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Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 05:42 AM PDT

Facebook Talks 'Arms Race' to Protect Users Before Midterms

Facebook Talks 'Arms Race' to Protect Users Before Midterms

Facebook plans to build a physical "war room" to coordinate response in real time to foreign interference in November's midterm elections, the company's head of civic engagement told NBC News. Samidh Chakrabar...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 05:29 PM PDT

Judge Sentences SF Tech Mogul to 6 Months in Jail

Judge Sentences SF Tech Mogul to 6 Months in Jail

A Silicon Valley internet mogul who made $300 million at the age of 25 was sentenced Friday to six months in jail after losing his appeal to the California Supreme Court in a domestic violence case.

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 at 09:43 AM PDT

Apple Will Unveil Its New iPhones on Sept. 12

Apple Will Unveil Its New iPhones on Sept. 12

Apple is set to reveal its latest line-up of products on Sept. 12, the company announced in an invitation to media. The company's annual September event serves as the introduction to new iPhone models and...

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 06:35 PM PDT

Stanford Hospitals Train Staff With Lifelike Robot Who Cries

Stanford Hospitals Train Staff With Lifelike Robot Who Cries

In a room at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, a concerned nurse pushes the "code blue" button beside the bed, and a crowd of staff comes running down the hall. It's not a real emergency — but they've all been...

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 at 09:55 AM PDT

Map Hack Replaces NYC With 'Jewtropolis' in Popular Apps

Map Hack Replaces NYC With 'Jewtropolis' in Popular Apps

Users of popular apps including Snapchat and StreetEasy were stunned Thursday morning to see New York City replaced on some maps with a new label — "Jewtropolis." Screenshots posted to social media showed a...

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 at 03:51 PM PDT

Google Maps Mistakenly Shows 'McCain Senate Office Building'

Google Maps Mistakenly Shows 'McCain Senate Office Building'

While lawmakers debated a proposal to rename a building after the late Sen. John McCain, Google Maps displayed "McCain Senate Office Building" on its website for several hours Wednesday. The mix-up comes as...

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 at 12:43 PM PDT

Instagram Will Allow Users to Be 'Verified'

Instagram Will Allow Users to Be 'Verified'

Instagram is following its owner's example in transparency by allowing users to get "verified."

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 at 05:47 PM PDT

Trump Complains of Search Results Fake News; Google Responds

Trump Complains of Search Results Fake News; Google Responds

President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Google and other U.S. tech companies of rigging search results about him "so that almost all stories & news is BAD." He offered no evidence of bias, but a...

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 at 01:37 PM PDT

How Google's Search Algorithm Works

How Google's Search Algorithm Works

Political leanings don't factor into Google's search algorithm. But the authoritativeness of page links that the algorithm spits out and the perception of thousands of human raters do. In a tweet early Tuesday...

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 at 05:49 PM PDT

Trump Complains of Search Results Fake News; Google Responds

Trump Complains of Search Results Fake News; Google Responds

President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Google and other U.S. tech companies of rigging search results about him "so that almost all stories & news is BAD." He offered no evidence of bias, but a top adviser...

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