Two-factor authentication, a security measure that requires a verification code as well as a password upon login, can help prevent phishing and account takeover.
Google did not violate labor law by firing James Damore, the author of a memo that argued women were biologically less capable to work in software engineering than men, according to an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board.
Meetup was supposed to be different.
The US Justice Department on Friday revealed an eight-count indictment charging 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities over their alleged meddling in US politics, including the 2016 presidential election.
Workers in the tech industry are often split into two categories—the engineers who create a company’s products, and the staff of cafeteria workers, shuttle drivers, and security guards who help keep tech campuses running. Members of the latter group are often categorized as contractors rather than employees and miss…
Facebook is bleeding users, with external researchers estimating that the social network lost 2.8 million US users under 25 last year. Those losses have prompted Facebook to get more aggressive in its efforts to win users back—and the company has started using security prompts to encourage users to log into their…
It doesn’t matter if you have your Facebook profile set to private—you can still be required to hand over your photos and messages during a lawsuit, a New York appeals court ruled today.
The typical patent troll scheme goes like this: buy silly patent; find big company using tech similar to patent; sue big company; get nice payout from big company that doesn’t want to waste time fighting a dumb patent case; repeat.
Halfway through a contentious trial, Waymo settled its high-profile lawsuit against Uber in a deal that gives Google’s parent company Alphabet $245 million in Uber equity—a slightly larger stake than Google already has—and allows Waymo to keep tabs on Uber’s self-driving car program.
Waymo attorney Charles Verhoeven on Friday announced the self-driving car company had settled its lawsuit against Uber over its alleged use of stolen trade secrets, bringing a sudden end to a year-long legal battle.
Travis Kalanick and Anthony Levandowski both believed that they were several moves ahead of everyone else involved in the autonomous vehicle revolution.
The self-driving truck startup Otto sold to Uber in August 2016 in a deal valued at nearly $600 million. The deal set Uber on a collision course with Google: Google is currently suing Uber, claiming that Uber acquired trade secrets stolen by Anthony Levandowski, an Otto co-founder and former Google employee.
It’s been three years since Google, Facebook, and other major tech platforms introduced ways for users to report and remove revenge porn, two years since a bill was introduced in Congress to criminalize the distribution of non-consensual pornography. And yet, advocates say the problem is just as bad, if not worse, for…
The hotly anticipated trial between Waymo and Uber began on Monday with Waymo’s lawyer dragging out the embarrassing elements of Uber’s “hustle-hard” culture.
Here’s the list of potential witnesses Uber and Waymo have agreed upon for their upcoming trade secrets trial, with a few notes and the caveat that most of these witnesses will likely not end up testifying because of time constraints.
One US senator is calling out the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for pushing the moronic notion that there is somehow a good way to add backdoors to encryption used to protect devices like Apple’s iPhone.
It’s one of the most obnoxious and common experiences on the internet—you check out a product online, let’s say a new mattress, and then for weeks afterward, ads for the mattress stalk you around the internet, showing up on every website you visit. Maybe you decided to buy another mattress, or maybe you even bought…
X, the moonshot wing of Google’s parent company Alphabet, announced today that a new cybersecurity project called Chronicle is “graduating” to become a fully-fledged company. X functions as an incubator for Alphabet’s more experimental endeavors, like self-driving cars or giant balloons that deliver internet…
During the government shutdown last weekend, the Alliance for Securing Democracy reported that the trending hashtag #SchumerShutdown, which blamed the impasse on Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, was being pushed by bot accounts from Russia.
Microsoft’s landmark email privacy case is set to go before the Supreme Court next month, and the company has received widespread support from other tech giants, members of Congress, and foreign governments. One party that opposes Microsoft’s move? The Department of Justice.