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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 12:39 PM EDT

Report: Bostonians Spend $150 a Month on Uber, Lyft

Report: Bostonians Spend $150 a Month on Uber, Lyft

Bostonians are spending a lot on ride-sharing services on average each month, according to a new report.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 08:22 PM EDT

Facebook: We're Better at Policing Nudity Than Hate Speech

Facebook: We're Better at Policing Nudity Than Hate Speech

Getting rid of racist, sexist and other hateful remarks on Facebook is more challenging than weeding out other types of unacceptable posts because computer programs still stumble over the nuances of human...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 04:12 PM EDT

Uber Changes Policy for Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Uber Changes Policy for Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Uber's ride-hailing service will give its U.S. passengers and drivers more leeway to pursue claims of sexual misconduct, its latest attempt to shed its reputation for brushing aside bad behavior. The shift...

Monday, May 14, 2018 at 12:49 PM EDT

Musk Tells Tesla Employees of Major Upcoming Shakeup: Memo

Musk Tells Tesla Employees of Major Upcoming Shakeup: Memo

Tesla CEO Elon Musk plans to "flatten" the company's structure, he told employees in a memo obtained by CNBC Monday. "To ensure that Tesla is well prepared for the future, we have been undertaking a thorough...

Monday, May 14, 2018 at 10:40 AM EDT

Facebook Suspends About 200 Apps That May Have Misused Data

Facebook Suspends About 200 Apps That May Have Misused Data

Facebook is suspending about 200 apps that it believes may have misused data. The social media giant said in a blog post Monday that the suspensions resulted from its investigation into all apps that had access...

Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 05:59 PM EDT

Tesla 'Does Not Know' if Autopilot Used in Crash

Tesla 'Does Not Know' if Autopilot Used in Crash

A Tesla sedan with a semi-autonomous Autopilot feature has rear-ended a fire department truck at 60 mph (97 kph) apparently without braking before impact, but police say it's unknown if the Autopilot feature was...

Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 01:58 AM EDT

Tesla's Top Vehicle Engineer Is 'Taking Time Off'

Tesla's Top Vehicle Engineer Is 'Taking Time Off'

Amid issues with the Model 3 sedan, Tesla’s senior vice-president of engineering is leaving the company for what the auto maker has characterized as a leave of absence, CNBC reported. Doug Field is reportedly...

Friday, May 11, 2018 at 04:50 PM EDT

Boston Dynamics' Atlas Robot Goes for a Run in the Suburbs

Boston Dynamics' Atlas Robot Goes for a Run in the Suburbs

Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot has wowed us with a backflip and amused us with its iffy box-stacking abilities. In a video posted Thursday on the company's YouTube channel, the humanoid robot demonstrates its...

Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 02:13 PM EDT

Equifax Now Says Some Passport Info Was Stolen in Breach

Equifax Now Says Some Passport Info Was Stolen in Breach

Equifax acknowledged a relatively small number of passport images and information were stolen as part of last year's security breach, despite previously denying such a thing occurred. The credit monitoring...

Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 08:33 AM EDT

Google Sells the Future, Powered by Your Personal Data

Google Sells the Future, Powered by Your Personal Data

Advanced new features rolled out this week by Google, like customized Google Maps suggestions and an assistant that can make appointments over the phone, are underpinned by the massive data trove Google collects...

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