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Monday, Jul 23, 2018 at 06:57 AM EDT

Uber, Lyft Suspend Driver Who Recorded St. Louis Passengers

Uber, Lyft Suspend Driver Who Recorded St. Louis Passengers

Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft have suspended a driver who recorded hundreds of St. Louis-area passengers without their permission and livestreamed the video. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 11:24 PM EDT

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Launches Spacecraft Higher Than Ever

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Launches Spacecraft Higher Than Ever

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket company shot a capsule higher into space Wednesday than it's ever done before. The New Shepard rocket blasted off from West Texas on the company's latest test flight. Once the...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 11:22 PM EDT

FB CEO Uses Holocaust Example to Defend Takedown Policies

FB CEO Uses Holocaust Example to Defend Takedown Policies

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a podcast interview released Wednesday that his social network does not remove posts that deny the Holocaust because the company wants to allow its users to make unintention...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 11:33 AM EDT

This Small Forensics Company Is Suddenly Cracking Cold Cases

This Small Forensics Company Is Suddenly Cracking Cold Cases

A small DNA technology company called Parabon NanoLabs has helped solve five cold cases since early May with a new approach to genetic analysis that could spur a massive clearance of unsolved crimes, NBC News...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 04:44 PM EDT

EU Fines Google a Record $5B Over Mobile Practices

EU Fines Google a Record $5B Over Mobile Practices

The European Union fined Google a record $5 billion Wednesday for using the market dominance of its Android mobile operating system to force handset makers to install Google apps, reducing choice for consumers....

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 at 11:16 PM EDT

Twitter Suspended 58 Million Accounts in 4Q

Twitter Suspended 58 Million Accounts in 4Q

Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. The figure highlights the company's newly aggressive stance against...

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 at 04:09 PM EDT

Why Is Facebook Keen on Robots? It's Just the Future of AI

Why Is Facebook Keen on Robots? It's Just the Future of AI

Facebook announced several new hires of top academics in the field of artificial intelligence Tuesday, among them a roboticist known for her work at Disney making animated figures move in more human-like...

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 at 03:43 PM EDT

Here Are the Emojis That Get Used Most and Least

Here Are the Emojis That Get Used Most and Least

If you find yourself frequently sending the heart or face with tears of joy emojis, you’re in good company. Those two are among the most commonly sent emojis on Facebook and Twitter. The social media networks...

Monday, Jul 16, 2018 at 02:12 PM EDT

Apple, Google Cashed in on Conspiracy App

Apple, Google Cashed in on Conspiracy App

An app that sent alerts about a child sex ring conspiracy theory called QAnon stayed in Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store for months, raising revenue for the conspirators and the tech giants, NBC News...

Monday, Jul 16, 2018 at 07:51 AM EDT

Thai Cave Rescue Diver Mulls Legal Action Against Elon Musk

Thai Cave Rescue Diver Mulls Legal Action Against Elon Musk

A British diver involved in the Thai cave rescue mission that saved 12 boys and their soccer coach is reportedly considering legal action against Tesla head Elon Musk for having called him a "pedo guy." Spelun...

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