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Facebook's former security chief plans to launch an institute at Stanford University to help technology companies and the public work together to solve the negative effects technology can have on society.

  • Oct 16, 2018

Google will close most of its failing social media platform after discovering that hundreds of thousands of users potentially had their personal data exposed because of a previously undisclosed software bug.

  • Oct 8, 2018

The Chinese government, Apple, Amazon and other involved companies dispute the report.

  • Oct 4, 2018

The report found that 80 percent of the Twitter accounts that frequently shared links to phony news reports during the 2016 election remain active and, as a group, publish more than a million tweets in a typical day.

  • Oct 4, 2018

Some researchers say the ads placed on partisan sites is financing the spread of divisive and conspiratorial content without the advertisers’ knowledge.

  • Oct 3, 2018

Traffic to Jones' main commercial site,, has not been affected by the industry crackdown on him. It had 1.15 million visits in August, up 55 percent compared to June, the last month before the recent controversy started.

  • Sep 10, 2018

Racist, anti-Semitic and extremist speech online can be fueled by and influence real-world events, new research finds.

  • Sep 6, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to meet with state attorneys general later this month to discuss whether tech companies may be "intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas,” the Justice Department said Wednesday in a statement.

  • Sep 5, 2018

A statement from the agency echoed sentiments from President Trump about anti-conservative bias in social media platforms.

  • Sep 5, 2018

Apple announced Wednesday that it would block access to a port that law enforcement uses to crack into iPhones, a move that could reignite debate over whether tech companies are doing enough to help authorities probing serious crimes.

  • Jun 13, 2018
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