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Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 08:49 AM EDT

US Searches of Phones, Laptops at Airports Rising, Lawsuit Says

US Searches of Phones, Laptops at Airports Rising, Lawsuit Says

U.S. government searches of travelers' cellphones and laptops at airports and border crossings nearly quadrupled since 2015 and were being done for reasons beyond customs and immigration enforcement, according...

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 02:48 PM EDT

Zuckerberg Explains How Facebook Will Get 'Privacy Focused'

Zuckerberg Explains How Facebook Will Get 'Privacy Focused'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the company's annual F8 developer conference Tuesday with more details about his new "privacy-focused" vision for the social network — including end-to-end encryption for...

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 04:03 PM EDT

Uber Looks to Raise Up to $9B in Initial Public Offering

Uber Looks to Raise Up to $9B in Initial Public Offering

Ride-hailing giant Uber is aiming to raise $9 billion in its mammoth initial public stock offering that, while smaller than initially expected, still dwarfs most stock market debuts.

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 05:11 AM EDT

Be Wary of Robot Emotions: 'Simulated Love Is Never Love'

Be Wary of Robot Emotions: 'Simulated Love Is Never Love'

Research has shown that people have a tendency to project human traits onto robots, especially when they move or act in even vaguely human-like ways. Designers acknowledge that such traits can be powerful tools...

Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 at 07:58 AM EDT

Walmart Experiments With AI to Monitor Stores in Real Time

Walmart Experiments With AI to Monitor Stores in Real Time

Who's minding the store? In the not-too-distant future it could be cameras and sensors that can tell almost instantly when bruised bananas need to be swapped for fresh ones and more cash registers need to...

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 at 08:07 PM EDT

Tesla Posts Surprisingly Large 1Q Loss as Sales Slump 31%

Tesla Posts Surprisingly Large 1Q Loss as Sales Slump 31%

Tesla CEO Elon Musk had prepped Wall Street for a first quarter loss but analysts were still stunned by its size: $702.1 million, among the company's worst quarters in the past two years. The net loss was more...

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 at 05:19 AM EDT

Instagram Accounts Linked to Counterfeiting on the Rise

Instagram Accounts Linked to Counterfeiting on the Rise

Instagram is failing to clamp down on the abuse of its platform by groups of organized criminals promoting counterfeit luxury products including shoes, handbags, clothes and sunglasses, according to research by...

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 at 06:40 PM EDT

After Mueller Report, Twitter Bots Pushed 'Russiagate Hoax' Narrative

After Mueller Report, Twitter Bots Pushed 'Russiagate Hoax' Narrative

A network of more than 5,000 pro-Trump Twitter bots railed against the “Russiagate hoax” shortly after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report last week, according to data gathered by a prominent...

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 at 05:34 PM EDT

Trump, Twitter CEO Discuss 'Health of Public Conversation'

Trump, Twitter CEO Discuss 'Health of Public Conversation'

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Tuesday met with President Donald Trump at the White House where they discussed “the health of the public conversation” on the social media platform and ways to respond to the...

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 at 10:44 AM EDT

Cameras That Guess Your Age, Mood Pop Up in Walgreens

Cameras That Guess Your Age, Mood Pop Up in Walgreens

Eyeing that can of soda in the supermarket cooler? Or maybe you're craving a pint of ice cream? A camera could be watching you. But it's not there to see if you're stealing. These cameras want to get to know...

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