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Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 at 03:23 PM PDT

YouTube Removes 210 Channels Spreading Hong Kong Disinformation

YouTube Removes 210 Channels Spreading Hong Kong Disinformation

YouTube said Thursday it had found and disabled 210 channels that were spreading disinformation about the anti-government protests in Hong Kong, at least the third such action by an American social media company...

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 at 09:30 AM PDT

Facebook Rolls Out Tool to Block Off-Facebook Data Gathering

Facebook Rolls Out Tool to Block Off-Facebook Data Gathering

Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet — or at least on Facebook. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you block the social network from gathering information...

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 at 03:08 AM PDT

Twitter Shuts Chinese Accounts Targeting Hong Kong Protests

Twitter Shuts Chinese Accounts Targeting Hong Kong Protests

Twitter said Monday it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong. The company also said it...

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 at 05:54 PM PDT

Why Apple Doesn't Want Users to Replace Their Own Batteries

Why Apple Doesn't Want Users to Replace Their Own Batteries

The two recent incidents involving Apple products show a growing risk to the company's brand: the lithium-ion batteries that power its devices. First, the Federal Aviation Administration disclosed last week...

Monday, Aug 19, 2019 at 08:47 AM PDT

Tesla Restarts Its Solar-Panel Business, Offers Rental Plans

Tesla Restarts Its Solar-Panel Business, Offers Rental Plans

Tesla is trying to spark its solar-panel business by letting consumers rent rooftop systems rather than buy them. Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk announced the offering in a series of tweets Sunday. The company will...

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 at 01:06 AM PDT

Weight Watchers Eyes a New Clientele: Children

Weight Watchers Eyes a New Clientele: Children

Weight Watchers, which now calls itself WW, this week introduced a new app called Kurbo by WW to "help kids and teens ages 8-17 reach a healthier weight." WW last year acquired Kurbo, a digital health start-up...

Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 at 06:47 PM PDT

Google Employees Call for Pledge Not to Work With ICE

Google Employees Call for Pledge Not to Work With ICE

Hundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won't work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It's the latest in a year full of political and...

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 at 06:44 PM PDT

LGBTQ Content Creators Sue YouTube for Discrimination

LGBTQ Content Creators Sue YouTube for Discrimination

Several LGBTQ YouTube creators are criticizing executives’ promises and apologies “lip service” in a new class action complaint. “Whatever promises, apologies, and misunderstanding explanations Google/YouTube...

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 at 01:47 PM PDT

Some Apple Laptops Banned From Flights for Fire Risk

Some Apple Laptops Banned From Flights for Fire Risk

Are laptops allowed on planes? Federal safety officials have banned some Apple laptops from airline flights after Apple recalled the batteries because they could catch fire. The Federal Aviation Administration...

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 at 08:30 AM PDT

Facebook Admits to Recording Chats: How to Protect Yourself

Facebook Admits to Recording Chats: How to Protect Yourself

If you've used Facebook's popular Messenger app, there's a chance that someone working for Facebook has listened to recordings of your audio chats. A report by Bloomberg found that Facebook has been paying...

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