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Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 07:51 AM EDT

Facebook Co-Founder Calls for Government to Break It Up

Facebook Co-Founder Calls for Government to Break It Up

The Harvard roommate of Mark Zuckerberg who co-founded Facebook is calling for the U.S. government to break up the company in a New York Times op-ed, telling NBC News that it's too big and that Zuckerberg isn't...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 09:10 AM EDT

US Regulators Under Scrutiny as They Look to Punish Facebook

US Regulators Under Scrutiny as They Look to Punish Facebook

Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the company for alleged violations of its users' privacy. The Federal Trade Commission is...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 02:49 AM EDT

Uber, Lyft Drivers Protest in Cities Across the US, Overseas

Uber, Lyft Drivers Protest in Cities Across the US, Overseas

Some drivers for ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft turned off their apps Wednesday to protest what they say are declining wages at a time when both companies are raking in billions of dollars from investors. D...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 03:58 PM EDT

Google Promises Better Privacy Tools, Smarter AI Assistant

Google Promises Better Privacy Tools, Smarter AI Assistant

Google announced updates for its artificially intelligent voice assistant and new privacy tools to give people more control over how they're being tracked on the go or in their own home. CEO Sundar Pichai...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 05:17 AM EDT

Uber Drivers Set for Strike Ahead of Company's $90B IPO

Uber Drivers Set for Strike Ahead of Company's $90B IPO

Drivers for ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft are planning to turn off their apps Wednesday to protest low wages and other gripes. The strike comes just two days ahead of Uber’s IPO, which is expected to...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 09:34 PM EDT

Amazon to Open First Go Store That Accepts Cash

Amazon to Open First Go Store That Accepts Cash

Amazon launched its high-tech Go convenience store a year ago, where shoppers can pull items off the shelf and walk out. Now it's adding a decidedly low-tech feature: accepting cash. Its new store opening...

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 05:18 PM EDT

Microsoft Offers Software Tool to Secure Elections

Microsoft Offers Software Tool to Secure Elections

Microsoft announced an ambitious effort it says will make voting secure, verifiable and subject to reliable audits. Two of the three top U.S elections vendors have expressed interest in potentially incorporating...

Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 05:16 PM EDT

FCC Warns of 'One Ring' Robocall Scam

FCC Warns of 'One Ring' Robocall Scam

The FCC on Friday warned consumers of a surge in robocalls known as the "One Ring" scam — but it has nothing to do with Sauron or his minions in Middle-earth. Jokes aside, the "One Ring" or "Wangiri" scam...

Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 12:44 AM EDT

Trump Attacks Social Media Companies After Facebook Bans

Trump Attacks Social Media Companies After Facebook Bans

President Donald Trump criticized social media companies after Facebook banned a number of extremist figures, declaring that he was "monitoring and watching, closely!!" Trump, who tweeted and re-tweeted...

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 11:06 AM EDT

2020 Cybersecurity: Have the Campaigns Learned From 2016?

2020 Cybersecurity: Have the Campaigns Learned From 2016?

While candidates were focused on campaigning in 2016, Russians were carrying out a devastating cyber-operation that changed the landscape of American politics, with aftershocks continuing well into Donald...

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