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APNewsBreak: Google clarifies location-tracking policy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has revised an erroneous description on its website of how its "Location History" setting works, clarifying that it continues to track users even if they've disabled the setting.<p>The change came three days after an Associated Press investigation revealed that several …

Privacy

Tinder's founders are suing Match Group and IAC, saying they've been ripped off — and they're seeking at least $2 billion in damages

A group of early Tinder employees, including cofounders Sean Rad, Justin Mateen, and Jonathan Badeen, announced on Tuesday that they had filed a lawsuit against InterActiveCorp and Match Group, the owners of Tinder.<p>They're alleging that IAC used a lowball valuation based on false information to …

Employment

Inside Twitter’s Struggle Over What Gets Banned

SAN FRANCISCO — With his arms folded, Jack Dorsey paced back and forth in a conference room at Twitter’s headquarters on Friday afternoon.<p>In a rare look inside one of the social media company’s policy meetings, the Twitter chief executive gathered with 18 colleagues, including the safety team, to …

Social Media

Spotify’s $30 billion playlist for global domination

How CEO Daniel Ek plans to beat Apple, Amazon, and Google at the music game.<p>For 70 days at the beginning of this year, Daniel Ek and a group of friends competed to see who could cut their body-fat percentage the most. Ek, the 35-year-old cofounder and CEO of the streaming service Spotify, went on a …

Spotify

Tesla whistleblower countersues over Elon Musk’s ‘defamatory’ statements

The former Gigafactory employee says the CEO’s tweets and the company’s comments resulted in threats to his personal safety<p>The former Tesla employee who was sued for allegedly hacking and leaking trade secrets has filed a counterclaim against the company over potentially defamatory comments made by …

Tesla

Nissan and Italdesign Create the 710-HP Nissan GT-R50

Is this an early look at the next GT-R?<p>The Nissan GT-R is still running strong, if a little long, in its 10-year-old body. But this slick gold-on-silver rendering is our closest peek at the next Godzilla, and, we hope, the future of Nissan design. The GT-R50 by Italdesign is a one-off prototype …

The 60 Most Scenic Drives in America

Plan the road trip of the lifetime with these spectacular journeys that highlight all the beauty America has to offer. From shorelines to mountain …

SPIED: BMW M8 caught testing at the Nurburgring

We’ve finally seen the new BMW 8 Series, in the form of the M850i. It’s the hottest, most high performance version of the 8 Series that we’ve …

Instagram hits 1 billion monthly users, up from 800M in September

Instagram’s meteoric rise continues, dwarfing the stagnant growth rates of Snapchat and Facebook. Today Instagram announced that it has reached 1 billion monthly active users, after passing 800 million in September 2017 with 500 million daily users.<p>That massive audience could be a powerful draw for …

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and former president Balwani charged by feds with wire fraud

Elizabeth Holmes, the college dropout who founded the blood-testing company Theranos, and the firm's ex-president Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani were …

This Biturbo Porsche Boxster With Central Driver’s Seat Is Bonkers

It's an aftermarket genius.<p>Build Biology is a show on <i>TheHoonigans</i> channel on Youtube that dissects special builds and get each and every detail of …

The New Science of Psychedelics

Recent studies are finding that drugs such as LSD and psilocybin can help to alleviate depression, anxiety and addiction—and may have profound things to teach us about how the mind works<p>To anyone who lived through the 1960s, the proposition that psychedelic drugs might have a positive contribution …

Mental Health

Venture Catalysts: The 36 Women Secretly Breaking Up Silicon Valley's Old Boys' Club

Silicon Valley

7 tips to keep your brain as sharp as your body

When it comes to our hearts, even the non-medical types among us pretty much know what we need to be doing. In a nutshell: exercising and eating right.<p>But when it comes to our brains, guidelines tend to be foggier. Besides, we figure, since we’re probably as smart as we’ll ever be, what can we …

Home Depot to pay $27M in hazardous waste, privacy deal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials say Home Depot will pay $27 million to settle allegations in California that the retailer illegally disposed of …

Home Depot

Dropbox files for a $500 million IPO

Another tech unicorn is ready for Wall Street.<p>Dropbox, the cloud storage company, filed paperwork on Friday to raise $500 million in its long-awaited initial public offering. The amount will likely tick up, depending on investor demand.<p>It will list on the Nasdaq under the stock ticker "DBX."<p>The …

Venture Capital

F90 BMW M5 is not only the fastest but could be the best

Leading up to the new F90 BMW M5’s debut, the Bavarians wouldn’t stop blabbing about how it would be the fastest BMW of all time. And rightfully so, …

BMW

Turn Your 2018 Honda Accord 2.0T Into a Civic Type R-Beater for $695

Hondata claims impressive power gains<p>The redesigned 2018 Honda Accord is quick, hitting 60 mph in a <i>Motor Trend</i>-tested 5.7 seconds with Honda’s new 10-speed automatic and a 2.0-liter turbo-four, a detuned version of the engine found in the new Civic Type R, that makes 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. …

Auto Express tests BMW 7 Series vs Mercedes-Benz S-Class

These two German luxury-yachts have been competing against each other for decades and they’re closer than they ever have been. They’ve always been …

9 Ways Curtain Rods Can Solve Your Life's Problems

Curtain rods are more useful than one would think. Their primary function is obvious — cover windows to block light and gain privacy — but there are …

Laundry Rooms

A Third Of Car Trade-Ins Are Now Utterly Worthless On Paper

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important …

Google Clips quietly goes on sale, shipping February 27th [Update: Out of stock]

After passing through the FCC last week, Google Clips is now available for purchase on the Google Store. The AI-powered smart camera will begin shipping at the end of next month for $249.<p><b>Update:</b> As of this afternoon, Google Clips has sold out. You can now join a waitlist if you’re interested in …

Framing

Inside the mysterious LA sex club that costs up to $75,000 a year and is rumored to have hosted Gwyneth Paltrow as a guest

Snctm, a members-only elite sex club that hosts international events, is in hot water — and it could potentially jeopardize the privacy of its wealthy members.<p>The club — where a basic membership costs $20,000, while the special "Violet Key membership" for male members is a one-time payment of $1 …

Bow Ties

Facebook Says Social Media Isn’t Always Healthy for Democracy

Facebook Inc. acknowledged today that social media can have a negative impact on democracies, and that the company has more work to do in order to …

Tod’s Celebrates With Kendall Jenner and Roberto Bolle in Milan

It might be men’s Fashion Week, but last night at the Villa Necchi in Milan, it was all about keeping up with Kendall Jenner. The model made a major impact at last weekend’s Golden Globes and kept up with the boys across the pond. Jenner, joined by fellow face for Tod’s Roberto Bolle, cohosted a …

Lemon water can actually improve your health — here's the best time to drink it

What do you drink first thing in the morning? If it doesn't involve water and a lemon you might be missing out on some pretty fantastic benefits for …

Neutrogena has made an iPhone scanner that magnifies your skin issues

Self-acceptance not included<p>Johnson & Johnson-owned Neutrogena knows you buy a lot of its skincare products – it’s the number one facial skincare brand in the US, and at least $1 billion of J&J’s quarterly sales came from its beauty segment in the third quarter reported last fall. Now it wants you …

Ripple's co-founder is one of the world's richest people after XRP's 37,000% rise

• <b>Chris Larsen, the co-founder and former CEO of Ripple owns 5.19 billion XRP, Forbes reported Tuesday.</b>• <b><br>That stash, plus a 17% stake in the company, means he could be worth $37.3 billion.</b><p>XRP, a cryptocurrency for international money transfers by the fintech company Ripple, has been on a tear this …

“Oh My God, This Is So F---ed Up”: Inside Silicon Valley’s Secretive, Orgiastic Dark Side

Some of the most powerful men in Silicon Valley are regulars at exclusive, drug-fueled, sex-laced parties—gatherings they describe not as scandalous, or even secret, but as a bold, unconventional lifestyle choice. Yet, while the guys get laid, the women get screwed. In an adaptation from her new …