Tag Archives: Valley

Congress, Silicon Valley Seek Common Ground on Social Media Interference

Executives from Google, Facebook and Twitter faced anger from lawmakers last week over their platforms’ roles in Russian interference into the 2016 election. But for Silicon Valley, the biggest challenge lies ahead as tech companies look for ways to work with a U.S. Congress intent on closing legal loopholes before 2018 midterm elections. Congressional scrutiny showed U.S. law has fallen ... Read More »

No Longer a Dream: Silicon Valley Takes On the Flying Car

The Kitty Hawk Flyer is one of several prototypes being designed by Kitty Hawk, a start-up based in Mountain View, Calif. CLEARLAKE, Calif. — On a recent afternoon, an aerospace engineer working for a small Silicon Valley company called Kitty Hawk piloted a flying car above a scenic lake about 100 miles north of San Francisco. Kitty Hawk’s flying car, ... Read More »

US Government Strikes Back at Silicon Valley Support for Apple

The Justice Department struck back at Silicon Valley’s outpouring of support for Apple Inc., reasserting its claim that forcing the company to help unlock a terrorist’s iPhone is legal. Last week, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft were among the dozens of technology companies that decried what they called an unprecedented expansion of government power that endangers the privacy of hundreds of ... Read More »