Entrepreneurs are using technology to game the employment system without understanding the goal of hiring: matching the right worker to a job so that work can be done profitably for an employer. Continue reading
A new report from Pew Research Center shows that a majority of Americans don’t trust the government, but plenty use its open data — often without knowing they’re doing so.
Ransomware, a type of software that computer hackers use to hold individuals’ data hostage by blocking access to files unless they agree to pay a ransom, is on the rise. And because anyone with an internet connection is vulnerable, the problem highlights a growing threat that consumers face on both their personal computers and mobile devices. Continue reading
After a five-year investigation, the European Union charged Google with using its Internet search dominance to favor its own shopping platform. The EU is also looking into Google’s Android mobile system, accusing the company of illegally obstructing rival systems and applications. Gwen Ifill reports on the latest case of Europe battling with major U.S. tech companies. Continue reading
In response to the EU’s charges that Google uses its search engine dominance to favor Google Shopping, the company said shopping results have not harmed the competition nor innovation. Gwen Ifill talks to the European Union’s Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager about Google’s alleged offense and the EU’s crackdown on other tech companies. Continue reading
Scientists at Stanford University say they have developed an ultrafast aluminum battery that can be charged in as little as one minute. Continue reading
Thanks largely to the proliferation of smartphones, about one-quarter of all teenagers today spend nearly every waking moment of their lives online, often using social media, according to new research that should come as no surprise to many parents.
Billboards with language aimed at the tech industry are plentiful along a 49-mile stretch of freeway between San Francisco and San Jose. KQED San Francisco’s Scott Shafer reports.