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Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019 at 10:45 PM EDT

California Lawmaker Proposes Ban on 'Deep Fake' Videos

California Lawmaker Proposes Ban on 'Deep Fake' Videos

A California lawmaker is proposing to restrict the sharing of manipulated videos depicting politicians amid mounting concerns that increasingly convincing "deep fakes" could give rise to misinformation in the...

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019 at 01:26 PM EDT

Facebook, Instagram WhatsApp Outages Reported

Facebook, Instagram WhatsApp Outages Reported

Users were reporting issues across Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp on Wednesday. Facebook and Instagram said on their Twitter accounts around 12:15 p.m. ET that "some people" were were having trouble...

Monday, Jul 1, 2019 at 01:25 AM EDT

Facebook to Make Jobs, Credit Ads Searchable for US Users

Facebook to Make Jobs, Credit Ads Searchable for US Users

Facebook says it will make advertisements for jobs, loans and credit card offers searchable for all U.S. users following a legal settlement designed to eliminate discrimination on its platform. The plan...

Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 05:36 PM EDT

Facebook Re-Evaluating Nipples Policy

Facebook Re-Evaluating Nipples Policy

In early June, 125 people protested in the nude outside the New York City headquarters of Facebook and Instagram, covering themselves with stickers of photographed male nipples in protest of the long-argued...

Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 at 03:20 PM EDT

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Will Go to Trial Next July

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Will Go to Trial Next July

Elizabeth Holmes will go on trial next summer to face criminal fraud charges for allegedly defrauding investors, doctors and the public as the head of the once-heralded blood-testing start-up Theranos. U.S....

Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 at 10:53 AM EDT

Tech-Savvy Tot Accidentally Buys $430 Couch With Mom's Phone

Tech-Savvy Tot Accidentally Buys $430 Couch With Mom's Phone

Parents, this one is really just for you: a San Diego, California mom is thinking twice about handing her cellphone over to her toddler after her tech-savvy tot – unbeknownst to mom – bought a $430 couch online...

Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 at 05:42 PM EDT

Apple's Chief Design Officer Jony Ive Is Leaving the Company

Apple's Chief Design Officer Jony Ive Is Leaving the Company

Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive is leaving the company, the company announced on Thursday. Apple stock dropped 1% on the news in after-hours trading. Ive was considered one of the most important people at...

Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 at 12:47 PM EDT

Trump's Next Tweet Could Get a Warning Label

Trump's Next Tweet Could Get a Warning Label

President Donald Trump's next tweet might come with a warning label. Starting Thursday, tweets that Twitter deems to involve matters of public interest, but which violate the service's rules, will be obscured...

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 at 09:05 PM EDT

New Software Glitch Found in Boeing's Troubled 737 Max Jet

New Software Glitch Found in Boeing's Troubled 737 Max Jet

A new software problem has been found in the troubled Boeing 737 Max that could push the plane's nose down automatically, and fixing the flaw is almost certain to further delay the plane's return to flying after...

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 at 08:23 PM EDT

Zuckerberg Says Facebook 'Evaluating' Deepfake Video Policy

Zuckerberg Says Facebook 'Evaluating' Deepfake Video Policy

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company is evaluating how it should handle "deepfake" videos created with artificial intelligence and high-tech tools to yield false but realistic clips. In an interview at...

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