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Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 03:17 PM PDT

Echo Device Recorded Family, Sent Audio to Random Contact

Echo Device Recorded Family, Sent Audio to Random Contact

An Echo device in the home of a Portland family recorded a conversation, which it then sent to a random person on their contact list, CNBC reported. A report from Seattle TV network KIRO7 said the family was...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 01:29 PM PDT

Calif. Court Rules Criminal Defendants Can Access Some Social Media

Calif. Court Rules Criminal Defendants Can Access Some Social Media

The California Supreme Court has ruled that Facebook and other social media companies must turn over user content that is public to criminal defendants. The court on Thursday kicked the specific case back to...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 07:33 AM PDT

Uber Self-Driving SUV Saw Pedestrian, Did Not Brake: Feds

Uber Self-Driving SUV Saw Pedestrian, Did Not Brake: Feds

The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 08:58 PM PDT

Uber Ends Self-Driving Program in Arizona After Fatal Crash

Uber Ends Self-Driving Program in Arizona After Fatal Crash

Uber is pulling its self-driving cars out of Arizona, a reversal triggered by the recent death of woman who was run over by one of the ride-hailing service's robotic vehicles while crossing a darkened street in...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 07:51 AM PDT

How to Cut Back on a Constant Smartphone Habit

How to Cut Back on a Constant Smartphone Habit

Why are we checking Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, then Facebook again when we just wanted to check the weather? Turns out, smartphone addiction is by design. Think of the constant stream of notifications, color...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 01:54 PM PDT

Facebook Chief Faces EU Grilling Over his 'Digital Monster'

Facebook Chief Faces EU Grilling Over his 'Digital Monster'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced tough questions from European Union lawmakers Tuesday over what one of them branded Zuckerberg's "digital monster," and he apologized for the way the social network has been...

Monday, May 21, 2018 at 04:21 PM PDT

Microsoft Pledges to Extend EU Data Rights Worldwide

Microsoft Pledges to Extend EU Data Rights Worldwide

Microsoft promised Monday to give users worldwide the same data and privacy rights Europeans will get under new regulations there. That's in contrast to some of its tech rivals, who are hedging on how much...

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 05:26 PM PDT

Will You Be Using Facebook's New Dating Service?

Will You Be Using Facebook's New Dating Service?

Mark Zuckerburg announced at Facebook's annual developer conference that the social media site will be launching a new dating service.

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 12:41 AM PDT

Fact Check: Tesla Safety Claims Aren't Quite Right

Fact Check: Tesla Safety Claims Aren't Quite Right

For years, Tesla has boasted that its cars and SUVs are safer than other vehicles on the roads, and CEO Elon Musk doubled down on the claims in a series of tweets this week. The electric vehicles are under...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 07:19 AM PDT

Senate Votes to Save 'Net Neutrality'; Plan Heads to House

Senate Votes to Save 'Net Neutrality'; Plan Heads to House

Don't expect the House to go along with the Senate's 52-47 passage of legislation that would revive an Obama-era rule requiring equal treatment for all web traffic by internet providers. Opponents such as Sen....

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