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Sunday, Jun 9, 2019 at 07:00 PM EDT

Google Is Tech's Top Spender on Lobbying — Facebook and Amazon Are Also at Record Levels

Google Is Tech's Top Spender on Lobbying — Facebook and Amazon Are Also at Record Levels

As the biggest U.S. technology companies face increasing scrutiny from regulators related to privacy practices and market control, they're spending a lot more money to try and influence lawmakers. No company in...

Sunday, Jun 9, 2019 at 05:24 AM EDT

Man Convicted in Killing After Being ID'd Through Snapchat

Man Convicted in Killing After Being ID'd Through Snapchat

A man has been convicted of murder in a drug-related robbery killing in Las Vegas after initially being identified as a suspect because a friend of the victim thought to check and preserve a Snapchat message....

Sunday, Jun 9, 2019 at 05:13 AM EDT

Police Push Legal Boundaries to Get Into Cellphones

Police Push Legal Boundaries to Get Into Cellphones

When William Montanez was arrested on drug and firearm charges in Tampa, Flordia last June, police threatened him with jail time if he refused to hand over the passcodes to his iPhones. Montanez refused...

Sunday, Jun 9, 2019 at 10:42 AM EDT

China May Restrict Tech Access in Spiraling US Trade Dispute

China May Restrict Tech Access in Spiraling US Trade Dispute

China is creating a system to protect its technology, according to state media, as the U.S. restricts the access of Chinese companies to American technology in a spiraling trade dispute. The People's Daily...

Friday, Jun 7, 2019 at 07:55 PM EDT

Want to Visit the Space Station? Now You Can — But It Won't Be Cheap

Want to Visit the Space Station? Now You Can — But It Won't Be Cheap

You've heard about the International Space Station for years. Want to visit? NASA announced Friday that the orbiting outpost is now open for business to private citizens, with the first visit expected to be as...

Friday, Jun 7, 2019 at 09:23 AM EDT

Walmart's New Grocery Plan: Delivering Into Shoppers' Homes

Walmart's New Grocery Plan: Delivering Into Shoppers' Homes

Walmart is going to begin delivering groceries inside shoppers’ homes. Right to their kitchen refrigerators. Starting this fall, nearly 1 million people across three cities — Kansas City, Missouri, Pittsburgh...

Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 at 02:43 PM EDT

Regulators Give Phone Companies New Tools to Fight Robocalls

Regulators Give Phone Companies New Tools to Fight Robocalls

Federal regulators voted Thursday to give phone companies the right to block unwanted calls without getting customers' permission first. The Federal Communications Commission's move could make call-blocking...

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 at 01:14 PM EDT

YouTube Bans White Supremacist, Neo-Nazi Videos

YouTube Bans White Supremacist, Neo-Nazi Videos

YouTube is updating its hate speech policies to prohibit videos with white supremacist and neo-Nazi content. The video streaming company says it has already made it more difficult to find such videos, but it’s...

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019 at 08:55 PM EDT

Instagram Will Now Let Advertisers Put More ‘Influencer’ Ads in Your Feed

Instagram Will Now Let Advertisers Put More ‘Influencer’ Ads in Your Feed

Facebook’s Instagram is rolling out a change that will let advertisers promote posts from “influencers,” or users who work with brands to promote services or products. This will widen the reach of those...

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019 at 05:45 PM EDT

Is 'Big Tech' Too Big? A Look at Growing Antitrust Scrutiny

Is 'Big Tech' Too Big? A Look at Growing Antitrust Scrutiny

Is Big Tech headed for a big breakup? The U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission are moving to investigate Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple over their aggressive business practices, and the...

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