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Comcast says it will not sell customer browsing histories

Comcast said Friday it would not sell customers’ individual internet browsing information, days after the U.S. Congress approved legislation reversing Obama administration era internet privacy rules.The bill would repeal regulations adopted in October by the Federal Communications Commission under...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 3:09pm

Madison Square Garden reports massive year-long credit card breach

Madison Square Garden disclosed Tuesday it was hit with a massive credit card breach at five of its venues that lasted nearly a year.MSG said during the last week in October it found unauthorized external access into the payment system and a program that looks for credit card data as a payment is...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 8:02am

'B.S. Detector' lets Chrome users know when they're reading fake news

After the truth came out about the reach of fake new on Facebook during the final months of the election, a web developer proved it is possible to help readers cut through the crap — so to speak.New York-based development company The Self Agency created a new Chrome extension, named the B.S....

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 1:22am

Global majority backs a ban on 'dark net,' poll says

Seven in 10 people say the "dark net" – an anonymous online home to both criminals and activists fearful of government surveillance – should be shut down, according to a global Ipsos poll released on Tuesday.The findings, from a poll of at least 1,000 people in each of 24 countries, come as...

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 4:13pm

Watch and listen to this unbelievable music machine powered by 2,000 marbles

It might sound cheesy, but Metro has lost it’s marbles after watching the soon-to-be viral video of the “The Wintergartan Marble Machine.”What’s the Wintergartan Marble Machine? Well it’s essentially a very complicated music box that uses marbles to make music.Or in other words:“The Wintergartan...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 11:21pm

Body shaming on Twitter is decreasing

Celebrities from Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Chrissy Teigan have all spoken out about being criticized for their body on social media, but it doesn't just happen to celebrities.According to a research study conducted by Dove, eight out of 10 women have experienced negativity on social media that...

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 10:01pm

Send Chris Christie mops via this hilarious GoFundMe campaign

Although the snow from Jonas is just starting to finish its final phase of melting away, many New Jerseyans remain as ice cold as ever against their governor, Chris Christie. So cold is their grudge against the governor for his lack of action during the storm and its subsequent flooding, that there...

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 10:09pm

Teenager arrested for threatening a school shooting on social media: Police

A teenage girl is in police custody after she allegedly posted online threats against several schools in Chester, Pennsylvania, ABC Philly reported.RELATED:Pa. launches first-ever 'Teen Health Week' spearheaded by local teenThe unidentified 17-year-old girl allegedly posted threats on Instagram...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 6:27pm

Portland man steals ice cream by threatening store with fake pipe: cops

Police in Oregon arrested a man for allegedly using a fake pipe bomb to steal ice cream from a Portland convenience store.RELATED:Mother shot after pair rob daughter outside hotel near JFK AirportThe would be bomber, Theodore Clifton Compton “is charged with one count each of second-degree robbery...

Friday, January 22, 2016 - 9:58pm

MLK would say 'quit whining' about racism, radio host tweets in rant

Today in remembrance of the most esteemed, and many would argue the greatest civil rights leader in our nation’s history, former congressman, talk show radio host and white man Joe Walsh went on a Twitter rant about how he thinks MLK would feel about the Black Lives Matter movement.RELATED:Mummers...

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 10:57am

Google Maps knows where you want to go before you do

Google Maps, you know the thing that you use to navigate the world and thus your life, just got a whole lot smarter with a new update to the app. The app is now reportedly capable of predicting where you want to go, and pulling directions for you, on its own accord.RELATED:3 things about ‘Alphabet...

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 2:49pm

Woman asks for donations after spending all her money on Powerball tickets

It’s safe to say that a lot of people lost a decent amount of money buying Powerball tickets. One woman from Tennessee named Cinnamon Nicole apparently lost so much money buying Powerball tickets that she started a GoFundMe page to reimburse her for all the money she lost, Yahoo reports. RELATED:...

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 11:37am

Get to know the 'People of New York'

Jessie Komitor’s new web series, People of New York, is a satire on the popular blogHumans of New York. Komitor has created five distinct characters, including Bronx teenagerJoey, Upper West Side socialite Lauryn, overbearing Westchester Jewish momNancy and British Brooklyn hipster Victory,all...

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 9:00am

Apple expected to reveal new music service and smartwatch software

Reuters –Apple is expected to unveil a new music service and better tools to build apps for its smartwatch at its annual gathering of developers in San Francisco on Monday.The tech giant’s legion of independent developers will get a preview of a new software kit for the two-month-old Apple Watch at...

Monday, June 8, 2015 - 3:17pm

Saying it ‘sucked’ at fighting cyber bullies, Twitter unveils crackdown

If the victim of cyber bullies doesn’t see the abuse, does that mean it didn’t happen?That “if a tree falls in the forest”question is one of the approaches Twitter is taking in a multi-pronged war on trolls and Net cowards who hide behind anonymous handles to harass and sometimes physically...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 3:57pm

Talent defies age at Philly Tech Week

Saturday at Dilworth Park was a mega-fest of walking robots, competitive cyber-nerds, and outdoor liveliness that only Philadelphia can produce.Techies united to kick-off the fifth anniversary of Philly Tech Week, an annual week-long series of events (April 17-April 25) that celebrates the city...

Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 4:57pm

China jails journalist for leaking state secrets to foreign press

Reuters –A Chinese court has sentenced a journalist accused of leaking an internal Communist Party document to a foreign website to seven years in prison, her lawyer said on Friday, a ruling that reflects the sensitivity surrounding the party's inner workings.Gao Yu, 71, who was tried behind closed...

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 4:37am

Ready to digitize? Philly Tech Week returns

For the fifth year running, Philadelphia’s high-tech industry will come together and be celebrated by Philly Tech Week.Presented by telecommunications giant Comcast, the 2015 Philly Tech Week will deliver “a dose of tech fueled energy to the city,” organizers said.Led by locally-...

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 5:38pm

Card Against Humanity is now a free Web app, still hilariously offensive

Attention citizens of the world, Cards Against Humanity is now a Web app. Called appropriately “Cards Against Originality, the app gets rid of the need for physical playing cards. Now you and your perennially youthful millennial chums can play Cards Against Humanity on your phone, laptop, and...

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 12:52am

VIDEO: Young Kanye West performs early version of "Gold Digger"

A video of Kanye West and John Legend performing an early version of “Gold Digger,” then called “Eighteen Years,” has surfaced online and it is truly a gift to behold.Kanye West, now a fashion designer, is wearing a bright orange Reese's Peanut Butter Cups shirt that is probably now buried in a...

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 9:50pm