Laura Sydell

Laura Sydell appears in the following:

Is Netflix On Its Way To World Domination Of Streaming?

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Netflix flew past Wall Street expectations and added 7.4 million subscribers globally in the first quarter. But a big entertainment rival could challenge the service that made binge-watching popular.


Facebook Users React To Privacy Breaches

Friday, April 13, 2018

In the same week that Mark Zuckerberg testified about the extent of users' privacy violations, Facebook has also been alerting some 87 million users that their data may have been scooped up.


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Faces Day 2 Of Lawmakers' Questions

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Zuckerberg testified in front of the Senate judiciary and commerce committees Tuesday. A preview of what to expect from his second day of testimony — this time before House panels


As Views Of Tech Turn Negative, Remorse Comes To Silicon Valley

Monday, April 09, 2018

News about smartphone addiction, false stories and election interference have some tech executives regretful about what they've created. Some in the industry are turning to fixing the problems.


Attack At YouTube Offices Brings Company's Content Policy Into Question

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

The shooter in the attack at YouTube's offices was angry at the company. In social media postings, she claimed that her videos were being filtered, censored and demonetized, but it's not clear that was a motivation for her shooting spree. But the tragedy gets to a profound challenge at YouTube — deciding what content stays up and gets displayed prominently and what comes down or gets buried in search results.


What We Know About The YouTube Shooter

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

A woman killed herself after shooting several people at YouTube's headquarters in California on Tuesday.


Active Shooter Confirmed At YouTube's Headquarters In Silicon Valley

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Police have confirmed reports of an active shooter at the Silicon Valley headquarters of YouTube.


FTC Confirms It's Investigating Facebook For Possible Privacy Violations

Monday, March 26, 2018

The agency will look at whether the social network violated a 2011 consent decree when users' data was revealed to political strategists.


Is It Even Possible To Protect Your Privacy On Facebook?

Saturday, March 24, 2018

You might be asking this question after revelations that personal data were used by a firm tied to the Trump campaign. A privacy advocate says "you'd be spending your day full time" dealing with it.


Uber's Self-Driving Tests Are Suspended After Pedestrian Is Killed

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

A self-driving car operated by Uber struck and killed a pedestrian who was walking her bicycle in Tempe, Ariz., Sunday night. It could be the first pedestrian death involving a self-driving vehicle.


Uber Say It Will Cooperate With Investigation After Pedestrian Killed In Arizona

Monday, March 19, 2018

Uber says it is cooperating with an investigation into a fatal accident involving one of its self-driving vehicles over the weekend. A woman in Tempe, Arizona, was struck and killed as she was crossing a street outside of a crosswalk, according to police.


Can You Believe It? On Twitter, False Stories Are Shared More Widely Than True Ones

Monday, March 12, 2018

An MIT study tracked 126,000 stories and found that false ones were 70 percent more likely to be retweeted than ones that were true. Twitter is asking outside experts to help it deal with the problem.


In The Future Movie Stars May Be Performing Even After They're Dead

Monday, March 05, 2018

Technology is making many jobs obsolete. But even acting? The technology in the Academy Award-winning Blade Runner 2049 gives a glimpse of a future where digital actors will compete against live ones.


An Anarchist Explains How Hackers Could Cause Global Chaos

Monday, February 26, 2018

On the TV show Mr. Robot, the lead character is a hacker who breaks into computer systems to promote a cause. Real-life hacktivist Barrett Brown believes the U.S. government is fundamentally corrupt.


An Artist Sees Data So Powerful It Can Help Us Pick Better Friends

Sunday, February 25, 2018

It can feel intrusive to have so much data collected about us, but Laurie Frick is optimistic about how big data will evolve. She says it could help us evaluate how we respond to other people.


This 'Gray Hat' Hacker Breaks Into Your Car — To Prove A Point

Friday, February 23, 2018

Everything from cars to thermostats is being connected to the Internet, raising security concerns. Samy Kamkar, who once hacked MySpace, hopes exposing vulnerabilities will make these things safer.


The Father Of The Internet Sees His Invention Reflected Back Through A 'Black Mirror'

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The titans of Silicon Valley have a grand vision of the future. But they have a tendency to miss the downside of their inventions — think cybercrime and online harassment.


Apple Says It Will Create 20,000 Jobs In The U.S.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Apple says that it's bringing billions of dollars back to the U.S. and using it to create a new campus and create 20,000 jobs. Analysts say the announcement is a mix of politics and economics.


Apple Says It Will Create 20,000 Jobs With New Campus

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Apple says it will build a new campus and create 20,000 new jobs as part of a sweeping investment plan for the U.S.


Ex-Google Engineer Files Suit, Saying He Was Retaliated Against

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

James Damore, who was fired for writing an anti-diversity memo, has filed a class-action lawsuit against the company. He claims Google's top brass discriminates against conservative men.