According to recent reports, some Tesla cars are spontaneously "bricking," Silicon Valley slang for being left completely useless, due to embedded flash memory burning out. The problem leaves the cars unable to charge and has appeared in vehicles that are four years old.
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Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff has called for Facebook to be broken up in a recent interview with CNN. Benioff took specific issue with Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA), the law that shields Facebook and other social media platforms from legal liability.
Sen. Marco Rubio(R-FL) recently advised parents to check if their children are using the extremely popular social media app TikTok, warning that the app is Chinese-owned and sends the user data of their children back to the communist country.
Breitbart News was the#1 in "share of voice" on social media during last night's Democrat debate.
According to a recent report, Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder Elon Musk who famously smoked marijuana while appearing on the Joe Rogan podcast was paid millions by NASA to prevent his employees from illegally using drugs.
Google devices chief Rick Osterloh admitted during a recent interview that he would disclose to guests entering his home that smart speakers are present, showing that the Masters of the Universe recognize just how invasive their technology actually is.
Twitter recently stated that it will restrict how users can engage with tweets from world leaders, including President Donald Trump, if the company decides their tweets break the site's rules.
Motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson has reportedly halted the production of its first electric motorcycle after discovering a problem related to the vehicle's charging equipment. The company also warned consumers not to charge the bikes at their home.
An official Chinese government app called "Study the Great Nation" has reportedly given the Chinese Communist Party the ability to spy on more than 100 million citizens by providing "back door" access to users' devices.
Amazon is reportedly making an aggressive push into the business side of state and local elections. Since the 2016 election, more than 40 states are using one or more of Amazon's services for elections.
Tech giant Apple is once again under fire for its operations relating to China, this time due to sending user data to Chinese company Tencent as part of its fraudulent website warning feature in its Safari web browser.
Former Google employee and whistleblower Zachary Voorhees appeared on SiriusXM's Breitbart News Tonight with host Rebecca Mansour Friday to discuss Google's relationship with Communist China in DeepMind, which has been called the "AI Manhattan Project.
Consumer Reports recently analyzed Tesla's new Smart Summon feature and determined that the firm still has a "long way to go to get to 'Full Self-Driving,'" also falling far short of Elon Musk's marketing hype.
Tech giant Google has reportedly blacklisted a pro-Hong Kong protester game from itsAndroid app store claiming that it is "capitalizing on sensitive events."
Apple CEO Tim Cook has defended the company's decision to blacklist an app tracking Hong Kong protest and police activity. One Hong Kong legislative counselor commented, "We Hongkongers will definitely look closely at whether Apple chooses to uphold its commitment to free expression and other basic human rights, or become an accomplice for Chinese censorship and oppression.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has called for a national security panel to review TikTok owner Beijing ByteDance Technology Co's purchase of lip-syncing app Musical.ly over fears that the Chinese government is using TikTok to censor political content.
Tech giant Apple has once again decided to remove the app used by Hong Kong protestors to track police activity from the iPhone app store following criticism from communist China.
China has criticized tech giant Apple for allowing an app that tracks Hong Kong police and protests on the iPhone app store. The Chinese Communist Party newspaper accused Apple of "guiding Hong Kong thugs" by making the app available.
Social media company Twitter recently revealed that it had "unintentionally" used email addresses and phone numbers provided by users for account security purposes for targeted advertising.
Two Senate Democrats have reportedly urged payment processors Visa, Mastercard, and Stripe to drop out of their partnership with Facebook's new Libra cryptocurrency.
Tech giant Facebook will pay $40 million to settle a class-action lawsuit after admitting that it overstated video-viewing metrics over an 18-month period between 2015 and 2016.
Tech giant Facebook will pay $40 million to settle a class-action lawsuit after admitting that it overstated video-viewing metrics over an 18-month period between 2015 and 2016.
YouTube star and podcast host Logan Paul has been targeted by Twitter users over his recent comments about abortion at a promotional event for an upcoming boxing match.
Recently released lawsuit documents claim that Tesla CEO Elon Musk called himself a "fucking idiot" in an email to an outside public relations consultant for emailing unverified information about British cave diver Vern Unsworth to a reporter for BuzzFeed News.
The Alabama-based DCH Health System has reportedly paid off hackers that took three local hospitals computer systems hostage using ransomware. One cybersecurity expert called such payouts "the fuel that drive ransomware attacks.
Facebook's new private messaging app requests 24/7 access to users' location, battery, workout data, and more, demonstrating that Mark Zuckerberg and the Masters of the Universe have a very different definition of privacy than their users.
A BBC investigation of Wikipedia found that communist China is manipulating the supposed "online encyclopedia" using techniques such as "mass edits." The investigation found more than 1,600 edits on 22 "politically sensitive" topics such as the Hong Kong protests.
According to a recent report from theWashington Post, ride-sharing company Uber prevented its own investigators from reporting crimes to the police.
Food delivery company DoorDash has confirmed that it has suffered a data breach that affects 4.9 million customers, workers, and merchants.
Facebook will soon be testing a previously rumored feature that would hide "likes" on photos and posts across its platform.
A Tesla Model S police car in Fremont, California, reportedly ran low on power last week during the pursuit of a suspect vehicle, forcing officers to abandon the chase in search of a place to charge the car.
According to a recent report, the Justice Department is opening an antitrust investigation into the Masters of the Universe at Facebook.
Oracle, considered one of Google's biggest enemies in Silicon Valley, has reportedly received requests for information on its rival from congressional and state investigators looking into possible antitrust violations by the Masters of the Universe.
Internal documents from popular social media platform TikTok appear to show the company instructing moderators to censor political content on the platform that could anger the Chinese government.
The CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment announced a new partnership with the United Nations environment committee called the Playing for the Planet alliance. Sony vows its upcoming Playstation 5 gaming platform will focus on lower power consumption to save the Earth.
Facebook recently stated that the site will not remove politicians' posts that break the site's rules for fear of "censoring or stifling political discourse." According to one executive,"Freedom of expression is an absolute founding principle for Facebook.
A number ofVolkswagen executives have been charged by German prosecutors with misleading shareholders over vehicle emissions as part of the infamous "Dieselgate" scandal, according to recent reports.
Tech giant Google will not have to apply Europe's "right to be forgotten" law globally following a ruling by an E.U. court.
Unsealed court documents show that Tesla shareholders are claiming that Elon Musk and Tesla withheld critical details about SolarCity and its relationship with SpaceX during Musk's push to convince Tesla's board and shareholders to acquire his cousin's struggling solar power company, which Musk himself was the largest shareholder of.
A recent report from theWall Street Journal claims that the parent company of social media platform Snapchat kept a dossier on Facebook's aggressive tactics called "Project Voldemort.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently warned against the dangers of "rushing" into the regulation of AI, a key area for the future growth of his company.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated in a recent tweet that he's a fan of 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg. According to Musk, Thunberg has "better reasoning & more heart than the vast majority of political leaders.
Another set of Tesla-produced residential solar panels have reportedly caught fire on a home in Louisville, Colorado.
Twitter has announced that it has suspended another 10,000 accounts from its platform accused of sowing political discord across the globe.
A recent report from BuzzFeed News reveals that while Facebook claims that it helps individuals with opioid addictions, hashtags on the Facebook-owned Instagram platform related to addictions are filled with drug dealers offering their services.
Nevada authorities are reportedly considering taking legal action against Facebook over the "Storm Area 51" event taking place this week that was organized on the social media platform.
Facebook-owned social media platform Instagram recently announced that posts promoting weight loss products and cosmetic procedures will soon be hidden from users under 18.
Tech giant Facebook has announced a ban on single-use plastic water bottles from its global offices.
A recent report claims that the Facebook page "Vets for Trump" was hijacked by foreign actors — and Facebook did very little to help the original owners reclaim the page.
A recent report from the Wall Street Journal alleges that Amazon altered its search algorithm to boost its own products, to the top.
Employees from Google, Amazon, and Microsoft have announced plans to walk out of their offices as part of a protest over global warming on September 20.
Elon Musk stated in a recent court filing that his use of the term "pedo guy" to describe Vern Unsworth, the British cave rescuer critical of Musk's plans during efforts to save a Thai soccer team from an underwater cave, was not meant to imply that Unsworth was a pedophile.
Airbus is reportedly testing a new digital platform on its A350-900 test plane which would monitor every passenger action, from chosen meal preferences to in-flight purchases and even bathroom habits.
A new report claims that Android flashlight apps are requesting a large number of permissions on every install, giving them access to huge amounts of device information.
Google, Facebook, and Twitter have all reportedly rejected a proposal from Australia's media regulator to implement an industry code of conduct on fake news. An association representing the Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe argue that the rules would make the government "a truth verification body.
As antitrust investigations into Google heat up, business owners are speaking out against one of the company's ad practices, known as "conquesting." Edible Arrangements CEO Tariq Farid says the practice is "killing" business for his franchisees, and Basecamp CEO Jason Fried called the tactic "a shakedown" and "ransom.
Facebook is warning iOS 13 and Android users that new mobile operating systems may prevent the platform from tracking its users as closely as it did before.
A federal judge has ordered Facebook to face a nationwide lawsuit seeking damages for allowing third parties to access users' private data, calling Facebook's views on privacy "so wrong.
A number of popular period-tracking apps were discovered to be sharing sensitive user data with Facebook — even details on when a user last had sex.
Daimler has reportedly begun testing self-driving trucks on Virginia highways in a partnership with startup firm Torc Robotics. The self-driving trucks will still have humans on board capable of taking over the wheel in case of emergency.
The Russian government is accusing tech giants Facebook and Google of having defied a government order to ban the distribution of political advertising during Russian regional elections.
A recent report from theWall Street Journal outlines how pretending to be a robot may be the next big job industry. Humans regularly take control of robotic delivery drones and other autonomous bots to add the "human touch" robots are incapable of.
Facebook's new dating feature has officially launched in the United States, but concerns over Mark Zuckerberg's collection of even more personal data are already being raised.
Twitter users mocked Tesla CEO Elon Musk this week after he attempted to criticize Porsche's new electric sports car. After Musk criticized Porsche's usage of the term "turbo" with electric vehicles, users were quick to point out Musk's own loose usage of language both in tweets and Tesla's business, such as the infamous "funding secured" tweet.
Leaked internal documents show that a project to rewrite how Apple's Siri voice assistant handles "sensitive topics" such as feminism advised developers to "deflect" and "don't engage" the issue.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has found that Tesla's Autopilot feature played a major factor in a Model S car crash in 2018 in which the Tesla, with autopilot engaged, crashed into a stationary fire truck.
Google and other Silicon Valley tech giants are attempting to water down the first major data-privacy law in the United States, the California Consumer Privacy Act, according to a recent report.
Social media giant Facebook is now opening up its facial recognition technology to all users and will be discontinuing the "tag suggestions" feature on pictures, despite a lawsuit against Mark Zuckerberg's company over intrusive use of facial recognition without user consent.
Following problems with Tesla's car app, many owners found themselves "locked out" of their vehicles. Although Tesla offers key fobs and cards for its vehicles, many owners are in the habit of accessing their vehicle only using the smartphone app instead of carrying the physical key.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk's attempt to cozy up to the Chinese government has netted his beleaguered car company a tax break amidst an ongoing trade war between China and the United States.
According to researchers at North Carolina State University, electric scooters such as Bird and Lime scooters are not as eco-friendly as previously believed. According to researchers, only 34 percent of scooter users would have otherwise used a car, while the majority would have used environment-friendly bicycles or public transportation.
Following Facebook's removal of like counts on Instagram photos, the company is considering removing likes from posts on its main social media platform, to protect the feelings of its userbase.
Police departments across the United States are warning parents about potentially dangerous apps on their children's smartphones, here are 15 of the top apps to watch out for.
Following reports of Tesla solar panels catching fire at Walmart and Amazon locations, residential owners are now claiming that Tesla solar panels on their homes are now causing fires.
Google security researchers are claiming that they have found a number of malicious websites that could hack into Apple's iPhones by exploiting undisclosed software flaws.
Google parent company Alphabet Inc's Chief Legal Officer has responded to allegations that he had a child with a subordinate and subsequently emotionally abused her. Executive David Drummond says "there are two sides to all of the conversations and details.
Women in tech organization AnitaB.org stated that it has dropped Peter Thiel's Palantir as a sponsor of the largest conference for women in computing, the Grace Hopper Celebration, over the company's work with ICE.
A recent report from theWall Street Journal alleges that e-commerce giant Amazon kept a "burn book" of mean comments made by New York City politicians about the e-commerce giant during the conflict over the HQ2 project planned for the Big Apple.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk commented that "China is the future" at the2019 World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai on Thursday.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma are set to debate the concept of artificial intelligence at the World AI Conference in Shanghai, China, this week.
Researchers working with Facebook to study the social media platform's effect on democracy have threatened to quit, stating that Mark Zuckerberg's company has failed to make promised data available.
Facebook is reportedly clamping down with rules relating to political ads in the United States ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
Conservative educational group PragerU appeared before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today in a case alleging that Google and YouTube unfairly censored the organization's videos.
Tech giant Google has reportedly dropped to third place in the worldwide smart speaker market. Although Amazon rules the market for devices always listening to their customers, Chinese tech giant Baidu has now overtaken Google in the race to install speakers in homes.
A recent investigation by automotive website Jalopnik claims that Uber and Lyft are not paying drivers as much as they claim to. After studying nearly 15,000 fares submitted by drivers, the rideshare companies were pocketing between 8.5 and 10.6 percent more of revenues than they claim.
PragerU has announced that its case against Google and YouTube over claims of online censorship will be heard in court on Tuesday.
E-commerce giant Amazon has backed up claims by retailer Walmart that Tesla solar panels caught fire at multiple Walmart locations across the United States by claiming that it experienced its own fire related to the solar panels at a warehouse in California.
Vanity Fair outlined in a recent article how Tesla CEO Elon Musk employed a number of questionable tactics in order to purchase the floundering solar power company he was both the largest shareholder of, SolarCity.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reportedly investigation 153 possible cases of lung disease that may be associated with e-cigarettes and vaping. The sudden lung problems are primarily occuring amongstadolescents and young adults.
Tesla reportedly initiated a plan called "Project Titan' last summer in which the embattled company attempted to replace defective solar-panel parts across the U.S. without telling anyone.
Tech giant Google's close relationship with China is being called into question once again after the firm failed to join Twitter and Facebook in criticizing the country's communist government even after being forced to crack down on a disinformation campaign aiming to discredit the current protests in Hong Kong.
Contractors for Microsoft listened in on the audio of Xbox gamers speaking in their homes in order to improve the console's voice command abilities. One contractor claims most of the recordings they reviewed were children.
A new report alleges that firms such as Amazon and Microsoft are putting the world at risk through the development of killer robots and deadly AI.
E-commerce giant Amazon has opened its largest campus yet, but it is not its American HQ2, it is located in Hyderabad, India, as the firm prepares for aggressive expansion in the country.
A recent report claims that Google-owned video platform YouTube is removing videos of robot fights for "animal cruelty."
A recent report states that EU antitrust regulators are beginning to question if Facebook's Libra digital currency could cause antitrust issues.
Retail giant Walmart is suing Tesla over a number of roof fires at multiple Walmart stores which the company claims were caused by Tesla solar panels.
Tech giant Google is facing yet another privacy issue after vulnerabilities were revealed in the company's Google Nest Cam IQ indoor security camera which could allow hackers to hijack the device.
Facebook recently spoke with Axios, revealing a number of plans to promote news outlets on its platform including the creation of a "News Tab" featuring outlets handpicked by Facebook, changing how millions of people receive news.
Shortly after receiving criticism for allowing Chinese-government run state media to advertise on its platform, Twitter has banned all state-controlled media outlets from advertising.