A trio of lawmakers are urging the FTC to investigate financial-data corporation Envestnet for selling consumers’ personal data without first clearly informing customers. Envestnet is a financial services
A man who feels wronged by his ex-wife thinks he can help ex-husbands everywhere with an artificially intelligent legal assistant that collects public court records to help clients file lawsuits and predicts
Nestled in some recent survey results from the American Academy of Family Physicians is yet another little clue that millennials have insatiable death drive: Sixty-one percent of millennials who are familiar
The worst-case scenarios may sound like science fiction. But it wouldn’t take millions of deaths for an attack to have devastating consequences. One afternoon in late December, a team of hackers surreptitiously
What solutions could cities activate to fix the problem? Electric delivery vehicles, nighttime deliveries, and delivery hubs that combine all the different carriers in one location. The rise in e-commerce
From “wet bulb” heat waves that create deadly humidity to cascading economic effects of sea level rise, a new report catalogs some of the unanticipated consequences of runaway global warming. At an intense
It’s like a hostel crossed with a garden apartment—and don’t even think about bringing a love interest home. The convergence of wealth in Silicon Valley continues to wreak havoc on the housing market.
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Reverse search warrants, in which a court forces tech firms like Google to provide information on users in a certain geographic area at a certain time, are becoming an increasingly popular tactic for enforcement.
Companies may have broken the law by exempting advertisers without asking. You're not the only one concerned that ad blocking companies may have taken customers for a ride by whitelisting advertisers to
After a high-speed chase north of Orlando, Fla., sheriff’s deputies punctured the tires of a stolen Dodge Magnum and brought it to a stop. They arrested the driver, but couldn’t determine who he was. man
Facebook is facing a federal lawsuit from mobile app developers that allege the company revoked access to data in an attempt to stifle competition. The suit, which is seeking class-action status, argues
Next month, California’s Department of Motor Vehicles will release the latest batch of reports from companies testing self-driving vehicles in the state. But the reports offer, at best, a flawed glimpse
Those clever Chinese climate hoaxsters have managed to get their lies—to say nothing of seawater—to seep into disparate corners of human endeavors. In one case, as The New York Times tells us, they’ve
In a series of tweets on Thursday, Elon Musk revealed new details about his plan to build a city of 1 million people on Mars by 2050. Musk said he hopes to build 1,000 Starships — the towering and ostensibly
When Barack Obama commuted Chelsea Manning’s 35-year sentence three days before the end of his presidency, it signified a shift in the political landscape—one that her supporters and those long-critical
Yes, world leaders laughed at Trump. But there was another, less obvious sign of diminishing U.S. influence.
The laughter and smirks made for viral videos, but there was another, less noticed sign of diminishing U.S. influence that boiled up on the sidelines of the General Assembly session. As Trump emphasized
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