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Friday, Sep 7, 2018 at 02:03 AM EDT

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 05:46 PM EDT

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 04:48 PM EDT

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 10:21 AM EDT

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 01:41 PM EDT

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...

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018 at 12:37 PM EDT

Uber Rolls Out Safety Features for Drivers, Passengers

Uber Rolls Out Safety Features for Drivers, Passengers

Uber is aiming to boost driver and passenger safety in an effort to rebuild trust in the brand. The ride-hailing company has created a feature on its app to reach out to passengers and drivers if it detects an...

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018 at 09:45 AM EDT

Blood-Testing Startup Theranos to Reportedly Close

Blood-Testing Startup Theranos to Reportedly Close

The once-heralded blood-testing startup Theranos is shutting down, according to a media report. Theranos was unable to sell itself and is now looking to pay unsecured creditors its remaining cash of about $5...

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018 at 09:17 PM EDT

Facebook, Twitter Pledge to Defend Against Foreign Intrusion

Facebook, Twitter Pledge to Defend Against Foreign Intrusion

Facebook and Twitter executives assured Congress on Wednesday that they are aggressively working to root out foreign attempts to sow discord in America, and they pledged to better protect their social networks...

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 04:58 PM EDT

Twitter CEO Says Company Isn't Biased, Wants Healthy Debate

Twitter CEO Says Company Isn't Biased, Wants Healthy Debate

Twitter's CEO says the company is not biased against Republicans or Democrats and is working on ways to ensure that debate is healthier on its platform. In prepared testimony released ahead of a House hearing...

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 04:43 PM EDT

Amazon Reaches $1 Trillion Valuation, a Month After Apple

Amazon Reaches $1 Trillion Valuation, a Month After Apple

Amazon stock briefly hit a $1 trillion market cap Tuesday before falling off and leaving Apple as the only publicly traded U.S. company above the benchmark. Shares of the e-commerce giant rose 1.9 percent to a...

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