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Will Facebook Really Change Its Data-Leaking Ways?

Lost amid a flurry of Facebook announcements about privacy settings and data access is a much more fundamental question: Is Facebook really changing its relationship with users, or just tinkering around the edges of a deeper problem — its insatiable appetite for the data it uses to sell ads? CEO ... Read More »

New Equifax CEO Focusing on Rebuilding Trust

Equifax announced last month that Mark Begor, a long-time financial industry executive, would take over as CEO of the company on April 16. Begor joins Equifax at a time when it’s still recovering from last year’s massive data breach that exposed the personal information of nearly 150 million Americans. The ... Read More »

Zuma Satellite Disaster Blamed on Northrop Grunman Errors

The loss of the secretive Zuma satellite — which was launched by SpaceX in January — was reportedly due to a problem with a part modified by Northrop Grumman Corp. that attaches the payload to the rocket. Two separate teams of government and industry investigators have “tentatively concluded” that the ... Read More »

HP Announces Chromebook x2, First-Ever Chrome OS Detachable

While the first Chromebook tablet, announced by Acer just last month, is aimed squarely at the education market, HP’s new Chrome OS detachable has a wider audience in its sights. In fact, early previews of the Chromebook x2 indicate it could pose a threat to Apple’s iPad Pro. HP is ... Read More »

Did Cambridge Analytica Grab Your Data? You’ll Know Soon

Anyone who’s been wondering if their private Facebook data might have been swept up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal will soon get their first clues. Starting Monday, all 2.2 billion Facebook users will receive a notice on their feeds, titled “Protecting Your Information,” with a link to see what apps ... Read More »

Congress Faces Facebook Dilemma: Tame It or Accept Apology?

Facebook isn’t just a company. It’s a behemoth, with 2.1 billion monthly users, $40 billion in revenue and more than 25,000 employees worldwide. And that leaves Washington with a daunting task: How do you tame a corporate giant? Or do you even try? “It’s tricky and it’s going to be ... Read More »

Security a Tough Task at Technology Campuses

YouTube says that it will improve its security at its worksites after a gunman shot three others and herself — but that’s going to be a tough task on Silicon Valley’s giant, open campuses. The video company said that Nasim Aghdam, who authorities have identified as the killer, was able ... Read More »