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Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 at 08:27 PM PST

Fact Check: Facebook Defines 'Permission' Loosely

Fact Check: Facebook Defines 'Permission' Loosely

Facebook gave some companies such as Apple, Amazon and Yahoo more extensive access to users' personal data, effectively exempting them from the company's usual privacy rules, according to a New York Times...

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 at 12:09 PM PST

DC Sues Facebook Over Data Privacy Scandal

DC Sues Facebook Over Data Privacy Scandal

The District of Columbia sued Facebook on Wednesday for allowing data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica to improperly access data from as many as 87 million users. D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine's suit alleges...

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 at 09:32 AM PST

A Cashless Society Would Put Millions at Risk, Research Warns

A Cashless Society Would Put Millions at Risk, Research Warns

The risks of moving toward a world without cash have been highlighted in a new report that claims millions of people could suffer. Several richer countries are turning away from hard cash while tech companies...

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 at 06:11 AM PST

Kroger's Driverless Cars Start Delivering Groceries in Ariz.

Kroger's Driverless Cars Start Delivering Groceries in Ariz.

The nation's largest grocery chain stepped into the driverless delivery market Tuesday, bringing milk, eggs and other items to a customer's home in a vehicle with nobody at the wheel. Although limited to...

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 at 12:32 AM PST

Elon Musk Unveils Tunnel System to Beat 'Soul-Destroying Traffic'

Elon Musk Unveils Tunnel System to Beat 'Soul-Destroying Traffic'

Elon Musk unveiled his underground transportation tunnel on Tuesday, allowing reporters and invited guests to take some of the first rides in the revolutionary albeit bumpy subterranean tube — the tech...

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 at 12:55 AM PST

Consumer Groups Allege Google Misleads Kids in FTC Complaint

Consumer Groups Allege Google Misleads Kids in FTC Complaint

Nearly two dozen consumer, privacy and public health groups are urging U.S. regulators to investigate whether children are being endangered by deceptive apps in Google's app store for smartphones running on its...

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 at 09:17 PM PST

Facebook Denies It Let Tech Companies Misuse Personal Data

Facebook Denies It Let Tech Companies Misuse Personal Data

Facebook denied Tuesday night that its dozens of "partners" — companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix, Spotify and Yahoo — were able to misuse Facebook users' personal data, NBC News reported. The company...

Monday, Dec 17, 2018 at 03:43 PM PST

Google Announces $1B Expansion in NYC

Google Announces $1B Expansion in NYC

Google will spend more than $1 billion on a major Manhattan real estate expansion, a move that could add more than 7,000 jobs in the next several years. The search giant made the announcement Monday morning in...

Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 at 12:16 PM PST

Co-Founder of HQ Trivia and Vine Found Dead at 34

Co-Founder of HQ Trivia and Vine Found Dead at 34

Colin Kroll, the co-founder of HQ Trivia and Vine, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday. Police responded to a 911 call for a welfare check at the Spring Street apartment on Sunday, a New York...

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 at 01:03 PM PST

Facebook: Unshared Photos of 6.8M Users Possibly Exposed

Facebook: Unshared Photos of 6.8M Users Possibly Exposed

Facebook revealed on Friday that a bug in its platform may have allowed third-party apps to have access to a broad range of user photos, including pictures that users uploaded to Facebook but did not share. Fa...

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