<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Tech News]]>Copyright 2017https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/tech http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut https://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usThu, 23 Nov 2017 04:37:27 -0500Thu, 23 Nov 2017 04:37:27 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Net Neutrality: What It Is and Why It Matters]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:18:03 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_16_23.Still003.jpg
The FCC is set to dismantle rules requiring internet service providers to ensure consumers have equal access to all online content.]]>
<![CDATA[Uber Hid Hack That Exposed 57M Users, Drivers]]> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:17:58 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_05_11.Still002.jpg
The cyberattack included 50 million Uber riders globally and 7 million drivers in the U.S.]]>
<![CDATA[White Nationalist Spencer, Others Lose Twitter Verification]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:56:37 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Richard-Spencer-supremacista-blanco.jpg
Richard Spencer and other prominent white nationalists have lost their official blue check marks on Twitter after the social media platform announced changes to its verification practices.Twitter said...

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<![CDATA[Sean Parker: Facebook Exploits Human 'Vulnerability']]> Thu, 09 Nov 2017 18:47:41 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/sn-prkr.jpg
Napster founder and former president of Facebook Sean Parker on Wednesday shared that he believes the social media giant was designed with potentially addictive features that he believes exploit "a vulnerability...

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<![CDATA[Twitter Stops Verification Requests After Kessler Backlash]]> Thu, 09 Nov 2017 14:05:44 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/KesslerCharlotte.jpg
Twitter said Thursday that it will "pause" its verified account system in the wake of criticism over an organizer of the Charlottesville rally having received a coveted blue check mark on his profile.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Wants Nude Selfies to Combat 'Revenge Porn']]> Thu, 09 Nov 2017 09:11:35 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-512015586.jpg
Facebook is asking some users to send nude photos of themselves in an effort to combat social media "revenge porn."People in Australia who are concerned that a former partner may distribute intimate photos of...

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<![CDATA[Humans Must Leave Earth Within 600 Years, Hawking Says]]> Thu, 09 Nov 2017 11:41:48 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/172*120/stephenhawkings_1200x675.jpg
Professor Stephen Hawking, the former professor of mathematics at the University of Cambridge and author of best-selling "A Brief History of Time," said Sunday during a summit in China that the human species had...

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<![CDATA['Well Designed' Email Scam Targets Netflix Users]]> Tue, 07 Nov 2017 15:02:05 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/netflix_1200x675.jpg
An Australian cyber security firm is warning Netflix subscribers about a scam email aiming to steal users personal information by tricking them into thinking that accounts are in danger of being suspended...

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<![CDATA[New Razer Phone Offers Gaming With Powerful Display: Review]]> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 20:17:13 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/razor+phone.jpg
A new smartphone wants to raise the level of mobile gaming with a bolder display and more power. The Razer Phone, an Android smartphone, boasts a 120Hz display and a large battery to keep users energized...

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<![CDATA[Russian-Bought Facebook Ads Released]]> Wed, 01 Nov 2017 16:41:02 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT+RUSSIAN+ADS+THUMB.jpg
The U.S. House Intelligence Committee released some of the Facebook ads purchased by Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign.]]>
<![CDATA[Twitter to Start Labeling Political Ads]]> Tue, 24 Oct 2017 15:17:03 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/twitter-logo1.jpg
As political pressure mounts on social media companies to say where ads are coming from, Twitter will reveal more information about political advertising on its platform.Twitter said in a blog post on...

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<![CDATA[New Immersive Experience Lets Users Explore Mars Using VR]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:34:07 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/10-20-2017-rover-360-mars20171019.jpg
Now everyone can get a taste of what scientists see on the red planet.NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory collaborated with Google to produce Access Mars, a free immersive experience that be accessed with...

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<![CDATA[How to Prevent Being Spied on in Vacation Rental Homes]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:24:30 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Cameras_Found_in_Airbnb_Condo_1200x675_1068525123576.jpg
For people on vacation, being watched on hidden cameras in your room should be the furthest thing on their mind, but police are warning people to be on the lookout after an alarming case last month was revealed,...

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