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Whistleblower Haugen says Facebook makes online hate worse

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen told British lawmakers that the social media giant stokes online hate and extremism, fails to protect children from harmful content and lacks any incentive to fix the problems Read More


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Microsoft: Russian-backed hackers targeting cloud services

Microsoft says the same Russia-backed hackers responsible for the 2020 SolarWinds breach continue to attack the global supply chain and have been targeting cloud service resellers and others More »


Australia wants Facebook to seek parental consent for kids

Australia plans to crack down on online advertisers targeting children by making social media platforms seek parental consent for users younger than 16 years old to join or face fines of $7.5 million under a draft law More »


Big tech data centers spark worry over scarce Western water

Conflicts over water are as old as history itself, but the massive Google data centers on the edge of a small Oregon town represent an emerging 21st century concern More »


Toyota testing hydrogen combustion engines in race cars

Toyota says it's testing hydrogen combustion engines in race cars as it works toward using the technology in commercial products More »


US intel warns China could dominate advanced technologies

U.S. officials have issued new warnings about China’s ambitions in artificial intelligence and a range of advanced technologies that could eventually give Beijing a decisive military edge and possible control over the health care of Americans More »


Jury gets chance to hear Elizabeth Holmes' bold promises

A jury weighing the fate of fallen Silicon Valley star Elizabeth Holmes has had its first chance to listen to recordings of her boasting to investors about purported breakthroughs in blood-testing technology More »


Study says tech firms underreport their carbon footprint

A study claims that large technology companies are underreporting their greenhouse gas emissions at a time of heightened scrutiny over the role of corporations in driving climate change More »


Facebook's oversight board seeks details on VIPs' treatment

Facebook’s semi-independent oversight board says the company has fallen short of full disclosure on its internal system that exempts high-profile users from some or all of its content rules More »


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