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Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 04:30 PM PDT

Twitter Conspiracy Theory Sabotages California Town Fundraiser

Twitter Conspiracy Theory Sabotages California Town Fundraiser

Officials in a small Northern California community say an online conspiracy that started with a tweet from former FBI Director James Comey forced them to cancel an annual school fundraiser out of safety...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 04:55 PM PDT

Parents Can't Delete What Kids Tell Amazon Voice Assistant

Parents Can't Delete What Kids Tell Amazon Voice Assistant

Amazon met with skepticism from some privacy advocates and members of Congress last year when it introduced its first kid-oriented voice assistant , along with brightly colored models of its Echo Dot speaker...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 04:51 AM PDT

Facebook Co-Founder Calls for Government to Break It Up

Facebook Co-Founder Calls for Government to Break It Up

The Harvard roommate of Mark Zuckerberg who co-founded Facebook is calling for the U.S. government to break up the company in a New York Times op-ed, telling NBC News that it's too big and that Zuckerberg isn't...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 06:10 AM PDT

US Regulators Under Scrutiny as They Look to Punish Facebook

US Regulators Under Scrutiny as They Look to Punish Facebook

Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the company for alleged violations of its users' privacy. The Federal Trade Commission is...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 11:49 PM PDT

Uber, Lyft Drivers Protest in Cities Across the US, Overseas

Uber, Lyft Drivers Protest in Cities Across the US, Overseas

Some drivers for ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft turned off their apps Wednesday to protest what they say are declining wages at a time when both companies are raking in billions of dollars from investors. D...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 06:47 PM PDT

Google Spinoff, Lyft Teaming up to Offer Self-Driving Car Rides

Google Spinoff, Lyft Teaming up to Offer Self-Driving Car Rides

Google's self-driving car spinoff Waymo is teaming up with Lyft in Arizona to attempt to lure passengers away from ride-hailing market leader Uber.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 12:58 PM PDT

Google Promises Better Privacy Tools, Smarter AI Assistant

Google Promises Better Privacy Tools, Smarter AI Assistant

Google announced updates for its artificially intelligent voice assistant and new privacy tools to give people more control over how they're being tracked on the go or in their own home. CEO Sundar Pichai...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 02:17 AM PDT

Uber Drivers Set for Strike Ahead of Company's $90B IPO

Uber Drivers Set for Strike Ahead of Company's $90B IPO

Drivers for ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft are planning to turn off their apps Wednesday to protest low wages and other gripes. The strike comes just two days ahead of Uber’s IPO, which is expected to...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 06:34 PM PDT

Amazon to Open First Go Store That Accepts Cash

Amazon to Open First Go Store That Accepts Cash

Amazon launched its high-tech Go convenience store a year ago, where shoppers can pull items off the shelf and walk out. Now it's adding a decidedly low-tech feature: accepting cash. Its new store opening...

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 02:18 PM PDT

Microsoft Offers Software Tool to Secure Elections

Microsoft Offers Software Tool to Secure Elections

Microsoft announced an ambitious effort it says will make voting secure, verifiable and subject to reliable audits. Two of the three top U.S elections vendors have expressed interest in potentially incorporating...

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