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Friday, Apr 12, 2019 at 04:48 PM PDT

FB Spent $20M on Zuckerberg's Personal Security Last Year

FB Spent $20M on Zuckerberg's Personal Security Last Year

Facebook on Friday announced that it allocated CEO Mark Zuckerberg $20 million for security purposes — that’s four times what he received for security in 2016. The increase shows up in a Friday afternoon...

Friday, Apr 12, 2019 at 04:13 PM PDT

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings to Depart Facebook Board of Directors

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings to Depart Facebook Board of Directors

Facebook on Friday said Netflix CEO Reed Hastings will not be nominated for re-election at the company’s 2019 annual stockholders meetings. Hastings has served on the board of the social media company since...

Friday, Apr 12, 2019 at 03:28 PM PDT

FCC to Hold Big 5G Auction, Spend $20B for Rural Internet

FCC to Hold Big 5G Auction, Spend $20B for Rural Internet

The U.S. government will hold a massive auction later this year to bolster 5G service, the next generation of mobile networks. President Donald Trump showcased the announcement Friday, declaring that the race to...

Friday, Apr 12, 2019 at 05:34 AM PDT

Amazon Employees Are Listening to What Some Users Say to Alexa — Here’s How to Stop Them

Amazon Employees Are Listening to What Some Users Say to Alexa — Here’s How to Stop Them

A report from Bloomberg revealed that thousands of Amazon employees are listening to what people say when they talk to Alexa. Amazon said it uses these conversations to improve Alexa’s “understanding of human...

Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 at 06:17 PM PDT

Qualcomm Says 5G Will Lead the Way to Self-Driving Cars, Better VR and More

Qualcomm Says 5G Will Lead the Way to Self-Driving Cars, Better VR and More

As San Diego marches towards a 5G wireless, Qualcomm says it will lead to innovation in the automotive industry, virtual reality, and wireless communications.

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 at 10:59 AM PDT

House Passes Bill to Restore 'Net Neutrality' Rules

House Passes Bill to Restore 'Net Neutrality' Rules

The House has passed bill Wednesday to restore Obama-era "net neutrality" rules, but the legislation faces slim odds of making it through the Republican-controlled Senate. The Save the Internet Act passed...

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 at 11:22 AM PDT

Amazon Go Stores Will Start Accepting Cash

Amazon Go Stores Will Start Accepting Cash

Amazon Go stores, which let customers buy items without waiting in checkout lines, will start accepting cash, amid intensifying criticism that the company is discriminating against the unbanked. In an internal...

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 at 04:34 PM PDT

SpaceX's Most Powerful Rocket Is Ready for Its First Commercial Launch

SpaceX's Most Powerful Rocket Is Ready for Its First Commercial Launch

Southern California-based SpaceX scrubbed a scheduled launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket Wednesday because of unfavorable weather conditions at the launch site on the coast of Florida. The company said it plans...

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019 at 05:25 PM PDT

Facebook Tweaks Tools for Remembering Dead Friends

Facebook Tweaks Tools for Remembering Dead Friends

Facebook says it will use artificial intelligence to help find profiles of people who have died so their friends and family members won't get, for instance, painful reminders about their birthdays. The...

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019 at 11:51 AM PDT

Capitol Hill Hearing on Online Hate Sees It Firsthand

Capitol Hill Hearing on Online Hate Sees It Firsthand

A congressional hearing on online hate turned into a vivid demonstration of the problem Tuesday when a YouTube livestream of the proceedings was bombarded with racist and anti-Semitic comments from internet...

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