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Last Build Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:52:52 -0800
Microsoft, feds face off in court over customer privacy
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:33:37 -0800
The company argues that court orders for customer data often come with gag orders that Microsoft claims are a violation of customers’ privacy rights. The government contends Microsoft doesn’t have authority to sue on behalf of the customer.
The White House website is no longer available in Spanish
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:14:19 -0800
The site, which the Trump administration took over on Friday, no longer includes an option for translation into Spanish or another that gives information about access for disabled users that had existed under President Obama.
Judge rules Snapchat immune from distracted driver claim
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:57:03 -0800
GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) — A judge has dismissed claims against Snapchat that blamed the social media company’s “speed filter” for a highway crash. The judge said the Communications Decency Act provides the social media company with immunity. Snapchat attorney Mark Trigg told The Associated Press Monday in an emailed statement that the “the judge’s ruling […]
Sprint is buying a 33 percent stake in Tidal
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 06:20:03 -0800
NEW YORK (AP) — Sprint is buying a 33 percent stake of the Tidal, the music streaming service owned by artists like Jay-Z, Madonna and Kanye West. Financial terms were not disclosed. Tidal has a more than 42.5 million song catalog and 140,000 videos. It’s available in more than 52 countries. The partnership will include […]
Apana makes sure companies don’t waste water
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 20:45:26 -0800
The Bellingham company aims to be a “security company for water,” offering technology alerting its business customers to leaks and other problems in their systems.
Local techies launch fact-focused Trump wiki site
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:00:00 -0800
The crew of developers and writers behind Presterity.org aims to document the Trump administration. Also, local financial advisers predict the Dow Jones industrial average will rise modestly in 2017; and Expedia wires up users to monitor emotions as they book travel.
Microsoft reportedly gearing up to cut 700 jobs
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:15:05 -0800
The expected layoffs fit an emerging pattern in which the company discloses job cuts near the end of a quarter or around the time of quarterly earnings reports.
Local activists in tech vow to resist Trump with data
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:57:20 -0800
The crew of some 30 developers and writers behind Presterity.org aims to compile a Wikipedia-like web portal documenting the Trump administration. “We are really focused on documenting the facts,” says co-founder Jan Miksovsky.
Amazon creates tech apprenticeship for veterans
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:31:48 -0800
Amazon.com and the U.S. Department of Labor have agreed to create a registered apprenticeship program to train veterans in the high-demand field of cloud computing from within the e-commerce titan’s fold.
US ends probe of Tesla fatal crash without seeking recall
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:51:02 -0800
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tesla Motors Inc. won’t face a recall or fine as a result of a fatal crash involving its Autopilot system, but U.S. safety regulators are warning auto manufacturers and drivers not to treat semiautonomous cars as if they were fully self-driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday it found that […]