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Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 05:47 PM PDT

FTC in Late Stages of YouTube Kids' Video Investigation

FTC in Late Stages of YouTube Kids' Video Investigation

The Federal Trade Commission is in the late stages of an investigation into how Google's YouTube handles children's videos, a probe prompted by complaints that the company failed to protect kids who used the...

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 01:17 PM PDT

Google Puts Up $1B to Ease Housing Headaches it Helped Cause

Google Puts Up $1B to Ease Housing Headaches it Helped Cause

Google is pouring $1 billion into easing the high-priced housing headaches that it and its Silicon Valley peers helped give the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 05:46 AM PDT

Facebook Announces New Cryptocurrency 'Libra'

Facebook Announces New Cryptocurrency 'Libra'

Facebook has announced plans to enter the banking business by launching a new digital currency. The social media giant says it wants to make sending money around the world as easy as sending a photo or...

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 at 04:41 PM PDT

Smart Dust and Other Wild Tech Ideas to Watch in Next Decade

Smart Dust and Other Wild Tech Ideas to Watch in Next Decade

Capitalizing on emerging technology is crucial for successful companies if they want to avoid losing the consumer and market share. But there also is a fine line between tech hype and reality — many of the...

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 at 02:50 PM PDT

Facebook Plans Its Own Currency for 2 Billion-Plus Users

Facebook Plans Its Own Currency for 2 Billion-Plus Users

Facebook already rules daily communication for more than 2 billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too. The social network unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital...

Monday, Jun 17, 2019 at 10:38 AM PDT

Email Sextortion Scams Are Up — What to Do If You Get One

Email Sextortion Scams Are Up — What to Do If You Get One

“You can panic,” reads the subject line of one fake sextortion email. Another has a victim’s real password in the subject line, in an attempt to establish authenticity. These low-tech frauds spiked in 2018,...

Friday, Jun 14, 2019 at 09:01 PM PDT

Tesla Driver Appeared to Be 'Fully Sleeping' for at Least 30 Miles on SoCal's 405 Freeway

Tesla Driver Appeared to Be 'Fully Sleeping' for at Least 30 Miles on SoCal's 405 Freeway

When Shawn Miladinovich looked at the Tesla alongside him on the notoriously busy 405 Freeway in Southern California, what he saw was alarming — the driver was apparently sound asleep at the wheel. And, this...

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 at 07:33 PM PDT

Spy Used AI-Generated Face to Connect With Targets: Experts

Spy Used AI-Generated Face to Connect With Targets: Experts

Katie Jones sure seemed plugged into the Washington's political scene. The 30-something redhead boasted a job at a top think tank and a who's-who network of pundits and experts, from the centrist Brookings...

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 at 12:45 PM PDT

Uber Tests Drone Food Delivery, Launches New Autonomous SUV

Uber Tests Drone Food Delivery, Launches New Autonomous SUV

The company's Uber Eats unit began the tests in San Diego with McDonald's and plans to expand to other restaurants later this year. Uber says the service should decrease food delivery times. It works this way:...

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 at 04:25 PM PDT

San Francisco Prosecutors Turn to AI to Reduce Racial Bias

San Francisco Prosecutors Turn to AI to Reduce Racial Bias

In a first-of-its kind experiment, San Francisco prosecutors are turning to artificial intelligence to reduce racial bias in the courts, adopting a system that strips certain identifying details from police...

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