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Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 11:14 AM PDT

Big Tech Is Now a Big Punching Bag for Politicians

Big Tech Is Now a Big Punching Bag for Politicians

Republicans and Democrats don't agree on health care, immigration or taxing the rich. But one subject draws critics from both parties: Big Tech. The list of grievances is long and growing by the week. Companies...

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 at 07:52 PM PDT

Researchers Concerned About Florida Collecting Data on Kids

Researchers Concerned About Florida Collecting Data on Kids

Researchers from the Aspen Institute are raising concerns about a Florida initiative meant to collect and collate huge amounts of data on schoolchildren in the state, according to a report released Thursday. F...

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 10:56 AM PDT

Man Admits Mailing Powder, Blood in Threats to OkCupid CEO

Man Admits Mailing Powder, Blood in Threats to OkCupid CEO

A Massachusetts man has admitted to sending the CEO of a popular dating site threatening letters that he claimed contained deadly substances, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Liam MacLeod, 47, was sentenced...

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 09:04 AM PDT

Facebook to Settle Advertiser Lawsuit for $40 Million

Facebook to Settle Advertiser Lawsuit for $40 Million

Facebook has agreed to pay $40 million to advertisers who said it inflated the amount of time its users watched videos. The San Jose Mercury News says the California-based social media giant denied any...

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 09:01 AM PDT

It's a Bird. It's a Plane. No, It's Likely a Google Balloon.

It's a Bird. It's a Plane. No, It's Likely a Google Balloon.

Some eagle-eyed humans looking skyward this weekend saw something against the brilliant-blue backdrop that had them questioning what the heck was flying above. If this were last century, they probably would've...

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 12:03 PM PDT

Goodbye, iTunes: Once-Revolutionary App Gone in Mac Update

Goodbye, iTunes: Once-Revolutionary App Gone in Mac Update

It's time to bid farewell to iTunes, the once-revolutionary program that made online music sales mainstream and effectively blunted the impact of piracy. That assumes, of course, that you still use iTunes — and...

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 at 04:23 PM PDT

California Bans Distributing "Deepfakes" Before Elections

California Bans Distributing "Deepfakes" Before Elections

The rush is on to fight so-called “deepfakes”—videos and audio altered to make a person falsely appear to say something that they did not. California has passed a ban that makes it illegal to share such...

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 at 05:09 PM PDT

How to Use Google’s New Shopping Tool to Get Alerts When Stuff Goes on Sale

How to Use Google’s New Shopping Tool to Get Alerts When Stuff Goes on Sale

Google rolled out a new shopping search tool this week with a price tracking option that can help you save money. You can search for different products you might buy — a T-shirt, board game or new video game...

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 at 06:44 PM PDT

Startups at TechCrunch Disrupt Take Aim at Old Industries

Startups at TechCrunch Disrupt Take Aim at Old Industries

The name says it all: TechCrunch Disrupt is a conference for entrepreneurs looking to bring disruptive change to an industry, using all the tools of Silicon Valley. In past years, the San Francisco edition of...

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 at 07:51 PM PDT

NASA Sets 1st All-Female Spacewalk After Suit Flap in Spring

NASA Sets 1st All-Female Spacewalk After Suit Flap in Spring

The first all-female spacewalk is back on, six months after a suit-sizing flap led to an embarrassing cancellation. NASA announced Friday that the International Space Station's two women will pair up for a...

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