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Disparity in home lending costs minorities millions


Created: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 15:59:52 +0000

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Researchers found that blacks and Latinos face higher mortgage costs — and tech is no panacea

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Apple removes all vaping and e-cigs apps, citing health risks


Created: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 15:28:38 +0000

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Tech giant alludes to rash of deaths and lung injuries in moving to delete nearly 200 apps from its online store

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Uber slapped with $650 million tax bill


Created: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 03:04:34 +0000

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Company faces back taxes and penalties in battle over whether ride-share drivers are contractors or employees

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Instagram hiding "like" counts in worldwide test


Created: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 20:48:50 +0000

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Starting Thursday, some U.S. users of the social media platform won't see the tally measuring a post's popularity

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Pope presses tech companies to block kids' access to porn


Created: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 13:26:16 +0000

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Pontiff calls for tech industry to take action against "dramatic growth of pornography in the digital world"

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Google plans to roll out checking accounts


Created: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 02:17:24 +0000

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Google plans to launch a checking account aimed at individuals as soon as next year. The search giant will tie the accounts to its Google Pay offering, which already has 100 million users around the globe.

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Facebook says it removed 3.2 billion fake accounts


Created: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 12:30:18 +0000

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Facebook estimates that about 5% of its 2.45 billion user accounts are fake

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SpaceX test fires crew capsule's abort engines


Created: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 00:11:50 +0000

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The test will help clear the way for an in-flight abort test as early as next month

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DoorDash and delivery workers still at odds over pay


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 21:23:17 +0000

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Labor group disputes claim by nation's biggest food-delivery app that couriers now earn more than $18 an hour

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U.S. manufacturers group hacked by China, report says


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 20:29:47 +0000

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National Association of Manufacturers, which lobbies for its U.S. companies, said it took "swift action" to secure its networks

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Google to offer checking accounts. Don't bet on them being free


Created: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 12:17:06 +0000

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Citibank, which is partnering with the search giant, plans to offer Googlers accounts with the bank's standard terms

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Google's "Project Nightingale" faces medical privacy inquiry


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:40:33 +0000

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A federal agency wants more information about the "mass collection" of patients' medical data by the search giant

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Tech industry billions won't fill California's housing hole


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 21:33:17 +0000

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The tech giants have promised $4.5 billion for more affordable housing, but will the money make a difference?

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Google reportedly collecting personal health records in "Project Nightingale"


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 02:25:20 +0000

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A new Wall Street Journal report suggests Google is stealing the personal health care records of millions of Americans. The tech company teamed with a leading health system to launch "Project Nightingale." CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula has a look at the initiative and CNET editor at large Ian Sherr weighs in on the possible privacy concerns at play.

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Tech giants pledge billions to combat California's housing crisis


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 21:15:37 +0000

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Apple, Facebook and Google in recent months have announced billion-dollar initiatives aimed at creating new housing in California. But housing advocates in the Bay Area say the funding will barely move the needle.

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"Emotional skepticism" needed to stop spread of deepfakes


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 21:21:25 +0000

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Manipulation expert Claire Wardle said people need to take responsibility when they share fake content on social media

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What to know about the Disney+ launch


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 18:37:45 +0000

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After an "unprecedented" marketing campaign, the streaming service debuts Tuesday with spinoffs and reboots

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Disney+ users report login errors on Day 1 of stream service


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 01:41:16 +0000

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The Disney+ customer service handle on Twitter attributed the error issues to high consumer traffic on the platform

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Is Apple Card sexist? Goldman Sachs weighs in


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 15:36:44 +0000

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Goldman Sachs, the issuer behind the tech-branded plastic, insists gender is not a factor in credit-decision process

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Instagram testing policy to hide likes


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 02:38:56 +0000

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Instagram said it wants to create a healthier environment for users. So it's testing out a new policy in parts of the U.S. to hide likes. Jamie Yuccas explains.

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