As the fallout from the violence in Charlottesville continues, web services company Cloudfare announced yesterday it had terminated all services provided to the white supremacist site the Daily Stormer.
With President Trump’s Extreme Vetting policy in development, Peter Thiel’s data company Palantir stands to benefit big time, thanks to the Paypal-founder’s close relationship with the commander in chief. Is that the real reason behind Buzzfeed’s recent exposé on Thiel’s anti-Trump dinner chatter?
A leaked memo that was offered to Google higher-ups on the pretense of offering “suggestions” is creating uproar in the tech community about gender assumptions.
Cloud computing giant Salesforce announced another step made toward its goal of running 100 percent on clean power. The city is participating in a San Francisco city-wide renewables program.
Facebook is leading the way in a new initiative to address the lack of affordable housing in Silicon Valley. When it’s done, the tech giant expects to have more than 1,500 new housing units: It will have a community that hopefully will help connect the city and incentivize regional and state governments to upgrade the region’s transportation network.
Foxconn, one of the most important companies within Apple’s supply chain, is close to announcing the location of a brand new factory in the U.S.; Wisconsin is reportedly the favorite to land this $10 billion factory that could boast as many as 10,000 jobs.
How should social media companies like Facebook handle hate speech on their sites? According to the nonprofit journalism site ProPublica the criteria Facebook uses is amazingly complex. It’s also fallible, say critics, and unwittingly gives support to the kinds of comments it strives to police.
Wednesday’s doomsday scenarios got a lot of people to speak out in favor of net neutrality. But many speakers forgot to mention the greatest potential casualty to stripping away Title II protections for equal access to the internet: the companies that rely upon it to reach the consumer and grow their businesses.
HP has been working to stamp out illiteracy in India’s small and remote villages. This year the company will take the effort a step further, showing that today’s mobile technology can alleviate endemic poverty.
GM’s CEO Mary Barra announced last week that the automaker would donate $850,000 to four non-profits in order to boost the number of girls and young women studying STEM-related fields.
Net neutrality advocates are gearing up for a battle on July 12 that may well be a global megaphone. Amazon, Vimeo, Netflicks and a host of nonprofit organizations have promised to lend their websites and their voices to tell the FCC that net neutrality must stay in place.
Google’s culture of secrecy has gone too far, say employees. And some filed a lawsuit alleging that the tech giant ran afoul of California labor law.
Net neutrality fans are not taking this one lying down: Millions signed petitions and bombarded the FCC with comments after Thursday’s proposal to end equal Internet service rules.
Apple’s new Cupertino headquarters is chock full of bells and whistles. But some critics question why this forward-thinking company left out two things: daycare facilities and easy access to public transportation.