• executive director Aug 15, 2019

    #GilroyStrong: Donations to Garlic Festival Shooting Victims Eclipse $1 Million

    It’s been two and a half weeks since the Gilroy Garlic Festival mass shooting that left three people dead and 13 injured, and the healing hit somewhat of a milestone Wednesday.

  • Donald Trump Jul 16, 2019

    Facebook's Currency Plan Gets Hostile Reception in Congress

    Under sharp criticism from senators, a Facebook executive on Tuesday defended the social network’s ambitious plan to create a digital currency and pledged to work with regulators to achieve a system that protects the privacy of users’ data. “We know we need to take the time to get this right,” David Marcus, the Facebook executive leading the project, told the...

  • Facebook Jun 20, 2019

    Facebook Plans Its Own Currency for 2 Billion-Plus Users

    Facebook already rules daily communication for more than 2 billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too. The social network unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use, one that could drive more e-commerce on its services and boost ads on its platforms. But the effort, which...

  • CEO Apr 23, 2019

    Companies, LGBT Groups Say Bill Could Cost Texas Billions

    The Supreme Court has become the latest flash point for LGBTQ politics, agreeing to hear a case about Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and workplace discrimination. But at the local level, Texas is the current showdown state for LGBTQ rights. Bill 17, recently passed by the Texas State Senate, sounds innocuous, but citing religious freedom as...

  • Facebook Mar 10, 2019

    What Facebook's ‘Privacy Vision' Really Means

    Mark Zuckerberg’s abrupt Wednesday declaration of a new “privacy vision ” for social networking was for many people a sort of Rorschach test. Looked at one way, the manifesto read as an apology of sorts for Facebook’s history of privacy transgressions, and suggested that the social network would de-emphasize its huge public social network in favor of private messaging between...

  • food Mar 8, 2019

    Gap, Lyft, Barbie and Bud: Here's What Brands Are Doing For International Women's Day

    International Women’s Day is a chance for firms to highlight the gender equality work they’re doing and this year many are pushing staff initiatives and charitable work as well as launching advertising campaigns. CNBC takes a look at what some businesses are doing.

  • Attorney Nov 29, 2018

    Inmates Ran $560K Online Dating Extortion Scheme: Officials

    Five inmates in the Carolinas extorted more than half a million dollars from military personnel throughout the country, using illegal cellphones to pose as women on dating sites, authorities said Wednesday. Standing in front of a state prison in Columbia, South Carolina, U.S. Attorney Sherri Lydon told reporters that five inmates had been indicted on federal charges including extortion and...

  • NBC News Oct 29, 2018

    Gab Becomes Latest Focal Point in Battle Over Online Hate

    The social media site favored by a Pennsylvania man accused of gunning down 11 people at a synagogue on Saturday was inaccessible Monday, with Gab becoming the latest focal point in a battle over online hate speech and the platforms that host it. In an email Sunday, a GoDaddy spokesman said the company had given Gab 24 hours to find...

  • Twitter Oct 23, 2018

    Twitter Removes Accounts Linked to Alex Jones, Infowars

    Twitter has removed some accounts thought to be used to circumvent a ban on conspiracy-monger Alex Jones and Infowars, the company said Tuesday. A Twitter spokesman confirmed that the accounts had been removed but provided no additional comment. The company says it usually does not discuss specific accounts. Twitter permanently suspended @realalexjones and @infowars from Twitter and Periscope in early...

  • New York City Jun 8, 2018

    Long Island Man Steals $4.5 Million From Mom's Personal Bank Account to Buy Private Jets, $100,000 Champagne: Prosecutors

    A 24-year-old Long Island man has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $4.5 million from his mom’s bank account to fund a lavish lifestyle that included private jets, Super Bowl tickets and $100,000 champagne.

  • New York May 5, 2018

    As Tesla Fights to Make Profit, Wall Street Has Concerns

    Elon Musk’s track record for technological feats as chief of SpaceX has turned skeptics into believers in everything from his quest to open space travel to Mars to his desire to build a tunnel for high-speed travel between New York and Washington. As Tesla’s CEO, his ambitious vision for electric cars has also earned him a faithful following. But now...

  • Donald Trump Mar 19, 2018

    American Dreamers: Why Immigrants Start So Many Businesses

    From AT&T’s Alexander Graham Bell to Google’s Sergey Brin, immigrants have long been more likely than native-born Americans to realize the dream of owning their own company. “Immigrants are about twice as likely as natives to start new businesses,” says Arnobio Morelix, an analyst at the Kauffman Foundation, which promotes entrepreneurship. Analysts note that that entrepreneurial drive has become a...

  • Facebook Mar 19, 2018

    Facebook to Verify Ads With Postcards After Russian Meddling

    Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections: the post office. Baffled in 2016 by Russian agents who bought ads to sway the U.S. presidential campaign, Facebook’s global politics and government outreach director, Katie Harbath, told the National Association of Secretaries of State on Saturday that the company would send postcards to...

  • Donald Trump Mar 19, 2018

    Social Media Firms Got Played by Russian Agents: Indictment

    Friday’s election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it’s not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something similar from happening again. Thirteen Russians, including a businessman close to Vladimir Putin, were charged Friday in a plot to interfere...

  • Facebook Jan 18, 2018

    Beware of New Pyramid Schemes on Popular Social Media Sites

    It’s the latest version of an age-old scheme. One person invests $150, recruits 14 other people into the group and then walks away with $1,200. Each member of the group works their way to the big prize by recruiting more members, and so on. Sound familiar?

  • smartphone Jan 3, 2018

    Selling Items Online Can Cost You Depending On Your Ad

    If you want to make some cash selling items on the internet, it’s important to get your sales ad right or it could end up costing you time and money.

  • food Dec 13, 2017

    Here's How You Can Still Help Puerto Rico, According to Google

    Puerto Rico is slowly rebuilding from the destruction Hurricane Maria brought in September. A map created by Google shows organizations and campaigns in need of funds to continue aiding the families, farmers and even pets trying to survive on the island. Here are a few of them. The Boricua Organization of Ecological Agriculture The nonprofit, grassroots organization helps support farming...

  • South Florida Sep 1, 2017

    Ways South Florida Can Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

    There are many ways you can get involved to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Here’s a compiled list of some of the ways you can help.

  • Facebook Aug 17, 2017

    Tech Companies Banishing Extremists After Charlottesville

    It took bloodshed in Charlottesville to get tech companies to do what civil rights groups have been calling for for years: take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate and violence. In the wake of the deadly clash at a white-nationalist rally last weekend in Virginia, major companies such as Google, Facebook and PayPal are banishing a growing...

  • Attorney Jul 29, 2017

    Tesla Delivers Long-Awaited Model 3s to First Buyers

    For Tesla, everything is riding on the Model 3. The electric car company’s newest vehicle went to its first 30 customers Friday evening. Its $35,000 starting price — half the cost of Tesla’s previous models — and 215-mile range could bring hundreds of thousands of customers into the automaker’s fold, taking it from a niche luxury brand to the mainstream.

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