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Appeals judges rule against fund used to provide phone services for rural and low-income people

A federal appeals court in New Orleans has ruled unconstitutional a method the Federal Communications Commission uses to fund telephone and broadband services for rural and low-income users
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Surprise Yellowstone geyser eruption highlights little known hazard at popular park

A surprise eruption of steam in a Yellowstone National Park geyser basin that sent people scrambling for safety as large rocks shot into the air has highlighted a little-known hazard that scientists hope to be able to predict someday
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In this photo released by the National Park Service, debris litters the damaged Biscuit Basin boardwalks after a hydrothermal explosion at Biscuit Basin in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo., Tuesday, July 23, 2024. (National Park Service via AP)
July 24

NASA telescope spots a super Jupiter that takes more than a century to go around its star

Astronomers have directly observed a super Jupiter around a nearby star
July 24
This image provided by the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in July 2024 shows the exoplanet Epsilon Indi A b captured in different infrared wavelengths by the James Webb Space Telescope. Light from the star Epsilon Indi A, whose position is indicated by star symbols, is blocked by a coronagraph allowing the orbiting planet to be visible. An international team led by Max Planck Institute for Astronomy’s Elisabeth Matthews in Germany collected the images in 2023 and published their findings Wednesday, July 24, 2024, in the journal Nature. (T. Müller (MPIA/HdA), E. Matthews (MPIA) via AP)
July 24

Floods and climate change blamed for surge in dengue in the Emirates as WHO warns of global spike

Since the United Arab Emirates witnessed its heaviest recorded rainfall ever three months ago, the desert nation has issued a multitude of warnings about dengue
July 24
FILE - A group of people work to recover an abandoned vehicle taken by floodwater caused by heavy rain in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 18, 2024. Since historic floods washed across the United Arab Emirates in April, this Mideast nation has been trying to contain an outbreak of dengue fever that activists say has struck the country's vast population of laborers the hardest. (AP Photo/Christopher Pike, File)
July 24

Delta CEO, in Paris for the Olympics, says outage-related cancellations should end Thursday

The chief executive of Delta Air Lines expects flight cancellations and delays that resulted from a global technology breakdown last week to be resolved by Thursday
July 24
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg talks with reporters at the White House, Tuesday, July 23, 2024, in Washington. U.S. regulators are investigating how Delta Air Lines is treating passengers affected by canceled and delayed flights as the airline struggles to recover from a global technology outage. Buttigieg announced the Delta investigation on the X social media platform Tuesday “to ensure the airline is following the law and taking care of its passengers during continued widespread disruptions. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
July 24

UN cultural agency rejects plan to place Britain's Stonehenge on list of heritage sites in danger

The United Nations’ cultural agency has rejected recommendations to place Stonehenge on the list of endangered world heritage sites over concerns that Britain’s plans to build a nearby highway tunnel threaten the landscape around the prehistoric monument
July 24
FILE - Revelers gather at the ancient stone circle Stonehenge to celebrate the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, near Salisbury, England, Wednesday, June 21, 2023. The United Nations’ cultural agency has rejected recommendations to place Stonehenge on the list of world heritage sites in danger over concerns that Britain’s plans to build a nearby highway tunnel threaten the landscape around the prehistoric monument. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
July 24

Meta takes down thousands of Facebook accounts running sextortion scams from Nigeria

Meta says it has removed about 63,000 Instagram accounts engaging in sexual extortion scams
July 24
FILE - A Meta Portal Go is displayed during a preview of the Meta Store in Burlingame, Calif., on May 4, 2022. 4. A deep dive into political ads on Facebook by researchers at Syracuse University has revealed a sprawling web of advertisements that contain misleading information or scams. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
July 24

CrowdStrike blames bug for letting bad data slip through, leading to global tech outage

CrowdStrike has blamed a bug in an update that allowed its cybersecurity systems to push bad data out to millions of customer computers
July 24
A technician works on an information display near United Airlines gates at Chicago O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Friday, July 19, 2024, after a faulty CrowdStrike update caused a major internet outage for computers running Microsoft Windows. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 24

Vietnam allows big companies to buy clean energy directly to meet their climate targets

Vietnam has passed a decree radically loosening the Communist Party-ruled state’s control on how electricity is sold to private companies
July 24
This photo shows power lines in Hanoi, Vietnam, Tuesday, July 9, 2024. Vietnam will let electricity-guzzling factories buy electricity from wind and solar power producers, helping big companies like Samsung Electronics meet their climate targets and relieving pressure on the country's overstrained grid. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)
July 23

FTC orders 8 companies to provide information on 'surveillance pricing' practices

The Federal Trade Commission has ordered information from eight companies that the agency says offer products and services that use personal data to set prices based on a shopper’s individual characteristics
July 23
FILE - The Federal Trade Commission building is seen, Jan. 28, 2015, in Washington. The Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday, July 23, 2024, that it's ordering eight companies that offer “surveillance pricing” to turn in information about their practices, as the agency investigates potential impacts on privacy and consumer protection. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 23

Surprise blast of rock, water and steam in Yellowstone sends dozens running for safety

A surprise eruption in Yellowstone National Park has shot steam, water and dark-colored rock and dirt an estimated 100 feet into the sky and sent people running for safety
July 23
In this photo released by the National Park Service, debris litter the damaged Biscuit Basin boardwalks after a hydrothermal explosion at Biscuit Basin in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo., Tuesday, July 23, 2024. (National Park Service via AP)
July 23

Google's corporate parent still prospering amid shift injecting more AI technology in search

Google’s corporate parent Alphabet Inc. delivered another quarter of steady growth amid an AI-driven shift in the ubiquitous search engine that is the foundation of its internet empire
July 23
FILE - Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai speaks at a Google I/O event in Mountain View, Calif., on May 14, 2024. Alphabet reports earnings on Tuesday, July 23, 2024. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
July 23

Google's corporate parent posts another quarter of steady growth amid AI-driven shift in its dominant search engine

Google's corporate parent posts another quarter of steady growth amid AI-driven shift in its dominant search engine
July 23
July 23

Tesla's 2Q profit falls 45% to $1.48 billion as sales drop despite price cuts and low-interest loans

Tesla’s second-quarter net income fell 45% compared with a year ago as the company’s global electric vehicle sales tumbled despite price cuts and low-interest financing
July 23
FILE - The Tesla logo appears on an unsold 2020 Model X at a dealership, Feb. 2, 2020, in Littleton, Colo. Tesla's second-quarter net income fell 45% compared with a year ago as the company's global electric vehicle sales tumbled despite price cuts and low-interest financing. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
July 23

Cyber security startup Wiz reportedly rejects $23B acquisition proposal from Google

Wiz, a cloud security firm based in New York, has rejected a proposed $23 billion acquisition deal offered by Google parent Alphabet, according to a Wiz memo seen by CNBC
July 23
July 23

Google makes abrupt U-turn by dropping plan to remove ad-tracking cookies on Chrome browser

Google is dropping plans to eliminate cookies from its Chrome web browser, making a sudden U-turn on four years of work to phase out the technology that tracks users for ad purposes
July 23
FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, a woman walks past the logo for Google at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai. Google is dropping plans to eliminate cookies from its Chrome web browser, making a sudden U-turn on four years of work to phase out the technology that tracks users for ad purposes. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
July 23

US is investigating Delta's flight cancellations and faltering response to global tech outage

U.S. airline regulators have opened an investigation into Delta Air Lines, which is still struggling to restore operations on Tuesday, more than four full days after a faulty software update caused technological havoc worldwide and disrupted global air...
July 23
Travelers stand in line at a Delta Air Lines counter at Reagan National Airport on Friday, July 19, 2024, in Arlington, Va. A global technology outage caused by a faulty software update grounded flights, knocked banks and media outlets offline, and disrupted hospitals, small businesses and other services on Friday, highlighting the fragility of a digitized world dependent on just a handful of providers. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 23

Google opts to keep third-party cookies in Chrome

After previously planning to phase out cookies, the company says it will introduce new privacy controls instead.
July 23
VIDEO:  Google opts to keep third-party cookies in Chrome
July 23

South Korean tech giant Kakao's founder arrested in stock price manipulation case

South Korean prosecutors have arrested the founder of the country’s tech giant Kakao Corp. on suspicion of stock price rigging during his company’s takeover of a major K-pop agency last year
July 23
Kim Beom-su, center, the founder of the country's tech giant Kakao Corp., leaves a courtroom after a warrant hearing at the Seoul Southern District Court in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 22, 2024. (Yoon Dong-jin/Yonhap via AP)
July 23

Senate to consider bills that aim to protect children and teenagers online

The Senate will consider legislation this week that aims to protect children from dangerous online content, moving forward with what could become the first sweeping new regulation of the tech industry in decades
July 23
FILE — Isabella Cimato, 17, from left, Arianna Schaden, 14, and Sofia Harrison, 15, check their phones at Roosevelt Field shopping mall in Garden City, N.Y., on July 27, 2015. The last time Congress passed a law to protect children on the internet was in 1998, before Facebook, the iPhone and long before today's oldest teenagers were born. Now, a bill aiming to protect kids from the harms of social media, gaming sites and other online platforms appears to have enough bipartisan support to pass, though whether it actually will remains uncertain. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
July 22

Despite Musk's Trump endorsement, X remains a go-to platform for Democrats

A week after Elon Musk endorsed Donald Trump for president, President Joe Biden’s team used Musk’s social media platform X — in addition to more neutral spaces such as Facebook and Instagram — to announce he is ending his campaign for reelection
July 22
FILE - The Twitter logo is seen on the awning of the building that houses the Twitter office in New York, on Oct. 26, 2022. The European Union says blue checkmarks from Elon Musk’s X are deceptive and that the online platform falls short on transparency and accountability requirements. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
July 22

Largest trial court in the US closes after ransomware attack, California officials say

California officials say the largest trial court in the country is closed after a ransomware attack shut down its computer system late last week
July 22
July 22

CrowdStrike says more machines fixed as customers, regulators await details

U.S. House leaders are calling on CrowdStrike CEO George Kurtz to testify to Congress about the cybersecurity company’s role in sparking the widespread tech outage that grounded flights, knocked banks and hospital systems offline and affected services ...
July 22
The logo for CrowdStrike and a Spirit Airlines webpage are shown on a computer screen and mobile phone screen, in New York, Friday, July 19, 2024. A global technology outage grounded flights, knocked banks offline and media outlets off air after a faulty software update disrupted companies and services around the world and highlighted their dependence on just a handful of providers. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 22

AI industry is influencing the world. Mozilla adviser Abeba Birhane is challenging its core values

“Scaling up” is a catchphrase in the artificial intelligence industry as tech companies rush to improve their AI systems with ever-bigger sets of internet data
July 22
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July 22

Samsung drops default messenger app in Galaxy phones for Google Messages

Samsung announced it will no longer use Samsung Messages as a default messenger app for new phones.
July 22
VIDEO: Samsung drops default messenger app in Galaxy phones for Google Messages
July 21

Delta says cancellations continue as it tries to restore operations after tech outage

Airlines, including Delta Air Lines, continued to struggle to restore operations two days after a faulty software update caused technological havoc worldwide and resulted in several carriers grounding flights
July 21
Kaycee Friend, center, of Pendleton, Ore., waits in line at the Delta Terminal after her flight was cancelled, Friday, July 19, 2024, at Logan International Airport in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
July 21

Olympic marketing deal hopes to meet young fans where they are - on Roblox

The Olympics’ ever-expanding quest to draw in young fans is meeting them where they are — on Roblox
July 21
FILE - Victor Montalvo, also known as B-Boy Victor, of the United States, competes in the B-boy Red Bull BC One World Final at Hammerstein Ballroom, Nov. 12, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)
July 21

Travel chaos continues as global tech outage drags into 3rd day

Growing frustration persists for travelers across the country after the worldwide crash caused by cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike, leaving many with travel delays and cancellations.
July 21
VIDEO: Travel chaos continues as global tech outage drags into 3rd day
July 21

Small businesses grapple with global tech outages created by CrowdStrike

Businesses from airlines to hospitals have been grappling with faulty software update that caused technological havoc worldwide on Friday
July 21
A patron walks out of a Starbucks at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Friday, July 19, 2024, in Phoenix. A global technology outage grounded flights, knocked banks offline and media outlets off air after a faulty software update disrupted companies and services around the world and highlighted their dependence on just a handful of providers (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
July 20

California officials say largest trial court in US victim of ransomware attack

California officials say that a ransomware attack has shut down the computer system of the largest trial court in the country
July 20
July 20

Malicious actors trying to exploit global tech outage for their own gain

As the world continues to recover from massive business and travel disruptions caused by a faulty software update from cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike, malicious actors are trying to exploit the situation for their own gain
July 20
American Airlines planes wait at gates at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Friday, July 19, 2024, in Phoenix. An overnight outage was blamed on a software update that cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike sent to Microsoft computers of its corporate customers including many airlines. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
July 20

Meet some of the world's cleanest pigs, raised to grow kidneys and hearts for humans

Some of the world's cleanest pigs are being raised in the Virginia mountains to supply kidneys and hearts for animal-to-human organ transplants
July 20
Seen through a microscope, DNA is removed from a pig egg cell near Blacksburg, Va., on May 30, 2024, before a genetically modified cell is inserted. (AP Photo/Shelby Lum)
July 20

What to know about the Kids Online Safety Act and its chances of passing

The last time Congress passed a law to protect children on the internet was in 1998 — before Facebook, before the iPhone and long before today’s oldest teenagers were born
July 20
FILE - Students work on a laptop computer at Stonewall Elementary in Lexington, Ky., Feb. 6, 2023. A bill aiming to protect kids from the harms of social media, gaming sites and other online platforms appears to have enough bipartisan support to pass, though whether it actually will remains uncertain. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
July 20

How a faulty CrowdStrike update crashed computers around the world

Airlines, banks, hospitals and other risk-averse organizations around the world chose cybersecurity company CrowdStrike to protect their computer systems from hackers and data breaches
July 20
A patron walks out of a Starbucks at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Friday, July 19, 2024, in Phoenix. A global technology outage grounded flights, knocked banks offline and media outlets off air after a faulty software update disrupted companies and services around the world and highlighted their dependence on just a handful of providers (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
July 20

Tech outage latest | Airlines and others rush to get back on track after global tech disruption

Transport providers, businesses and governments are rushing to get all their systems back online after long disruptions following a widespread technology outage
July 20
A technician removes software from an information display near United Airlines gates at the Chicago O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Friday, July 19, 2024, after software issues delayed and canceled flights globally. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 19

The software update that crashed computers around the world

ABC News’ Trevor Ault speaks with cybersecurity expert Beau Woods who explains how CrowdStrike’s firewall software works and answers whether hackers could cause a similar crash.
July 19
VIDEO: The software update that crashed computers around the world
July 19

Major Microsoft outage causes global chaos

Millions worldwide were experiencing error messages and the dreaded “blue screen of death.” Suzanne Spaulding, Director of Defending Democratic Institutions joins the show.
July 19
VIDEO: Major Microsoft outage causes global chaos
July 19

Pig transplant research yields a surprise: Bacon safe for some people allergic to red meat

Some people develop a weird allergy to red meat after being bitten by a lone star tick yet find they can still eat pork from a surprising source - certain pigs originally bred for human organ transplants
July 19
David Ayares, president and chief scientific officer of Revivicor, holds a package of frozen meat during an interview at the company’s offices in Blacksburg, Va., on May 30, 2024. His company genetically modified pigs, known as GalSafe pigs, so they no longer carry a sugar responsible for alpha-gal syndrome, an allergy to red meat. (AP Photo/Shelby Lum)
July 19

Tech outage halts surgeries, medical treatments across the US

A global technology outage has curtailed treatment at hospitals across the country
July 19
This photo provided by the family in 2024 shows Gary Baulos, left, with his daughter, Alison, and her daughter, Athena, at the Art Institute of Chicago. Alison Baulos says her 73-year-old father was about to head to a Kentucky hospital for open-heart surgery when it was abruptly canceled Friday morning, July 19, 2024. His was one of the many operations and medical treatments halted across the country Friday because of a global technology outage. (Courtesy Alison Baulos via AP)
July 19

Nigeria fines Meta $220 million for violating data protection and consumer rights laws

Nigeria's government has fined Meta $220 million after its investigations found “multiple and repeated” violations of the country’s data protection and consumer rights laws on Facebook and WhatsApp
July 19
July 19

Better 'Plan B's' needed for tech companies

Alex Hamerstone, advisory solutions director at the cybersecurity firm TrustedSec, says the manual fix may not be easily implemented by those who work from home without IT support staff.
July 19
VIDEO: Better 'Plan B's' needed for tech companies
July 19

CrowdStrike has solution to IT outage, but everything still not back to normal

John Dwyer, the director of security research at cybersecurity firm Binary Defense, says a final solution will require a significant amount of manual effort to implement.
July 19
VIDEO: CrowdStrike has solution to IT outage, but everything still not back to normal
July 19

How CrowdStrike can prevent global outages in the future

Transportation delays, emergency phone services and computer errors were just some of the problems caused by a software glitch.
July 19
VIDEO: How Crowdstrike can prevent such a massive outage in the future
July 19

What to stream this week: Ice Spice, Ghostbusters, Bob Marley, Wayne Brady and new 'Futurama'

This week’s new streaming entertainment releases include the long-awaited debut album from Ice Spice, the movie “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” mixing new and old franchise stars and Kate Upton hosts the new competition series “Dress My Tour,” where fash...
July 19
In this picture taken through a window, trails along the Osan Stream are flooded after heavy rains in Osan, South Korea, Thursday, July 18, 2024. (Hong Gi-won/Yonhap via AP)
July 19

Cybersecurity expert shocked by extent of CrowdStrike IT issue

Computer science professor and cybersecurity expert Justin Cappos said, "Microsoft did not do a very good job with quality assurance," and expressed shock an outage like this could occur in 2024.
July 19
VIDEO: "Microsoft did not do a very good job," says cyber security expert Justin Cappos
July 19

Your flight was canceled by the technology outage. What do you do next?

Thousands of flights have been canceled after a worldwide internet outage hit many leading airlines, forcing passengers to scramble to save their vacations and other trips
July 19
Kaycee Friend, center, of Pendleton, Ore., waits in line at the Delta Terminal after her flight was cancelled, Friday, July 19, 2024, at Logan International Airport in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
July 19

Member of eBay security team sentenced in harassment scheme involving bloody pig mask

The scheme targeted a couple whose online newsletter upset eBay executives.
July 19
FILE - An eBay app is shown on a mobile phone, July 11, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
July 19

Moon fests, moon movie and even a full moon mark 55th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing

Saturday marks the 55th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin
July 19
FILE - A footprint left by one of the astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission is seen in the soft, powdery surface of the moon on July 20, 1969. (NASA via AP, File)
July 19

Tech disruptions sparked by software update highlight the fragility of globally connected technology

Airlines, banks, hospitals and other risk-averse organizations around the world chose cybersecurity company CrowdStrike to protect their computer systems from hackers and data breaches
July 19
Delayed flight schedules are displayed on a screen at LaGuardia Airport in New York on Friday, July 19, 2024, after a faulty CrowdStrike update caused a major internet outage for computers running Microsoft Windows. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)
July 19

A massive tech outage is causing worldwide disruptions. Here's what we know

Much of the world has faced online disarray as a widespread technology outage affected companies and services across industries — grounding flights, knocking banks and hospital systems offline and media outlets off air
July 19
A passenger looks at a departures monitor at the Des Moines International Airport, Friday, July 19, 2024, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)