Alaska needs broad review of aviation safety…

The National Transportation Safety Board says Alaska needs a comprehensive effort to improve aviation safety

Twitter Update Lets You Populate Old Threads With…

Twitter Update Lets You Populate Old Threads With New Tweets The update is called "continue thread," and it is available on Twitter's iOS app. Only some users have access for now, and Twitter has not revealed when everyone will get it. To use "continue thread," a composition window becomes available when you write out a new tweet. This window lets you see old tweets and threads, allowing you to pick which one to link with the new message. In the older tweet, "continue thread" is an option in the three dots menu. Once clicked, your latest tweet merges with the past thread.

Apple Responds to Guy Who Rang Tim Cook's Doorbell

Apple has secured a temporary restraining order against a man said to be harassing CEO Tim Cook. In one incident described in court documents first spotted by Dave Gershgorn at OneZero, Rakesh "Rocky" Sharma allegedly snuck past a closed gate at Cook's home in Palo Alto, Calif., after dark on...

Computer scientist who pioneered 'copy' and…

The Silicon Valley pioneer who created the now-ubiquitous computer concepts such as “cut,” “copy” and “paste” has died

Personal Information Of 10 Million MGM Hotel…

A hacking forum posted the information this week from a breach that occurred last summer.

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Samsung Galaxy Users Creeped Out by Weird…

Samsung Galaxy users worldwide were confused late Wednesday and early Thursday by a notification from "Find My Mobile" that read simply "1" and did nothing when clicked other than disappear. (A Twitter search reveals words and phrases like "creepy," "freaked out," and "mysterious," plus people wondering whether they were being...

Stadia Is Coming to More Android Devices

Stadia Is Coming to More Android Devices The tech giant has confirmed its game streaming service will be available on a range of Android devices following the Feb. 20 update. The company revealed that “in addition to the Pixel family, Stadia will now support phones from Samsung, ASUS, and Razer.” A WiFi connection is required, while Google reiterated Stadia can also be used on tablets, desktops, laptops and on TVs through Google Chromecast Ultra. Google’s vice president, Phil Harrison, recently confirmed the company is planning a free tier edition of Stadia later this year. Phil Harrison, via statement

Need 2 Know: Stone Sentencing Fallout, Baby Yoda…

These are the headlines you Need 2 Know for Friday, February 21, 2020.

New Mexico sues Google over collection of…

New Mexico is suing Google over allegations the tech company is illegally collecting personal data generated by children in violation of federal and state laws

TikTok Is Letting Parents Control How Long Kids…

TikTok Is Letting Parents Control How Long Kids Can Spend on App 'Family Safety Mode' has made its debut in the U.K. It will spread to other areas in the coming weeks. Parents must have their own TikTok accounts to make the feature work. The mode lets parents control how much of the app kids can use, such as restricting certain content. Parents can also limit the amount of messages their child's account receives. Shutting off messages completely is an option too. TikTok blog post, via The Verge

TikTok May Have a Demographic Problem

TikTok is a wildly popular app for short videos, and it's especially popular with young users. But as the Wall Street Journal reports, some of those users are too young. The social media company is actively trying to rid the site of those 12 and younger, both for legal reasons...

US expert says 5G tiff could affect information…

The top U.S. diplomat for cyber security policy says he welcomes European Union moves toward recognizing the risks at stake in 5G technology, but warned that the U.S. will not be able to share top-level information with countries that choose “untrusted” vendors, such as China’s Huawei

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How Effective Is Social Media At Stopping…

Social media companies have been more proactive at stopping health-related misinformation than other kinds. But it's still easy to find.

Uber Was Supposed to Ease Traffic. We Got the…

In the early days of Uber and Lyft, executives and proponents made bold promises of reducing traffic. "If every car in San Francisco was Ubered, there would be no traffic," then-CEO Travis Kalanick famously said five years ago. The idea was that multiple strangers would be sharing rides downtown and...

Microsoft Partners With Samsung for Cloud-Based…

Microsoft Partners With Samsung for Cloud-Based Game Streaming Service The two companies have come together for the new partnership to create a "premium" streaming experience for gamers. David S. Park, head of Samsung's U.S. marketing team, revealed the news at the launch event for Microsoft's 'Forza Street' game on the Galaxy smartphones. David S. Park, via statment Though nothing has been revealed yet, it has been suggested the partnership could see xCloud come to Samsung's phones. Kareem Choudhry, Microsoft's Project xCloud boss, teased the possibility in a statement to The Verge. Kareem Choudhry, to The Verge

Need 2 Know: Dems Debate, Stone Sentencing

These are the headlines you Need 2 Know for Thursday, February 20, 2020.

CBS streaming service to grow with Viacom…

ViacomCBS is planning a new streaming service that will combine the existing CBS All Access service with Paramount movies and shows from Viacom channels such as MTV and BET

Ubisoft Says PS5 Will Support Backward…

Ubisoft Says PS5 Will Support Backward Compatibility Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot has promised gamers that the next-gen consoles "will be running almost all the back catalog of the previous consoles." Yves Guillemot, via financial call Yves Guillemot, via financial call Sony's Mark Cerny previously confirmed that PS4 games would "definitely" run on the PS5.

Judge in Amazon Suit Holds Up Microsoft's $10B…

A federal judge ordered a halt Thursday to the cloud contract the Pentagon awarded to Microsoft. Amazon has argued bias in the selection of Microsoft for the contract, which could be worth as much as $10 billion over 10 years, CNBC reports. After the winner was narrowed down to Amazon...

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Woman struck and killed by Mardi Gras float…

New Orleans is mourning the death of a woman who was run over by a parade float as the city celebrates the season leading up to Mardi Gras

U.S. Attorney General Questions If Tech Industry…

The law protects tech companies from being held liable for what third-party users post on their platforms.

Judge Trims Charges Facing Holmes

Elizabeth Holmes, the Stanford dropout who founded the blood-testing company Theranos, still faces a trial in San Jose but now on fewer charges. US District Judge Edward Davila said Tuesday that he'll toss out any of the 11 counts against Holmes and Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani, former Theranos president, that accuse...