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Friday, Nov 10, 2017 at 06:38 AM PST

No Fingerprinting Regulation for Uber, Lyft Drivers

No Fingerprinting Regulation for Uber, Lyft Drivers

California regulators on Thursday adopted new safety rules for ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft that will not require their drivers be fingerprinted as part of background checks, rejecting a push by the taxi...

Monday, Nov 13, 2017 at 05:00 PM PST

Girl Scouts to Raise $70M to Teach 2.5 Million Girls STEM

Girl Scouts to Raise $70M to Teach 2.5 Million Girls STEM

Young girls are often discouraged from pursuing careers in STEM — but at Dreamforce, the world’s largest software conference, it was the exact opposite.

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 at 03:47 PM PST

Sean Parker: Facebook Exploits Human 'Vulnerability'

Sean Parker: Facebook Exploits Human 'Vulnerability'

Napster founder and former president of Facebook Sean Parker on Wednesday shared that he believes the social media giant was designed with potentially addictive features that he believes exploit "a vulnerability...

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 at 11:05 AM PST

Twitter Stops Verification Requests After Kessler Backlash

Twitter Stops Verification Requests After Kessler Backlash

Twitter said Thursday that it will "pause" its verified account system in the wake of criticism over an organizer of the Charlottesville rally having received a coveted blue check mark on his profile. Jason...

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 at 07:44 AM PST

Russia Twitter Trolls Deflected Bad Trump News: AP Analysis

Russia Twitter Trolls Deflected Bad Trump News: AP Analysis

An Associated Press analysis of deleted Twitter accounts reveals new details of surreptitious Russian activity shortly before last year's presidential election. It details how Russian agents attempted to deflect...

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 at 06:11 AM PST

Facebook Wants Nude Selfies to Combat 'Revenge Porn'

Facebook Wants Nude Selfies to Combat 'Revenge Porn'

Facebook is asking some users to send nude photos of themselves in an effort to combat social media "revenge porn." People in Australia who are concerned that a former partner may distribute intimate photos of...

Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017 at 08:45 PM PST

Facebook Requests Nude Pictures to Fight 'Revenge Porn'

Facebook Requests Nude Pictures to Fight 'Revenge Porn'

Can revenge porn be combated by gathering nude pictures? Facebook thinks so.

Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017 at 06:52 PM PST

FBI Again Finds Itself Unable to Unlock a Gunman's Phone

FBI Again Finds Itself Unable to Unlock a Gunman's Phone

The Texas church massacre is providing a familiar frustration for law enforcement: FBI agents are unable to unlock the gunman's encrypted cellphone to learn what evidence it might hold. But while heart-wrenching...

Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017 at 12:01 PM PST

No One Is Immune From Hacks, Says Former Yahoo CEO

No One Is Immune From Hacks, Says Former Yahoo CEO

Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer told lawmakers Wednesday that the threat from state-sponsored hackers has changed the playing field so dramatically that even the best-defended companies can fall victim. Mayer...

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 at 08:41 AM PST

Humans Must Leave Earth Within 600 Years, Hawking Says

Humans Must Leave Earth Within 600 Years, Hawking Says

Professor Stephen Hawking, the former professor of mathematics at the University of Cambridge and author of best-selling "A Brief History of Time," said Sunday during a summit in China that the human species had...

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