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Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 at 11:03 AM EDT

Amazon, Georgia: If You Name It, Will Company Come?

Amazon, Georgia: If You Name It, Will Company Come?

Officials from a recently incorporated city outside Atlanta want to shed some of their new municipality's land and rename it Amazon, Georgia. Their hope is that the change will spur the e-commerce giant to...

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 at 10:18 AM EDT

Amazon Must Pay $295 Million in Back Taxes, EU Says

Amazon Must Pay $295 Million in Back Taxes, EU Says<br /><br />

Amazon has to pay $295 million in back taxes to Luxembourg, the European Union ordered Wednesday, in its latest attempt to tighten the screws on multinationals it says are avoiding taxes through sweetheart deals...

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 at 01:01 PM EDT

Senate Bill to Clear Obstacles to Self-Driving Cars Advances

Senate Bill to Clear Obstacles to Self-Driving Cars Advances

Legislation that could help usher in a new era of self-driving cars advanced in Congress on Wednesday after the bill's sponsors agreed to compromises to address some concerns of safety advocates. The Senate...

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 at 03:27 AM EDT

Yahoo: Every Single Account Was Impacted by 2013 Data Breach

Yahoo: Every Single Account Was Impacted by 2013 Data Breach

Yahoo, now part of Oath, said that every single Yahoo account was affected by a data breach that took place in 2013. That's about 3 billion accounts, CNBC reported. Yahoo buried the stat in a recent update to...

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017 at 07:40 PM EDT

Lawmakers Grill Former Equifax Chairman Over Data Breach

Lawmakers Grill Former Equifax Chairman Over Data Breach

House Republicans and Democrats on Tuesday grilled Equifax's former chief executive over the massive data hack of the personal information of 145 million Americans, calling the company's response inadequate...

Monday, Oct 2, 2017 at 05:40 PM EDT

GM to Ditch Gas- and Diesel-Powered Cars, Go All Electric

GM to Ditch Gas- and Diesel-Powered Cars, Go All Electric

General Motors plans to go 100 percent electric, the Detroit automaker announced Monday. "General Motors believes in an all-electric future," said Executive Vice President Mark Reuss. "Although that future won't...

Monday, Oct 2, 2017 at 11:12 AM EDT

Former Equifax Chairman Apologizes for Data Breach

Former Equifax Chairman Apologizes for Data Breach

The former chairman and CEO of Equifax is apologizing for a data breach in which the sensitive information of 140 million Americans was stolen. In prepared congressional testimony, Richard F. Smith says the...

Monday, Oct 2, 2017 at 07:24 PM EDT

Facebook Says Estimated 10 Million Saw Russia-Linked Ads

Facebook Says Estimated 10 Million Saw Russia-Linked Ads

Facebook says ads that ran on the company's social media platform and have been linked to a Russian internet agency were seen by an estimated 10 million people before and after the 2016 election. The company...

Friday, Sep 29, 2017 at 03:55 PM EDT

EU to Seek Higher Digital Taxes on US Giants

EU to Seek Higher Digital Taxes on US Giants

There's a groundswell of support in the European Union to make sure that digital U.S. giants pay more taxes on their lucrative business in Europe, French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday. He said he...

Friday, Sep 29, 2017 at 10:48 AM EDT

Musk's New Plan: Travel Anywhere on Earth in 60 Minutes

Musk's New Plan: Travel Anywhere on Earth in 60 Minutes

Elon Musk already has a plan to get you from New York to Washington, D.C. in 29 minutes. But the billionaire's latest proposal blows that one out of the atmosphere. Musk unveiled plans Friday for a rocket that...

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