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Mr. Zuckerberg Heads to Washington: 5 Burning Questions

Congress has plenty of questions for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who will testify on Capitol Hill Tuesday and Wednesday about the company’s ongoing data-privacy scandal and how it failed to guard against other abuses of its service. Facebook is struggling to cope with the worst privacy crisis in its history ... Read More »

Salesforce Prepping To Join the Blockchain Revolution

Lots of companies are exploring how blockchain technology could change the way they do business, and the customer relationship management giant Salesforce is one of them. Co-founder and CEO Marc Benioff said recently that he expects to unveil a blockchain/cryptocurrency offering for Saleforce customers during the company’s annual Dreamforce developers ... Read More »

Did Cambridge Analytica Grab Your Data? You’ll Know Soon

Anyone who’s been wondering if their private Facebook data might have been swept up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal will soon get their first clues. Starting Monday, all 2.2 billion Facebook users will receive a notice on their feeds, titled “Protecting Your Information,” with a link to see what apps ... Read More »

HP Announces Chromebook x2, First-Ever Chrome OS Detachable

While the first Chromebook tablet, announced by Acer just last month, is aimed squarely at the education market, HP’s new Chrome OS detachable has a wider audience in its sights. In fact, early previews of the Chromebook x2 indicate it could pose a threat to Apple’s iPad Pro. HP is ... Read More »

Congress Faces Facebook Dilemma: Tame It or Accept Apology?

Facebook isn’t just a company. It’s a behemoth, with 2.1 billion monthly users, $40 billion in revenue and more than 25,000 employees worldwide. And that leaves Washington with a daunting task: How do you tame a corporate giant? Or do you even try? “It’s tricky and it’s going to be ... Read More »

What Causes YouTube To Remove Videos?

YouTube often takes action against videos that violate its guidelines , and has well-established procedures for doing so. The “YouTubers” who produce videos and post them on the site aren’t always happy about its decisions, but their discontent rarely leads to violence. That may have changed April 2nd, when Nasim ... Read More »

Security a Tough Task at Technology Campuses

YouTube says that it will improve its security at its worksites after a gunman shot three others and herself — but that’s going to be a tough task on Silicon Valley’s giant, open campuses. The video company said that Nasim Aghdam, who authorities have identified as the killer, was able ... Read More »

Google Employees Protest Drone Work for the Pentagon

Thousands of staff at Google are protesting against the company’s work with the Pentagon’s surveillance drones program. Called Project Maven, the program uses Google technology to automate the analysis of objects in the enormous amount of images that are captured by the Department of Defense’s unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). More ... Read More »