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The U.S. Justice Department is questioning tech companies over privacy and competitive practices. But existing antitrust laws don't obviously apply to companies like Amazon, Facebook, and Google, which offer inexpensive goods or free online services.
Elon Musk and his company Neuralink see the prospect of humans “merging” with artificial intelligence, as brain-implant technology improves.
Doorbell cameras are increasingly popular among homeowners, creating what police call a "digital neighborhood watch." But some say the security increase also brings privacy risks and stokes fears and suspicion.
Three Florida cities have faced cyberattacks this month, two of which paid ransoms to recover their systems. While the FBI discourages paying off hackers, for many cities it's the easiest option.
A NYPD Bomb Squad officer investigates suspicious packages near West 16th Street and Seventh Avenue in New York City, Aug. 16.
As GPS technology improves, rescue teams are using digital maps and phone applications to fine tune their searches. Volunteers, who attribute the success of recent rescues to these tools, are working to share their techniques more broadly.
Police departments and tech companies are using facial recognition software, and that has profound implications for privacy and anonymity.
Despite an ongoing investigation into its privacy policies and the first major antitrust probe into Big Tech, Facebook has announced its plans to establish its own digital currency.
The House Judiciary Committee will start its investigation into Silicon Valley and Big Tech this week. The investigation, which has bipartisan support, is the first major look into an industry that has been only lightly regulated for nearly a decade.
A "media scout" program in Germany partners older and younger students in a mentorship effort aimed at teaching safe, sane technology use. Its success so far has many calling for it to be replicated elsewhere.
If San Francisco adopts a ban, other cities, states, or even Congress could follow, with lawmakers looking to curtail government surveillance. But local critics say the technology is useful for police investigations in high-crime areas.
More oversight is needed over boundary-crossing research on artificial intelligence, experts say. But collaboration on beneficial AI is essential too.
The retailer is experimenting with digitization in one of its New York stores to manage it more efficiently, improve the shopping experience, and compete with Amazon.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears confident he can beat more than 60 other U.S. companies to put fully self-driving cars on the road. But critics say Mr. Musk is shirking public safety to boost company stocks and car sales.
Sri Lanka has blocked Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram after Sunday's attacks left hundreds dead. The government fears the spread of inflammatory "false news reports" online could spur more violence.
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