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Microsoft says it has developed an automated system to identify when sexual predators are trying to groom children within the chat features of video games and messaging apps.

While many Democratic politicians and academics are hammering Facebook for its ad policies, smaller liberal groups are breathing a sigh of relief.

A team of election security experts used a “Google for servers” to challenge claims that voting machines do not connect to the internet, and found nearly three dozen US voting systems connected to internet.

David Drummond, the legal chief of Google parent company Alphabet, is leaving at the end of the month; move follows accusations of inappropriate relationships with employees.

Google has announced plans to limit ability of other companies to track people across the internet and collect info about them, a significant change that has widespread ramifications for online privacy, as well as the digital economy.

From offense to defense: NSA's Microsoft flaw alert shows shift in public strategy.

Georgia election server showed signs of tampering, expert says.

Armed guards, secret location: Inside an illegal marijuana bazaar publicized on Instagram.

BREAKING: UN experts call for investigation into possible involvement of Saudi crown prince in hacking Jeff Bezos' phone.

Chicago Bears on Twitter: "Apologies that our account was compromised this morning. We're back in the game & ready for the Pro Bowl."


BREAKING: Facebook hit with $5 billion fine, forced to create privacy oversight board

FBI Director Wray has told a House homeland security hearing that, on the counter-intelligence front, the FBI has about 1,000 open investigations involving attempted theft of US technology that lead back to China, involving nearly all the FBI's 56 field offices - @PeteWilliamsNBC 

Twitter says today's Twitter outage "was due to an internal configuration change, which we're now fixing. Some people may be able to access Twitter again and we're working to make sure Twitter is available to everyone as quickly as possible."

JUST IN: Mark Zuckerberg: Chris Cox and Chris Daniels have decided to leave the company.

NEW: 4 engineers fired by Google just before Thanksgiving say they plan to file a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, asking the agency to investigate the company for what they called a sweeping illegal campaign to quash worker organizing.

US Justice Dept. has shut down a major directory of dark web drug marketplaces and arrested the alleged owners in what federal prosecutors say is a first-of-its-kind operation.