Microsoft discovers new Russian hacking operation targeting US groups

Hackers linked to Russian military spoofed domains belonging to two US conservative groups. Getty Images A new round of Russian hacking attempts on sites belonging to American organizations has been uncovered ahead of the 2018...

Facebook reportedly asked by US government to help wiretap Messenger

That would mean breaking encryption on the chat app. Facebook faces a wiretap request from the US government. Getty The US government has reportedly asked Facebook to help wiretap its Messenger chat app to listen to...

Apple gets hacked from Australia, and catches flak in Japan and Turkey

Here's a recap of all the iPhone news this week. James Martin/CNET This week's iPhone news truly gets global as a teen hacker from Australia accesses the company's mainframe. Then, Japan's Fair Trade...

iPhone X vs. Google Pixel 2 XL: Which flagship phone is the best?

It's the battle of the giants as we weigh Apple against Google. See which one wins. James Martin/CNET Two of the best phones you can buy, Apple's iPhone X and Google's Pixel 2...

The first 6 things to do when you get an Amazon Echo

Set it up right and it will become indispensable. Ian Knighton/CNET Congrats, you just got an Amazon Echo ($85 at Amazon.com). Now what? It's time to unbox it and set it up. Amazon will walk you through the...

OnePlus 6T will launch with T-Mobile in first US carrier deal ever

The company is shooting to price the phone at $550, although that still needs to be finalized. This is the red version of the OnePlus 6. You won't have to wait long...

Apple removes thousands of ‘illegal’ gambling apps from Chinese App Store

The sweep of a reported 25,000 apps follows intense criticism by state media. Apple reportedly pulled apps from its Chinese App Store amid scrutiny by state-run media. Wang Zhao / AFP/Getty Images Apple reportedly pulled...

Apple reassures customers after teen is busted for hacking its secure network

A fan allegedly downloaded 90GB of secure files and accessed customer accounts. Apple says its customers' data wasn't compromised by an Australian teen's alleged hacking. NurPhoto An Australian teen has pleaded guilty to hacking...

The day my Twitter account was hacked and left to rot out in the...

Commentary: It was a rough day. My nephew hit me in the balls with a tetherball. Also, my Twitter account was hacked. Hear my tale of woe. Ian Knighton/CNET On the day my Twitter account...

Apple Watch 4: Rumored specs, leaks, price, release date

Will the fourth time around be the biggest change ever? Sarah Tew/CNET The Apple Watch debuted back in 2015, and in the three years since, it's become the top watch on the market. But it's...