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$5 billion fine doesn’t mark the end of Facebook’s troubles

Facebook will pay a $5 billion fine for privacy violations and will be subject to broader oversight, but ongoing probes in Europe and the U.S. could present even bigger headaches for the company.

Trump shows love-hate for social media as he leads ‘summit’

President Donald Trump, who has weaponized social media to eviscerate opponents and promote himself, was convening a White House conference Thursday of like-minded critics of Big Tech, notably excluding representatives from the very platforms he exploits.

Coast Guard app offers helpful safety info for boaters

Memorial Day weekend is what the US Coast Guard calls the "kick off to boat season," and they want to make sure you know how to stay safe on the water.

Americans getting more inactive, computers partly to blame

Americans are becoming increasingly sedentary, spending almost a third of their waking hours sitting down, and computer use is partly to blame, a new study found.

How UNCW breaks down cyber security with new program

After WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange was arrested Thursday on charges in Great Britain and the US, WWAY talked to one university who has ramped up its cyber security.

City visits successful tech startups, wants to attract more to Wilmington

Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo and the rest of city council visited two successful tech startup companies in downtown Wilmington Thursday.

Cyber security was hot topic at Wilmington Information Technology eXchange

Cyber security is one of the main focuses at this year's Wilmington Information Technology Exchange at UNCW.

Women highlight STEM-related careers on Pi Day

Female STEM professionals - including meteorologists - are wear purple Thursday to bring awareness to the need for more women in science, technology, engineering, and math careers.

Verizon experiencing texting outage

Verizon says it is experiencing a network issue that is affecting some customers' ability to send text messages.

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Dueling protests in Raleigh shut down streets by executive mansion

ReOpen NC and some Trump supporters were on one side of Jones Street. Biden supporters and supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement were on the opposite side.

Black Friday sees record online as US shoppers stay home

Consumers spent an estimated $9 billion on U.S. retail websites on Black Friday, according to Adobe Analytics, which tracks online shopping. That was a 22% increase over the previous record of $7.4 billion in 2019. Meanwhile, in-person traffic at U.S. retail stores dropped 52%, according to Sensormatic.

1 dead, 14 injured following shooting at SC nightclub

Authorities responded to 7th Lounge just before 1 a.m. Officials say they found several victims.

Champion Ken Jennings will be first interim ‘Jeopardy!’ host

Jennings begins taping next week and his first episodes will air on the week of Jan. 11.