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Published: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:33:49 GMT2018-04-19T19:33:49Z

 



Congress grilled Facebook, but now it needs to act | Editorial

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:33:49 GMT2018-04-19T19:33:49Z

As lawmakers struggled to understand how Facebook works, the social media giant's share price increased as investors quickly understood the hearings were likely going to result in what Shakespeare described as sound and fury signifying nothing.



When the daughter of a butcher leads a discussion on animal-free eating

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:09:38 GMT2018-04-19T19:09:38Z

The Good Food Institute, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that helps start-ups specializing in animal-free food and works to encourage more consumer interest in such alternative foods, held a panel discussion at the Wharton School in hopes of recruiting students to consider careers in an industry on the rise. A carnivore served as moderator.



From yogurt bacteria to fighting cancer: Franklin Institute honors gene-editing pioneer

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:02:07 GMT2018-04-19T17:02:07Z

Philippe Horvath is in Philadelphia this week to receive a $250,000 prize from the Franklin Institute for his bacterial discovery to develop a fast, inexpensive tool for editing genes.



How Apple's strategy is hobbling the HomePod

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:52:45 GMT2018-04-19T02:52:45Z

Some analysts say its old formula for success - going for the high end of the market and tightly controlling its ecosystem - has let it down.



Thousands of Android apps may be illegally tracking children, study finds

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 23:57:53 GMT2018-04-17T23:57:53Z

Some of the apps in question included Disney's "Where's My Water?," Gameloft's "Minion Rush," and Duolingo, the language-learning app.



The spotlight is on Facebook, but Google is also in the privacy hot seat

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:43:18 GMT2018-04-17T00:43:18Z

So far, Google has suffered fewer of the problems plaguing Facebook. But two years ago, Google altered its advertising business in a way that makes it more vulnerable to data-sharing scrutiny.



Facebook's (and tech's) other problem: lack of diversity | Opinion

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:37:17 GMT2018-04-16T12:37:17Z

Black and brown social media use is as high, if not higher, than white usage. In fact, according to Pew, the black social media audience uses Facebook more than the white audience



Reddit CEO says racism allowed, but not 'welcome,' on the site

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 21:29:03 GMT2018-04-13T21:29:03Z

Reddit has a history of allowing its users to say just about anything. Earlier this week, its CEO said racist language is just fine - officially giving license to the hatred that already lives on the site, which bills itself as the front page of the internet. Now he's backpedaling a bit.



The flip phone is the new protest statement

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 21:26:25 GMT2018-04-13T21:26:25Z

Exactly one year ago, Roman Cochet swapped his $500 iPhone 7 for a $30 LG flip phone. Overwhelmed by constant alerts, Cochet felt his time was disrupted, his creativity drained. His flip doesn't do email, Instagram, Facebook, Uber, or news alerts. The 30-year-old Parisian painter, who lives in Brooklyn, said he regrets nothing.



Facebook stores its data in this rural North Carolina town, where the privacy debate is just beginning to catch on

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 09:53:30 GMT2018-04-12T09:53:30Z

Residents are both creeped out by what they find and resigned to an online world where the loss of privacy is taken for granted.



Leaders at the world's most valuable company are downright bargains

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 20:48:06 GMT2018-04-11T20:48:06Z

Apple's cost of executive compensation as a fraction of economic profit was the lowest among companies whose bosses were the country's 200 best-paid in the most recent fiscal year.



Fingerprints, facial scans becoming more commonplace at airports

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 02:40:18 GMT2018-04-11T02:40:18Z

Recently, companies including Delta Air Lines have been gradually adding technology to streamline the process and replace IDs and boarding passes with fingerprints and facial scans.



Why those who have followed Facebook aren't sure Zuckerberg is sincere

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 14:45:34 GMT2018-04-10T14:45:34Z

Facebook is currently battling a lawsuit filed under the biometric law, and Bedoya said the amendment the Illinois Legislature will vote on would amount to a "clean gut" of the law's consumer protection provisions.



Safeguard Scientifics' rebel investors call for layoffs, selloffs and new bosses

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 17:52:22 GMT2018-04-09T17:52:22Z

The investors say Safeguard, in selloff mode, no longer needs a large staff. They say the firm should replace its board members, who have shown "a compete dearth of management experience."



Practice tech helps golfers - even Tiger Woods - find the range

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 20:07:09 GMT2018-04-04T20:07:09Z

A device called TrackMan - developed by three Danish golfers who in 2003 decided to use missile-tracking technology to track the launch and trajectory of a golf ball - has changed the way golfers swing.