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Reports: US launches review of China-owned video app TikTok

Google buys Fitbit for $2.1B, stepping back into wearables

Google claims breakthrough in blazingly fast computing

  Newly launched C Spire Health app aimed at improving access to healthcare

‘Is this you?' BBB warns of social media video scam

  Celebrities, law enforcement from around the country send injured Madison deputy well-wishes

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  Early tech training: Some kids could bypass college

  How to track tropics with the WLBT First Alert Weather App

Websites infected iPhones with spyware, researchers say

Clinton police warn of scam that “spoofs” the department’s number

  JSU graduate student creates lead-filtering drinking straw

  Young robotics students from Madison County win big at world championship

  Northshore Elementary students learn coding skills during Google Roadshow

Fourth through sixth grade students in Brandon are learning that technical work doesn’t have to be boring

Need your lawn mowed? There’s an app for that!

Nashville-based GreenPal allows homeowners to find local, pre-screened lawn professionals.

  City of Jackson hosts TECH Jackson Conference and Festival

It features arts and culture and informational sessions highlighting the city’s innovation in the fields of Technology, Education, Creativity, and Healthcare.

C Spire service restored after customers experience widespread cell phone outages across Mississippi

The largest privately held wireless carrier in the entire country issued a statement on Twitter saying they were aware of the outage and are working to resolve the issue.

Find your new love with help from your refrigerator

Newborn left to die in 1981 identified by DNA; mother charged in South Dakota

Man who allegedly threatened Google arrested in California

  Mississippi becomes first state to launch Students Against Violence app

Attorney General launches “Students Against Violence” app

  Governor signs rural internet bill into law; effect may take years

FaceTime bug lets iPhone users eavesdrop on people they’re calling without them answering

A bug in Apple’s FaceTime feature caused quite the stir on social media Monday, when users learned they could essentially eavesdrop on the people they’re calling and see through their front-facing camera, even if the other person hasn’t picked up the call.

Plans to start mining water, oxygen from moon, European Space Agency announces

Using these natural resources could make it easier for humans to stay on the moon for extended periods of time.

Rural Mississippians hopeful for faster internet after expansion bill passes

Internet service is pretty important in today’s age, and some say remote areas of Mississippi are falling behind because they have poor internet connections.

Couple grateful for Apple watch that alerted them to husband’s irregular heartbeat

The man thought he was experiencing anxiety around traveling for the holidays, but his watch alerted him it was actually something much more serious.

School van driver under investigation after teen records her using FaceTime while driving

A new driver has been assigned to transport the 16-year-old, and in addition, the superintendent says the driver under investigation is no longer permitted to transport any of the school district’s students.

Get a glimpse of future tech at CES

Get ready for the wild but also the more mild, like smart home devices, health tech and pushing your smartphone further - for instance, new alternatives to a stylus.

  China becomes first country to land spacecraft on far side of moon

China is only the third country, behind the United States and Russia, to have spacecrafts make moon landings, and it is the first to have a craft land on the moon's far side.

The Latest: Tribune says newspapers hit by computer virus

Tribune Publishing says a computer virus disrupted production of the Chicago Tribune and its other newspapers across the country, the Chicago Tribune reports

Tesla names independent board members in SEC settlement

Tesla names 2 independent board members as part of settlement with US regulators

  Consumer Warning: Netflix phishing scam circulating

Officials are warning about a Netflix phishing scam that targets your personal information.

Nationwide internet outage affects CenturyLink customers

Many CenturyLink customers across the U.S. were without internet Thursday amid a lengthy outage that even affected some Verizon customers

Elon Musk asks judge to toss diver's lawsuit in Thai dustup

Elon Musk is asking a California judge to throw out a lawsuit filed against him by a British diver who accused the tech entrepreneur of falsely calling him a pedophile

Official: Russian weapon 27 times faster than speed of sound

A Russian Cabinet official says the nation's new strategic weapon can pierce any missile defenses

Digitally enhanced: Estonia plots the end of bureaucracy

The Baltic nation of Estonia is engaged in the most ambitious project in governance in today's world, creating a totally digital government designed to reduce bureaucracy, increase transparency and boost economic growth

Idaho lab protects US infrastructure from cyber attacks

Workers at an Idaho lab are helping the U.S. catch up with threats by hackers to systems that operate energy pipelines, hydroelectric projects, drinking water systems and nuclear power plants across the country.

Slack: Some accounts mistakenly deactivated during update

Slack says it mistakenly deactivated accounts for some of the users of its work-focused messaging service as it implemented a system update to comply with U.S. economic sanctions and trade embargoes

Potash mine fire in Russia leaves 9 trapped underground

Russian officials say nine miners have been trapped by a salt mine fire in the region near the Ural Mountains

London's Gatwick Airport reopens; drone suspects questioned

London's Gatwick Airport has been plagued by long lines and flight delays but no new drone sightings after two suspects were arrested for drone invasions

Firm wins passenger OK for self-driving cars in California

Self-driving car startup Zoox has won permission to start offering rides to public passengers in California

Germany says link between hackers, China govt credible

The German government says it believes the link drawn between the Chinese government and a group of hackers who stole trade and official secrets in the West is credible

The Latest: Police say 2 arrested Gatwick Airport drone case

UK police say two people have been arrested for suspected "criminal use of drones" in the Gatwick Airport case

China calls US arrogant and selfish after hacking indictment

China calls the U.S. arrogant and selfish after two Chinese citizens were charged with stealing American trade secrets and other sensitive information on behalf of Beijing's main intelligence agency

End of an era: Germany closes its last black coal mine

Germany has closed the last of its black coal mines, ending an industry that fueled the country's industrial revolution and its post-war economic recovery

2 arrested for drone use in London Gatwick Airport case

British police say two people have been arrested for suspected "criminal use of drones"' in the Gatwick Airport case that has created nightmarish holiday travel delays for tens of thousands of passengers

Quantum stimulus: Congress sends computing proposal to Trump

A proposal to pump more than $1B into helping the US tech industry develop powerful 'quantum computers' is now on the desk of President Trump

Human rights group report gains traction, Twitter hammered

Amnesty International report regarding abuse of women on Twitter gains traction and shares get hammered

The Latest: China accuses US of 'fabricating facts'

China has accused the U.S. of "fabricating facts" after it charged two Chinese hackers with carrying out an extensive campaign to steal trade secrets and other information on behalf of Beijing's main intelligence agency

US charges 2 hackers with alleged Chinese intelligence ties

U.S. officials have indicted two alleged Chinese hackers who are said to have carried out an extensive campaign on behalf of Beijing's main intelligence agency

Uber resumes autonomous vehicle tests in Pittsburgh

Uber resumes testing of autonomous vehicles near downtown Pittsburgh

AP Exclusive: Facebook removes fake Bangladesh news sites

AP Exclusive: Facebook says it is shutting down a series of fake news sites spreading false information about the Bangladesh opposition days before national elections

The Latest: Drones 'highly targeted' to disrupt UK airport

He says drones pose a big strategic challenge for the aviation industry and steps must be taken to prevent future drone-induced shutdowns

Holiday chaos as drones shut London's Gatwick Airport

Drones buzzing over the runway have forced the shutdown of London's Gatwick Airport during one of the busiest times of the year, stranding or delaying tens of thousands of Christmas-season travelers

US sanctions Russians for election meddling, nerve agent use

The U.S. Treasury Department sanctions 15 Russians over hacking, interference in U.S. elections and a nerve agent attack in England

DC slaps Facebook with latest suit targeting privacy lapses

The attorney general in the nation's capital has filed a lawsuit against Facebook for allowing data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica to improperly access data from as many as 87 million users

German gets 6 years for running darknet site used to buy gun

A court in Germany has sentenced a 31-year-old man to six years imprisonment for running a web forum where illegal goods were traded, including a gun used in a 2016 shooting rampage

Uber loses UK case on worker rights, expected to appeal

Uber pledged Wednesday to challenge a U.K. Court of Appeal decision that drivers should be classed as workers rather than self-employed employees

Report: Facebook shared private messages with partners

Newspaper: Facebook gave companies deeper access to user data, letting some read private messages

US cybersecurity firm: Hackers stole EU diplomatic cables

A U.S. cybersecurity firm says that hackers have spent years eavesdropping on the diplomatic communications of European Union officials

Germany tightens checks on foreign investment plans

The German government is tightening rules on foreign investments in some sectors, including the media, to lower the threshold at which it can consider blocking such plans

Facebook purges more Myanmar accounts for misrepresentation

Facebook has announced its third and biggest purge of military-linked accounts in Myanmar, where critics have charged the social network did too little to block inflammatory material that fueled hatred, particularly against the Muslim Rohingya minority

Consumer groups allege Google misleads kids in FTC complaint

Google faces allegations of distributing deceptive, potentially dangerous apps to children on Android smartphones

Google, Facebook to pay $450K for Washington state violation

Google and Facebook are being ordered by a Washington state judge to pay $455,000 in a campaign finance violation case

Uber approved to resume autonomous car tests in Pittsburgh

Pennsylvania's Department of Transportation has approved Uber's request to resume testing autonomous vehicles on public roads in the Pittsburgh area

Launch of next generation GPS satellite postponed for 1 day

The launch of a new GPS satellite has been postponed because of an unspecified problem with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

Correction: Britain-Statistic of the Year story

Correction: Britain-Statistic of the Year story

The Latest: Trump signs order to create US Space Command

President Donald Trump has launched the Pentagon's new Space Command _ an effort to better organize and advance the military's vast operations in space

Elon Musk's new tunnel 'a little rough around the edges'

Elon Musk unveils his underground transportation tunnel but it's 'a little rough around the edges'

Need some milk? Driverless cars start delivering groceries

The nation's largest grocery chain has leaped into the driverless delivery market

ICYMI: California withdraws 'text tax' after FCC ruling

California regulators have canceled a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones

First private Israeli lunar mission will launch in February

An Israeli organization says that it has pushed back its launch of the first private spacecraft aiming to land on the moon

Russia social media influence efforts ongoing, report says

A report compiled by private researchers and released by the Senate intelligence committee Monday says that "active and ongoing" Russian interference operations still exist

Silicon Valley East: Google plans $1B expansion in New York

High tech's center of gravity is shifting east: Google has announced plans for a new $1 billion office complex in New York City.

Report: China is driving use of armed drones in Middle East

Use of armed drones in Mideast, driven largely by growing sales from China, is growing significantly, says new report

Colin Kroll, co-founder of HQ Trivia, found dead

Colin Kroll, a tech executive who co-founded the HQ Trivia app, has died

Next-generation of GPS satellites are headed to space

The U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile

Talks adopt 'rulebook' to put Paris climate deal into action

United Nations talks adopt 'rulebook' to put Paris climate agreement into action

Executive's arrest, security worries stymie Huawei's reach

Chinese tech giant Huawei's ambition to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security worries abroad, while one of its top executives faces U.S. charges over trade with Iran

Detentions raise fears, cast doubt on China's policies

China's detentions of Canadians worries executives, raises doubts about commitment to reform