Auto show back in Detroit next year with focus on outdoors
The head of Detroit’s big international auto show says it will return to the Motor City next year, but with smaller indoor displays, and more emphasis on experiencing vehicles and technology outside.
After 9 years and $10M, Georgia spaceport nears FAA approval
A coastal community in southeast Georgia hopes to soon find out whether the federal government will allow it to build a launch site for commercial rockets.
Brief, global internet outages blamed on software bug
A software bug at a major network provider briefly knocked offline dozens of financial institutions, airlines and other companies across the globe during peak Asian business hours.
Dead 'murder hornet' near Seattle is 1st found in US in 2021
Scientists have found a dead Asian giant hornet north of Seattle, the first so-called murder hornet discovered in the country this year.
Self-driving car pioneer Waymo gets $2.5B to fuel ambitions
The self-driving car pioneer that was spun off from Google isn’t allowing a recent wave of executive departures to detour its plans to expand its robotic taxi service.
Spacesuit problems prevent astronauts from completing job
Spacesuit problems have prevented astronauts from completing the installation of powerful, new solar panels outside the International Space Station.
Security flaw found in 2G mobile data encryption standard
Cybersecurity researchers in Europe say they've discovered a flaw in an encryption algorithm used by cellphones that may have allowed attackers to eavesdrop on some data traffic for more than two decades.
India says Twitter knowingly not complying with local laws
The standoff between the Indian government and Twitter has escalated after the country’s technology minister accused the social media giant of deliberately not complying with local laws.
Biden elevates energetic critic of Big Tech as top regulator
President Joe Biden has installed an energetic critic of Big Tech as a top federal regulator at a time when the industry is under intense pressure from Congress, regulators and state attorneys general.
AP says it will no longer name suspects in minor crimes
The Associated Press says it will no longer publish the names or photographs of people charged with minor crimes, in a recognition of how such stories can have a long, damaging afterlife on the internet.
Robotic ship sets off to retrace the Mayflower's journey
More than four centuries after the Mayflower departed from England on a historic sea journey to America, another trailblazing vessel with the same name has set off to retrace the voyage.
UK watchdog examines Apple-Google mobile system control
U.K. competition regulators are looking into Apple and Google smartphone operating systems, app stores and browsers, over concern that the two tech giants’ control of “mobile ecosystems” is harming consumers.
On Florida’s horizon: Dust, brilliant sunsets and allergies
Sunsets across Florida in the coming days could become even more spectacular, as clouds of dust from the Sahara desert sweep in across the Atlantic coast.
EU court leaves Facebook more exposed to privacy challenges
The EU's top court has ruled Facebook can face privacy challenges from watchdogs in any of the bloc’s member states, not just its lead regulator in Ireland.
US antivirus software creator fights extradition from Spain
Detained antivirus software entrepreneur John McAfee has testified in a Spanish court as part of his fight against extradition to the United States.
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.
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.