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Social Media Companies Face Tough Congressional Questions on Russian Election Interference

Social Media Companies Face Tough Congressional Questions on Russian Election Interference

Facebook, Twitter and Google executives testified in public before Senate and House investigations into Russian election interference for the first...

On Climate Change, It’s Trump vs Markets

On Climate Change, It’s Trump vs Markets

Though the Trump administration has taken steps to undo regulations aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions, experts say economic forces...

Malaysia Investigating Reported Leak of 46 Million Mobile Users Data

Malaysia Investigating Reported Leak of 46 Million Mobile Users Data

Malaysia is investigating an alleged attempt to sell the data of more than 46 million mobile phone subscribers online after...

New Fingerprint Technology Solves Mysteries, Brings Closure to Families of Deceased

New Fingerprint Technology Solves Mysteries, Brings Closure to Families of Deceased

Modern forensics have come a long way with the use of DNA evidence and fingerprint databases. But it’s not always...

US Trade Panel Recommends Varying Solar Panel Import Restrictions

US Trade Panel Recommends Varying Solar Panel Import Restrictions

Members of the U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday made three different recommendations for restricting solar cell and panel imports...

California Wildfire Insurance Claims Top $3.3B

California Wildfire Insurance Claims Top $3.3B

Property damage claims from a series of deadly October wildfires now exceed $3.3 billion, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said...

US Social Media Giants Pledge to Combat Foreign Disinformation

US Social Media Giants Pledge to Combat Foreign Disinformation

Attorneys for Twitter, Facebook and Google on Tuesday told U.S. lawmakers that Russian entities used their platforms to sow discord...

Britain Accelerates Brexit Plans; Talks Also to Speed Up

Britain Accelerates Brexit Plans; Talks Also to Speed Up

Britain is accelerating preparations for “all eventualities” when it leaves the European Union, but both sides are hopeful an agreement...

You Can Stymie the iPhone X Face ID – but it Takes Some Work

You Can Stymie the iPhone X Face ID – but it Takes Some Work

Apple is offering a nifty way to unlock its new iPhone X — just stare at it. Face ID, Apple’s...

Vietnam Tech Startups Seek Next Phase

Vietnam Tech Startups Seek Next Phase

There’s a short but not-so-simple question facing Vietnam’s technology startup fans: Now, what? The communist country was not immune to...

Elon Musk Tweets Photo of Los Angeles-area Transport Tunnel

Elon Musk Tweets Photo of Los Angeles-area Transport Tunnel

Billionaire Elon Musk has released a photograph of a tunnel he’s building under a Los Angeles suburb to test a...

Argentina’s Macri Vows to Pursue Tax, Labor, Pension Reforms

Argentina’s Macri Vows to Pursue Tax, Labor, Pension Reforms

Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri vowed to press ahead with reforms to the country’s tax, labor and retirement systems in a...