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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 05:22 PM PDT

Facebook: We're Better at Policing Nudity Than Hate Speech

Facebook: We're Better at Policing Nudity Than Hate Speech

Getting rid of racist, sexist and other hateful remarks on Facebook is more challenging than weeding out other types of unacceptable posts because computer programs still stumble over the nuances of human...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 01:12 PM PDT

Uber Changes Policy for Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Uber Changes Policy for Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Uber's ride-hailing service will give its U.S. passengers and drivers more leeway to pursue claims of sexual misconduct, its latest attempt to shed its reputation for brushing aside bad behavior. The shift...

Monday, May 14, 2018 at 09:49 AM PDT

Musk Tells Tesla Employees of Major Upcoming Shakeup: Memo

Musk Tells Tesla Employees of Major Upcoming Shakeup: Memo

Tesla CEO Elon Musk plans to "flatten" the company's structure, he told employees in a memo obtained by CNBC Monday. "To ensure that Tesla is well prepared for the future, we have been undertaking a thorough...

Monday, May 14, 2018 at 07:40 AM PDT

Facebook Suspends About 200 Apps That May Have Misused Data

Facebook Suspends About 200 Apps That May Have Misused Data

Facebook is suspending about 200 apps that it believes may have misused data. The social media giant said in a blog post Monday that the suspensions resulted from its investigation into all apps that had access...

Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 03:01 PM PDT

Book 47 Years Overdue Returned to San Francisco Library

Book 47 Years Overdue Returned to San Francisco Library

A book nearly five decades overdue has been returned to the San Francisco Public Library.

Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 08:30 PM PDT

Robots at UC Berkeley Take a Step Forward

Robots at UC Berkeley Take a Step Forward

Amid the swarms of students engaged in higher learning on the University of California, Berkeley campus, student Ajay Tanwani’s attention was fixed on the pint-sized figure in the middle of his basement...

Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 02:59 PM PDT

Tesla 'Does Not Know' if Autopilot Used in Crash

Tesla 'Does Not Know' if Autopilot Used in Crash

A Tesla sedan with a semi-autonomous Autopilot feature has rear-ended a fire department truck at 60 mph (97 kph) apparently without braking before impact, but police say it's unknown if the Autopilot feature was...

Monday, May 14, 2018 at 07:13 AM PDT

In Interstellar First, NASA is Sending a Helicopter to Mars

In Interstellar First, NASA is Sending a Helicopter to Mars

NASA has announced plans to send a helicopter to Mars.

Friday, May 11, 2018 at 10:58 PM PDT

Tesla's Top Vehicle Engineer Is 'Taking Time Off'

Tesla's Top Vehicle Engineer Is 'Taking Time Off'

Amid issues with the Model 3 sedan, Tesla’s senior vice-president of engineering is leaving the company for what the auto maker has characterized as a leave of absence, CNBC reported. Doug Field is reportedly...

Friday, May 11, 2018 at 01:13 PM PDT

Hacker Used Teacher's Credentials to Change Grades: Police

Hacker Used Teacher's Credentials to Change Grades: Police

Police in Concord said a hacker has been arrested for allegedly using a teacher's credentials to change the grades of numerous students.

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