Ken Yeung

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A Split From Trump Indicates That Flynn Is Moving to Cooperate With Mueller

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, notified the president’s legal team in recent days that they could no longer discuss the special counsel’s investigation, according to four people involved in the case — an indication that Mr. Flynn is …

Facebook keeps its Snapchat copycat streak going with new Messenger feature

Tech<p>KARISSA BELLNov 22, 2017<p>Streaks aren't just for Snapchat, anymore.<p>Facebook is now testing a version of a similar feature in Messenger, the …

Facebook

Introducing The Bolt

Hello world! And welcome to <i>The Bolt</i>, Women of Uber’s first-ever blog! Here we’ll talk about stories, ideas, and career advice, and give a voice to …

Amazing

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, iterative upgrades, will make a cameo at CES

Samsung is planning to show off its next-generation Galaxy S handsets a bit earlier than usual, according to someone briefed on the company’s plans, with the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ scheduled to make their first public appearance at January’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.<p>Although some of …

Samsung

Lyft is raising another $500 million

Ride-hail company Lyft is raising up to $500 million in additional funding, according to a share authorization document filed yesterday in Delaware. …

Venture Capital

Peter Thiel May Be Looking To Buy Gawker.com

Lawyers for the Silicon Valley billionaire filed a motion in court on Wednesday to challenge a provision that prevented him from buying the assets of the now defunct Gawker.com. That moves lays the groundwork for a possible bid for the website and its archive.<p>In a federal bankruptcy court filing on …

Journalism

Tech billionaires sank $170 million into a new kind of school — now classrooms are shrinking and some parents say their kids are 'guinea pigs'

• <b>A new kind of school crafted by the minds and wallets of Silicon Valley influencers is struggling to keep parents happy and students in seats.</b>• <b><br>AltSchool shuttered more than half of the schools it's opened since 2013.</b>• <b><br>Parents of former and current students at AltSchool told Business Insider the</b> …

21st Century

F.C.C. Plans Net Neutrality Repeal in a Victory for Telecoms

The Federal Communications Commission released a plan on Tuesday to dismantle landmark regulations that ensure equal access to the internet, clearing the way for internet service companies to charge users more to see certain content and to curb access to some websites.<p>The proposal, made by the …

Net Neutrality

Peter Thiel Sells 73% of His Remaining Stake in Facebook

Billionaire Peter Thiel, an early investor in Facebook Inc., sold 73 percent of his stake in the social-media company this week.<p>Thiel, a member of …

Peter Thiel

More travelers say TripAdvisor blocked warnings of rapes and injuries at hotels around the world

Dawn Allison didn’t know when she went to the ladies’ room at Rams Head Tavern south of Baltimore that just two days earlier a woman had found a …

Milwaukee

Amazon's cloud is about to announce a huge health-care deal with Cerner, sources say

Kyle Walsh | CNBC<p>Amazon's cloud business, in its march toward $20 billion in annual revenue, has nabbed top clients in areas ranging from energy and …

Health Care

Ex-Olympics doctor Larry Nassar pleads guilty to sex charges

A gymnastics doctor accused of molesting more than 130 former patients — including Olympic gold medalists Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman — pleaded guilty Wednesday to criminal sexual conduct charges in a deal that will put him behind bars for at least 25 years.<p>Wearing an orange …

Crime

Apple only wants to put its stores where white people live

The retailer won’t say how it decides where to put stores, but 251 of its 270 stores are in majority-white ZIP codes.<p>Like many Bronxites, borough …

Trends

FCC plan would give Internet providers power to choose the sites customers see and use

Federal regulators announced a plan Tuesday that would give Internet providers broad powers to determine what websites and online services their customers can see and use, and at what cost.<p>The move sets the stage for a crucial vote next month at the Federal Communications Commission that could …

Internet

Exclusive: AppLovin tweaks Chinese takeover deal after U.S. pushback

(Reuters) - AppLovin has tweaked a $1.4 billion agreement to sell itself to Chinese buyout firm Orient Hontai Capital into a debt investment, the U.S. mobile marketing firm said on Tuesday, after the U.S. government pushed back against the original deal.<p>The move illustrates how companies have been …

China

New York Attorney General launches investigation of Uber’s $100,000 hack cover-up

The revelation that Uber concealed a major 2016 data breach affecting 57 million users and paid hackers to destroy the evidence is yet another PR nightmare from Uber’s darkest era, but it’s also a major problem when it comes to state laws around data breach disclosure practices. In light of …

Uber

Uber Reveals 2016 Data Hacking Affecting 57 Million Accounts

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber disclosed Tuesday that hackers had stolen 57 million driver and rider accounts and that the company had kept the data breach secret for more than a year after paying a $100,000 ransom.<p>The deal was arranged by the company’s chief security officer and under the watch of the …

Security

Uber Concealed Cyberattack That Exposed 57 Million People’s Data

Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies Inc., a massive breach that the company concealed for more …

Security

Santa Clara: Lisa Gillmor accused of using city PR firm for personal gain, violating city policies

SANTA CLARA — Mayor Lisa Gillmor is under fire for tapping a $50,000 city communications consultant — without authorization — to draft a newspaper …

Santa Clara

Uber Concealed Cyberattack That Exposed 57 Million People’s Data

Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies Inc., a massive breach that the company concealed for more …

Dara Khosrowshahi

Meg Whitman leaving role as CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise chief executive Meg Whitman will step down as CEO early next year.<p>President Antonio Neri will take on the role of CEO as …

Meg Whitman

'We don't need a liberal:' Trump discounts Moore accusations

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday discounted allegations of sexual assault against Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore and said voters should not support Moore's "liberal" rival.<p>Trump addressed the swirling controversy surrounding Moore for the first time since top …

Donald Trump

Disney, Pixar Animation executive John Lasseter to take a leave of absence, citing 'missteps'

John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is taking a leave of absence, citing unspecified “missteps,” according to a memo to staff.<p>Lasseter, the pioneering executive who built Pixar Animation Studios into an entertainment juggernaut and helped revive …

Walt Disney Company

CEO of HQ, the Hottest App Going: If You Run This Profile, We’ll Fire Our Host

The trivia app has become a sensation on the app store and a darling for media prognosticators. Its CEO threatened to fire its star host for talking …

Startups

Facebook (Still) Letting Housing Advertisers Exclude Users by Race — ProPublica

In February, Facebook said it would step up enforcement of its prohibition against discrimination in advertising for housing, employment or …

Facebook

Uber makes it harder to give drivers bad ratings

Ask any Uber driver for their biggest gripes and ratings will very likely be near the top of list. Now, Uber is trying to address some of its …

Uber

Behind Pinterest’s push to make the world pinnable

“A picture is worth a thousand words” could very well describe the current search paradigm. We’ve spent years typing into a text field, but there are times when it’s hard to describe what we’re really looking for.<p>Traditional search engines are built around intent, but they usually fall short when …

Google

Charlie Rose Fired by CBS News Amid Harassment Claims

Charlie Rose has been terminated by CBS News, the network announced Tuesday. The decision comes just a day after a <i>Washington Post</i> report detailing a …

Gayle King

Trump Administration Ends Temporary Protection for Haitians

The Trump administration is ending a humanitarian program that has allowed some 59,000 Haitians to live and work in the United States since an earthquake ravaged their country in 2010, Homeland Security officials said on Monday.<p>Haitians with what is known as Temporary Protected Status will be …

Immigration

Robert Mugabe Resigns as Zimbabwe’s President, Ending 37-Year Rule

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Robert Mugabe, who ruled Zimbabwe since independence in 1980 and once proclaimed that “only God will remove me,” resigned as president on Tuesday shortly after lawmakers began impeachment proceedings against him.<p>The speaker of the Parliament, Jacob Mudenda, read out a letter in …

Robert Mugabe