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Broken Angels: Inside the Lab Working to Restore Notre Dame

Broken Angels: Inside the Lab Working to Restore Notre Dame

By Thomas Adamson | Oct 13
Scientists at the French government's Historical Monuments Research Laboratory are working out how to safely restore the beloved Paris cathedral and identify what perils remain inside the monument in a race against the clock.

Study Links Russian Tweets to Release of Hacked Emails

Study Links Russian Tweets to Release of Hacked Emails

By Tami Abdollah | Oct 12
Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. election has generally been seen as two separate, unrelated tracks: hacking Democratic emails and sending provocative tweets. But a new study suggests the tactics were likely intertwined.

AP Explains: Meet Twitch, Amazon's Live-Streaming Video Site

AP Explains: Meet Twitch, Amazon's Live-Streaming Video Site

By Rachel Lerman | Oct 11
The attacker who killed two people in a shooting at a German synagogue live-streamed the assault on Twitch, a video service owned by Amazon.

High School Student Infiltrates, Uncovers Racist Online Chat

High School Student Infiltrates, Uncovers Racist Online Chat

Oct 11
A black student at a North Carolina high school infiltrated and exposed a racist student online chat, but it's unclear if everyone in the chat is facing consequences.

Study Links Russian Tweets to Release of Hacked Emails

Study Links Russian Tweets to Release of Hacked Emails

By Tami Abdollah | Oct 11
Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. election has generally been seen as two separate, unrelated tracks: hacking Democratic emails and sending provocative tweets. But a new study suggests the tactics were likely intertwined.

Public to Get Access to Nuremberg Trials Digital Recordings

Public to Get Access to Nuremberg Trials Digital Recordings

Oct 10
Audio recordings from the Nuremberg trials of Nazi leaders will be made available to the public for the first time in digital form after a nearly two-year process conducted in secret.

EU Police: Cybercrime Threats Now Focus on Profits, Data

EU Police: Cybercrime Threats Now Focus on Profits, Data

Oct 10
Cybercriminals are using new technology and exploiting existing online vulnerabilities as they shift their focus to larger and more profitable targets, the European Union's police agency said in a report published Wednesday.

China Criticizes Apple for App That Tracks Hong Kong Police

China Criticizes Apple for App That Tracks Hong Kong Police

By Joe McDonald | Oct 10
Apple became the latest company targeted for Chinese pressure over protests in Hong Kong when the ruling Communist Party's main newspaper criticized the tech giant Wednesday for a smartphone app that allows activists to report police movements.

Unlike NBA, Apple Bows to Beijing, Removes Hong Kong App

Unlike NBA, Apple Bows to Beijing, Removes Hong Kong App

By John Leicester and JOe McDonald | Oct 10
For people in Hong Kong angry over tactics used by the police to break up anti-government protests, the HKmap.live app was a handy little tool. For Apple Inc., that proved to be a problem.

Man Convicted of Posting Threats in Florida School Shooting

Man Convicted of Posting Threats in Florida School Shooting

Oct 9
A California man has been convicted of posting online threats and sending malicious messages to relatives of victims of the 2018 Florida school shooting.

EU Warns Hostile Countries Are 5G Risk, Avoids Naming Names

EU Warns Hostile Countries Are 5G Risk, Avoids Naming Names

By Kelvin Chan | Oct 9
While steering clear of singling out Chinese tech company Huawei, an EU security risk assessment identified "states or state-backed actors" as the most serious and likely culprits to carry out sophisticated attacks on new 5G networks.

Facebook to Settle Advertiser Lawsuit for $40 Million

Facebook to Settle Advertiser Lawsuit for $40 Million

Oct 9
Facebook has agreed to pay $40 million to advertisers who said it inflated the amount of time its users watched videos.

Small Businesses Increasingly A Target for Cybercriminals

Small Businesses Increasingly A Target for Cybercriminals

By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Oct 8
While small and mid-sized businesses are increasingly targets for cybercriminals, companies are struggling to devote enough resources to protect their technology from attack.

Consumer Goods Giant Unilever Vows to Slash Use of Plastic

Consumer Goods Giant Unilever Vows to Slash Use of Plastic

By Mike Corder | Oct 8
Consumer products giant Unilever, whose brands include Dove soaps and Lipton teas, said Monday it aims to halve its use of non-recycled plastics by 2025.

Mexico City Cabbies Block Traffic to Protest Rideshare Apps

Mexico City Cabbies Block Traffic to Protest Rideshare Apps

By MarĂ­a Verza | Oct 8
Thousands of medallion taxi drivers parked their pink-and-white cabs to block major Mexico City thoroughfares for hours Monday in protest of ride-hailing apps such as Uber, causing long delays for motorists.

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