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Facebook’s Encryption Plans Alarm Law Enforcement

Facebook’s Encryption Plans Alarm Law Enforcement

Law enforcement agencies in the United States and elsewhere are at odds with Facebook over its plans to increase end-to-end encryption across its messaging platforms. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg pledged earlier this year... 
Missile Launched From California Base

Missile Launched From California Base

An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile has been launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in a test of the intercontinental ballistic missile system. A team of airmen from the 341st Missile... 
Match Group Facing FTC Lawsuit, DOJ Investigation

Match Group Facing FTC Lawsuit, DOJ Investigation

Online dating company Match Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH) appears to be in a lot of hot water. The company has been sued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over alleged deception of its customers. That lawsuit has sparked a separate... 
Google Wins ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Ruling

Google Wins ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Ruling

Europe’s highest court has limited the reach of the landmark online privacy law known as “right to be forgotten” in a big win for Google. The company and other search engines had been fighting a French effort to force them to... 
Thousands Of Facebook Apps Suspended After Investigation

Thousands Of Facebook Apps Suspended After Investigation

Facebook has suspended tens of thousands of apps from its platform, according to court filings unsealed by a state court in Boston. The documents showed that Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) had suspended 69,000 apps, 10,000 of which... 
50 Attorneys General Join Antitrust Probe Of Google

50 Attorneys General Join Antitrust Probe Of Google

Fifty attorneys general are joining an investigation into Alphabet’s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google over possible antitrust violations, confirming reports that emerged last week about a bipartisan investigation into Google’s practices.... 
AT&T Takes Top Spot In Wireless Testing

AT&T Takes Top Spot In Wireless Testing

Virginia-based Global Wireless Solutions (GWS), an independent testing firm, has released the results of its latest study of voice and data test of the biggest wireless companies in America. The company released an announcement,... 
YouTube Fined Over Children’s Privacy Violations

YouTube Fined Over Children’s Privacy Violations

The Federal Trade Commission has voted to fine Google $150 million to $200 million to settle accusations that its YouTube subsidiary had been illegally collecting personal information about children. More than 20 consumer advocacy... 
European Fund Floated To Invest In Tech Companies

European Fund Floated To Invest In Tech Companies

European Union officials are floating a plan to create a sovereign wealth fund intended to invest in companies that could compete with U.S. and Chinese tech giants. According to an internal document detailing the plan, the fund... 
Apple’s Face ID Tricked With Simple Method

Apple’s Face ID Tricked With Simple Method

Researchers from Tencent presenting at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas demonstrated a relatively simple way to break into someone’s iPhone by bypassing the Face ID feature. Apparently, if taped glasses are put... 
Juul Wants To Track Your Vaping

Juul Wants To Track Your Vaping

Silicon Valley startup Juul has just released a new e-cigarette that can monitor users’ vaping and track their device. The Juul C1, as the device is known, is now being sold in the United Kingdom after a successful pilot in... 
Microplastics Removal Idea Wins Young Scientist $50,000

Microplastics Removal Idea Wins Young Scientist $50,000

Irish teenager Fionn Ferreira has devised a simple but effective method to extract microplastics from the world’s oceans. According to his paper on the process, his extraction method removed 85 percent to 92 percent of microplastics... 
Antitrust Reviews Of Tech Giants Initiated

Antitrust Reviews Of Tech Giants Initiated

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has initiated a sweeping antitrust investigation of big technology companies, like Facebook, Google, and Amazon. The DOJ is investigating whether the companies’ online platforms have... 
SpaceX Prototype Bursts Into Flames During Test

SpaceX Prototype Bursts Into Flames During Test

A SpaceX prototype rocket caught fire during a key test at the company’s facility in Boca Chica, Texas. The rocket, using one of SpaceX’s next-generation “Raptor” rocket engines, burst into flames four minutes after SpaceX... 
New Developments Announced By Neuralink

New Developments Announced By Neuralink

Elon Musk’s secretive company Neuralink has introduced some of the technology it has been developing to the public for the first time. This week, Mr. Musk gave a big presentation of Neuralink’s research. A white paper credited... 
France Passes Big Tech Tax

France Passes Big Tech Tax

French lawmakers have approved a 3 percent tax on digital companies that make large profits in the country. The tax will be applied to revenue from digital services earned in France by companies that make more than 750 million... 
5G Standard For Connected Cars A Win For Qualcomm

5G Standard For Connected Cars A Win For Qualcomm

A legal battle over the use of 5G technology in vehicles across Europe has resulted in a big win for Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM). European Union member states have elected to scrap new rules mandating Wi-Fi technology as the... 
China Accused Of Hacking 8 Tech Firms

China Accused Of Hacking 8 Tech Firms

China has been accused of hacking into the operations of some of the world’s biggest technology service providers. The global hacking campaign, known as Cloud Hopper, has been attributed to China by the United States and its... 
Google Maps Found To Have Scores Of Fake Listings

Google Maps Found To Have Scores Of Fake Listings

There are millions of fake business listings on Google Maps, according to an investigation by the Wall Street Journal. There have been more than 200 million listings added to Google Maps over the years. According to estimates,... 
Domino’s Testing Self-driving Pizza Delivery

Domino’s Testing Self-driving Pizza Delivery

Domino’s Pizza Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) has announced a new partnership with autonomous-driving tech startup Nuro to deliver pizza by self-driving car in Houston. Domino’s will use Nuro’s fleet of autonomous test vehicles to deliver... 
Four Participants Announced For FDA Blockchain Project

Four Participants Announced For FDA Blockchain Project

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recruited four companies to participate in a pilot project to use blockchain to identify, track and trace prescription medicines and vaccines distributed within the United... 
Companies Chosen To Deliver NASA Cargo To Moon

Companies Chosen To Deliver NASA Cargo To Moon

NASA has announced the selection of three American firms to send instruments and other scientific equipment to the Moon in anticipation of a crewed lunar mission in the future. According to a press release, the U.S. space agency... 
Scientists Create New Heat-absorbing Wood

Scientists Create New Heat-absorbing Wood

Scientists at the University of Maryland have created a new type of wood that radiates heat into space. The hi-tech wood was found to absorb heat and provide a passive cooling effect to buildings using it. The scientists estimated... 
Judge Rules Against Qualcomm In Monopoly Case

Judge Rules Against Qualcomm In Monopoly Case

A U.S. District Court judge has issued a ruling saying that Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) must change how it does business and renegotiate its license deals with its customers. Judge Lucy Koh wrote in her ruling: “Qualcomm’s licensing... 
SpaceX Starting Starlink Satellite Network

SpaceX Starting Starlink Satellite Network

SpaceX is ready to take its next step in its plan to overhaul internet delivery. The company will deliver a batch of 60 satellites into low-Earth orbit as the first set for a constellation of satellites the company is calling... 
Japan Testing Train That Travels 249 MPH

Japan Testing Train That Travels 249 MPH

The fastest bullet train in the world is now being tested in Japan. The ALFA-X, projected to hit speeds of up to 249 mph, began a scheduled three years’ worth of testing at the end of last week. The goal for the East... 
Facebook Removes “Dangerous Individuals” From Platforms

Facebook Removes “Dangerous Individuals” From Platforms

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has barred a number of high-profile people from its platforms after designating them as “dangerous”. All of the accounts, fan pages, and groups associated with the individuals have been purged from... 
China Announces Plans For Moon Base

China Announces Plans For Moon Base

China plans to build the first-ever moon base within the next ten years. The China National Space Administration (CSNA) intends to build a scientific research station near the Moon’s south pole. Zhang Kejian, the head of... 
In China ​there is a Plastic Recycling Revolutio​​n taking place

In China ​there is a Plastic Recycling Revolutio​​n taking place

China has for many years been the plastic recycling waste dump center for the world with way over 2000 million tons previously imported on a yearly basis. That is about 45 percent of the world’s plastic waste. But in 2017, China... 
Google Makes Changes To Protect Accounts From Phishing Attacks

Google Makes Changes To Protect Accounts From Phishing Attacks

Alphabet’s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google unit has announced that it will no longer be allowing sign-in attempts that don’t take place within a dedicated web browser. According to the company, the change will start in June and... 
Walmart Adding Thousands More Robot Workers

Walmart Adding Thousands More Robot Workers

Shoppers might soon encounter robots gliding up and down the aisles of their local Walmart (NYSE: WMT) store. Walmart has announced that it will be expanding the use of robots in stores as part of its effort to control labor costs.... 
Google’s AI Ethics Panel Cancelled

Google’s AI Ethics Panel Cancelled

Google has cancelled its AI ethics panel one week after it was announced. The move comes after a week of controversy regarding the company’s selection of members. The participants of its Advanced Technology External Advisory... 
Myspace Admits To Massive Loss

Myspace Admits To Massive Loss

Social networking site Myspace has admitted to a massive loss. The company has reportedly lost more than a decade’s worth of music uploaded to the site due to an error that occurred during its latest server migration. According... 
California Congressman Launches $250M Lawsuit Against Twitter

California Congressman Launches $250M Lawsuit Against Twitter

Representative Devin Nunes, Republican of California, has launched a $250 million lawsuit against Twitter and three users of the social media platform for defamation. The complaint was filed in Henrico County Circuit Court in... 
Volkswagen Turning Focus To Electric Cars

Volkswagen Turning Focus To Electric Cars

The Volkswagen Group’s (VLKAF) ambitious plans for the future will focus on electric cars, according to a recent announcement by the company. The group now is planning to build 70 new electric models over the next decade. The... 
Google Adding Interactive Shopping Ads To Images

Google Adding Interactive Shopping Ads To Images

Alphabet’s Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) is adding new shopping ad features to Images that let brands target shoppers at the point of inspiration. According to Google, half of online shoppers look for and are then inspired by images when... 
Apple Planning To Release iPhone Credit Card

Apple Planning To Release iPhone Credit Card

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is reportedly planning to release a new credit card that works with the iPhone as part of a partnership with Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS). According to sources familiar with the matter, the companies are planning... 
NASA Ends Quest To Revive Opportunity Rover

NASA Ends Quest To Revive Opportunity Rover

NASA has officially ended its quest to revive the Mars rover Opportunity after losing contact with the device last June. The rover has now ignored more than 830 rescue commands beamed from mission control. NASA declared the rover’s... 
Fitbit’s Newest Fitness Tracker Not Sold At Retailers

Fitbit’s Newest Fitness Tracker Not Sold At Retailers

Fitbit (NYSE: FIT) has a new fitness tracker that you won’t be able to buy in stores. That’s because the new Fitbit Inspire is intended for businesses and insurance companies rather than the consumer market. It is first product... 
Hundreds Of Employees Laid Off From Apple’s Project Titan

Hundreds Of Employees Laid Off From Apple’s Project Titan

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has reportedly eliminated more than 200 employees from its Project Titan autonomous vehicle initiative this week. According to published reports, those employees’ positions were eliminated as part of... 
Russian Hackers Targeted DNC After Midterms

Russian Hackers Targeted DNC After Midterms

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has claimed that it was targeted in an attempted hacking by a Russian group shortly after the midterm elections. The documents were part of an amended complaint filed in federal court in... 
GM And DoorDash Partner On Automated Car Deliveries

GM And DoorDash Partner On Automated Car Deliveries

General Motors’ (NYSE: GM) subsidiary Cruise Automation, which makes technology for self-driving cars, has announced a partnership with food delivery company DoorDash to deliver food by driverless cars. The test program... 
Tech Giants Get Dismissal In San Bernardino Shooting Lawsuits

Tech Giants Get Dismissal In San Bernardino Shooting Lawsuits

Lawsuits seeking to hold Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), Twitter (NYSE: TWTR), and Alphabet Inc.’s Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) liable to victims of the December 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino, California have been dismissed by a federal... 
Qualcomm Gets Some Apple iPhones Banned In Germany

Qualcomm Gets Some Apple iPhones Banned In Germany

Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) has recently won two significant battles in global courts related to its patent war with Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL). With its most recent win, Qualcomm has gotten Apple to withdraw some of its older iPhones from the... 
AT&T Launching Super-fast 5G Network

AT&T Launching Super-fast 5G Network

AT&T (NYSE: T) is launching its new mobile 5G network at the end of this week. The network will initially be available in select cities across the United States. AT&T said in its statement that it’s the “first and... 
California Moving To All Electric Bus Fleet

California Moving To All Electric Bus Fleet

The California Air Resources Board has adopted a new rule that mandates that the public bus system will move to an all-electric fleet. Mass transit agencies in the state will only be allowed to buy fully electric buses starting in...