Daredevil "Mad" Mike Hughes has died in a crash of a homemade steam-powered rocket during an attempt to leave the earth's atmosphere. Although Hughes has claimed the Earth is flat and that his flight to the edge of space would prove the flat Earth theory, his PR Representative called the theory a "schtick" Hughes used to gain attention.
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The TSA stated on Sunday that it was banning employees from using the Chinese-owned social media app TikTok for online outreach.
Elon Musk's Tesla has reportedly lost one of its most senior executives and the leader of the construction of its "Gigafactories," Kevin Kassekert.
Clearing forest land for Tesla's German "Gigafactory" is back underway after an environmental challenge to its construction was thrown out of court. The company claims it will plant trees elsewhere in the country to offset the forest it clears to build a manufacturing facility.
Twitter is reportedly testing colorful labels on tweets from politicians and world leaders if the site determines the posts contain lies or misinformation. In leaked screenshots, a bright orange label describes tweets as "harmfully misleading.
TheNational Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel has concluded that the actions Google employee Kevin Cernekee, who complained on an internal social networking platform about the company's diversity policies, were protected in the National Labor Relations Act.
A Google AI tool used to recognize objects in images will reportedly no longer attach gender labels such as "woman" or "man" to people in pictures in order to "avoid bias.
A recent report from theWall Street Journal alleges that Democrat presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg has been hiring hundreds of workers in California to push his messages across social media.
Researchers at McAfee reportedly used a 2-inch strip of tape on a 35-mph speed limit sign to trick two Tesla vehicles into misreading the signs as 85-mph and accelerating 50 mph to match the modified sign.
Billionaire George Soros has once again taken shots at Facebook, this time calling for the removal of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg. According to Soros, Zuckerberg and Sandberg are "helping Trump get re-elected.
Google has reportedly pulled over 500 malicious Chrome extensions from its Web Store, with some active on the site for over a year. The extensions used the computers of millions of people to commit ad fraud and steal data.
Twitter locked the official account of WikiLeaks just days before Julian Assange's extradition hearing, only unlocking it after WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Kristinn Hrafnsson sparked a mass appeal on the platform.
A recent report claims that Samsung Electronics could benefit massively from Apple's manufacturing problems in China caused by the coronavirus spreading throughout the country. Apple's iPhone production relies heavily on China, while Samsung has distributed its production facilities throughout Asia.
Elon Musk's Tesla has been ordered to stop clearing forest land near the capital of Berlin, Germany, to build its new "Gigafactory."
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has called for more regulation surrounding online content, saying that it's not up to social media companies to determine free speech.
Employees at software giant Oracle are demanding that the company's Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison cancel a fundraiser for President Donald Trump set to take place this week.
An Ohio man has been arrested by federal authorities for runninga "Bitcoin mixer" service on the dark web that helped to launder as much as $300 million in Bitcoin.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is planning to state in an upcoming speech that he is ready for Facebook to pay more tax in certain countries if it means that global tax laws are reformed.
Tech giant Apple, one of the wealthiest companies on Earth, has been ordered by the California Supreme Court to compensate employees for time lost due to mandatory bag and iPhone searches.
An Apple engineer who recently died in a crash of his Tesla Model X when it slammed into a concrete barrier had previously complained about Tesla's "Autopilot" malfunctioning on that particular stretch of freeway, according to newly released NTSB documents.
President Donald Trump will be attending a campaign fundraising event at Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison's Rancho Mirage in Palm Springs, California, on February 19— less than two weeks before California's Super Tuesday primary election.
Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg has reportedly contracted internet meme-makers and marketers with more than 60 million followers in total to post sponsored content on Instagram promoting his campaign.
In a recent article for Issues & Insights, Justin Danhof examines the power that search giant Google wields and how it could be used to influence elections.
Social media giant Facebook will reportedly soon be paying news wire Reuters to fact-check and verify news headlines,user-generated videos and photos, and other content in English and Spanish.
Elizabeth Holmes has reportedly asked a federal judge to throw out the U.S. government's case against the former Theranos CEO who was indicted in 2018 for multiple counts ofwire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud through Theranos, which claimed to be able to conduct a medical blood test from just a single drop of blood.
Tech giant Apple has been fined€25 million ($41 million) by the French consumer watchdog for its lack of transparency in deliberately slowing down older iPhones.
Tech giant Apple has been fined€25 million ($41 million) by the French consumer watchdog for its lack of transparency in deliberately slowing down older iPhones.
A recent article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal calls for Elon Musk's Boring Company to provide more information on the $52.5 million tunnel its been constructing under the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has taken a swipe at social media giant Facebook, calling it "lame" and encouraging users to delete their accounts.
Tesla reportedly removed autopilot features from a customer's used Tesla vehicle without any notice whatsoever. The practice is likely to add more Tesla buyers to the growing chorus of dissatisfaction surrounding Elon Musk's treatment of customers.
According to Uber's fourth-quarter earnings released on Thursday, the company lost $1.1 billion for the three-month period but expects to be profitable by the end of 2020.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos reportedly took a swipe at White House Assistant to the President and Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro in a recent post to Instagram.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has reportedly launched an investigation into audio players and controllers sold by Google following a complaint by rival smart speaker manufacturer Sonos Inc.
Facebook has reportedly flagged the Canadian news site he Post Millennial for hate speech against "white women."
A recent report claims that the DOJ is ramping up its investigation into Silicon Valley tech giant Google, focusing heavily on the company's ad tools.
A recent report alleges that the infamous app used in the Iowa Caucuses lacked key digital safeguards and could have been hacked using basic methods. The app's developer, Shadow, continues to maintain that“the integrity of the vote in Iowa was not compromised in any way.
Social media network Twitter has announced that it will be banning any media that the site deems to be "synthetic or manipulated" and is "likely to cause harm.
According to leaked internal screenshots, Amazon is testing a new lending marketplace for third-party merchants on its site which would allow them to receive loans from Amazon's own lending arm as well as Goldman Sachs's Marcus group and regional banks.
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is reportedly engaged to Tom Bernthal, a former NBC News producer and founder and CEO of consulting firm Kelton.
According to a recent report, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' attempt to open the company's HQ2 in New York because he was jealous of Elon Musk and the government subsidies that Tesla has received.
In an op-ed published in theNew York Times, billionaire investor George Soros criticized social media platform Facebook and company CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who he believes should not be in control of the company.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated during a recent speech that the company is going to "piss off a lot of people" as Facebook focuses on free expression over censorship.
Facebook Cracks Down on Coronavirus 'Conspiracy Theories' that 'Local Health Authorities' Don't Like
Facebook recently stated that it will begin removing "misinformation" relating to the coronavirus after the WHO declared the outbreak in China a global health emergency. The misinformation will be identified not only by "leading global health organizations" as well as China's "local health authorities.
In a recent post to his own platform, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated that his goal for the next decade is not to be liked, but to be "understood.
According to a recent report by Wired, a Canadian AI-driven algorithm called BlueDot sent the first warnings of the coronavirus outbreak in China beating both the CDC and the WHO.
Tesla's entire Board of Directors, with the exception of CEO Elon Musk, has reportedly agreed to pay a $60 million settlement to resolve a shareholder lawsuit relating to the company's purchase of SolarCity.
Social media giant Facebook has reportedly reached a $550 million settlement over a lawsuit that claimed the company illegally collected and stored biometric data for millions of users via facial recognition technology without their consent.
Rivals of tech giant Google have alleged that the app choice screen on its Android devices still heavily favors Google's own apps.
Apple supplier Foxconn has stated that it has a plan in place to continue to meet all manufacturing obligations in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in China and that iPhone production should not be affected.
The Twitter accounts of 15 NFL teams have been hacked ahead of the Super Bowl this weekend. The accounts were allegedly masterminded by a Saudi Arabia-based hacker group.
A recent report claims that Facebook executives have requested that employees with plans to travel to mainland China cancel any non-essential trips over fear of the spread of the coronavirus.
More than 330 Amazon employees reportedly violated the e-commerce giant's communications policy on Sunday in a public display of support for colleagues who were warned they could be fired for speaking out against the company's environmental practices.
A recent report from the MIT Technology Review claims that Amazon Alexa home assistant devices may actually be listening in on people's daily lives even when not given commands.
Google's popular traffic app Waze has been updated after its directions left hundreds of drivers stranded on an unpaved road in a New Jersey wildlife preserve instead of directing them to the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City.
A recent report alleges that prosecutors have evidence that Jeff Bezos' girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, shared texts and selfies that the two sent each other with her brother who leaked them to the National Enquirer.
The Curiosity Rover on Mars is reportedly frozen in place following a systems failure that has rendered the robot unable to determine its position and altitude.
Regulations recently released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) based on a law passed in 2015 have paved the way for newly built DeLorean cars to hit the streets.
China's state-run newspaperGlobal Times questions in a recent article whether Tesla's new commitments in China will help the country to take over the electric car market, as Apple's investment in Chinese factories helped it to dominate the smartphone manufacturing industry.
Voters in the King Conservation District, which includes 1.2 million people in the Greater Seattle area, will soon be able to vote via smartphone in a first for U.S.
In an interview with CNBC at theWorld Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, President Donald Trump praised Tesla CEO Elon Musk stating that he is“one of our very smart people, and we want to cherish those people.
E-commerce giant Amazon is reportedly promising to give more data on counterfeit goods to law enforcement to crack down on fake items on its platform.
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Google CEO Sundar Pichai stated that the tech giant is setting its sights on the healthcare business and promised to respect patient privacy.
According to a recent report, K-12 schools around the country are having to treat students for separation anxiety after implementing policies that require students to hand over their smartphones.
Hospitals have reportedly grantedMicrosoft, IBM, Amazon, and Google access to detailed patient information as part of deals to process millions of medical records.
Tim Cook, the CEO of tech giant Apple, has stated that a global overhaul of tax regulations is needed. Cook supports a current initiative by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development to pursue global reforms on where multinational firms should be taxed.
Social media giant Facebook has apologized for an "error" that incorrectly translated Chinese dictator Xi Jinping's name to mean"Mr. Shithole."
TheNew York Times published an investigation recently into a little-known startup thathelps law enforcement match photos of unknown people to their online images using facial recognition, and the privacy issues that are raised by the company and its massive database of photos.
E-commerce giant Amazon has attempted to address the Indian government's issues with the company's plans to set up shop in the country by promising to create 1 million new jobs in India by 2025.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey reportedly asked Tesla CEO Elon Musk how he should fix the social media platform, Musk reportedly told Dorsey that "bots and troll armies" were the issue to focus on.
A group of companies behind now-defunct apps is suing Facebook, alleging that the company took part in an "anticompetitive scheme" that destroyed their business prospects.
TheNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced plans to review a petition requesting that the administration investigate 500,000 Tesla vehicles over reports of sudden unintended acceleration, in which vehicles suddenly accelerate without human control — complainants often report their foot wasn't even on the gas pedal when incidents occur.
According to recent reports, Tesla owners are unintentionally purchasing software upgrades for their vehicles which range from $4,000 to almost $10,000. Despite the fact that the purchases were unintentional and compared by one Tesla owner to a "butt dial," Elon Musk's company initially refused to refund the purchases.
Audio giant Bose is reportedly closing all of its retail stores in America and Canada, along with Europe, Japan, and Australia in a move towards an entirely digital sales plan.
A recent report from the cybersecurity team at vpnMentor has revealed that a porn site has suffered a massive data breach, exposing the personal data of 4,000 adult cam models — including scans of passports and driver's licenses, and model releases disclosing addresses, phone numbers, and other private information.
E-commerce giant Amazon is reportedly set to invest $1 billion to bring small businesses online in India in an attempt to assuage critics of the company's development in the country.
A recent report from the NorwegianConsumer Council alleges that dating and fertility apps are some of the biggest offenders when it comes to sharing private user data with ad firms.
Chinese-owned social media app TikTok has overtaken Facebook to become the world's second most downloaded app. Only the Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has more installs globally.
A recent bad code update on Facebook allowed anyone to see which accounts posted Facebook Pages, including those of celebrities and politicians. Among the pages exposed by the bug was teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, whose posts are often authored by her father Svante Thunberg or Adarsh Prathap, an Indian climate change activist.
Alvin Campbell Jr., the brother of Boston City Councilor Andrea Campbell, has been accused of posing as an Uber driver in order to sexually assault a woman.
Star Wars actor Mark Hamill has deleted his Facebook account over the social media site's refusal to fact check political ads on its platform. According to Hamill, Mark Zuckerberg "values profit more than truthfulness" as demonstrated by his decision not to censor political ads.
Alphabet, the parent company of tech giant Google, has lost its Chief Legal Officer David Drummond, who is reportedly retiring from the company according to a recent filing.
Urban Design blog Curbed published an article recently which takes issue with Elon Musk's Boring Company tunnel, which was unveiled at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show.
A recent report outlines how social media services and search engines such as Facebook and Google handle political advertising on their platforms. The Masters of the Universe remain divided on how they believe political ads should be presented.
Following a boost in Chinese sales as Apple works hard to cozy up to the communist country, Apple's stock price has reached an all-time high.
A recent report alleges that Microsoft contractors in China listened in on Skype conversations and Cortana recordings with "no security measures" taken to protect the audio clips.
TheNew York Times reports that Facebook is continuing to refuse to fact check political advertisements on its platform despite intense pressure to do so.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reportedly launched an investigation into the crash of a Tesla Model 3 that resulted in the death of a passenger after the car smashed into a fire truck.
Twitter is reportedly planning to introduce new features that will allow users to control who can reply to their tweets in an effort to crack down on abuse and harassment online.
Elon Musk's Tesla has become the most valuable carmaker in America with a market value of $81.39 billion. Analysts foresee trouble in the future, with one writing ""We think questions remain about first half 2020 results and gross margin sustainability.
Speaker manufacturer Sonos has reportedly sued tech giant Google over the alleged theft of smart speaker technology. According to Sonos CEO Patrick Spence, "Despite our repeated and extensive efforts over the last few years, Google has not shown any willingness to work with us on a mutually beneficial solution.
Chinese-owned video social media app TikTok is reportedly banning "misleading information" from its platform. According to the app hugely popular with young people,“We remove misinformation that could cause harm to an individual’s health or wider public safety.
According to a recent report, Tesla solar panel owners across Massachusetts have had issues receiving customer support for their panels, with some left waiting almost a full year without any help from Elon Musk's company.
Social media giant Facebook is reportedly setting up a new engineering team in Singapore to focus on the extremely profitable mainland China advertising market.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently stated during an event in Shanghai, China, that the electric car manufacturer plans to design its next vehicle in China for the global market, an idea Musk called "super cool.
A recent report from theNew York Times claims that Silicon Valley's reputation as the home of major tech firms may soon be threatened as many companies open offices in New York City.
The website of an obscure government organization called theFederal Depository Library Program was hijacked over the weekend by hackers claiming to be linked to Iran.
According to a recent report, the Masters of the Universe in Silicon Valley have plans to further expand into the world of finance in the new year— falling just short of opening their own banks.
TikTok's latest transparency report claims that the Chinese-owned video app received no takedown or user information requests from the communist government of China.
Silicon Valley tech giant Google has suspended the integration of some of its hardware and services with Chinese company Xiaomi after a user who connected a Xiaomi camera to his Google Home Hub revealed that he was able to see into other users' homes, including sleeping children.
The process of limiting a Twitter account's reach, commonly referred to as shadow banning, has now been added to the company's official terms of service.