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Friday, Mar 8, 2019 at 07:54 PM EST

How Facebook Stands to Profit From Its 'Privacy' Push

How Facebook Stands to Profit From Its 'Privacy' Push

At first glance, Mark Zuckerberg's new "privacy-focused vision " for Facebook looks like a transformative mission statement from a CEO under pressure to reverse years of battering over its surveillance practices...

Friday, Mar 8, 2019 at 10:10 AM EST

Crew Returns from ISS on SpaceX 'Dragon'

Crew Returns from ISS on SpaceX 'Dragon'

SpaceX's new Dragon crew capsule made a successful splashdown off the coast of Florida after detaching from the International Space Station with a crew inside. NASA is counting on SpaceX and Boeing to start...

Friday, Mar 8, 2019 at 10:08 AM EST

SpaceX Crew Capsule Returns to Earth From Space Station

SpaceX Crew Capsule Returns to Earth From Space Station

SpaceX's swanky new crew capsule made an old-fashioned splashdown in the Atlantic on Friday, ending a six-day test flight to the International Space Station. The Dragon capsule pulled away from the orbiting lab...

Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 at 09:15 AM EST

Insta-Monarch: Queen Elizabeth Makes First Instagram Post

Insta-Monarch: Queen Elizabeth Makes First Instagram Post

Queen Elizabeth II has posted her first Instagram image. The media-savvy queen posted from the Science Museum Thursday to help promote the museum's summer exhibition. Using an iPad, she shared an image on the...

Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 at 02:50 AM EST

China's Huawei Sues to Challenge US Security Law

China's Huawei Sues to Challenge US Security Law

Chinese tech giant Huawei is challenging a U.S. law that labels the company a security risk and would limit its access to the American market for telecom equipment. Huawei Technologies Ltd.'s lawsuit, announced...

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019 at 10:04 PM EST

Facebook CEO Says He'll Double Down on Privacy

Facebook CEO Says He'll Double Down on Privacy

Facebook, which grew into a colossus by vacuuming up your information in every possible way and using it to target ads back at you, now says its future lies in privacy-oriented messaging that Facebook itself...

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019 at 03:13 PM EST

Democrat Bill Seeks to Restore 'Net Neutrality' Rules

Democrat Bill Seeks to Restore 'Net Neutrality' Rules

Top congressional Democrats have announced legislation to restore Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that seek to bar internet service providers such as AT&T and Comcast from playing favorites with websites...

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019 at 11:32 AM EST

iPhone Sales Are Falling, and Apple's App Fees Might Be Next

iPhone Sales Are Falling, and Apple's App Fees Might Be Next

As iPhone sales slip, Apple has been positioning its booming digital-services business as its new profit engine. But there could be a snag in that plan. A brewing backlash against the rich commissions Apple...

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019 at 10:32 AM EST

France Unveils Plan to Tax Internet Giants

France Unveils Plan to Tax Internet Giants

The French government on Wednesday unveiled plans to slap a 3 percent tax on the French revenues of internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook. The bill is an attempt to get around tax avoidance measures...

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019 at 07:15 PM EST

'Brilliant' Man Who Was an Inventor of the Calculator Dies

'Brilliant' Man Who Was an Inventor of the Calculator Dies

Jerry Merryman, one of the inventors of the handheld electronic calculator who is described by those who knew him as not only brilliant but also kind with a good sense of humor, has died. He was 86. Merryman...

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