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Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 at 11:21 PM PDT

Uber Agrees to $148M Settlement With States Over Data Breach

Uber Agrees to $148M Settlement With States Over Data Breach

Uber has agreed to pay $148 million and take steps to tighten data security, after the ride-hailing company failed for a year to notify drivers that hackers had stolen their personal information. Illinois...

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 at 12:01 AM PDT

Into the Fold? What's Next for Instagram as Founders Leave

Into the Fold? What's Next for Instagram as Founders Leave

When Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger sold Instagram to Facebook in 2012, the photo-sharing startup's fiercely loyal fans worried about what would happen to their beloved app under the social media giant's...

Monday, Sep 24, 2018 at 08:57 PM PDT

Instagram Co-Founders Resign From Social Media Company

Instagram Co-Founders Resign From Social Media Company

The co-founders of Instagram are resigning their positions with the social media company without explanation. Chief Executive Kevin Systrom said in a statement late Monday that he and Mike Krieger, Instagram's...

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 at 02:04 PM PDT

Feds’ New Tool to Combat Opioid Crisis: Data

Feds’ New Tool to Combat Opioid Crisis: Data

Federal officials have a new tool to battle the opioid crisis: data. The Office of National Drug Control Policy's “High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area” program is using a web portal called the...

Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 at 11:37 PM PDT

'Fortnite' Craze: Parents Hire Tutors for Kids, Themselves

'Fortnite' Craze: Parents Hire Tutors for Kids, Themselves

The soaring popularity of the video game "Fortnite" has led some parents to hire tutors to learn more about playing the game, NBC News reported. Chuck Cohn, the founder of Varsity Tutors, which offers...

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 07:20 PM PDT

Facebook to Scale Back Political Campaign 'Embeds'

Facebook to Scale Back Political Campaign 'Embeds'

Facebook said on Thursday it would cut back the on-site support staff that it has provided in the past to political campaigns including President Donald Trump’s in 2016, NBC News reported. Facebook said in a...

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 12:43 PM PDT

Microwave, Clock Among 15 New Amazon Smart Products

Microwave, Clock Among 15 New Amazon Smart Products

Amazon announced 15 new Alexa-enabled products in less than 90 minutes at an event in Seattle on Thursday, further cementing the company's commitment to the voice assistant space. The new suite of items...

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 06:22 AM PDT

Nissan Recalls Cars, SUVs Due to Risk of Fire

Nissan Recalls Cars, SUVs Due to Risk of Fire

Nissan recalled more than 215,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. due to a fire risk and is advising people to park the vehicles outdoors in rare cases. An anti-lock brake pump can leak brake fluid onto a circuit...

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 11:21 AM PDT

Apple, Google Roll Out New Screen Time Controls for Adults and Kids

Apple, Google Roll Out New Screen Time Controls for Adults and Kids

Apple and Google want to help you spend less time on your phone — really. Like that time you checked Facebook at 3 a.m. Stats don't lie. Their new tools for managing screen time will let you see how often...

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 12:30 PM PDT

Tesla Turns Over Documents to DOJ for Investigation

Tesla Turns Over Documents to DOJ for Investigation

Tesla Inc. has turned over documents to the U.S. Justice Department after statements by CEO Elon Musk about taking the company private, the electric car maker confirmed Tuesday.

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