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Tech giants took a public lashing at a congressional hearing Friday, where some of their smaller rivals, including Sonos and Tile, pleaded with federal lawmakers to take swift action against them.
  • Jan 17, 2020
A Massachusetts judge rejected the tech giant's earlier attempt to withhold the evidence from state officials investigating its privacy practices.
  • Jan 17, 2020
Tales of Big Tech's brash bullying tactics are set to be on full display when four companies testify at a high-profile congressional hearing Friday. The session could provide the most convincing, public evidence to date that Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google have become too big and powerful, and need to be newly restrained.
  • Jan 16, 2020
Facebook has defied public calls to adopt significant limits on political advertising ahead of the 2020 presidential election, opting instead to introduce changes that allow users to control more of the ads they see.
  • Jan 9, 2020
Days after Trump ordered a strike that killed a top Iranian general, the president's 2020 campaign has turned the attack into a political pitch, purchasing more than 1,000 ads on Facebook that tout his military credentials — and seek to raise money for his reelection.
  • Jan 8, 2020
TikTok on Wednesday released a set of new, more detailed rules about the videos it permits and prohibits, seeking to respond to concerns that its policies to protect users failed to keep pace with its meteoric rise.
  • Jan 8, 2020
Facebook issued new rules that ban users from posting computer-generated, highly manipulated videos, known as deepfakes, seeking to stop the spread of a novel form of misinformation months before the 2020 presidential election.
  • Jan 7, 2020
YouTube said Monday it is scaling back its data collection and what kind of ads can run alongside children's content, part of an effort to satisfy regulators who said it violated rules around underage viewers.
  • Jan 6, 2020
“We are confident that the Iraqi people want the United States to continue to be there to fight the counterterror campaign,” the secretary of state said, two days after a U.S. strike that killed a top Iranian commander.
  • Jan 5, 2020
With Iran considered one of the world’s most capable cyber warriors, experts now fear the U.S. killing of Qasem Soleimani could result in new attacks on banks, power plants and social media.
  • Jan 3, 2020