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Attacks on the Internet Keep Getting Bigger and Nastier


NEW YORK—Could millions of connected cameras, thermostats and kids’ toys bring the internet to its knees? It’s beginning to look that way. On Friday, epic...

  • A man passes by Samsung Electronics Galaxy Note 7 smartphones at the company's shop in Seoul, South Korea, on Oct. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    Samsung Halts Sales of Galaxy Note 7 After New Troubles

    SAN FRANCISCO—Samsung says it’s halting sales of the star-crossed Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after a spate of fires involving new devices that were supposed to... Read more

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    Facebook Launches ‘Workplace’ a Business Version of Facebook

    NEW YORK (AP) — You probably already use Facebook at work. Now, Facebook is creating a separate version aimed at helping you do actual work... Read more

  • Yahoo, headquarters in the city of Sunnyvale in South Bay near San Francisco. (Lin Gao/Epoch Times)

    Report: Yahoo Secretly Scanned Customer Emails for the U.S. Government

    Yahoo used a custom software program to search all of its customers’ incoming emails for information on behalf of U.S. intelligence officials, according to a new... Read more

  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai during a product event in San Francisco on Oct. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Google Gets Aggressive With New Phones, Other Gadgets

    SAN FRANCISCO—Google launched an aggressive challenge to consumer electronics giants like Apple and Samsung on Tuesday, introducing a new line of smartphones called Pixel and... Read more

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    iPhone 7 Apparently Explodes While in Transit

    An iPhone 7 exploded on its way to its new owner, according to a Reddit user who posted images of the charred phone’s husk online... Read more

  • The Blackberry Priv. (The Canadian Press/Graeme Roy)

    Diehard BlackBerry Fans Bemoan End to Canadian-Made Smartphones

    TORONTO—BlackBerry addicts are notoriously loyal, but even they will have a hard time sticking by their beloved device now that BlackBerry Ltd. is outsourcing production,... Read more

  • A BlackBerry Q10 appears on display at the company's Annual and Special Meeting, in Waterloo, Ontario on  July 9, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Geoff Robins)

    BlackBerry, Once a Phone Innovator, to Stop Making Its Own

    TORONTO—BlackBerry plans to stop making its signature smartphones internally, signaling a strategic shift for a company that built its reputation on innovative smartphone technology. Rather,... Read more

  • Yahoo's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

    Password Breach Could Have Ripple Effects Well Beyond Yahoo

    LONDON—As investors and investigators weigh the damage of Yahoo’s massive breach to the internet icon, information security experts worry that the record-breaking haul of password... Read more

  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx (2R) talks with Japan's Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister Keiichi Ishii during their meeting held on the sidelines of G7 Transport Ministers' meeting in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, north of Tokyo, on Sept. 23, 2016. (Junko Ozaki/Kyodo News via AP)

    US Guidelines on Self-Driving Cars Get Good Reception at G7

    TOKYO—U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Sunday that his counterparts in the Group of Seven nations welcomed U.S. guidelines on regulating self-driving cars and have... Read more

  • A Tesla Model S P85d car is displayed at the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai on April 20, 2015. A group of Chinese researchers from Chinese technology company, Tencent managed to remotely control a Tesla S model. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

    Tesla Car Hacked by Chinese Tech Company

    Modern cars are more sophisticated than ever. But the smarter they become, the more vulnerable they are to hackers. Tesla’s Model S is like a... Read more

  • Aerospace engineer Felipe Bohorquez guides a test drone making a UPS delivery to Children's Island in Marblehead, Mass., on Sept. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Rodrique Ngowi)

    UPS Testing Drones for Use in Its Package Delivery System

    MARBLEHEAD, Mass.—One of the world’s largest package delivery companies is stepping up efforts to integrate drones into its system. UPS has partnered with robot-maker CyPhy... Read more

  • People walk in front of a Yahoo sign at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA., in this file photo. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Big Email Hack Doesn’t Exactly Send the Message Yahoo Needed

    SAN FRANCISCO—Yahoo has been struggling for years to keep people coming back to its digital services such as email. That challenge just got more daunting... Read more

  • FILE - In this May 10, 2016 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves at parade participants at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea.  South Korea's military says North Korea has fired a ballistic missile on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 into the sea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

    North Korea Accidentally Reveals All Its Websites

    In an apparent error, North Korea accidentally opened access to every website hosted on its servers, revealing that it only has 28 registered domains. North... Read more

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    Fabric Harvests Energy From Sun and Motion

    A new fabric harvests energy from both sunshine and motion at the same time. Fabrics that can generate electricity from physical movement have been in... Read more

  • A man tries out the Samsung's latest smartphone Galaxy Note 7 at a roadshow booth outside a shopping mall in Beijing, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. Samsung has delayed shipments of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in South Korea for quality control testing after reports that batteries in some of the jumbo smartphones exploded while they were being charged. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    US Regulators: Official Recall of 1M Samsung Note 7 Phones

    BETHESDA, Md.—U.S. regulators issued an official recall of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 phone on Thursday because of a risk of fire. Samsung already has voluntary... Read more

  • A Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 smartphone is displayed at the headquarters of South Korean mobile carrier KT in Seoul, South Korea, on Sept. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    Galaxy Note 7 Recall Shows Challenges of Stronger Batteries

    SEOUL, South Korea—Samsung’s recall of 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 phones after several dozen caught fire and exploded may stem from a subtle manufacturing error,... Read more

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