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Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 12:49 PM PDT

Tech Companies Banishing Extremists After Charlottesville

Tech Companies Banishing Extremists After Charlottesville

It took bloodshed in Charlottesville to get tech companies to do what civil rights groups have been calling for for years: take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate and violence. In the wake of...

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 07:52 PM PDT

Metro Tests Firearm, Explosive-Detecting Body Scanners

Metro Tests Firearm, Explosive-Detecting Body Scanners

Passengers boarding subway trains in Los Angeles may soon be shuffled through airport-style body scanners that are aimed to detect firearms and explosives. A two-day pilot program by the Los Angeles County...

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 04:14 PM PDT

Neo-Nazi Site's Publisher Says He's Got No Home on Internet

Neo-Nazi Site's Publisher Says He's Got No Home on Internet

A neo-Nazi website's publisher said Wednesday that he has "effectively been completely banned from the internet" after mocking the victim of a deadly car attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. "Clear...

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 02:54 PM PDT

Facebook Bans White Nationalist's Accounts Over Hate Speech

Facebook Bans White Nationalist's Accounts Over Hate Speech

Facebook has banned the Facebook and Instagram accounts of a white nationalist who attended the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended in deadly violence. Facebook spokeswoman Ruchika Budhraja tells The...

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 09:47 AM PDT

6 Free Apps for Pet Owners

Nowadays, caring for your pet has never been easier and more enjoyable. From...View gallery

  • ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center App
  • Pet First Aid By American Red Cross App
  • Rover App
Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 07:09 PM PDT

LA Cyber Lab: New Program to Tackle Cyber Threats

LA Cyber Lab: New Program to Tackle Cyber Threats

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced on Tuesday an unprecedented initiative to freely share information about cybersecurity threats with businesses in the city.

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 11:59 AM PDT

Pressured by Government, Uber Agrees to Protect Rider Data

Pressured by Government, Uber Agrees to Protect Rider Data

Ride-hailing service Uber has agreed to protect data and audit use of rider information to settle a complaint from the federal government that it deceived customers. The Federal Trade Commission, in a complaint...

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 10:36 AM PDT

Judge Orders LinkedIn to Stop Blocking Data-Scraping Firm

Judge Orders LinkedIn to Stop Blocking Data-Scraping Firm

A federal judge in San Francisco has ordered LinkedIn to stop blocking a startup company from scraping LinkedIn personal profiles for data. U.S. District Judge Edward Chen has sided with hiQ Labs, a San...

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 03:03 PM PDT

Social Media Harnessed to Expose White Nationalists at Rally

Social Media Harnessed to Expose White Nationalists at Rally

One of the social media posts resembled a wanted poster or a missing-persons flyer: Photographs of men were arranged in rows, seeking their names and employers. But the Facebook post wasn't circulated by law...

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 12:08 PM PDT

British Cybersecurity Expert Pleads Not Guilty to US Charges

British Cybersecurity Expert Pleads Not Guilty to US Charges

A British cybersecurity researcher credited with helping curb a recent worldwide ransomware attack pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges accusing him of creating malicious software to steal banking...

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