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Uber releases safety report revealing 5,981 incidents of sexual assault
Uber released its highly-anticipated safety report on Thursday revealing, among other details, that it received 5,981 reports of sexual assault in 2017 and 2018.
Amazon will open a new office in New York City by 2021
Amazon may have killed its plan for a second headquarters in New York, but it still wants in on the city's tech talent.
This tool helps influencers fight back when their content is stolen
A photo of social media influencer Chelsie Petras recently appeared in an Instagram ad for a subscription-box service. There was just one problem: the brand didn't ask her permission to be in the ad.
Amazon now has 3 women on its senior leadership team -- and 19 men
Amazon just tripled the number of women on its senior leadership team, which works closely with CEO Jeff Bezos. But they're still outnumbered six-to-one by men.
SoftBank's Masa Son still trusts his gut and isn't done splashing billions on 'crazy' entrepreneurs
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son is reminding critics of that other time he poured billions of dollars into a crazy entrepreneur -- Alibaba founder Jack Ma -- after meeting him for just a few minutes.
Toxic air and gridlock: India's tech cities are choking on their success
Like thousands of others, Megha Mathur moved to the Indian city of Gurgaon for a coveted job in tech. She soon realized she wouldn't be able to live there very long. The pollution was so bad she had to check an air quality app on her phone several times a day to see whether it was safe to go outside without a mask.
Apple says it isn't tracking your phone if location sharing is turned off
Apple's newer iPhones, including the iPhone 11 Pro, are its first to feature what's known as ultra wideband technology. It gives the phones "spatial awareness," enabling them to locate other devices with the same technology.
Spotify Wrapped reveals your top songs and favorite artists of the year — and the decade
Whatever your guilty pleasure, Spotify Wrapped 2019 is giving music-lovers an overview of their listening habits — both from the past year and the last decade.
Homeland Security drops plan to use facial recognition on traveling US citizens
UPDATE: US Customs and Border Protection, which is overseen by the Department of Homeland Security, said Thursday that it is no longer seeking a regulation change that would have enabled it to use facial-recognition technology to identify all people entering and leaving the United States, including US citizens. The change follows CBP consultation with Congress and privacy experts.
Nancy Pelosi wants to scrap legal protections for Big Tech in new trade agreement
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is working to strip key legal protections from tech companies under a long-awaited trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.
SpaceX launches genetically enhanced 'mighty mice' to the International Space Station
Elon Musk's rocket company, SpaceX, launched a spacecraft loaded with 5,700 pounds of supplies — including a group of genetically enhanced 'mighty mice' — to the International Space Station on Thursday.
How AI is helping spot wildfires faster
As wildfire season raged in California this fall, a startup a few states away used artificial intelligence to pinpoint the location of blazes there within minutes — in some cases far faster than these fires might otherwise be noticed by firefighters or civilians.
YouTube reveals its most-watched UK videos of 2019
YouTube has revealed the videos most popular with the UK public in 2019.
How Fortnite changed Nintendo and GameStop forever
In the age of "Fortnite," video game companies have to make changes to the way they market and sell games.
Huawei sues US government over new FCC restrictions
Embattled Chinese tech company Huawei has filed a lawsuit over new restrictions from the US Federal Communications Commission that further limits what little business it has left in the United States.
Civil rights groups invited to Zuckerberg's home slam Facebook's 'lackluster response'
Facebook's policies on political ads are being criticized yet again, with several civil rights leaders recently invited to CEO Mark Zuckerberg's home slamming what they say is a "lackluster response" to their concerns.
A Facebook rumor about white vans is spreading fear across America
Terrifying rumors initially propelled by Facebook's algorithms have sparked fears that men driving white vans are kidnapping women all across the United States for sex trafficking and to sell their body parts. While there is no evidence to suggest this is happening, much less on a national, coordinated scale, a series of viral Facebook posts created a domino effect that led to the mayor of a major American city issuing a warning based on the unsubstantiated claims.
Amazon's cloud chief says Pentagon's contract decision is 'dangerous and risky'
The head of Amazon's cloud business is getting publicly involved in the company's fight over a $10 billion contract to supply cloud services to the Department of Defense.
Lyft has been hit with more driver rape, sexual assault allegations
Twenty more people are suing Lyft over alleged sexual assault, sexual misconduct or rape by drivers while using its service.
Federal judge disqualifies Huawei's lawyer
A federal judge has disqualified a Huawei lawyer representing the Chinese tech company in its defense against charges of alleged bank fraud and American sanctions violations.