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How Can You Keep Your Internet Searches Private?

The Senate passed a joint resolution on Thursday, barring the Federal Communications Commission from enforcing rules passed last year that would ban internet, cable, and mobile providers from selling your data without [Read entire story]

Robot Helps Boy Go to School

Despite a degenerative disease that makes going to school a life-threatening situation, a three-year-old Maryland boy attends classes every day thanks to technology allowing him to connect with his classmates, make [Read entire story]

Best sound bars under $300

Cnet rating: 4 stars out of 5 The Yamaha offers a wide-open sound that is great for movies and surprisingly good with music. The connectivity is up there with some of the best sound bars, regardless of price. The [Read entire story]

Alexa, Siri battle it out in Marriott hotel rooms

Marriott International, the world’s biggest lodging company, is testing devices from the two tech giants at its Aloft hotel in Boston’s Seaport district to determine which is best to let guests turn on lights, close [Read entire story]

Perks, pitfalls of removing yourself from social media

Part of the allure of social media is telling friends and strangers what’s happening in your life. Rather than obliterating your social media presence, clean it up by deleting or deactivating dormant accounts, said [Read entire story]

Faraday Future pulls plug on Vallejo electric car factory

Troubled electric-car startup Faraday Future has ended talks with Vallejo about building an auto factory on the former Mare Island Naval Shipyard, city officials reported Friday. The company — which aims to challenge [Read entire story]

ICYMI: US gummy bears, high-tech toilet paper, Rodham Rye

In a week when a heartfelt, well-researched document got crushed by a handful of misguided rabble-rousers — well, enough about our NCAA office pool — we also saw ... To battle thieves, authorities in Beijing have [Read entire story]

Hotel Nikko reopens after $60 million renovation

Improvements to the hotel, which is in the Union Square area, include revamped guestrooms and public spaces, as well as enhanced meeting rooms. “When Hotel Nikko San Francisco first opened, it represented the most [Read entire story]

Musk’s Model 3 tweet; Bixby’s linguistic woes; no AI worries

Model 3 was going to be called Model E, for obvious dumb humor reasons, but Ford sued to block it, so now it is S3X. Tesla CEO Elon Musk had a string of tweets about the planned new model, including a teaser [Read entire story]

YouTube advertiser exodus highlights perils of online ads

When Google bought YouTube in 2006 for $1.65 billion, it was considered a pricey gamble, made with the belief that an online service known for pirated videos and vapid user-generated content could appeal to major [Read entire story]

Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Durant help San Francisco startup raise $30M

Zenreach, a startup that aims to level the marketing and analytics playing field between small retailers and their bigger competitors, got more star investors in a new $30 million funding round. The San Francisco [Read entire story]

Here are the main cities luring away S.F. workers

Even with its reputation as one of the centers of innovation and skilled talent in the country, the San Francisco’s skyrocketing housing costs and ultra-high cost of living has driven some companies to reconsider [Read entire story]

Ship traffic, March 26

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Apple Says Software Flaws Disclosed By WikiLeaks All Fixed

CUPERTINO (AP) — Apple said purported hacking vulnerabilities disclosed by WikiLeaks this week have all been fixed in recent iPhones and Mac computers. The documents released by the anti-secrecy site Thursday [Read entire story]

These are the wealthiest women in the Bay Area

Only four Bay Area women made Forbes' 2017 billionaires list, which featured a record number of 2,043 billionaires internationally. Despite the Bay Area's strong presence on the list (three men in the global top 10 [Read entire story]

Q&A: How Facebook is dealing with the Bay Area’s housing pressures

This Saturday, Facebook is holding a job fair on its campus, but it's only open to Menlo Park and East Palo Alto residents in the company's latest effort to tap into the talent in its own backyard. Over the last several [Read entire story]

Lyft joins fray of major brands yanking ads from ‘offensive’ YouTube

Another big-name company is pulling advertisements from video-viewing platform YouTube. San Francisco-based ride-hailing service Lyft, following in the footsteps of AT&T, Verizon and Johnson & Johnson, is sending a [Read entire story]

First of Three Spacewalks Underway at ISS

Two astronauts left the International Space Station on Friday to prepare the orbiting laboratory for the arrival of commercial space taxis and to tackle some maintenance. [Read entire story]

Population growth in the Bay Area slows, as job growth eases

Population growth in the Bay Area is slowing, with several local counties seeing more people leaving than moving in, new data from the U.S. Census showed this week. The counties most affected are Marin, San Mateo and [Read entire story]

Instacart pays $4.6 million to settle workers class-action lawsuit over ‘service fee’

San Francisco-based delivery startup Instacart will pay $4.6 million and change the way it explains fees to users as part of a settlement of a class action lawsuit brought by employees of the company. The settlement [Read entire story]