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Today β€” September 20th 2018Technology

Equifax hit with UK fine after huge data hack

Regulator cites failure to address IT problems after attack last year

  • September 20th 2018 at 01:12

Facebook expands fake election news fight, but falsehoods still rampant

Facebook Inc on Wednesday said it would team with two U.S. non-profits to slow the global spread of misinformation that could influence elections, acknowledging that fake news sites were still read by millions.

Tech We’re Using: Windows on How Cities Change Can Be All Too Captivating


Technology is crowding curbs with ride hailers and keeping homeowners fixated on housing values. Here are the tools that Emily Badger, a writer for The Upshot, uses to analyze the ripple effects.

Yesterday β€” September 19th 2018Technology

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase hires chief legal officer from Fannie Mae

Coinbase has hired finance executive Brian Brooks as chief legal officer, it said on Wednesday, as the cryptocurrency exchange grows its compliance and government affairs capabilities amid intensifying regulatory scrutiny of the nascent market.

Tech Giant Apple Spared Financial Pain In Latest Round Of Tariffs On China

By Alina Selyukh

With the trade tensions on the rise again, Apple has a lot at stake, with its money-making iPhone assembled completely in China. So far, the tech darling has managed to navigate the dispute unscathed.

  • September 19th 2018 at 22:21

Alibaba’s Ma abandons pledge to create 1m US jobs

Chairman says promise to Trump ‘cannot be fulfilled’ as China trade tensions escalate

  • September 19th 2018 at 22:16

Tencent/music: song contest

Touted partnership with Spotify could yet turn into rivalry

  • September 19th 2018 at 21:28

Amazon considering opening up to 3,000 cashierless stores by 2021: Bbg

Amazon.com Inc is considering a plan to open as many as 3,000 new Amazon Go cashierless stores in the next few years, Bloomberg reported https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-19/amazon-is-said-to-plan-up-to-3-000-cashierless-stores-by-2021 on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Trilobites: Elephant Tusk DNA Helps Track Ivory Poachers


Researchers are examining the genetic data in seized elephant ivory to trace it back to the animals’ homelands and connect it to global trafficking crimes.

A Wedding Ring With a Dirty Little Secret


They’re not as shiny as diamonds, but smog free rings are considered sustainable and ethical — and they’re also much more affordable.

Inside Facebook’s Election β€˜War Room’


Seven weeks before the midterm elections, the social network is setting up a central hub to root out disinformation and false news. We visited the operation.

The Big Secret of Celebrity Wealth (Is That No One Knows Anything)


Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine and Chris Pratt are cumulatively worth $150 million, according to your Google results. Are they really?

Facebook yet to comply with EU consumer rules, Airbnb in line: EU sources

Facebook may face sanctions because it has yet to comply with EU consumer rules while Airbnb has made the necessary changes in response to regulatory demands, EU sources said on Wednesday.

Do IVF And Other Infertility Tech Lead To Health Risks For The Baby? Maybe

By Mara Gordon
A Swiss study tracking the health of a group of children conceived via assisted reproductive technology found that a surprising number developed premature aging of their blood vessels. Now in their teens, 15 percent have hypertension.

A small study of teens who were conceived via assisted reproductive technology finds a significant number already have hypertension and premature "age-related changes" in their blood vessels.

(Image credit: Steve Debenport/Getty Images)

  • September 19th 2018 at 18:25

iPhone XS and XS Max review: Apple's latest are the best yet. But do you need them?

Buying an updated iPhone is like getting a new Ferrari -- you'll find a faster engine, a new coat of paint, and a few new bells and whistles, but beneath all that it's still basically the same car you could have bought last year.

  • September 19th 2018 at 19:25