Sen. Mark Warner

Sen. Warner on TikTok: Their 1st loyalty has to be to Communist Party

Many lawmakers now consider this China-owned technology an urgent national security threat.

 | Meghan Sullivan

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TikTok's CEO tries to convince lawmakers app isn't a security risk

As TikTok's CEO Shou Zi Chew was set to testify before a House committee on risks, his app connected 150 million active users in the U.S. alone.

 | Douglas Jones

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Google launches artificially intelligent chatbot 'Bard'

Google has opened a waitlist for users to begin interacting with Bard, an AI tool similar to OpenAI's ChatGPT technology.

 | Gage Jackson

Sanjay Mehrotra, CEO of Micron Technology, holds up a microchip as he gives a speech about his company's planned investment

What's so important about microchips?

The simple answer: as we’ve become more and more reliant on microchips they’ve simultaneously gotten harder to manufacture.

 | Eli Kintisch

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AI discovers potential new cancer treatment in just 30 days

Researchers from the Univ. of Toronto and Insilico Medicine used an AI-powered database to create a drug that could potentially treat liver cancer.

 | Gage Jackson

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Twitter responds to media inquiries with poop emoji

Since Elon Musk took over the company, he has dismissed his communications team — but questions over the safety and security of the platform remain.

 | Justin Boggs

Lauren Gilbert, senior manager for public services for the Center for Jewish History, handles Ancestry DNA test kits

How is technology helping solve criminal cases?

Digital activity leaves virtual fingerprints thanks to data mapping, smartphone tracking, and facial recognition.

 | Scripps News Staff

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Google urges Android phone users to switch off Wi-Fi calling

Google found multiple security flaws in Samsung Galaxy and other smartphones that could allow hackers access into the devices.

 | Scripps News Indianapolis

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Trump gets YouTube access reinstated

Former President Donald Trump can post videos to YouTube for the first time since he was restricted following the January 6, 2021, insurrection.

 | Scripps News Staff

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Analyzing how a U.S. reconnaissance drone was downed

Authorities have released video that gives clues about where and how Russian jets collided with a U.S. surveillance drone.

 | Jake Godin

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Microsoft makes reductions in ethics AI team amid ChatGPT work

Microsoft says it hasn't "de-invested" in its ethics team as it pursues its ChatGPT AI project. Reports pointed to layoffs in that area.

 | Douglas Jones

U.K. Cabinet Office Minister Oliver Dowden

UK bans TikTok on government phones

Bans by the U.K. and other Western governments are prompted by growing concerns about China having access to user data.

 | AP

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China says US is spreading disinformation, suppressing TikTok

The Biden administration has reportedly been calling for TikTok's Chinese owners to sell their stakes in the video-sharing app.

 | AP

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Researchers develop tiny robot that can travel through blood vessels

Researchers were able to inject the microbot into a blood vessel, navigate to an artery, deliver a dye, and return safely to the extraction point.

 | Gage Jackson

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OpenAI unveils GPT-4, its most advanced AI language model

GPT-4 exhibits "human-level performance" on various professional and academic benchmarks, the company said.

 | Gage Jackson

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Is Facebook planning to charge money? Meta Verified explained

Facebook's parent company, Meta, plans to offer a paid subscription service. Does this mean free is going away?

 | John Matarese

Honolulu Police experimenting with a robot-like dog

Should police departments be able to use robots?

The question of how police departments can best use robots to help in dangerous work, specifically deadly force, has sparked debate from the public.

 | Ben Schamisso

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Are self driving cars safe?

At least 25 car models can drive themselves with a human sitting at the wheel. How safe are they?

 | Eli Kintisch

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Fortnite developer fined $245M for duping users into unwanted charges

The Federal Trade Commision ordered Epic Games to pay $245 million to settle charges that the company tricked users into making unwanted purchases.

 | Gage Jackson

Gladys West

Meet Gladys West, the Black woman who developed GPS technology

West was a mathematician, collecting and analyzing satellite data of the Earth's surface, until she created a model and helped develop GPS technology.

 | Simplemost

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From podcasts to AI: How technology can help stop problem gambling

To combat gambling addiction, AI can act as a friend who might tap someone on the shoulder at a casino and ask if they need a break.

 | Chris Stewart

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Belgium to ban TikTok from government phones amid privacy concerns

The ban follows similar moves by the European Union, Canada, and the U.S.

 | Gage Jackson

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First-of-its-kind cyberpsychology course leads tech research

Graduate students are researching the symbiotic relationship we have with technology, whether it is phones, computers, or gaming platforms.

 | Dan Grossman

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Ex-Apple execs net $100 million in investments for AI startup Humane

Microsoft, Volvo and OpenAI are among the company's partners.

 | Scripps News Staff

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What a record number of robots in the workplace means for jobs

A Colorado company is developing electric self-driving trucks and software that helps them move around distribution yards.

 | Chris Stewart

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How effective are mental health apps?

Researchers at the University of New England looked at five different apps to see how effective they were in reducing symptoms of anxiety.

 | Melina Chalkia

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Annual report shows a record 146B cyber-threats detected last year

Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity, reported a 55% surge in cyber threats in 2022.

 | Gage Jackson

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The 'Seinfeld'-inspired AI show returns to Twitch

"Nothing, Forever" was suspended after the main character reportedly made transphobic comments.

 | Scripps News Staff

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Hackers appear to be targeting Facebook more than other sites

Privacy experts found that searches related to an account being hacked were the highest for Facebook users.

 | Scripps News Staff

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From marketing to design, brands adopt AI tools despite risk

AI experts have warned businesses to carefully consider potential harms to customers, society and their own reputations before rushing to embrace AI.

 | AP