Government

Carriers ‘violated federal law’ by selling your location data, FCC tells Congress

February 1, 2020 0

More than a year and a half after wireless carriers were caught red-handed selling the real-time location data of their customers to anyone willing to

Maxar and NASA will demonstrate orbital spacecraft assembly with a new robotic arm

February 1, 2020 0

NASA has awarded Maxar an estimated $142 million contract to demonstrate in-orbit spacecraft refueling and assembly of new components using a custom robotic platform in

Amazon quietly publishes its latest transparency report

January 31, 2020 0

Just as Amazon was basking in the news of a massive earnings win, the tech giant quietly published — as it always does — its

Facebook will pay $550 million to settle class action lawsuit over privacy violations

January 30, 2020 0

Facebook will pay over half a billion dollars to settle a class action lawsuit that alleged systematic violation of an Illinois consumer privacy law. The

Toothless: Facebook proposes a weak Oversight Board

January 29, 2020 0

Facebook’s internal “Supreme Court” can’t set precedents, can’t make decisions about Facebook Dating or Marketplace, and can’t oversee WhatsApp, Oculus, or any messaging feature, according

The Pentagon pushes back on Huawei ban in bid for ‘balance’

January 25, 2020 0

Huawei may have just found itself an ally in the most unexpected of places. According to a new report out of The Wall Street Journal,

India likely to force Facebook, WhatsApp to identify the originator of messages

January 22, 2020 0

New Delhi is inching closer to recommending regulations that would require social media companies and instant messaging app providers to help law enforcement agencies identify

The US government should stop demanding tech companies compromise on encryption

January 16, 2020 0

In a tweet late Tuesday, President Trump criticized Apple for refusing “to unlock phones used by killers, drug dealers and other violent criminal elements.” Trump was

Zuckerberg ditches annual challenges, but needs cynics to fix 2030

January 10, 2020 0

Mark Zuckerberg won’t be spending 2020 focused on wearing ties, learning Mandarin or just fixing Facebook. “Rather than having year-to-year challenges, I’ve tried to think

Twitter’s new reply blockers could let Trump hide critics

January 9, 2020 0

What if politicians could only display Twitter replies from their supporters while stopping everyone else from adding their analysis to the conversation? That’s the risk