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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

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Why has the tech industry had massive layoffs?

Since the first of this year, over 100,000 employees have been laid off in the tech industry, according to tracking site

 | Dan Grossman

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Analyzing where and how Tamaulipas kidnappings took place

Footage of kidnapped Americans in Mexico carry clues that show exactly where and how it happened.

 | Jake Godin

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New bill would expand authority to address TikTok security threats

A new bill would allow the Secretary of Commerce to respond to national security risks that TikTok presents.

 | Nathaniel Reed

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How is artificial intelligence changing education?

There's a new frontier in the world of higher education — artificial intelligence. More specifically, it's AI that can generate text like ChatGPT.

 | Eli Kintisch and Maya Rodriguez

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Social media influencer pleads guilty to $1.5M COVID relief scheme

32-year-old Danielle Miller — who has more than 30K Instagram followers — pleaded guilty to wire fraud and identity theft.

 | Gage Jackson

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Why companies may sell your data to third parties

Companies have a lot of information on their customers. What they do with that information can go beyond normal advertising practices.

 | Scripps News Staff

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Thousands of pro-Trump Twitter bots are attacking DeSantis, Haley

Social media bots have become more sophisticated as tech companies have become better at detecting them.

 | AP

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The rise of social robots and their emergence in helping human psyche

Out with the villainous metal cyborgs like in the classic action franchise “Terminator,” and in with the caring, compassionate therapist robot.

 | Stephen Graddick IV and Rodney Young

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Data breach? Here's what you should do immediately

Millions of people a year are impacted by data breaches. Here is what you should do the next time you receive a letter that you were affected.

 | John Matarese

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Snapchat launches new AI chatbot powered by ChatGPT

The chatbot, named My AI, is initially only available to Snapchat+ users who pay $3.99 per month for the service.

 | Scripps News Staff

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Jack Dorsey beta testing new social media app to rival Twitter

Bluesky is now available in Apple's App Store. However, an invite code is needed to use the app.

 | Scripps News Staff

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TikTok sets new 60-minute screen time limit for minors

When the time limit is reached, users younger than 18 will be asked to enter a passcode and make an "active decision" to keep watching.

 | Gage Jackson

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New tool gets sexually explicit images removed from internet

The new platform, Take It Down, allows users from around the world to submit a report to have sexually explicit images removed from the internet.

 | Scripps News Staff

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Chatbots won't ever fully replace customer service reps, expert says

ChatGPT is being used for all sorts of applications. While it might be used for some customer service jobs, it won't fully replace humans.

 | Scripps News Staff

A new computer chip plant for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, in Phoenix.

First CHIPS act funding issued to boost US semiconductor production

The U.S. Commerce Department announced a first round of funding, part of billions of dollars in federal money for U.S. semiconductor production.

 | Scripps News Staff

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Breweries are using artificial intelligence to create new beers

Atwater Brewery used an AI chatbot to create a recipe for an IPA that it could brew in Michigan.

 | Scripps News Staff

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White House: No more TikTok on government devices

The Office of Management and Budget said this is a "critical step forward in addressing the risks presented by the app to sensitive government data."

 | AP

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Canada bans TikTok on devices used by government

TikTok will be removed from all Canadian government devices, and employees will be blocked from reinstalling it, officials said.

 | Scripps News Staff

Airport workers arrange rows of suitcases.

How AI technology is helping locate lost luggage faster

New companies such as Lost and Found Software uses digital rolodexing to help file and sort through lost luggage faster.

 | Dan Grossman

Reynaldo Gonzales cries at the funeral of his daughter who was killed by Islamic State gunmen in Paris.

Supreme Court weighs Google's liability in ISIS terror case

Justices will look at Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects tech firms from being sued over content recommended to users.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

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Next Level: Simulator video games focused on real life are on the rise

Video games that focus on everyday tasks are increasing in popularity, which is reflecting a changing demographic of people taking part in gaming.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Why this login technique may soon replace all your passwords

Passkeys are emerging as a viable alternative to passwords and there's a good chance you're already using them.

 | Simplemost and Tricia Goss

Students competing in the NASA TechRise Student Challenge work on their project at school.

NASA engages kids in STEM through national competition

The NASA TechRise Student Challenge selected 60 groups of middle and high schoolers to participate in a high-altitude balloon science experiment.

 | Elizabeth Ruiz

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TikTok plans 2 more European data centers amid privacy fears

TikTok is wildly popular with young people, but its Chinese ownership has raised fears that Beijing could use it to collect data on Western users.

 | AP

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Tesla recalls over 360K 'Full Self-Driving' vehicles over safety

The recall covers certain 2016-2023 Model S and Model X vehicles, as well as 2017 through 2023 Model 3s, and 2020 through 2023 Model Y vehicles.

 | Cat Sandoval