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Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 at 07:18 AM PST

Twitter to Keep Banned Abusive Users Out of New Accounts

Twitter to Keep Banned Abusive Users Out of New Accounts

Twitter has broadened its campaign against hate speech and abuse. The company said Tuesday that it has begun identifying people who have been banned for abusive behavior and it will stop them from creating new...

Monday, Feb 6, 2017 at 05:36 PM PST

Hackers Take Down Thousands of ‘Dark Web’ Sites

Hackers Take Down Thousands of ‘Dark Web’ Sites

Someone claiming to be affiliated with Anonymous compromised a private web hosting service last week, taking down more than 10,000 sites on the highly encrypted "dark web," security researchers said. As NBC...

Monday, Feb 6, 2017 at 01:40 PM PST

Intel Touts Lady Gaga Show, Use of 300 Drones

Intel Touts Lady Gaga Show, Use of 300 Drones

There’s no question that Lady Gaga was on fire all on her own. But her Super Bowl extravaganza was made even more electrifying by 300 "Shooting Star" drones floating above a Houston sky, created by Santa...

Monday, Feb 6, 2017 at 12:17 PM PST

#WeAccept: Airbnb Sends a Message with Super Bowl Ad

#WeAccept: Airbnb Sends a Message with Super Bowl Ad

Super Bowl advertisements are typically designed to promote a company's brand or its products, but Airbnb — joining a handful of other companies — appeared to take a different approach this go around.

Monday, Feb 6, 2017 at 12:18 PM PST

Tech Companies File Legal Brief Against Immigration Order

Tech Companies File Legal Brief Against Immigration Order

Twitter, Uber, Google and Apple were among 97 companies to file a friend-of-the-court brief early Monday with a federal appeals court hearing challenges to President Donald Trump's executive order on immigratio...

Sunday, Feb 5, 2017 at 10:44 PM PST

Dozens of Tech Companies Team Up to Oppose Travel Ban

Dozens of Tech Companies Team Up to Oppose Travel Ban

Twitter, Uber, Netflix and dozens of other tech companies said Sunday they are forming a collaborative opposition to the Trump administration's travel ban on immigrants, according to the Washington Post,...

Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 at 03:59 PM PST

NFL Awards 3 Startups to Develop Safety Technology

NFL Awards 3 Startups to Develop Safety Technology

With player safety under the microscope, the NFL and the Texas Medical Center held a competition Saturday for startups making innovative products geared toward improving the game. Nine companies competed in...

Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 at 12:40 PM PST

What Will H-1B Visa Restrictions Mean for Silicon Valley?

What Will H-1B Visa Restrictions Mean for Silicon Valley?

The Bay Area is watching Washington D.C. closely. Why? For the government’s take on H-1B visas.

Friday, Feb 3, 2017 at 02:03 PM PST

Online Privacy Virtually Nonexistent For Users

Online Privacy Virtually Nonexistent For Users

Should internet users expect to see personal information online? With something as simple as a name and the click of a mouse, dozens of websites will fork over your personal information for a small fee...or even sometimes for free.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 at 06:08 PM PST

Snap Inc., Owner of Snapchat, Files for IPO

Snap Inc., Owner of Snapchat, Files for IPO

Snap Inc., owner of the popular disappearing-messages service Snapchat, seeks to raise up to $3 billion in an initial public offering. That number may change based on investor demand. Facebook raised $16 billion...

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