A small North Texas city is among nearly two dozen across the state that have been paralyzed by a major cyber attack. In Wilmer, municipal computers are being held for ransom -- most likely from hackers in Russia or China.
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Computers In Wilmer Paralyzed By CyberattackA small North Texas city is among nearly two dozen across the state that have been paralyzed by a major cyber attack. In Wilmer, municipal computers are being held for ransom -- most likely from hackers in Russia or China.
Designs Galore As Tech Celebrates World Emoji DayYou may be surprised that today is World Emoji Day, but the biggest tech giants aren't.
Amazon Prime Day Scams To Lookout ForAs Amazon Prime Day kicks off the surge in internet traffic is also likely to attract scammers looking to steal your data and payment details.
Getting Name, Information Off MyLife.Com Not EasyOne viewer contacted MyLife to take down her profile, but weeks later, she found a similar page under her name.
Apple Video Streaming Service Announcement Expected TodayApple is expected to announce today that it's launching a video service that could compete with Netflix, Amazon and cable TV itself.
Criminals Taking Advantage Of USPS Digital NotificationsCriminals Taking Advantage Of USPS Digital Notifications
Facebook Blocks 115 Accounts Ahead Of U.S. Mid-Term ElectionsFacebook said it blocked 115 accounts for acting suspiciously and possibly having links to foreign groups attempting to interfere in Tuesday's U.S. midterm elections. The social media company shut down dozens of Facebook and Instagram accounts and is investigating them in more detail.
Facebook, Twitter Chiefs Face LawmakersFacebook and Twitter executives defended their companies in two congressional hearings Wednesday, arguing they are aggressively trying to root out malicious foreign actors who want to do the United States harm just weeks before the midterm elections — and arguing that they don't discriminate against conservatives.
Amazon's Hopes Its Prime Day Doesn't Go To The DogsAmazon is hoping customers don't see any more dogs, after early problems on Prime Day meant people trying to shop got only images of the cute canines delivering an apologetic message.
New Initiative Makes Gaming Enjoyable For Kids With AutismNew Initiative Makes Gaming Enjoyable For Kids With Autism
Your Internet Use Could Change As 'Net Neutrality' EndsYour ability to watch and use your favorite apps and services could start to change — though not right away — following the official demise Monday of Obama-era internet protections. Any changes are likely to happen slowly, as companies assess how much consumers will tolerate.
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Authorities Learning More About YouTube ShooterA woman who believed that she was being suppressed by YouTube opened fire at the company's headquarters in California, wounding three people before taking her own life, police said.
Under Armour Breach Affects 150 Million MyFitnessPal AccountsThe accounts of about 150 million users of nutrition-tracking app MyFitnessPal were breached last month, Under Armour said Thursday, adding its name to the list of corporations targeted by hackers.
Some Hotel Rooms Getting Digital MakeoversSome Hotel Rooms Getting Digital Makeovers
FCC Votes Down Obama-Era 'Net Neutrality' RulesIn a vote along party lines, the federal government has ended sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet.
Gov't Prepares To Unravel Net-Neutrality RulesAs the federal government prepares to unravel sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet, advocates of the regulations are bracing for a long fight. The Thursday vote scheduled at the FCC could usher in big changes in how Americans use the internet.
Amazon Centers In Texas Busy On This Cyber MondayGet ready to shop ‘til you drop without ever getting up from your desk or maybe even leaving your house. It’s Cyber Monday and retailers are trying to entice you to click the "buy" button online.
How To Protect Your Personal Info While Shopping OnlineThe days of camping in front of stores for the best Black Friday deals are over. Now, shoppers are camped out on websites, hoping to grab some discounted Christmas gifts on a computer or smartphone. However, there is a potential cost for that convenience unless you take the proper steps to safeguard your personal information.
Twitter Rolling Out 280-Character LimitTwitter Rolling Out 280-Character Limit
2-Day Conference Focuses On Cyber VulnerabilityExperts say there are 6 billion electronic items with some sort of connection to the Internet. Just three years from now that number they say will increase to possibly 50 billion. Securing all of that is what these vendors are all about.
Google Pays Tribute To Late Latin Music Artist SelenaIf you visit Google on Tuesday, you may notice a special honor for the late Latina singer Selena. Google's daily doodle honors the Texas native who was murdered in 1995, just days before her 25th birthday.
Drivers Increasingly Distracted By Dashboard TechnologyWhen most people think of distracted driving they think of smartphones, but a new study says there are other distractions in vehicles that can be just as bad. The study done by AAA finds that technology built into the dashboards of many cars is taking drivers’ eyes and attention off the road and their hands off the wheel for potentially dangerous periods of time.
Aikman Leads Fundraising Campaign For United WayA Dallas Cowboys legend is lending a hand to help the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman is leading a year-long digital fundraising campaign that appeals to the generosity of Texans.