Before there was "net neutrality" there was "end-to-end principle," the idea of letting end consumers control the internet and its content rather than a central authority. Under the Trump administration, this engineering maxim has become a hot-button issue.
At one of the tech sector's largest global conferences, women leaders said more needed to be done to promote equality in an industry riddled with sexism. Last week, thousands of Google employees walked out to protest discriminatory practices in the workplace.
During mass shootings and domestic incidents, a phone call to 911 could put someone in further danger. Advocates stress the importance of text-to-911 services, yet most emergency call centers don't have the infrastructure to support them.
Elon Musk has been lauded for his visionary approach in the field of space exploration but signs of internal strife – from manager firings, to a difficult work environment, to a slew of unfulfilled job postings – suggest the SpaceX CEO is trying to do too much too fast.
Two years ago, Facebook shrugged off assertions that the 2016 election was influenced by fictional news stories on its site. But as Congress pays more attention, the social media giant has begun to take these threats more seriously.
The World Food Program has implemented blockchain technology to track aid for refugees and prevent fraud. The technology, best known for supporting virtual currencies, allows for detailed tracking information that is stored in a network of hundreds of devices.
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.