Los Angeles Times : Technology (19)

Uber's Travis Kalanick punches back against the Benchmark lawsuit targeting him

Uber's co-founder and former chief executive, Travis Kalanick, has struck back at venture capital firm Benchmark. In seeking to dismiss a fraud lawsuit Benchmark filed against him, he called the suit a smear campaign' and characterized the firm's partners as ruthless opportunists who staged an...

Personal data of 1.8 million Chicago voters accidentally exposed by vendor

Data on 1.8 million Chicago voters, including addresses, phone numbers and partial Social Security numbers, were left exposed on a downloadable cloud-storage site operated by an Omaha election-services company until a cybersecurity researcher discovered it, the company said Thursday. The data ...

Cyberattack cost Maersk as much as $300 million and disrupted operations for 2 weeks

A June cyberattack that snarled shipping terminal operations worldwide — and briefly shut down the Port of Los Angeles' largest cargo terminal — has cost the Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk $200 million to $300 million, the company said this week. The unprecedented attack forced ...

Cutting off white supremacists: Apple Pay, Cloudflare and PayPal join the trend

Apple, Cloudflare and PayPal have joined the parade of companies cutting off services to white nationalists after an anti-racist counter-protester was killed and others were injured in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend. In statements circulated among employees and published online, the companies...

Snap executives sell $9 million worth of stock at first opportunity

Three of Snap Inc.'s top executives sold their first batch of company shares, picking up an estimated $9.3 million, according to federal disclosures.Employees at the Snapchat maker became free Monday to sell shares awarded through options or other compensation plans.Restrictions in place ...

Neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer accused of defamation by radio host, as it's 'completely banned from the Internet'

A Muslim American radio host is accusing the operator of a notorious neo-Nazi website of defaming him by falsely labeling him the mastermind' of a deadly concert bombing in England, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. SiriusXM Radio host Dean Obeidallah sued the Daily Stormer's ...

Corporate America voices its strongest repudiation yet of Trump as councils disband

America's top business executives may have bristled over President Trump's ban on refugees, his withdrawal from the Paris climate accord and his decision to bar transgender Americans from the military. But it wasn't until the embattled president all but defended white supremacists in the ...

What the 15 top executives who quit Trump's business councils said about why they left

The executive defections accelerated after what many saw as Trump's defense of white supremacists on Tuesday. Then he shut the councils down.

Obama tweeted a response to the Charlottesville violence. It's now the most 'liked' in Twitter history

Barack Obama just made Twitter history. The former president tweeted a Nelson Mandela quote on the day of violent chaos in Charlottesville. He included a photo taken of him in 2011 on a visit to his daughter Sasha's school in Bethesda, Md. With more than 2.8 million likes already, it's the most...

Uber settles with FTC over 'God View' and some other privacy issues

Uber has agreed to settle accusations by America's top consumer protection agency that the ride-hailing company failed to protect consumers' sensitive data, a misstep that allowed employees to access rider and driver information and led to a data breach in 2014 that exposed thousands of drivers'...

Justice Department wants data on anti-Trump protesters. An L.A. tech firm is resisting

A Los Angeles tech company is resisting a federal demand for more than 1.3 million IP addresses to identify who visited a website set up to coordinate protests on President Trump's Inauguration Day — a request whose breadth the company says violates the Constitution. "What we have is a sweeping...

Los Angeles plans to launch a cybersecurity threat-sharing group with city businesses

Cyber Lab L.A., organized as a nonprofit, plans to share information about online threats between the public and private sectors.

Google and GoDaddy boot neo-Nazi website that mocked the woman slain in Charlottesville

A leading neo-Nazi website continued to be accessible Monday despite efforts by website registration companies Google and GoDaddy to oust it after it mocked the woman killed in a deadly attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. Google said Monday that it was canceling the domain name ...

Travis Kalanick is undermining Uber's search for a new CEO, says the investor that's suing him

Four days after suing former Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick, accusing him of fraud, early Uber investor Benchmark told Uber employees why it resorted to legal action: Kalanick, it said, was getting in the way.In an open letter sent to Uber employees and publicly shared on Twitter, the ...

Hero in WannaCry cybersecurity attack pleads not guilty to unleashing a different virus

A British cybersecurity researcher credited with helping curb the recent WannaCry ransomware attack pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges accusing him of creating malicious software to steal banking information three years ago. Marcus Hutchins entered his plea in Wisconsin federal court,...

GoDaddy boots white nationalist site Daily Stormer after protest violence in Charlottesville

A prominent white nationalist website that promoted a Virginia rally that ended in deadly violence Saturday is losing its Internet domain host. GoDaddy tweeted late Sunday night that it has given the Daily Stormer 24 hours to move its domain to another provider because the site has violated the...

Google cancels town hall meeting, and fired engineer tells his side of the story

A day after Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai canceled a staff meeting to address gender discrimination, the former employee behind a memo deriding the company's diversity efforts wrote an essay explaining why he thinks he was fired. In a column published Friday on the Wall Street Journal's...

Three things Snap needs to figure out before its next earnings report

Shares of the Los Angeles company that makes the Snapchat messaging app breached an all-time low Friday, following weaker-than-expected second-quarter financial results.

Slack vice president April Underwood gets ahead with curiosity, a 'superpower' and 3 key questions

How April Underwood's curiosity landed her top jobs at Google, Twitter and Slack.