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Oracle leaves Silicon Valley for Texas

SAN FRANCISCO: Business computing giant Oracle said it is leaving Silicon Valley for Texas as it embraces a remote work model made common by the pandemic. Oracle is moving its headquarters from Redwood Shores in Northern California to Austin, which

California’s ‘Golden State Killer’ jailed for life

SACRAMENTO: A US former policeman called the ‘Golden State Killer’ was jailed for life without the possibility of parole for a brutal decade-long crime spree in California. Joseph James DeAngelo Jr, 74, who confessed to 13 murders and dozens of

Film production resumed in California

CALIFORNIA: Filming crews have begun shooting in California after a hiatus forced on the industry by the coronavirus pandemic. State-designated safety protocols such as wearing masks, taking temperature checks, and crew members staying at least six feet away from each

Google faces $5 billion lawsuit for tracking private internet use

SAN FRANCISCO: Google was sued in a proposed class action for illegally invading the privacy of millions of users by tracking their internet use through browsers set in ‘private’ mode. The lawsuit seeks at least $5 billion, accusing the internet

California orders 40 million residents to stay at home

LOS ANGELES: The state of California has ordered all 40 million residents to stay at home indefinitely to battle the coronavirus pandemic. The statewide directive is the most dramatic containment measure yet by a US state. California Governor Gavin Newsom

COVID-19: California declares emergency as death toll rises to 11 in US

California Governor Gavin Newsom declared statewide emergency amid coronavirus, which he said has infected 53 people across the nation’s most populous state. According to the health officials, the death toll in United States has risen to 11 from novel coronavirus

Google tightens political ads policy to thwart abuse

CALIFORNIA: Google on Wednesday updated how it handles political ads as online platforms remain under pressure to avoid being used to spread misleading information intended to influence voters. The internet company said its rules already ban any advertiser, including those

Apple devices could identify dementia: Study

CALIFORNIA: A study has suggested that Apple device uniting with computerized applications could differentiate people with a dementia illness. According to drug-maker Eli Lilly, Apple devices, including the iPhone, in combination with digital apps could differentiate people with mild Alzheimer’s