Lawsuit charges Google with discriminating against women in pay, promotions
Lawsuit charges Google with discriminating against women in pay, promotions
Rick Docksai - Sep 16, 2017
Three women ex-employees of Google are suing the company for what they say is bias against women in its hiring and salary decisions. The case is the latest in a series of lawsuits against tech companies over gender pay disparities.
Wikileaks offers fired Google Wikileaks offers fired Google "memo" employee a job
Lila Alexander - Aug 11, 2017
In his tweet, the Wikileaks founder stated clearly his opinion of Google's decision to terminate its employee: "Censorship is for losers.
Google engineer's Google engineer's "anti-diversity memo" sparks uproar
Leon Clarke - Aug 07, 2017
An anonymous Google engineer's 10-page manifesto against his company's diversity initiatives has sparked heated responses on social media and an official denunciation from Google leadership.
Facebook cybersecurity chief calls out sexual harassment at hacker forums Facebook cybersecurity chief calls out sexual harassment at hacker forums
Lila Alexander - Jul 30, 2017
At the 2016 DEF CON event, for example, women attendees heard male counterparts ask them to expose themselves. Other women at the 2012 DEF CON reported men grabbing them by their crotches.
Apple owes Ireland more than $15 billion in back taxes Apple owes Ireland more than $15 billion in back taxes
Paul Pate - Jul 25, 2017
The Irish government is setting up an escrow fund to facilitate the collection of an estimated 13 billion Euros--$15.2 billion—in back taxes from Apple Inc.
Conservationists lash out at plans to build natural-gas pipeline on scenic Appalachian trail Conservationists lash out at plans to build natural-gas pipeline on scenic Appalachian trail
Linda Mack - Jul 18, 2017
A natural gas developer has the blessing of Virginia's Democratic governor to build a 150-feet-wide pipeline along dozens of miles of Virginia's Appalachian Trail.
Lawsuit filed against President Trump for blocking followers on Twitter Lawsuit filed against President Trump for blocking followers on Twitter
Chad Young - Jul 14, 2017
The lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, names Trump, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
Russian hackers breached U.S. nuclear power-plant systems Russian hackers breached U.S. nuclear power-plant systems
Miriam Griffin - Jul 11, 2017
The report comes less than a day after President Trump and Russian President Putin said that they will form a joint cybersecurity working group.
Unprecedented heat waves force southwest U.S. to burn unprecedented levels of electricity Unprecedented heat waves force southwest U.S. to burn unprecedented levels of electricity
Joyce Clark - Jul 04, 2017
Power companies across the southwestern United States broke new records for power consumption last week as heat waves reaching as high as 119 degrees Fahrenheit descended on the region.
China ramps up battery production China ramps up battery production
Linda Mack - Jun 30, 2017
This production ramp-up will push China's share of global lithium-ion battery production to 65%, up from 55% today.
ESA space telescope will track down habitable planets ESA space telescope will track down habitable planets
Joyce Clark - Jun 24, 2017
Astronomers now know of more than 4,000 planets orbiting stars other than our sun, but they do not know for sure if any single one of them could hold life.
GOP data firm exposed voters' personal information on Internet GOP data firm exposed voters' personal information on Internet
Jose Jefferies - Jun 23, 2017
Deep Root mined 'deep' information about the way individual Americans would likely vote by collecting information about their perceived political preferences from social media.
Data breach exposes info of 62% of U.S. population Data breach exposes info of 62% of U.S. population
Kara Menard - Jun 23, 2017
A marketing firm accidentally blew open the personal data of nearly 200 million Americans, or around 62% if the entire U.S. population.
New robot has unusually good grip New robot has unusually good grip
Lila Alexander - Jun 21, 2017
University of California researchers have developed a robot that can figure out on the spot how to pick up an unfamiliar object with no pre-programming required.
Robotic vehicles would add $7 trillion to the global economy, says study Robotic vehicles would add $7 trillion to the global economy, says study
Kristy Douglas - Jun 04, 2017
The U.S. economy alone might gain $2 trillion, the analysts predict. Companies providing the self-driving vehicles will make big revenues.
Google AI bests the world's number-one human Go player Google AI bests the world's number-one human Go player
Vicky Webb - May 26, 2017
Twenty years after a supercomputer won a chess game against a human world champion, a Google-owned artificial-intelligence system has outdone the world's top human in the board game Go.
Wi-Fi signals can let hackers see into your house Wi-Fi signals can let hackers see into your house
Jason Spencer - May 10, 2017
The hack could also be used to locate people buried by avalanches or earthquakes.
Lockheed's fusion reactor in trouble Lockheed's fusion reactor in trouble
Tracy Williams - May 07, 2017
An updated technical report shows that the firm's reactor is 100 times larger than originally planned, and weighs a massive 2,000 tons.
Apple could be banned from importing iPhones to the U.S Apple could be banned from importing iPhones to the U.S
Billy Kirk - May 07, 2017
In the court filing, Apple said it had been overcharged billions of dollars through what it termed as Qualcomm's "illegal scheme."
North Korea could mark military birthday with missile test North Korea could mark military birthday with missile test
Ian Marsh - Apr 26, 2017
South Korea was bracing for a possible show of strength from North Korea to commemorate the 85th anniversary of the Korean People's Army on Tuesday.
Simulation done to see the response to nuclear attack Simulation done to see the response to nuclear attack
James Smith - Apr 21, 2017
US Scientists are conducting a massive computer simulation to work out how the city of New York would respond to a nuclear attack in the heart of Manhattan.
Music streaming revenues hit high record in the US Music streaming revenues hit high record in the US
Adam Widmer - Apr 01, 2017
According to figures released yesterday, this brought the industry its biggest growth in nearly twenty years.