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Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 12:26 PM EDT

Social Media Sites Struggle to Remove Mosque Shooting Videos

Social Media Sites Struggle to Remove Mosque Shooting Videos

The shooter in at least one of the two mosque attacks in New Zealand on Friday used social media to stream his deadly rampage live. Shortly after, tech giants scrambled to remove his accounts, but versions...

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 12:27 AM EDT

Tesla Unveils New Model Y SUV

Tesla Unveils New Model Y SUV

Tesla is unveiling its newest vehicle, the Model Y, an SUV that the automaker hopes will win over consumers looking for an all-electric alternative in the most popular segment of the auto market. CEO Elon Musk...

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 01:38 AM EDT

Facebook Loses 2 Top Execs as it Revamps Strategy

Facebook Loses 2 Top Execs as it Revamps Strategy

Facebook says two of its top executives are leaving the company. Chief Product Officer Chris Cox and Chris Daniels, who heads messaging app WhatsApp, are departing. It isn't clear what future plans the...

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 01:45 AM EDT

Tesla Steps Into Hottest Auto Segment With Model Y Debut Thursday

Tesla Steps Into Hottest Auto Segment With Model Y Debut Thursday

Tesla is about to dive into one of the hottest segments in the automotive market with the long-awaited debut of its Model Y crossover utility vehicle at its design studio in Los Angeles on Thursday night.

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 at 04:16 PM EDT

Google Paid Former Exec $35 Million After Harassment Claim

Google Paid Former Exec $35 Million After Harassment Claim

Google paid former search executive Amit Singhal $35 million in an exit package when he was reportedly forced to resign after a sexual assault investigation, according to court documents released Monday. Detai...

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 at 01:39 AM EDT

Calif. to Give 'Future-Proof' Upgrades to 911 Call Centers

Calif. to Give 'Future-Proof' Upgrades to 911 Call Centers

The state of California will overhaul all of its emergency call centers with a new technology in hopes of improving its location accuracy and situational awareness. RapidDeploy is a new, cloud-based system that...

Monday, Mar 11, 2019 at 11:42 AM EDT

Trump Says He Called Apple’s CEO ‘Tim Apple’ to Save Time

Trump Says He Called Apple’s CEO ‘Tim Apple’ to Save Time

President Donald Trump was not amused with the jokes about his slip-up when he called Apple’s CEO Tim Cook “Tim Apple.” “I quickly referred to Tim + Apple as Tim/Apple as an easy way to save time & words,”...

Monday, Mar 11, 2019 at 11:34 AM EDT

Tesla Walks Back Its Plan to Close Most Showrooms

Tesla Walks Back Its Plan to Close Most Showrooms

Tesla is walking back its plan to close most retail stores worldwide in a move the company says will force it to raise prices on most of its electric vehicles. The company still will move to online-only sales...

Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 at 04:58 AM EDT

What Facebook's 'Privacy Vision' Really Means

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...

Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 at 01:31 PM EST

Facebook Is Blocking Ads That Target Women With Menopause

Facebook Is Blocking Ads That Target Women With Menopause

Amy Buckalter didn’t give it a second thought when she decided to use Facebook to advertise for her start-up, Pulse, in late 2017. Buckalter knew her male friends saw all sorts of raunchy ads addressing erectile...

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