Who is Aleksandr Kogan?

Kogan served as a director of Global Science Research (GSR) where he exploited a Facebook loophole and harvested the data of 50 million users

Inside the teenage hacking ring that infiltrated Microsoft

It may have been a thrill when a group of teenage hackers started to infiltrate Microsoft and it’s Xbox video game division, but it didn’t end so innocently. Members of the group were accused of stealing massive amounts of intellectual property and they faced federal prosecution. Wired contributing editor Brendan…

Closeup: Freezing soap bubbles

Watch ice crystals form on soap bubbles that are blown in sub-freezing temperatures. Videographer Becca Wood captured these stunning time-lapse images using soap bubbles created in temperatures around zero degrees F.

Twitter bans ads from Russia-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky said his company was banned in February because its business model “conflicts with acceptable Twitter ads”

Facebook audit cleared social network despite Cambridge Analytica

An FTC settlement required Facebook to undergo audits of its privacy practices—but an audit of 2015-17 found no issues

How hackers exploit human vulnerabilities

According to cybersecurity firm Proofpoint, the “vast majority” of digital attacks aimed to exploit the “human factor” through phishing attempts and related efforts

No-go zone grows as volcano erupts for 1st time in 250 years

Mount Io on Japan’s main island of Kyushu has rumbled to life after a long rest, sparking a warning for residents of falling rock and ash

U.K. goes record time without coal use

Power plants were able to produce more electricity using wind turbines, Bloomberg writes, from Monday night until Thursday morning

Americans remain pessimistic about the environment – CBS News poll

Most believe global warming is caused by human activity and that a focusing on alternative energy will create more jobs

Trump’s controversial NASA chief narrowly confirmed

Jim Bridenstine, a Navy Reserve pilot, was confirmed as NASA’s 13th administrator

Museum says missing Nazi submarine mystery solved

Danish war museum says it found German U-boat U-3523 embedded in seafloor off country’s north coast, quashing years of speculation

Dying 700-year-old tree put on a saline drip

After more surface treatments failed, local forest officials are treating the sick tourist attraction as if it were a human

Hayward Fault, with 2 million people living on top of it, could be the site of next big earthquake

The Bay Area is bracing for the next big earthquake. The U.S. Geological Survey finds the biggest danger may be the Hayward Fault — which has 2 million people live on top of it. CBS News correspondent Carter Evans reports.

SpaceX launches NASA planet-hunting satellite

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched a planet-hunting satellite for NASA Wednesday that will measure the light from millions of stars, on the lookout for indications of Earth-like, potentially habitable worlds scattered across the nearby Milky Way. Watch the launch here.

NASA planet hunter set for 2-year mission

Running two days late, a NASA planet-hunting satellite is ready for its long-awaited mission

Alarming earthquake warning issued for new fault

A new report from the U.S. Geological Survey says the biggest danger may be the Hayward Fault, because 2 million people live directly on top of it

Data firm leaks 48 million user profiles it scraped from Facebook, LinkedIn, others

A little-known data firm was able to build 48 million personal profiles without the users’ knowledge or consent

Americans waste nearly a pound of food each per day, study finds

Researchers found that the healthier a person’s diet, the more food they threw in the trash

Facebook rolling out privacy changes ahead of EU’s data regulation

Facebook continues to make changes following last week’s hearings on Capitol Hill. As Europe prepares for its General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, to go into effect, Facebook is rolling out new privacy tools. Technology reporter David McCabe from Axios joined CBSN with details.

Nearly half of Americans breathe dirty air, report finds

Health researchers say the high number has a lot to do with the effects of global warming

U.S. cities with the worst air pollution

A look at the metro areas with the most health-damaging air pollution, according to a report from the American Lung Association

Can a tiny enzyme solve one of planet’s biggest environmental problems?

“What’s really special about this enzyme: it digests something man-made,” said professor John McGeehan

“Bitcoin heist” suspect reportedly flees on flight with Iceland’s leader

Suspected of mastermind in theft of computers to mine virtual currencies likely now in Sweden after breaking out of prison

DARPA developing technology to ID fake and doctored videos

A video shows Oscar-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele putting words in the mouth of former President Obama. It’s part of a new public service ad campaign to warn Americans about the growing threat posed by digital misinformation. Carter Evans reports on how the U.S. government is trying to respond to this…

Facebook rolls out changes to comply with new EU privacy law

The changes consist mainly of enabling users to review the company’s existing practices

New video technology stokes fears of fake news

The battle to fight fake news could get even harder as technology makes it easier to manipulate video. With just a selfie, you can put words in someone else’s mouth. CBS News correspondent Carter Evans explains.

Spotting fake news in a world with manipulated video

All it takes is a selfie to manipulate someone’s face, and literally put words in their mouth

DHS secretary talks cybersecurity, safeguarding future elections

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen spoke to CBS News’ Jamie Yuccas about cyber security, and the importance of safeguarding future U.S. elections

Diamonds from meteorite may be from lost planet

Researchers examined diamonds found inside the Almahata Sitta meteorite​ and concluded they were most likely formed by a proto-planet at least 4.55 billion years ago

Tesla temporarily halts Model 3 production

Tesla is temporarily halting its troubled Model 3 sedan production line. The decision comes just a week after CEO Elon Musk told CBS News he felt confident Tesla could emerge from what he called “production hell.” Tesla says the shutdown starts Tuesday and will last until Saturday. The automaker hopes…