Finding headphones with great audio that reduce outside noise
Noise-canceling headphones can be an excellent gift for yourself or someone you care about – you just need to get the right kind for the right situation.
Critical entities targeted in suspected Chinese cyber spying
A cyberespionage campaign blamed on China was more sweeping than previously known, with suspected state-backed hackers exploiting a device meant to boost internet security to penetrate the computers of critical U.S. entities.
Germany seeks to fine operators of Telegram messenger app
German authorities have launched proceedings against Telegram that could see the messenger app’s operators fined for failing to abide by laws requiring social media sites to police their users’ actions.
Operator says China nuclear plant facing 'performance issue'
The French joint operator of a Chinese nuclear plant near Hong Kong says it is dealing with a “performance issue” but is currently operating within safety limits, following a report of a potential radioactive leak.
Gorilla tactics: Berlin delivery riders take on $1B startup
Riders for the Berlin grocery delivery startup Gorillas have staged protests in the German capital demanding the reinstatement of a fired colleague.
AMA doctors meet amid vocal backlash over racial equity plan
The nation's largest doctors' group is holding its annual policymaking meeting amid backlash over its sweeping plan to eliminate structural racism and bias in health care.
Apple reaffirms privacy stance amid Trump probe revelations
Apple is seeking to protect its image as a guardian of personal privacy, maintaining it was blindsided and handcuffed by a Trump administration probe that resulted in the company handing over phone data from two Democratic congressmen.
Florida denied extra time to form defense of big tech censorship law
A federal judge has rejected the state’s request for more time to defend Florida’s new social media censorship law, which takes effect on July 1.
McDonald's latest company to be hit by a data breach
McDonald’s is the latest company to be hit by a data breach after unauthorized activity on its network exposed the personal data of some customers in South Korea and Taiwan.
Photos show Chinese rover on dusty, rocky Martian surface
The dusty, rocky Martian surface and a Chinese rover and lander bearing small national flags were seen in photos the rover took on the red planet.
Wray: FBI frowns on ransomware payments despite recent trend
FBI Director Christopher Wray says the bureau discourages ransomware payments to hacking groups even as major companies in the past month have participated in multimillion-dollar transactions aimed at getting their systems back online.
China says US revoking of China apps ban a 'positive step'
China’s Ministry of Commerce has said a U_S_ move to revoke Trump administration’s executive orders intended to ban apps like TikTok and WeChat was a “positive step.”.
Scientists hail golden age to trace bird migration with tech
A new antenna on the International Space Station and receptors on the Argos satellite — combined with the shrinking size of tracking chips and batteries — are allowing scientists to remotely monitor small animal and songbird movements in much greater detail than ever before.
Rocket on pad, China ready to send 1st crew to space station
The rocket that will send the first crew members to China’s new space station has been moved onto the launch pad ahead of its planned blastoff next week.
US drops Trump order targeting TikTok, plans its own review
The White House has dropped Trump-era executive orders that attempted to ban the popular apps TikTok and WeChat and will conduct its own review aimed at identifying national security risks with software applications tied to China.
Journalists demanding more action against online harassment
The recent firing of Associated Press reporter Emily Wilder for violating social media policies has unexpectedly turned attention to the flip side of social media engagement — the abuse that many journalists face routinely.
Thousands return home in east Congo after volcano eruption
Thousands of people are returning to Goma and a surrounding region in eastern Congo hoping to find their homes intact weeks after a volcano erupted, but fearing the worst.
China denounces US bill aimed at boosting competitiveness
Beijing has denounced a U.S. bill aimed at boosting U.S. technology to improve American competitiveness, calling it a thinly veiled attack on China's political system and an attempt to hinder its development.
EU report: Illicit drug sales moved online during lockdowns
An annual drug trends report concludes that illegal drug production on European soil increased during the coronavirus pandemic last year as lockdowns helped move drug sales from streets to encrypted online platforms.
Gucci digitally outfits Gen-Z in metaverse foray with Roblox
Anyone whose virtual alter ego is wandering around the Roblox online game platform these days might run into other avatars sporting Gucci handbags, sunglasses or hats.
EXPLAINER: Just how vulnerable is the internet?
An outage at a little-known firm that knocked a lot of top internet destinations offline, disrupting business and leisure for untold millions globally, was quickly resolved Tuesday.
Senate passes bill to boost US tech industry, counter rivals
The Senate has overwhelmingly approved legislation aiming to boost semiconductor production in the U.S. The bill is a bid to protect economic and national security in the face of growing international competition, most notably from China.
Pipeline CEO: Ransom payment among my ‘toughest decisions’
A pipeline company CEO is making no apologies for his decisions to abruptly halt fuel distribution for much of the East Coast and pay millions to a criminal gang in Russia as he faced down one of the most disruptive ransomware attacks in U.S. history.
Global sting began by creating message service for crooks
Criminal gangs that used a secure-messaging app called ANOM unwittingly allowed the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to eavesdrop on their conversations.
Apple previews new software for iPhone, other gadgets
Apple kicked off its second annual all-virtual developer conference with a keynote that outlined new updates to its software for iPhones and other devices.
US recovers most of ransom paid after Colonial Pipeline hack
The Justice Department has recovered the majority of a multimillion-dollar ransom payment to hackers after a cyberattack that caused the operator of the nation’s largest fuel pipeline to halt its operations last month.
Carbon dioxide levels hit 50% higher than preindustrial time
Scientists say the annual peak of global heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the air has reached another dangerous milestone: 50% higher than when the industrial age began.
Jeff Bezos will blast into space on rocket's 1st crew flight
Jeff Bezos will blast into space next month on Blue Origin's first flight with a crew, becoming the first person in the world to ride his own rocket.
France fines Google for abusing 'dominant' ads position
France’s competition watchdog said Monday it is fining Google 220 million euros ($268 million) for abusing its ‘dominant position’ in the online advertising business.
Energy chief cites risk of cyberattacks crippling power grid
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm is urging more public-private cooperation on cyber defenses, and she says U.S. adversaries already are capable of using cyber intrusions to shut down the power grid.
Nigerian government-enforced Twitter suspension takes effect
Millions of Nigerians were unable to access Twitter after the government enforced an indefinite suspension of the microblogging platform’s operations in Nigeria.
Global war on ransomware? Hurdles hinder the US response
Foreign keyboard criminals with scant fear of repercussions have paralyzed U.S. schools and hospitals, leaked highly sensitive police files, triggered fuel shortages and, most recently, threatened global food supply chains.
Maine's blueberry crop faces climate change peril
Maine’s beloved wild blueberry fields are home to one of the most important fruit crops in New England, and scientists have found they are warming at a faster rate than the rest of the state.
G-7 back steps to deter tax dodging by multinational firms
The Group of Seven wealthy democracies have agreed to support a global minimum corporate tax of at least 15% to deter multinational companies from avoiding taxes by stashing profits in low-rate countries.