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Uber crash shows driverless cars need to slow down: opinion

Here’s a vision of the future for you: A fleet of 25 million robots roam the streets of America, killing someone every day.


South Korean chat app becomes new outlet for #MeToo movement

A chat app where South Koreans can anonymously dish the dirt on their misbehaving bosses and colleagues is belatedly stirring the country’s #MeToo movement, shedding new light on sexual harassment in the heavily male-dominated corporate culture.


Ex-banker cheerleads his way to cryptocurrency riches

Seventeen months ago, a former Wall Street investment banker who specialised in distressed assets took to Twitter to announce he had bought a cryptocurrency for US$0.50 (RM2.03) per coin.


Conservatives in tech say they’re more isolated than ever

Shashi Ramchandani, who manages a team of engineers at Google, has never been shy about being a conservative working in Silicon Valley.


In Japan, robot-for-hire programmed to perform Buddhist funeral rites

A Japanese company has introduced a new role for SoftBank's humanoid robot "Pepper" – a Buddhist priest for hire at funerals.


Bereaved father, Microsoft data scientists combat infant deaths

John Kahan has a poignant photo in his office at Microsoft Corp, where he oversees customer data and analytics. The image shows Kahan, his wife and three daughters celebrating the birth of a boy, his reddish-blond hair hidden by a hat.


Thai man broadcasts baby daughter's murder live on Facebook

A Thai man filmed himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in two video clips posted on Facebook before committing suicide.


Facebook takes on crowdfunding with personal fundraisers

The social networking platform is allowing users to raise money in relation to six types of spending: education, medical, pet medical, crisis relief, personal emergency, and funeral and loss.


Drug overdoses turn up on Facebook and in obituaries, defying stigma

A small but growing community of parents and loved ones are sharing their families' struggles with addiction publicly, in hopes of reducing the stigma attached to addiction.


US police used Facebook, Twitter data to track protesters: ACLU

US police departments used location data and other user information from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to track protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, according to a report from the American Civil Liberties Union.