The request by influential shareholders for Apple to help curb excessive digital media use among teens and Mark Zuckerberg's decision to revamp Facebook's newsfeed comes amid a growing discontent over the ways that technology platforms foster habit-forming behavior. Some companies, including Facebook, appear to be listening.
Facebook, Twitter, and Google, expected to present any evidence of Russian activity on their sites during the US presidential election in Congress, have already begun addressing how to prevent meddling in elections via advertisements.
Amazon's plan to address theft of packages left on shoppers' doorsteps is a new smart lock system. Customers could remotely control access to their homes for deliveries and other professional services.
Amazon and Uber, among others, are members of the Coalition for the American Dream which supports legislation to keep DACA recipients in the US. Lawmakers are expected to consider legislation regarding Dreamers in December.
Saudi Arabia's online retail market has remained largely untapped, with only one major company operating within the Kingdom. Now Amazon and Noon.com will be competing for online customers.
Khansa, an eight-month old critically endangered Bornean orangutan, shows off it's two front teeth, at the Singapore Zoo on Jan. 11, in Singapore. The Singapore Zoo is active with its breeding programs as part of its wildlife preservation efforts. This is the Zoo's 46th successful orangutan birth.
New cars today come with more built-in technology than ever before. Auto makers say it increases safety, but new studies show that the increasingly complicated systems are demanding more of the driver's attention and compromising safety.
It's common practice to insure a car or home against damage, so why not insure against hackers and viruses? Many businesses are now turning to cyber crime insurance to protect their sensitive information from potential threats.
Google acquires the HTC engineering team it needs to expand its offerings to consumers and more directly compete with Amazon and Apple.
British Prime Minister Theresa May wants to push social media companies to join the fight against extremist speech. Following a series of terror attacks, Ms. May is proposing rapid removal of extremist content to reduce the spread of the information.
Politicians and experts raise concerns over the social media giant's lack of accountability. The nature of the site has made it increasingly difficult to regulate and track ads, and many see this investigation as a turning point for Facebook's unprecedented power and influence.
Japan looks to driverless public transportation for its growing elderly populations in isolated areas. If successful, the trial run started this month could launch a nationwide network of driverless cars.