California law on rideshare drivers may hurt 'gig economy'

[ad_1] Labor activists Wednesday were celebrating California’s move to have drivers treated as employees by rideshare firms even as it fueled concerns it will hurt digital platforms depending on the so-called “gig economy.” A landmark bill was approved 29-11 late Tuesday in the state senate, with the assembly—which has already approved the measure—expected to send […]

YouTube to pay $170M fine after violating kids' privacy law

[ad_1] This March 20, 2018, file photo shows the YouTube app on an iPad in Baltimore. Google’s video site YouTube has been fined $170 million to settle allegations it collected children’s personal data without their parents’ consent. The Federal Trade Commission fined Google $136 million and the company will pay an additional $34 million to […]

Two AI-led inventions poke at future of patent law

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain A University of Surrey-based team have filed the first patent applications for inventions created by a machine. Applications were made to the US, EU and UK patent offices; they are for a machine using artificial intelligence as the inventor of two ideas for a beverage container and a flashing light. […]

Fear Street Movies Will Still Shoot in Georgia While Helping Fight Abortion Law

[ad_1] R.L. Stine’s Fear Street is getting a big screen adaptation trilogy and production is already under way in Georgia. The movie’s producers, Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping, are also producing the Starz drama P-Valley in Georgia. Chernin and Topping have announced they will make “a significant donation” to the ACLU after the state’s recently […]