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Senators grill social media companies over terrorist posts
Technology
Published in 17-1-2018
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NEW YORK (AP) Lawmakers grilled executives Facebook, Google's YouTube and Twitter on Wednesday about what the companies are doing to prevent terrorists from using their platforms to spread propaganda and recruit new followers. The Senate's commerce, science and transportation committee hearing comes amid growing government scrutiny over misuse of social media platforms and questions abo ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Bitcoin below $10,000; value halved since mid-December
Technology
Published in 17-1-2018
    450 Visits
NEW YORK (AP) Bitcoin fell below $10,000 Wednesday, extending a sell-off that has erased about half the digital currency's value in one month. Other digital currencies fell sharply as well. Bitcoin has slumped about 30 percent just this week as traders worry that regulators in South Korea will crack down on trading of digital currencies. The price of bitcoin fell 13 percent to $9,823 as of 1 ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Apple to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000 in $350B pledge
Technology
Published in 17-1-2018
    664 Visits
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. that will be partially financed by an upcoming windfall from the country's new tax law. The pledge announced Wednesday comes less than a month after Congress approved a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code championed by P ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Verizon pushes further into sports streaming with NBA deal
Technology
Published in 17-1-2018
    629 Visits
NEW YORK (AP) Yahoo users will be able to stream some basketball games for free under a new deal with the NBA. Verizon, which owns Yahoo, is hoping to use sports to build a digital ad business to rival Facebook and Google. The company now lets anyone watch NFL games on a mobile Yahoo app; before games were limited to Verizon customers. Other major tech companies including Facebook and Amazon are ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Senators grill social media companies over terrorist posts
Technology
Published in 17-1-2018
    314 Visits
NEW YORK (AP) Lawmakers grilled executives Facebook, Google's YouTube and Twitter on Wednesday about what the companies are doing to prevent terrorists from using their platforms to spread propaganda and recruit new followers. The Senate's commerce, science and transportation committee hearing comes amid growing government scrutiny over misuse of social media platforms and questions abo ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 17-1-2018
    98 Visits

According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Bitcoin below $10,000; value halved since mid-December
Technology
Published in 17-1-2018
    413 Visits
NEW YORK (AP) Bitcoin fell below $10,000 Wednesday, extending a sell-off that has erased about half the digital currency's value in one month. Other digital currencies fell sharply as well. Bitcoin has slumped about 30 percent just this week as traders worry that regulators in South Korea will crack down on trading of digital currencies. The price of bitcoin fell 13 percent to $9,823 as of 1 ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Apple to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000 in $350B pledge
Technology
Published in 17-1-2018
    603 Visits
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. that will be partially financed by an upcoming windfall from the country's new tax law. The pledge announced Wednesday comes less than a month after Congress approved a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code championed by P ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Verizon pushes further into sports streaming with NBA deal
Technology
Published in 17-1-2018
    376 Visits
NEW YORK (AP) Yahoo users will be able to stream some basketball games for free under a new deal with the NBA. Verizon, which owns Yahoo, is hoping to use sports to build a digital ad business to rival Facebook and Google. The company now lets anyone watch NFL games on a mobile Yahoo app; before games were limited to Verizon customers. Other major tech companies including Facebook and Amazon are ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 17-1-2018
    695 Visits

According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Las Vegas hotels bet on technology to attract, dazzle guests
Technology
Published in 10-1-2018
    82 Visits
LAS VEGAS (AP) It takes just minutes for a room service attendant to respond to a text message asking for a soda, bringing the Diet Coke on a tray with a glass of ice and lime wedges, no need for the modern hassle of placing a phone call. Thousands of guests at some of Las Vegas' casino-hotels also can get towels, food and toiletries delivered with just a few taps on their smartphone. It com ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
The Latest: Worries remain over major security flaw in chips
Technology
Published in 10-1-2018
    274 Visits
LAS VEGAS (AP) The Latest on the CES technology show in Las Vegas (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Tech leaders promoting new innovations at the CES gadget show can't get away from lingering questions about large-scale security flaws in the underlying computing platforms. The industry has been reeling since last week's disclosure of flaws affecting processing chips built by Intel and other ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
The Latest: Oil companies dispute climate lawsuit claims
Technology
Published in 10-1-2018
    529 Visits
NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on New York City's actions on oil investments, and lawsuit against oil companies over climate change (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Some of the oil companies being sued by New York City over claims they contributed to global warming are disputing the allegation. Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city will be seeking billions in the lawsuit to recoup money spent by the city ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Senate commerce leader confronts Apple about iPhone slowdown
Technology
Published in 10-1-2018
    164 Visits
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The chairman of the U.S. Senate's commerce committee wants Apple to lift the veil on its once-secret slowdown of older iPhones. Sen. John Thune, a South Dakota Republican, issued his request for more information in a letter sent Tuesday to Apple CEO Tim Cook. Among other things, Thune wants to know if Apple made any effort to notify its customers that its recent software u ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 10-1-2018
    892 Visits

According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com


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