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EU data transfer deal with US may be illegal, says Europe's top legal counsel

Facebook and other US companies can not adequately protect EU citizens' data from government surveillance, says Advocate General Yves Bot.

By September 23, 2015


Apple, Microsoft tussle with feds over access to user data

Tech companies say that user data requested by the government is encrypted and therefore inaccessible. But the government doesn't like that response.

By September 8, 2015


Facebook reportedly in talks to insert music videos into users' feeds

Instead of targeting Spotify's streaming territory, the social network has video king YouTube in its sights, according to The New York Times.

By July 9, 2015


Can getting high make you short? A new study raises the question

Technically Incorrect: A study out of Pakistan suggests a significant height difference between boys who regularly smoke pot before puberty and those who've never smoked it.

By May 19, 2015


The rise of the Internet police

For decades, the Internet has been like the Wild West, with anonymous users creating racist or hate-filled posts. Now the world's largest social networks are doing something about it.

By May 13, 2015


Facebook says EU's privacy investigations hurt innovation, economy

The social network's head of public policy in Europe says changes to how regulations are handled there could prompt Facebook to stop bringing new features to its service.

By April 29, 2015


Facebook privacy probes ramp up in Europe

More countries are joining investigations that could force the social network to change its practices and potentially bring a hefty fine along with it, says The Wall Street Journal.

By April 2, 2015


Facebook's new terms of service violates EU law, Belgian groups say

The groups, which analyzed the social network's new terms of service and data policy at the request of Belgium's Privacy Commission, say Facebook is placing too great a burden on its users.

By February 23, 2015


Ingress: The friendliest turf war on Earth

We embed in the field and go behind the scenes of Google's augmented reality game, Ingress. Is walking through the streets of hundreds of countries the future of gaming?

By February 17, 2015


What next for the future tech of 2014?

The year gone by brought us more robots, worries about artificial intelligence, and difficult lessons on space travel. The big question: where's it all taking us?

By December 31, 2014