The Chinese city of Guiyang said its facial-recognition software allows police to identify and arrest suspects in as little as two minutes. Cameras are placed in more than 10,000 public areas and send surveillance feeds to police in real-time, identifying individuals, their family members and where
Alexa Dell, the daughter of tech billionaire Michael Dell, is following in her father's footsteps working as a business consultant to tech startups. Born in Austin, Texas, Dell set out for Los Angeles instead of Silicon Valley to launch her career in tech. The tech elite are moving out of the San
Uber is "likely" not at fault in a crash by one of its self-driving cars that killed a 49-year-old woman, the local police chief has said. The accident, in Tempe, Arizona, is believed to be the first time an autonomous vehicle has killed a pedestrian. Police investigators have video footage
Ripcord founder Alex Fielding will step aside as CEO, taking a new role as Chief Product Officer. This follows an investigation into the company's culture, after a former employee alleged she was fired after reporting harassment and a toxic environment at the company. Ripcord says that its external
Facebook's Chief Information Security Officer Alex Stamos plans to leave the company in August, according to media reports. Stamos reportedly clashed with other executives at Facebook over how to handle the spread of misinformation on the platform. Stamos acknowledged in a tweet that his role had
Jeff Bezos made friends with a four-legged Boston Dynamics robot. Bezos is attending the invite-only MARS conference, which stands for Machine learning, home Automation, Robotics, and Space exploration.
A controversial cryptocurrency is becoming more and more popular among traders. Trading between Tether's USDT, a stable-coin that aims to trade at $1, is on the rise, according to new research by Morgan Stanley, the US investment bank.
An Uber self-driving car struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona, on Monday in the first known death of a pedestrian by an autonomous vehicle. Uber and other companies developing self-driving technology, like Waymo and General Motors, will have to more work to do to show that their autonomous vehicles
Channel 4 News secretly filmed Cambridge Analytica's CEO, Alexander Nix, offering to entrap politicians with bribes and sex workers. The bombshell investigation also shows Cambridge Analytica's executives acknowledging that it discreetly seeded compromising videos of politicians on the internet
Making good on years of promises, the company reported strong cloud growth, a vital area for the 40-year-old database company as it looks to catch up with more established cloud rivals at Amazon Web Services and Microsoft. Oracle reported $1.6 billion in revenue from its cloud services — which includes
Amazon's advertising business may be benefiting from social media content issues elsewhere, says Jefferies analyst Brent Thill. Amazon's ads won't be affected by questionable content found on social media. Amazon's e-commerce and digital ad synergy is a killer combination, Thill said
In addition to overseeing his media business, Michael Bloomberg has been a climate-related activist since leaving his role as New York City mayor. Bloomberg spoke at the CECP's CEO Investor Forum in February, dedicated to finding fixes to what its board considers to be toxic short-termism among
Sen. Ron Wyden wrote an open letter to Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg demanding answers. Wyden is a member of the Senate intelligence committee that is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 US election. Sen. Ron Wyden has issued an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was fired on March 16 — two days before his retirement. Now McCabe may not be able to receive his pension benefits for at least five years. A pension is a defined benefit retirement plan most commonly seen for US government employees, in which an employee contributes
A self-driving vehicle operated by Uber on Monday hit and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona. While proponents of self-driving technology say autonomous cars will be much safer than those driven by humans, they'll have to prove accidents involving self-driving cars are anomalies rather than signs
Japan has the oldest population in the world. Some senior citizens in Japan are intentionally committing petty crimes because they view life in jail as better than life outside, reports Bloomberg. Japan has the world's oldest population, with more than a quarter of its citizens aged 65 or older
Snap shares are down about 4% Monday as Facebook woes weigh on tech stocks. Over the weekend, news broke over that Cambridge Analytica, a political research company, had accessed 50 million Facebook user profiles illegitimately. "Investors are concerned about regulatory impacts on internet companies
Google parent Alphabet's stock price dropped close to 4% in trading Monday, part of a broader tech selloff led by Facebook. A political research firm with ties to President Donald Trump reportedly accessed 50 million Facebook user accounts without authorization. Facebook is under huge pressure
Global stock markets saw deep losses Monday in the wake of a report over the weekend that Facebook suffered a data breach. Facebook dropped as much as 8.1% on Monday, the biggest intraday decline since August 2015, dragging major indexes lower. Follow the Dow Jones industrial average in real time.
It's believed to be the first time an autonomous vehicle has killed a pedestrian. The victim has not yet been named by the Tempe Police Department. A woman in Arizona has died after being hit by a self-driving car operated by Uber in what is believed to be the first time a pedestrian has been killed
Wylie said Facebook knew in 2015 that it had gathered information, and asked Cambridge Analytica to delete the data, but never followed up to check if it did. Over the weekend, news broke that a data firm known Cambridge Analytica used Facebook to harvest 50 million user profiles illegitimately, which