Facebook improves how blind can "see" images using AI


MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — When Matt King first got on Facebook eight years ago, the blind engineer had to weigh whether it was worth spending an entire Saturday morning checking whether a friend of his was actually in his friend list. Such were the tools at the time for the visually impaired — almost nonexistent.


  • Written by By RYAN NAKASHIMA, Technology Writer

After net neutrality: Brace for internet 'fast lanes'


NEW YORK (AP) — Now that federal telecom regulators have repealed net neutrality, it may be time to brace for the arrival of internet "fast lanes" and "slow lanes."

  • Written by By TALI ARBEL , AP Technology Writer

EPA says Superfund Task Force left behind little paper trail

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says an internal task force appointed to revamp how the nation's most polluted sites are cleaned up generated no record of its deliberations.


School ditches online learning program after parents revolt

CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) — The fast-growing online platform was built with help from Facebook engineers and designed to help students learn at their own speed. But it's been dropped because parents in this Connecticut suburb revolted, saying there was no need to change what's worked in a town with a prized reputation for good schools.

  • Written by By MICHAEL MELIA , Associated Press

Tax Bill: What's in, what's out, what happens


WASHINGTON (AP) — So what's in the massive $1.5 trillion Republican tax package, what's not and what does it mean for most Americans?