<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Tech News]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/tech http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area https://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usWed, 20 Jun 2018 02:48:13 -0700Wed, 20 Jun 2018 02:48:13 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Chicago Picks Elon Musk Company to Dig Express Tunnel to O'Hare]]> Thu, 14 Jun 2018 11:31:08 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/oharetunnel.jpg
After two reports surfaced late Wednesday night, the city of Chicago confirmed that Mayor Rahm Emanuel will announced the selection of Elon Musk's Boring Company to build and operate an express service to O'Hare...

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<![CDATA[Net Neutrality Repeal Takes Effect, But Fight Continues]]> Mon, 11 Jun 2018 09:23:51 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_18073783915779.jpg
As the repeal of Obama-era net neutrality regulations took effect Monday, advocates for an open internet continue to fight the changes, NBC News reported. They’ve introduced efforts to re-implement similar rules...

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<![CDATA[Twitter CEO Dorsey Gets Backlash For Eating at Chick-fil-A]]> Sun, 10 Jun 2018 21:55:26 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/dorsey-0610.jpg
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey received some harsh backlash Sunday for tweeting about his stop at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Los Angeles.

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<![CDATA[Why One Judge's Decision Could Change the Fate of US Media]]> Sat, 09 Jun 2018 10:31:06 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-474782114.jpg
A senior judge at the U.S. District court for the District of Columbia, Richard Leon will decide on Tuesday whether to approve AT&T's $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, NBC News reported.AT&T's argument...

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<![CDATA[FB to Partner Up With SamTrans to Ease Bay Area Traffic]]> Thu, 07 Jun 2018 17:42:30 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/cars+traffic+pexels.jpg
The San Mateo County Transit District, SamTrans, is working with Facebook to ease the increased traffic in the tech-driven Bay Area.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Bug Made Private Posts of 14 Million Users Public]]> Thu, 07 Jun 2018 14:13:03 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Facebook-dev-conf.jpg
A software bug changed the privacy settings of about 14 million Facebook users without their knowledge, causing messages intended for friends or smaller groups to be shared widely with the general public,...

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<![CDATA[Amazon Delivery Drones Might be Coming Soon]]> Wed, 06 Jun 2018 18:59:07 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/197*120/amazon19.JPG
Amazon-members might soon get their packages delivered by drones thanks to Amazon Prime Air, a drone-based delivery system the company continues to develop.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple to Unveil iOS 12 at WWDC ]]> Mon, 04 Jun 2018 10:08:32 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_apple0601_1500x845.jpg
Apple will be showing off the company's latest updates today at the Worldwide Developers Conference. iOS 11 brought big changes to the iPhone, and controversy, when Apple admitted to slowing down older models to...]]>
<![CDATA[Scottish Hospital Is Ready to Treat Cryptocurrency Addicts]]> Sun, 03 Jun 2018 02:39:08 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bitcoin-GettyImages-919078630.jpg
A Scottish hospital is ready to begin treating people with cryptocurrency addictions, NBC News reported.Castle Craig Hospital, a residential rehab center that treats alcohol, drug, behavioral and gambling...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Faces Investors, Protesters at Shareholder Meeting]]> Thu, 31 May 2018 19:04:52 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/fb_protest_0531_2964506.JPG
Facebook faced investors on Thursday at its annual shareholder meeting after a year of privacy and data scandals.

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<![CDATA[Misspelling Web Addresses Can Lead to Trouble, Experts Say]]> Thu, 31 May 2018 01:57:00 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/computerGettyImages-860264044.jpg
A simple typo in a web address can lead internet users to look-alike sites capable of installing malware, stealing sensitive personal and financial information or even locking up computers, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Reports: Google Won’t Renew Pentagon Contract to Use AI]]> Sat, 02 Jun 2018 11:30:59 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/466915567.jpg
Google won’t renew a contract with the Pentagon that provides the company’s artificially intelligent algorithms to interpret video images and improve the targeting of drone strikes.

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<![CDATA[#CoffeeWhileBlack: Oakland Coffee Shop Talks Retail Racism]]> Tue, 29 May 2018 15:46:44 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/223*120/blackcoffee.JPG
As coffee giant Starbucks closes over 8,000 stores for an anti-bias training stemming from the arrest of two black men in Philadelphia last month at one of its stores, at least one independent coffee shop...

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<![CDATA[This is How European Data Privacy Laws Help US Users]]> Tue, 29 May 2018 07:07:57 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Screen+Shot+2018-05-29+at+9.43.39+AM.png
Strict privacy guidelines designed for European customers is starting to show benefits for users in the United States as well. The General Data Protection Regulation adopted by the European Union was designed to...]]>
<![CDATA[New Uber Feature Connects You to 911 in an Emergency]]> Tue, 29 May 2018 05:25:21 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/914593316-Uber-App.jpg
Uber unveiled a new security feature Tuesday that allows you to connect directly with a police dispatcher at the tap of a button. The "call 911" feature in Uber's app also displays your location information, the...

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<![CDATA[FBI Urges Internet Users to Reboot Home Routers]]> Tue, 29 May 2018 04:16:41 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/reboot_router_0528_2926440.JPG
The FBI on Monday went public with a warning, saying Russian hackers have targeted hundreds of thousands of internet routers and urged people to reboot the routers in their homes.

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<![CDATA[Electric Scooters Found in San Francisco Bay]]> Mon, 28 May 2018 16:29:36 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/05282018LimeBike_2926078.JPG
It appears someone is throwing electric scooters popping up all over San Francisco into the Bay.

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<![CDATA[How to Update Privacy Settings Across Social Media]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 23:58:11 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/social-mediaGettyImages-957668860.jpg
With a strict, new European privacy regulation taking effect Friday, several social media companies are reaching out to users with updated privacy policies, NBC News reported. Customers will have control...

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<![CDATA[Barack Obama Visits Airbnb Office in San Francisco]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 15:52:41 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/BarackObama_MainAdobe.jpg
Barack Obama was back in the Bay Area this week. He was spotted hanging out at the Airbnb office in San Francisco, and someone snapped a picture.

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<![CDATA[Echo Device Recorded Family, Sent Audio to Random Contact]]> Thu, 24 May 2018 15:17:12 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/alexa-commands.jpg
An Echo device in the home of a Portland family recorded a conversation, which it then sent to a random person on their contact list, CNBC reported.A report from Seattle TV network KIRO7 said the family...

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<![CDATA[The View From the Top of Salesforce Tower]]> Wed, 23 May 2018 14:53:10 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Quik_2018-05-22_22-58-17_1200x675_1240442435938.jpg
Here's what San Francisco looks like from 1,070 feet. NBC Bay Area was able to tour the top of the new Salesforce Tower when it officially opened on May 22. It was a foggy day but the views were still...]]>