Tech companies testify in Congress, Netflix suspends 'House of Cards'The biggest stories in tech include hearings on Russian use of social media to influence the 2016 presidential election, Netflix halting one of its biggest shows and iOS 11.1's official release.
This is CNET and here are the stories that matter right now. An ongoing series of congressional hearings involving Google, Facebook, and Twitter have begun. Lawmakers asked how Russia backed operatives using the services may have influenced the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, and if the companies in attendance were negligent in allowing that. Interference. The three tech giants have already announced plans to combat problems like search manipulation and fake accounts. But the question whether congress will legally regulate them in the future remains to be seen. Netflix announced it has suspended it's critically claimed original series House of Cards The show's star Kevin Spacey came under fire after accusations surfaced claiming the actor made unwanted advances at a fellow actor who was only 14 years old at the time of the alleged incident. Netflix already announced the upcoming season of House of Cards would be its last, but now says the show's production is suspended until further notice as it reveals the situation and confers with cast crew. Apple released the newest version of its iPhone and iPad software, IOS 11.1 The update comes with an important security patch that fixes the crack exploit which left most devices that connect to Wi-Fi vulnerable to hacking. It also includes over 70 new emojis. Apple also released watchOS West 4.1 which contains a new radio app and the ability to stream music on apple watch series 3. Stay up to date with the latest by downloading the c/net tech today app in the google apple play stores.