Amid the Capitol Riot, Facebook Faced Its Own InsurrectionAs supporters of Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th, battling police and forcing lawmakers into hiding, an insurrection of a different kind was taking place inside the world’s largest social media company.
New Facebook Whistleblower Says Executives Shrugged as Algorithm Stoked Hate, MisinformationA new whistleblower is taking on Menlo Park-based Facebook just a couple weeks after Frances Haugen testified to members of Congress the tech giant chooses profit over safety.
Snapchat Ad Sales Suffer, Social Media Stocks Dip in Response to Apple Privacy MovesSnapchat’s corporate parent disclosed Thursday that its ad sales are being hurt by a privacy crackdown that rolled out on Apple’s iPhones earlier this year
Facebook Oversight Board Criticizes Company's Transparency Regarding VIPsFacebook’s semi-independent oversight board says the company has fallen short of full disclosure on its internal system that exempts high-profile users from some or all of its content rules.
Elizabeth Holmes' Defense Tries To Pick Apart Damaging Testimony From Theranos Project ManagerThe defense was on damage control in the Elizabeth Holmes fraud trial on Wednesday as one of the attorneys for the defendant grilled a former Theranos project manager.
Tesla Hits Record Profit In 3Q Despite Parts Shortage, Ship DelaysRecord electric vehicle sales last summer amid a shortage of computer chips and other materials propelled Bay Area-based automaker Tesla Inc. to the biggest quarterly net earnings in its history.
Theranos Trial: Former Product Manager Says How Failures Were Hidden During DemosIn the fraud trial of Elizabeth Holmes, a former Theranos project manager and college friend of Holmes' brother took the stand Tuesday.
Facebook Seeks To Hire 10,000 In Europe To Help Build 'Metaverse'The company said in a blog post Sunday that 10,000 high-skilled workers will help build “the metaverse,” a futuristic notion for connecting online that uses augmented and virtual reality.
Apple Employee Who Led #AppleToo Anti-Harassment Effort Says She Was FiredAn Apple employee who led organizing efforts against harassment and discrimination within the Cupertino-based company said she has been fired.

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Snapchat Ad Sales Suffer, Social Media Stocks Dip in Response to Apple Privacy MovesSnapchat’s corporate parent disclosed Thursday that its ad sales are being hurt by a privacy crackdown that rolled out on Apple’s iPhones earlier this year
Amid Massive California Wildfires, Battle Over Fire Insurance Policies IntensifiesMassive wildfires are making it harder for some California homeowners to get property insurance, pitting the state's insurance commissioner against the industry in an escalating conflict that will likely stretch into 2022's statewide elections.
Facebook Expands Effort To Protect Public Figures From Harassment, BullyingFacebook will expand its policies on harassment to remove more harmful content, the company said Wednesday in its latest change following congressional testimony from a whistleblower who faulted the social media giant for not doing enough to stop harmful content.
PG&E Notifies Nearly 30,000 Customers Of Another Possible PSPS Starting ThursdayPacific Gas & Electric Co. is notifying nearly 30,000 customers, including some in the Bay Area, as forecasters say another wind event could prompt an additional round of Public Safety Power Shutoffs starting Thursday.
Family Of Slain Reporter Takes On Facebook Over Failing To Remove Violent VideoThe family of a slain journalist is asking the Federal Trade Commission to take action against Facebook for failing to remove online footage of her shooting death.
EBMUD Deploys Generators, Pumps For Potential PG&E Public Safety Power ShutoffsAs wildfire season continues, the East Bay Municipal Utility District has deployed portable generators and pumps to keep water flowing in event of Public Safety Power Shutoffs by PG&E.

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Pelosi Says House Democrats Likely to Reach Agreement This Week on Biden Spending PlansHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-S.F.) said Sunday Democrats are planning to have an "agreement" on a framework for Pres. Biden's sweeping social safety net plan and a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill in the next week.
Elon Musk, Tesla Super Fans Blast Biden Administration Move Toward Regulating AutopilotPresident Joe Biden has appointed Missy Cummings senior adviser for safety at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Cummings is a Duke University engineering professor who studies autonomous systems and has been critical of Tesla and government handling of driver-assist systems like Autopilot.
Amid the Capitol Riot, Facebook Faced Its Own InsurrectionAs supporters of Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th, battling police and forcing lawmakers into hiding, an insurrection of a different kind was taking place inside the world’s largest social media company.
New Facebook Whistleblower Says Executives Shrugged as Algorithm Stoked Hate, MisinformationA new whistleblower is taking on Menlo Park-based Facebook just a couple weeks after Frances Haugen testified to members of Congress the tech giant chooses profit over safety.
Pfizer Scientist Testifies Against Holmes in Theranos TrialMore potentially damaging testimony against Elizabeth Holmes came on Friday in the Theranos fraud trial.
California Adds Only 47,400 Jobs In September; Unemployment Rate At 7.5%California is now tied with Nevada for the highest unemployment rate in the country at 7.5% after adding just 47,400 new jobs last month.
Bay Area Businesses Struggle to Fill Job OpeningsDespite job openings, many businesses in the Bay Area are struggling to make new hires.
San Francisco Chase Center Deemed Up To Code After Falls During Phish ConcertThe San Francisco Department of Building Inspection deemed Chase Center is up to code, after one person died and two people were injured from falls during a Phish concert at the arena Sunday night.