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 12:49 PM PDT
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...
Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 09:20 AM PDT
New Salesforce Tower Fuels Concerns Over SF's Changing Face
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 02:54 PM PDT
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 11:59 AM PDT
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...
Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 11:24 AM PDT
Protests at Google Offices Over Engineer's Firing Canceled
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 03:03 PM PDT
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...