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Twitter vows new crackdown on hateful, abusive…

Twitter vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment on its platform, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet-storm that the company was "still" not doing enough to protect its users

China's Xi calls for more technology development

President Xi Jinping has called for China's ruling Communist Party to step up technology development, an area in which Beijing faces complaints that it encourages theft of foreign know-how and blocks access to emerging industries

Kenmore adds Wi-Fi, Alexa to its new fridges

These refrigerators will also be compatible with Alexa, Amazon's voice-activated digital assistant.

Man jumps 800 feet off Yosemite cliff without…

Watch as 33 year old daredevil Ryan Jenks jumps off an 800-foot cliff at Yosemite National Park with only a rope and no parachute.

Wi-Fi Flaw Leaves An Ever-Larger Internet Of…

A newly discovered vulnerability in Wi-Fi encryption could open traffic up to eavesdropping.

Parts of unmanned Russian spaceship burn up over…

Parts of an unmanned Russian cargo spaceship burned across the night sky of the Arabian Peninsula, drawing gasps from Dubai to Riyadh before breaking up in the atmosphere and scattering in the ocean

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Autonomous cars head for the Big Apple

General Motors' Cruise Automation wants to begin testing autonomous vehicles in Manhattan next year

Microsoft rolls out new Windows 10 update and…

Microsoft has begun rolling out an update to its Windows 10 operating system, hoping to spark enthusiasm for its virtual- and augmented-reality ambitions

Pixel 2 camera boss explains the phone's new HDR…

Read the Pixel 2 CNET Editors Take - http://cnet.co/2g6nYs0 Camera team leader Tim Knight explains how new HDR+ photo technology and image stabilization lift the new Google phone over last year's model.

Univision goes dark for Verizon's cable customers

Univision channels have gone dark for Verizon's 4.7 million Fios cable customers because of a contract dispute

Self-driving cars could ease traffic, but…

A new study inspired by Boston's early experiments with self-driving cars finds that the technology could ease congestion, but also lead to more cars on the road and further encourage urban sprawl

Greenpeace faults many tech giants for…

The environmental group Greenpeace has issued a report giving technology titans like Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Huawei low marks for their environmental impact

KRACK security flaw affects virtually every…

The biggest stories in tech include a flaw in a Wi-Fi security protocol that makes countless devices vulnerable and Nintendo reportedly looking to expand what kind of games you can play on the Switch.

Facebook buys anonymous teen compliment app TBH

Facebook has bought TBH, a teen-focused app that lets people give anonymous compliments to each other

Netflix sinking deeper into debt to fuel…

Netflix is sinking deeper into debt in its relentless pursuit of more viewers, leaving the company little margin for error as it tries to build the world's biggest video subscription service

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Researchers discover vulnerability affecting…

Security researchers have discovered a Wi-Fi network vulnerability that could allow attackers to steal sensitive information or inject malicious code while someone is logged into a computer or mobile device

'Krack Attack' Wi-Fi security flaw requires you…

A weakness discovered in WPA2 encryption affects almost every Wi-Fi device. Unless the flaw is patched, hackers could potentially spy on everything you do online.

Fact-checking fake news on Facebook works - just…

Facebook's efforts to reduce the spread of fake news using outside fact-checkers appears to be having an effect _ though that finding comes with a major caveat.

Court agrees to take on US-Microsoft dispute over…

The Supreme Court has agreed to take on a major dispute between the Trump administration and Microsoft over emails stored abroad

Spacetime-bending kilonova detected for the first…

The European Southern Observatory detected a deep-space signal in August that turned out the be the first observable light from two neutron stars colliding, producing a kilonova that caused strong gravitational waves to pass through Earth.

Yahoo can provide dead man's emails to family, court says

Massachusetts' highest court says federal law does not prohibit Yahoo from providing a deceased man's family members access to his email account

Apple may ditch Touch ID next year, Twitter…

In today's tech news, Apple is predicted to bring Face ID to all iPhones in 2018, Twitter talks tough on harassment and NASA gets playful in space

5G Explained

The hype about this important phone network standard is about to become deafening. CNET's Stephen Shankland explains what you need to know.