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Technology Drag queens dress down Facebook over names Drag queens dress down Facebook over names
San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina.
Technology Self-driving cars now need a permit in California Self-driving cars now need a permit in California
Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around.
Technology France bristles as Netflix advances in Europe France bristles as Netflix advances in Europe
Netflix is tapping into six new markets Monday hoping to gain a big subscriber base around Europe, but is facing a frosty welcome in France. Well-established French competitors are trying to head off a Netflix wave, the government wants oversight and the cinema industry wants Netflix to invest heavily in French productions.
Technology Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe? Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?
On Tuesday, the company announced Apple Pay, a digital payment system that lets people pay for retail store purchases using their phones rather than cash or credit cards. The service, which will work both with iPhones and Apple's new Watch, is backed by a host of big retailers, along with most major banks and credit card issuers, including Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
Technology Google seeks help defining 'Right to be Forgotten' Google seeks help defining 'Right to be Forgotten'
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and a panel of experts held the first of seven public sessions Tuesday to help the company define how it should enforce a new "Right to be Forgotten" rule under which Europeans can seek the removal of embarrassing search results.
Technology A Closer Look: A second layer of security online
Recent hacks exposing nude photographs of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities are prompting calls for people to fortify their online accounts with a second layer of security.
Technology Apple to tighten online security after nude photo leak Apple to tighten online security after nude photo leak
Apple plans to tighten its online security measures to reduce the chances of its users being victimized by intrusions like the ones that stole nude photos from actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities.
Technology Selfie-centric phone among new Microsoft offerings Selfie-centric phone among new Microsoft offerings
Microsoft will seek to draw more people to its Internet-based services with two new mid-range smartphones it unveiled Thursday, including one designed to help people take better selfies.
Technology Plant gets Tesla closer to electric car for masses Plant gets Tesla closer to electric car for masses
To bring electric cars to the masses, Tesla Motors will transform an expanse of desert where pioneers passed on their way to the California Gold Rush and wild mustangs still roam the hillside.