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.
Mississippi relies heavily on electric cooperatives, which aim to bridge the digital divide between rural and urban America with millions of new federal dollars meant to expand high-speed internet. But a 77-year-old law could block access to broadband for one of the poorest states.
Tiny Jefferson, Iowa, is energized by the promise of a few dozen well-paying tech jobs. Its unexpected ally: a politician from California who says innovation isn’t just for places that sport an Amazon or Google HQ.
A report from the Senate intelligence committee this week shows the vast influence of Russian propaganda on the American public before the 2016 elections, and the lack of transparency by the social media platforms that proliferated these messages.
On Dec. 11, Congress grilled Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Google's practices regarding user privacy, election interference, and possible bias. The hearing underscores a growing uneasiness over the increasing influence of tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon.
In the 1990s, Silicon Valley promised a global virtual community that would level hierarchies and empower individuals. Instead, we wound up with a habit-forming outrage machine that spies on us. What went wrong?
Internal documents from 2011-2015 show Facebook selling user's data with little regard for privacy concerns. The social media giant says the information offers an incomplete picture, but lawmakers in the US and Britain are pushing for more regulation.