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WannaCry Virus Hits Boeing, But Attack Caused Little Damage

Boeing was hit Wednesday by the WannaCry computer virus, and after an initial scare within the company that vital airplane-production equipment might be brought down, company executives later offered assurances that the attack had been quashed with minimal damage. Though news of the attack triggered widespread alarm within the company ... Read More »

China’s Defunct Tiangong 1 Space Lab Hurtling Toward Earth

China’s defunct and reportedly out-of-control Tiangong 1 space station is expected to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere sometime this weekend. It poses only a slight risk to people and property on the ground, since most of the bus-size, 8.5-ton vehicle is expected to burn up on re-entry, although space agencies don’t know ... Read More »

Another Lawsuit: Will Facebook’s Woes Ever End?

It’s been more than 10 days since the Cambridge Analytica scandal exploded, and Facebook is still stuck in its worst nightmare. The latest blow: The Menlo Park-based social media giant is being sued by three users who downloaded the social media platform’s messaging app Messenger on their Android phones. The ... Read More »

Trump Hates Amazon, and E-Commerce Giant’s Shares Tumble

President Trump has made it clear since his election that he has gripes with over the e-commerce giant’s sales tax policies and its contract with the U.S. Postal Service for deliveries. And he hasn’t been shy about his disgust for the Washington Post, the newspaper owned separately by Amazon ... Read More »

Daimler and BMW Join Forces on Digital Services

Automakers Daimler and BMW have agreed to merge their transportation services businesses so they can expand offerings in ride-hailing apps, car-sharing, parking, and charging electric cars. The two companies said Wednesday they aim to become a “leading provider” of new ways to get around cities, where more people will see ... Read More »

Privacy, Data Woes Pile Up for Facebook and Google

As the fallout continues from recent news reports detailing how Facebook enabled “digital warfare” based on its users’ personal data, Google is also facing heat for the vast troves of information it collects about people. Earlier this month, revelations emerged about Facebook’s role in making it possible for the U.K.-based ... Read More »

Department of Justice Wants Kaspersky Lawsuits Dismissed

The Department of Justice defended the government’s decision to ban products sold by Russian software vendor Kaspersky Lab, arguing in federal court filings in favor of dismissing lawsuits brought on the firm’s behalf. Justice Department attorneys filed motions in D.C. federal court Monday challenging separate lawsuits initiated by Kaspersky’s lawyers ... Read More »