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1 day agoDisney Chief Executive Robert Iger resigns from Apple's board -- Iger, who has led Disney as CEO since 2005, joined Apple's board in 2012 and was serving as the nominating-committee chair and on the compensation committee.
1 day agoHouse Committee requests tech executives' emails in antitrust probe -- Dozens of executives, including Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg, named in requests for emails and executive communications.
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2 days agoWashington, Silicon Valley Struggle to Unify on Protecting Elections
2 days agoAmazon starts crowdsourcing Alexa responses from the public. What could possibly go wrong? -- Amazon made its Alexa Answer program available to the general public this week after several months of beta testing, opening up its artificial intelligence assistant to crowdsourced recommendations for unprogrammed questions.
3 days agoGoogle Subpoenaed for Details on Its Ad Business
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3 days agoData Breaches Elicit Calls for More Transparency
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4 days agoApple undercuts rivals with streaming price -- Apple set monthly prices for its TV+ video-streaming service and Arcade videogame-streaming service at $4.99 (U.S.), largely undercutting rivals.
5 days agoSmart cities will require smarter cybersecurity -- Deploying these technologies comes at a cost, however, in that the number of connections also gives hackers more opportunities to break into city systems.
5 days agoActivist Wants AT&T to Be More Like Verizon
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6 days agoCompanies explore encryption that withstands quantum computing -- A few organizations holding particularly sensitive data are looking for ways to protect their information from hackers.
6 days agoApple bets more cameras can keep iPhone humming -- Sources say Apple plans to reveal a trio of new iPhones with additional rear cameras and enhanced capabilities for low-light photos on Tuesday.
7 days agoStates to launch Google, Facebook antitrust probes -- The antitrust probes put added pressure on the tech giants, which are already under federal scrutiny.
9 days agoDemocratic senators question Facebook on hidden gun sales -- In a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, 15 senators—including three 2020 presidential candidates—asked for information about the company's knowledge of, and efforts at policing, the sale of guns on Marketplace.
9 days agoSlack Intensifies War of Words With Microsoft
10 days agoStruggling media could get lift from Competition Bureau digital scrutiny -- Examination of possible anti-competitive practices by digital giants like Facebook and Google could offer a reprieve to the traditional media they 'decimated,' but industry watchers say the step feels years behind other world powers
10 days agoCompetition watchdog ramps up scrutiny of digital giants -- Competition Bureau urges businesses to provide them with anti-competitive reports which they say may lead to enforcement against online behemoths such as Facebook and Google
10 days agoGerman Probe of Facebook Highlights Data Risks
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11 days agoSamsung launches smartphone meant to make blockchain friendlier -- The phone will feature the same hardware and packaging as the two sizes of the Galaxy Note 10, and is expected to be sold at similar prices, which start at around $1000.
10 days agoSlack Shares Plunge Despite Raising Full-Year Outlook
11 days agoTwitter Disables Texting Feature Amid Hacks
11 days agoYouTube to Pay Fine, Adjust Site Over Children's Privacy
11 days agoFacebook Lays Out Challenges of Letting Users Take Their Own Data
11 days agoAs Dorian Strikes, WhatsApp Connects Family Across Distance
12 days agoCompanies Use Cyber Ranges to Practice Security Skills
12 days agoHuawei accuses the U.S. of cyberattacks and threats to its staff -- Huawei detailed numerous allegations against the U.S. on Tuesday, in which it also denied stealing smartphone-camera tech from multimedia producer Rui Oliveira.
13 days agoStreaming services draw new subscribers with old-time rock 'n' roll -- Older music is the biggest growth area in music streaming, according to Nielsen.
13 days agoTrade-secrets case seen as warning to Silicon Valley -- Experts say they can't think of another example in which FBI pursued a criminal case against a U.S. tech employee accused of taking proprietary material to a new job.
12 days agoYearslong tax dispute could cost big tech companies billions -- A long-running tax dispute is creating hefty expenses for big U.S. tech companies like Facebook and Alphabet.
13 days agoNo Relief for Big Tech Under New EU Leadership
14 days agoFounders of successful tech companies are mostly middle-aged, study finds -- Researchers looked at startups established between 2007 and 2014 and analyzed the top 0.1 per cent — defined as those with the fastest growth in employment and sales. They found that the average age of the companies' founders was 45.
14 days agoGoogle researchers uncover 2-year iPhone hack tied to malicious websites -- In a deep-dive blog post published late last week, Ian Beer, a security expert on Google's Project Zero, detailed how hackers had been using malicious websites to exploit an iPhone software vulnerability.
15 days agoThe next hot job: Pretending to be a robot -- Postmates, which received a permit to operate its Serve delivery robot and is already testing it for food delivery, employs a growing team of 'pilots' to oversee food ferries.
15 days agoCEO Jack Dorsey's Twitter Account Was Hacked, Company Says
16 days agoFraudsters used AI to mimic CEO's voice in unusual cybercrime case -- The CEO of a U.K.-based energy firm thought he was speaking on the phone with his boss who asked him to send the funds to a Hungarian supplier.
15 days agoTesla Raises Price of Model 3 in China Ahead of Tariff Jump
17 days agoUber, Lyft, DoorDash Threaten Ballot Fight Over California Gig-Worker Law
17 days agoSenators Want Answers on Listings for Unsafe Amazon Merchandise
17 days agoDell Reports Record Revenue in PC Division
17 days agoApple Opens Door to iPhone Repairs by More Outside Vendors
17 days agoAcademics and Experts See Esport Potential for Cybersecurity
17 days agoThe First Female Space Tourist on What We Can Do in Orbit
17 days agoYouTube puts original series in front of paywall as streaming competition heats up -- The Google-owned company says it's lifting the paywall on upcoming seasons of marquee programs after they were previously only available through its ad-free subscription service called YouTube Premium.
17 days agoBox's Revenue Growth Slows
18 days agoApple tightens privacy rules on Siri recordings after backlash -- 'We realize we haven't been fully living up to our high ideals, and for that we apologize,' Apple wrote Wednesday in a blog post.
18 days agoHackers Escalate IRS Impersonation Scams
18 days agoAmazon holds talks with Indonesian ride-hailing startup Gojek -- The companies have discussed an arrangement by which Amazon would make a sizable investment in Gojek and tap into the Jakarta-based company's delivery infrastructure.
18 days agoFormer Google Engineer Charged With Stealing Trade Secrets
19 days agoPeloton to Pursue Nasdaq Listing, Dual-Class Stock Structure in IPO
19 days agoHuman Error Often the Culprit in Cloud Data Breaches
19 days agoGoogle Warns Against Blocking 'Cookies' Entirely, Triggering Criticism
20 days agoGlobalfoundries Launches Legal Battle Against Taiwan Semiconductor, Also Targets Manufacturers
20 days agoGlassdoor's Operating Chief to Become Its Next CEO
20 days agoAT&T Telecom Chief John Donovan to Retire
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20 days agoCities Are Saying 'No' to 5G, Citing Health, Aesthetics---and FCC Bullying
22 days agoGoogle Curbs Political Debate by Employees
23 days agoU.S. Appeals Court Freezes Antitrust Ruling Against Qualcomm
23 days agoAmazon deal opens door to bigger footprint in India -- The retail giant is acquiring a small stake in Future, one of India's largest retailers, in a deal that gives it an option to take a much larger stake after three years.
24 days agoAmazon has ceded control of its site. The result: thousands of banned, unsafe or mislabeled products -- A Wall Street Journal probe finds 4,152 items for sale on Amazon.com have been declared unsafe by federal agencies, are deceptively labeled or are banned by federal regulators.
23 days agoAttention Amazon Shoppers: How to Safety-Proof Your Order
24 days agoHuawei launches A.I. chip in push to unseat U.S. makers -- Huawei on Friday revealed details of the chip, the Ascend 910, designed to crunch the massive amounts of data used to build A.I. algorithms, and said it is available immediately.
24 days agoHP CEO Dion Weisler Stepping Down
24 days agoNew York Officials Plan for Cyber Defenses Around 5G
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25 days agoSchools Brace for Cyberattacks
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25 days agoHuawei finance chief argues Canada abused her rights -- Allegations contained in hundreds of pages of documents and videos showing the arrest last year of Huawei's finance chief, Meng Wanzhou
25 days agoGun Sellers Are Sneaking Onto Facebook's Secondhand Marketplace
26 days agoFacebook to let users control their data from other companies -- The initiative was one of several announced by Facebook, including others designed to improve how news gets presented on the platform as well as how it guards against political bias.
26 days agoThere's Life After Death Online
26 days agoQualcomm, LG Reach New Patent-Licensing Deal
26 days agoU.S. Cities Rethink Data Relationship With Residents
26 days agoTwitter, Facebook Act Against Disinformation on Hong Kong Protests
27 days agoTesla to lease solar panels to homeowners -- Rentals are available in six states: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New Mexico. They start at $50 a month in each of those states except California, where they start at $65 a month.
26 days agoNorsk Hydro Tests AI in Cyber Defenses After Attack
27 days agoSilicon Valley looks north as tech giants expand in Toronto -- Technology companies are hiring more workers in Toronto, attracted by the region's diverse population of 6.4 million, a deep pool of skilled labour and cultural similarities to major U.S. cities such as San Francisco, New York and Chicago.
27 days agoSilicon Valley looks north as tech giants expand in Toronto -- Amazon.com and Google are hiring thousands of engineers in Vancouver and Toronto, and homegrown success stories such as Shopify Inc. are taking off.
27 days agoTumblr and the end of the eyeballs-are-everything era
26 days agoDelta Sues Chatbot Provider Over 2017 Breach
1 month agoNvidia's Earnings Show Signs of Recovery
1 month agoAccused Capital One hacker stole data from more than 30 other targets, officials say -- Capital One originally said it had tens of millions of credit card applications stolen, including one million Canadian social insurance numbers.
1 month agoHackers Subvert Security Checks Like the Browser Padlock
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1 month agoHuawei technicians helped African governments spy on political opponents -- Huawei Technologies Co., the world's largest telecommunications company, dominates African markets, where it has sold security tools that governments use for digital surveillance and censorship.
1 month agoCisco's Outlook Dampened by China Slowdown, Trade Dispute
1 month agoHow Huawei Employees Helped Governments Spy
1 month agoAI Helps Companies, Cities Fight Ransomware
1 month agoTencent's Profit Rises 35% as New Games Hit Market
1 month agoAI startup boom raises questions of exaggerated tech savvy -- The competing claims reflect a growing challenge in the tech world of assessing a company's proficiency in artificial intelligence.
1 month agoRealReal's Revenue Soars as Its Loss Widens
1 month agoWhat your voice reveals about you -- Increasingly sophisticated technology that detects nuances in sound inaudible to humans is capturing clues about people's likely locations, medical conditions and even physical features.
1 month agoVerizon to Sell Tumblr to WordPress.com Owner
1 month agoHackers Go Pro, Seeking Bounties for Bugs
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1 month agoEU nears decisions in Facebook privacy cases -- Ireland's Data Protection Commission has given Facebook copies of its final investigative reports for some cases, says a spokesman for the regulator.
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1 month agoMicrosoft Aims to Reset Videogame-Streaming Market With 'Ninja' Pact
1 month agoApple Card Review: The Credit Card of the Future Is No Card At All
1 month agoSoftBank's Bid to Build a Solar-Power Empire Founders
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1 month agoWelcome to Black Hat, Where the Attendees Are the Threat
1 month agoHuawei unveils Android replacement following U.S. ban -- The new operating system, called HarmonyOS, is intended to run on all of Huawei's consumer gadgets including its hugely popular smartphones, which run Android.
1 month agoYelp's profit increase gets positive reviews from investors -- Shares of the online-review company rose more than 4% in post-market trading Thursday.
1 month agoFBI and Facebook Potentially at Odds Over Social-Media Monitoring
1 month agoUber Posts Its Largest Quarterly Loss
1 month agoTech Giants Leave Room for Roku in Streaming Video
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1 month agoBooking Holdings Reports Higher-Than-Expected Results
1 month agoLyft Raises 2019 Revenue Outlook, Sees Smaller Annual Loss
1 month agoSalesforce to Buy Workforce Management Software Firm
1 month agoUtilities Are Prime Target for Cyberattacks
1 month agoSoftBank's Vision Fund 2 Plans to Begin Investing as Soon as Next Month
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1 month ago8chan Owner Defends Speech Forum in Wake of El Paso Shooting
1 month agoUsing social media to prevent mass shootings faces challenges -- Identifying specific threats in a post or tweet challenges technology experts and law enforcement. Detecting them in time to stop a planned attack may be impossible.
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1 month agoPassword alternatives still elusive, experts say -- Despite years of development, a viable alternative to the password has yet to be found that doesn't introduce other security risks, experts say.
1 month agoGermans grow frustrated with their slow-poke internet -- The sorry state of the online network has become a national joke and an economic liability.
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1 month agoFacebook adding its name to Instagram, WhatsApp
1 month agoJPMorgan chooses software over humans to write ads -- "Artificial intelligence message machine" wrote ads that generated two to five times the response it got from traditional human copywriters
1 month agoCapital One breach highlights shortfalls of encryption -- In the Capital One incident, experts said the bank might have used a weak type of encryption or failed to properly store decryption keys, allowing a hacker to access data.
1 month agoSome want delivery drones to buzz off. Would stricter rules change their minds? -- A parliamentary report in Australia into one of the world's most advanced drone-delivery trials, by Google affiliate Wing, raised concerns about privacy, noise and wildlife.
1 month agoRepublican Engineer Fired by Google Claims 'Bullying' -- Kevin Cernekee says he was fired for being an outspoken conservative in famously liberal Silicon Valley.
1 month agoFTC Antitrust Probe of Facebook Scrutinizes Its Acquisitions
1 month agoEBay Sues Amazon Workers on Seller-Poaching Claims
1 month agoDuped by a Robocall From Overseas? It Was Legal
1 month agoEU Regulators Scrutinize Digital-Ad Companies
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1 month agoWhat the T-Mobile Takeover of Sprint Means for Your Wireless Bill
1 month agoPearson Hack Exposed Data on Thousands of Students
1 month agoQualcomm's Results Muddled by Smartphone Slump, Legal Woes
1 month agoSenior Amazon Executive to Take a Year Off
1 month agoSpotify reports subscriber growth amid industry podcast boom -- The company ended the quarter with 232 million monthly active users, above estimates for growth of up to 228 million.
1 month agoGoogle algorithm aims to identify at-risk kidney injury patients -- The algorithm, developed by the DeepMind Health laboratories at Google parent company Alphabet Inc., marks a new application of machine learning in health care.
1 month agoCapital One breach highlights dangers of insider threats -- Experts say the incident shows how, as more information is stored in the cloud, staff trained in how to use these systems could become a threat to other companies.
1 month agoApple's Revenue Rises Despite Continued iPhone Slump
1 month agoCapital One Hacking Suspect Showed Strange Online Behavior
1 month agoCapital One Breach Casts Shadow Over Cloud Security
1 month agoAmazon Pushes Brands to Be Less Boxy -- Since last fall, Amazon has told companies they must make packaging for thousands of larger products more compact and easier to open by Thursday.
1 month agoMore Tech Improvements Ahead, Equifax Says
1 month agoFor Facebook and Alphabet, big-ticket fines cause limited pain -- For both Facebook and Alphabet, penalties are smaller when measured against the total value of the companies, rather than annual operating expenses.
1 month agoApple aims to offset iPhone weakness with strengthening services -- To counter the slowdown in iPhone sales, Apple earlier this year introduced trade-in programs and began offering financing for new iPhones.
1 month agoScrap-metal market targets the cloud as its next recycling project -- The pilot efforts come as scrap-metal companies seek new ways to reinvigorate profits dented by rising trade barriers and weak commodity prices.
1 month agoUber Cuts Third of Marketing Staff; Lyft COO Exits
1 month agoEquifax Says Cultural Changes Since Breach Make It a Security Leader
1 month agoIndonesian Travel Startup Seeks to Raise Funds Valuing It at $4.5 Billion
1 month agoWant to make your home smart? Start with the lights -- Next to smart speakers, smart lights are the fastest-growing category in the smart home, according to Strategy Analytics.
1 month agoWalmart's Semi-Secret Effort to Become Internet-Cool
1 month agoCan the internet save the department store? -- The retail future some companies are touting is at once bizarre and intuitive.
1 month agoTwitter's costs rise, but more users flock to platform -- The company has been investing in improving civility on its social network and showing users more relevant content.
1 month agoCoast Guard Details February Cyberattack on Ship
1 month agoNetflix Documentary on Cambridge Analytica Doubles as a Mystery
1 month agoFacebook and Google algorithms are secret — but Australia plans to change that -- Tech giants could have secret algorithms policed by a beefed-up watchdog, under what Australia describes as world-first limits to their power
1 month agoSoftBank Rolls Out Second Tech Megafund
1 month agoAmazon's Streak of Record Profit Ends
1 month agoTesla tech chief's exit is latest high-profile departure -- The departure of JB Straubel follows a string of other exits in the past few years as the company struggled to bring its Model 3 compact car to market.
1 month agoAmazon's New York Office Hunt Includes Lord & Taylor Building
1 month agoProsecutors Back Barr's Call for Access to Encrypted Devices
1 month agoWhat's Next for Weddings: Phone-Free Moments and Far-Flung Locales
1 month agoToyota seeks tech strength with investment in Didi Chuxing -- The $600-million investment in China's biggest ride-hailing company is the latest in a global set of investments designed to prepare Toyota for growth beyond car manufacturing.
1 month agoAn old feud between U.S. allies rattles tech giants' supply chains -- The latest supply-chain rupture centers on a festering spat between Tokyo and Seoul that is driven more by politics than profit.
1 month agoTesla Loses Money but Stresses Growth
1 month agoSamsung to Launch Foldable-Screen Phone in September
1 month agoFacebook board to tighten oversight, as Zuckerberg keeps control -- Along with a historic $5 billion fine, the agreement requires Facebook to create a privacy committee stocked with independent board members.
1 month agoFacebook agrees to pay $5 billion in FTC settlement -- The Federal Trade Commission said the penalty "is the largest ever imposed on any company for violating consumers' privacy," but some said it wasn't enough.
1 month agoSecurity Chiefs Warn of Breaches Through Long-Lifespan Devices
1 month agoTreasury Secretary finds no security concerns with Google work in China -- Mr. Mnuchin said Google continues to work with the Defense Department, similar to several other U.S. technology companies.
1 month agoTesla Expected to Cut Losses in Second Quarter: What to Watch
1 month agoFacebook settlement requires Zuckerberg to certify privacy protections -- A person familiar with the matter said Mr. Zuckerberg will have to certify that Facebook has privacy controls in place.
1 month agoSnap Posts Record User Growth
1 month agoEquifax to Study Alternatives to Social Security Numbers
1 month agoShopify nips at Amazon with hassle-free shipping for small firms -- Many analysts believe the Ottawa-based company's decision to add logistics to its range of online services is smart because it could help keep customers loyal, fend off competition and create an additional source of revenue.
1 month agoApple dominates App Store search results, thwarting competitors -- The company's apps ranked first in more than 60% of basic searches, such as for "maps," Wall Street Journal analysis showed.
1 month agoThe hottest phones for the next billion users aren't smartphones -- Smart feature phones, fueled by inexpensive mobile data and costing about $25, provide a simple way for some of the world's poorest people to enter the internet economy.
1 month agoApple in Advanced Talks to Buy Intel's Smartphone-Modem Chip Business
1 month agoFacebook Settlement Expected to Mandate Privacy Committee
1 month agoMicrosoft to invest $1 billion in artificial-intelligence startup -- The software giant and OpenAI LP said they would jointly develop supercomputing technologies for the former's Azure cloud-computing platform.
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