Google fights fake news, Facebook COO and CEO skip company meetingToday's major tech stories include Google's $300 million fight on fake news, Zuckerberg and Sandberg's Facebook meeting absence and Orbitz's data breach.
This is CNET, and here are the stories that matter right now. [MUSIC] Google is launching something it's calling Google News Initiative, an effort focused on strengthening quality journalism and empowering news organizations through technological innovation. The company says GNI is a top priority in the fight against fake news. And is allocating $300 million for the project over the next three years. [MUSIC] Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg were noticeably arching from a Facebook briefing on Tuesday where employees were given the chance to ask questions about the company's relationship with Cambridge Analytica. Facebook says the data that Cambridge got its hands on was in violation of Facebook policies. [MUSIC] And finally, Expedia owned Orbitz says personal info like names, birth dates and billing addresses, other data relating to around 880,000 credit cards may have been accessed Orbitz says it's working with law enforcement and has prevented all unauthorized access to the site. [MUSIC] You can stay up to date with the latest by downloading the CNet Tech Today app in the Apple or Google play store.