Facebook, Google, Twitter sued by family of American killed in Nice terror attack

The complaint, filed in the northern district of California, argues that the three Silicon Valley-based companies “have knowingly and recklessly provided the terrorist group ISIS with accounts to use its social networks as a tool for spreading extremist propaganda, raising funds, and attracting new recruits.”

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Google mistreats conservative employees, California congressman says

A Republican congressman from California took to Twitter on Thursday, objecting to Google’s recent firing of an employee who criticized the tech giant’s left-leaning corporate culture.

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Russian Head of $4B Bitcoin Exchange Charged in Massive Money Laundering Scheme


A grand jury in the Northern District of California indicted a Russian man for running a massive money laundering operation through the BTC-e bitcoin exchange, a group of federal officials announced Wednesday. The exchange allegedly received up to $4 billion in proceeds from various criminal activities, including the 2014 hack of the Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange. The suspect, 37-year-old Alexander Vinnik, was arrested Tuesday by Greek authorities, and charges in an unsealed indictment were released the following day.

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Lawsuit blames Google, Facebook, Twitter for Istanbul nightclub terror attack

A lawsuit filed Thursday in a California federal court blames Google, Facebook and Twitter for helping cause the New Year’s Eve terror attack by ISIS at an Istanbul nightclub that left 39 dead.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/20/lawsuit-blames-google-facebook-twitter-for-istanbul-nightclub-terror-attack.html

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Facebook use associated with decreased health and happiness, study finds

As per a new study from the University of California, San Diego, and Yale University, Facebook could be making us unhappier and unhealthier than we may realize. Given that Facebook boasts a user base of around 2 billion people, that’s scary

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/26/facebook-use-associated-with-decreased-health-and-happiness-study-finds.html

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Google I/O 2017: Here are the biggest announcements

At its annual developer conference in California, tech giant Google showed off several new wares, including new computer chips and more uses for artificial intelligence.

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'Unprecedented' orca hunting frenzy captured on film

A pod of killer whales off the coast of Monterey, California, has intrigued biologists by going on a frenzied hunting spree that’s killed four gray whales in just seven days.

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Fresno shooting rampage: How gunfire detection technology alerted police

Police were alerted to the shooting rampage in downtown Fresno, California, on Tuesday by a sophisticated gunfire detection technology.

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The iPhone of cars? Apple enters self-driving car race

Apple will be vying against 29 other companies that already have California permits to test self-driving cars. The list includes major automakers, including Ford, General Motors, BMW, Volkswagen and Tesla, as well as one of its biggest rivals in technology, Google, whose testing of self-driving cars has been spun off into an affiliate called Waymo.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/14/iphone-cars-apple-enters-self-driving-car-race.html

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NASA's origami-inspired robot can crouch, crawl, and climb serious inclines

Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California are developing a small scout robot called the Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (PUFFER) to accompany the next generation of Martian rovers.

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California high school makes $24 million from Snapchat IPO

A California high school’s $15,000 investment in Snap five years ago is now worth $24 million following the company’s IPO this week, with many millions more to come.

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Zenefits Pays the Piper


The California Department of Insurance this week announced fines totaling $7 million against startup Zenefits, a provider of cloud-based human resources services. The company’s former leadership “created an anything goes culture at the Internet startup, resulting in numerous violations of licensing requirements to protect consumers,” said Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. The fines are the culmination of investigations California launched last year after receiving complaints that Zenefits employees were selling insurance without a license.

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Teen Delivers Fake Deportation Notices to Classmates

A California high school student was seen handing out fake deportation notices to students of varying ethnicities a day after Donald Trump’s election win.

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Single mom faces jail for selling food on Facebook

When California single mother of six Mariza Ruelas joined the Facebook group 209 Food Spot a few years ago, she and other members would exchange recipes, meet for potlucks, and sometimes swap or sell their dishes among members.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/07/single-mom-faces-jail-for-selling-food-on-facebook.html

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Backpage CEO Arrested for Pimping, Child Prostitution


Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer is facing extradition to California on charges his company earned millions of dollars by promoting adult and child prostitution through escort advertisements run on the site. Ferrer’s arrest took place in Houston upon his return from the Netherlands to the headquarters of his Dallas-based company, perhaps the largest advertiser of adult escort services in the U.S. “Backpage.com seems to have knowingly and willingly allowed women and children to be expoited in return for its own financial gain,” said Texas AG Ken Paxton.

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Judge allows a lawsuit to be served by tweet

A California nonprofit was having a hard time serving a Kuwaiti sheikh with lawsuit papers, so it got permission to do it in the most 21st-century way possible: on Twitter.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/07/judge-allows-lawsuit-to-be-served-by-tweet.html

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