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After 7 years in prison, what will Chelsea Manning do with her freedom? Chelsea Manning was released from prison Wednesday . She was originally sentenced to 35 years for leaking thousands of military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks. But Barack Obama commuted most of her sentence before leaving office. Manning has posted photos on social media to celebrate -- her first steps of freedom, enjoying pizza and wine.
French President Macron fights back against hackers Russians are suspected of interfering in the recent French election. The campaign of now President-elect Emmanuel Macron was hacked. But Macron’s technology team saw it coming and launched a counteroffensive. Also, LA-based Snapchat has lost more money in the past three month that the company has made, ever.
New tech can mimic your voice with eerie accuracy Part of Facebook’s anti-violence plan is hiring 3000 more people to monitor content and pull down harmful or violent posts. Families of the victims of the San Bernardino terrorist attack are suing Facebook, Twitter, and Google for knowingly supporting terrorism. And some companies are developing technology that can mimic any voice.
FCC threatens net neutrality, and Amazon judges your clothes FCC chair Ajit Pai outlined his plans to undo Obama-era net neutrality rules, which require internet companies to treat all internet traffic equally. Amazon just introduced Echo Look, which lets its original voice assistant, Alexa, judge what you wear and help you pick your outfit.
Facebook wants to read your mind, and turn your thoughts into status updates Days after a man posted a video to Facebook of him randomly shooting and killing another man, Mark Zuckerberg said his company will keep doing all they can to prevent similar tragedies from happening again. He then talked about unveiling ambitious new features that will allow users to augment reality.
Uber reportedly gains advantage over Lyft through 'Hell' On our weekly web and tech segment...News surfaced this week that Uber may have engaged in unfair business practices to beat its biggest competitor, using software called “Hell.” The company has also faced allegations of systemic harassment and seen a number of executives resign.
With facial recognition tech, will it be impossible to be unrecognizable? Amazon will have to pay $70 million to parents for their kids buying extra goodies on free games without permission. Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 phone will let you scan your face to pay for things. Facebook is expanding its use of photo-matching technology to curb revenge porn.
Activists target Congressmen who repealed internet privacy rules Congressional Republicans voted to let internet service providers track you on the web and sell that information. Privacy advocates have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars so far to buy the web histories of Congress members who voted to repeal the protections. We get tips on how you can maintain your privacy now.
Political lines scrambled when it comes to surveillance and the NSA Rep. Devin Nunes says Trump’s campaign may have been caught up in foreign surveillance. There’s a provision in the FISA Act that allows communication between foreigners and Americans to be monitored. We talk about that provision and whether it’ll survive.
US to get more money to fight hackers President Trump’s budget proposes $1.5 billion for Homeland Security, specifically for cybersecurity. Two Russian intelligence officers are charged with hacking Yahoo. McDonald’s claims its official Twitter account was hacked as well.
Does antivirus software still work? New malware has adapted to antivirus software, so how do you protect your computers now? Also, Disney has cut ties with PewDiePie after an anti-semitic stunt, and YouTube has cut his channel from its premium advertising program.
Required for US entry: social media passwords? Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told Congress that his department is getting more serious about the vetting process, which means travelers from certain countries might have to hand over their social media passwords before entering the US.
Does Twitter have what it takes against trolls? Twitter announced this week that they’ll implement a fix to combat repeat trolls. Reddit banned two subreddits yesterday. Snapchat, valued at $25 billion, is expected to publicly file its IPO next week.
Gangsta gardener, a donut dough-bate, 'The Last Magnificent' Artist and community activist Ron Finley discusses how he’s changing South LA, one garden at a time. Chef Jeremiah Tower talks about starring in “The Last Magnificent,” a new documentary about his role as one of the defining figures in the early days of California cuisine. Plus: Laura Avery stuffs her “Good Food” tote full of green garlic, while Evan and The Sporkful’s Dan Pashman get into a heated dough-bate about donuts.
What's at stake for US-international relations after intel leak to Russia? News broke Monday that President Trump divulged classified information to Russian officials. Israel was reportedly the source of this information. We assess the fallout.