Technology

  • BuzzFeed cuts 12% of staff citing worsening econ conditions
    NEW YORK -- Digital media company BuzzFeed is cutting 12% of its workforce, citing worsening economic conditions. The New York company, which made the announcement in a regulatory filing on Tuesday, did not disclose how many workers it was letting go. According to the data firm FactSet, BuzzFeed has 1,522... Read more
    Source: ABC - Technology Published on: 2022-12-06 By The Associated Press
  • Holmes' former partner faces sentencing in Theranos case
    A former Theranos executive learns Wednesday whether he will be punished as severely as his former lover and business partner for peddling the company's bogus blood-testing technology that duped investors and endangered patients.The sentencing for Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, who was convicted in July of fraud and conspiracy, comes less than... Read more
    Source: ABC - Technology Published on: 2022-12-06 By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Technology Writer
  • Meta oversight board urges changes to VIP moderation system
    LONDON -- Facebook parent Meta's quasi-independent oversight board said Tuesday that an internal system that exempted high-profile users, including former U.S. President Donald Trump, from some or all of its content moderation rules needs a major overhaul.The report by the Oversight Board, which was more than a year in the... Read more
    Source: ABC - Technology Published on: 2022-12-06 By KELVIN CHAN AP Business Writer
  • Japan, Belgium to cooperate in chip production, development
    TOKYO -- A newly founded Japanese semiconductor company aiming to revive Japan’s chip industry signed an agreement on Tuesday to collaborate with a Belgian research organization in developing next-generation chips for production in Japan. Economy and Industry Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura told reporters that the new company, Rapidus, which was launched... Read more
    Source: ABC - Technology Published on: 2022-12-06 By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press
  • NASA capsule flies over Apollo landing sites, heads home
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA’s Orion capsule and its test dummies swooped one last time around the moon Monday, flying over a couple Apollo landing sites before heading home. Orion will aim for a Pacific splashdown Sunday off San Diego, setting the stage for astronauts on the next flight in... Read more
    Source: ABC - Technology Published on: 2022-12-05 By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer
  • US police rarely deploy deadly robots to confront suspects
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The unabashedly liberal city of San Francisco became the unlikely proponent of weaponized police robots last week after supervisors approved limited use of the remote-controlled devices, addressing head-on an evolving technology that has become more widely available even if it is rarely deployed to confront suspects.The San... Read more
    Source: ABC - Technology Published on: 2022-12-04
  • Indonesia's Mt. Semeru eruption buries homes, damages bridge
    SUMBERWULUH, Indonesia -- Improved weather conditions Monday allowed rescuers to resume evacuation efforts and a search for possible victims after the highest volcano on Indonesia’s most densely populated island erupted, triggered by monsoon rains. Mount Semeru in Lumajang district in East Java province spewed thick columns of ash more than... Read more
    Source: ABC - Technology Published on: 2022-12-04 By AGOES BASOEKI Associated Press
  • As Musk is learning, content moderation is a messy job
    Now that he’s back on Twitter, neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin wants somebody to explain the rules.Anglin, the founder of an infamous neo-Nazi website, was reinstated Thursday, one of many previously banned users to benefit from an amnesty granted by Twitter's new owner Elon Musk. The next day, Musk banished Ye, the... Read more
    Source: ABC - Technology Published on: 2022-12-04
  • Indonesia's Mt. Semeru unleashes lava river in new eruption
    JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Indonesia’s highest volcano on its most densely populated island released searing gas clouds and rivers of lava Sunday in its latest eruption. Monsoon rains eroded and finally collapsed the lava dome atop 3,676-meter (12,060-foot) Mount Semeru, causing the eruption, according to National Disaster Management Agency spokesperson Abdul... Read more
    Source: ABC - Technology Published on: 2022-12-04 By The Associated Press
  • 3 Chinese astronauts return to Earth after 6-month mission
    BEIJING -- Three Chinese astronauts landed in a northern desert on Sunday after six months working to complete construction of the Tiangong station, a symbol of the country’s ambitious space program, state TV reported.A capsule carrying commander Chen Dong and astronauts Liu Yang and Cai Xuzhe touched down at a... Read more
    Source: ABC - Technology Published on: 2022-12-04 By The Associated Press