Two years ago, Facebook shrugged off assertions that the 2016 election was influenced by fictional news stories on its site. But as Congress pays more attention, the social media giant has begun to take these threats more seriously.
Today, anxieties about technology seem particularly acute, but they are not without precedent. Adults have worried about the effects of new technology and entertainment on children since the start of last century from radio and television to rock 'n' roll and comic books.
There are nearly 1 million dairy farmers in Kenya but only a small percent can connect to the national electricity grid to refrigerate their milk. Some of the rest rely on 50 solar milk-cooling plants to store their milk safely, which ensures more reliable profits.
President Trump accused Google of hiding "fair media" coverage of his administration. The company maintains its search results are generated by several factors: the number of links to the page, personal browsing history, and the popularity and respectability of sites.
A woman dressed in a Catrina costume poses for a portrait during the annual Catrinas Parade, as part of Day of the Dead celebrations, in Mexico City Oct. 21. The parade culminates with visits to the graves of departed loved ones on Nov. 1 and 2. The figure of a skeleton wearing a broad-brimmed hat was first done as a satirica...
Rural communities in Japan are facing a labor shortage as farmers age and young people move to urban areas. The drones, which fly over fields quickly performing tasks strenuous to farmers, may be one part of how farms in the aging rural heartland can adapt.
Microsoft is unique among tech companies with its approach that uses US courts to fight computer fraud, acting more like a government detective than a global software giant.
Facebook has banned hundreds of accounts, groups, and pages linked to Russia and Iran, the latest group of fake accounts turned up by the company’s increased policing efforts since last year, when it acknowledged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
In previous court filings, Microsoft outlined how a network of fake sites are designed to trick victims into installing malicious software. Ahead of midterm elections, five sites spoofing US conservative groups and the Senate have been uncovered and shutdown.
A group of students at the University of California, Berkeley are building digital tools to assist journalists, investigators, and human rights workers combat terrorism and other global violence.
Google stores the location history of users even when they turn privacy settings on to limit location data collection, according to an AP investigation. The discovery comes amidst growing concern about the lack of corporate transparency on data collection.
Facebook, YouTube, Apple, and Spotify all removed content from right-wing conspiracy theorist and "Infowars" host Alex Jones. While some hailed the move as a step towards taking away "megaphones to fuel extremist ideas," others called it a "slippery slope" to increased censorship.
Apple, leader of US tech giants, has become the first company in the world to reach $1 trillion market value. Its No. 1 spot could be short lived, however, as economic analysts look to companies such as Amazon and Saudi Aramco poised to surpass Apple's value.
In an effort to increase response times, a city in western New York is introducing a surveillance technology to detect expelled students, disgruntled employees, and other potential troublemakers. Opponents point to privacy, cost, and effectiveness concerns.