Can Google's $1 Billion Real-Estate Pledge Put a Dent in the Bay Area's Housing Crisis?
The growth of the tech industry has put a high premium on available housing, and new construction isn't keeping up with need.
The FTC Is Fining Facebook Over Data Privacy Concerns. Users Don't Seem to Care.
The tech giant announced the $3-5 billion fine alongside an 8 percent annual usership increase.
Will Elizabeth Warren's Antitrust Plan to Break Up Big Tech Work?
The Democratic presidential hopeful has proposed dismantling Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon monopolies.
How Typos, Acronyms, and Code Words Are Making It Difficult to Monitor Hate Speech Online
Researchers have recently discovered that anyone can trick hate speech detectors with simple changes to their language.
Algorithms Are Biased. That Might Help Regulators End Discrimination, a New Paper Argues.
Algorithmic prejudices can create inequalities. But in doing so, they might help lawyers pinpoint discrimination where they could not in the past.
While Europe Cracks Down on Data Collection Practices, U.S. Consumers Remain as Vulnerable as Ever
Data-protection regulations in the E.U. require transparency in data mining. In the U.S. no such rules exist, but some states are working to change that.
Some of the Best Data on Human Behavior Is Privately Held by Social Media Companies
How can universities convince them to share that information?
Google Lets Addiction Treatment Ads Back Onto Its Search Results Pages
Google began notifying addiction treatment providers last week that they're allowed to buy ads on the search engine's results pages.
How Data Centers Could Hamper Denmark's Climate Goals
A Danish government memorandum suggests that the country's carbon emissions are due to rise sharply, by as much as 10 percent between now and 2030.
How an Innovative Night Imaging System Could Help Curb Illegal Fishing
Global Fishing Watch, a non-profit group, is using new technology to fill in a major gap in its monitoring data.
The Head of the Federal Trade Commission Calls for Stiffer Enforcement for Tech Giants
Rohit Chopra, the newly installed commissioner of the FTC, is moving for a tougher stance from the watchdog group to push back against Trump's deregulatory agenda.
Can Google Finally Create a Successful 'Smart City'?
Many have attempted, and failed, to integrate technology into urban planning. and now Sidewalk Labs is trying it again in Toronto.
How We Give Online Advertisers the Tools to Manipulate Us
New research shows the effectiveness of aligning ads with a potential customer’s easily identified personality traits.
What Google Bros Have in Common With Medieval Beer Bros
The exclusion of women from coding fits perfectly into centuries of labor history.