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Google parent 'graduates' moonshot projects Loon, Wing

Google parent 'graduates' moonshot projects Loon, Wing

Google parent Alphabet announced Tuesday it was raising the profile of two ‘moonshot’ projects -- one for drone delivery and the other for global internet connectivity with balloons.

Facebook expands fact-check effort to photos, videos

Facebook expands fact-check effort to photos, videos

Facebook said Thursday it would launch fact-checking of photos and videos as it expands the effort to curb misinformation to more countries.

Trump appeals court ruling he can't block Twitter critics

Trump appeals court ruling he can't block Twitter critics

The US Justice Department has said it will appeal a federal judge's ruling that President Donald Trump cannot legally block Twitter users who disagree with him.

Trump says working with Xi to save telecom giant ZTE

Trump says working with Xi to save telecom giant ZTE

US President Donald Trump said Sunday he was working with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to prevent telecom giant ZTE from going out of business after it was hit by an American technology sales ban.

Zuckerberg unveils plans for Facebook dating service

Zuckerberg unveils plans for Facebook dating service

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday the world's largest social network will soon include a new dating feature -- while vowing to make privacy protection its top priority ...

Tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw

Tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw

Amazon, Google and now Apple -- as the list of digital giants hit by the ‘Spectre’ and ‘Meltdown’ computer security flaws grows longer, the race is on to limit the damage.

Suicide victim video by YouTube star sparks anger in Japan

Suicide victim video by YouTube star sparks anger in Japan

Japanese social media reacted with a storm of outrage to a video by YouTube star Logan Paul showing a suicide victim in a forest near Mount Fuji, as anger spread over the now-deleted video on Wednesday.

Backlash grows on 'Star Wars' video game 'loot boxes'

Backlash grows on 'Star Wars' video game 'loot boxes'

A new ‘Star Wars’ video game is drawing fire for a feature that essentially allowed money instead of skill to determine who wins.

More governments manipulate media with 'bots,' trolls: study

More governments manipulate media with 'bots,' trolls: study

More governments are following the lead of Russia and China by manipulating social media and suppressing dissent online in a grave threat to democracy, a human rights watchdog said Tuesday.

Future of news: bracing for next wave of technology

Future of news: bracing for next wave of technology

If you think technology has shaken up the news media -- just wait, you haven't seen anything yet.

Big-ticket 'iPhone X' expected to star at Apple event

Big-ticket 'iPhone X' expected to star at Apple event

A 10th anniversary ‘iPhone X’ with a price as stunning as its rich screen was expected to be the star at an Apple event Tuesday at its new campus in Silicon Valley.

Apple out to renew iPhone frenzy at age 10

Apple out to renew iPhone frenzy at age 10

With Apple set to unveil its newest iPhones, a key question for the California tech giant is whether it can recapture the magic from its first release a decade ago.