A new app developed by University of California Berkeley scientists allows researchers to take data from its users in the event of an earthquake. That data could eventually lead to an improved seismic early warning system.
Consider a cleanup of your online accounts – reviewing your Facebook account's privacy settings, seeing who receives the updates you share, and deleting apps you may have installed years ago but no longer use.
Amid pressure from Europe's internet privacy regulators, Google will begin removing search links from all of its domains accessed in European countries based on individuals' requests in an effort to scrub 'inadequate, irrelevant ... or excessive' results.
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 human needs to take over control of a car.
AT&T and Verizon are beginning tests of 5G wireless technology, which promises speeds 10 to 100 times faster than 4G. 5G networks could eventually enable self-driving cars, the Internet of Things, and more.
On Thursday, a Parliamentary hearing about a deal struck by Google and Britain's tax authority to repay a decade's worth of back taxes turned into a skewering of Google executives. While debates on tech firms tax practices has been long-running in the US, they appear to have bubbled over in Europe.
After five decades of accurately predicting that processor speeds would double every two years, Moore's Law is slowing down. But just because microchip speeds are leveling out doesn't mean technology will stop improving.
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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.