‘Spoofers’ make it hard to fight against robocallers, scammers

BY KYLE ARNOLD ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS ORLANDO – A local number on Evan Dimov’s caller ID and a confident voice on the other line had the Orlando...

Morehouse to host HBCU Technology Summit this month

BLACKNEWS.COM The HBCU Technology Summit (#HBCUTECHSUMMIT) will be held on Oct. 27 and 28 at Morehouse College in Atlanta. The event is led by the...

Black lawmakers press Facebook on Russia, diversity

BY WILLIAM DOUGLAS AND GREG GORDON MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU/TNS WASHINGTON – Facebook will boost its diversity efforts after hearing concerns from Black lawmakers that Russian operatives used...

Digital tracking: Why you should care

Some companies, empowered by the click-through habits of consumers, exploit the information by selling it to data brokers. BY TIM JOHNSON TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – It’s...

The dark web is a criminal cesspool

Secretive corner of internet a hub for child videos, weapons, drugs, stolen identities BY TIM JOHNSON TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE LAS VEGAS — An internet realm known as...

Nearly a third of US teens use electronics to cheat

BY SHARON NOGUCHI MERCURY NEWS/TNS U.S. teenagers think they are savvy about cybersecurity — so much that nearly one-third skirt school safeguards to access banned content...

Instagram copies another Snapchat feature: Face filters

BY TRACEY LIEN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS SAN FRANCISCO – Instagram continued to play copycat to Snapchat, launching on Tuesday its own version of face filters —...

Teens win computers for their ‘Big Idea’

Computer Mentors Group of Tampa held its annual Teen Business Challenge Feb. 18 and 19 at the Ybor City campus of Hillsborough Community College. The...

Tech-addicted parents to kids: Don’t do as I do

BY SHARON NOGUCHI MERCURY NEWS/TNS SAN JOSE, Calif. – They limit their kids’ screen time, set filters on their browsers and banish digital devices from the...

Sophisticated apps designed to make life a little easier

FAMILY FEATURES Just a generation ago, it was difficult to imagine a single palm-sized device that could serve as a phone, camera and day planner...

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