AI can read! Tech firms race to smarten up thinking machines

Seven years ago, a computer beat two human quizmasters on a "Jeopardy" challenge. Ever since, the tech industry has been training its machines to make them even better at amassing knowledge and answering questions.

Row over Google employee's defense of tech gender gap

Google found itself at the center of controversy Sunday after an employee in a leaked internal document claimed "biological causes" explained the lack of women in tech industry leadership roles.

Big tech companies belatedly join Apple in encryption fight

Leading tech companies are rallying behind Apple—some belatedly—in its fight against a court order requiring the company to help investigators break into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino mass shooters.

Study says tech firms underreport their carbon footprint

Large technology companies such as SAP, IBM and Google are underreporting their greenhouse gas emissions at a time of heightened scrutiny over the role of corporations in driving climate change, a study released Friday claimed.

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