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Bark, The App That Sees All Your Kids' Sexts, Has Scanned Over 2 Million Phones

Bark, a firm that sells parental smartphone-monitoring software, claims to have scanned more than a billion messages from 2 million children since it launched in 2016. The app, which monitors kids’ devices for dangers like cyberbullying or communication with predators, has helped prevent dozens of potential suicides as well as school shootings and bomb threats, […]

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SEC sues Tesla CEO Elon Musk for securities fraud; Musk calls suit unjustified

Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s tweeting about taking the company private, with “funding secured,” took investors and the company by surprise. On Thursday, September 27, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed suit against Musk, charging him with securities fraud, according to court documents. The SEC alleges that Musk made “false and misleading” statements on Twitter […]

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It’s Google’s Turn in Washington’s Glare

It’s Google’s Turn in Washington’s Glare ImageKeith Enright, Google’s chief privacy officer, testified before a Senate committee Wednesday about data protection.CreditCreditJoshua Roberts/Reuters By Daisuke Wakabayashi and Cecilia Kang Sept. 26, 2018 WASHINGTON — Google executives, after months of mostly avoiding the harsh spotlight put on their internet peers, are being grilled in Washington this week […]

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Sprayable antennas could usher in a new era of ultracompact wearable devices

[embedded content] Researchers at Drexel University’s College of Engineering in Philadelphia have invented new spray-on antennas, which can be applied as easily as spray paint or bug spray. The sprayable antennas — which are so thin that they are referred to as being “two-dimensional” — perform as well as the mobile antennas used in modern […]

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A telemarketer made about 21 million robocalls in 3 months. The FCC just fined it $82 million.

(Getty Images/iStockphoto) September 26 at 3:36 PM The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday imposed an $ 82 million fine against a telemarketer who made more than 21 million unsolicited calls to consumers to try to sell health insurance and generate leads. Over a three-month period beginning in late 2016, Philip Roesel and his companies made […]