- Tech/Social Media
- 2018-08-17 09:46:05Z
Hundreds of Google employees have signed a protest letter over the company's reported work on a censor-friendly search engine to get back into China, The New York Times said Thursday. The employees are demanding more transparency so they can understand the moral implications of their work, said the Times, which obtained a copy of the letter. Employee anger flared with a report this month in The Intercept that Google is secretly building a search engine that will filter content banned in China and thus meet Beijing's tough censorship rules.
Serena Williams has revealed that her coach told her to stop breastfeeding to improve her tennis, saying the advice was "hard to take from a guy". The tennis champion described how she chose to nurse her daughter for her first eight months - despite believing it was harming her return to peak physical form. However, it became a sore point between the player and her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, who told her tennis would have to be "priority number one" if she wished to be successful. The player said when she arrived in France for the clay court training earlier this year, Mouratoglou told her she should stop breastfeeding for the sake of her performance. "It's absolutely...
Walmart shares surged 10.2 percent, the most on the S&P 500, after the retailer said U.S. comparable sales grew the most in a decade and posted strong e-commerce sales. The S&P retailers index gained 0.81 percent. All of the 11 major S&P sectors were higher, with technology stocks up 0.92 percent.
Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin tweeted out a photo of what appeared to be a job offer from Google earlier this year. Many speculated that Google was attempting to hire Buterin for a secret cryptocurrency project. In May, the founder of cryptocurrency project Etherum, Vitalik Buterin, asked on
A Pentagon spokesman said in an email to CNBC that the Defense Department expects to make an announcement soon, but he would not comment further. The parade is slated for Nov. 10 in Washington, D.C.
The 'Squawk Box' team discusses a librarian who used public money to purchase a variety of gift cards to make purchases in the video game, 'Game of War'.
Atlantia, the company behind the motorway bridge that collapsed in the port city of Genoa this week, has warned its investors to prepare for it losing valuable contracts, wiping more than €5bn (£4.5bn) from its value. The Italian-Spanish infrastructure company is the majority owner of Autostrade, a major
Jim Cramer sits down with Sen. Elizabeth Warren to discuss her new bill, the Accountable Capitalism Act, introduced on Wednesday. The bill would require large corporations to consider the interests of all major stakeholders in company decisions. Warren...
"I've gotta finally treat myself," NFL veteran Rob Gronkowski realized. "It's been eight years."
A wrong-way driver is dead following a crash involving four vehicles in Lenexa, Kansas early Wednesday morning.
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. shares have fully recovered from a downward spiral that started last summer and bottomed out in February, and Wall Street analysts are taking note. The average price target among analysts tracked by Bloomberg has risen 46 percent since mid-April, struggling to keep pace with
Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for the ongoing toxic red tide bloom. The algae bloom is largely responsible for the deaths of tons of marine life on the state's west coast.
Constellation was among the first major alcohol producers to invest in marijuana production when it pumped nearly $200 million into Canopy last year but the latest announcement makes it by far the biggest investment in the industry. Canada, where 4.4 million people reported using the drug in the first
A long-promised integration between the Amazon Alexa voice assistant, and Microsoft's Cortana, has finally come to life after a year of waiting. Cortana has integrations with Microsoft Outlook for e-mail and calendaring that Alexa and other similar assistants don't.
Firefighters with sniffer dogs were working through the night to try to find survivors beneath the rubble of a giant bridge that collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa. At least 35 people, including a child, died in the disaster, which happened as the city was lashed by an intense thunderstorm, but the toll was expected to rise. Officials said 15 people were injured and 10 of them were in a critical condition. Four people were pulled alive from the rubble. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte called it "an immense tragedy ... inconceivable in a modern system like ours, a modern country." Dozens of cars and trucks plunged 150ft to the ground after the elevated motorway suddenly...
Two of the phones could get Apple Pencil support, according to the report. A new set of iPhone predictions is out from TrendForce, a market research firm focusing on computer components like DRAM and NAND Flash. TrendForce believes Apple is preparing three new iPhone models for a launch this year,
Fox News contributor Deroy Murdock and Democratic strategist Howard Franklin on how former Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman claimed that she heard a tape of President Trump using the N-word.
U.S. stocks rose in a broad rally on Tuesday after four straight days of losses on a strong set of earnings from retailers and as bank stocks rebounded after the Turkish lira snapped a three-week slide. ...
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A driver has been arrested on suspicion of terror offences after a car collided with cyclists and pedestrians before crashing into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament today. The man, in his late 20s, is being held in custody at a south London police station after armed officers swarmed the scene following the suspected terror attack just before 7.40am. This kind of event has become worryingly common in Europe in recent years, with hundreds of people killed and injured in vehicle attacks since 2016. Cars and vans are easy to obtain, and pedestrians in crowded streets are vulnerable targets. Many of these attacks - often known as rampage attacks or ramming attacks - have been...
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President Donald Trump appeared to make a startling admission during Monday's
A modular design philosophy will allow Ford to better address customers' preferences, while simplifying the product design process and unlocking huge material cost savings.
Love conquers all - and that includes storms. Jobel Delos Angeles didn't let heavy rain and flooding interfere with her wedding to her partner of seven years and father of her two children on Saturday. Instead, Jobel and her husband Jeff embraced it. The Philippines is currently in the midst of Monsoon season, bringing heavy rains and flooding to Manila and its many neighboring areas including Bulacan, where Delos Angeles lives, according to Channel News Asia. The rains flooded the church where the two wet slated to have their wedding, but despite the inclement weather, Delos Angeles was delighted to go through with her nuptials. SEE ALSO: Dramatic photos show the devastating...
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It appears that financing may not have been secured. What happens now?
The Iranian economy is in tatters, the Iranian Rial has collapsed to record lows against the U.S Dollar, most of the collapse coming through the summer over the planned roll-out of sanctions in August and inflation is sky high as once optimistic businesses face the prospects of another eternity in the
The 47-year-old investor and engineer stunned financial markets on Tuesday when he said on Twitter that he was considering a take-private deal for Tesla, an auto manufacturing pioneer that developed the world's first luxury all-electric sedan car. Beyond amassing a stake of just below 5 percent
Facebook's moat took a hit, but was it enough to give Netflix the nod?
SEATAC, Wash. (AP) - Investigators worked to find out how a "suicidal" airline employee stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound after being chased by military jets that were quickly scrambled
One year after blaming "both sides" for violent clashes between white supremacists and counterprotesters, President Donald Trump stills flirts with racially tinged rhetoric - and feels little blowback from Republican leaders or GOP voters when he does. Black leaders and Democrats argue Trump
Fox News Channel's Laura Ingraham is disavowing the support of white nationalists and claims her views about the nation's demographic changes have been distorted, although that hasn't quieted critics who see bigotry in her words. Ingraham said on Wednesday that "in major parts of the
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed recent U.S. sanctions against Moscow and challenges in Syria's war in a phone call with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, on Friday, a State Department spokeswoman said. "Secretary Pompeo reiterated that the United States seeks an improved
The toddler allegedly died after being released from an immigration detention center in South Texas.
Even though the industry giant's stock price seems to have halted its slide, the company isn't out of the woods.
A father and son have been charged with several crimes after they allegedly
Asian stock markets fell on Friday amid heightened global trade tensions, while currency markets were whipsawed by a searing selloff in Russia's rouble after the United States slapped new sanctions, and as economic worries sent the Turkish lira tumbling. The rouble slid to its lowest level since
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Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer said Wednesday that an
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CHICAGO (AP) - Children's advocates want the American Psychological Association to condemn the tech industry's practice of using persuasive psychological techniques to keep kids glued to their screens.
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It appears that China's war against Winnie the Pooh rages on.
President Donald Trump on Sunday said the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting
A Walmart cashier stepped in to help pamper a woman with cerebral palsy who was turned away from a nail salon in Michigan.
A scientific study says that the global warming target reached at the 2015 Paris climate agreement may not stop a domino effect from moving the Earth well beyond it, into catastrophic scenarios. Matthew Larotonda reports
Shares of Disney (DIS) surged to a new high Monday one day before the entertainment conglomerate is set to release its fiscal third quarter financial results. The climb could signal that investors expect good things from Disney, so let's see if DIS stock looks worth buying ahead of its quarterly