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TECH 19 Sep 2017 | 12:00 AM

Google cashes in on fake news and helps support its purveyors: report

Media Matters found that three ad networks were the leading choices for peddlers of BS masquerading as factual reporting. Google AdSense ads appeared on 41 sites slinging this slop.

TECH 14 Jun 2017 | 1:30 AM

Bereaved father, Microsoft data scientists combat infant deaths

John Kahan has a poignant photo in his office at Microsoft Corp, where he oversees customer data and analytics. The image shows Kahan, his wife and three daughters celebrating the birth of a boy, his reddish-blond hair hidden by a hat.

TECH 29 May 2017 | 8:18 AM

Facebook quietly adds piracy devices to list of banned sale items

The social behemoth recently added a new category to products it prohibits users to sell under its commerce policy: Products or items that "facilitate or encourage unauthorised access to digital media."

TECH 15 May 2017 | 3:30 AM

Sweden’s booming videogame industry is more than just Microsoft’s ‘Minecraft’

Microsoft raised eyebrows in 2014 with the announcement it was spending a hefty US$2.5bil (RM10.86bil) to buy Mojang, the Swedish developer of world-building game Minecraft.

TECH 18 Apr 2017 | 6:00 AM

National search launched for alleged US ‘Facebook killer’

US authorities launched a nationwide manhunt April 17 for a gunman who shot and killed an elderly man, and then posted a video of the seemingly random attack on Facebook.

TECH 06 Apr 2017 | 3:00 AM

Tech underestimates future demand for privacy: opinion

US Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey designed his social media presence to be safe from prying eyes. He set up a private Instagram account only followed by family members, and subscribed to Twitter under a false name.

TECH 20 Dec 2016 | 2:00 AM

Top-rated health apps not always best for managing health

Some of the top-rated health apps aimed at people with chronic medical problems don’t do a very good job of actually helping to manage those conditions, a recent study suggests.

TECH 29 Oct 2016 | 1:00 AM

Video games with smoking and drinking have a negative effect on teens, finds new study

Playing video games that feature alcohol and tobacco influences teens to take part in drinking and smoking, according to a new UK study.

TECH 02 Sep 2016 | 2:00 AM

Online tools help people improve their health but need more study

Mobile apps and web-based programs do help people reach health goals like exercising more, losing weight and quitting smoking, but studies need to follow-up longer to see how sustainable these interventions are, according to a recent review of existing research.

TECH 26 Apr 2016 | 3:00 AM

Teens most drawn to e-cigarettes by online ads

While many forms of e-cigarette advertising increase the odds that teens will try the devices, a new US study suggests that this generation of digital natives is most enticed by promotions they see online.