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  • "Get to Israel to where you belong. Schrode, a Democrat and activist who would come in third in the June primary in her Northern California district, had become the latest target of The Daily Stormer, a popular neo-Nazi website known for orchestrating internet trolling campaigns. Andrew Auernheimer says he is not one of them, but he applauds their vitriolic spirit.

  • March 28- The vote by the U.S. Congress to repeal rules that limit how internet service providers can use customer data has generated renewed interest in an old internet technology: virtual private networks, or VPNs. VPNs are often used to connect to a secure business network, or in countries such as China and Turkey to bypass government restrictions on Web...

  • March 28- The decision by the U.S. Congress to repeal rules that limit how internet service providers can use customer data has generated renewed interest in an old internet technology: virtual private networks, or VPNs. VPNs are often used to connect to a secure business network, or in countries such as China and Turkey to bypass government restrictions on Web...

  • The White House said earlier Tuesday that President Donald Trump strongly supports the repeal of the rules approved by the Federal Communications Commission in October under then-President Barack Obama. The White House in its statement said internet providers would need to obtain affirmative "opt-in" consent from consumers to use and share certain...

  • NEW YORK— Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $110 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over up to 2 million accounts its employees opened for customers without getting their permission, the bank announced Tuesday. It's the first private settlement that Wells has reached since the company paid $185 million to federal and California authorities late last year.

  • March 28- Uber Technologies Inc released its first diversity report on Tuesday, showing that women and non-white employees are underrepresented at the ride-services company- just as they are at many other technology firms. By comparison, Alphabet Inc's Google's staff is 31 percent women, Twitter Inc's is 37 percent women and messaging startup Slack's...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The governors of California and New York said Tuesday that they will push ahead with their aggressive climate change policies despite President Donald Trump's executive order that seeks to boost the coal industry. Jerry Brown of California and Andrew Cuomo of New York said in a joint statement that they will help fill the void left by...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 28- CarGurus, a popular website where consumers go to browse cars, has tapped investment banks for an initial public offering later this year, according to people familiar with the matter. The Cambridge, Massachusetts- based company is aiming to go public in the fourth quarter of the year at a valuation of more than $1 billion, the people said on...

  • NEW YORK— Uber's first report on employee diversity shows low numbers for women, especially in technical positions. In that regard, the company is similar to other Silicon Valley giants such as Google, Facebook and Apple. But Uber's report comes as pressure mounts on the company in light of sexual harassment claims by a former employee, the antics of its embattled...

  • March 28- A black production worker at Tesla Inc has filed a lawsuit claiming his job quickly turned from "a dream come true" to a nightmare when he was subjected to racial epithets and threats of violence from white coworkers. DeWitt Lambert says Tesla supervisors at the Fremont, California, factory where he has worked building electric cars since 2015 ignored...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Authorities say at least 16 people were injured after someone released pepper spray or a similar chemical inside a San Francisco shopping mall. KCBS reports 15 of those who complained of pain Monday night were treated on the scene with eye wash and released. Mark Osuna says a female juvenile went into a clothing store in the Stonestown Mall and...

  • That hands-off stance ended this month when Republican AGs voted to abandon the agreement and spend money to help unseat Democrats in other states, according to the Republican Attorneys General Association. The move comes as Democratic attorneys general in states across the country have assumed lead roles in opposing some of Republican President Donald...

  • The San Francisco- based company said on Tuesday that small-and medium-sized businesses in the U.K. would be able to use Square's credit card reader to accept payments on mobile devices. Reuters reported in July that Square had incorporated a business called Squareup Europe Ltd in Britain and the company had been testing its payment system in London.

  • HONG KONG/ SHANGHAI, March 28- China Southern Airlines Co Ltd said on Tuesday it will sell a small stake to American Airlines Group Inc in a $200 million deal that will give the carriers better access to the world's two largest travel markets. It also means China's three biggest airlines now have tie-ups with foreign airlines, something Beijing has encouraged as a...

  • PHOENIX— A crash that caused an Uber self-driving SUV to flip onto its side in a Phoenix suburb serves as a stark reminder of the challenges surrounding autonomous vehicles in Arizona, a state that has gone all-in to entice the company by promising minimal government regulation. Uber responded by briefly suspending its self-driving cars in its three testing...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Waze's traffic navigation app already shows ads prodding drivers to swing by fast-food joints like Dunkin' Donuts and Taco Bell. On Tuesday, the Google-owned app will start letting drivers purchase coffee and other items from Dunkin' Donuts for pickup along their way. If all goes well with the Dunkin' Donuts test, Waze plans to team up with other...

  • HONG KONG, March 28- Acquisitive Chinese conglomerate HNA Group is in talks to buy a controlling stake in the owner of the publisher of Forbes magazine, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Hong Kong- based investor group Integrated Whale Media Investments, which holds 95 percent of Forbes Media, is also in talks with another Chinese media firm...

  • VILNIUS/ TAIPEI, March 28- Taiwan- based electronics manufacturer Quanta Computer Inc has acknowledged that its name was used as part of an email fraud scheme that bilked two U.S.-based internet companies out of more than $100 million. He was arrested this month in Lithuania at the request of U.S. authorities and is currently in jail there. Rimasauskas' alleged...

  • March 27- Uber Technologies Inc put its self-driving cars back on the road on Monday, voicing confidence in its autonomous vehicle program three days after one of its cars was involved in a crash in Tempe, Arizona. Uber wrapped up a brief investigation and cleared its autonomous cars to resume driving in the three cities where it operates a self-driving pilot...

  • March 27- Driverless vehicles operated by Uber Technologies Inc will be back on the road in Tempe and Pittsburgh on Monday after one of its self-driving cars crashed in Arizona, the ride-hailing company said. "Our cars will be back on the road in Tempe and Pittsburgh later today," an Uber spokeswoman told Reuters. On Friday, Uber suspended its pilot program in three...