The popularity of Amazon's Alexa shows that many people don’t mind trading some privacy to have a computer assistant always around to help them. But Bloomberg News recently reported that humans are also listening to many Alexa recordings.
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If something you own breaks, should you be allowed to fix it? The answer may seem clear, but there's a growing battle between companies that make things and people who want to repair them.
On Thursday, several large websites in Europe showed their users warning screens instead of their regular websites. They did this to protest the European Union's new plan for copyright laws.
When you read NewsForKids.net, you're reading an article on the World Wide Web. Though most of us can't imagine a world without the web, just 30 years ago, it didn't exist.
As electronic devices get smaller and more complicated, it can be hard to know exactly when something is looking at you or listening to you. Two recent news stories help make that point.
As smartwatches become more popular around the world, governments and other groups are warning that many smartwatches for children are unsafe.
Scientists at the University of Washington have come up with an unusual way to help farmers get information about the plants in their fields: putting sensors on the backs of bumblebees.
Britain's second largest airport has been shut down for around 36 hours by drones flying near and over the airport. Flights have started again, but the drones have not been found.
Waymo, a company that is working to create self-driving cars, began an important new step last Wednesday - a self-driving taxi service. The service is very limited now, but could soon expand.
This week is Computer Science Education Week. During the week, students around the world will be taking part in an "Hour of Code" and learning a little about programming computers.