Apple CEO Tim Cook. (Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP)

Apple, LinkedIn, and Twitter Denounce Neo-Nazis; Spotify Bans ‘White Power’ Music

Apple, LinkedIn, Spotify and Twitter have joined a growing chorus of technology companies to hit out at the far right and Donald Trump’s attempt to put...
Tech companies such as PayPal are now reversing their hands-off approach about content supported by their services and making it much more difficult for “alt-right” groups to reach mass audiences. (Jeff Chiu/Associated Press)

Silicon Valley Escalates War On White Supremacy: But is it Overstepping the Bounds of...

Silicon Valley significantly escalated its war on white supremacy this week, choking off the ability of hate groups to raise money online, removing them...

Facebook Shuts Down Group Used by Trump-supporting Employees After People Started Harassing Each Other

Facebook shut down an anonymous online group for employees in late 2016 after it was increasingly used to talk about Donald Trump and other...
Cashiers and baggers sit idle at the Market Basket supermarket chain in Concord, New Hampshire. Photograph: AP

Advancements in Check-out Line Technology is Putting Cashiers’ Jobs at Risk

Donald Trump is fixated on a vision of masculine, blue-collar employment. But the retail sector has long had a far greater impact on American...

Obama’s Tweet Responding to Charlottesville Protests is Most Liked Tweet Ever

Former President Barack Obama's tweet reacting to the attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, is the most liked tweet ever on the social network. Obama tweeted a...

British Cybersecurity Researcher Pleads Not Guilty to US Charges

A British cybersecurity researcher credited with helping curb a recent worldwide ransomware attack pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges accusing him of creating...

Microsoft Acquires Cycle Computing

Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Cycle Computing, a twelve-year-old Connecticut-based company that focuses on helping enterprises orchestrate high-performance computing jobs, large data...

Artificial Intelligence May Reinforce and Amplify Gender Stereotypes

In April of this year, an engineer in China named Zheng Jiajia married a robot he had constructed himself. The robot resembles a young, slender Chinese woman....
An Amazon Alexa device is switched on for a demonstration of its use in a ballpark suite before a Seattle Mariners baseball game in Seattle on May 17, 2017. Voice-activated devices are among internet-enabled electronics that may collect private data from their owners. (Elaine Thompson, AP)

If Alexa is Spying On Us, We’re Too Busy to Care (And That’s Not...

It’s an experience every computer or smart phone user has had. After downloading new software or an app, a window pops up with a...

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Cancels Internal Town Hall on Gender Discrimination

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has canceled an internal town hall meant to address gender discrimination after employee questions for management began to leak online. Pichai...

Leaked Email Shows HBO Negotiating With Hackers

Hackers this week released an email from HBO in which the company expressed willingness to pay them $250,000 as part of a negotiation over...

WATCH: Facebook Launches New Tab For TV-Like Video Service

Facebook has just announced its new video service called "Watch." This week's launch is a limited test for some users in the US before...

Facebook Launches Online Shows With New Watch Platform

Promising online shows that run from comedy and reality to live sports, Facebook says its new Watch platform will let creators connect with their...

Google Cancels Town Hall About Diversity Over Concerns for Employee Safety

Google CEO Sundar Pichai canceled a town hall event about diversity shortly before it was to begin on Thursday, after he said some employees...

Longtime Uber Executive Ryan Graves to Leave Company in September, But Remain on Board...

The executive exodus continued at Uber on Thursday, with the company’s senior vice president of global operations, Ryan Graves, announcing he will leave the...

Disney to End Netflix Distribution Deal in 2019, Launch ESPN and Disney Streaming Services

Disney is ending its distribution agreement with Netflix for new movie releases, while it’s also buying majority ownership of BAMTech — the streaming-video company...

Google Engineer Fired Over Writing Viral Diversity Memo Files Labor Complaint

The Google engineer fired over writing a 10-page viral memo about diversity has filed a complaint with federal labor officials, reports Business Insider. James...

Fired Google Engineer Files Complaint, Considering Legal Options

A former Google engineer who was fired over a memo he wrote about gender differences says he's exploring all his legal options and has...
Google CEO Sundar Pichai

Google Fires Employee Who Wrote Controversial Diversity Memo

Alphabet Inc.'s Google has fired the employee that authored a controversial memo that suggested men were better suited for tech jobs than women. The 10-page memo,...

Virginia Chick-fil-a Worker Wins International Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Competition

John Dumoulin has never really set foot in an office. He works part time at Chick-fil-a. But the 17-year-old from northern Virginia is the undisputed...