FCC giving special help to right-wing TV news company, Democrats allege

Pai is helping Sinclair expand its reach into TV-owning homes, lawmakers say. The House Democrats told Pai that recent news reports raise questions about “whether actions taken by the FCC under your leadership show a pattern of preferential treatment for Sinclair and whether a series of interactions between your office, the Trump campaign and Trump administration, […]

Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 people in busiest day

More than 9,000 people have arrived in Spain so far this year – three times as many as last year. Spain’s coastguard says it has rescued 600 migrants crossing from Morocco in a 24-hour period amid a spike in the number of migrant arrivals. The rescued migrants were in 15 vessels including toy paddleboats and […]

Scientists potentially narrow MH370 search area to 3 spots

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Scientists have potentially narrowed the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in the southern Indian Ocean through new satellite and drift analysis of the 2014 crash released Wednesday. But the Australian Transport Safety Bureau cautioned that the drift analysis by Australian science agency CSIRO is based […]

It took a year, but Google Allo finally works on a desktop

We go hands on with Allo’s janky web interface. Google Allo launched in September 2016, and it was missing so many basic messaging features it was dead on arrival. It only worked on phones, leaving tablets, laptops, and desktops out in the cold. It couldn’t be used on multiple devices at once. It didn’t work […]

Dutch porn makers let off for church sex film in Tilburg

Dutch prosecutors say the sex film was offensive but there is no longer a law against blasphemy. Prosecutors have rejected a complaint from a church in the Dutch city of Tilburg after two actors were filmed having sex in the confessional box. The video was posted on a Dutch porn website earlier this year. Dutch […]

​Der Game-of-Thrones-Hack zeigt: Studios sollten bei Leaks Ruhe bewahren

Sie hätten ein halbes Jahr Vorbereitung gebraucht, sagen die HBO-Hacker, deshalb verlangen sie nun auch Millionen – in Bitcoin. Mehr als 1,5 Terabyte an Daten sollen Hacker aus dem Computersystem des Kabelsenders HBO entwendet haben. Damit wird der Game-of-Thrones-Produzent nun erpresst. Sowohl die Digital-Diebe als auch der Sender wollen nicht klein beigeben. Die Folgen könnten […]

Update gone wrong leaves 500 smart locks inoperable

Fatal error leaves customers scrambling for fixes that can take a week or longer. The incident is the latest reminder that the so-called Internet of Things—in which locks, thermostats, and other everyday appliances are embedded with small Internet-connected computers—often provide as many annoyances as they do conveniences. Over the past week, the Colorado-based company’s Twitter […]