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  • IRS Payment System Fails

    IRS Payment System Fails

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 8:50 PM EDT2018-04-18 00:50:22 GMT

    The IRS is giving all taxpayers an extra day to file after its website went down on deadline day.
     

    The IRS is giving all taxpayers an extra day to file after its website went down on deadline day.
     

  • Microsoft turns to former rival to improve internet security

    Microsoft turns to former rival to improve internet security

    Monday, April 16 2018 9:05 PM EDT2018-04-17 01:05:20 GMT

    Microsoft is turning to a former rival to improve the security of computing devices.  Microsoft President Brad Smith said Monday at the RSA security conference in San Francisco that the company will use software based on the Linux operating system, not its own Windows operating system, for new security features to protect internet-connected toys and other consumer devices.  

    Microsoft is turning to a former rival to improve the security of computing devices.  Microsoft President Brad Smith said Monday at the RSA security conference in San Francisco that the company will use software based on the Linux operating system, not its own Windows operating system, for new security features to protect internet-connected toys and other consumer devices.  

  • Fortnite is back, after glitch shuts gamers down

    Fortnite is back, after glitch shuts gamers down

    Thursday, April 12 2018 11:16 PM EDT2018-04-13 03:16:45 GMT

    A total of 100 gamers face off in Fortnite's Battle Royale mode trying to be the last survivor.  The game is just the latest to take the world by storm.  It's a straight up combination of building and shooting.  But all that came to a halt Wednesday thanks to a server outage.   What started as login issues around the early evening turned into an instability and outage that kept players out of the game until around 3:00 EST Thursday. .

    A total of 100 gamers face off in Fortnite's Battle Royale mode trying to be the last survivor.  The game is just the latest to take the world by storm.  It's a straight up combination of building and shooting.  But all that came to a halt Wednesday thanks to a server outage.   What started as login issues around the early evening turned into an instability and outage that kept players out of the game until around 3:00 EST Thursday. .

  • Is my Facebook data compromised?

    Is my Facebook data compromised?

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 6:18 AM EDT2018-04-11 10:18:33 GMT

    Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg tells congress that his firm is struggling to get ahead of Russian manipulation.  Zuckerberg made the comments during his five-hour appearance before a joint U.S. Senate committee hearing.  Senators grilled him about privacy in the wake of pro-Trump data mining firm Cambridge Analytica's collection of Facebook data on millions of Americans without their knowledge.

    Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg tells congress that his firm is struggling to get ahead of Russian manipulation.  Zuckerberg made the comments during his five-hour appearance before a joint U.S. Senate committee hearing.  Senators grilled him about privacy in the wake of pro-Trump data mining firm Cambridge Analytica's collection of Facebook data on millions of Americans without their knowledge.

  • App lets you explore human body with smartphone

    App lets you explore human body with smartphone

    Monday, April 9 2018 8:40 PM EDT2018-04-10 00:40:39 GMT

    If you ever wonder about the inner makings of the human body, well look no more.  The Human Anatomy Atlas 2018 app is all about incredibly detailed images of the human body. There's a long list of what you can do with this app.  Users can explore different systems of the body like the circulatory, nervous, respiratory, or digestive systems.  

    If you ever wonder about the inner makings of the human body, well look no more.  The Human Anatomy Atlas 2018 app is all about incredibly detailed images of the human body. There's a long list of what you can do with this app.  Users can explore different systems of the body like the circulatory, nervous, respiratory, or digestive systems.  

  • Facebook tweaks ad policy

    Facebook tweaks ad policy

    Friday, April 6 2018 10:44 PM EDT2018-04-07 02:44:29 GMT
    Facebook tweaks ad policyFacebook tweaks ad policy

    In an effort to thwart future election interference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a post Friday that all political ads on the site will soon be labeled and show who paid for it.  

    In an effort to thwart future election interference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a post Friday that all political ads on the site will soon be labeled and show who paid for it.  

  • Malware Breach Affects Delta, Sears

    Malware Breach Affects Delta, Sears

    Friday, April 6 2018 7:59 PM EDT2018-04-06 23:59:48 GMT

    There is yet another data breach to worry over - this time affecting those who have had financial dealings with Delta Air Lines and Sears.

    There is yet another data breach to worry over - this time affecting those who have had financial dealings with Delta Air Lines and Sears.

  • Facebook Scandal Data Gets Worse

    Facebook Scandal Data Gets Worse

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 8:59 PM EDT2018-04-05 00:59:48 GMT

    It seems things are getting worse for Facebook.  The social media giant now says Cambridge Analytica may have gotten information on 87-million users without their knowledge - not 50 million as initially reported.  

    It seems things are getting worse for Facebook.  The social media giant now says Cambridge Analytica may have gotten information on 87-million users without their knowledge - not 50 million as initially reported.  

  • MyFitnessPal Data Breach

    MyFitnessPal Data Breach

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 8:56 PM EDT2018-04-04 00:56:49 GMT

    Under Armour has notified users of its MyFitnessPal app of a security breach via email and the app's messaging system.  It seems the company found out the issue on March 25.

    Under Armour has notified users of its MyFitnessPal app of a security breach via email and the app's messaging system.  It seems the company found out the issue on March 25.

  • Updates to FDLE Sex Offender Registry

    Updates to FDLE Sex Offender Registry

    Monday, April 2 2018 11:43 PM EDT2018-04-03 03:43:15 GMT

    The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has unveiled a new look for its sex offender and predator search.  The improvements are aimed at making the website more mobile friendly. Information on the site reported by Florida Department of Corrections, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, and law enforcement agencies.  

    The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has unveiled a new look for its sex offender and predator search.  The improvements are aimed at making the website more mobile friendly. Information on the site reported by Florida Department of Corrections, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, and law enforcement agencies.  

  • Health Records on your iPhone

    Health Records on your iPhone

    Thursday, March 29 2018 8:49 PM EDT2018-03-30 00:49:41 GMT

    Empowering patients with their own health information.  That's the idea behind a revolutionary notion just announced from Apple. The company announcing Thursday that it has expanded its health records product to 40 hospitals and it's opening it up to all iOS users.  

    Empowering patients with their own health information.  That's the idea behind a revolutionary notion just announced from Apple. The company announcing Thursday that it has expanded its health records product to 40 hospitals and it's opening it up to all iOS users.  

  • Self-driving safety concerns

    Self-driving safety concerns

    Monday, March 19 2018 11:07 PM EDT2018-03-20 03:07:10 GMT

    The Volvo was in self-driving mode with a human operator behind the wheel when the woman was hit, according to police.

    The Volvo was in self-driving mode with a human operator behind the wheel when the woman was hit, according to police.

  • YouTube tries to crack down on conspiracy videos

    YouTube tries to crack down on conspiracy videos

    Wednesday, March 14 2018 10:13 PM EDT2018-03-15 02:13:14 GMT

    YouTube says it's cracking down on conspiracy videos, though it's scant on the details.  Conspiracy videos abound on YouTube, whether it's about the Earth being flat or school shootings being staged. YouTube, its parent Google, Facebook and Twitter are all facing challenges with the spread of misinformation, propaganda and fake news.     

    YouTube says it's cracking down on conspiracy videos, though it's scant on the details.  Conspiracy videos abound on YouTube, whether it's about the Earth being flat or school shootings being staged. YouTube, its parent Google, Facebook and Twitter are all facing challenges with the spread of misinformation, propaganda and fake news.     

  • Debating Video Games and Violence

    Debating Video Games and Violence

    Thursday, March 8 2018 8:25 PM EST2018-03-09 01:25:42 GMT

    President Donald Trump raised concerns about the graphic depiction of violence in video games at a White House meeting Thursday with members of the industry and some of their most vocal critics.
     

    President Donald Trump raised concerns about the graphic depiction of violence in video games at a White House meeting Thursday with members of the industry and some of their most vocal critics.
     

  • Alexa is laughing at users and creeping them out

    Alexa is laughing at users and creeping them out

    Wednesday, March 7 2018 9:59 PM EST2018-03-08 02:59:43 GMT
    Amazon Echo (Photo: Amazon)Amazon Echo (Photo: Amazon)

    It's quiet in the house. Nobody else is home and the cat is fast asleep. Then you hear a disembodied woman's voice let out a short, mocking cackle. 

    It's quiet in the house. Nobody else is home and the cat is fast asleep. Then you hear a disembodied woman's voice let out a short, mocking cackle. 

  • Explore Disney Parks from Home

    Explore Disney Parks from Home

    Tuesday, March 6 2018 9:06 PM EST2018-03-07 02:06:52 GMT

    Spring Break is coming up for a lot of area students.  If you're looking for a vacation, how about a trip to Disney with Street View? That's right Disney fans can now go to Disney World and Disneyland without leaving their couch! 11 locations around the Disney parks have been added to Street View, letting you navigate them in their entirety the same way you'd check out your own house. 

    Spring Break is coming up for a lot of area students.  If you're looking for a vacation, how about a trip to Disney with Street View? That's right Disney fans can now go to Disney World and Disneyland without leaving their couch! 11 locations around the Disney parks have been added to Street View, letting you navigate them in their entirety the same way you'd check out your own house. 

  • Lyft, Uber driving into healthcare services

    Lyft, Uber driving into healthcare services

    Monday, March 5 2018 8:57 PM EST2018-03-06 01:57:28 GMT
    Ride sharing companies are plunging into the healthcare business, seeing a big opportunity in ferrying the millions of people who miss medical appointments every year. Lyft is doubling down on helping patients get rides to the doctor.  On Monday, the transportation company announced a new goal to cut the so-called health care transportation gap in half by 2020. Lyft has partnered with Allscripts, an electronic health record company that reaches an estimate seven million patient...
    Ride sharing companies are plunging into the healthcare business, seeing a big opportunity in ferrying the millions of people who miss medical appointments every year. Lyft is doubling down on helping patients get rides to the doctor.  On Monday, the transportation company announced a new goal to cut the so-called health care transportation gap in half by 2020. Lyft has partnered with Allscripts, an electronic health record company that reaches an estimate seven million patient...
  • Facebook the new LinkedIn?

    Facebook the new LinkedIn?

    Wednesday, February 28 2018 10:12 PM EST2018-03-01 03:12:36 GMT

    Facebook is doubling down on its efforts to take on LinkedIn.  The social network announced Wednesday that it is expanding the ability to apply for local jobs directly on Facebook to over 40 more countries. 

    Facebook is doubling down on its efforts to take on LinkedIn.  The social network announced Wednesday that it is expanding the ability to apply for local jobs directly on Facebook to over 40 more countries. 

  • Google Assisted Nest

    Google Assisted Nest

    Thursday, February 22 2018 10:46 PM EST2018-02-23 03:46:43 GMT

    Google and Nest are getting back together, and that has big-time implications for those people with Nest-branded devices in their home.   Google's virtual assistant is now being offered to those who own the Next Cam IQ.  

    Google and Nest are getting back together, and that has big-time implications for those people with Nest-branded devices in their home.   Google's virtual assistant is now being offered to those who own the Next Cam IQ.  

  • Snapchat responds to users critical of redesign: 'We hear you'

    Snapchat responds to users critical of redesign: 'We hear you'

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 8:55 PM EST2018-02-22 01:55:50 GMT

    Snapchat is tweaking its platform in response to backlash against its newly redesigned app. On Tuesday, parent company Snap announced a new update intended to make it easier for users to view content they want to see. The move comes on the heels of a Change.org petition that asked the company to remove the redesign.

    Snapchat is tweaking its platform in response to backlash against its newly redesigned app. On Tuesday, parent company Snap announced a new update intended to make it easier for users to view content they want to see. The move comes on the heels of a Change.org petition that asked the company to remove the redesign.

  • Google Artificial Intelligence to Predict Heart Disease

    Google Artificial Intelligence to Predict Heart Disease

    Monday, February 19 2018 9:24 PM EST2018-02-20 02:24:44 GMT

    Coming soon...a Google AI heart disease test?!  That's right, Google is applying artificial intelligence to predict something deadly serious: the likelihood of a patient having a heart attack or stroke. 

    Coming soon...a Google AI heart disease test?!  That's right, Google is applying artificial intelligence to predict something deadly serious: the likelihood of a patient having a heart attack or stroke. 

  • Trivia App Pays Its Winners

    Trivia App Pays Its Winners

    Thursday, February 15 2018 9:21 PM EST2018-02-16 02:21:10 GMT

    Alright question for you...what was the most downloaded iPhone app of 2016?  Was it: Snapchat, Messenger, or Pokemon Go? You guessed right if you guessed Snapchat, and if you were playing HQ Trivia right now, that answer could have earned you a chance of winning some money. HQ Trivia is a live trivia game show that launched in August, with cool cash as the prize.  

    Alright question for you...what was the most downloaded iPhone app of 2016?  Was it: Snapchat, Messenger, or Pokemon Go? You guessed right if you guessed Snapchat, and if you were playing HQ Trivia right now, that answer could have earned you a chance of winning some money. HQ Trivia is a live trivia game show that launched in August, with cool cash as the prize.  

  • New Tinder Feature for Women, Apple Speaker Stains?

    New Tinder Feature for Women, Apple Speaker Stains?

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 9:03 PM EST2018-02-15 02:03:36 GMT

    Tonight FOX10 News Anchor Lenise Ligon takes a look at three stories making tech headlines:   4 robots that aim to teach your kids to code, New Feature for Women on Tinder, and Apple's New Speaker Stains?

    Tonight FOX10 News Anchor Lenise Ligon takes a look at three stories making tech headlines:   4 robots that aim to teach your kids to code, New Feature for Women on Tinder, and Apple's New Speaker Stains?

  • Snapchat App redesign Backlash

    Monday, February 12 2018 8:40 PM EST2018-02-13 01:40:31 GMT
    The goal of Snapchat's newly redesigned app was to make it easier to use. But as the update rolls out to more users, Snapchat is getting criticism that the new interface is difficult to navigate. "I might start using Instagram Stories now," Ashley Vasquez, a 21-year-old Snapchat user who is a senior at the University of Maryland in College Park, told CNN. A Change.org petition asking the company to remove the new update has amassed more than 590,000 si...
    The goal of Snapchat's newly redesigned app was to make it easier to use. But as the update rolls out to more users, Snapchat is getting criticism that the new interface is difficult to navigate. "I might start using Instagram Stories now," Ashley Vasquez, a 21-year-old Snapchat user who is a senior at the University of Maryland in College Park, told CNN. A Change.org petition asking the company to remove the new update has amassed more than 590,000 si...
  • Chat App for Low Battery

    Chat App for Low Battery

    Thursday, February 8 2018 10:47 PM EST2018-02-09 03:47:44 GMT
    Been there done that right?  You try to send download a movie, or upload a file and that dreaded low battery warning pops up. So, how do you use the last fiver percent of your battery? Die With Me is a chat app that only works when you have five percent battery life left.  It connects you with strangers in the same predicament. The creators say they hope to relieve the pain of losing your battery life, by helping you find a friend in the same situation. After you've paid ...
    Been there done that right?  You try to send download a movie, or upload a file and that dreaded low battery warning pops up. So, how do you use the last fiver percent of your battery? Die With Me is a chat app that only works when you have five percent battery life left.  It connects you with strangers in the same predicament. The creators say they hope to relieve the pain of losing your battery life, by helping you find a friend in the same situation. After you've paid ...
  • Snapchat's Do Not Disturb Feature

    Snapchat's Do Not Disturb Feature

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 9:17 PM EST2018-02-07 02:17:34 GMT

    Snap rolled out a new muting feature weeks ago and didn't tell you about it.  It's called, Do Not disturb, and it lets you silence your friends without them realizing it. To enable the feature, tap and hold the person's name you want to silence until you see settings.   

    Snap rolled out a new muting feature weeks ago and didn't tell you about it.  It's called, Do Not disturb, and it lets you silence your friends without them realizing it. To enable the feature, tap and hold the person's name you want to silence until you see settings.   

  • Apple Probed by Government

    Apple Probed by Government

    Thursday, February 1 2018 10:29 PM EST2018-02-02 03:29:02 GMT

    Apple Slow iPhones Government Probe  Apple says it is cooperating with the U.S. government as agencies continue to look into the company's secret slowdown of its older iPhones.  

    Apple Slow iPhones Government Probe  Apple says it is cooperating with the U.S. government as agencies continue to look into the company's secret slowdown of its older iPhones.  

  • Fitness app that revealed military bases highlights bigger privacy issues

    Fitness app that revealed military bases highlights bigger privacy issues

    Monday, January 29 2018 9:04 PM EST2018-01-30 02:04:55 GMT

    Fitness tracking app Strava wanted to show how people use its app all over the world. In November, it created an interactive heat map that displayed one billion activity data points -- like running and cycling -- made public by users. But over the weekend, observers noticed that Strava's map may have inadvertently revealed sensitive U.S. military locations and personnel at bases in countries around the world.  

    Fitness tracking app Strava wanted to show how people use its app all over the world. In November, it created an interactive heat map that displayed one billion activity data points -- like running and cycling -- made public by users. But over the weekend, observers noticed that Strava's map may have inadvertently revealed sensitive U.S. military locations and personnel at bases in countries around the world.  

  • Lyft Investigates Snooping Allegations

    Lyft Investigates Snooping Allegations

    Friday, January 26 2018 8:59 PM EST2018-01-27 01:59:58 GMT

    Lyft said it is investigating new accusations that employees improperly accessed the private data of its riders. The announcement came after the tech news site The Information published a story on Thursday that raised questions about how the ridehail company's employees might be using sensitive information about customers.

    Lyft said it is investigating new accusations that employees improperly accessed the private data of its riders. The announcement came after the tech news site The Information published a story on Thursday that raised questions about how the ridehail company's employees might be using sensitive information about customers.

  • Google Mutes Annoying Ads

    Google Mutes Annoying Ads

    Thursday, January 25 2018 9:15 PM EST2018-01-26 02:15:03 GMT

    Google Mutes Annoying Ads Google is letting you mute those super annoying ads that stalk you around the web.  On Thursday, the tech giant introduced a tool that will block ads for items you've checked out on other sites but didn't buy.  You know, when you put a dress or some sunglasses in a shopping cart...then let it sit there. These so-called reminder ads now can be muted in apps and on websites that partner with Google.

    Google Mutes Annoying Ads Google is letting you mute those super annoying ads that stalk you around the web.  On Thursday, the tech giant introduced a tool that will block ads for items you've checked out on other sites but didn't buy.  You know, when you put a dress or some sunglasses in a shopping cart...then let it sit there. These so-called reminder ads now can be muted in apps and on websites that partner with Google.

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  • Mobile County man arrested after deadly crash on Lott Road

    Mobile County man arrested after deadly crash on Lott Road

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 10:03 PM EDT2018-04-19 02:03:28 GMT
    Charles Humbarger (Mobile County Metro Jail)Charles Humbarger (Mobile County Metro Jail)

    A three-vehicle crash on Lott Road claimed the life of a woman, injured one man, and led to the arrested of another man. 

    A three-vehicle crash on Lott Road claimed the life of a woman, injured one man, and led to the arrested of another man. 

  • Fugitive Files: "Groceries Bandit" still at large

    Fugitive Files: "Groceries Bandit" still at large

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:47 PM EDT2018-04-18 23:47:25 GMT

    The "Groceries Bandit" still at large. FOX10 News Fugitive Files wants to help police catch her.

    The "Groceries Bandit" still at large. FOX10 News Fugitive Files wants to help police catch her.

  • Mobile man arrested 20 years after rape, kidnapping

    Mobile man arrested 20 years after rape, kidnapping

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 4:45 PM EDT2018-04-17 20:45:20 GMT
    Roderick Williams, 54, is being held on a $200,000 bond in reference to rape and kidnapping charges. Photo: MPDRoderick Williams, 54, is being held on a $200,000 bond in reference to rape and kidnapping charges. Photo: MPD

    Roderick Williams, 54, is being held on a $200,000 bond in reference to those charges. 

    Roderick Williams, 54, is being held on a $200,000 bond in reference to those charges. 

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