Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY

Elizabeth Weise

USA TODAY

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Elizabeth:

Retailers are using online reviews from other sites to fight Amazon

Companies now collect reviews posted on brand sites then distribute them to retail sites to help sell in an age when reviews are non-negotiable. → Read More

Santa Barbara firefighters struggle to contain massive blaze with no rain in sight

SAN FRANCISCO — Firefighters battling a massive blaze near Santa Barbara expect to face ongoing difficulties as temperatures are forecast to stay in the low 80s for the first part of the week. "The thing that is troublesome is that next week we’re supposed to have a dry spell and elevated temperatures. There’s no rain expected in the next seven days,” said Charles Esseling of the California… → Read More

Santa Barbara firefighters struggle to contain massive blaze with no rain in sight

Santa Barbara firefighters struggle to contain massive blaze with no rain in sight → Read More

Santa Barbara firefighters struggle to contain massive blaze with no rain in sight

Elevated temperatures, dry spell make battle against Thomas fire 'troublesome.' → Read More

Near a wildfire? Not every mask will help keep out harmful pollutants

To protect lungs by keeping particulate matter out, an OSHA-approved N95 particulate filtering mask is necessary. → Read More

Illinois' Cook County says it can fix election hacking, if it just had the money

A bipartisan coalition is working on ways to protect the 2020 elections from cyber attacks and intrusions. → Read More

Millions of net neutrality comments were faked. Turns out mine was one.

Edward Baig was among those who discovered that his name was used to submit a false comment on the ne → Read More

Think before posting #lionselfies, Instagram implores users

SAN FRANCISCO — No selfies with sloths. Or snuggles with tigers. Or encounters with cheetahs. Just. No. What might seem like a cute photo op with an adorable animal could actually involve harm and possible death to wildlife, while also creating a market for those who seek to exploit them, wildlife advocates say. Which is why Instagram has launched an advisory on some hashtags to help users avoid… → Read More

Think before posting #lionselfies, Instagram implores users

Beginning on World Wildlife Day, anyone trying to post on Instagram using hashtags such as #lionselfie will get a content advisory screen first. → Read More

PayPal shelled out $238 million for company that may have had 1.6 million customers breached

PayPal's platform itself was not impacted in any way, as the TIO systems were completely separate from the PayPal network. → Read More

Walmart.com yanks t-shirt about lynching journalists, made by controversy-steeped Teespring

Teespring has faced similar complaints over its user-generated graphic tee's. → Read More

CNN fires senior producer on Jake Tapper show for inappropriate behavior

SAN FRANCISCO —CNN on Wednesday fired a senior producer on Jake Tapper's Sunday show for inappropriate behavior. The announcement came the same day that both Matt Lauer and Garrison Keillor lost their jobs over inappropriate behavior, as companies nationwide respond to a wave of reports of harassment, intimidation and sexual misconduct by high-profile men. Teddy Davis was a senior producer on… → Read More

CNN fires senior producer on Jake Tapper show for inappropriate behavior

CNN fires producer on Tapper's show for harassment → Read More

CNN fires senior producer on Jake Tapper show for inappropriate behavior

Teddy Davis was a senior producer on CNN's State of the Union show, which is hosted by Jake Tapper. → Read More

Cyber Monday: Biggest online shopping day in U.S. history pits Amazon vs. Walmart

SAN FRANCISCO — Safely back in their office cubicles, Americans let their fingers do the shopping Monday, racking up $3.38 billion in online sales by the time the work day ended on the East coast. Cyber Monday was easily on track to be the biggest online shopping day in U.S. history, with Adobe Insights predicting sales of $6.6 billion. The strongest surge in purchases was forecast between 8PM… → Read More

Cyber Monday's still got it: $840 million spent by 10:00 a.m.

SAN FRANCISCO — The cold wait in parking lots on Black Friday long forgotten, fingers were clearly flying for Cyber Monday: Shoppers spent a record $840 million by 10 a.m. ET, according to Adobe Analytics. "We've probably hit $1 billion by now," Adobe's strategic insights engagement director Tamara Gaffney said at noon ET. This Cyber Monday is on track to become the biggest U.S. online shopping… → Read More

Cyber Monday: Biggest online shopping day in U.S. history pits Amazon vs. Walmart

Consumers are dumping computers entirely and now doing almost 50% of their shopping on their smartphones on Cyber Monday. → Read More

Cyber Monday is forecast to be huge. The reason: can't shake a shopping habit

After a weekend of browsing deals, Cyber Monday is when we hit 'buy'. → Read More

Uber Paid Hackers to Hide Breach of 57 Million Users' Info, Report Says

Uber was legally obliged to report the hack but instead paid hackers $100,000 to delete the data and keep quiet about the breach, Bloomberg reported. → Read More

Uber paid hackers $100,000 to hide year-old breach of 57 million users

SAN FRANCISCO — Personal information belonging to about 57 million Uber customers and drivers was stolen by hackers last October, a breach the company kept hidden for a year and for which its chief security officer was fired this week. The stolen data included names, email addresses and phone numbers of 50 million Uber riders and 7 million drivers. The drivers’ stolen information also included… → Read More