Facebook's chief information security officer, Alex Stamos, will leave the company this year, reports say. Stamos has been a proponent of disclosing more information about Russian activity on Facebook, which is dealing with a backlash over disinformation campaigns and reports that Cambridge Analytica used data gathered without Facebook users' permission.
IBM violated age-discrimination laws by cutting more than 20,000 US employees over age 40 in the past five years and replacing many of them with younger, less experienced workers, a ProPublica review found. The review -- which included confidential planning documents -- revealed a strategy aimed at forcing older workers into lower-paid positions and preventing high performers from being rehired for other positions in the company.
College officials should avoid using jargon such as "disruptive" or "innovate" when talking to faculty to get their support for technology initiatives, industry and higher-education leaders say. A "roadshow" approach, which includes conversations with department heads to learn their needs, has been successful for Paul Jurasin of California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is pressing ahead with its own draft of a fiduciary rule, Chairman Jay Clayton told an industry conference. He indicated that the recent appeals court decision to vacate the Labor Department's version would have little effect on the SEC's draft.
Amazon is seeking larger retail spaces for its Whole Foods Market locations in an effort to create more urban distribution centers and expand its delivery operations, according to sources. The company is also looking to convert parking spaces at existing locations into loading stalls for delivery contractors, sources said.
The Protenus Breach Barometer report said 348,889 patient records were affected by 39 cybersecurity incidents last month, with the single largest data breach at St. Peter's Surgery & Endoscopy Center in Albany, N.Y., affecting 135,000 patient records. Forty-one percent of the total incidents were caused by insiders, while 33% were attributed to hacking, the report found.
Instagram has updated its algorithm to bring newer content to the top of feeds. The company is also testing a "New Posts" feature, which will allow users to manage the refreshing of content within feeds instead of that happening automatically.
Amazon has won approval for a patent on a drone that can recognize and respond to human gestures like waving arms and shouting. Depending on the person's action, the delivery drone could release the package, abort the delivery, ask a question or change its path to avoid a crash.
August's second- and third-generation smart locks, August Smart Lock and August Smart Lock Pro, now work with Apple's HomePod. Users of August Smart Locks will be able to access and control the locks with Apple's voice assistant, Siri.
House lawmakers voted Wednesday to approve a bill that would let terminally ill patients request access to experimental drugs that are under consideration by the FDA and have undergone early-stage clinical trials. The "right-to-try" legislation now heads to the Senate, which unanimously passed a different version of the bill last year.
Entrepreneur and Entertainment Studios head Byron Allen has purchased Weather Group in a $300 million deal. Allen's Allen Media will now own properties such as The Weather Channel and streaming service Local Now.
The Trump administration has been trying to kill federal funding for certain water restoration efforts, but congressional leaders included about $450 million in the budget for them. Among the saved programs are those fighting the Asian carp invasion in the Great Lakes and helping clean up the Chesapeake Bay.
A shortage of pipeline capacity in Western Canada combined with heavy Canadian crude's wide discount to West Texas Intermediate forced Cenovus Energy to scale back production operations at its Christina Lake and Foster Creek facilities in Alberta's oil sands region. "We're taking steps to respond to a critical shortage of export pipeline capacity in Western Canada that is beyond our control and is having a negative impact on our industry and the broader Canadian economy," Cenovus President and CEO Alexander Pourbaix said.
Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly and CFO Tammy Romo joined CNBC's Brian Sullivan to discuss the airline's innovation, investments in technology and what they look for when they fly on Southwest. "I think everybody who knows Southwest Airlines here probably thinks, 'Yeah, that's a pretty good culture there.' So you wouldn't want to lose that," Kelly said.
The spa at Casa Velas hotel in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, is featuring a range of treatments using avocados, including "an exfoliation with avocado skin, avocado body wrap with natural yogurt, and an avocado moisturizing hair treatment." The treatments are part of the hotel's celebration of avocados, running through the end of the month.