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EU Lawmakers Miffed over New Facebook Snub

EU Lawmakers Miffed over New Facebook Snub

Jun 23
European Union lawmakers are unhappy that Facebook is refusing to comply with their request to send two senior officials to testify at a hearing into the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

Sweden Starts Construction on Fossil Fuel-Free Steel Plant

Sweden Starts Construction on Fossil Fuel-Free Steel Plant

Jun 23
Sweden has started construction on a factory that will test whether it's feasible to make steel without burning fossil fuels.

FTC Puts Data, Privacy Under Spotlight with New Hearings

FTC Puts Data, Privacy Under Spotlight with New Hearings

Jun 23
The Federal Trade Commission says it plans to hold hearings about technology, competition and privacy of a kind it hasn't held in more than 20 years.

Justices Adopt Digital-Age Privacy Rules to Track Cellphones

Justices Adopt Digital-Age Privacy Rules to Track Cellphones

By Mark Sherman | Jun 23
Police generally need a warrant to look at records that reveal where cellphone users have been, the Supreme Court ruled Friday in a big victory for privacy interests in the digital age.

Lawsuit: Chicago Police Falsely ID Thousands as Gang Members

Lawsuit: Chicago Police Falsely ID Thousands as Gang Members

By Michael Tarm | Jun 22
Civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that the Chicago Police Department relies on an error-plagued database that names up to 195,000 people as gang members, including many who have never been in a gang.

Mobile Carriers Cut Off Flow of Location Data to Brokers

Mobile Carriers Cut Off Flow of Location Data to Brokers

By Frank Bajak | Jun 22
Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have pledged to stop providing information on U.S. phone owners' locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy.

Alexa, I Can Trust You with My Checkbook, Right?

Alexa, I Can Trust You with My Checkbook, Right?

By Ken Sweet | Jun 21
Big banks and financial companies have started to offer banking through virtual assistants. But the potential to do such sensitive tasks through a smart speaker raises security concerns.

IBM Computer Proves Formidable Against 2 Human Debaters

IBM Computer Proves Formidable Against 2 Human Debaters

By Matt O'Brien | Jun 21
An argumentative computer proved formidable against two human debaters as IBM gave its first public demonstration of new artificial intelligence technology it's been working on for more than five years.

Instagram Unveils New Video Service in Challenge to YouTube

Instagram Unveils New Video Service in Challenge to YouTube

By Michael Liedtke | Jun 21
Facebook's Instagram service is loosening its restraints on video in an attempt to lure younger viewers away from YouTube when they're looking for something to watch on their smartphones.

AMC Theatres Unveils $20-a-Month Rival to MoviePass

AMC Theatres Unveils $20-a-Month Rival to MoviePass

By Jake Coyle | Jun 21
AMC Theatres, the world's largest movie theater chain, on Wednesday unveiled a $20-a-month subscription service to rival the flagging MoviePass.

Billion Dollar Fix for Massive NYC Water Tunnel

Billion Dollar Fix for Massive NYC Water Tunnel

Jun 20
The long tunnel that carries half of New York City's water leaks millions of gallons a day. So miners are tunneling a $1 billion bypass through solid rock under the Hudson River.

Alexa, Send Up Breakfast: Amazon Launches Echo for Hotels

Alexa, Send Up Breakfast: Amazon Launches Echo for Hotels

By Joseph Pisani | Jun 20
Amazon has launched a version of Alexa for hotels that lets guests order room service through the voice assistant, ask for more towels or get restaurant recommendations without having to pick up the phone and call the front desk.

Apple Sets up iPhones to Relay Location for 911 Calls

Apple Sets up iPhones to Relay Location for 911 Calls

By Michael Liedtke | Jun 20
Apple is trying to drag the U.S.'s antiquated system for handling 911 calls into the 21st century.

Google to Invest $550 Million in Alibaba Rival JD.com

Google to Invest $550 Million in Alibaba Rival JD.com

By Youkyung Lee | Jun 19
Google said Monday that it will invest $550 million in Alibaba's main rival JD.com as the U.S. tech giant seeks to expand in fast-growing Asian e-commerce markets.

Radio Reporter Regains a Voice with New Technology

Radio Reporter Regains a Voice with New Technology

By Briley Hineman | Jun 18
A Scottish company that creates text-to-speech technology has crafted a new voice for a radio reporter who lost his voice: Software that turns his typed sentences into spoken words.

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