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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.
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.
In 1988, Wendell Berry shocked the world by declaring that he was not going to buy a computer. Three decades later, he hasn’t looked back.
Fake political news is proliferating on social media ahead of India's election. Several platforms agreed to adhere to a voluntary code of ethics to curb the menace. Facebook says it has already removed 687 pages or accounts linked to one party.
Facebook has concluded after months of discussions that white nationalism and separatism cannot be meaningfully separated from white supremacy and organized hate groups. How the company will define white nationalist content and enforce the policy remain unclear.
A trio of computer scientists won the Turing Award, one of the tech industry's highest honors. They were lauded for their breakthroughs in AI, a field of study that teaches machines how to learn like humans. AI was once dismissed as "nonsense."
This year the off-the-grid sled dog race takes on a virtual dimension. Thanks to tech additions like GPS, mushers in the mountains connect to support teams that ensure no dog is left behind. And, for a fee, fans can cheer on their favorites in real time online.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the company will introduce new encrypted security for its messaging service. Facebook's announcement follows revelations about its leaky privacy controls.
The divisive billionaire has dreamed up underground transit projects for other cities, but local pushback has stalled those plans. If the Las Vegas project gets green-lit, and the city's tourism agency remains optimistic, Elon Musk’s vision could materialize by 2021.
Despite a vigorous campaign against the Chinese telecom giant, US security experts report state-sponsored hackers show no preference for any particular manufacturer's technology, and the Chinese don't need secret access to Huawei routers to infiltrate global networks.
Allegations by the United States that Chinese technologies pose a cybersecurity risk have cast a pall over the world’s biggest mobile industry trade fair happening this week in Barcelona, Spain.
News-rating start-up NewsGuard hopes to take a traditional approach against online misinformation, by using actual humans, not algorithms, to create 'nutrition labels' for news outlets and other websites.
German authorities ruled Thursday that Facebook can no longer use a person's data from other sites to inform their advertisements while on Facebook, a move that – should Facebook lose its popular appeal – could have wide-ranging implications for the platform in Europe.
Apple is tackling a FaceTime glitch just as the company stresses its commitment to user privacy. The company has already disabled the troublesome group-chat function, and is expected to produce a software update later this week.
The digital age has opened doors for consumers – and identity thieves. A group of financial security experts wants to empower users to guard their identity by honing an existing tool: the Social Security number.
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