microsoft’s hiring of an AI startup’s key staff over concerns that it could thwart competition in the booming artificial intelligence market

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 16 2024

Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears to confirm delay in Aug. 8 robotaxi unveil event to make design change
Musk didn't give a new date for the event.

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 16 2024

Hong Kong is testing out its own ChatGPT-style tool as OpenAI planned extra steps to block access
Hong Kong’s innovation minister says the government is testing its own ChatGPT-style tool for its employees, with plans to eventually make it available to the public, after OpenAI decided to take extra steps to block access from unsupported regions like China

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 16 2024

OpenAI whistleblowers ask SEC to investigate the company's non-disclosure agreements with employees
OpenAI whistleblowers have filed a complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission and asked the agency to investigate whether the company illegally restricted workers from speaking out about the risks of its artificial intelligence technology

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Jul 15 2024

Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears to confirm delay in Aug. 8 robotaxi unveil event to make design change
Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears to be confirming a report that the company’s much-ballyhooed event to unveil a robotaxi will be delayed beyond its scheduled Aug. 8 date

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Jul 15 2024

One Tech Tip: Protecting yourself against SIM swapping
SIM-swapping is a growing form of identity theft that goes beyond hacking into an email or social media account

Source: Associated Press
Saturday, Jul 13 2024

What's worse than thieves hacking into your bank account? When they steal your phone number, too
What’s worse than thieves hacking into your bank account

Source: Associated Press
Saturday, Jul 13 2024

Data of nearly all AT&T customers downloaded from a third-party platform in security breach
The data of nearly all customers of the telecommunications giant AT&T was downloaded from a third-party platform in a security breach in a year already rife with massive cyberattacks

Source: Associated Press
Saturday, Jul 13 2024

How STEM is taking off in Heuvelton
The American Rocketry Challenge is a STEM program for high school students and every year is a different challenge.

Source: Brian Dwyer
Saturday, Jul 13 2024

On NYC beaches, angry birds fight drones patrolling for sharks and struggling swimmers
A new initiative to monitor swimmers and sharks on New York City beaches with surveillance drones is bringing a backlash from shorebirds

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Jul 12 2024

AT&T 2022 security breach hits nearly all cellular customers
The carrier has found that the compromised data includes files containing records of calls and texts between May 1, 2022 and Oct. 31, 2022.

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Jul 12 2024

European Union says X's blue checks are deceptive, transparency falls short under social media law
The European Union says blue checkmarks from Elon Musk’s X are deceptive and that the online platform falls short on transparency and accountability requirements

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Jul 12 2024

US signs agreement with 3 social media giants aimed at preventing distribution of synthetic drugs
The United States has signed a memorandum with several of the world’s biggest social media companies aimed at preventing the use of their platforms for the distribution of synthetic drugs

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Jul 11 2024

Two 80-something journalists tried ChatGPT. Then, they sued to protect the 'written word'
When two octogenarian buddies named Nick discovered that ChatGPT might be stealing and repurposing a lifetime of their work, they tapped a son-in-law to sue the companies behind the artificial intelligence chatbot

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Jul 11 2024

Germany to bar Chinese companies' components from core parts of its 5G networks
Germany's top security official says the country will bar the use of critical components made by Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE in core parts of its 5G networks in two steps starting in 2026

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Jul 11 2024

What to stream this week: 'Descendants,' Megan Moroney, 'Sunny' and new HARDY album
This week’s new streaming entertainment releases include Megan Moroney’s sophomore album ”“Am I Okay

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Jul 11 2024

EU accepts Apple pledge to let rivals access 'tap to pay' iPhone tech to resolve antitrust case
The European Union says it’s accepting Apple’s pledge to open up its “tap to pay” iPhone payment system to rivals as a way to resolve an antitrust case and head off a potential hefty fine

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Jul 11 2024

Florida Department of Health grapples with fallout from 'potential cyber incident'
According to the cybersecurity firm HackManac, the group RansomHub has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Source: Dalia Dangerfield
Wednesday, Jul 10 2024

Former New York economic development leader on semiconductor boom
Leecia Eve, former deputy secretary for economic development in New York, discussed an Op-Ed she penned about the semiconductor boom.

Source: Tim Williams
Wednesday, Jul 10 2024

Officials: More testing to be done before Starliner returns home from the ISS
NASA official tells Spectrum News why Starliner needs to return home by the end of this month.

Source: Anthony Leone
Wednesday, Jul 10 2024

Samsung brings tech's latest fashion to wearable technology with AI twists in new watch and ring
Samsung is dressing up its wearable devices in technology’s latest fashion — artificial intelligence

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Jul 10 2024

Tax preparation company Intuit to lay off 1,800 as part of an AI-focused reorganization plan
Tax preparation and financial software company Intuit announced an AI-focused reorganization plan Wednesday that includes laying off about 10% of its workforce

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Jul 10 2024

Samsung Electronics workers announce 'indefinite' strike
Unionized workers at Samsung Electronics have declared an indefinite strike to pressure South Korea’s biggest company to accept their calls for higher pays and other benefits

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 09 2024

Milk, eggs and now bullets for sale in handful of US grocery stores with ammo vending machines
A company has installed vending machines that sell ammunition in grocery stores in Alabama, Oklahoma, and Texas, raising concerns among gun control advocates

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 09 2024

Program prepares next generation of diverse STEM workers
'Molding Kids For Success' is a nonprofit aimed encouraging student interest in STEM.

Source: Sasha Strong
Tuesday, Jul 09 2024

Filing system outage affects funeral homes across Florida
The current outage online makes processing death certificates difficult for funeral homes as they now have to fill out the form by hand.

Source: Devin Martin
Tuesday, Jul 09 2024

Target will stop accepting personal checks next week. Are the days of the payment method numbered?
Target says it will no longer accept personal checks from shoppers as of July 15

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 09 2024

A driverless car hits a person crossing against the light in China
A driverless ride-hailing car in China hit a pedestrian, and people on social media are taking the carmaker’s side, because the person was reportedly crossing against the light

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 09 2024

Judge who nixed Musk's pay package hears arguments on massive fee request from plaintiff lawyers
Some opponents of the fee request argue that the plaintiff attorneys deserve no fee at all

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 09 2024

Florida researchers unveil new deep-sea exploration vessel
The remotely-operated 'Taurus' vessel can dive 2.5 miles deep.

Source: Melissa Eichman
Monday, Jul 08 2024

SpaceX launches Turkish communications satellite
The liftoff took place at Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

Source: Anthony Leone
Monday, Jul 08 2024

Judge who nixed Musk's pay package hears arguments on massive fee request from plaintiff lawyers
A Delaware judge is considering a massive and unprecedented fee request by lawyers who successfully argued that a massive and unprecedented pay package for Tesla CEO Elon Musk should be voided

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Jul 08 2024

Pongamia trees grow where citrus once flourished, offering renewable energy and plant-based protein
An ancient tree from India is now thriving in groves where citrus trees once flourished in Florida, and could help provide the nation with renewable energy

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Jul 08 2024

What to stream this weekend: Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills, Emma Roberts in space, 'Bluey' minisodes
This week’s new streaming entertainment releases include an album from country music star Zach Bryan, Eddie Murphy reprising his role as Axel Foley and Discovery Channel’s annual “Shark Week” hoping to bite off a chunk of primetime viewership

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Jul 05 2024

China is the runaway leader in generative AI patent applications followed by the US, the UN says
The U.N. intellectual property agency says China has requested far more patents than any other country when it comes to generative AI, with the United States a distant second

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Jul 03 2024

Microsoft will pay $14M to settle allegations it discriminated against employees who took leave
Global software giant Microsoft Corp. will pay $14.4 million in California to settle allegations that it discriminated against employees who took protected leave from work

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Jul 03 2024

Confused by all the TikTok trends? This glossary might help
Anyone who shops or uses the internet probably has encountered a TikTok trend, whether they know it or not

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Jul 03 2024

SpaceX launches another set of Starlink satellites
SpaceX launched the Starlink 8-9 mission early Wednesday morning.

Source: Anthony Leone
Wednesday, Jul 03 2024

Supreme Court's social media ruling could impact new N.Y. law
This week the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision about social media and the First Amendment

Source: Ryan Whalen
Tuesday, Jul 02 2024

FTC says gig company Arise misled consumers about how much money they could make on its platform
The Federal Trade Commission is taking action against a gig work company, saying it misled people about the money they could make on its platform

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 02 2024

California advances unique safety regulations for AI companies despite tech firm opposition
California lawmakers have advanced a bill that would regulate powerful artificial intelligence systems

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 02 2024

AI is learning from what you said on Reddit, Stack Overflow or Facebook. Are you OK with that?
Post a comment on Reddit, answer coding questions on Stack Overflow or share a baby photo on your public Facebook or Instagram feed and you are also helping to train the next generation of artificial intelligence

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 02 2024

Supreme Court punts on Florida, Texas social media laws
The court is keeping a hold on efforts to limit how Facebook, TikTok, X, YouTube and other social media platforms regulate content posted by users

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Jul 01 2024

This Week in Tech: Digital shelf labels replacing price tags at Walmart
Here are some of the interesting tech developments that grabbed my attention this week.

Source: Rob Wu
Monday, Jul 01 2024

European Union accuses Facebook owner Meta of breaking digital rules with paid ad-free option
European Union regulators have accused social media company Meta Platforms of breaching the bloc’s new digital competition rulebook by forcing Facebook and Instagram users to choose between seeing ads or paying to avoid them

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Jul 01 2024

'Lab-grown' meat maker hosts Miami tasting party as Florida ban goes into effect
As Florida’s ban on “lab-grown” meat is set to go into effect, one manufacturer hosted a last hurrah with a cultivated meat-tasting party in Miami

Source: Associated Press
Sunday, Jun 30 2024

As AI gains a workplace foothold, states are trying to make sure workers don't get left behind
States are trying to help workers beef up their tech skills before they become outdated and get outfoxed by machines that are becoming increasingly smarter

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Jun 28 2024

Teen actor advocates for change to state law after being targeted in AI-generated child pornography
California bill, AB 1831, would prohibit the creation, distribution and possession of AI-generated child pornography.

Source: Renee Eng
Friday, Jun 28 2024

Amazon is reviewing whether Perplexity AI improperly scraped online content
Amazon is reviewing claims that the artificial intelligence startup Perplexity AI is scraping content — including from prominent news sites — without approval

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Jun 28 2024

Detroit paying $300,000 to man wrongly accused of theft, making changes in use of facial technology
The city of Detroit has agreed to pay $300,000 to a man who was wrongly accused of shoplifting

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Jun 28 2024

NASA and Boeing say there is no new return home date for Starliner
The Boeing Crew Flight Test mission has seen a series of issues from leaks to thruster performance.

Source: Anthony Leone
Friday, Jun 28 2024