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Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017 at 05:17 PM PDT

Newly Disclosed Facebook Ads Show Russia's Cyber Intrusion

Newly Disclosed Facebook Ads Show Russia's Cyber Intrusion

A trove of Facebook ads made public Wednesday by Congress depicts Russia's extraordinary cyber intrusion into American life in 2016 aimed at upending the nation's democratic debate and fomenting discord over...

Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017 at 08:49 AM PDT

Russian Meddling: 5 Things Tech Giants Need to Tell Congress

Russian Meddling: 5 Things Tech Giants Need to Tell Congress

Facebook, Twitter and Google acknowledged to U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday that Russian-linked accounts began exploiting their services in 2015 to sway last year's presidential election. Lawyers for the companies...

Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017 at 03:39 AM PDT

US Won't Require That Cars Communicate Wirelessly: Sources

US Won't Require That Cars Communicate Wirelessly: Sources

The Trump administration has quietly set aside plans to require new cars to be able to wirelessly talk to each other, auto industry officials said, jeopardizing one of the most promising technologies for...

Monday, Oct 30, 2017 at 10:59 PM PDT

Elon Musk Reveals 1st Photo of LA-Area Transport Tunnel

Elon Musk Reveals 1st Photo of LA-Area Transport Tunnel

Billionaire Elon Musk has released the first photograph of a tunnel he's building under a Los Angeles suburb to test a novel transportation concept for a system that would move people underground in their...

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 at 04:57 PM PDT

Senators Blast Facebook, Twitter, Google in Russia Probe

Senators Blast Facebook, Twitter, Google in Russia Probe

Exasperated U.S. senators harshly criticized representatives of Facebook, Twitter and Google at a hearing Tuesday for not doing more to prevent Russian agents interfering with the American political process...

Friday, Oct 27, 2017 at 03:08 PM PDT

Facebook Announces New Ad Transparency Before Russia Hearing

Facebook Announces New Ad Transparency Before Russia Hearing

Under pressure in advance of hearings on Russian election interference, Facebook is moving to increase transparency for everyone who sees and buys political advertising on its site. Executives for the social...

Friday, Oct 27, 2017 at 10:37 AM PDT

Fit or Miss? Retailers Offering New Tools for Online Shoppers

Fit or Miss? Retailers Offering New Tools for Online Shoppers

Stores watching Amazon take a larger share of clothing sales are trying to solve one of the most vexing issues for online shoppers: Finding items that fit properly. The retailers are unleashing tools that...

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 06:28 PM PDT

Georgia Election Server Wiped After Suit Filed

Georgia Election Server Wiped After Suit Filed

A computer server crucial to a lawsuit against Georgia election officials was quietly wiped clean by its custodians just after the suit was filed, The Associated Press has learned. The server's data was...

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 10:09 AM PDT

Pope Calls Space, Takes Small Step for Vatican-Russian Ties

Pope Calls Space, Takes Small Step for Vatican-Russian Ties<br />

Pope Francis took a small step toward improved Vatican-Russian relations Thursday when he chatted with Russian cosmonauts and praised their understanding of love during a telephone call with the International...

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 05:07 AM PDT

Twitter Toughens Abuse Rules — and Now Has to Enforce Them

Twitter Toughens Abuse Rules — and Now Has to Enforce Them

Twitter is enacting new policies around hate, abuse and advertisements, but having rules is only half the battle — the easy half. The bigger problem is enforcement, and there the company has had some high-prof...

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