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Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 at 08:39 AM EST

Trolls Struggling to Share Disinformation, Secret Chats Show

Trolls Struggling to Share Disinformation, Secret Chats Show

A far-right troll told others that he was immediately banned from Twitter for deliberately sharing the wrong election date, according to NBC News, which had a reporter mistakenly added to trolls' private...

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 at 07:46 PM EST

Facebook Blocks 115 Accounts Ahead of US Midterm Elections

Facebook Blocks 115 Accounts Ahead of US Midterm Elections

Facebook said it blocked 115 accounts for suspected "coordinated inauthentic behavior" linked to foreign groups attempting to interfere in Tuesday's U.S. midterm elections. The social media company shut down 30...

Friday, Nov 2, 2018 at 12:46 PM EDT

Understanding the Law That Protected Google Walk Outs

Understanding the Law That Protected Google Walk Outs

Google employees may find safety in numbers after staging a worldwide walkout on Thursday — but they could be surprised to learn that it’s not the First Amendment that would protect them from corporate...

Thursday, Nov 1, 2018 at 09:45 PM EDT

Tech Companies Oppose Trump's Gender Definition Changes

Tech Companies Oppose Trump's Gender Definition Changes

More than 50 companies representing over $2.4 trillion in annual revenue took a stand Thursday for legal protections for transgender people following a report that the Trump administration is considering...

Thursday, Nov 1, 2018 at 06:08 PM EDT

Google Employees Walk Out to Protest Treatment of Women

Google Employees Walk Out to Protest Treatment of Women

Carrying signs that included a mocking use of the company's original "Don't be evil" motto, thousands of Google employees around the world briefly walked off the job Thursday to protest what they said was the...

Thursday, Nov 1, 2018 at 02:06 AM EDT

Google Employees to Protest How Company Handled Sexual Misconduct

Google Employees to Protest How Company Handled Sexual Misconduct

Hundreds of Google employees from the main campus and the Google X lab in Mountain View are expected to walk out Thursday because they’re not happy with the way the company has handled sexual misconduct in...

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018 at 09:43 PM EDT

Kepler Telescope Dead After Finding Thousands of Worlds

Kepler Telescope Dead After Finding Thousands of Worlds

NASA's elite planet-hunting spacecraft has been declared dead, just a few months shy of its 10th anniversary. Officials announced the Kepler Space Telescope's demise Tuesday. Already well past its expected...

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018 at 05:39 AM EDT

US Limits Tech Exports to Chinese Firm on Security Grounds

US Limits Tech Exports to Chinese Firm on Security Grounds

The Trump administration has imposed restrictions on technology exports to a state-supported Chinese semiconductor maker, citing national security grounds amid a mounting tariff battle. The controls imposed...

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018 at 12:59 AM EDT

Apple Unveils New iPad Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini

Apple Unveils New iPad Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini

Apple's new iPads will more closely resemble its latest iPhones as they ditch a home button and fingerprint sensor to make more room for the screen. As with the latest iPhone models — the XR and XS —the new...

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 at 07:12 AM EDT

Facebook Fined $644K by UK Watchdog Over Users' Data Breach

Facebook Fined $644K by UK Watchdog Over Users' Data Breach

British regulators on Thursday slapped Facebook with a fine of 500,000 pounds ($644,000) — the maximum possible — for failing to protect the privacy of its users in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The...

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