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Google and Twitter face more questions in Washington over Russian interference

4 hours agoTechnology : Post Tech

Twitter is planning to notify users who may have been exposed to Russian propaganda during the 2016 presidential election, the company's head of public policy told a Senate panel Wednesday. The initiative follows Facebook's move, announced last year, to create an online tool for people to learn whether they liked or followed Facebook and Instagram accounts […]

Apple pledges to spend $350 billion and bring 20,000 jobs to the U.S. within next five years

9 hours agoTechnology : Post Tech

Apple said Wednesday that it will spend $350 billion in development and create 20,000 jobs to the United States in the next five years, following the recent corporate tax reforms and a greater push to increase manufacturing in the U.S. It will also build a new campus — focused on technical support for customers — […]

Facebook opens probe into Russian involvement in Brexit

9 hours agoTechnology : Post Tech

Responding to growing pressure in Europe, Facebook is opening a new probe into Russian interference in Britain’s 2016 referendum to leave the European Union. A Facebook executive confirmed the existence of a formal investigation on Wednesday in a letter to Damian Collins, a member of the British parliament. Collins had previously complained that the social […]

SpaceX, Boeing face delays and technical challenges as they work to restore human spaceflight for NASA

12 hours agoTechnology : Post Tech

NASA’s bold experiment to rely on contractors to provide a taxi service for its astronauts to the International Space Station is running into troubles that could delay the first flights and leave the space agency without a way to get its astronauts to the orbiting laboratory. In prepared testimony submitted to a Congressional hearing on […]

More than 20 states are suing the Federal Communications Commission over its net neutrality decision

Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia filed the first major lawsuit Tuesday to block the repeal of the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules. Those rules had prohibited Internet providers from slowing down or blocking websites. New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who is leading the suit, said that the FCC’s repeal of net […]

Google app that matches your face to artwork is wildly popular. It’s also raising privacy concerns.

A Google app that matches people's selfies to famous works of art and encourages users to share the side by sides on social media lept to the top spot on the iTunes App Store charts this weekend,  ahead of YouTube, Instagram and Facebook's Messenger, but it has also drawn concerns from some that the privacy […]

The Senate’s push to overrule the FCC on net neutrality now has 50 votes, Democrats say

Fifty senators have endorsed a legislative measure to override the Federal Communications Commission's recent decision to deregulate the broadband industry, top Democrats said Monday. The tally leaves supporters just one Republican vote...Show More Summary

Facebook’s changing its news feed. How will it affect what you see?

5 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

How does Facebook’s planned new feed changes affect me? That’s the question that people asked Friday, a day after the social network’s announcement. But the answer to that depends on whom you ask. Facebook said that it’s shifting the focus of its news feed to promote “meaningful” posts, mostly from family and friends. The tweaks […]

There’s a new home for your phone’s fingerprint scanner: inside the screen

5 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

LAS VEGAS -- As smarpthones go all-screen, one design problem has bedeviled everyone from Samsung to Apple: Where to put the fingerprint scanner? At CES, a big tech component maker showed the first phone to try something new: putting it inside the screen. Other all-screen Android phones like the Galaxy S8 and Pixel 2 moved the fingerprint sensor to […]

Peter Thiel is said to have submitted a bid for Gawker, the website he helped shut down

6 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

Peter Thiel, the billionaire investor who financed a successful lawsuit against the news site Gawker, leading to its bankruptcy, has submitted a bid to buy what's left of the online property, according to a report by Reuters on Thursday. While the bulk of Gawker Media was purchased by Univision for $135 million in 2016, the […]

Shareholders press Twitter and Facebook to act on fake news, hate speech and sexual harassment

6 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

A group of shareholders on Thursday demanded that Facebook and Twitter disclose more information about sexual harassment, fake news, hate speech and other forms of abuse that take place on the companies’ platforms. The shareholder resolution by the New York State Comptroller's office, which operates the state’s pension fund, and Arjuna Capital, a Boston-based boutique […]

How to make gadgets great again

6 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

LAS VEGAS — A sad cycle has overtaken the gadget business. It starts this week at CES, tech’s biggest annual convention, where inventors compete to connect the most random things to the Internet. This year’s “smart” stuff includes pillows, air fresheners and even toilets. A few months from now we’ll see different headlines: That smart […]

‘It’s going to be a nightmare’: Some bitcoin investors are in for a rocky tax season

6 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

Sean McAuliffe doesn't have much background in investing, aside from a couple of retirement accounts. But over Thanksgiving, as the price of bitcoin blew past $8,000 as part of a months-long rally, the 54-year-old construction manager decided to take the plunge. Like many Americans, he'd read enough about bitcoin on the Internet to feel confident buying a stake […]

How the technology behind bitcoin could change your life, even if you never buy a single coin.

LAS VEGAS — One of the many buzzwords at this week's CES technology show, is "blockchain" — the technology underpinning the bitcoin craze. While bitcoin is the flash of the moment, there's growing excitement about how this concept  can move beyond digital currency and affect people's lives. Simply put, blockchain is like a ledger book […]

This car tech makes you a better driver by reading your mind. We gave it a test drive

LAS VEGAS — Might the car of the future be able to read your mind? At CES, the big tech trade show, cars dominated much of the conversation. But one experience stood out because it was so far-out: I donned an experimental cap from Nissan that interpreted signals from my brain with the goal of […]

Slack went down, posing a momentary crisis in offices around the country

Slack, the popular office chat app, which allows workers to remain in constant contact with each other at all hours of the day, went down for several minutes Tuesday afternoon, offering a fleeting moment of liberation and panic from some Twitter users. Slack did not reveal the cause of the connectivity issues, but the company […]

Net neutrality activists are celebrating as Democratic senators clear key hurdle to voting against the FCC

When the Federal Communications Commission voted last month to deregulate Internet providers by eliminating the agency's net neutrality rules, opponents of the decision vowed to fight it in Congress and in court. Now, those who are pushing for the FCC's vote to be overturned say they've won an initial victory. Senate Democrats led by Ed Markey […]

Snuggle robots and talking toilets: CES 2018’s wildest gadgets

LAS VEGAS — Are you ready to talk to your toilet? Or cuddle with a robot? Those are just a few of the ideas we’ve seen at CES 2018, the annual consumer technology confab here at the Las Vegas Convention Center and other venues. Sure, there are tech titans here battling to control our computers, TVs […]

Microsoft pauses AMD updates for Spectre and Meltdown after consumer issues

Microsoft has suspended sending some Windows updates to address the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities after some people whose computers use AMD processors reported that their devices did not boot after installing the new patches.Show More Summary

Apple faces a shareholder backlash over what the iPhone may be doing to our kids

Two major Apple shareholders and a prominent former Apple executive are calling on the company to change how it approaches some of its youngest customers, alleging that the computing giant's products risk causing long-term physical or mental harm to children. Show More Summary

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