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What Are the Facebook Papers?

What Are the Facebook Papers?

Social media behemoth Facebook is facing public and regulatory scrutiny after the disclosure of thousands of pages of internal documents...

US Blacklists Four Foreign Companies for ‘Malicious Cyber Activities’

US Blacklists Four Foreign Companies for ‘Malicious Cyber Activities’

The U.S. government has added four foreign technology companies to its restricted companies list, saying they “developed and supplied spyware...

Facebook Shuts Down Facial Recognition Technology

Facebook Shuts Down Facial Recognition Technology

Facebook says it is shutting down its facial recognition system. Citing “growing societal concerns” about the technology that can automatically...

Taiwan Chip Giant to Expand to Japan

Taiwan Chip Giant to Expand to Japan

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), one of the world’s largest chipmakers, has announced plans to build a new plant in...

Yahoo Halts Services in Mainland China

Yahoo Halts Services in Mainland China

Yahoo said it stopped providing services in mainland China because of what it described as a difficult operating environment. The...

China Hits Reset on Belt and Road Initiative

China Hits Reset on Belt and Road Initiative

Green energy is the new focus of China’s one-of-a-kind Belt and Road Initiative or BRI, that aims to build a series of infrastructure projects from...

US Lawmakers Vote to Tighten Restrictions on Huawei, ZTE

US Lawmakers Vote to Tighten Restrictions on Huawei, ZTE

The U.S. Senate voted unanimously on Thursday to approve legislation to prevent companies that are deemed security threats, such as...

Facebook Inc. Rebrands as Meta to Stress ‘Metaverse’ Plan

Facebook Inc. Rebrands as Meta to Stress ‘Metaverse’ Plan

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company is rebranding itself as Meta in an effort to encompass its virtual-reality vision for the...

US State Department Creates Bureau to Tackle Digital Threats

US State Department Creates Bureau to Tackle Digital Threats

The State Department is creating a new Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy to focus on tackling cybersecurity challenges at...

Five Things Facebook Has to Worry About After Whistleblower Disclosures

Five Things Facebook Has to Worry About After Whistleblower Disclosures

The past several weeks have been difficult for the social media behemoth Facebook, with a series of whistleblower revelations demonstrating...

International Police Operation Cracks Down on Illegal Internet Drug Vendors

International Police Operation Cracks Down on Illegal Internet Drug Vendors

U.S. federal law enforcement agencies and Europol announced dozens of arrests to break up a global operation that sold illegal...

Artificial Intelligence-Powered App Helps Musicians Learn to Play

Artificial Intelligence-Powered App Helps Musicians Learn to Play

A popular new music app uses artificial intelligence to “democratize” how musicians of all skill levels learn and play music....