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Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 at 03:51 AM PDT

Tech Companies Continue Efforts to Banish Extremist Accounts

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 12:49 PM PDT

Tech Companies Banishing Extremists After Charlottesville

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

New Salesforce Tower Fuels Concerns Over SF's Changing Face

More than 60 stories above the ground, construction workers climb makeshift stairs and cross narrow steel planks to put the finishing touches on Salesforce Tower, now San Francisco's tallest building.

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 06:50 PM PDT

Design Tech High at Oracle's HQ to Open in January

Design Tech High at Oracle's HQ to Open in January

A unique school will soon open on the campus of one of the Bay Area's biggest and most successful tech companies.

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 04:14 PM PDT

Neo-Nazi Site's Publisher Says He's Got No Home on Internet

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. "Clear...

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 02:54 PM PDT

Facebook Bans White Nationalist's Accounts Over Hate Speech

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

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

Protests at Google Offices Over Engineer's Firing Canceled

Protests planned at Google offices around the country over the firing of an employee who questioned company diversity efforts have been postponed.

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 10:36 AM PDT

Judge Orders LinkedIn to Stop Blocking Data-Scraping Firm

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 03:03 PM PDT

Social Media Harnessed to Expose White Nationalists at Rally

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...

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