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Monday, Jan 28, 2019 at 02:37 AM EST

Apple Launches Women Entrepreneurs Camp at Its HQ

Apple Launches Women Entrepreneurs Camp at Its HQ

Apple on Sunday launched its first program dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs develop apps. The Cupertino-based tech giant invited 11 companies run by women to participate in a free two-week entrepreneur...

Friday, Jan 25, 2019 at 06:13 PM EST

Facebook Allowed 'Friendly Fraud' to Profit From Kids: Memos

Facebook Allowed 'Friendly Fraud' to Profit From Kids: Memos

Facebook allowed children to rack up huge bills on digital games while the company rejected recommendations for addressing what it dubbed "friendly fraud," according to newly released court documents. The...

Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 at 06:11 PM EST

Twitter to Test New Way of Determining Where a Tweet Started

Twitter to Test New Way of Determining Where a Tweet Started

NBC News reports Twitter is testing an “original tweeter” icon to make it easier for people to determine who started a thread — marking the company’s latest attempt to curb abuse. The icon was quietly rolled...

Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 at 01:57 PM EST

Chefs and Truck Drivers Beware: AI Is Coming For Your Jobs

Chefs and Truck Drivers Beware: AI Is Coming For Your Jobs

Robots aren't replacing everyone, but a quarter of U.S. jobs will be severely disrupted as artificial intelligence accelerates the automation of existing work, according to a new Brookings Institution report....

Friday, Jan 18, 2019 at 03:03 PM EST

Porn Viewership in DC on the Rise Since Shutdown: Website

Porn Viewership in DC on the Rise Since Shutdown: Website

The site said its numbers show that the largest increases in visits occurred late night, between 10 p.m. and midnight, and during the afternoon around 1 p.m.

Friday, Jan 18, 2019 at 01:34 PM EST

Tesla Plans to Cut 7 Percent of Its Workforce

Tesla Plans to Cut 7 Percent of Its Workforce

Saying the road ahead was "very difficult," Tesla's CEO Elon Musk said Friday that the company would be cutting its staff by about 7 percent. The electric car and solar panel maker notified its employees about...

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 04:19 PM EST

Facebook Manager Says in Internal Post She Quit After Being ‘Harassed’ Over Views on Diversity

Facebook Manager Says in Internal Post She Quit After Being ‘Harassed’ Over Views on Diversity

On Jan. 11, Sophie Alpert, a Facebook engineering manager who ran a major open-source project called React, made an announcement on Twitter: “today’s my last day at Facebook.” In the tweet, which got 3,600...

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 01:06 PM EST

10-Year Photo Challenge Raises Data Mining Concerns

10-Year Photo Challenge Raises Data Mining Concerns

 The "10 Year Challenge" has gone viral on social media, leading millions to post side-by-side photos of themselves from a decade ago and now. It may seem fun, but tech experts say participants...

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 07:57 AM EST

Facebook Shuts Hundreds More Russia-Linked Pages, Accounts

Facebook Shuts Hundreds More Russia-Linked Pages, Accounts

Facebook says it has removed hundreds of Russia-linked pages, groups and accounts that it says were part of two big disinformation operations, in its latest effort to fight fake news. The social media...

Friday, Jan 11, 2019 at 09:37 AM EST

AT&T to Stop Selling All Location Data to Data Brokers

AT&T to Stop Selling All Location Data to Data Brokers

AT&T says it will stop selling all location data from mobile phones to brokers following a report that companies are still selling that information to shadowy companies without customer knowledge. Last year,...

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