For-profit firm seeking to run .org names makes…

A private equity firm seeking to buy rights to operate the internet's

Twitter Update Lets You Populate Old Threads With…

Twitter Update Lets You Populate Old Threads With New Tweets The update is called "continue thread," and it is available on Twitter's iOS app. Only some users have access for now, and Twitter has not revealed when everyone will get it. To use "continue thread," a composition window becomes available when you write out a new tweet. This window lets you see old tweets and threads, allowing you to pick which one to link with the new message. In the older tweet, "continue thread" is an option in the three dots menu. Once clicked, your latest tweet merges with the past thread.

Apple Responds to Guy Who Rang Tim Cook's Doorbell

Apple has secured a temporary restraining order against a man said to be harassing CEO Tim Cook. In one incident described in court documents first spotted by Dave Gershgorn at OneZero, Rakesh "Rocky" Sharma allegedly snuck past a closed gate at Cook's home in Palo Alto, Calif., after dark on...

Infighting and online hoaxes mar Democrats…

The Democratic race for the White House has been marked by online infighting and unsubstantiated allegations of election rigging

Twitter Considering New Methods To Curb…

​A Twitter spokesperson told NBC News the company is considering various ways "to address misinformation and provide more context for tweets."

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Samsung Galaxy Users Creeped Out by Weird…

Samsung Galaxy users worldwide were confused late Wednesday and early Thursday by a notification from "Find My Mobile" that read simply "1" and did nothing when clicked other than disappear. (A Twitter search reveals words and phrases like "creepy," "freaked out," and "mysterious," plus people wondering whether they were being...

Stadia Is Coming to More Android Devices

Stadia Is Coming to More Android Devices The tech giant has confirmed its game streaming service will be available on a range of Android devices following the Feb. 20 update. The company revealed that “in addition to the Pixel family, Stadia will now support phones from Samsung, ASUS, and Razer.” A WiFi connection is required, while Google reiterated Stadia can also be used on tablets, desktops, laptops and on TVs through Google Chromecast Ultra. Google’s vice president, Phil Harrison, recently confirmed the company is planning a free tier edition of Stadia later this year. Phil Harrison, via statement

Off-Duty Officers Fight Crime On Date Night

Two off-duty Kentucky police officers were on their weekly date night at Raising Cane's Chicken only to be surprised when an armed robber entered the restaurant demanding money from the cashier. Detective Chase McKeown and Officer Nicole McKeown were only feet away and immediately came to the rescue.

Alaska needs broad review of aviation safety…

The National Transportation Safety Board says Alaska needs a comprehensive effort to improve aviation safety

TikTok Is Letting Parents Control How Long Kids…

TikTok Is Letting Parents Control How Long Kids Can Spend on App 'Family Safety Mode' has made its debut in the U.K. It will spread to other areas in the coming weeks. Parents must have their own TikTok accounts to make the feature work. The mode lets parents control how much of the app kids can use, such as restricting certain content. Parents can also limit the amount of messages their child's account receives. Shutting off messages completely is an option too. TikTok blog post, via The Verge

Computer scientist who pioneered 'copy' and…

The Silicon Valley pioneer who created the now-ubiquitous computer concepts such as “cut,” “copy” and “paste” has died

Personal Information Of 10 Million MGM Hotel…

A hacking forum posted the information this week from a breach that occurred last summer.

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Need 2 Know: Stone Sentencing Fallout, Baby Yoda…

These are the headlines you Need 2 Know for Friday, February 21, 2020.

New Mexico sues Google over collection of…

New Mexico is suing Google over allegations the tech company is illegally collecting personal data generated by children in violation of federal and state laws

US expert says 5G tiff could affect information…

The top U.S. diplomat for cyber security policy says he welcomes European Union moves toward recognizing the risks at stake in 5G technology, but warned that the U.S. will not be able to share top-level information with countries that choose “untrusted” vendors, such as China’s Huawei

How Effective Is Social Media At Stopping…

Social media companies have been more proactive at stopping health-related misinformation than other kinds. But it's still easy to find.

Need 2 Know: Dems Debate, Stone Sentencing

These are the headlines you Need 2 Know for Thursday, February 20, 2020.

CBS streaming service to grow with Viacom…

ViacomCBS is planning a new streaming service that will combine the existing CBS All Access service with Paramount movies and shows from Viacom channels such as MTV and BET

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Woman struck and killed by Mardi Gras float…

New Orleans is mourning the death of a woman who was run over by a parade float as the city celebrates the season leading up to Mardi Gras

U.S. Attorney General Questions If Tech Industry…

The law protects tech companies from being held liable for what third-party users post on their platforms.