A group of students at the University of California, Berkeley are building digital tools to assist journalists, investigators, and human rights workers combat terrorism and other global violence.
Facebook has hired a leading roboticist to develop artificial intelligence technology that uses fewer data and more common sense – a change that may be able to help AI adapt to the unpredictable nature of real life, experts say.
President Trump's administration is poised to increase tariffs for Chinese goods on Friday. But instead of hurting the Chinese tech economy, the trade riff could create an opportunity for China to move away from its dependance on American-made tech products and develop its own.
Under the law, consumers can ask companies to delete or not sell their personal information. The move – similar to EU privacy regulations – comes after large data breaches in recent years, most prominently Cambridge Analytica's harvesting of Facebook data.
Orlando International Airport will employ face scanners for passengers on arriving and departing international flights, a move that airport authorities claim will speed up customs, while privacy advocates worry about the lack of formal rules in place for the data from the scans.
Morgan Hurd competes on the balance beam at the US Gymnastics Championships on Aug. 19, in Boston.
When law enforcement agencies are short-staffed or underfunded, it can be difficult to catch human traffickers through the dark web. That's why hackers are working to fill in the gaps, despite lingering skepticism about vigilantism.
The transit system is expected to be completed in three years and whisk riders from O'Hare airport to downtown in just 12 minutes. While some argue it could stimulate job growth, others claim it places the interests of billionaires ahead of neighborhoods and taxpayers.
Japan wants to develop the crucial technology quickly to ensure driverless car ubiquity by 2020, the year of the Tokyo Olympics.
A new pilot program aims to inform future federal regulations on commercial drones.
Several privacy advocate organizations have penned a letter to Amazon, asking the corporation to stop marketing new facial recognition software to police stations. The group argues that the powerful technology equates to government surveillance.
With Facebook and Google restricting or banning ads, groups on both sides of the highly emotionally charged campaign have had to adjust their strategies and expressed frustration at the ability of foreign-based tech firms to make important decisions about appropriate content.