Mom's Rare Condition Spurs SRA Scholar to Career in Medical ResearchSRA scholar Steven Palomares' passion for science is deeply personal with his own mother's health being a primary motivation.
GM To Run Robot Cars In San Francisco Without Human Backups By End Of YearGeneral Motors' Cruise autonomous vehicle unit says it will pull the human backup drivers from its vehicles in San Francisco by the end of the year.
YouTube Cracks Down On QAnon, Following Moves by Facebook, TwitterYouTube took steps to limit QAnon and other baseless conspiracy theories that can lead to real-world violence, the website announced Thursday.
FCC Chair Ajit Pai Seeks To Regulate Social Media Under Trump's Executive OrderThe Federal Communications Commission will draft regulations intended for Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies following a petition earlier this year by the Trump administration.
DOJ Pursues Historic $2B Tax Evasion Case Against Software Tycoon Robert BrockmanThe Department of Justice announced Thursday that it indicted software tycoon Robert Brockman on charges that he evaded paying $2 billion in taxes, making it the largest tax fraud case in U.S. history.
Report: Weak Security Allowed Hackers To Bring Twitter 'To Its Knees;' Federal Oversight RecommendedA new report released Wednesday on the recent hacking of several celebrity Twitter accounts revealed that a 17-year-old hacker and his accomplices gained access by exploiting Twitter's cybersecurity weaknesses.
Facebook Announces Ban On Anti-Vaccination Ads But Not PostsFacebook announced Tuesday that it plans to ban ads on its platform that discourage vaccinations — with an exception carved out for ads about government vaccine policies and non-boosted posts.
Apple Unveils 5G iPhone Lineup, Smart Speaker At Virtual EventApple's 5G smartphone lineup is finally here.
Zuckerberg, Chan Donate $100M More to Help Election OfficesFacebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, on Tuesday donated an additional $100 million to local election offices to help them prepare for November as some conservatives stepped up their efforts to stop the funds from being used.

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San Francisco Studio Rents Down 31% Year-Over-Year As Pandemic Slump ContinuesRents in parts of the Bay Area continued to see massive declines during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the cost of a studio in San Francisco down more than 30 percent compared a year ago.
Santa Clara County Supes Consider $100M COVID-19 Small Business Loan ProgramSanta Clara County Supervisors Susan Ellenberg and Joe Simitian are proposing a $100 million loan program that would provide low-interest loans to small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19.
Stimulus Package Update: Is Time Running Out On A Possible Second Stimulus Check?House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says a deal must be reached by this Tuesday if a stimulus package is to pass by election day.
Untrained PG&E Employees Bungled 2019 Power Blackouts, Report FindsAmong hundreds of people in 2019 who handled the public safety power blackouts at PG&E’s emergency operations center, only a handful had any training in the disaster response playbook that California has used for a generation.
With Just Over Two Weeks And Counting; Is Facebook Ready For The 2020 Election?Critical outsiders, as well as some of Facebook’s own employees, say the company’s efforts to revise its rules and tighten its safeguards heading onto the election remain wholly insufficient to the task, despite it having spent billions on the project.
Stimulus Package Update: As Unemployment Claims Climb, Have Both Sides Found Common Ground?A second stimulus package remains a possibility, but can struggling Americans wait for Washington to come together on a plan?
Longtime Shark Joe Thornton Signs 1-Year Deal With Maple LeafsThe Toronto Maple Leafs signed 41-year-old forward Joe Thornton to a one-year, $700,000 contract Friday.
California Unemployment Rate Dips To 11%; 96,000 Jobs Added In SeptemberCalifornia has regained more than a third of the 2.6 million nonfarm jobs the most populous state lost to the coronavirus pandemic in March and April, state officials said Friday.