California's deadly wildfires destroyed much of an archive from tech pioneers William Hewlett and David Packard, such as a decades-old memo in which Hewlett proposes designing a calculator that can fit in his...
Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 at 04:57 PM PDT
Senators Blast Facebook, Twitter, Google in Russia Probe
Exasperated U.S. senators harshly criticized representatives of Facebook, Twitter and Google at a hearing Tuesday for not doing more to prevent Russian agents interfering with the American political process...
Friday, Oct 27, 2017 at 03:08 PM PDT
Facebook Announces New Ad Transparency Before Russia Hearing
Under pressure in advance of hearings on Russian election interference, Facebook is moving to increase transparency for everyone who sees and buys political advertising on its site.
Executives for the social...
Friday, Oct 27, 2017 at 10:37 AM PDT
Fit or Miss? Retailers Offering New Tools for Online Shoppers
Stores watching Amazon take a larger share of clothing sales are trying to solve one of the most vexing issues for online shoppers: Finding items that fit properly.
The retailers are unleashing tools that...
A computer server crucial to a lawsuit against Georgia election officials was quietly wiped clean by its custodians just after the suit was filed, The Associated Press has learned.
The server's data was...
Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 10:09 AM PDT
Pope Calls Space, Takes Small Step for Vatican-Russian Ties
Pope Francis took a small step toward improved Vatican-Russian relations Thursday when he chatted with Russian cosmonauts and praised their understanding of love during a telephone call with the International...
Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 05:07 AM PDT
Twitter Toughens Abuse Rules — and Now Has to Enforce Them
Twitter is enacting new policies around hate, abuse and advertisements, but having rules is only half the battle — the easy half.
The bigger problem is enforcement, and there the company has had some high-prof...
Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 at 09:13 AM PDT
Not at Home? Amazon Wants to Come in and Drop Off Packages
Would you let a stranger in your house to drop off a package? Amazon hopes so.
The online retailer said Wednesday that it will launch a service next month called Amazon Key that would allow delivery people...
As political pressure mounts on social media companies to say where ads are coming from, Twitter will reveal more information about political advertising on its platform.
Twitter said in a blog post on...
Monday, Oct 23, 2017 at 03:02 PM PDT
Amazon Says It Received 238 Proposals for 2nd Headquarters
Amazon will be sorting through 238 proposals from cities and regions in the United States, Canada and Mexico that are hoping to land the company's second headquarters and the investment it'll bring.