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Twitter whistleblower Peiter Zatko.

Twitter Whistleblower Testifies Before Congress Over Security Flaws

Former Twitter security chief Peiter Zatko alleges that the social media platform ignored engineers and led them to "prioritize profit over security."

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

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Why Is TikTok Under Scrutiny Again?

TikTok has been under scrutiny since a social media company claimed the app was collecting data from Americans and giving China access to U.S. info.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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TikTok Is Helping Foster Conversations About Mental Health

Therapist Courtney Tracy says TikTok is helping people talk about mental health. But she also warns of the dangers of misinformation.

 | Casey Mendoza

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Los Angeles Unified School District Targeted In Cyberattack

The nation's second-largest school district was hit with a ransomware attack that was "likely criminal in nature," district officials said.

 | AP

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Robots Are A Growing Part Of U.S. Workforce

Experts are pleased with how quickly robots are being added to the workplace. A mechanized future is well on its way.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Streaming Is Changing How Companies Make Money, For Better Or Worse

Streaming companies are prioritizing how to get and keep subscribers, but the risk in producing new or buying old shows is much higher.

 | Scripps News Staff

Southwest Airlines planes on runway.

Nude Photos Nearly Delay Southwest Airlines Flight To Cabo

Passengers on a recent trip to Cabo saw more than clouds and clear skies on their Southwest Airlines flight.

 | Gage Jackson

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Changing Your Password Too Often Might Be Hurting Your Account Privacy

Patterns most humans use in changing their passwords could be leading to more predictable and easy-to-breach security.

 | Tyler Adkisson

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.

Musk Subpoenas Twitter Whistleblower In Bid To Rescind Acquisition

Twitter's former head of security was subpoenaed after a whistleblower complaint alleged the platform misled U.S. regulators about fake accounts.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

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The Board Game Industry Is Booming

From new titles to collectable finds, the board game industry has skyrocketed in popularity over the past couple years.

 | Casey Mendoza

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson arrives at a news conference.

NASA Scrubs Monday Artemis Launch, But It Could Still Happen This Week

The 322-foot Space Launch System rocket was set to lift off Monday morning with three test dummies aboard on its first flight.

 | Clayton Sandell

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Social Media Influencers Helping Teachers Prepare For School Year

Teachers typically rely on their own money or donations to help prepare for a new school year, but now social media influencers are joining the cause.

 | Bianca Facchinei

NASA administrator Bill Nelson talks about the Artemis 1 launch.

Artemis 1 Will Soon Be NASA'S Biggest Takeoff Yet

Artemis 1 is set for a Monday liftoff from Kennedy Space Center, with mannequin stand-ins testing if the rocket can send humans back to the moon.

 | Clayton Sandell

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Former Twitter Security Chief Files Whistleblower Complaints

One of the allegations is also at the core of the attempted withdrawal of a $44 billion takeover bid for Twitter by billionaire Elon Musk.

 | AP

Technology entrepreneur and former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

Musk Subpoenas Former Twitter CEO And Friend Jack Dorsey

Twitter and Musk are headed for an Oct. 17 trial that should determine whether Twitter can force him to go through with the acquisition.

 | AP

People shopping at an Apple Store.

Apple Warns Of Security Flaw For iPhones, iPads, Macs

Apple did not say in the reports how, where or by whom the vulnerabilities were discovered. In all cases, it cited an anonymous researcher.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A person shops for milk.

How Social Media Has Fueled The 'Clean Eating' Movement

Clean eating can mean different things for different people, but the influence of social media on diet trends is ever-changing, from gluten to dairy.

 | Scripps News Staff

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Google Workers Demand Abortion Protections, Data Privacy

A letter signed by more than 650 employees calls for the inclusion of contractors in benefits for employees seeking an out-of-state abortion.

 | AP

A Roomba 980 vacuum cleaning robot is shown during a presentation

Consumer Data Concerns As Amazon Is Set To Acquire iRobot, Roomba

Antitrust experts worry that the deal is less about selling Roombas and more about finding ways to surveil the most intimate spaces of our lives.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Lots Of Spam Texts, Little Action To Stop Them

A Newsy analysis of FCC complaints reveals how spammers are using text messages as a new tool. Why isn't the FCC doing more to stop them?

 | Patrick Terpstra

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Artificial Intelligence Is Now Used To Track Down Hate Speech

Social media companies are now using artificial intelligence to detect hate speech online.

 | Tyler Adkisson

Tesla CEO Elon Musk

Elon Musk Sells $7B In Tesla Stock Ahead Of Twitter Court Battle

Musk is preparing for a legal battle with Twitter, which is attempting to force the Tesla CEO to follow through on his deal to acquire the company.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

President Joe Biden holds the "CHIPS and Science Act of 2022" after signing it

Pres. Biden Signs $280B CHIPS Act In Bid To Boost U.S. Over China

The legislation sets aside $52 billion specifically to bolster the U.S. computer chip sector.

 | AP

Elon Musk.

Musk Says Twitter Deal Could Move Ahead With 'Bot' Info

Twitter has argued in court that Musk is deliberately trying to tank the deal and using the bot question as an excuse.

 | AP

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Meta Quieter On Election Misinformation As Midterms Loom

Public communication about the company's response to election misinformation on its social media sites has gone decidedly quite since 2020.

 | AP

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Musk Countersuit Accuses Twitter Of Fraud

The lawsuit filed by the Tesla and SpaceX CEO alleges Twitter committed fraud and breach of contract, according to The Washington Post.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

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Amazon Workers At U.K. Warehouse Stop Work To Protest Pay

Amazon offered a raise of 42 cents an hour but workers in England are demanding an increase of $2.43 an hour.

 | AP

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The Imbalanced Structure Of How Influencers Make Money

Influencers make money online in various ways, but different platforms have different payout methods, some more "fair" than others.

 | Scripps News Staff

President Joe Biden speaks virtually during an event

Congress OKs Bill To Aid U.S. Computer Chip Firms, Counter China

The measure now goes to President Joe Biden to be signed into law, and it provides the White House with a major domestic policy victory.

 | AP

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Facebook Parent Meta Posts First Revenue Decline In History

The company is down 36% from $10.39 billion, or $3.61 per share, in the same period a year ago.

 | AP