Technology

US Official: Hackers Targeted Election Systems of 20 States

PERSONAL TECH | By Tami Abdollah | Sep 30
Hackers have targeted the voter registration systems of more than 20 states in recent months, a Homeland Security Department official said Friday.

Scientists Celebrate Successful End to Rosetta Spacecraft's Comet Mission

SCIENCE | Sep 30
The Rosetta spacecraft has successfully ended its 12-year mission by crash-landing onto a comet.

U.S. Not on Track to Meet 2025 Carbon Pollution Cutting Goal

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Sep 30
Unless it does more, the United States probably will fall short of goals set under last year's Paris agreement to dramatically reduce emissions of heat-trapping gases, according to a new study.

Ex-Verizon Worker Accused of Selling Customer Phone Records

PERSONAL TECH | By Jeff Martin | Sep 30
A former Verizon Wireless technician is accused of using the company's computers to obtain customers' private call records - plus data showing where customers' phones were - and then selling them to an unnamed private investigator.

Brits Obsessed with Foodie Social Media

PERSONAL TECH | Sep 29
Rather than cooking for the enjoyment of it, a fifth of British adults admit to regularly making a nice looking meal with the sole purpose of posting it on sites such as Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest.