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