Privacy Questions as Humans Reviewed User Audio at Facebook

NEW YORK — Facebook has paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its Messenger service, raising privacy concerns for a company with a history of privacy lapses. The practice was, until recently, common in the tech industry. Companies say the...
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Editorial: Fresno Needs Tax Incentives, Not SB 531

In a perfect world, Fresno and other inland California cities would not need tax-sharing incentives to convince major companies such as Amazon and Ulta to build distribution centers in their locales. But, as...

How to Donate School Items for Kids in Marjaree Mason Shelter

Marjaree Mason Center is putting out a call for donations of back-to-school supplies for the children who live in the women's shelter's safe houses. Donations can be brought to the center's main office, 1600 Main St. in downtown Fresno, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m...
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Fast-Growing Web of Doorbell Cams Raises Privacy Fears

The woodsy community of Wolcott, Connecticut, doesn't see a lot of crime. But when the police chief heard about an opportunity to distribute doorbell cameras to some homes, he didn't hesitate. The police who keep watch over the town of 16,000 raffled off fr...
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Retail Rivals Crash Amazon’s Prime Day Party

NEW YORK — The gravitational pull of Amazon Prime Day is so strong on shoppers it's benefiting other retailers as well, according to an early analysis from a key data group. On Monday, the first day of its 4...
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Amazon, Microsoft Wage War Over Pentagon’s ‘War Cloud’

Amazon and Microsoft are battling it out over a $10 billion opportunity to build the U.S. military its first "war cloud" computing system. But Amazon's early hopes of a shock-and-awe victory may be slipping away. "This is not your grandfather's internet. Yo...