FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2018, file photo, a man using a mobile phone walks past Google offices in New York. Executives from Google and Facebook are facing Congress Tuesday, April 8, 2019, to answer questions about their role in the hate crimes and the rise of white nationalism in the U.S. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Capitol Hill Hearing On Internet Hate Sees it Firsthand

A congressional hearing on online hate turned into a vivid demonstration of the problem Tuesday when a YouTube livestream of the proceedings was bombarded...

Microsoft Makes Chromium Edge Browser Available for Testing

Microsoft is making its Chromium-powered Edge browser available to developers today. The software giant is releasing its Canary and Developer builds, offering daily or...
FILE- In this April 10, 2018, file photo Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington. Momentum is gaining in Washington for a privacy law that would sharply reduce the ability of the largest technology companies to collect and distribute people’s personal data. Zuckerberg, published a column last month in the Washington Post calling for tighter regulations to protect consumer data, control harmful content and ensure election integrity and data portability. (AP Photo, Alex Brandon, File)

Tech Companies Feel Pressure as U.S. Government Moves to Protect Consumer Data

Momentum is gaining in Washington for a privacy law that could sharply rein in the ability of the largest technology companies to collect and...

Churches Adapting to the Digital Age Where Much Information is Delivered via Smartphone

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. - You leave the house, get in the car and head out to work when you realize you have forgotten your phone....
FILE- In this March 27, 2019, file photo, measles, mumps and rubella vaccines sit in a cooler at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y. In social media’s battle against misinformation, bogus claims about the dangers of vaccines are the next target. With measles outbreaks wreaking havoc around the world, Facebook, Pinterest and others are trying to put the genie back in the bottle, even as they are hesitant, even unwilling to acknowledge outright responsibility for spreading falsehoods. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Social Media Sites Failing to Fight Abundance of Misinformation About Vaccines

Like health officials facing outbreaks of disease, internet companies are trying to contain vaccine-related misinformation they have long helped spread. So far, their efforts...

Sad: World’s Richest Man Jeff Bezos and Wife MacKenzie Finalize Their Divorce, with Jeff...

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his former partner MacKenzie Bezos announced Thursday that the couple had agreed to a divorce settlement that brings to...
SK Telecom CEO Park Jung-ho, left, and participants attend a media showcase for its 5G service in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. SK Telecom will be launching commercial 5G services nationwide on Friday, April 5, in line with its competitors. The signs read: "The world's first commercial services." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

South Korea Launches 5G Smartphone Networks Ahead of Schedule

South Korea’s telecommunications carriers turned on super-fast 5G mobile internet networks abruptly ahead of schedule in an attempt to ensure the country becomes the...

If Intelligent Alien Life Were Discovered, What Kind of Effect Would It Have on...

As there is believed to be billions of planets in the universe, the theological implications that the discovery of intelligent alien life would have...
In this Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, photo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology facial recognition researcher Joy Buolamwini takes questions from reporters at the school, in Cambridge, Mass. Buolamwini's research has uncovered racial and gender bias in facial analysis tools sold by companies such as Amazon that have a hard time recognizing certain faces, especially darker-skinned women. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Face Recognition Researcher Joy Buolamwini is Fighting Amazon Over Biased AI That Can’t Recognize...

Facial recognition technology was already seeping into everyday life — from your photos on Facebook to police scans of mugshots — when Joy Buolamwini...
FILE- In this Jan. 2, 2013, file photo a Zipcar is parked at a lot in New York. Companies such as Zipcar and car2go eliminate the need to stand in line at rental car counters while waiting for vehicles, instead using smartphone apps to connect drivers with cars in their neighborhoods or nearby. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Car-sharing Companies Offers Ways to Profit From Or Get Rid of Personal Car

While a growing number of Americans are struggling to make payments on their auto loans, a new crop of companies is offering alternative ways...

Webby Award Nominees Announced; New Categories to Highlight Excellence On Social Platforms, Rise of...

Apple, Spotify, Instagram and some of the year’s most talked-about personalities are among those nominated for the 23rd annual Webby Awards for lighting up...

New App Locks Child’s Phone Until They Reply to Your Messages

Kids are receiving their very first smartphones at a younger age, but that doesn't mean their parents are having an easy time staying in...

Wheaton College Professors Write First College Textbook Linking the Bible to Mainstream Scientific Theories...

Wheaton College professors have penned what is believed to be the first college-level textbook outlining mainstream scientific theories on origins of life and how...
FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pauses while testifying before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election and data privacy. Zuckerberg is calling for more outside regulation in several areas in which the social media site has run into problems over the past few years: harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Facebook CEO Calls for Government, Outside Regulators to Take More Active Role in Policing...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called Saturday for more outside regulation in several areas in which the social media site has run into problems over...
FILE PHOTO - People gather to form a "ring of peace" around a local mosque to show solidarity with the victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks in New Zealand, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 22, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Facebook Plans to Place Restrictions On Who Can Go Live After Airing of Tragic...

Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said on Friday the company was looking to place restrictions on who can go live on its...
FILE PHOTO: Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller, shows the AirPower wireless charging mat during a launch event in Cupertino, California, U.S. September 12, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File Photo

In Rare Reversal, Apple Discontinues AirPower Wireless Charging Mat

Apple Inc on Friday said it is canceling the AirPower wireless charging mat that the company announced in 2017 on the same day as...
FILE- In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Facebook is facing housing discrimination charges from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which says its targeted advertising platform violates the Fair Housing Act. HUD claims Facebook’s ad platform was “encouraging, enabling, and causing housing discrimination.” (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

U.S. Charges Facebook With High-tech Housing Discrimination

The federal government charged Facebook with high-tech housing discrimination Thursday for allegedly allowing landlords and real estate brokers to systematically exclude groups such as non-Christians,...

Twitter is Considering Adding Note to Trump Tweets that Violate Rules, But Won’t Delete...

A Twitter executive on Wednesday said the company is considering a new feature that will label tweets from politicians, including President Trump, when they violate Twitter rules.  Vijaya Gadde, Twitter's head of legal,...

Reports: WhatsApp to Launch ‘Dark Mode’ to Make it Easier to Text at Night

Reports suggest that dark mode is finally coming to WhatsApp. The Facebook-owned messaging platform has reportedly been spotted running in the dark mode on...
FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens in New York's Times Square. Facebook's effort to establish a service that provides its users with local news and information is being hindered by the lack of outlets where the company's technicians can find original reporting. The service, launched last year, is currently available in some 400 cities in the United States. But the social media giant said it has found that 40 percent of Americans live in places where there weren’t enough local news stories to support it. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Facebook Bans White Nationalist Content from its Platforms

Facebook is banning white nationalism and white supremacy from its social network following criticism that it had not done enough to eliminate hate speech...