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Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 03:15 PM PDT

How Feds Are Gearing Up to Protect Midterms From Hackers

How Feds Are Gearing Up to Protect Midterms From Hackers

With all the concern over cybersecurity heading into the midterm elections, it's actually quite difficult for outsiders to directly manipulate votes. Unlike corporate networks and email systems, voting machines...

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 01:57 PM PDT

Tesla Shares Fall as CEO Admits Job Stress Is Getting to Him

Tesla Shares Fall as CEO Admits Job Stress Is Getting to Him

Electric car maker Tesla's CEO Elon Musk admitted to The New York Times that stress is taking a heavy toll on him personally in what he calls an "excruciating" year.

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 03:29 PM PDT

As Musk Admits to Job Stress, Tesla's Board May Have to Act

As Musk Admits to Job Stress, Tesla's Board May Have to Act

Elon Musk's erratic behavior was front and center again this week as the CEO of Tesla conceded that he's overwhelmed by job stress, pushing his electric car company's stock down and bringing pressure on its...

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 at 06:39 PM PDT

Can Twitter Change Its 'Core' and Remain Twitter?

Can Twitter Change Its 'Core' and Remain Twitter?

After long resisting change, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey wants to revamp the "core" of the service to fight rampant abuse and misinformation. But it's not clear if changing that essence — how it rewards interactions...

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 03:50 AM PDT

Google Clarifies It Tracks Users Who Pause Location History

Google Clarifies It Tracks Users Who Pause Location History

Google has changed a help page that erroneously described how its "Location History" setting works, clarifying for users that it still tracks their location even if they turn the setting off. The change...

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 at 12:43 PM PDT

Market Testing: Kroger Trying Driverless Grocery Deliveries

Market Testing: Kroger Trying Driverless Grocery Deliveries

At a time when big-box retailers are trying to offer the same conveniences as their online competitors, the biggest U.S. grocery chain is testing the use of driverless cars to deliver groceries in a Phoenix...

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 at 08:22 PM PDT

Tesla Whistleblower Tweets About Allegedly Flawed Cars

Tesla Whistleblower Tweets About Allegedly Flawed Cars

Tesla whistleblower Martin Tripp is tweeting internal emails, photos and vehicle identification numbers that he says are evidence of flawed manufacturing practices at Tesla's battery factory, and product sold by...

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 at 04:34 PM PDT

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Election Security and Regrets

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Election Security and Regrets

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday defended the company’s decision this week to put Infowars’ Alex Jones in a seven-day “timeout” after Jones urged his viewers to ready their “battle rifles” against the...

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 at 06:41 PM PDT

Twitter Suspends Infowars Founder Alex Jones for 1 Week

Twitter Suspends Infowars Founder Alex Jones for 1 Week

Twitter is joining other prominent tech companies in muzzling Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist who's used their services to spread false information. Twitter had been resisting the move despite...

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 at 07:33 AM PDT

Tesla Forms Committee to Assess Proposal to Go Private

Tesla Forms Committee to Assess Proposal to Go Private

Tesla is forming a special committee to evaluate proposals to take the company private one week after CEO Elon Musk said he was considering it. The committee, made up of three independent directors, said...

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