<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Tech News]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/tech http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago https://www.nbcchicago.comen-usTue, 19 Jun 2018 11:43:24 -0500Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:43:24 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Elon Musk's Boring Company Picked for O'Hare Express Tunnel]]> Thu, 14 Jun 2018 13:31:08 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/oharetunnel.jpg
After two reports surfaced late Wednesday night, the city of Chicago confirmed that Mayor Rahm Emanuel will announced the selection of Elon Musk's Boring Company to build and operate an express service to O'Hare...

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<![CDATA[Net Neutrality Repeal Takes Effect, But Fight Continues]]> Mon, 11 Jun 2018 11:23:51 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_18073783915779.jpg
As the repeal of Obama-era net neutrality regulations took effect Monday, advocates for an open internet continue to fight the changes, NBC News reported. They’ve introduced efforts to re-implement similar rules...

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<![CDATA[Why One Judge's Decision Could Change the Fate of US Media]]> Sat, 09 Jun 2018 12:31:06 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-474782114.jpg
A senior judge at the U.S. District court for the District of Columbia, Richard Leon will decide on Tuesday whether to approve AT&T's $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, NBC News reported.AT&T's argument...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Bug Made Private Posts of 14 Million Users Public]]> Thu, 07 Jun 2018 16:13:03 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Facebook-dev-conf.jpg
A software bug changed the privacy settings of about 14 million Facebook users without their knowledge, causing messages intended for friends or smaller groups to be shared widely with the general public,...

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<![CDATA[Apple to Unveil iOS 12 at WWDC ]]> Mon, 04 Jun 2018 12:08:32 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_apple0601_1500x845.jpg
Apple will be showing off the company's latest updates today at the Worldwide Developers Conference. iOS 11 brought big changes to the iPhone, and controversy, when Apple admitted to slowing down older models to...]]>
<![CDATA[Scottish Hospital Is Ready to Treat Cryptocurrency Addicts]]> Sun, 03 Jun 2018 04:39:08 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bitcoin-GettyImages-919078630.jpg
A Scottish hospital is ready to begin treating people with cryptocurrency addictions, NBC News reported.Castle Craig Hospital, a residential rehab center that treats alcohol, drug, behavioral and gambling...

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<![CDATA[Misspelling Web Addresses Can Lead to Trouble, Experts Say]]> Thu, 31 May 2018 03:57:00 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/computerGettyImages-860264044.jpg
A simple typo in a web address can lead internet users to look-alike sites capable of installing malware, stealing sensitive personal and financial information or even locking up computers, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[This is How European Data Privacy Laws Help US Users]]> Tue, 29 May 2018 09:07:57 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/Screen+Shot+2018-05-29+at+9.43.39+AM.png
Strict privacy guidelines designed for European customers is starting to show benefits for users in the United States as well. The General Data Protection Regulation adopted by the European Union was designed to...]]>
<![CDATA[New Uber Feature Connects You to 911 in an Emergency]]> Tue, 29 May 2018 07:25:21 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/914593316-Uber-App.jpg
Uber unveiled a new security feature Tuesday that allows you to connect directly with a police dispatcher at the tap of a button. The "call 911" feature in Uber's app also displays your location information, the...

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<![CDATA[FBI Urges Internet Users to Reboot Home Routers]]> Tue, 29 May 2018 06:16:41 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/reboot_router_0528_2926440.JPG
The FBI on Monday went public with a warning, urging people to reboot the internet routers in their homes because Russian hackers have targeted hundreds of thousands of the devices.The FBI said malware capable...

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<![CDATA[How to Update Privacy Settings Across Social Media]]> Sat, 26 May 2018 01:58:11 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/social-mediaGettyImages-957668860.jpg
With a strict, new European privacy regulation taking effect Friday, several social media companies are reaching out to users with updated privacy policies, NBC News reported. Customers will have control...

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<![CDATA[Echo Device Recorded Family, Sent Audio to Random Contact]]> Thu, 24 May 2018 17:17:12 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/alexa-commands.jpg
An Echo device in the home of a Portland family recorded a conversation, which it then sent to a random person on their contact list, CNBC reported.A report from Seattle TV network KIRO7 said the family...

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<![CDATA[Amazon Done Visiting the 20 Contenders for New HQ: Sources]]> Wed, 16 May 2018 12:47:17 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_17290781101684-Amazon-Headquarters.jpg
Amazon is done visiting the 20 cities that are finalists in its search for a second headquarters, sources close to the process told NBC News Wednesday.Amazon's "HQ2" will bring a $5 billion investment and...

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<![CDATA[Musk Tells Tesla Employees of Major Upcoming Shakeup: Memo]]> Mon, 14 May 2018 11:49:43 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Elon-Musk-Tesla.jpg
Tesla CEO Elon Musk plans to "flatten" the company's structure, he told employees in a memo obtained by CNBC Monday."To ensure that Tesla is well prepared for the future, we have been undertaking a thorough...

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<![CDATA[Tesla's Top Vehicle Engineer Is 'Taking Time Off' ]]> Sat, 12 May 2018 00:58:49 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/teslamodel3AP_18106125253598.jpg
Amid issues with the Model 3 sedan, Tesla’s senior vice-president of engineering is leaving the company for what the auto maker has characterized as a leave of absence, CNBC reported.Doug Field is reportedly...

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