Silicon Valley & Technology

FILE - The Apple Inc. logo is shown outside the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, June 13, 2016.
A federal court has charged a former Apple engineer with stealing trade secrets related to a self-driving car and attempting to flee to China. Agents in San Jose, California, arrested Xiaolang Zhang on Saturday, moments before he was to board his flight. Zhang is said to have taken paternity leave in April, traveling to China just after the birth of a child. When he returned, he informed his supervisors he was leaving Apple to join Xiaopeng Motors, a…
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Tue, 07/10/2018 - 22:30
FILE - Afghan coders practice at the Code to Inspire computer training center in Herat, Afghanistan, April 24, 2018.
Poverty, gender discrimination and digital illiteracy are leaving women behind as the global workforce increasingly uses digital tools and other technologies, experts warned Tuesday. The so-called "digital divide" has traditionally referred to the gap between those who have access to computers and the internet, and those with limited or no access. But technology experts say women and girls with poor digital literacy skills will be the hardest hit and…
The advertisements are being called a good first step to educate users about fake messaging but experts say the social media platform needs to do more.
After hoax messages on WhatsApp fueled deadly mob violence in India, the Facebook-owned messaging platform published full-page advertisements in prominent English and Hindi language newspapers advising users on how to spot misinformation.The advertisements are the first measure taken by the social media company to raise awareness about fake messages, following a warning by the Indian government that it needs to take immediate action to curb the spread of false information. …
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Tue, 07/10/2018 - 11:02
Senior citizens - adults 65 and older - will outnumber children in the United States for the first time by 2035, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.As their number increases, the demand for elder care is also growing. For the past 12 years, SenCura has been providing non-medical in-home care for this segment of the population in Northern Virginia.Company founder Cliff Glier says its services "include things as bathing, dressing, companionship, meal planning and prep…
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Tue, 07/10/2018 - 01:38
FILE - Signage is seen inside the YouTube Space LA offices in Los Angeles, California, Oct. 21, 2015.
Google's YouTube says it is taking several steps to ensure the veracity of news on its service by cracking down on misinformation and supporting news organizations.   The company said Monday it will make "authoritative" news sources more prominent, especially in the wake of breaking news events when misinformation can spread quickly.   At such times, YouTube will begin showing users short text previews of news stories in video…
FILE - The Twitter application is seen on a phone screen.
Twitter shares tumbled Monday on concerns the social media's efforts to crack down on fake accounts would affect its user base, and potentially its finances. At 1810 GMT, shares of the social media company were down 6.0 percent at $43.89 after earlier shedding almost 10 percent. The decline follows a report late Friday in the Washington Post that described how Twitter's greater scrutiny of user data had resulted in more than 70 million account…
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Mon, 07/09/2018 - 15:15
Robots and other technologies were on display at CES, the world's largest consumer electronics show held in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 9-12.
Citing national security concerns, Pentagon, lawmakers scrutinize foreign investors backing US artificial intelligence, robotics and other key technology projects
Michelle Quinn
Sun, 07/08/2018 - 18:00
Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, D-LA, second from right, speaks at a news conference at the state Capitol as Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, from left, Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-LA, and Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, listen in Sacramento, California,
Key California lawmakers said Thursday they've reached an agreement on legislation to enshrine net neutrality provisions in state law after the Federal Communications Commission dumped rules requiring an equal playing field on the internet. California's bill is one of the nation's most aggressive efforts to continue net neutrality, and the deal comes after a bitter fight among Democrats over how far the state should go. Democratic Sen. Scott Wiener,…
FILE - U.S. Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain of Arizona listens as he is introduced at a campaign rally in Fayetteville, N.C., Oct. 28, 2008.
New scientific discoveries are helping people with brain cancer live longer
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Thu, 07/05/2018 - 13:44
An employee works at Yandex headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Dec. 2, 2014.
Russian Internet company Yandex says that its public search engine has been turning up dozens of Google documents that appear meant for private use, suggesting there may have been a data breach