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Michael Kan

Michael Kan

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About Michael Kan

Michael has been a PCMag reporter since October 2017. He previously covered tech news in China from 2010 to 2015, before moving to San Francisco to write about cybersecurity.

More From Michael Kan

Hackers

Florida City to Pay $600,000 to Hackers After Ransomware Attack

The attack occurred on May 29 when a police department employee reportedly opened an email containing the malicious code.
Artificial Intelligence

LinkedIn Profile With AI-Generated Pic Tried to Schmooze With DC Insiders

The profile attempted to network with former government officials.
Technology

Vuzix to Equip Smart Glasses With Facial Recognition

The technology probably won't sit well with privacy advocates.
Amazon

Amazon's New 'Prime Air' Drone Can Morph From Helicopter to Plane

The redesigned Prime Air drone is a 'hybrid' craft, which can take off and land like a helicopter, but also glide through the air like a plane.
Apple

Developers File Antitrust Lawsuit Against Apple over App Store

The Supreme Court recently ruled that both iPhone owners and iOS developers can bring antitrust lawsuits against Apple over its app store practices.
Hackers

The North Face Is Sorry for Hacking Wikipedia Photos to Promote Brand

The company and its ad agency did this to take advantage of Google's search algorithms.
Facebook

Zuck: Our Security Efforts Will Suffer if Facebook Is Broken Up

'The amount of our budget that goes toward our safety systems I believe is greater than Twitter's revenue for this whole year,' Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told journalists.
Video Games

U.S. Senator Seeks to Stop Loot Boxes in Video Games Like 'Fortnite'

'When a game is designed for kids, game developers shouldn't be allowed to monetize addiction,' said U.S. Senator Josh Hawley.
Facebook

After a Rough Year, Facebook Is Giving Privacy a Try

'This isn't just about a few new features. This is a big change in how we're building these products and running our company,' Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says at F8.
Amazon

Amazon to Make One-Day Shipping the Standard on Amazon Prime

Amazon plans on spending $800 million in this year's second quarter to build out the needed infrastructure.
Twitter

President Trump Meets With Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey After Blasting Platform for Bias

'They don't treat me well as a Republican,' Trump said in tweet on Tuesday morning. 'Very discriminatory.'
Google

Google Dissolves AI Advisory Board Amid Employee Protest

They were protesting the appointment of conservative think tank president Kay Cole James to the advisory council over her alleged 'anti-trans, anti-LGBTQ' views.
Travel

New TSA Scanning Tech Will Let You Keep Laptops in Your Bag

The Transportation Security Administration will start installing the new X-ray scanning systems in U.S. airports this summer.
Apple

U.S. Trade Judge Calls for Import Ban on Certain iPhones

The initial ruling from the U.S. International Trade Commission found that Apple had infringed on a Qualcomm patent. However, the ruling could be reversed by the commission, appealed by Apple, and even vetoed by President Donald Trump.
Gaming

Stadia, Google's Cloud Gaming Service, Launches Later This Year

Google wants to make YouTube a centerpiece for accessing and sharing game streaming content.