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Mar 20, 2019
For years, AdSense contracts gave Google a wide range of control, including how its rivals' search ads would appear — and their size, color and font, the EU says.
Mar 20, 2019
The U.S. says it may stop sharing intelligence with Germany if it adopts Chinese firm Huawei's 5G technology. But the threats haven't swayed Germany, which says it can set its own security standards.
Mar 20, 2019
Facebook temporarily banned Dan Scavino, President Trump's social media director, from posting comments. Facebook says his postings were flagged by an algorithm.
Mar 19, 2019
Facebook had given online advertisers tools to exclude users from viewing their ads on the basis of race, gender and other federally protected characteristics. Now Facebook is changing that.
Mar 19, 2019
The video was viewed about 4,000 times before Facebook removed it. Then the social media platform had to contend with more than a million attempted re-uploads.
Mar 19, 2019
The twin sites in the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory are about to go back online. New hardware should make them able to sense more colliding black holes and other cosmic events.
Mar 18, 2019
President Vladimir Putin signed the new law, which allows punishment of individuals with fines and jail time for the spread of "fake news."
Mar 18, 2019
Germany wants to speed up its mobile data service with 5G technology, which Chinese telecom Huawei is bidding to provide. But if Berlin lets Huawei compete, it faces the Trump administration's wrath.
Mar 18, 2019
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Neal Mohan, chief product officer for YouTube, about how the tech company responded when a video of last week's deadly shootings in New Zealand went viral.
Mar 18, 2019
Japan doesn't think battery electric cars are the only future for transportation. It is investing millions to ramp up production of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, citing their convenience for consumers.
Mar 18, 2019
The government used a 2009 financial stimulus package to move the country from paper medical charts to electronic records. Care was supposed to get better, safer and cheaper. It hasn't worked out.
Mar 18, 2019
Millions of music and other media files may have been lost, the company acknowledges. The news comes after some users reported difficulty accessing their music files over the past year.
Mar 18, 2019
After a brutal terrorist attack in New Zealand was live-streamed, how are tech companies responding?
Mar 17, 2019
Ethiopia's Transport Minister said a preliminary review of the flight data from last week's plane crash reveals "clear similarities" in that accident and the crash of a Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX last October.
Mar 17, 2019
They're not quite here yet, but Uber and others are working on them and have set some bullish timelines. Flying taxis promise to ease traffic on the ground, but some worry they'll boost inequality.