Samsung is trying to move past last year's disastrous Galaxy Note 7 launch with a successor sporting a dual-lens camera, animated messages, expanded note-taking — and lower battery capacity.
The South Korean...
Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 at 10:54 AM EDT
Automated Safety Systems Are Preventing Car Crashes: Studies
Safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to reduce crashes significantly, according to two...
Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 at 01:12 PM EDT
Walmart Dives Into Voice-Activated Shopping With Google
Walmart is diving into voice-activated shopping. But unlike online leader Amazon, it's not doing it alone.
The world's largest retailer said Wednesday it's working with Google to offer hundreds of thousands of...
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 at 06:51 AM EDT
Tech Companies Continue Efforts to Banish Extremist Accounts
Tech companies' efforts to banish extremist groups and individuals are continuing as a social network popular with extremists disappeared from Google's Android app store.
Gab had already been unavailable in...
Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 03:49 PM EDT
Tech Companies Banishing Extremists After Charlottesville
It took bloodshed in Charlottesville to get tech companies to do what civil rights groups have been calling for for years: take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate and violence.
In the wake of...
Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 07:14 PM EDT
Neo-Nazi Site's Publisher Says He's Got No Home on Internet
A neo-Nazi website's publisher said Wednesday that he has "effectively been completely banned from the internet" after mocking the victim of a deadly car attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia.
Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 05:54 PM EDT
Facebook Bans White Nationalist's Accounts Over Hate Speech
Facebook has banned the Facebook and Instagram accounts of a white nationalist who attended the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended in deadly violence.
Facebook spokeswoman Ruchika Budhraja tells The...
Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 02:59 PM EDT
Pressured by Government, Uber Agrees to Protect Rider Data
Ride-hailing service Uber has agreed to protect data and audit use of rider information to settle a complaint from the federal government that it deceived customers.
The Federal Trade Commission, in a complaint...
Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 01:36 PM EDT
Judge Orders LinkedIn to Stop Blocking Data-Scraping Firm
A federal judge in San Francisco has ordered LinkedIn to stop blocking a startup company from scraping LinkedIn personal profiles for data.
U.S. District Judge Edward Chen has sided with hiQ Labs, a San...
Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 06:03 PM EDT
Social Media Harnessed to Expose White Nationalists at Rally
One of the social media posts resembled a wanted poster or a missing-persons flyer: Photographs of men were arranged in rows, seeking their names and employers.
But the Facebook post wasn't circulated by law...