Man Sues Feds After Being Detained for Refusing to Unlock His Phone at Airport – This Week in Tech – 12/23/2018

Man Sues Feds After Being Detained for Refusing to Unlock His Phone at Airport

A Southern California man has become the latest person to sue the federal government over what he says is an unconstitutional search of his phone at the Los Angeles International Airport…


Someone Is Trying to Take Entire Countries Offline and Cybersecurity Experts Say ‘It’s a Matter of Time Because It’s Really Easy’

Gatwick Airport is Britain’s second busiest by passenger volume, and Europe’s eighth. And yet it was brought to a standstill for two days by two people and a single drone…


Fresh Prince Actor Sues Fortnite for Use of ‘Iconic’ Carlton Dance

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Alfonso Ribeiro is suing the creators of Fortnite and NBA 2K for using his famous dance on the popular video games…


‘Zuckerberg Must Resign Now’: Outrage After Report Shows Facebook Let Corporate Partners Read Users’ Private Messages

Just hours after civil rights groups called on Facebook’s top executives to step down from the company’s board for allowing “viral propaganda” and “bigoted campaigns” to spread on the platform, demands for CEO Mark Zuckerberg to resign intensified after a bombshell New York Times report late Tuesday detailed a “special arrangement” the social media behemoth had with tech corporations that gave them access to users’ data and private messages without consent…


Trump Signs Legislation to Boost Quantum Computing Research With $1.2 Billion

President Donald Trump on Friday signed legislation ramping up quantum computing research and development…


AT&T Will Put a Fake 5G Logo on Its 4G LTE Phones

AT&T customers will start to see a 5G logo appear in the corner of their smartphone next year — not because they’re using a 5G phone connected to a 5G network, but because AT&T is going to start pretending its most advanced 4G LTE tech is 5G…


Elon Musk Provides $423K to Buy Laptops for All Flint Middle Schoolers

FLINT, MI – A sizable donation by tech billionaire Elon Musk will provide Flint Community Schools with the funds to purchase laptops for all seventh and eighth-grade students in the district…

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