In a refreshing bit of corporate benevolence, Pinterest has pulled open the curtain for the world to see just how much effort it’s putting into workplace equality.
Under the headline “Diversity and Inclusion at Pinterest,” the social-media darling’s Tracy Chou, a software engineer, blogs about her employer ...
You may soon be able to legally unlock your cell phone again.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a bill that would roll back a prohibition on unlocking that took effect early last year. Because the bill, formally known as Senate 517, has already passed the Senate, it will proceed on to the president, who is expected to ...
The nation’s (almost) top cop is mad as hell, and he’s not gonna take it anymore.
Outraged that Americans caught streaming pirated movies get a slap on the wrist while Americans downloading those same movies face time in the Big House, a high-level Department of Justice official is pushing Congress to do something about t ...
In case Silicon Valley’s venture pool wasn’t frothy enough for you, there’s a new VC firm in town.
PointGuard Ventures, started by VC veterans Krish Panu and Pete Thomas, announced on Thursday their new fund and first investment. The winner? Movius, an Atlanta-based company that sells wireless and landline voicemail services to teleco ...
Google reportedly granted more than 50 percent of the requests to remove links to information about individuals under Europe’s new “right to be forgotten” ruling.
The Wall Street Journal said that Google has told European regulators this, citing a person familiar with the matter.
Since late May, more than 90,000 indi ...
These things nowadays, they think they’re so smart.
• First, for all you smarty-shoes out there, what about kicks that can run Google Maps and vibrate when you need to turn? That’s right, you just follow your shoes. The Lechal smartshoes, made by an Indian startup, are expected to come in the fall. They’ll cost $100 ...
"I can't in good conscience allow the U.S. government to destroy privacy, Internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they're secretly building."
— Edward Snowden, a former CIA technician, has come Read More →
Echoing comments earlier in the day by Google CEO Larry Page, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Friday vehemently denied published claims that the FBI and National Security Agency were given access to his company's servers.
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MOUNTAIN VIEW – The U.S. government does not have either direct or “back door” access to the information Google collects on its users, Google CEO Larry Page wrote on the company’s blog Friday.
Page and Google’s chief legal officer, David Read More →
The U.S. government has acknowledged — with President Obama saying this morning in San Jose that it's all in the name of security — that its agencies are spying on Americans' phone calls and Internet communications in some Read More →
Welcome back to Elevator Pitch, a weekly Q&A that puts top Silicon Valley tech investors under the spotlight and gets them chatting about what kinds of deals they’re looking for — and the common pitfalls that can trap entrepreneurs.
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"I approach my journalism as a litigator. People say things, you assume they are lying, and dig for documents to prove it."
— Glenn Greenwald, who wrote this week's Guardian piece about the National Security Agency Read More →
San Jose-based TiVo said Friday it has settled its patent beef with Cisco Systems, Google's Motorola Mobility unit and Time Warner Cable.
Under the deal, TiVo said Google of Mountain View and San Jose-based Cisco will pay it a Read More →
eBay has pledged to blur the line between online and in-store shopping, and a new experiment in New York City offers shoppers a glimpse at what happens when those two worlds collide.
Starting on Saturday, shoppers will be able to select Read More →