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Google was fined $57 million by a French regulator—the biggest penalty levied yet under a new European privacy law—alleging the search-engine giant didn’t go far enough to get valid user consent to gather data for targeted advertising.
The app is limiting users’ ability to forward messages across the platform, after criticism it has been used to spread misinformation and rumors, and sometimes has led to violence.
5G promises to make factories a lot smarter. And that means they’ll be a lot more vulnerable.
Russia launched administrative action against Facebook and Twitter for failing to comply with its data laws, days after Facebook removed the accounts of what it said were two Russia-based misinformation campaigns.
Facebook operating chief Sheryl Sandberg said the company will work with the German ministry for information security to guide policy throughout Europe on election interference.
He Jiankui, who has claimed to have engineered the world’s first gene-edited babies, is said to have violated national laws and forged documents.
Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s finance chief and daughter of its founder, helped lead the company’s effort to improve its image. With her arrest, she’s caught up in one of the probes ensnaring the company around the world.
Jobs that tap both technical and creative thinking will be likely to pay well—and resist automation.
Dark Mode: It’s good for your eyes, your battery and maybe even your sanity, and it’s hidden in most of your devices and apps. Here’s how to turn it on almost everywhere.
Rio Tinto calls it the world’s largest robot: mile-long driverless trains traversing the sparsely populated Australian Outback. American railroad companies call it the future.
A large U.S. spy satellite was successfully launched into orbit as concerns mounted that the continued government shutdown threatens to disrupt launch plans for future commercial, civilian and potentially even military payloads.
The federal government’s privacy investigation into Facebook appears to be nearing a conclusion, with the prospect of a large fine looming for the social-media giant.
Frustrated and fatigued by social-media challenges, businesses and others looking for an audience turn to an old standby.
Scientists call it a total lunar eclipse, but everybody else has grabbed hold of its new name; ‘Sounds more at home in a vampire novel.’
Snap in recent weeks pushed out two senior executives after an investigation found that one of them had allegedly engaged in an inappropriate relationship with an outside contractor.
Airbnb has held talks to acquire hotel-booking site Hotel Tonight, as the home-sharing company seeks to bolster its offerings and make itself more attractive to investors ahead of an eventual IPO.
One in seven Americans drink from private wells, which are being polluted by contaminants from manure and fertilizer. The problem pits neighbor against neighbor in rural communities across the country.
Tesla is cutting its full-time workforce by 7% to help lower costs so it can sell the Model 3 sedan at a lower price. Shares fell 13%.
The Democratic National Committee said it was targeted by an unsuccessful cyberattack eight days after the 2018 midterm elections—and believes one of the Russian hacking groups that broke into its network during the 2016 presidential campaign was behind the attempted intrusion.
The hype that has consumed the nascent driverless car industry over the past few years has moved into a new period of cautious optimism.