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Facebook hires British ex-deputy PM as global affairs head

London - British former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, a leading anti-Brexit advocate, said on Friday he would be starting a job at Facebook, as the US giant faces up to regulatory pressures."I am delighted to be joining Facebook.

Facebook hires British ex-deputy PM as global affairs head

London - British former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, a leading anti-Brexit advocate, said on Friday he would be starting a job at Facebook, as the US giant faces up to regulatory pressures."I am delighted to be joining Facebook.

Facebook launches 'war room' to combat manipulation

Menlo Park - In Facebook's "War Room," a nondescript space adorned with American and Brazilian flags, a team of 20 people monitors computer screens for signs of suspicious activity.

Microsoft co-founder, investor, philanthropist Allen dead at 65

San Francisco - Paul Allen, who founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s and later went on to become an investor, philanthropist and sports team owner, died Monday after his latest battle with cancer at age 65.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer: family

San Francisco - Billionaire Paul Allen, who founded US software giant Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s, died Monday after his latest battle with cancer. He was 65."My brother was a remarkable individual on every level.

NSA leak fuels rise in hacking for crypto mining: report

Washington - Illicit cryptocurrency mining has been surging over the past year, in part due to a leaked software tool from the US National Security Agency, researchers said Wednesday.

Tesla confirms criminal probe into Musk talk of going private

San Francisco - Tesla confirmed Tuesday that US Justice Department officials were looking into possible criminal aspects of a seemingly spontaneous, and later aborted, announcement by chief executive Elon Musk on taking the electric automaker private.Shares skidded 3....

Apple escapes China tariff hit for now, but threats loom

Washington - The latest round of tariffs that US President Donald Trump has imposed on China appeared to largely spare Apple and other consumer electronics makers but they face increasing threats from the deepening trade war between the two economic giants.

Facebook 'better prepared' for election meddling, Zuckerberg says

Washington - Facebook is better prepared to defend against efforts to manipulate the platform to influence elections and has recently thwarted foreign influence campaigns targeting several countries, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday.

Apple unveils new smartwatch, nears 2 bn devices

Cupertino - Apple unveiled a redesigned smartwatch on Wednesday as the California tech giant said it was nearing its two billionth device for its mobile operating system.

Apple unveils premium iPhone XS, health features for watch

Cupertino - Apple unveiled three new iPhones on Wednesday in a bid to bolster its spot in the premium smartphone market, along with an upgraded smartwatch that takes electrocardiograms and detects falls.The California tech giant said it would begin selling its 5.

Apple to broaden iPhone lineup with more screen

San Francisco - Apple on Wednesday was expected to unveil new iPhones, playing up eye-grabbing edge-to-edge screens in a bid to strengthen its position in a largely saturated global smartphone market.

Georgia extradites Russian data theft suspect to US

New York - A 35-year-old Russian was extradited to the United States from Georgia on Friday to answer criminal charges over the massive theft of customer data from JPMorgan Chase and Dow Jones, officials announced.

'Overwatch' eSports expands to new cities, including Paris

San Francisco - Activision Blizzard on Friday added six new teams to is "Overwatch" League, including one in Paris, as the city-based approach to eSports headed into its second season.

Tesla tumbles on new executive departures, Musk interview

New York - Shares of Tesla Motors tumbled Friday as investors were rattled by the departures of two executives and a late-night interview in which chief executive Elon Musk was seen smoking marijuana.Tesla shares sank 6.3 to close at $263.

Tesla's top accountant exits after a month on the job

New York - Tesla's top accountant announced Friday he was stepping down after a month on the job, citing the electric car company's frenetic pace.

US to probe Big Tech on 'stifling' free speech

Washington - President Donald Trump's administration warned Wednesday of a possible legal crackdown on big technology companies over competition or political bias, in a bombshell announcement that came as social media executives were defending their policies before...

Twitter not based on 'political ideology,' CEO tells lawmakers

Washington - Twitter does not operate on the basis of "political ideology," chief executive Jack Dorsey said Wednesday, rejecting claims of bias against conservatives.

Amazon hits trillion-dollar milestone with focus on the long game

San Francisco - Amazon's market value hit $1 trillion on Tuesday, the second company after Apple to hit the milestone, following an incredible journey for the internet giant which has kept a long-term focus since launching as an online bookseller two decades ago.

'Five Eyes' agencies demand reignites encryption debate

Washington - Privacy and human rights organizations expressed concern Tuesday after a coalition of intelligence agencies renewed a call for technology companies to allow so-called "backdoor" access to encrypted content and devices.

UK demands action from tech giants over online child abuse

London - Britain warned Monday that internet giants could face new laws if they fail to tackle online child abuse content, with up to 80,000 people in the country deemed to pose a threat.

Apple expected to unveil new iPhones at September 12 event

San Francisco - Apple on Thursday sent out invitations to a September 12 event at which it is expected to unveil new additions to its money-making iPhone line-up.

Trump warns tech giants, stepping up attacks claiming 'bias'

Washington - President Donald Trump stepped up attacks on big tech firms Tuesday, warning Facebook, Google and Twitter to be "careful," hours after slamming what he called "rigged" internet search results.

Rights groups urge Google not to bend to China censors

San Francisco - Human rights groups and other advocacy organizations Tuesday urged Google to abandon any plans to craft a censored version of its search engine that could pass muster with regulators in China.

Trump says Google is 'rigged' with bad news about him

Washington - President Donald Trump took aim Tuesday at Google, claiming that news search results were "rigged" against him, which prompted a White House aide to suggest the administration may look at regulating the huge internet platform.

Trump social media 'censorship' claim is fake but widely believed

Washington - There is little evidence to back up Donald Trump's persistent claim that social media firms "silence" or "censor" conservatives, but the notion has nonetheless gathered widespread acceptance among his considerable following.

Tech giants aim to coordinate fight on misinformation: report

Washington - Major technology firms including Facebook, Google and Twitter were set to meet Friday as part of an effort to coordinate the battle against misinformation campaigns by foreign agents, a media report said.

Google blocks accounts in 'influence operation' linked to Iran

San Francisco - Google said Thursday it blocked YouTube channels and other accounts over a misinformation campaign linked to Iran, on the heels of similar moves by Facebook and Twitter.

Google blocks accounts in 'influence operation' linked to Iran

San Francisco - Google said Thursday it blocked YouTube channels and other accounts over a misinformation campaign linked to Iran, on the heels of similar moves by Facebook and Twitter.

Facebook stops misinformation campaigns tied to Iran, Russia

San Francisco - Facebook said Tuesday it stopped stealth misinformation campaigns from Iran and Russia, shutting down accounts as part of its battle against fake news ahead of elections in the United States and elsewhere.
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