A group of black workers filed a class action charge against Facebook, alleging that the company discriminates against African-American workers in hiring, promotions, evaluations and pay.
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Humans generated a staggering amount of electronic waste in 2019 -- 53.6 million metric tons, which is a 21 percent increase from 2014.
MIT permanently took down its 80 Million Tiny Images dataset—a popular image database used to train machine learning systems to identify people and objects in an environment—because it used a range of racist, misogynistic, and other offensive terms to label photos.
Bioengineers at UCLA have designed a glove-like device that can translate American Sign Language into English speech in real time with a smartphone app.
Advertisements for 530 brands -- including Unilever, Adidas, White Castle, Starbucks and Coca-Cola -- are set to disappear from Facebook starting today as the Stop Hate for Profit boycott campaign gets going.
Netflix is pledging 2 percent of its cash holdings, initially up to $100 million, to provide economic opportunity for the black community.
YouTube has banned several prominent white supremacist channels, including those belonging to David Duke and Richard Spencer.
Reddit is banning r/The_Donald along with almost 2,000 other online communities after updating its content policy to crack down harder on hate speech, the company announced on Monday.
Just one year after leaving Facebook over differences with CEO Mark Zuckerberg regarding the tech giant's direction, Chris Cox is returning as its chief product officer.
The popular video-conferencing company Zoom temporarily closed the account of a group of U.S.-based Chinese activists after they held a virtual commemoration of the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests.
Biden tells Facebook to crack down on election disinformation, prompting sharp response from social network
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden called on Facebook to take a range of steps to prevent the spread of misinformation during the election in an open letter published on Thursday.
Amazon is imposing a one-year moratorium on police use of its facial recognition technology, the company announced Wednesday.
A hacking-for-hire group known as Dark Basin targeted journalists, advocacy groups and government officials -- thousands of people on six continents -- is being probed by U.S.
Swarms of robotic insects could someday help us explore other planetary realms.
Twitter is cracking down on 5G conspiracy theories related to the coronavirus pandemic by slapping a fact-checking label on them.
Flying to work, anyone?
Some dramatic aerial images reveal how sweltering temperatures turned a formerly brimming reservoir into a sad-looking stream.
Several widely-used COVID-19 mobile apps pose privacy risks to users, a new independent investigation has found.
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian resigns from board, tells company to replace him with black candidate
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on Friday said he will resign from the company’s board, urging the tech company to replace him with a black candidate.
Amazon failed to protect its workers from coronavirus infections at a New York warehouse facility, a lawsuit filed by three employees claims.
Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday became the latest Silicon Valley executive to issue a statement about the ongoing nationwide protests against police brutality and racial ineqity that were sparked by the death of George Floyd while in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department.
As America enters a second week of nationwide protests against police brutality, Google and Amazon both put out statements in solidarity with protesters and announced grants totaling $22 million to activist and racial justice organizations.
Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao blasted the company on Tuesday for amplifying racism and hate amid nationwide protests against police brutality and racism that were sparked by the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, while in police custody in Minneapolis.
Scammers beware: Google is on the lookout for you.
Israeli researchers have helped thwart apotentially massive cyberattack, a study showed.
A sweet-looking cat is back to purring and cozying up to her owner now that she's recovered from COVID-19.
We might be one step closer to abionic man becoming a reality and not just a science-fiction plotline.
Nearly half of the Twitter accounts spreading messages on the social media platform about the coronavirus pandemic are likely bots, according to researchers.
A former Apple contractor who acted as a whistleblower regarding the tech giant's program to listen in on users' Siri recordings has gone public.
Russia’s state media regulator Roskomnadzor has demanded that Google block a Russian news website’s article that claims Moscow may have dramatically undercounted coronavirus deaths.
Amazon plans to extend hazard pay for warehouse workers through the end of May, but it will return to normal pay rates in June, the company confirmed on Thursday.
Uber on Wednesday announced a range of new measures meant to ensure the safety of its riders and passengers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Going against its tech industry peers, Apple is set to bring workers back to its global offices soon.
Some Twitter employees may never return to their office due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Melinda Gates is not mincing words regarding the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic -- which as of Monday has killed more than 80,000 Americans.
Jeff Bezos could testify for Amazon's 'possibly criminally false' statements to Congress, letter reveals
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos could be the next Silicon Valley executive to get grilled by lawmakers.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the tech giant's offices worldwide would stay closed until at least June 1, according to multiple reports.
Amid the onslaught of coronavirus misinformation, YouTube announced on Tuesday an expansion of its fact-check panels to the United States.
As countless people worldwide have taken to Zoom, FaceTime and Google Hangouts for work meetings and even family catch-ups, they've noticed that it doesn't feel quite the same as speaking in person.
Apple and Google say they will shut down their coronavirus contact tracing app after the pandemic is under control, as the tech giants strive to addresss ongoing privacy concerns about the effort.
Amazon used data from its own sellers to launch competing products in violation of its policies: report
Amazon employees have used data about the vast number of independent sellers on its platform to create competing products -- in violation of its own policies and statements to Congress -- according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates have purchased a massive oceanfront home near San Diego for $43 million.
T-Mobile and Sprint are combining their networks after their merger agreement earlier this month.
ACLU says Google-Apple coronavirus contact tracing effort poses 'significant risk' to privacy, civil liberties
The recently announced contact tracing effort from Google and Apple to stem the spread of coronavirus poses a risk to privacy and civil liberties, according to privacy advocates.
Google has been blocking about 18 million scam emails related to coronavirus per day, the company says.
Coroanvirus response being hampered because almost half the world doesn't have Internet access, group founded by web inventor says
The global response to coronavirus is being hampered by the fact that half the world's population does not have access to the internet, a technology group claims.
The U.S economy has hemorraged at least 22 million jobs, but Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is doing well. The tech mogul, who has seen his $139.4 billion net worth increase significantly in the last week, just bought another property in New York to build his own mega-mansion in the sky.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is being targeted and harassed on social media in the wake of his comments criticizing the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic and the U.S.
Facebook is canceling all events with 50 or more people through June 2021 in response to the coronavirus pandemic, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday.
Amazon has begun to build outCOVID-19 testing capacityfor its employees, including those who aren't showing symptoms, CEO Jeff Bezos said this week.
Zoom calls gone wild?
The former CEO of Google said that he hopes Americans will be "grateful" for how Silicon Valley has stepped up during the coronavirus pandemic as he also took a veiled swipe at the federal government's response.
Workers at factories in China are being subjected to stringent surveillance in the wake of the novel coronavirus, as the country cautiously restarts its manufacturing sector.
Google builds faster, streamlined unemployment application for New York to handle flood of jobless claims
Google has built an application portal to help the hard-hit state of New York deal with the massive influx of unemployment filings as the coronavirus shutdown cripples its economy.
Apple and Google are partnering to build a Bluetooth-enabled technology that could allow widespread contact tracing as a way to contain the novel coronavirus and help countries find a path back to normalcy.
A frightening new simulation seems to indicate that current social distancing protocols may not be enough to protect joggers from coronavirus -- even if they follow the new rules.
Facebookon Tuesday announced 400 local news organizations that are receiving grants to bolster their coverage of the coronavirus pandemic.
Two prominent Democratic senators called on Google to prioritize privacy in its decision to use anonymized location data to track peoples' movements in an effort to help battle the coronavirus pandemic.
The planet's high seas have become areas where lots of human activity takes place -- including fishing, transportation and minding -- which could threaten their biodiversity, according to researchers.
Three Blue Origin employees have now tested positive for COVID-19 in Washington, according to several media reports.
Apple is going to design and produce millions of face shields for health care workers as part of its effort to help the workers battling coronavirus in the United States.
A veteran and Gold Star family organization is working to strengthen America's core values and build up resilience among its families during the coronavirus pandemic.
Google location data released Friday presents a stark picture of how the coronavirus pandemic has upended the lives of more than 3.9 billion people -- half the world's population -- who are under some form of lockdown, causing massive shifts in human behavior.
Google will begin to lift its ban on coronavirus-related advertising this week in the wake of criticism from some Democrats that the company was helping the Trump administration spread false information about the pandemic.
Carriers will have until June of 2021 to implement strict new protocols protecting consumers from robocalls and scammers, the Federal Communications Commission announced.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who has been increasingly vocal about America's response to the coronavirus pandemic, laid out three major steps the country must take to bring the virus to heel.
Stratolaunch has announced a new use for the world's largest airplane.
As Americans turn to technology to get them through coronavirus-induced lockdowns, 93 percent say that any interruption to internet or cell phone service would be a problem in their daily life.
Amazon is trying to entice its own warehouse workers to pick and pack Whole Foods groceries with higher pay amid increased demand for food, an internal document reveals.
Google is committing over $800 million to support health organizations and workers, small- and medium-sized businesses, and governments, to battle the global coronavirus pandemic.
Apple on Friday announced a new COVID-19 app and website to help people stay informed and stay healthy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Frightening cellphone 'heat map' shows coronavirus' potential spread as spring break revelers went home
Heat maps that show cellphone location data in the U.S. paint a disturbing picture of the potential spread of coronavirus as the country grapples with lockdown meaures and tries to stem the virus' tide.
Hackers have been trying to take advantage of the coronavirus crisis, as a new report reveals a 350 percent increase in phishing websites over the last three months.
Physical social distancing is one way to fight the coronavirus pandemic. But a large group of volunteers is battling the virus in a different way.
Flatten the Curve interactive tool helps decode coronavirus quarantine and travel restrictions worldwide
A tech startup has launched an online resource for travelers, expats and their loved ones to centralize information about how the coronavirus is spreading and what each impacted country is doing to mitigate the pandemic.
Coronavirus lockdowns are putting stress on broadband networks, global 'internet pressure' map reveals
A global "internet pressure" map reveals that the coronavirus pandemic is putting a strain on the internet as tens of millions of people log on while under mandatory work-from-home orders.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said that America missed its chance to avoid mandatory shutdowns because it didn't act fast enough in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic.
British researchers have developed an app to track the spread of coronavirus and figure out who is most at risk as a way to mitigate the disease's spread.
Apple, Facebook donating millions of masks to health care workers at risk during coronavirus pandemic
Silicon Valley giants like Facebook and Apple are pledging to help in the worldwide battle against coronavirus by donating millions of masks so that healthcare workers can remain protected.
Although Amazon has taken steps to ban countless scam products that claim to cure or treat coronavirus, the retailer is still flooded with third-party sellers using fake reviews and other manipulative methods to sell fake N95 masks to panicked people.
Facebook is giving every one of its employees a $1,000 bonus to assist them during the ongiong coronavirus pandemic.
The United States is in talks with Facebook, Google and other tech companies and public health experts about ways they could use smartphone location data to battle the spreading coronavirus pandemic.
Ever have a feeling that someone -- next to you on the train or behind you in line at the grocery store -- is snooping on your smartphone screen?
Major Silicon Valley players, including YouTube and Facebook, warned this week that a larger number of videos and posts could be erroneously removed for policy violations, thanks to coronavirus emptying offices accross the country.
Instagram cracks down on coronavirus-related filters purporting to treat or make light of the disease
Instagram is continuing to crack down on coronavirus misinformation as the pandemic wreaks havoc worldwide.
In coronavirus’ wake, Apple says iPhone users can use disinfecting wipes and isopropyl alcohol on their devices
As coronavirus continues to spread worldwide, Apple has updated its guidance around cleaning iPhones with disinfectant wipes.
The Pentagon announced three contracts to begin design work on mobile, small nuclear reactors as part of a push to bring nuclear power to U.S. forces overseas and at home.
That's taking old-school to a new level.
Several products from Apple and Facebook are in short supply, potentially showing how the novel coronavirus is impacting the global manufacturing system.
Apple has agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle litigation that accused it of slowing down older iPhones as it launched new models as a way to push users to upgrade their phones.
The U.S. Defense Department has awarded a multimillion-dollar contract for a system that would knock threatening missiles out of the sky.
Dad of journalist Alison Parker blasts Google over videos of her murder spreading online, files FTC complaint
The father of a television news journalist named Alison Parker blasted Google-owned YouTube for allowing despicable videos of her murder to proliferate on the popular video platform.
The Pentagon is seeking millions for an unmanned flying gun that could handle airborne or ground-based targets.
Hackers could shut down satellites and potentially turn them into weapons, an expert on cyber conflict warns
A group of experts wants to study the brain waves and eye movements of people playing a video game in order to build an advanced AI that could coordinate the actions of military robots.
It sounds like something we might see in the Matrix reboot, but the U.S. Army is seeking technology that could see through walls and identify people on the other side.
Amazon CEO paid more than $16,000 in parking fines while his vast Washington, DC mansion was renovated.
A production slowdown could hit Apple's iPhone, potentially disrupting shipments to customers, if China extends the coronavirus factory halt into a second week, according to reports.
The app responsible for the chaos and delayed reporting of results in the Iowa caucuses apologized on Tuesday amid growing outrage.
As the coronavirus outbreak prompts new measures to prevent it from becoming a pandemic, experts have created a map that tracks and visualizes its global spread.