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Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 05:51 PM PST

Uber to Ban 'Greyball' Tool Used to Stymie Regulators

Uber to Ban 'Greyball' Tool Used to Stymie Regulators

Uber is dismantling a secret weapon it used against local regulators who have been trying to curtail or shut down its ride-hailing service in some cities around the world.

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 12:54 PM PST

New Tech Could Change Food Nutrition Labels

New Tech Could Change Food Nutrition Labels

New smart glasses developed by researchers at Colorado State University could change how food labels are printed on boxes and cans in your local grocery store. The FDA is looking to roll out this new tech by...

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 10:21 AM PST

Comey: 'No Such Thing as Absolute Privacy in America'

Comey: 'No Such Thing as Absolute Privacy in America'

FBI Director James Comey spoke at a cybersecurity conference at Boston College Wednesday, addressing current encryption software, the idea of privacy in the modern age and how the FBI can improve its fight...

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 10:22 AM PST

FBI Director Comey: 'You're Stuck With Me'

FBI Director Comey: 'You're Stuck With Me'

FBI Director James Comey continues his two-day visit to Boston while leaks and investigations heat up in Washington, D.C. Comey is the keynote speaker at Boston College on Wednesday morning, talking about...

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 03:38 AM PST

Experts: Don't Dump Devices Over WikiLeaks CIA Docs

Experts: Don't Dump Devices Over WikiLeaks CIA Docs

So, you use messaging apps like WhatsApp or Signal or have smart TVs and PCs. Should you worry that the CIA is listening to your conversations? The short answer is no. The long answer is maybe, though it's...

Monday, Mar 6, 2017 at 01:53 PM PST

What Changes to H-1B Visa Rules Mean for Tech

What Changes to H-1B Visa Rules Mean for Tech

U.S. immigration authorities suspended a program last Friday that expedited visas for skilled workers — a darling class of workers in the tech community. Despite stoking tension in tech companies, it's a...

Monday, Mar 6, 2017 at 07:31 PM PST

Facebook Rolls Out its Fake News Tool

Facebook Rolls Out its Fake News Tool

In an effort to combat fake or biased news stories, Facebook is introducing a "disputed news" flag to stories disproved by third party groups, NBC News reported. Once a story is marked, a group of researchers...

Friday, Mar 3, 2017 at 03:21 PM PST

Uber Deploys Secret Weapon Against Undercover Regulators

Uber Deploys Secret Weapon Against Undercover Regulators

Uber has been wielding a secret weapon to thwart authorities who have been trying to curtail or shut down its ride-hailing service in cities around the world. The program included a feature nicknamed "Greyball"...

Friday, Mar 3, 2017 at 06:49 AM PST

Drivers Rebel Against Uber's Price-cutting Quest for Growth

Drivers Rebel Against Uber's Price-cutting Quest for Growth

The face-off between Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and driver Fawzi Kamel illustrated a conflict between Uber, with its effort to grow by cutting prices to beat competitors, and drivers who have seen their pay...

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 at 05:08 PM PST

Typo Caused Amazon's Big Cloud-Computing Outage

Typo Caused Amazon's Big Cloud-Computing Outage

Amazon says an incorrectly typed command during a routine debugging of its billing system caused the five-hour outage of some Amazon Web Services servers on Tuesday.

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