• Facebook Jun 8

    Marc Lore, Gary Vee, Early in Some Big Tech Winners, Share a New Investment

    Marc Lore sold Jet.com to Walmart, Diapers.com to Amazon. Gary Vaynerchuk was early in Uber, Twitter and Coinbase. Now they’re funding a tech idea together.

  • China Apr 9

    A Major Chinese Bitcoin Mining Hub Is Shutting Down Its Cryptocurrency Operations

    Bitcoin mining consumes more energy per year than entire countries and China is looking to clean up its consumption.

  • Markets Dec 3, 2020

    Palantir Bulls Should Take Latest Sell-Off ‘as a Gift,' Trader Says

    Palantir’s stock has had a painful week, but it’s giving fans of the data and software company a chance to buy in, two traders say.

  • Technology Jul 7, 2020

    Data-Mining Firm Palantir Files for Stealth Public Offering

    The Silicon Valley data-mining firm Palantir Technologies confidentially filed to go public, setting up what could be the biggest stock offering from a technology company since Uber’s debut last year.

  • INVESTIGATIVE Jun 4, 2020

    Experts Track Data to Reduce Police Violence

    Some prominent Bay Area law enforcement officials now say that in wake of the tragic death of George Floyd under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, all law enforcement departments nationwide should be required to turn over data showing how often their officers use force to make arrests or otherwise control the public.

  • POLICE Jun 4, 2020

    Experts Track Data To Reduce Police Violence

    Some prominent Bay Area law enforcement officials now say that in wake of the tragic death of George Floyd under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, all law enforcement departments nationwide should be required to turn over data showing how often their officers use force to make arrests or otherwise control the public. Stephen Stock reports.

  • CEO Jul 26, 2019

    Facebook to Pay Record $5 Billion in FTC Fine

    The Federal Trade Commission announced a $5 billion settlement with Facebook on Wednesday to end an investigation into the company’s privacy practices. It’s a record penalty that shows the federal government taking a harder stance against tech firms, but one that may stop short of changing how Silicon Valley does business.

  • CEO Jul 25, 2019

    Record $5B Facebook Fine Won't End Scrutiny of the Company

    Facebook survived its latest brush with U.S. privacy regulators, at the cost of a record $5 billion fine and other restrictions imposed by the Federal Trade Commission. But it’s far from home free. While the company looks set to prosper in the wake of the FTC case, it faces a series of other investigations into its privacy practices in Europe...

  • Donald Trump Jul 14, 2019

    More to Come: FTC Fine Doesn't Spell Closure for Facebook

    Facebook may be close to putting a Federal Trade Commission investigation behind it. But it faces a variety of other probes in Europe and the U.S., some of which could present it with even bigger headaches. While the $5 billion fine from the FTC, which Facebook has been expecting, is by far the largest the agency has levied on a...

  • Donald Trump Jun 12, 2019

    Tech on Trial: House Panel Begins Review of Market Power

    Members of both parties on Tuesday suggested legislation may be necessary for the financially-struggling U.S. news industry as lawmakers began a bipartisan investigation into the market dominance of Silicon Valley companies. At a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel, news media associations accused the tech companies of jeopardizing the industry’s economic survival by putting news content on their...

  • Facebook Dec 19, 2018

    Washington DC Sues Facebook Over Privacy Scandal

    The attorney general in the nation’s capital has filed a lawsuit against Facebook for allowing data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica to improperly access data from as many as 87 million users.

  • Facebook Oct 9, 2018

    Facebook Wants People to Invite Its Cameras Into Their Homes

    Facebook is launching the first electronic device to bear its brand, a screen and camera-equipped gadget intended to make video calls easier and more intuitive. But it’s unclear if people will open their homes to an internet-connected camera sold by a company with a questionable track record on protecting user privacy. Facebook is marketing the device, called Portal, as a...

  • Facebook Aug 23, 2018

    Facebook Bans 2nd Quiz App Over Concerns Data on 4M Users Misused

    Facebook has pulled one of its own products from Apple’s app store because it didn’t want to stop tracking what people were doing on their iPhones. Facebook also banned a quiz app from its social network for possible privacy intrusions on about 4 million users. The twin developments come as Facebook is under intense scrutiny over privacy following the Cambridge...

  • Donald Trump May 22, 2018

    Facebook Chief Faces EU Grilling Over his ‘Digital Monster'

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced tough questions from European Union lawmakers Tuesday over what one of them branded Zuckerberg’s “digital monster,” and he apologized for the way the social network has been used to produce fake news, interfere in elections and sweep up people’s personal data. At a hearing in the European Parliament in Brussels, legislators sought explanations about the...

  • Donald Trump May 16, 2018

    Facebook: We're Better at Policing Nudity Than Hate Speech

    Getting rid of racist, sexist and other hateful remarks on Facebook is more challenging than weeding out other types of unacceptable posts because computer programs still stumble over the nuances of human language, the company revealed Tuesday. Facebook also released statistics that quantified how pervasive fake accounts have become on its influential service, despite a long-standing policy requiring people to...

  • Donald Trump May 2, 2018

    Zuckerberg Pledges to ‘Keep Building' in No-Apology Address

    With a smile that suggested the hard part of an “intense year” may be behind him, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed developers Tuesday and pledged the company will build its way out of its worst-ever privacy debacle. It was a clear and deliberate turning point for a company that’s been hunkered down since mid-March. For first time in several weeks,...

  • Donald Trump Apr 27, 2018

    Zuckerberg Testimony Reveals Lawmaker Confusion on Facebook

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged Wednesday that regulation of social media companies is “inevitable” and disclosed that his own personal information has been compromised by malicious outsiders. But after two days of congressional testimony, what seemed clear was how little Congress seems to know about Facebook, much less what to do about it.

  • Donald Trump Apr 27, 2018

    Hardly ‘Friends': Zuckerberg Fends Off Senators on Privacy

    Under fire for the worst privacy debacle in his company’s history, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg batted away often-aggressive questioning Tuesday from lawmakers who accused him of failing to protect the personal information of millions of Americans from Russians intent on upsetting the U.S. election. During some five hours of Senate questioning, Zuckerberg apologized several times for Facebook failures, disclosed that...

  • Donald Trump Apr 14, 2018

    Facebook CEO Didn't Have All the Answers for Congress

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg often came across as one of the smartest people in the room as he jousted with U.S. lawmakers demanding to know how and why his company peers into the lives of its 2.2 billion users. But while some questions were elementary, others left Zuckerberg unable to offer clear explanations or specific answers.

  • Facebook Apr 10, 2018

    Here's How to See If Cambridge Analytica Got Your Data

    Some Facebook users have been receiving alerts Tuesday that their data was improperly obtained by political data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica. The firm improperly obtained personal information from up to 87 million users by allowing the makers of an app called “This Is Your Digital Life” access to the friends of people who logged in. Facebook had planned to alert users...

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