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November 30

Today is expected to be the biggest Cyber Monday ever

Analysts are predicting nearly $13 billion in online sales.
November 30
VIDEO: Today is expected to be the biggest Cyber Monday ever
November 30

UK to ban new Huawei gear installations after Sept

Wireless carriers in the U.K. won’t be allowed to install Huawei equipment in their high-speed 5G networks after September next year
November 30
FILE - In this Wednesday, July 15, 2020 file photo, a worker wearing a mask to curb the spread of the coronavirus speaks on the phone near the Huawei logo in a store in Beijing. U.K. telecom companies won't be allowed to install Huawei equipment in their high-speed 5G networks after September 2021, the British government said Monday Nov. 30, 2020, hardening its line against the Chinese technology company. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
November 28

Black Friday sees record online as US shoppers stay home

Black Friday online sales hit a new record this year as pandemic-wary Americans filled virtual carts instead of real ones
November 28
Shoppers pass an Indigo Friday 40% Off sign Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, on Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile shopping district. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
November 28

The science behind doomscrolling

Researchers encourage monitoring "the frequency and volume of news" consumed.
November 28
An undated stock photo depicts a young woman looking at her phone with her head under a blanket.
November 27

US agency investigating Tesla front suspension failures

The U.S. government’s road safety agency is investigating complaints that front suspensions can fail on nearly 115,000 Tesla electric vehicles
November 27
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2019, file photo, a sign bearing the company logo stands outside a Tesla store in Cherry Creek Mall in Denver. U.S. safety regulators are continuing their investigation into complaints that Tesla’s giant touch screens can fail and cause the cars to lose the rear camera display and other functions. A preliminary investigation was opened in June 2020 covering 63,000 Model S vehicles. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
November 27

Black Friday is officially here!

Check out where to find the best deals on some of the latest tech.
November 27
VIDEO: Black Friday is officially here!
November 27

UK to launch new watchdog next year to police tech giants

To prevent Google and Facebook from exploiting consumers and small businesses.
November 27
FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo people walk by a Google sign on the campus in Mountain View, Calif. USA., The coalition of technology and publishing companies, Marketers for an Open Web said Monday Nov. 23, 2020, they have asked U.K. competition watchdog to investigate Google's plans to revamp its ad data system, saying the changes would cement the U.S. tech giant's online dominance. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
November 27

Japan spacecraft carrying asteroid soil samples nears home

A Japanese spacecraft is nearing Earth after a yearlong journey home from a distant asteroid with soil samples and data that could provide clues to the origins of the solar system
November 27
FILE - This computer graphics image released by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) shows the Hayabusa2 spacecraft above the asteroid Ryugu. The Japanese spacecraft is nearing Earth after a yearlong journey home from a distant asteroid carrying soil samples and data that could provide clues to the origins of the solar system, a space agency official said Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (ISAS/JAXA via AP, File)
November 26

Europe signs $102M deal to bring space trash home

The European Space Agency is signing a the contract with a Swiss start-up.
November 26
November 26

Amazon suffers serious technical outages

The retail giant says the cloud computing service suffered a major outage.
November 26
VIDEO: Amazon suffers serious technical outages
November 26

South Korean chat room operator gets 40 years for blackmail

Cho Ju-Bin blackmailed women and minors into filming sexually explicit videos.
November 26
FILE - In this March 25, 2020, file photo, Cho Ju-bin, center, leader of South Korea's online sexual blackmail ring which is so called "Nth room," is surrounded by journalists while walking out of a police station as he is transferred to prosecutors' office for further investigation in Seoul, South Korea. The operator of an online chat room in South Korea was sentenced Thursday, Nov. 26, to 40 years in prison for blackmailing women, including minors, into filming sexually explicit video and selling them to others.(Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP, File)
November 25

EU plans new rules giving Europeans more control of data

The EU is laying out new standards for data giving Europeans more control.
November 25
European Commissioner for Europe fit for the Digital Age Margrethe Vestager speaks during a media conference on European Data Governance at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. (Stephanie Lecocq, Pool via AP)
November 24

EXPLAINER: China's claims of coronavirus on frozen foods

China’s has stirred controversy with claims to have detected the coronavirus on packages of imported frozen food
November 24
A woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walks by a fridge displaying frozen meats at a supermarket in Beijing, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. China has stirred controversy with claims it has detected the coronavirus on packages of imported frozen food. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
November 24

Home Depot agrees to $17.5m settlement in 2014 data breach

Home Depot has reached a $17.5 million settlement with the attorney generals of most U.S. states over a 2014 data breach in which the payment card information of some 40 million customers was exposed
November 24
A Home Depot store sign is visible from Route 102, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Londonderry, N.H. Home Depot has reached a $17.5 million settlement with the attorney generals of most U.S. states over a 2014 data breach in which the payment card information of some 40 million customers was exposed. The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office detailed the settlement in a statement Tuesday, Nov. 24. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
November 24

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

The top iPhone and iPad apps on Apple App Store for week ending 11/22/20
November 24
November 24

India bans 43 more mobile apps, including many from China

India is banning 43 mobile apps, including many from China, with which it is locked in a military standoff along their border in the Himalayas
November 24
FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2020, file photo, an Indian army convoy moves on the Srinagar- Ladakh highway at Gagangeer, northeast of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir. India banned 43 mobile apps on Tuesday in a move targeted at China, with which it is locked in a military standoff along a border in the Himalayas.(AP Photo/ Dar Yasin, File)
November 24

Amazon's delivery warning

Plus, Twitter expands its warning labels, and Super Mario Bros. 3 is now the most expensive video game ever.
November 24
VIDEO: Amazon's delivery warning
November 24

UK telecom companies face big fines under new security law

British telecom companies face hefty fines if they don’t comply with strict new security rules under a new law proposed to Parliament on Tuesday
November 24
FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2020, file photo, a man wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus walks past a billboard advertising Chinese technology firm Huawei at the PT Expo in Beijing. British telecom companies face hefty fines if they don't comply with strict new security rules under proposed legislation introduced in Parliament Tuesday Nov. 24, 2020, aimed at blocking high-risk equipment suppliers like China's Huawei. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
November 24

Lunar mission is latest milestone in China's space ambitions

China’s latest trip to the moon is another milestone it's ascent to the stars.
November 24
A Long March-5 rocket carrying the Chang'e 5 lunar mission lifts off at the Wenchang Space Launch Center in Wenchang in southern China's Hainan Province, early Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. China launched an ambitious mission on Tuesday to bring back material from the moon's surface for the first time in more than 40 years — an undertaking that could boost human understanding of the moon and of the solar system more generally. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
November 23

China in final preparations for latest lunar mission

The mission aims to bring back material from the lunar surface.
November 23
A worker walks past a billboard with a quotation from Chinese President Xi Jinping in a building at the Wenchang Space Launch Site in Wenchang in southern China's Hainan province, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Chinese technicians were making final preparations Monday for a mission to bring back material from the moon's surface for the first time in nearly half a century — an undertaking that could boost human understanding of the moon and of the solar system more generally. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
November 23

EU invites Biden to patch up trans-Atlantic ties

European Union chief Charles Michel is inviting Joe Biden once he is U.S. president to meet up next and patch up trans-Atlantic relations that have suffered over the past four years under President Donald Trump
November 23
European Council President Charles Michel speaks during a press briefing ahead to a G20 online meeting in Brussels, Friday Nov. 20, 2020. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool Photo via AP)
November 23

Google faces UK scrutiny over new advertising data revamp

Google faces fresh regulatory scrutiny in Britain over plans to revamp its ad data system, after an industry lobbying group complained to the competition watchdog that the changes would cement the U.S. tech giant’s online dominance
November 23
FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo a sign is shown on a Google building at their campus in Mountain View, Calif. The European Court of Auditors, which has examined the EU's enforcement of competition rules over the past decade, says antitrust investigations have taken too long, dulling their effectiveness. Google is currently appealing a 2.4 billion euro ($2.9 billion) antitrust fine levied in 2017 that stems from an investigation into its shopping search results that began a decade ago.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, FILE)
November 23

Black Friday sales are already underway as stores try to spread out traffic

Best Buy is offering laptops for $110 as Kohl's is selling a "Ninja Blender" for $80 off.
November 23
VIDEO: Black Friday sales are already underway as stores try to spread out traffic
November 22

Why millions don't trust the election results, despite no evidence of fraud: Experts

Experts weighed in on why we believe disinformation, despite a lack of evidence.
November 22
People rally outside of the State Capitol building hours after news media declared Joe Biden to be the winner of the 2020 presidential election, in Harrisburg, Pa., Nov. 7, 2020.
November 22

Charleston weighs wall as seas rise and storms strengthen

Charleston, South Carolina has remained relatively unscathed this hurricane season
November 22
November 21

US-European ocean monitoring satellite launches into orbit

It's designed to extend a decades-long measurement of global sea surface heights
November 21
November 21

New satellite that tracks ocean level rise lifts off

The NASA-ESA satellite was carried by a SpaceX rocket.
November 21
The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite, a collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency, lifted off at 12:17 p.m. ET from Space Launch Complex 4 East at  Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Nov. 21, 2020.
November 21

SpaceX rocket launches satellite tracking sea levels

The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, a new American-European satellite, will monitor Earth's oceans and sea level rise.
November 21
The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, a new American-European satellite, will monitor Earth's oceans and sea level rise.
November 20

Facebook vulnerability reported through bug bounty program

Facebook fixes a major security bug that would have allowed a user to listen in on a conversation through a Facebook messenger audio call.
November 20
VIDEO:  Facebook vulnerability reported through bug bounty program
November 19

Apple settles "battery gate" lawsuit

Plus, Google helps out with the best times to shop in stores, and Wonder Woman 1984 gets a dual release.
November 19
VIDEO: Apple settles "battery gate" lawsuit
November 18

Amazon launches online pharmacy

Amazon Pharmacy will offer commonly prescribed medications for delivery.
November 18
VIDEO: Amazon launches online pharmacy