Facebook represents a truly 21st-century conundrum to users: When your community is a big business, and when a company's biggest business is your community, things can get very messy.
Facebook announced Monday that user information had been extracted 'inappropriately' and had been applied to US political campaign strategies. Research from 2013 indicates that 'likes' on the massive social network can predict political affiliation.
As technology companies and automakers compete to bring self-driving vehicles to market, regulations have been left up to states, which have taken varied approaches. Because of a recent fatal pedestrian crash, those regulations have come under more scrutiny.
A San Francisco startup is developing technology to allow construction vehicles to operate themselves. The startup is part of a wave of automation that is transforming the construction agency to help the sector boost productivity.
Women drivers benefit significantly from ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft, says a new report from the International Finance Corporation. Many of these companies are now investigating ways to keep women safe while they are on the job.
The installation of infrastructure for ultrafast 5G networks are impeding the public's right of way, critics say. Local authorities, under new laws passed in 16 states, have no control over where antennas are placed and how much cities can charge companies for using public property.
Medha Gupta felt unsafe walking home alone, so, as most teenagers would, she turned to her phone. Medha, however, went one step further, turning her worry into an app to help others traveling alone.
The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, which will give citizens more control over their online information, is set to take effect in May. Now companies around the world are improving consumer data monitoring, with the help of many more employees.
Big security flaws have been revealed in nearly all the world’s computer processors.
Global initiatives seek to teach online skills to increase access to jobs and education. However, some experts debate how well these schemes reach those most in need since to work well users first have to be able to afford an internet connection.
On Tuesday, a group of parenting organizations and advocates sent a letter to Facebook urging it to end its new messaging app for kids. The app allows children under the age of 13 to chat using their parents accounts, but critics worry it exploits young users.
Due to concerns about the growing Chinese share of the wireless market the Trump administration says a nationalized wireless network would counter Chinese spying on US phones.
As renewable energy becomes cheaper and more commercially used, unplugged communities in Asia, Africa, and other corners of the world will soon have to access to modern energy. Places in Mauritius and Rwanda are already outfitting homes with solar systems.
Scientists at Brigham Young University have harnessed nearly unseen airborne particles to project three-dimensional images into open space. The new technology produces sharper and more accurate displays than holograms.
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.
New technologies on the horizon will transform how we work and live.
Relying on venture capital, companies such as Lockheed Martin and Boom Technology aim to make supersonic jets that are fuel efficient and quiet enough to be used for business travel.
The social media giant is advancing its algorithms with face recognition text-to-audio software.