Facebook still auto-generating Islamic State, al-Qaida pages
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the face of criticism that Facebook is not doing enough to combat extremist messaging, the company likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before it's reported.
Tech execs say they're acting faster on extremist content
WASHINGTON (AP) — Executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter told Congress on Wednesday that they've gotten better and faster at detecting and removing violent extremist content on their social media platforms in the face of mass shootings fueled by hatred.
Google ads: effective, a little frustrating, businesses say
NEW YORK (AP) — For many small business owners, Google is a necessary and successful way to advertise although it can also be expensive and frustrating.
Paris tests new bubble-shaped water taxi
PARIS (AP) — Paris is testing out a new form of travel: an eco-friendly bubble-shaped taxi that zips along the water up and down the Seine River.
Comcast tries to bolster streaming gadget by dropping fee
NEW YORK (AP) — As big entertainment companies prepare to launch new streaming services, Comcast is trying to bolster its Flex streaming TV device by giving it away.
Small business digital marketing: DIY or outsource?
NEW YORK (AP) — Marketing and advertising on the internet are an integral part of running a small business, one many owners handle themselves.
Facebook slashes price, size of Portal video call gadget
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is slashing the price and the size of the Portal, its screen and camera-equipped gadget for making video calls with friends and family as it attempts to get the device into more homes.
Facebook to name first oversight panel members by year-end
BOSTON (AP) — Facebook said Tuesday that it expects to name the first members of a new quasi-independent oversight board by year-end.
Gaming heavyweights raise $17M for new esports network
NEW YORK (AP) — A new venture backed by many of video gaming's biggest publishers is unveiling a network that hopes to be to esports what ESPN has been to traditional sports.
Researchers: AI surveillance is expanding worldwide
A growing number of countries are following China's lead in deploying artificial intelligence to track citizens, according to a research group's report published Tuesday.
Facebook to train AI systems using police video
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook will work with law enforcement organizations to train its artificial intelligence systems to recognize videos of violent events as part of a broader effort to crack down on extremism.
Apple awards $250 million to supplier of glass for iPhones
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Apple on Tuesday deepened its ties with a Kentucky manufacturing plant by awarding $250 million to support Corning Inc.'s continued work to develop glass for iPhones and other devices.
NBC's 'Peacock' to join the streaming fray in April
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast's NBCUniversal said Tuesday that its upcoming streaming service will be called Peacock, in an homage to NBC's logo.
Facing US ban, Huawei emerging as stronger tech competitor
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Long before President Donald Trump threatened to cut off Huawei's access to U.S. technology, the Chinese telecom equipment maker was pouring money into research that reduces its need for American suppliers.
Some CBD vapes contain street drug instead of the real thing
Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD. "It'll relax you," the friend assured. The vapor that Jenkins inhaled didn't relax him.
Yada yada yada: Netflix to air 'Seinfeld' starting in 2021
LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) — Move aside, "Friends" and "The Office." Netflix now has a new gem — a show about nothing. The company announced Monday it would start streaming all 180 episodes of "Seinfeld" in 2021, gaining a hugely popular addition to its library as the battle for viewers heats up.
Big global climate protests on Friday get union support
BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to join worldwide demonstrations this week ahead of a U.N. climate summit in New York, as unions and some businesses lend their support for faster action to fight climate change.
German industrial designer Luigi Colani dies at 91
BERLIN (AP) — Luigi Colani, a renowned German industrial designer, has died. He was 91. German news agency dpa reported that his partner, Yazhen Zha, confirmed that Colani died Monday in the southwestern town of Karlsruhe after a severe illness.
Germany's Merkel faces decisive week on climate protection
BERLIN (AP) — Germany faces a decisive week in its efforts to combat climate change, with Chancellor Angela Merkel pledging Saturday that Europe's biggest economy will find good solutions but her governing coalition still haggling over a long-promised policy package.
Estonia plans to restrict govt use of Huawei 5G technology
HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia, which is among Europe's most wired and technologically advanced nations, is set to restrict the use of equipment and technology from Chinese telecom giant Huawei in its government sector, citing security concerns and recommendations by the U.S., a key NATO ally.
Climate change protests hit Frankfurt as auto show opens
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Thousands of people are demonstrating in Frankfurt to demand more action against climate change as the German city's auto show opens to the public, with some cycling into the city along highways that were temporarily closed for the occasion.
Disney CEO departs Apple's board with video showdown looming
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger has stepped down from Apple's board of directors as the two companies prepare to launch competing video streaming services aimed at market leader Netflix.
Lawmakers ask 4 big tech companies for documents in probe
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers investigating the market dominance of Big Tech on Friday asked Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple for a broad range of documents, marking a step forward in Congress' bipartisan probe of the companies.
WeWork to list shares on Nasdaq, reduce CEO's voting power
NEW YORK (AP) — WeWork's parent company announced major changes in its corporate governance practices Friday as it revealed plans to list shares on the Nasdaq.
US Treasury sanctions 3 North Korean hacking groups
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three North Korean hacking groups suspected of perpetrating cyberattacks around the world were placed on a U.S.