New research delves into the possibilities of drones being used in search and rescue. While some may have concerns the technology will be put to questionable uses, it could also represent a boon for rescue teams.
Two representatives introduced a bill Wednesday to stop states from creating a patchwork of bans on encrypted devices, a sign that the House of Representatives is interested in legislation that protects consumer privacy.
On Wednesday, the social network announced the change, which essentially expands the existing "while you were away" feature in a bid to capture more users, woo advertisers, and hopefully improve its finances.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ruled this week that a car's driver need not be human. The ruling conflicts with state requirements that all cars have steering wheels and pedals, in case a person needs to take over control of a car.
The social network unveiled a new Trust & Safety Council composed of 40 charity groups, researchers, and online privacy advocates in an additional effort to crack down on harassment faced by its users.
Amazon's Lumberyard engine streamlines the process of video game creation and ties in with Twitch and Amazon's cloud services. Lumberyard is meant to appeal to indie developers, but could catch on with larger studios as well.
As part of a proposal by Republican lawmakers to turn over air traffic control systems to a non-profit corporation, as Canada has done, Congress is considering a permanent ban on in-flight calls, a policy that now varies by airline.
India's regulatory authorities clamped down on Facebook, as France's data privacy agency claimed the company's data-tracking practices breach French privacy law, in a sign governments will pressure profit-making companies to keep the Internet free.
Time Warner, which is in talks to invest in Hulu, told the streaming media service it wants to cut back access to new shows such as 'Supergirl' and 'The Flash.' TV companies worry that streaming access could encourage more people to cut back or drop cable service.
A former Yahoo executive turned Florida lawmaker is proposing allowing students to take computer science courses as an alternative to two required foreign language classes. But the proposal has been controversial with legislators and advocates for coding, who say foreign languages remain valuable.
Amit Singhal, a long-term leader of Google's search engine operations, is leaving the company, and the choice for his replacement could signal how the tech giant hopes to integrate artificial intelligence into its services.