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Friday, Apr 6, 2018 at 03:11 PM EDT

Facebook: Political Ads to Be Verified, CEO Messages Deleted

Facebook: Political Ads to Be Verified, CEO Messages Deleted

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Friday the company will require advertisers who want to run either political ads or so-called "issue ads" —which may not endorse a specific candidate or party but which discuss...

Friday, Apr 6, 2018 at 01:25 PM EDT

Best Buy Warns of Data Breach Last Fall

Best Buy Warns of Data Breach Last Fall

Best Buy is warning that some of its customers' payment information may have been compromised in a data breach. The retailer is the latest company, along with Delta Air Lines and Sears, to report the cyberatta...

Friday, Apr 6, 2018 at 10:19 AM EDT

At a Glance: Zuckerberg's Testimony and Other Pending Probes

At a Glance: Zuckerberg's Testimony and Other Pending Probes

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress next week, while an EU official plans to speak with Facebook's No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg, over the company's data practices. Authorities...

Friday, Apr 6, 2018 at 10:05 AM EDT

Virgin Galactic Spaceship Takes First Powered Flight

Virgin Galactic Spaceship Takes First Powered Flight

The successful test flight from Virgin Galactic’s spaceship, the VSS Unity, could be the first step for tourists wanting to take a quick trip to space.

Friday, Apr 6, 2018 at 09:55 AM EDT

Virgin Galactic Conducts 1st Powered Flight of New Spaceship

Virgin Galactic Conducts 1st Powered Flight of New Spaceship

Virgin Galactic's new spaceship climbed at supersonic speed over California's Mojave Desert on Thursday in the company's first powered flight since the fatal crash of its original rocketship in 2014. The flight...

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 at 07:57 PM EDT

Facebook: Most Users May Have Had Public Data 'Scraped'

Facebook: Most Users May Have Had Public Data 'Scraped'

Facebook's acknowledgement that most of its 2.2 billion members have probably had their personal data scraped by "malicious actors" is the latest example of the social network's failure to protect its users'...

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 at 07:04 PM EDT

As Trump Tweets, Amazon Seeks to Expand its Business Empire

As Trump Tweets, Amazon Seeks to Expand its Business Empire

Amazon is spending millions of dollars on lobbying as the global online retailer seeks to expand its reach into a swath of industries that President Donald Trump's broadsides haven't come close to hitting.

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 at 02:45 PM EDT

Facebook Asked Several Hospitals to Share Patient Data

Facebook Asked Several Hospitals to Share Patient Data

Facebook has asked several major U.S. hospitals to share anonymized data about their patients, such as illnesses and prescription info, for a proposed research project. Facebook was intending to match it up with...

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 at 09:40 AM EDT

Slack Privacy Policy Update Allows Employers to Read DM's

Slack Privacy Policy Update Allows Employers to Read DM's

The instant-messaging work tool Slack has announced new changes to its privacy policy that will allow employers to download and read direct messages sent between co-workers, NBC News BETTER reported. Previousl...

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018 at 08:56 PM EDT

What Causes YouTube to Take Down Videos?

What Causes YouTube to Take Down Videos?

YouTube often takes action against videos that violate its guidelines , and has well-established procedures for doing so. The "YouTubers" who produce videos and post them on the site aren't always happy about...

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Help End Hunger by 'Feeding Our Families' Today at all CT Stop & Shop Locations
Help End Hunger by 'Feeding Our Families' Today at all CT Stop & Shop Locations
NBC Connecticut, Telemundo Connecticut, Stop & Shop and food pantries across the state have teamed up for "Feeding Our Families," a food drive to help end hunger on April 28. Read more
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