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Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 at 06:38 PM EDT

Pinterest to Direct Vaccine-Related Searches to Health Orgs

Pinterest to Direct Vaccine-Related Searches to Health Orgs

Pinterest said Wednesday it will try to combat misinformation about vaccines by showing only information from health organizations when people search. Social media sites have been tryingto combat the spread of...

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 at 02:59 AM EDT

Tech Firms Struggle to Police Content While Avoiding Bias

Tech Firms Struggle to Police Content While Avoiding Bias

Take the post down. Put it back up. Stop policing speech. Start silencing extremists. That's just a sampling of the intense, often contradictory demands facing tech companies and their social media platforms as...

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 at 02:51 AM EDT

Ex-Google Engineer Charged in Uber Self-Driving Theft Case

Ex-Google Engineer Charged in Uber Self-Driving Theft Case

A former Google engineer was charged Tuesday with stealing self-driving car technology from the company shortly before he joined Uber's efforts to catch up in the high-stakes race to build robotic vehicles. The...

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 at 07:41 PM EDT

Cyborgs Will Replace Humans and Remake the World, James Lovelock Says

Cyborgs Will Replace Humans and Remake the World, James Lovelock Says

For tens of thousands of years, humans have reigned as our planet's only intelligent, self-aware species. But the rise of intelligent machines means that could change soon, perhaps in our own lifetimes. Not long...

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 at 05:24 PM EDT

Employees of Big Tech Are Speaking Out Like Never Before

Employees of Big Tech Are Speaking Out Like Never Before

When Liz O'Sullivan was hired at the New York City-based artificial intelligence company Clarifai in 2017, she felt lucky to find work at the intersection of two of her main interests: technology and ethics. Two...

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 at 05:49 PM EDT

Driver in Self-Driving Car Caught Sleeping Behind Wheel

Driver in Self-Driving Car Caught Sleeping Behind Wheel

A driver of a self-driving car was caught sleeping behind the wheel on the 5 freeway near Santa Clarita, California. The incident was filmed by Clint Olivier's wife while he was driving. Both were shocked. "...

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 at 08:12 PM EDT

This Hypersonic Airliner Would Take You From Los Angeles to Tokyo in Under Two Hours

This Hypersonic Airliner Would Take You From Los Angeles to Tokyo in Under Two Hours

Some researchers are working on a new generation of supersonic airliners, capable of speeds between Mach 1 and Mach 5. Others are dreaming bigger, NBC News reports. Last year, Boeing unveiled a design for a...

Friday, Aug 23, 2019 at 03:46 AM EDT

US Wants Woman Accused in Capital One Hack to Stay Locked Up

US Wants Woman Accused in Capital One Hack to Stay Locked Up

A woman accused of hacking Capital One and at least 30 other organizations is a flight risk, a threat and should be kept locked up until her trial, U.S. prosecutors said in court documents filed ahead of a...

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 at 06:23 PM EDT

YouTube Removes 210 Channels Spreading Hong Kong Disinformation

YouTube Removes 210 Channels Spreading Hong Kong Disinformation

YouTube said Thursday it had found and disabled 210 channels that were spreading disinformation about the anti-government protests in Hong Kong, at least the third such action by an American social media company...

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 at 12:30 PM EDT

Facebook Rolls Out Tool to Block Off-Facebook Data Gathering

Facebook Rolls Out Tool to Block Off-Facebook Data Gathering

Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet — or at least on Facebook. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you block the social network from gathering information...

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