U.S. Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Ban Companies from Using ‘Dark Patterns’ and Deceptive Practices...

Even if you’ve never heard the phrase “dark patterns,” you’re almost certainly familiar with them. They’re the sneaky ways online companies trick you into...

Google Parent Company, Alphabet, Tries to Salvage its Smart City Plans in Toronto

Google's parent company continues its attempts to sell Toronto on its controversial vision for a utopian city neighborhood. Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation company of...

YouTube Takes Down Videos Seeming to Reveal Plans of Parent Company Google to Manipulate...

Google’s video platform YouTube is apparently no place for content that accuses the tech giant of political bias and election meddling. An expose based...
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, January 19, 2019. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Amazon Gets U.S. Patent to Use its Delivery Drones for Surveillance Service

Amazon.com Inc is exploring using drones not just to deliver packages but also to provide surveillance as a service to its customers, according to...

‘Frankenstein’ Babies Whose Genes Were Edited by Scientist Are ‘Secretly Born in China’

Scientist He Jiankui was condemned around the world last year where he brazenly announced in a YouTube video he had produced the first gene-edited...

YouTube Might Start Hiding Its Comments Section

In a software tweak first spotted by a developer forum, YouTube is toying with eliminating the comments section that accompanies videos on its mobile app....

Google Pledges $1 Billion to Fight Bay Area Housing Crisis

Google announced a $1 billion commitment to ease the Bay Area’s housing crisis on Tuesday. The gift is the largest single commitment from a tech company...

Russia Starts Releasing Whales from ‘Jail’ in Country’s Far East After International Outcry

Russia on Thursday started the process of releasing almost 100 valuable orcas and belugas that have been held for months in what became known...
Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield poses for photos outside the New York Stock Exchange before his company's IPO, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Slack is Latest Tech Company to Go Public, But With a Twist

Shares of work messaging platform Slack rose after it started trading under the ticker “WORK.” The San Francisco company’s shares debuted on the New York...

Some Experts Say Facebook’s Launch of Libra Cryptocurrency is Company’s ‘Most Invasive and Dangerous...

Facebook is launching cryptocurrency next year that will allow people to move money from their smartphone into a digital "wallet". The currency is known as...
This undated image provided by Calibra shows what the Calibra digital wallet app might look like. Facebook formed the Calibra subsidiary to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use, one that could drive more e-commerce on its services and boost ads on its platforms. Facebook unveiled the ambitious plan Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Calibra via AP)

Facebook Plans its Own Currency for 2 Billion-plus Users

Facebook already rules daily communication for more than 2 billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too. The social network unveiled...
A smart phone with the icons for the Google Calendar app is seen on the screen in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, on July 31, 2018. (Photo by S3studio/Getty Images)

‘Severe Disruption’: Google Calendar Died and Some People Didn’t Know How to Live

Google Calendar is back after a more than two-hour outage Tuesday morning. At 10:31 a.m. PT, Google's G Suite team tweeted: "We're all clear folks!" The service...

Airbus Says its Pilotless Planes Are Ready to Go — But Are Passengers Willing...

The chief salesman for Airbus says his company already has the technology to fly passenger planes without pilots at all — and is working...

Over 260 Bottlenose Dolphins Found Dead Along Northern Gulf of Mexico Since February

Scientists are trying to determine why more than 260 bottlenose dolphins have been found stranded along the Northern Gulf of Mexico since the beginning...

Why Everyone Wants to Silence the Outside World

The mute button was invented in 1956 by Robert Adler, an Austrian-born engineer working for the Zenith Radio Corporation in Chicago. It was one...
This image captured on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 shows part of a LinkedIn profile for someone who identified themselves as Katie Jones. The Associated Press has found it is one of many phantom profiles that lurk on the social media platform. (AP Photo)

Experts: Spy Used AI-generated Face to Connect With Targets Via Phantom LinkedIn Profile

Katie Jones sure seemed plugged into Washington’s political scene. The 30-something redhead boasted a job at a top think tank and a who’s-who network...

Humans Have Started Growing Spikes On the Backs of Their Heads Due to Overuse...

Press your fingers into the back of your skull, just above your neck. If you feel a small spike you may be among people...
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg making his keynote speech at a developers’ conference in San Jose, Calif., in April. (PHOTO CREDIT: STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS)

Facebook Worries Emails Could Show Zuckerberg Knew of Questionable Privacy Practices

Facebook uncovered emails that appear to connect Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to potentially problematic privacy practices at the company, according to people familiar with...

Uber Eats Tests Food Delivery by Drone, Company Launched New Autonomous SUV

Uber is testing restaurant food deliveries by drone. The company’s Uber Eats unit began the tests in San Diego with McDonald’s and plans to expand...

Severed 16-inch Head of Giant Ice Age Wolf, Almost Twice the Size of a...

Scientists have unveiled the severed head of a huge Ice Age wolf baring its teeth, which dates back more than 40,000 years. The snarling beast...