Google reportedly manipulates its search results way more than it wants you to believe

As an antitrust investigation led by state attorneys general expands from advertising to take a closer look at Google’s search practices, which we told you about on Thursday, the results of a newspaper investigation published on Friday may add even … Read more…

Hospitals hit by ransomware attacks seeing increase in heart patients’ death rates

The way hospitals respond to a cyberattack can result in a slower response to critical heart patients. After an attack, corrective actions to improve security in hospital information technology systems may “disrupt care processes” and reduce the quality of care, … Read more…

Secret Amazon promotion gets you a Kindle Paperwhite discount, plus $20 in e-book credits

TL;DR: You’ll save 15% on Amazon’s tenth-generation Kindle Paperwhite and receive $ 20 in e-book credits when you apply the code READKINDLE00 during checkout. Have you got your calendar marked for Nov. 22? Good — that’s when Amazon’s Black Friday … Read more…

Toshiba reports second quarter profit jump, announces tender offer for 3 listed units

Japan’s Toshiba Corp posted a jump in quarterly operating profit and said it will buy out three of its listed subsidiaries as the industrial conglomerate moves on from accounting scandals and a management crisis. Reuters: Technology News BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Drag race video shows huge acceleration gains after Tesla’s new Model 3 software update

During Tesla’s earnings conference call a few weeks ago, Elon Musk teased an impending over-the-air software update that he said would improve performance across the entirety of Tesla’s vehicular lineup. After discussing how much range users can eek out of … Read more…

Steve Wozniak joins critics who think Apple Card algorithm might have a major flaw – gender bias

Over the weekend, one of Apple Card’s most high-profile users — who also happens to be none other than Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak — took the dramatic step of joining in the calls from critics who want more government oversight … Read more…

Facebook, YouTube censor mentions of ‘whistleblower’ in Trump-Ukraine scandal

Social media companies are removing any mentions of the whistleblower in the Trump-Ukraine scandal, according to a report. Though the whistleblower’s name has been percolating online — including in the widely-read Drudge Report — Facebook said publishing the name on … Read more…

Existing U.S. antitrust laws can address tech monopolies, DOJ antitrust chief says

The U.S. Justice Department antitrust chief said on Friday that existent U.S. antitrust laws are “flexible enough” to address harm caused by technology companies, in the face of growing criticism that such laws cannot tackle tech monopolies. Reuters: Technology News … Read more…

Blackstone takes majority stake in ‘Bumble’ parent, values firm at about $3 billion

Blackstone Group Inc is taking a majority stake in MagicLab, the parent company of dating app “Bumble” and “Badoo”, valuing the company at about $ 3 billion, the private equity firm said in a statement on Friday. Reuters: Technology News … Read more…

Air Force tests plasma reactor to destroy ‘forever chemicals’ in contaminated groundwater

The Air Force is testing a plasma reactor to destroy harmful chemical compounds in contaminated groundwater. The manmade compounds, which are called per- and polyfluoroalykyl substances, or PFAS, have seeped into groundwater at a number of military bases as a … Read more…

Disney’s ESPN is caught in strategic limbo as the company moves slowly toward streaming

ESPN is trying to balance two factions within its organization — one that favors highlight-driven SportsCenter programming and another that supports personality-driven shows — as it prepares to increase investment in ESPN+, sources say. Tech BEST DEAL UPDATE: