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Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 at 07:23 PM EDT

California Bans Distributing "Deepfakes" Before Elections

California Bans Distributing "Deepfakes" Before Elections

The rush is on to fight so-called “deepfakes”—videos and audio altered to make a person falsely appear to say something that they did not. California has passed a ban that makes it illegal to share such...

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 at 08:09 PM EDT

How to Use Google’s New Shopping Tool to Get Alerts When Stuff Goes on Sale

How to Use Google’s New Shopping Tool to Get Alerts When Stuff Goes on Sale

Google rolled out a new shopping search tool this week with a price tracking option that can help you save money. You can search for different products you might buy — a T-shirt, board game or new video game...

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 at 09:44 PM EDT

Startups at TechCrunch Disrupt Take Aim at Old Industries

Startups at TechCrunch Disrupt Take Aim at Old Industries

The name says it all: TechCrunch Disrupt is a conference for entrepreneurs looking to bring disruptive change to an industry, using all the tools of Silicon Valley. In past years, the San Francisco edition of...

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 at 07:18 PM EDT

French Bulldog Owners Sue Dog Walking Company Over Pet's Death

French Bulldog Owners Sue Dog Walking Company Over Pet's Death

The owners of a 10 1/2-year-old French bulldog are suing a West Hollywood-based dog walking company after their pet was run over by an SUV in March and later died of its injuries, allegedly due to the inattenti...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 07:30 PM EDT

Tiktok Bans Political and Advocacy Advertising From Its Platform

Tiktok Bans Political and Advocacy Advertising From Its Platform

TikTok announced Thursday that it is banning all political ads, a move that sets it apart from other social media platforms that have become destinations for political ad dollars, NBC News reports. TikTok is a...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 08:47 PM EDT

US Authorities Seek Access to Facebook Encrypted Messaging

US Authorities Seek Access to Facebook Encrypted Messaging

U.S. Attorney General William Barr and other U.S., U.K. and Australian officials are pressing Facebook to give authorities a way to read encrypted messages sent by ordinary users, re-igniting tensions between...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 02:18 PM EDT

EU Court: Facebook Can Be Forced to Remove Content Worldwide

EU Court: Facebook Can Be Forced to Remove Content Worldwide

The European Union's highest court ruled Thursday that individual member countries can force Facebook to remove what they regard as unlawful material from the social network all over the world — a decision...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 05:10 PM EDT

US House Panel Taps Defunct Startup for Facebook Files

US House Panel Taps Defunct Startup for Facebook Files

A U.S. congressional committee has requested a trove of internal Facebook documents that the company’s critics say will demonstrate how the social media giant unfairly leveraged its market dominance to crush or...

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019 at 03:32 PM EDT

UPS Gets Government Approval to Become a Drone Airline

UPS Gets Government Approval to Become a Drone Airline

UPS has won government approval to operate a nationwide fleet of drones, which will let the company expand deliveries on hospital campuses and move it one step closer to making deliveries to consumers. Many...

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019 at 01:16 PM EDT

US Court: FCC Had the Right to Dump Net-Neutrality Rules

US Court: FCC Had the Right to Dump Net-Neutrality Rules

The Federal Communications Commission can dump rules that keep internet providers from favoring some services over others, but couldn't bar states like California from enacting their own prohibitions, a federal...

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