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‘Intrusion attempts’ to Utah gov websites skyrocket during Romney senate campaign

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 13th - 3:59pm

During the 2017 Utah primary election, the state's IT team blocked about 500,000 to 700,00 “intrusion attempts” against state websites. In 2018, that number reached 1 billion — 2,000 times what it was the year before.

Having more control over your data doesn't mean it's safe

Kaya Yurieff, CNN  |  Posted Jul 11th - 12:18pm

California's new data protection law gives consumers sweeping control over how much personal information companies can collect. It lets people opt out of having their data collected entirely, and even makes it easier to sue companies in the wake of a data breach.

Babies sleep better when they begin solid food early, study says

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted Jul 9th - 8:36pm

Both the U.K. National Health Service and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that mothers exclusively breastfeed until about 6 months of age and then begin to introduce solid foods. Yet, an alternative feeding plan is also safe for babies, new research suggests.

How much all-seeing AI surveillance is too much?

Matt O'Brien, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 2:03pm

When a CIA-backed venture capital fund took an interest in Rana el Kaliouby's face-scanning technology for detecting emotions, the computer scientist and her colleagues did some soul-searching — and then turned down the money.

What you need to know about Amazon's Prime Day on July 16

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 12:17pm

Amazon's Prime Day deals are coming to the aisles of Whole Foods as the online retailer seeks to lure more people to its Prime membership after a recent price hike.

Orem Fire Department unveils state-of-the-art tool: a drone

Devon Dewey, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 8:37pm

The Orem Fire Department unveiled its newest fire-fighting tool Monday morning: a specialized drone.

We went 30 days limited to 1 hour of screen time: Here’s what happened

Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 7:31pm

The term “binge watch” or the sight of someone aimlessly scrolling on their phone have become common things and prove that, in some degree or another, most of us are glued to our screens. But we’re not powerless.

I never said that! High-tech deception of 'deepfake' videos

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 12:52pm

Hey, did my congressman really say that? Is that really President Donald Trump on that video, or am I being duped?

First confirmed image of the birth of a planet

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 8:21am

A planet-hunting instrument has captured the first confirmed image of a newborn planet that's still forming in our galaxy.

Smartphone software less distracting than infotainment systems, U. study finds

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 6:44am

New analysis from the University of Utah shows that some smartphone driving software is less distracting than standard carmaker operating systems.

Worker bees, worker bots: Students compete with autonomous robots

Alec Williams, KSL  |  Posted Jul 1st - 8:33am

Robots made by community college students competed Monday at the annual American Society for Engineering Education conference held in Salt Lake City.

Utah tech company Domo goes public amid skepticism

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 29th - 6:01pm

Utah tech unicorn Domo went public Friday and is trading relatively well on an IPO that has been met with skepticism since its initial filing.

6 stores in Utah that will deliver groceries to your door

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 28th - 3:46pm

Walmart recently announced that the company is expanding its delivery service to the Salt Lake City and Provo areas. Here are five other grocery stores that will deliver to your door as well.

Woman's selfies capture moving lump on face: a parasite

Michael Nedelman, CNN  |  Posted Jun 27th - 8:38pm

In selfies, a woman documented a lump under her skin for weeks before doctors were able to remove it — and it didn't stay in one place, according to a case report in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Remember Lovesac? The Utah-founded company is soaring in public debut 23 years later

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted Jun 27th - 7:32pm

Nineties kids aren’t the only ones remembering Lovesac today.

Japanese space probe arrives at asteroid to collect samples

Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 27th - 10:43am

A Japanese space probe arrived at an asteroid Wednesday after a 3 1/2-year journey to undertake a first-ever experiment: blow a crater in the rocky surface to collect samples and bring them back to Earth.

Do you really know what your kid's doing on that device?

Martha Irvine, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 7:32pm

Cybercrimes experts are worried about the secret digital lives many teens today are leading, saying they often result in a dreadful array of consequences, including harassment and occasional suicides.

Utah-based Overstock to collect sales tax following Supreme Court ruling

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 25th - 3:30pm

Utah-based online retailer Overstock.com will voluntarily begin collecting sales tax following the Supreme Court’s Thursday ruling that allows states to force online retailers to collect sales tax.

US stepping up Earth's protection from asteroids, comets

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 8:34am

The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to protect the planet from incoming asteroids that could wipe out entire regions or even continents.

New evidence that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer's

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 9:26pm

Viruses that sneak into the brain just might play a role in Alzheimer's, scientists reported Thursday in a provocative study that promises to re-ignite some long-debated theories about what triggers the mind-robbing disease.