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Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 12:49 PM PDT

Tech Companies Banishing Extremists After Charlottesville

Tech Companies Banishing Extremists After Charlottesville

It took bloodshed in Charlottesville to get tech companies to do what civil rights groups have been calling for for years: take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate and violence. In the wake of...

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 04:14 PM PDT

Neo-Nazi Site's Publisher Says He's Got No Home on Internet

Neo-Nazi Site's Publisher Says He's Got No Home on Internet

A neo-Nazi website's publisher said Wednesday that he has "effectively been completely banned from the internet" after mocking the victim of a deadly car attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. "Clear...

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 02:54 PM PDT

Facebook Bans White Nationalist's Accounts Over Hate Speech

Facebook Bans White Nationalist's Accounts Over Hate Speech

Facebook has banned the Facebook and Instagram accounts of a white nationalist who attended the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended in deadly violence. Facebook spokeswoman Ruchika Budhraja tells The...

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 11:59 AM PDT

Pressured by Government, Uber Agrees to Protect Rider Data

Pressured by Government, Uber Agrees to Protect Rider Data

Ride-hailing service Uber has agreed to protect data and audit use of rider information to settle a complaint from the federal government that it deceived customers. The Federal Trade Commission, in a complaint...

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 10:36 AM PDT

Judge Orders LinkedIn to Stop Blocking Data-Scraping Firm

Judge Orders LinkedIn to Stop Blocking Data-Scraping Firm

A federal judge in San Francisco has ordered LinkedIn to stop blocking a startup company from scraping LinkedIn personal profiles for data. U.S. District Judge Edward Chen has sided with hiQ Labs, a San...

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 03:03 PM PDT

Social Media Harnessed to Expose White Nationalists at Rally

Social Media Harnessed to Expose White Nationalists at Rally

One of the social media posts resembled a wanted poster or a missing-persons flyer: Photographs of men were arranged in rows, seeking their names and employers. But the Facebook post wasn't circulated by law...

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 12:08 PM PDT

British Cybersecurity Expert Pleads Not Guilty to US Charges

British Cybersecurity Expert Pleads Not Guilty to US Charges

A British cybersecurity researcher credited with helping curb a recent worldwide ransomware attack pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges accusing him of creating malicious software to steal banking...

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 11:25 AM PDT

Apple, Aetna Meeting to Bring Apple Watch to Aetna: Sources

Apple, Aetna Meeting to Bring Apple Watch to Aetna: Sources

Apple and Aetna held secret meetings last week to bring Apple's health- and fitness-tracking device, Apple Watch, to Aetna customers, according to three sources who spoke with CNBC. Aetna, which covers an...

Saturday, Aug 12, 2017 at 09:22 PM PDT

Facebook Anonymously Launches an App in China

Facebook Anonymously Launches an App in China

Facebook anonymously launched a new photo-sharing app in China in a new effort to make inroads in the world's most populous country. China's ruling Communist Party controls internet traffic across the country's...

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 06:20 AM PDT

The TV-Streaming Paradox: Why You May Miss the Cable Bundle

The TV-Streaming Paradox: Why You May Miss the Cable Bundle

The future of TV may well be a mishmash of streaming services that could rival the cost of a $100 cable bundle — but that are way more difficult to use. Disney's plan for two new streaming services (and...

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