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Elon Musk: Say Bye to My Companies on FacebookElon Musk hit Twitter on Friday, fired off a few tweets, and boom—the Facebook pages for his companies SpaceX and Tesla were gone, the Verge reports. It began with WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton tweeting him, "It is time. #deletefacebook," and Musk replying, "What's Facebook?" Soon two of Musk's Twitter...
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FILE - In this  April 18, 2017, file photo, conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. P  Facebook is facing the most serious crisis in its 14-year history as it deals with fallout from a major leak of user data to political consultants associated with the 2016 Trump campaign. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
Oregon attorney general considers investigating FacebookOregon's attorney general says she is reviewing whether to launch an investigation of Facebook, including whether it violated a state law aimed at protecting online customers' private information
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FILE- In this May 14, 2015, file photo, Tesla charging stations are shown outside of the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. Mozilla, Tesla and other companies are distancing themselves from Facebook following revelations of a major leak of user data to political consultants associated with the 2016 Trump campaign. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
Mozilla, Tesla, other businesses take a Facebook pauseSome companies like Mozilla and Sonos are taking a break from Facebook following revelations of a major leak of user data to political consultants associated with the 2016 Trump campaign
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People hold hands during a protest against the murder of councilwoman Marielle Franco in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Franco's murder came just a month after the government put the military in charge of security in Rio, which is experiencing a sharp spike in violence less than two years after hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Google to remove videos on slain Rio de Janeiro councilwomanGoogle says it will comply with a Brazilian judge's order to remove 16 videos from YouTube that expressed "assumptions and opinions" about a Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman who was slain last week
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Information Commissioner's Office enforcement officers work inside the offices of Cambridge Analytica in central London after a High Court judge granted a search warrant, Friday March 23, 2018.  The investigation into alleged misuse of personal information continues Friday to determine whether Cambridge Analytica improperly used data from some 50 million Facebook users to target voters with ads and political messages. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
UK data watchdog raids Cambridge Analytica office in LondonOfficers from Britain's information regulator have arrived at the London offices of data firm Cambridge Analytica after being granted a warrant as part of an investigation into alleged misuse of personal information
The Associated Press18 hours ago
FILE  - In this Jan. 29, 2015, file photo, a remotely controlled robot handles an inert simulated chemical munition during training at the Pueblo Chemical Depot in southern Colorado. The Army said in March 2018 it wants to change the way it will destroy some of the weapons stored at the Pueblo depot, switching to a closed detonation chamber instead of the highly automated, $4.5 billion plant. The shift worries some local residents, who say it will be harder to control gases produced by detonation. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
Army seeks changes to chemical weapons disposal in ColoradoThe Army wants to change the way it destroys part of its chemical weapons stockpile in Colorado, but some people worry that could increase the chances of contaminating the air
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Dropbox co-founder Drew Houston, center, watches the computer as he waits for his company's stock to begin trading during its IPO at the NasdaqMarketSite, in New York's Times Square, Friday, March 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Shares of Dropbox surge in first day of tradingShares of digital storage company Dropbox surge in first day of trading
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Chinese women sit on a bench with a U.S. flag theme outside an apparel store in Beijing Friday, March 23, 2018. China announced on Friday a $3 billion list of U.S. goods including pork, apples and steel pipe on Friday it said may be hit with higher tariffs in a spiraling trade dispute with President Donald Trump that companies and investors worry could depress global commerce. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
China targets $3 billion of US goods in tariff spatChina lists $3 billion of U.S. goods including pork and steel pipe for possible retaliation in tariff dispute with Trump, girds for bigger battle over technology
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2016 file photo visitors watch the morning sun illuminate the Grand Tetons from within the Great Room at the Jackson Lake Lodge, in Grand Teton National Park, north of Jackson Hole, Wyo. An environmental group says Grand Teton National Park is inappropriately keeping the public from hearing about plans for several new cellphone towers at the foot of the Teton Range. The group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, or PEER, says it obtained a document through the Freedom of Information Act showing Grand Teton has at least tentative plans for 55 miles of fiber-optic cable and new cellphone towers at 11 specific locations. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley,File)
Group: Public in dark about cell tower plans in Grand TetonAn environmental group says Grand Teton National Park has prevented the public from learning about tentative plans for more than 50 miles of fiber-optic cable and new cellphone towers in the Wyoming preserve
The Associated Press21 hours ago
This image made from video Sunday, March 18, 2018, of a mounted camera provided by the Tempe Police Department shows an exterior view moments before an Uber SUV hit a woman in Tempe, Ariz. Video of a deadly self-driving vehicle crash in suburban Phoenix shows the pedestrian walking from a darkened area onto a street just moments before the crash. (Tempe Police Department via AP)
Uber Self-Driving Crash Calls Safety, Rules Into QuestionVideo of a fatal self-driving Uber crash that some experts say exposes flaws in autonomous vehicle technology
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Report: Guccifer a Russian Spy Who Forgot to Use His VPNIt's hard to beat a Russian spy at his or her own game, but sometimes all it takes is forgetting to use one's anonymity shroud online. That's per Mashable , which offers a condensed breakdown of the Daily Beast 's deeper dive into a startling claim about Guccifer 2.0: that...
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NYC council proposal lets off-duty workers disconnectA New York City Council proposal would protect private-sector employees who don't want to get work emails and phone calls after hours
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Craigslist's 'Regretful' Move Has It Axing Big Part of SiteEveryone who has visited Craigslist over the years to find a mate or gawk at the "Missed Connections," "Casual Encounters," and "Rants and Raves" sections is going to have to find a new gathering ground. CNET reports the online classified-ads site has shuttered its much-frequented personals section after an amendment...
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Africa's young professionals embracing 'gospel of bitcoin'Africa's young professionals embrace 'gospel of bitcoin' despite its volatility in order to get ahead
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FILE - This Jan. 17, 2017, file photo shows a Facebook logo being displayed in a start-up companies gathering at Paris' Station F, in Paris. Facebook is taking baby steps for now to address the latest privacy scandal after news broke Friday, March 16, 2018, that Cambridge Analytica may have used data improperly obtained from roughly 50 million Facebook users to try to sway elections. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
Behind Facebook's baby step fixes: Defending its ad businessWhy Facebook only makes baby-step fixes: It wants to protect its ad business
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