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US regulators target Facebook on discriminatory…

Federal regulators have served Facebook with a complaint alleging the company's advertising tools allow landlords and real estate brokers to engage in housing discrimination

Privacy group tells FTC Google tracking violated…

A privacy group that lobbied the Federal Trade Commission to take action on Google nearly a decade ago says in a letter to the FTC that Google has violated the terms of a 2011 settlement because of practices exposed in an Associated Press report this week

Want to Delete Facebook? Here's How

Mashable lays out how to delete Facebook. Elizabeth Keatinge has more.

HUD Accuses Facebook Of Discriminatory Housing Ads

It alleges Facebook allowed housing ads to discriminate based on things like gender, disability, religion and physical location.

After Confessional Interview, Tesla Stock Slides

Elon Musk got a lot off his chest in a tearful interview with the New York Times , but Tesla investors apparently weren't feeling very sympathetic on Friday. The stock fell 8% in the wake of the interview in which he detailed "the most difficult and painful year" of his career,...

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1.4K Google Workers on Secret China App: 'Urgent…

There had already been rumblings of Google employees who'd complained or defected from the company altogether to avoid having to work on a censorship-friendly search app reportedly being made for China. Now about 1,400 employees who are still there have banded together in a more cohesive way, penning a...

Teen Hacks Apple, Has Excellent Folder Name

A 16-year-old kid in Australia managed to hack into Apple's computer systems multiple times over the course of a year and steal secure data, and the best part of the story is the name of the folder in which he saved instructions and stolen files on his laptop: "hacky hack...

Phone Home! NASA is Hoping Music Will Wake up Its…

The Opportunity rover has gone silent after being engulfed in one of the worst dust storms ever observed on Mars. Tony Spitz has the details.

More than 1,000 Google workers protest censored…

Some Google employees are upset with the company's secretive plan to build a search engine that would comply with Chinese censorship, and a letter sent to management calls on executives to conduct a review of ethics and transparency at the company

Kroger rolls out driverless cars for grocery…

Kroger initiates testing of driverless grocery deliveries in Arizona

APNewsBreak: Google clarifies location-tracking…

Google clarifies that it tracks users who disable location history, but hasn't changed policy

US and Chile agree to cooperate on cyber security

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his Chilean counterpart signed an agreement pledging closer cooperation in combating cyber threats

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Tesla 'Whistleblower' Airs Alleged Evidence on…

A former Tesla technician continues to cause headaches for CEO Elon Musk. "Are you ready?" Martin Tripp tweeted Wednesday before unleashing internal documents and photos he alleges show scrap piles, "bent" cooling tubes, and "reworked" M3 battery modules at Tesla's battery factory in Nevada, backing his claims of dangerous practices,...

After Alex Jones timeout, Twitter CEO mulls…

Twitter first gave conspiratorialist Alex Jones a brief time out; then its CEO floated the ideas of deeper changes that might limit the spread of misinformation

Report: SEC subpoenas Tesla about CEO's buyout plans

The Wall Street Journal is reporting the government regulators have subpoenaed Tesla as they dig deeper into CEO Elon Musk's recent disclosure about a potential buyout of the electric car maker

Girl, 6, Spends $350 on Toys Using Mom's Amazon…

A 6-year-old Utah girl gained viral fame over the weekend after her cousin tweeted a photo of little Caitlin standing next to a stack of Amazon boxes bigger than she is—packages full of toys Caitlin ordered for herself, unbeknownst to her family, who found out only when they were...

Musk's Tweet Gets Tesla an SEC Subpoena, Sources…

There were rumblings that the SEC wanted to talk to Elon Musk about his tweet saying he was considering taking Tesla private and had "funding secured." Now, sources tell Fox Business Network , the San Francisco office of the SEC has indeed subpoenaed Tesla and the investigation is a "formal" one....

Shipwreck Packed With Gold May Be a Convoluted…

It sounded too good to be true. Now, officials say it really might have been. In mid-July, the South Korea-based Shinil Group announced that it had discovered the wreck of the Russian Imperial Navy cruiser Dmitrii Donskoi and that the 200 tons of gold it was carrying when it sank...

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Alex Jones Called for 'Battle Rifles.' Twitter…

The Twitter-Alex Jones saga continues. "We'll enforce [our rules]" if Jones breaks them, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey promised last week amid backlash on why the conspiracy theorist accused of hate speech is still afforded a platform on Dorsey's site, and it appears Twitter has followed through. The Verge reports Jones'...

One US City Will Now Scan Its Subway Commuters

All humans emit body waves, but if they're concealing an object under their clothes, that object blocks the waves—exactly what the Transportation Security Administration is banking on with the installation of the country's first body scanners in a transit agency. The subway system getting the first crack at these...