Silicon Valley & Technology

FILE - A Google logo is seen at the company's offices in Granary Square, London, Nov. 1, 2018.
Search giant is rewriting its terms of service to make them easier to understand for new users signing up
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Thu, 02/20/2020 - 09:18
FILE - a combination photo shows, clockwise, from upper left: a Google logo, the Twitter icon, a YouTube TV logo and a Facebook icon.
Given the 'changing technological landscape,' questions have been raised about whether the broad immunity in current law is necessary, he says at a Justice Department meeting
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Wed, 02/19/2020 - 17:22
FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2019, file photo visitors look at the surveillance cameras by China's telecoms equipment giant Huawei…
A federal judge in Texas has dismissed Huawei's challenge of a US law that bars the government and contractors from using the Chinese tech giant's equipment
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Wed, 02/19/2020 - 11:46
The logo of Google is seen on a carpet at the entrance hall of Google France in Paris, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel…
Spain's government has approved the introduction of new taxes on digital business and stock market transactions
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Tue, 02/18/2020 - 09:46
As The Digital World Occupies More of Our Time, Wellness Guides Emerge
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As some of the negative effects of life lived online become more apparent, “digital wellness” groups are promoting ways to maintain healthy lifestyles. Deana Mitchell reports
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Tue, 02/18/2020 - 09:02
Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg meets with European Commissioner for Values and Transparency Vera Jourova at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Feb. 17, 2020.
Referring to the possibility that the EU may hold internet companies responsible for hate speech and other illegal speech published on their platforms, Facebook says this ignores the nature of the internet
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Mon, 02/17/2020 - 10:27
Innovative Program Empowers Female Students in Technology
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Women and minorities pursuing computer science degrees often feel alone and isolated, since the field is overwhelmingly dominated by men. While about 60 percent of all 2017 bachelor’s degree recipients in the U.S. were women, only about 20 percent of Computer and Information Science bachelor’s degree recipients went to women, according to the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).
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Mon, 02/17/2020 - 05:27
The Story of A Modern Teenage Cyborg
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It seems inevitable that in this era of smart technology people would begin to think of ways to make their tech part of their body. Today, people have the ability to change themselves in new and unprecedented ways – and a 19-year-old Kai Landre is living proof. Anna Nelson has the story, narrated by Anna Rice
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Sun, 02/16/2020 - 15:52
FILE - In this March 29, 2018 file photo shows the logo for Facebook at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. …
Change involves 'branded content' — sponsored items posted by ordinary users who are typically paid by companies or organizations
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Fri, 02/14/2020 - 15:46
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks about "News Tab" at the Paley Center, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 in New York.
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The billionaire social network founder is due to meet members of the European Union's executive Commission in Brussels and speak at the Munich Security Conference in Germany.
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Fri, 02/14/2020 - 12:21
FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo people stand in the lobby for Amazon offices in New York. Amazon says President Donald…
Federal Judge approves Amazon’s request and halts Microsoft’s work on the JEDI cloud contract
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Thu, 02/13/2020 - 19:37
Director general of the GSMA Mats Granryd, left, and CEO and Director for GSMA Ltd. John Hoffman take part in a press…
The Spanish government said in a statement Thursday it 'believes it is not public health reasons in Spain that have motivated the cancellation'
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Thu, 02/13/2020 - 13:23
FILE - A woman holds a smartphone with the icons for the social networking apps, including Facebook, in Moscow, Russia, March 23, 2018.
Calling the behavior 'coordinated' and 'inauthentic,' Facebook’s head of security policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, said both operations were acting on 'behalf of a government or foreign actor'
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Wed, 02/12/2020 - 13:10
Singapore is the only Asian nation to make the top 10 in the Global Talent Competitiveness Index based on its technological strength.
On the one hand, poorer nations can use this technology to get ahead; on the other hand, if people become complacent, the technological advantage could stay in rich nations
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Wed, 02/12/2020 - 04:48
A Samsung worker gives a demonstration of the Galaxy Z Flip Phone at the Unpacked 2020 event in San Francisco, Tuesday, Feb. 11…
The new phone can unfold from a small square upward into a traditional smartphone form, and will go on sale Feb 14 starting at $1,380
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Wed, 02/12/2020 - 02:23