Category: Technology

Facebook opens 2nd office combating hate speech in Germany

Interested in Facebook? Add Facebook as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Facebook news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Facebook Add Interest Facebook is adding 500 more contractors in Germany to review content posted to the social media site, after a new law came into force targeting online hate speech. […]

Wolves’ return to Oregon brings conflict and opportunity

Wolves were once so plentiful in the abundant forests that would become Oregon that the earliest settlers gathered from far and wide to discuss how to kill them. Those “wolf meetings” in the 1840s, spawned by a common interest, eventually led to the formation of the Oregon territory, the precursor for statehood in 1859. Today, […]

AP Explains: What the Uber data breach is all about

When Uber paid a $100,000 ransom so that hackers who broke into its data warehouse would destroy the personal information they stole, it allowed the ride-sharing company to keep a massive breach of 57 million user and driver accounts secret for nearly a year. Now that secret decision could come to haunt Uber. State and […]

Trappers ask court to throw out lawsuit over US fur exports

Fur trappers are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from wildlife advocates who want to block the export of bobcat pelts from the United States. Attorneys for trapping organizations said in recent court filings that the lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service infringes on the authority of state and tribal […]

What happens once ‘net neutrality’ rules bite the dust?

The Federal Communications Commission formally released a draft of its plan to kill net-neutrality rules , which equalized access to the internet and prevented broadband providers from favoring their own apps and services. Now the question is: What comes next? “RADICAL DEPARTURE” The FCC’s move will allow companies like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to charge […]

FCC stonewalling probe of ‘massive’ fake net neutrality comments scheme: NY AG

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released an open letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, accusing the agency of stonewalling his office’s investigation into what he called a “massive scheme” to inundate the FCC’s public net neutrality review process with fake comments. “The process the FCC has employed to consider potentially sweeping alterations […]

Politics or policy? Behind the dispute over AT&T-Time Warner

AT&T is vowing to fight the U.S. government to save its $85 billion bid for Time Warner, after the Justice Department sued to block the deal on grounds it could hike television bills and hamper innovation. The government’s objections have raised red flags for those who worry that the White House is using the merger-review […]