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Amazon's snooping on Alexa chats spurs EU privacy response - Regulators are working on common guidelines for digital assistants following revelations that Amazon had a team of thousands of workers listening to Alexa audio requests with the goal of improving the software.

1 day ago

Google follows Apple in ending third-party 'cookies' in ad-tracking -- If the first era of online advertising was direct sales, and the second was algorithm-driven bidding, a system without cookies will be the third, ad expert says.

1 day ago

Apple takes a (cautious) stand against opening a killer's iPhones -- Apple has largely avoided damaging tariffs in the trade war with China. That relationship will now be tested as Tim Cook confronts William Barr.

3 days ago

Promised 25 per cent Canadian wireless rate cut is on top of recent reductions, industry minister says -- Industry Minister Navdeep Bains says the 25 per cent rate reductions he has been mandated to achieve over the next two years will be measured starting after the Oct. 21 election.

3 days ago

As U.S. Justice Department pressures Apple, investigators say iPhone easier to crack -- U.S. Attorney General William Barr is seeking to unlock iPhones belonging to an aviation student from Saudi Arabia who authorities say killed three people at a Florida Navy base last month.

4 days ago

Teslas still go much farther on a single charge than their competitors. But the strategy carries risks -- Some point to a handful of spontaneous fires under investigation as potential fallout for its batteries that use denser and less-common materials.

4 days ago

Facebook says it won't back down from stance on political ads -- The social media giant said Thursday it would not make any major changes to its policy on political advertising, which allows outright lies in ads, despite pressure from lawmakers to claim more responsibility.

8 days ago

Uber to let riders use pin codes to help identify right car -- The development follows the death of Sami Josephson, who was murdered in March after getting into the car of a man impersonating an Uber driver.

9 days ago

CES gadget show: Amazon, Intel and Ford are chasing automotive data dollars -- Today's cars are the next information gold mine, rivalling the data-creating capabilities of smartphones.

11 days ago

White House proposes guidelines for regulating the use of artificial intelligence -- Computers increasingly take on jobs such as diagnosing medical conditions, driving cars, and recognizing individual faces

11 days ago

Xbox Game Pass makes a strong case for Microsoft's game subscription service -- For a nominal recurring fee, users get more titles right at their fingertips, with no added cost for experimentation.

11 days ago

Tesla 2019 sales hit goals, rise over 50 per cent from previous year -- The electric car maker delivered a record of about 112,000 vehicles in the fourth quarter and about 367,500 for the full year, after earlier projecting deliveries of between 360,000 and 400,000 units worldwide last year.

15 days ago

Deadly crashes raise questions about safety of Tesla's Autopilot -- Three crashes involving Tesla's Autopilot driving system that killed three people raise serious questions about whether drivers have become too reliant on Tesla's technology and whether the company does enough to ensure that drivers keep paying attention.

15 days ago

Dell to let Apple users control iPhones from their laptop -- A new feature as part of an update to Dell's Mobile Connect software will allow iPhone users to mirror their phone's screen on Dell laptops.

15 days ago

Huawei announces record revenue despite U.S. efforts to undermine it -- The firm announced Tuesday that its revenue surged 18 per cent to more than $120 billion in 2019 despite a ban on U.S. exports.

16 days ago

Once again, iPhones top tech seller of the year, but AirPods the hit -- With estimated sales of 65 million units, the pint-sized Bluetooth earbuds were the unsung hero for Apple in 2019.

18 days ago

Use this simple trick to stop Google, Amazon and Facebook from listening to you all the time -- Here's how to turn off the microphones on the devices when you are not using them or for short periods of time when you don't want them eavesdropping.

18 days ago

Meet the scholar who diagnosed 'surveillance capitalism' -- After more than a year of tech-related privacy scandals, malign election-interference and online platform-fueled extremism and the U.S. government's first tentative steps toward reining in its technology titans, it's become clear that Shoshana Zuboff helped crystallize previously vague apprehensions about the tech industry.

18 days ago

It seemed like a popular app. It's secretly a spy tool -- ToTok is used by the government of the United Arab Emirates to try to track every conversation, movement, sound and image of those who install it on their phones.

26 days ago

Behind Samsung's $116 billion bid for chip supremacy -- The company is investing heavily in the next step in miniaturizing semiconductors, a process called extreme ultraviolet lithography.

27 days ago

First, the smartphone changed. Then, over a decade, it changed us -- The smartphone's functionality has changed what it means to be human, altering the way we navigate the world, our relationships and ourselves.

27 days ago

These car safety systems lead to distracted driving, according to AAA study -- Adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping-assist technologies lull drivers into letting their guard down, which puts them at greater risk of crashing, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found.

1 month ago

One in 10 Toronto workers is now a gig economy worker, StatCan says -- "Groundbreaking" report shows 70% increase in gig workers with growth concentrated among immigrants, women and low-income Canadians

1 month ago

Vietnam's richest man bets $2 billion to sell electric cars to Americans -- Pham Nhat Vuong faces many challenges in gaining a foothold in North America but is intent on success.

1 month ago

On Amazon, T-shirts with slogans expose frivolous-trademark feud -- Some small sellers say the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is registering trademarks for commonly used terms that don't deserve the protection.

1 month ago

Ruling expected in new year in largest-ever unpaid overtime lawsuit -- Class action lawsuit filed against CIBC on behalf of more than 31,000 people.

1 month ago

CRTC announces new plan to help prevent nuisance phone calls -- Suspicious calls could be identified with a yellow triangle, potential spam with a red square.

1 month ago

Companies dust off old technology in search of high-quality recycled plastic -- The process uses chemicals or heat to break down plastic so it can be turned into clean, new plastic again and again while preserving quality.

1 month ago

Huawei bolsters public-relations blitz with legal action -- The Chinese telecommunications giant is pursuing legal campaigns against an array of overseas critics large and small.

1 month ago

Online brands tap customer data to create pop-up shops -- The plunge into data-driven pop-ups comes while both digitally native brands and pop-ups are seeing strong growth and many established real-world retailers are struggling.

1 month ago

Chinese citizens must scan their faces to register for new mobile phone service -- The requirement, which came into effect Sunday, is aimed at minimizing telephone fraud and preventing the reselling and illegal transfer of mobile phone cards, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said in a notice in September.

1 month ago

Nissan turns over a new Leaf -- The Japanese car maker's latest electric-vehicle project, the Ariya, embodies the turnaround hopes of new CEO Makoto Uchida.

1 month ago

An Apple app showing an annexed Crimea satisfies Russia but leaves Ukraine anguished, angry -- Russian's 2014 seizure of the territory is not recognized by the U.S., the EU and much of the international community. Apple's move to do so — at least within Russia — is prompting calls to boycott the company.

1 month ago

An Apple app showing an annexed Crimea satisfies Russia but leaves Ukraine anguished, angry -- Russian's 2014 seizure of the territory is not recognized by the U.S., the EU and much of the international community. Apple's move to do so — at least within Russia — is prompting calls to boycott the company.

1 month ago

Car makers wager on bigger screens to lure buyers -- The increased size and functionality, however, have raised questions about whether outsize displays help or hinder efforts to curb distracted driving.

1 month ago

The best laptop keyboards (oh, and the best laptops, too!) -- Tech giants like Google and Apple have gone through a keyboard renaissance, introducing the quietest, most comfortable types to the market.

1 month ago

Huawei funds cut off by U.S. communications commission over security threats -- The Federal Communications Commission on Friday voted to ban cellular carriers from using federal subsidies to buy equipment from Huawei and ZTE, saying the Chinese telecom companies endangered national security.

1 month ago

Tesla unveils pickup truck in demo marred by shattered glass -- The supposedly shatterproof windows of the electric "Cybertruck," which starts at $39,900 (U.S.) and will come in three variants, were no match for a metallic ball tossed by a designer at the behest of CEO Elon Musk.

1 month ago

Robocall scams exist because they work—one woman's story shows how -- For most people, robocalls are an annoyance. But for some, the scams can result in huge financial losses impossible to retrieve.

1 month ago

The hype for the electric pickup truck is growing. But does anyone want one? -- Ford, GM, Rivian and — of course — Tesla have all revealed plans to electrify the the most profitable segment of the auto industry.

1 month ago

Sources say TikTok is looking at ways to shake off its ties to China -- Ideas discussed reportedly include expanding operations in Southeast Asia, possibly Singapore, and rebranding the app in the U.S.

1 month ago

TikTok looking at ways to shake off its ties to China -- As TikTok faces mounting scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers and regulators, some employees and advisers in recent weeks have approached senior executives to suggest ways the company could rebrand.

1 month ago

The streaming era has finally arrived. Everything is about to change -- Once a generation, Hollywood experiences a seismic shift. It is happening again as the Big Three entertainment companies — Disney, NBCUniversal and WarnerMedia — launch their video platforms

2 months ago

An electric Mustang SUV? Detroit's big sustainability bet -- Ford is hoping some of the cachet of the original Mustang will rub off on the new model and boost demand for electric vehicles, which now represent just 2 per cent of the market.

2 months ago

I found work on an Amazon website. I made 97 cents an hour -- On Mechanical Turk, owned by Amazon, scores of thousands of humans earn pennies or dollars doing tasks that computers cannot yet easily do.

2 months ago

Apple plans stand-alone AR and VR gaming headset by 2022 -- CEO Tim Cook has talked up AR for some time, and the technology is the core of Apple's next big hardware push beyond the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.

2 months ago

AI is learning everything from us — including our biases -- As new, more complex AI moves into an increasingly wide array of products, like online ad services and business software or talking digital assistants, tech companies will be pressured to guard against the unexpected biases that are being discovered.

2 months ago

5G race could leave personal privacy in the dust -- New networks will collect more data on the physical world. Experts warn public policy hasn't caught up.

2 months ago

WeWork employees feel sting as ex-CEO stands to reap -- Thousands of staff are slated to be laid off soon as the company rapidly tries to cut costs and steer the company toward a path to profit.

2 months ago

Twitter's ad-business troubles weigh on revenue growth -- The company added more users in the latest quarter, but technical bugs hurt its advertising business.

2 months ago

Facebook lays on the charm for its Libra cryptocurrency plan -- Regulators and lawmakers have mocked it, and key partners like Visa and Mastercard have stepped away from it, but the social media giant isn't backing down

2 months ago

Facebook doesn't want to censor political ads over accuracy, executive says -- Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer says as a private company, Facebook doesn't want to make decisions about speech — but it would draw the line at political ads if they encourage violence.

2 months ago

Google Pixel 4 review: The smartest smartphone you probably won't buy -- Stunning nighttime photos, better and faster communication with Google Assistant, writes reviewer. Don't tell the folding phones, people, but this might be the most advanced phone you can buy

2 months ago

Berkshire Hathaway firm announces launch of $200M Alberta wind power farm

3 months ago

A year to forget for memory-chip makers -- Memory-chip prices have been in free fall since late last year, after an epic two-year bull run.

3 months ago

Amazon joins trend of sending workers away for health care -- Amazon.com Inc. will pay travel costs for workers diagnosed with cancer who choose to see doctors at City of Hope, a Los Angeles-area health system.

3 months ago

She fined tech giants billions of dollars. Now she wants sharper tools -- A tool Margrethe Vestager has revived after nearly two decades is the option of ordering a company cease actions the commission alleges to be anticompetitive, even before a case is completed.

3 months ago

Nestlé, Tim Hortons top list of plastic polluters — while McDonald's moves down to fourth place -- Greenpeace's annual single-use plastics audit finds most identifiably branded garbage originates with just a few big brands.

3 months ago

Facebook's libra hits extra regulatory roadblocks in Europe -- Valdis Dombrovskis, who is slated to stay on as vice president of the European Commission in charge of financial regulation, said Tuesday that libra posed a systemic risk to the euro, given the size of the companies that are behind the global cryptocurrency-based payments network.

3 months ago

Burned by bitcoin: Early cryptocurrency millionaire has lost his 'love for the industry' -- Jered Kenna headed the first U.S. cryptocurrency exchange, but is now disillusioned.

3 months ago

Uber Copter will now fly you over Manhattan gridlock for $200 -- Through the app, customers are able to schedule a journey as far as five days in advance, until space is full. As with Uber car rides, prices will fluctuate, based on demand.

3 months ago

How to set your Google data to self-destruct -- People's tastes and interests change. So why should our Google data histories be eternal?

3 months ago

Samsung Galaxy Fold review: The $2,000 phone of the future is here — please don't break it -- The world's first foldable smartphone demands some added caution, especially for those of us who have become so accustomed to handling, well, smartphones.

3 months ago

Facebook risks EU court order to censor hateful posts globally -- The EU Court of Justice will decide how far Facebook's obligations go to ensure such content stays away from its platform.

3 months ago

Visa, Mastercard, others reconsider involvement in Facebook's Libra network, sources say -- Wary of attracting regulatory scrutiny, executives of some of Libra's backers have declined Facebook's requests to publicly support the project, the people said.

3 months ago

Facebook risks EU court order to censor hateful posts globally -- EU Court of Justice judges will rule Thursday on a case that Facebook warns could threaten freedom of speech if a worldwide obligation to hunt down content is imposed on the company and other technology giants.

3 months ago

UPS drones win milestone FAA permission to take off shackles -- The devices promise to reduce carriers' costs as the surge of e-commerce increases demand for home delivery.

3 months ago

Facebook to exempt opinion and satire from fact-checking

3 months ago

Scammers find more opportunities on internet marketplaces -- A study found people most easily fall victim to what the Better Business Bureau categorizes as "online purchase" scams, which involve purchases and sales on direct seller-to-buyer sites like Craigslist and eBay.

3 months ago

Apple Watch Series 5 review: A smartwatch that's more like a watch -- Part fitness tracker, part health monitor, part daily minder and personal assistant, the Watch has evolved into a useful accessory.

3 months ago

Catching Gen Z Requires a Big Fish: Instagram

3 months ago

The sexy electric vehicle you probably haven't heard of is gunning for Tesla -- The Polestar 2 can travel up to 440 kilometres on a single charge, go from zero to 96 kph in under 5 seconds with all-wheel drive and boasts being the first vehicle of any kind to feature a built-in Android infotainment system.

3 months ago

'They don't need us anymore': Autoworkers fear electric unrest -- Dread over the prospect that plug-in cars will doom auto jobs helped spark the first United Auto Workers strike against General Motors Co. in over a decade.

3 months ago

CEO exits at Juul, WeWork show pitfalls of torrid growth -- The events this week suggest that Facebook's old mantra of 'move fast and break things' isn't as reliable a formula for long-term success as it once seemed.

3 months ago

Match.com used scam accounts to con users, FTC says -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is suing Match.com, claiming in a complaint filed Wednesday that it used the phoney love-interest ads to trick people into purchasing its services.

3 months ago

Instagram's content factories are huge — and that's a problem for Facebook -- Instagram has grown so big, so fast and so commercial that it risks losing the stylish and intimate aesthetic that made it wildly popular.

3 months ago

GOP Lawmaker Calls for Fed to Detail Its Cybersecurity

3 months ago

Apple weighs doubling down on bailout of iPhone display supplier -- The company that supplies displays for Apple has run into financial trouble because it has had difficulty branching out into products beyond the iPhone and because it doesn't yet commercially produce a newer type of screen for smartphones.

3 months ago

Amazon Extends Alexa's Reach Into Wearables

3 months ago

FTC Sues Match for Allegedly Tricking Users With Fake Ads

3 months ago

Q&A With AT&T's John Stankey on Streaming Strategy

3 months ago

Sharp Questions Can Help Boards Oversee Cybersecurity

3 months ago

Google Refuses to Pay for News Links in France

3 months ago

Tech-powered trucks force transport sector to consider cybersecurity -- Some fear hackers could divert valuable cargo from its destination, paralyze logistical networks or enable trade secrets to be compromised.

3 months ago

Uber Restricted to Short-Term License in London

3 months ago

Snap detailed Facebook's aggressive tactics in 'Project Voldemort' dossier -- Facebook has previously said that its acquisitions fuel innovation, rather than stifle it, and a spokeswoman said the company's addition of new services and features over the years gives consumers more choices.

3 months ago

Google wins case limiting scope of EU's 'right to be forgotten' -- The decision is a victory for the Alphabet Inc. search engine and the companies and free-speech advocates that supported it.

3 months ago

Apple to Keep Building Mac Pro in U.S. After Securing Tariff Relief

3 months ago

Following Apple's Lead, Google Launches Subscription Videogame Service

3 months ago

Google braces for landmark global privacy ruling -- There is concern that expanding the 'right to be forgotten' in the EU will clash with free speech.

3 months ago

Companies Face Uncertainty Over Challenges to Trans-Atlantic Data Transfers

3 months ago

Uber, Lyft drivers torn as California law could reclassify them -- Rachel Hudson has driven for Lyft for about five years and fears employment status could mean having to work in scheduled shifts that would wipe out flexibility.

3 months ago

U.S. grants Apple 10 exemptions from tariffs on Chinese imports -- The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on Friday granted Apple exemptions on its Magic Mouse 2, Magic Trackpad 2 and various internal components.

3 months ago

Facebook suspends more apps, tightens data controls -- Facebook said the suspended apps are associated with about 400 developers, though many were still in test phases.

3 months ago

Apple's Challenge for iPhone 11: Halt Flagging Sales in China

3 months ago

Twitter Suspends Former Saudi Official Linked to Khashoggi Killing

3 months ago

Nintendo Seeks to Sustain Switch Sales With Stripped-Down Console

3 months ago

Executive coach or therapist? It's getting harder to tell the difference -- Some people who would shun a therapist would gladly schedule regular visits with an executive coach. But there are concerns coaching strays too far into the territory of mental health.

3 months ago

U.S. Needs to Do More on 5G, Senator Says

3 months ago

Zuckerberg Meets With Trump, Faces Tough Questions from Senators -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal described the meeting as a mix of criticism and constructive dialogue over the tech industry's "repeated failures" to protect election security and consumer privacy.

3 months ago

You Can Update Your iPhone to iOS 13 Today but You Probably Shouldn't

3 months ago

Huawei launches first smartphone without Google's key apps -- Since the company was added to the U.S. Commerce Department's 'entity list' in May, it has been effectively blocked from buying U.S.-sourced technology.

3 months ago

China's Tencent to Invest in Educational Startup VIPKid

3 months ago

Cash may be king in India but Google is prince of mobile payments -- In India, the Alphabet Inc. has one of its fastest-growing hits ever with Google Pay, a two-year-old app that millions of consumers are using to spend and transfer tens of billions of dollars.

3 months ago

Apple Communications Chief to Leave Company

4 months ago

Multifactor Authentication Can Stop Hacks but Annoy Employees

4 months ago

'Sign In With Apple' Is Way Better Than Passwords---If You Can Find It -- Apple's newest developer guidelines require any apps that offer a social sign-in to also implement Sign in with Apple. As of last week, new apps submitted must offer the button.

3 months ago

Huawei Suspended From International Cybersecurity Forum After U.S. Ban

4 months ago

Facebook Jumps on the Streaming Bandwagon With New Portal Device

4 months ago

How hackers could break into the Smart City -- Hackers have, in recent years, effectively held cities hostage through ransomware, sometimes crippling critical systems for months at a time.

3 months ago

Tips for Keeping Your Mobile Phone (Relatively) Safe

4 months ago

Should Cities Ever Pay Ransom to Hackers?

3 months ago

Companies Compete to Be Cryptocurrency Custodians

3 months ago

Do Messaging Apps Fit Into the Workplace? Not Always Comfortably

4 months ago

U.S. Coast Guard Flexes Cyber Muscles

4 months ago

Amazon music to keep on rockin' with high-definition streaming -- Amazon Music, the No. 3 music-streaming service by subscriptions, envisions bringing better sound quality to the masses.

4 months ago

iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max review: The battery life we've been dying for -- Battery and camera weren't the only iPhone 11 highlights, though they were certainly the biggest.

4 months ago

The upgrader's guide to the iPhone 11 (and all the other choices) -- Looking to upgrade? With Apple's yearly upgrade hypecycle, it's easy to lose track of which phone is the best bang for your buck. This guide makes it a little bit clearer.

4 months ago

World catching up with China on surveillance tech -- Huawei is leading the charge, providing surveillance technology in 50 countries, far more than its nearest competitor, the report says, adding "no other company comes close."

4 months ago

Antitrust Enforcers Signal Discord Over Probes of Big Tech

4 months ago

GTA gas prices poised to spike after drone attack on Saudi oilfield -- Experts say price for gas could go up by as much as 12 cents a litre after drone attacks knock out nearly 6 per cent of the world's crude supply

4 months ago

Amazon changed search algorithm in ways that boost its own products -- The issue is particularly sensitive because the U.S. and the European Union are examining Amazon's dual role—as marketplace operator and seller of its own branded products.

4 months ago

Apple's bare cupboard vs. Netflix, Disney bulk: Will it work to win the streaming wars? -- Apple and Disney throw their hat in the ring to compete for your subscription dollar in a crowded field that includes Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix.

4 months ago

Disney 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.

4 months ago

House 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.

4 months ago

Hackers Use Spyware to Track SIM Cards

4 months ago

Washington, Silicon Valley Struggle to Unify on Protecting Elections

4 months ago

Amazon 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.

4 months ago

Google Subpoenaed for Details on Its Ad Business

4 months ago

Government to Google: Let Employees Speak Out -- While Google executives have bragged about open debate in their workplace, employees have complained of retaliation for raising concerns about equality and freedom of speech.

4 months ago

Data Breaches Elicit Calls for More Transparency

4 months ago

Google pays more than $1 billion to settle French tax cases -- France has started levying a new tax against large companies with significant digital revenue in the country, retroactive to the start of 2019.

4 months ago

It's a Fish-Eat-Fish World. Scientists Want to Change That.

4 months ago

France hardens position against Facebook's Libra currency -- The country said the Libra project would lead to "an eventual privatization of money," replacing weaker currencies in countries around the world and undermining states' sovereign independence.

4 months ago

Oracle Co-CEO Mark Hurd Taking Medical Leave

4 months ago

At more diverse Apple event this year some minorities still left out -- While more women and people of colour took the stage, critics shine light on glaring omission: ' . . . sadly, no African Americans speaking — some in the ads.'

4 months ago

Apple 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.

4 months ago

Smart 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.

4 months ago

Activist Wants AT&T to Be More Like Verizon

4 months ago

Chip Makers Still Await Clearance to Sell to Huawei

4 months ago

Tech Giants in Battle to Store Health Data in the Cloud

4 months ago

U.S. Files Criminal Charges Against Chinese Professor Linked to Huawei

4 months ago

The government vs. Big Tech: Arguments each side could make -- Federal antitrust laws are broadly written, giving the government flexibility to apply them to new forms of monopolistic conduct as the economic landscape evolves.

4 months ago

Companies explore encryption that withstands quantum computing -- A few organizations holding particularly sensitive data are looking for ways to protect their information from hackers.

4 months ago

Apple 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.

4 months ago

States to launch Google, Facebook antitrust probes -- The antitrust probes put added pressure on the tech giants, which are already under federal scrutiny.

4 months ago

Democratic 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.

4 months ago

Slack Intensifies War of Words With Microsoft

4 months ago

Struggling 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

4 months ago

Competition 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

4 months ago

German Probe of Facebook Highlights Data Risks

4 months ago

Stadium Weeds Out Disruptive Fans With Facial Recognition

4 months ago

Hearing Loss? A New Device Lets You Feel Sound

4 months ago

Samsung 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.

4 months ago

Slack Shares Plunge Despite Raising Full-Year Outlook

4 months ago

Twitter Disables Texting Feature Amid Hacks

4 months ago

YouTube to Pay Fine, Adjust Site Over Children's Privacy

4 months ago

Facebook Lays Out Challenges of Letting Users Take Their Own Data

4 months ago

As Dorian Strikes, WhatsApp Connects Family Across Distance

4 months ago

Companies Use Cyber Ranges to Practice Security Skills

4 months ago

Huawei 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.

4 months ago

Streaming services draw new subscribers with old-time rock 'n' roll -- Older music is the biggest growth area in music streaming, according to Nielsen.

4 months ago

Trade-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.

4 months ago

Yearslong 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.

4 months ago

No Relief for Big Tech Under New EU Leadership

4 months ago

Founders 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.

4 months ago

Google 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.

4 months ago

The 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.

4 months ago

CEO Jack Dorsey's Twitter Account Was Hacked, Company Says

4 months ago

Fraudsters 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.

4 months ago

Tesla Raises Price of Model 3 in China Ahead of Tariff Jump

4 months ago

Uber, Lyft, DoorDash Threaten Ballot Fight Over California Gig-Worker Law

4 months ago

Senators Want Answers on Listings for Unsafe Amazon Merchandise

4 months ago

Dell Reports Record Revenue in PC Division

4 months ago

Apple Opens Door to iPhone Repairs by More Outside Vendors

4 months ago

Academics and Experts See Esport Potential for Cybersecurity

4 months ago

The First Female Space Tourist on What We Can Do in Orbit

4 months ago

YouTube 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.

4 months ago

Box's Revenue Growth Slows

4 months ago

Apple 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.

4 months ago

Hackers Escalate IRS Impersonation Scams

4 months ago

Amazon 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.

4 months ago

Former Google Engineer Charged With Stealing Trade Secrets

4 months ago

Peloton to Pursue Nasdaq Listing, Dual-Class Stock Structure in IPO

4 months ago

Human Error Often the Culprit in Cloud Data Breaches

4 months ago

Google Warns Against Blocking 'Cookies' Entirely, Triggering Criticism

4 months ago

Globalfoundries Launches Legal Battle Against Taiwan Semiconductor, Also Targets Manufacturers

4 months ago

Glassdoor's Operating Chief to Become Its Next CEO

4 months ago

AT&T Telecom Chief John Donovan to Retire

4 months ago

How to haggle with your hacker -- Hackers were demanding about $10,000 in bitcoin to decrypt the municipality's data—a hefty sum for a district with a population of about 1,350.

4 months ago

Cities Are Saying 'No' to 5G, Citing Health, Aesthetics---and FCC Bullying

4 months ago

Google Curbs Political Debate by Employees

4 months ago

U.S. Appeals Court Freezes Antitrust Ruling Against Qualcomm

4 months ago

Amazon 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.

4 months ago

Amazon 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.

4 months ago

Attention Amazon Shoppers: How to Safety-Proof Your Order

4 months ago

Huawei 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.

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