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Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019 at 08:25 PM EDT

Facebook Tweaks Tools for Remembering Dead Friends

Facebook Tweaks Tools for Remembering Dead Friends

Facebook says it will use artificial intelligence to help find profiles of people who have died so their friends and family members won't get, for instance, painful reminders about their birthdays. The...

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019 at 02:51 PM EDT

Capitol Hill Hearing on Online Hate Sees It Firsthand

Capitol Hill Hearing on Online Hate Sees It Firsthand

A congressional hearing on online hate turned into a vivid demonstration of the problem Tuesday when a YouTube livestream of the proceedings was bombarded with racist and anti-Semitic comments from internet...

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019 at 11:28 AM EDT

Facebook Tweaks Tools for Remembering Dead Friends

Facebook Tweaks Tools for Remembering Dead Friends

Facebook will use artificial intelligence to help find profiles of people who have died and will add a "tributes" section to accounts that have been memorialized,

Monday, Apr 8, 2019 at 10:07 PM EDT

Facebook, Google Face Widening Crackdown Over Online Content

Facebook, Google Face Widening Crackdown Over Online Content

Tech giants like Facebook and Google came under increasing pressure in Europe on Monday when countries proposed stricter rules to force them to block extreme material such as terrorist propaganda and child...

Monday, Apr 8, 2019 at 10:42 AM EDT

Pinterest Sets Sights on Raising $1.5B in First Public Share Offering

Pinterest Sets Sights on Raising $1.5B in First Public Share Offering

Pinterest, among a gaggle of tech companies planning to go public this year, hopes to raise as much as $1.5 billion in its initial offering of shares. The digital scrapbooking site said in a regulatory...

Sunday, Apr 7, 2019 at 12:57 AM EDT

Tech Entrepreneur Gives $25M in Cryptocurrency to Alma Mater

Tech Entrepreneur Gives $25M in Cryptocurrency to Alma Mater

A tech entrepreneur and his wife have made a very Silicon Valley donation to his San Francisco alma mater — $25 million, mostly in cryptocurrency. The gift from Chris Larsen, founder of cryptocurrency...

Friday, Apr 5, 2019 at 11:31 AM EDT

Vaccine Wars: Social Media Battle Outbreak of Bogus Claims

Vaccine Wars: Social Media Battle Outbreak of Bogus Claims

Like health officials facing measles outbreaks, internet companies are trying to contain vaccine-related misinformation they have long helped spread. So far, their efforts at quarantine are falling short. The...

Thursday, Apr 4, 2019 at 06:11 PM EDT

Judge Gives Musk, Regulators 2 Weeks to Settle Dispute

Judge Gives Musk, Regulators 2 Weeks to Settle Dispute

A judge urged the Securities and Exchange Commission and Tesla CEO Elon Musk Thursday to amicably settle their dispute over his tweets or she'll decide whether to grant the regulatory agency's request that...

Thursday, Apr 4, 2019 at 06:58 AM EDT

Researchers Find More Cases of Facebook App Data Exposure

Researchers Find More Cases of Facebook App Data Exposure

Security researchers have uncovered more instances of Facebook user data being publicly exposed on the internet, further underscoring its struggles as it deals with a slew of privacy and other problems. The...

Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 at 05:56 PM EDT

Elon Musk Releases Rap Single About Harambe the Gorilla

Elon Musk Releases Rap Single About Harambe the Gorilla

Idiosyncratic Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk released a surprise rap song about Harambe, the gorilla that was killed by zookeepers after a toddler fell into his enclosure in 2016. Musk tweeted a link to a...

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