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Twitter Tackles Violent Upsurge Against Women in Lockdown

Twitter Tackles Violent Upsurge Against Women in Lockdown

 Twitter has launched a new prompt to fight gender-based violence in response to a surge in sexual assaults and domestic...

Boston Approves Ban on Facial Recognition Technology

Boston Approves Ban on Facial Recognition Technology

The Boston City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to pass a ban on the use of facial recognition technology by city...

Google Tweaks Privacy Settings to Keep Less User Data

Google Tweaks Privacy Settings to Keep Less User Data

Google is tweaking its privacy settings to keep less data on new users by default.  The search giant said that...

For Silicon Valley, a Worker Pipeline Cut Off  

For Silicon Valley, a Worker Pipeline Cut Off  

Tech executives said Monday they were disappointed in the Trump administration’s decision to temporarily ban an array of work visas, including those used by the technology industry....

Trump vs. Twitter: The Debate Over Free Speech, Censorship in Social Media

Trump vs. Twitter: The Debate Over Free Speech, Censorship in Social Media

Twitter has been important in burnishing the image President Donald Trump wants to portray of a brash straight-talking politician, but...

Trump vs. Twitter: The Debate Over Free Speech and Censorship in Social Media

Trump vs. Twitter: The Debate Over Free Speech and Censorship in Social Media

Twitter has been important in burnishing the image President Donald Trump wants to portray of a brash straight-talking politician, but...

Police Use of Facial Recognition Technology Raises Alarm in Wake of George Floyd Death

Police Use of Facial Recognition Technology Raises Alarm in Wake of George Floyd Death

Activists want to ban police from using facial recognition — and now some big tech companies are scaling back cooperation...

Twitter Labels Trump’s Tweet as ‘Manipulated Media’

Twitter Labels Trump’s Tweet as ‘Manipulated Media’

Twitter Inc added a ‘manipulated media’ label on a video posted on U.S. President Donald Trump’s Twitter feed on Thursday...

Australia Says it Has Been Target of ‘State-Based’ Cyberattacks

Australia Says it Has Been Target of ‘State-Based’ Cyberattacks

A “sophisticated state-based cyber actor” has been attempting to hack a wide range of Australian organizations for months and had...

Social Media Companies Battle Evolving Threat Ahead of 2020 Election

Social Media Companies Battle Evolving Threat Ahead of 2020 Election

Top social media companies Google, Facebook and Twitter told U.S. lawmakers Thursday that foreign interference on their platforms has evolved...

COVID-19 Sparks Technology Innovation

COVID-19 Sparks Technology Innovation

Engineers at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, are developing new technology for health care workers on the front lines of...

Twitter Removes China-linked Accounts Spreading False News

Twitter Removes China-linked Accounts Spreading False News

Twitter has removed a vast network of accounts that it says is linked to the Chinese government and were pushing...