Facebook’s Data Deals With Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft Are Under Criminal Investigation

Federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into data deals Facebook struck with some of the world’s largest technology companies, intensifying scrutiny of the...
FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens in New York's Times Square. Facebook's effort to establish a service that provides its users with local news and information is being hindered by the lack of outlets where the company's technicians can find original reporting. The service, launched last year, is currently available in some 400 cities in the United States. But the social media giant said it has found that 40 percent of Americans live in places where there weren’t enough local news stories to support it. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Facebook Bans White Nationalist Content from its Platforms

Facebook is banning white nationalism and white supremacy from its social network following criticism that it had not done enough to eliminate hate speech...

Facebook Admits More Instagram Passwords Were Exposed Than Previously Thought

Millions more Instagram users were affected by a password security lapse than parent company Facebook acknowledged nearly four weeks ago. The social media giant said in...

Scientists Warn About Health Effects of 5G Technology

though many in the scientific community are loudly warning about the potential health effects that 5G technology could have on the general population, Verizon...
A worker checks on robot arms at a factory in Nanjing in east China's Jiangsu province, Thursday, June 6, 2019. China's Commerce Ministry will release a list of "unreliable" foreign companies in the near future, a spokesman said Thursday, without giving a specific date. The new list, announced last week, is widely seen as a response to a U.S. decision to put Huawei Technologies on a blacklist for alleged theft of intellectual property and evasion of Iran sanctions. (Chinatopix via AP)

China May Restrict Access to Technology in Spiraling Trade Dispute With U.S.

China is creating a system to protect its technology, according to state media, as the U.S. restricts the access of Chinese companies to American...
Mark Zuckerberg (Credit: FRANCOIS MORI/AP)

Facebook Acting More Like an (Authoritarian) Country Than a Company

SO, IMAGINE THERE’S this place. You hang out there all the time. Your friends and family are there. It’s got neighborhoods, both big and small. There...

Facebook Paid Contractors to Transcribe User Audio Conversations

Facebook paid outside contractors to transcribe recorded audio clips of the company’s users, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. The contractors were reportedly not told where the...

A Breakdown of the FCC’s 400-page long Rules on Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has finally published its net neutrality rules this morning, comprising 400 pages of text. It was accompanied by statements...

‘Metal Gear Solid 5’, ‘Witcher 3’ Lead Nominees for Game Developers Choice Awards

Following the announcement of the nominees for this year's Independent Games Festival Awards, event organizers on Friday revealed the nominees for the 2016 Game...

Nielsen Report Finds Black Millennials are Closing the Digital Divide

Black millennials are closing the digital divide with their avid use of mobile technology, according to a new report from the consumer research firm. Their...

Warner Bros. and Disney Animation Legend, Hal Geer, Dies at 100

Hal Geer, a film editor, writer, director and producer for animation at Warner Bros. and Disney, has died. He was 100. A World War II...

Up to 36.5 Million Android Users May Have Been Hit by ‘Judy’ Malware

Up to 36.5 million Android users may have been hit by malware that produced fake ad clicks and lined the pockets of its developers. As...

Uber Chooses Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi to Replace Travis Kalanick

For a surprise choice, Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi appears to check the boxes needed to tackle the massive job of leading Uber from a...

Straightforward iPhone 8 Will be Fine for Most, as Fancy & Expensive iPhone X...

The difference between Apple's new iPhone models is a bit like flying first class compared with coach. We envy first class, but coach gets us there...

Netflix Plans to Release 80 Original Films in 2018

Netflix expects to release around 80 original films next year, as it looks to hit the kind of scale in movies that it’s achieved...

Alphabet’s Waymo Launches Self-driving Cars on Public Roads With No Human Behind the Wheel

Alphabet Inc’s Waymo will launch a ride-hailing service with no human behind the steering wheel and has been testing the fully self-driving cars on...

Here Are Your Options if YouTube Is Removed From Amazon’s Fire TV

Attention Fire TV owners: YouTube might soon disappear from your Amazon streaming device. But you’ll still have options. Google is threatening to pull YouTube from Fire...

‘Pokemon Go’ Moves to Augmented Reality With iPhone

“Pokemon Go” is moving into a different dimension on the iPhone, thanks to software that allows the game to play new tricks with its...

Samsung Reveals Massive 146-Inch MicroLED Wall TV

For a TV, 65- and 85-inch sets are considered very big. Here at CES, though, Samsung unveiled a massive display: the 4K, 146-inch MicroLED...

World War II Games Become Vital History Lesson as Generation of Heroes Dies Out

Charles Scot-Brown, 94, is watching Call of Duty: WWII’s soldiers storm Omaha Beach. “It’s basically authentic,” he says. “Whoever designed that knew something about...