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Amazon Brings Fitting Room Home with Prime Wardrobe

Amazon Brings Fitting Room Home with Prime Wardrobe

By Joseph Pisani | Apr 19
Prime Wardrobe, which sends a box of fashions to try before you pay, basically bringing the fitting room home. It ships up to eight items and users are charged for whatever they don't send back.

BuzzFeed Publishes Exposé on 'Gay Sex for Rent' Facebook Groups

BuzzFeed Publishes Exposé on 'Gay Sex for Rent' Facebook Groups

Apr 18
BuzzFeed is publishing a multi-part report exposé exploring the way in which Facebook allegedly facilitates landlords offering young men rooms in exchange for sex.

US, UK Say Russia Targets Internet Hardware for Espionage

US, UK Say Russia Targets Internet Hardware for Espionage

By Frank Bajak | Apr 18
Washington and London on Monday jointly accused the Russian government of maliciously targeting global internet equipment for political and economic espionage.

UK Academic Says Data Firm Helped Trump Campaign Spread Fear

UK Academic Says Data Firm Helped Trump Campaign Spread Fear

By Danica Kirka | Apr 18
A propaganda expert who has studied Cambridge Analytica says the company helped Donald Trump's presidential campaign use false statements and anti-Muslim messages to spread fear and resentment in swing states.

Web's Inventor Discusses Digital Monopolies, Privacy Threats

Web's Inventor Discusses Digital Monopolies, Privacy Threats

By Michael Liedtke | Apr 17
Tim Berners-Lee gave away the technology that he used to invent the World Wide Web, so it's not surprising that he's worried about the current state of the internet as Google, Facebook and Amazon become increasingly dominant in the digital world.

China's Weibo Site Backtracks on Gay Censorship After Outcry

China's Weibo Site Backtracks on Gay Censorship After Outcry

By Yanan Wang | Apr 17
One of China's top social networking sites announced Monday that it will no longer be censoring content related to gay issues after the plan triggered a loud public outcry.

Uber to Up Its Background Checks for Drivers

Uber to Up Its Background Checks for Drivers

By Tom Krisher | Apr 15
Uber will start doing annual criminal background checks on U.S. drivers and hire a company that constantly monitors criminal arrests as it tries to do a better job of keeping riders safe.

Steps for Small Businesses Worried by Facebook Scandal

Steps for Small Businesses Worried by Facebook Scandal

Apr 14
Small business owners who use Facebook to promote their services and reach customers may now be wondering how to reassure people and protect themselves amid the social network's most serious privacy scandal.

Farmers Use AI, High Tech Tools to Monitor Cows

Farmers Use AI, High Tech Tools to Monitor Cows

Apr 14
Is the world ready for cows armed with artificial intelligence? No time to ruminate on that because a Dutch company has married two technologies _ motion sensors and AI _ with the aim of bringing the barnyard into the 21st century.

How Facebook Ads Target You

How Facebook Ads Target You

By Barbara Ortutay | Apr 14
Targeting ads, it turns out, is almost infinitely customizable - sometimes in surprising ways.

California Offshore Oil Firms Hit with Nearly 400 Violations

California Offshore Oil Firms Hit with Nearly 400 Violations

By Brian Melley | Apr 13
Oil and gas companies drilling in state waters off Southern California violated regulations nearly 400 times in the past three years, according to a report being released Wednesday by an environmental group.

EU Wants Facebook's Zuckerberg to Testify over Data Scandal

EU Wants Facebook's Zuckerberg to Testify over Data Scandal

Apr 13
The European Union is calling on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify at the legislature of the 28-nation bloc about the widening data privacy scandal at his company.

Panel Tackles Works to Close Digital Divide

Panel Tackles Works to Close Digital Divide

By Susan Montoya Bryan | Apr 13
Two western senators are proposing to expand access to a $4 billion federal program that has allowed public schools and libraries throughout the U.S. to obtain high-speed internet at affordable rates as one way to close the digital divide.

Zuckerberg: Regulation 'Inevitable' for Social Media Firms

Zuckerberg: Regulation 'Inevitable' for Social Media Firms

By Mary Clare Jalonick and Barbara Ortutay | Apr 12
After two days of congressional testimony, what seemed clear was how little Congress seems to know about Facebook, much less what to do about it.

AP FACT CHECK: Facebook Doesn't Sell Data but Profits Off It

AP FACT CHECK: Facebook Doesn't Sell Data but Profits Off It

By Mae Anderson and Anick Jesdanun | Apr 12
Mark Zuckerberg insisted once again Tuesday that Facebook doesn't sell your data, calling it a common misconception people have about Facebook. Here's a look at his remarks.

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