New Mexico is bringing charges against Google and Twitter, alleging they collect the data of children illegally. This is the latest salvo in many as the public develops a growing demand for more corporate responsibility from tech giants.
A wearable gadget called Athena enables women to easily call for help when they feel threatened. The gadget's creator, Yasmine Mustafa, hopes to protect women from violence and sexual assault – but others see the device as ineffective in getting to the root of the problem.
Both start-ups and established car manufactures are beginning to offer monthly subscriptions that include insurance, maintenance, and frequent vehicle changes.
Today, anxieties about technology seem particularly acute, but they are not without precedent. Adults have worried about the effects of new technology and entertainment on children since the start of last century from radio and television to rock 'n' roll and comic books.
President Trump accused Google of hiding "fair media" coverage of his administration. The company maintains its search results are generated by several factors: the number of links to the page, personal browsing history, and the popularity and respectability of sites.
Rural communities in Japan are facing a labor shortage as farmers age and young people move to urban areas. The drones, which fly over fields quickly performing tasks strenuous to farmers, may be one part of how farms in the aging rural heartland can adapt.
Microsoft is unique among tech companies with its approach that uses US courts to fight computer fraud, acting more like a government detective than a global software giant.
Facebook has banned hundreds of accounts, groups, and pages linked to Russia and Iran, the latest group of fake accounts turned up by the company’s increased policing efforts since last year, when it acknowledged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
In previous court filings, Microsoft outlined how a network of fake sites are designed to trick victims into installing malicious software. Ahead of midterm elections, five sites spoofing US conservative groups and the Senate have been uncovered and shutdown.
A group of students at the University of California, Berkeley are building digital tools to assist journalists, investigators, and human rights workers combat terrorism and other global violence.
Google stores the location history of users even when they turn privacy settings on to limit location data collection, according to an AP investigation. The discovery comes amidst growing concern about the lack of corporate transparency on data collection.
Facebook, YouTube, Apple, and Spotify all removed content from right-wing conspiracy theorist and "Infowars" host Alex Jones. While some hailed the move as a step towards taking away "megaphones to fuel extremist ideas," others called it a "slippery slope" to increased censorship.
Apple, leader of US tech giants, has become the first company in the world to reach $1 trillion market value. Its No. 1 spot could be short lived, however, as economic analysts look to companies such as Amazon and Saudi Aramco poised to surpass Apple's value.
In an effort to increase response times, a city in western New York is introducing a surveillance technology to detect expelled students, disgruntled employees, and other potential troublemakers. Opponents point to privacy, cost, and effectiveness concerns.
As private messaging apps that erase digital records proliferate, lawmakers are debating whether private messages and social media records should be publicly available under state open records laws.
The social media giant finds itself on a slippery slope determining which types of comments and stories should be banned on its site. As a work around, Facebook might label disputed stories as such and show content offering a different point of view.