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Hackers penetrate voting machines used in 2016 election at SLC cybersecurity conference

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 6:45pm

Huddled in the corner of a small room in the Salt Palace Convention Center are a group of hackers looking for vulnerabilities in 12 voting machines. And they've found a pretty major one.

Elon Musk deletes Facebook accounts for Tesla and SpaceX

Jackie Wattles, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:34pm

Elon Musk just nonchalantly erased Tesla and SpaceX from the world's most popular social media platform.

Fed up with Facebook? Here's how to break it off

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:03pm

Fed up with Facebook? You're not alone. A growing number of people are deleting it, or at least wrestling with whether they should, in light of its latest privacy debacle — allegations that a Trump-linked data-mining firm stole information on tens of millions of users to influence elections.

Facebook's Zuckerberg apologizes for 'major breach of trust'

Barbara Ortutay, Danica Kirka and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:54pm

Breaking five days of silence, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized for a "major breach of trust," admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm.

10 ways to boost your cell signal

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 1:59pm

We’ve all seen the “lost cell signal” dance.

Male birth control pill one step closer to reality, researchers say

Mark Lieber, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 11:31am

For decades, birth control pills have exclusively been used by women. But a male birth control pill that is both safe and effective may be on the horizon, according to a new study.

Facebook's data crisis deepens as questions mount

Mark Thompson, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 12:45pm

Facebook is facing a crescendo of questions about how its user data came to be harvested for political purposes as investors continue to take fright at the risk the scandal poses to its business.

Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian in Arizona

Felicia Fonseca and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 9:48pm

a crash that could have far-reaching consequences for the new technology.

BYU team could win $500K in Amazon's Alexa chatbot challenge

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:00pm

BYU beat 300 applicants to become one of eight universities that will win half a million dollars if they create a bot that can chat with Amazon Alexa users.

Not handy? Walmart offers TV installers, furniture builders

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:20am

Walmart doesn't just want to sell TVs and furniture — it wants to send a professional home to set them up, too.

Children as young as 5 learning art of 3-D animation in Sandy

Nicole Vowell, KSL TV  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 8:37pm

Children, as young as 5 years old, are learning how to make Disney-Pixar style 3-D animated movies at Paper Plane Productions, an after-school program based in Sandy.

UK probing Facebook after Cambridge Analytica suspension

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 2:44pm

Britain's information commissioner is investigating whether Facebook data was "illegally acquired and used," after the social network suspended Cambridge Analytica, a firm that worked for U.S. President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.

Worried about your kids’ screen time? Apple wants to help

Heather Kelly, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 11:45am

Kids love iPhones, and that has created some problems for Apple.

How to find hidden cancers? Doctors try glowing dyes

Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 10:00am

It was an ordinary surgery to remove a tumor — until doctors turned off the lights and the patient's chest started to glow. A spot over his heart shined purplish pink. Another shimmered in a lung.

4 ways to keep your business safe from cyberattacks

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   Mar 15th - 5:42pm

While securing a business from cyberattacks can be a lengthy and expensive process, here are four tips to help get you started.

YouTube will start displaying Wikipedia articles next to conspiracy theory videos

Kaya Yurieff, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 15th - 11:37am

YouTube says it will soon use Wikipedia to help fight videos that promote conspiracy theories and misinformation.

Legendary NBA coach Phil Jackson answers ‘Kobe vs. MJ’ debate at SL tech conference

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   Mar 14th - 7:33pm

Phil Jackson answers the age-old debate while headlining Utah tech company Domo's annual conference Wednesday.

Stephen Hawking, best-known physicist of his time, has died

Robert Barr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 13th - 11:09pm

Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, died early Wednesday, a University of Cambridge spokesman said. He was 76 years old.

Device helping opioid and heroin addicts through withdrawal symptoms

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted   Mar 12th - 9:11pm

Freedom from opioid and heroin addiction can be hard to achieve, but a groundbreaking device could help addicts get off those drugs without all the pain and agony of withdrawals symptoms.

What parents don't know about social media use, as explained by teens

Connor Richards,  |  Posted   Mar 12th - 6:15pm

From cyberbullying to neglect of homework, here are the reasons many are concerned about the impact social media is having on younger generations.