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Friday, Oct 27, 2017 at 06:08 PM EDT

Facebook Announces New Ad Transparency Before Russia Hearing

Facebook Announces New Ad Transparency Before Russia Hearing

Under pressure in advance of hearings on Russian election interference, Facebook is moving to increase transparency for everyone who sees and buys political advertising on its site. Executives for the social...

Friday, Oct 27, 2017 at 01:37 PM EDT

Fit or Miss? Retailers Offering New Tools for Online Shoppers

Fit or Miss? Retailers Offering New Tools for Online Shoppers

Stores watching Amazon take a larger share of clothing sales are trying to solve one of the most vexing issues for online shoppers: Finding items that fit properly. The retailers are unleashing tools that...

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 09:28 PM EDT

Georgia Election Server Wiped After Suit Filed

Georgia Election Server Wiped After Suit Filed

A computer server crucial to a lawsuit against Georgia election officials was quietly wiped clean by its custodians just after the suit was filed, The Associated Press has learned. The server's data was...

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 01:09 PM EDT

Pope Calls Space, Takes Small Step for Vatican-Russian Ties

Pope Calls Space, Takes Small Step for Vatican-Russian Ties<br />

Pope Francis took a small step toward improved Vatican-Russian relations Thursday when he chatted with Russian cosmonauts and praised their understanding of love during a telephone call with the International...

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 08:07 AM EDT

Twitter Toughens Abuse Rules — and Now Has to Enforce Them

Twitter Toughens Abuse Rules — and Now Has to Enforce Them

Twitter is enacting new policies around hate, abuse and advertisements, but having rules is only half the battle — the easy half. The bigger problem is enforcement, and there the company has had some high-prof...

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 at 12:13 PM EDT

Not at Home? Amazon Wants to Come in and Drop Off Packages

Not at Home? Amazon Wants to Come in and Drop Off Packages

Would you let a stranger in your house to drop off a package? Amazon hopes so. The online retailer said Wednesday that it will launch a service next month called Amazon Key that would allow delivery people...

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 04:17 PM EDT

Twitter to Start Labeling Political Ads

Twitter to Start Labeling Political Ads

As political pressure mounts on social media companies to say where ads are coming from, Twitter will reveal more information about political advertising on its platform. Twitter said in a blog post on...

Monday, Oct 23, 2017 at 06:02 PM EDT

Amazon Says It Received 238 Proposals for 2nd Headquarters

Amazon Says It Received 238 Proposals for 2nd Headquarters

Amazon will be sorting through 238 proposals from cities and regions in the United States, Canada and Mexico that are hoping to land the company's second headquarters and the investment it'll bring. The online...

Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 at 08:14 AM EDT

Google Parent Turns on Internet Balloons in Puerto Rico

Google Parent Turns on Internet Balloons in Puerto Rico

Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria. Two of the...

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 01:34 PM EDT

New Immersive Experience Lets Users Explore Mars Using VR

New Immersive Experience Lets Users Explore Mars Using VR

Now everyone can get a taste of what scientists see on the red planet. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory collaborated with Google to produce Access Mars, a free immersive experience that be accessed with a...

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