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Netflix And TikTok Take Action Against Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday intensified a crackdown on media outlets and individuals.

 | AP and Alex Livingston

A briefing says "destructive malware targeting organizations in Ukraine."

Hackers Are Picking Sides In The Russia-Ukraine War

Hackers are split on who they're supporting, with one group declaring a "cyber war" against Russian government and another declaring full support.

 | Tyler Adkisson

A person walks by a non-fungible token vending machine.

What Are NFTs, And Are They Worth It? Experts, Artists Weigh In

Non-fungible tokens are digital assets built using generally the same programming as cryptocurrency. So, why are they exploding in popularity now?

 | Axel Turcios

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States Launch Probe Into TikTok's Effect On Kids' Health

The investigation was announced by numerous states led by California, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, Tennessee and Vermont.

 | AP and Veronica De La Cruz

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Fitbit Recalls 1 Million Ionic Watches After Burn Injuries

The company announced a voluntary recall "out of an abundance of caution."

 | Veronica De La Cruz and Scripps News Staff

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Find Out If You Are Using The Most Hacked Passwords

In a recent study, payment service provider Dojo determined the most commonly hacked passwords worldwide.

 | Tricia Goss

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Propaganda, Fake Videos Of Ukraine Invasion Bombard Users

TikTok videos, propagandized headlines and tweets are confusing millions about the reality of how this battle is unfolding.

 | AP

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Chicago TikTok Creator Is The Windy City's Unofficial Historian

A man hoping to educate his kids about Chicago has spun his online fame into real-life opportunities.

 | Ben Schamisso

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Arkansas Governor On Flying Cars And A Potential Presidential Run

With innovation top of mind, Gov. Asa Hutchinson is launching an initiative for flying cars, and he also says he's not ruling out a presidential run.

 | Scripps News Staff

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AT&T Shuts Down Its 3G Service

AT&T is the first telecom provider to shut down its 3G network. T-Mobile and Verizon will do the same later this year.

 | Scripps News Staff

Former President Donald Trump

Former President Donald Trump Launches New Social Media App

Truth Social launched on the Apple App Store about one year after Trump was banned from popular social media apps like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

 | AP

People watch a movie.

Why Are Video Game Adaptations So Bad?

Though book adaptations do relatively well in the box office, the same cannot be said of video game movies.

 | Casey Mendoza

Sophia Taylor Ali and Tom Holland appear in a scene from "Uncharted."

The Video Game Market Is Spilling Into The Movie Industry

Given their increasing popularity, one would think video game movie adaptations would typically be wildly successful, but that's not the case.

 | Scripps News Staff

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Is Your Money Safe In PayPal? How The Platform Is Keeping Users' Money

PayPal can suddenly lock and keep people from accessing their own money in the system, sometimes with no reason why.

 | Tyler Adkisson

A person uses the Apple Pay app.

From eBooks To Digital Currency, We May Own Less Than We Think

Some PayPal users have been barred from the platform, unable to get their money or any answers unless they subpoena the platform.

 | Scripps News Staff

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Spread Of 'Smart City' Technology Raises Privacy Concerns

Surveillance is a rising concern as cities invest in more self-monitoring, analysis, and reporting technology (SMART).

 | Amanda Brandeis

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Experts Are Using TikTok To Track Russian Troop Movement

While politicians parse Vladimir Putin's words for signs of a Ukraine invasion, experts are studying his actions by way of video forensics.

 | Jason Bellini

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Amazon Raises Cost Of Prime Membership Following Strong Q4 Earnings

The e-commerce company is raising the price of its Prime membership for the first time in four years — from $119 to $139 per year.

 | AP

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Olympics Might Be A Target For Cyber Espionage And Surveillance

Experts say cyber espionage and surveillance of athletes and visitors is the biggest threat by the Chinese government at the Games.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Tesla Recalls Over 817K Vehicles For Seat Belt Chime Malfunction

The company will issue a software update to address the issue of seat belt chimes not sounding when the vehicles are started.

 | AP

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The Need For Digital Wellness

Our increasing use of digital devices has put a new focus on maintaining digital wellness.

 | Scripps News Staff

Spotify app on iPad.

Spotify To Add Advisories To Podcasts Discussing COVID-19

The advisories will link to Spotify's fact-based COVID-19 hub in what Spotify's chief executive described as a "new effort to combat misinformation."

 | AP

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Company Created Tool To Identify Trusted News Sources

NewsGuard is a tool that rates certain websites on its trustworthiness as an accredited source.

 | Scripps News Staff

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Newsy Investigates: TikTok's Misinformation Challenge

As part of News Literacy Week, Newsy investigates how false content spreads on the massive social media platform.

 | Patrick Terpstra

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Fact-Checking Social Media In An Era Of Manipulated Photos, Videos

Christian Bryant explains the effect manipulated images and videos have on news literacy, with suggestions on how to weed out the fakes.

 | Scripps News Staff

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Experts: Cyber Warfare May Be Used To Start Invasion Into Ukraine

All four cyber military experts Newsy spoke with said Ukraine's military itself would likely be the target of hack attacks.

 | Jason Bellini

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New 'Smart Gun' Technology Looks To Address Safety Concerns

Two companies are developing personal authentication technology for handguns so they can only be fired by authorized users.

 | Meg Hilling

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Kian Vesteinesson On Surveillance Of Everyday Citizens

An expert breaks down surveillance trends, and their effects on everyday citizens.

 | Scripps News Staff

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The Security Vulnerabilities Of Smart Home Systems

The proliferation of internet-connected home devices also presents more opportunities for bad actors to attack their networks.

 | Scripps News Staff

Rendering of early plans for two new Intel processor factories.

Intel To Build $20B Ohio Chip Facility Amid Global Shortage

The U.S. and Europe are pushing to reduce reliance on chip producers that are now mostly based in Asia.

 | AP and Willie James Inman