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Facebook says outage was self-inflicted, denies cyberattack

Facebook Inc. denied hackers brought down its website Monday night, saying instead an internal change sparked the outage. "This was not the result of a third-party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems," a Read More →

Number of U.S. STEM graduates rises slightly in past decade

If you listen to politicians and tech leaders, the country is in dire need of more people trained in science, technology, engineering and math. Students appear to be responding somewhat to this message, according to a new study from the Read More →

FTC urges gadget makers to be careful with consumer data

The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday urged businesses to take a variety of measures to insure that the smart gadgets they make, which are flooding the so-called Internet of Things, won't abuse consumer data. "The Internet of Things is already impacting Read More →

Apple poised for record quarter, analysts predict

Riding a wave of red-hot iPhone sales and expanding market share, Apple is widely expected to shatter records when it reports its earnings for the first quarter of 2015 Tuesday. The consensus from analysts is that Apple will log earnings per Read More →

Could Google’s Waze be a “police stalking” app?

Some law enforcement officers have called on Google to disable the police alert function on Waze, its popular traffic app, the Associated Press reported. The app, which combines GPS navigation information and tips from drivers, allows people to avoid Read More →

Video: Marissa Mayer, Marc Benioff, Tim Berners-Lee talk privacy at Davos

Couldn't make the World Economic Forum this week in Davos, Switzerland? It's OK, neither could a few heads of state. But here are some high-tech highlights. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff and World Wide Web Read More →
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