Amazon to Buy Home Security Startup Ring for $1 Billion

Amazon.com has agreed to buy connected-doorbell startup Ring for about $1 billion, a person familiar with the matter said. The move helps Amazon expand further into...

YouTube Bans Videos About Firearms Amid Gun Control Debate

YouTube is tightening its restrictions for content about guns and now forbids videos about the selling and making of firearms, ammunition and accessories. The Google-owned...

California to Allow Fully Autonomous Cars to Test on Public Roads

California began accepting applications Monday for permits to deploy self-driving cars on public roads without a human backup driver at the wheel. Recent fatal crashes...

Amazon’s New Service, Key In-Car, Delivers Packages Directly to Your Car’s Trunk

I visited the Manhattan Classic Car Club along the Hudson River last Friday. But I wasn't there to gawk at the lime green Lamborghini...

Be Careful With Whatsapp – Text Bomb

WhatsApp users are being warned about a new 'text bomb' that can cause their iOS and Android handsets to freeze.  It is being spread by...

WATCH: Netflix to Release Its First Comic Book Series

Netflix unveiled the official trailer for its first comic book — “The Magic Order,” written by Mark Millar with art from Marvel superstar artist...

Why Do Google’s Black Employees Keep Leaving?

Google's employee attrition rates are highest for black and Hispanic employees. That's according to the company's annual diversity report, released this week. For the first...

Mark Zuckerberg, a Jew, Defends the Right of Holocaust Deniers to Post on Facebook;...

In an interview with Recode, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended the site’s decision to not remove accounts that post false information, saying...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Heeds Shareholders, Drops Plan to Take Company Private with Billion...

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk said late on Friday he would heed shareholder concerns and no longer pursue a $72 billion deal to...

Craigslist Founder, Craig Newmark, Funds Site To Investigate Big Tech

When investigative journalist Julia Angwin worked for ProPublica, the nonprofit news organization became known as “big tech’s scariest watchdog.” By partnering with programmers and data...
FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2018 file photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh arrives to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Seated second row, second from left, Joel Kaplan, Facebook’s vice president for global public policy. Kaplan is a friend of Kavanaugh’s and showed up at the hearing last week. The move prompted concern from some Facebook employees, who took the action as the company endorsing Kavanaugh. The internal tension at Facebook was so high that Kaplan sent a note to staff last Friday apologizing. CEO Mark Zuckeberg also held a staff meeting that same day, explaining Kaplan didn’t break company rules. (Win McNamee/Pool Photo via AP)

Rift at Facebook After VP of Global Public Policy Joel Kaplan Sits Behind Brett...

The appearance of a Facebook executive behind Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during his contentious confirmation hearings has created some rifts at the company. Joel...

Google, Facebook, Twitter Employees Send $2.4 Million to Democratic Candidates Ahead of Midterms

President Trump has repeatedly called out Google, Facebook and Twitter for liberal bias. Two weeks until the midterms, it would appear he may have...

Study Finds Social Media Use Increases Depression and Loneliness

The link between the two has been talked about for years, but a causal connection had never been proven. For the first time, University...

Mark Zuckerberg Lost $15 Billion this Year, More than Any of the 500 Richest...

Mark Zuckerberg could be ending the year about three-fourths as rich as he was coming into it. Mired in controversy throughout the year, Zuckerberg’s net...

Many of the Hottest New Smart Gadgets Want to Know a Lot About Your...

Many of the hottest new gadgets are also the nosiest ones. This week’s CES tech show in Las Vegas was a showcase for cameras that...
FILE - This March 20, 2018 file photo shows the YouTube app on an iPad in Baltimore. YouTube says it will turn off comments on most videos that feature kids. The change comes after advertisers began boycotting the site last week in response to inappropriate comments made on videos of minors. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

YouTube Suspends Comments On All Videos of Young Children Due to Pedophiles Leaving Inappropriate...

YouTube said Thursday it will turn off comments on nearly all videos featuring kids — potentially affecting millions of posts on the site —...

New Study Finds Cheese Aged to Hip-Hop Music Tastes Better

People have been extolling the virtues of playing music to proto-babies and plants for ages. Typically, wombs and planters are soundtracked by the softer...
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...
On Nov. 1, above, Google employees in Venice joined counterparts around the world in a protest over how the company handled sexual misconduct claims. The May 1 protest is over what they call a “culture of retaliation.” (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Over 1,000 Google Employees Participate in Sit-in Protesting Alleged Retaliation Against Workers Who Reported...

More than 1,000 Google employees participated in a sit-in on Wednesday protesting the company's alleged retaliation against workers who have spoken up critically against the tech...
Alexa works by listening out for a "wakeword" that tells the device to turn on its extended speech recognition systems in order to respond to spoken commands. (AP/Elaine Thompson)

It May Be Time to Get Rid of Your Beloved Alexa: Newly Revealed Blueprints...

A newly revealed patent application filed by Amazon is raising privacy concerns over an envisaged upgrade to the company's smart speaker systems. This change...