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Apple Commits $2.5B to Combat California Housing Crisis

CUPERTINO — Apple has committed $2.5 billion to ease California's housing crisis, eclipsing similar pledges by fellow Silicon Valley giants Google and Facebook to address a lack of affordable housing in the region they call home. Apple's pledge Monday inclu...
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Twitter Bans All Political Advertisements

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter is banning all political advertising from its service, saying social media companies give advertisers an unfair advantage in proliferating highly targeted, misleading messages. "While...
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Google Touts Quantum Computing Milestone

SAN FRANCISCO — Google said it has achieved a breakthrough in quantum computing research, saying an experimental quantum processor has completed a calculation in just a few minutes that would take a traditional...

Google Affiliate Begins Drone Deliveries in Virginia Town

A Google affiliate has started using drones to deliver customers' Walgreens and FedEx purchases in a test being run in a Virginia town. Wing, which is owned by Google parent Alphabet, received federal approval earlier this year to make commercial deliveries...

YouTube to Pay $170M Fine After Violating Kids’ Privacy Law

WASHINGTON — Google's video site YouTube has been fined $170 million to settle allegations it collected children's personal data without their parents' consent. "YouTube touted its popularity with children to prospective corporate clients. The company refus...
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Tech Firms Struggle to Police Content While Avoiding Bias

WASHINGTON — Take the post down. Put it back up. Stop policing speech. Start silencing extremists. That's just a sampling of the intense, often contradictory demands facing tech companies and their social media platforms as they try to oversee internet cont...