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Big Tech’s Next Big Problem Could Come From People Like ‘Mr. Sweepy’

Government antitrust lawsuits have created openings for numerous private cases against Big Tech, with more expected to come. If successful, the cases could cost them dearly. Google is facing antitrust cases from Europe’s top competition enforcer, the Justice Department and attorneys general from more than 30 states and territories. Then there are the lawsuits from […]

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People affiliated with French military used Facebook to meddle in Africa

People affiliated with the French military used fake Facebook accounts to meddle in African politics and also tangled with Russian fake networks in an online battle for political influence in several nations, the company announced Tuesday. It marked the first time that Facebook singled out people affiliated with a Western government or military for sanction, […]

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Apple, Google debut major effort to help people track if they’ve come in contact with coronavirus

Apple and Google are hoping to harness Bluetooth, a technology typically used to connect device owners’ wireless speakers and keyboards. With the aid of the technology, public health officials soon would be able to deploy apps with the ability to sense other smartphones nearby. If a person learns they have the coronavirus, they could indicate […]