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Microsoft's president says tech's bruising 2018 has left scars that will result in US federal regulation as early as this year

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Microsoft President Brad Smith said the tech industry is changed forever after a “watershed” 2018 when privacy became embedded into the global consciousness thanks to Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal. He said new US federal privacy laws are inevitable, and could come into force as early as this year, potentially borrowing heavily from […]

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Federal prosecutors are leading a criminal investigation into Huawei and allegations that it stole trade secrets from US companies

AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File Federal prosecutors are investigating the Chinese electronics giant Huawei for allegedly stealing trade secrets from US companies, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Tuesday. One such incident includes Huawei supposedly stealing robotic technology that T-Mobile uses to test its smartphones, according to the report. The report says that […]

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Here’s how the FCC plans to defend its net neutrality repeal in federal court

After a meeting voting to end net neutrality, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai answers a question from a reporter, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Tony Romm Staff writer covering technology policy October 11 at 8:01 PM The Federal Communications Commission told a federal court on Thursday that it acted […]

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Federal judge puts the brakes on ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ mod that allowed cheats

The Grand Theft Auto series welcomed gamers into lawless Los Santos, but on Thursday, a federal judge brought down the hammer on programs that enable real-life players to cheat in the games. U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton handed down the injunction against David Zipperer of Georgia. Take-Two Interactive, which makes Grand Theft Auto Online, experienced a […]

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Facebook Faces Broadened Federal Investigations Over Data and Privacy

Facebook Faces Broadened Federal Investigations Over Data and Privacy ImageFacebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, testified before Congress in April after a swell of outrage over whether the company had mishandled its users’ data.CreditTom Brenner/The New York Times By Cecilia Kang, Matthew Rosenberg and Sheera Frenkel July 2, 2018 WASHINGTON — Facebook said on Monday that […]