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Saturday, Sep 8, 2018 at 06:51 PM PDT

Effort to Clean Up Great Pacific Garbage Launches From SF

Effort to Clean Up Great Pacific Garbage Launches From SF

Engineers set to sea Saturday to deploy a trash collection device to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the world's largest garbage patch in the heart of...

Friday, Sep 7, 2018 at 05:20 PM PDT

As Google Turns 20, Questions Over Whether It's Too Powerful

As Google Turns 20, Questions Over Whether It's Too Powerful

Twenty years after Larry Page and Sergey Brin set out to organize all of the internet's information, the search engine they named Google has morphed into a dominating force in smartphones, online video,...

Friday, Sep 7, 2018 at 02:07 PM PDT

Tesla Stock Tanks as Execs Resign, Musk Smokes Weed on Video

Tesla Stock Tanks as Execs Resign, Musk Smokes Weed on Video

Shares of Tesla plunged as much as 9 percent Friday after news of a pair of C-suite executive resignations and a bizarre video showing CEO Elon Musk smoking pot on a podcast, capping a tumultuous month since...

Friday, Sep 7, 2018 at 07:38 AM PDT

Hackers Steal Credit Card Info of British Airways Travelers

Hackers Steal Credit Card Info of British Airways Travelers

Hackers obtained the credit card details of some 380,000 British Airways travelers during a two-week data breach this summer that leaves the customers vulnerable to financial fraud, the airline says. BA's CEO...

Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 at 02:51 PM PDT

Dulles Airport Debuts Facial Recognition Technology

Dulles Airport Debuts Facial Recognition Technology

Dulles International Airport has implemented facial recognition software for international travelers; the system will be used to identify visa holders as they leave the country. Passengers have their pictures...

Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 at 11:03 PM PDT

Twitter Permanently Bans Alex Jones and InfoWars

Twitter Permanently Bans Alex Jones and InfoWars

Twitter has permanently banned the accounts of right-wing conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones and InfoWars for violating the company's abusive behavior policies, the company said Thursday. The ban...

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018 at 02:46 PM PDT

Twitter, Facebook Offer Apologies and Promises

Twitter, Facebook Offer Apologies and Promises

Executives from Twitter and Facebook face questions on foreign election influence and political bias during Capitol Hill hearings. NBC's Jennifer Johnson reports.

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018 at 01:48 PM PDT

Utah Driver Sues Tesla After Crashing in Autopilot Mode

Utah Driver Sues Tesla After Crashing in Autopilot Mode

A Utah driver who slammed her Tesla into a stopped firetruck at a red light earlier this year while using the vehicle's semi-autonomous function has sued the company, saying salespeople told her the car would...

Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 at 07:21 AM PDT

Rep. Billy Long Uses Auctioneer Skills to Drown Out Protester

Rep. Billy Long Uses Auctioneer Skills to Drown Out Protester

Former auctioneer Rep. Billy Long (R-Mo.) used his unique skills to override the voice of right-wing activist Laura Loomer, who had interrupted the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing with Twitter...

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018 at 10:41 AM PDT

How Tech Workers Are Starting to Revolt

How Tech Workers Are Starting to Revolt

While tech industry executives are testifying before Congress on Wednesday, their biggest worry may be the protests they face from within their own companies, NBC News reports. Tech giants like Amazon and...

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