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Twitter Turns 15 Confronting Growing Pains of Popularity

Twitter Turns 15 Confronting Growing Pains of Popularity

Twitter celebrates its 15th anniversary this month (March 21). With 330 million users around the world, the company that once...

FBI: Surge in Internet Crime Cost Americans $4.2 Billion

FBI: Surge in Internet Crime Cost Americans $4.2 Billion

The FBI says it received a record number of complaints from the public last year about cybercrimes, including scams related...

How a Little Chip is Contributing to Ocean Clean-up

How a Little Chip is Contributing to Ocean Clean-up

A growing number of companies are making products with the environment in mind. VOA’s Julie Taboh learned about an item...

South by Southwest Goes Virtual with More International Visitors

South by Southwest Goes Virtual with More International Visitors

South by Southwest, the annual event in Austin, Texas, that brings together technology, music, politics and Hollywood, is happening digitally...

Facebook Signs Deal to Pay Australia’s News Corp for Content

Facebook Signs Deal to Pay Australia’s News Corp for Content

Facebook has reached an agreement with Australia’s News Corp under a new law that makes social media giants pay domestic...

Semiconductor Chip Shortage Causes GM to Cut Fuel Management Module from Trucks

Semiconductor Chip Shortage Causes GM to Cut Fuel Management Module from Trucks

U.S. automaker General Motors Corporation announced Monday it will build certain 2021 light-duty full-size pickup trucks without a fuel management...

Facebook Scraps Trans-Pacific Cable

Facebook Scraps Trans-Pacific Cable

Facebook has scrapped plans to connect California, Taiwan and Hong Kong via a 12,000 kilometer underwater cable, citing tensions between...

Cutting Off Speech: Governments Turn to Disrupting Internet Service to Restore Order, Stop Protests

Cutting Off Speech: Governments Turn to Disrupting Internet Service to Restore Order, Stop Protests

The nightly internet shutdowns in Myanmar are part of a strategy employed by many governments worldwide in times of crisis....

White House Cites ‘Active Threat,’ Urges Action Despite Microsoft Patch

White House Cites ‘Active Threat,’ Urges Action Despite Microsoft Patch

The White House on Sunday urged computer network operators to take further steps to gauge whether their systems were targeted...

Twitter Founder’s Auction of First Tweet Draws $2 Million Bid 

Twitter Founder’s Auction of First Tweet Draws $2 Million Bid 

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is selling his first tweet at auction, with bidding Saturday reaching $2 million in a sign...

World Semiconductor Shortage Raises Taiwan’s Bargaining Power with US

World Semiconductor Shortage Raises Taiwan’s Bargaining Power with US

U.S. President Joe Biden’s order to secure semiconductor supply chains for high-tech hardware production offers a commercial boost to Taiwan,...

US Tech Competition With China Draws Bipartisan Support

US Tech Competition With China Draws Bipartisan Support

This week a U.S.-government backed commission of technology experts completed a three-year review of the country’s artificial intelligence capabilities, urging...