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Facebook changes 'Trending' feature to rely less on human editors

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc changed its popular "Trending" feature, which shows users the most-talked about topics of the day, to make it more automated and further eliminate the potential for human bias, the company wrote in a blog post on Friday.

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Apple fixes security flaw after UAE dissident's iPhone targeted

SAN FRANCISCO Apple Inc issued a patch on Thursday to fix a dangerous security flaw in iPhones and iPads after researchers discovered that a prominent United Arab Emirates dissident's phone had been targeted with a previously unknown method of hacking.

26 Aug 2016

UK regulator to monitor WhatsApp's data sharing with Facebook

Britain's data privacy regulator said on Friday it would monitor how popular messaging service WhatsApp shares data with parent Facebook Inc under a new privacy policy.

Facebook 26 Aug 2016

Google hires Airbnb exec to commercialize self-driving cars

WASHINGTON Alphabet Inc's Google self-driving car project took a step closer to market with the hire of a top executive from Airbnb, the online vacation home rental marketplace.

26 Aug 2016

Volkswagen to spend at least $1.2 billion to compensate U.S. dealers - sources

WASHINGTON Volkswagen AG has agreed to spend more than $1.2 billion to compensate its 650 U.S. dealers for their losses from the German automaker's diesel emissions scandal, two sources briefed on the matter said on Thursday.

Business 26 Aug 2016

Once a jolly SwagBot: Ageing Aussie drovers go high-tech

SYDNEY Mustering cattle across rugged terrain and wide open spaces, Australia's newest drover is a far cry from a man with a big hat, a horse and fancy boots.

26 Aug 2016

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