Google is testing end-to-end encryption for Android text messages

It will initially only be available in one-on-one chats. Angela Lang/CNET Google on Thursday said it will add a major privacy feature to its Android messaging app to make texting more secure. The search giant is testing end-to-end encryption, which safeguards messages so they can’t be read by Google or other third parties as the […]

Facebook’s AI is flagging more hate speech before you report it

Facebook’s chief technology officer, Mike Schroepfer, oversees the social network’s efforts to develop automated tools to detect harmful content. James Martin/CNET Facebook said Thursday that it’s catching more hate speech before users report it,...

Amazon’s 2nd-gen Echo Frames are available to preorder for $250

Amazon Amazon Echo Frames are available to preorder now for $250, and Amazon says they will ship by December 10. Echo Frames — the smart glasses with the voice assistant Alexa built in — began their gradual rollout last year as part of Amazon’s Day 1...