March 23, 2017 Steven Avery

Getty Images | KrulUA reader comments 35 Share this story The US Senate today voted to eliminate broadband privacy rules that would have required ISPs to get consumers’ explicit consent before selling or sharing Web browsing data and other private information with advertisers and other companies. The rules were approved in…

March 23, 2017 Steven Avery

reader comments 0 Share this story The controversy surrounding Google and YouTube advertising and extremist content has spread across the pond. According to a Bloomberg report, some of YouTube’s biggest advertising customers, including Verizon and AT&T, have halted spending on display and other non-search advertising on the platform. The news comes…

March 23, 2017 Rebecca MacLary

Andrew Cunningham reader comments 114 Share this story A seven-month investigation by Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service has found that Apple’s Russian arm illegally fixed prices for certain iPhone models, according to a report from the Financial Times. The FAS found that Apple told 16 retailers to “hold the prices” of these iPhones…

March 23, 2017 Steven Avery

Valentina Palladino reader comments 8 Share this story Google Now isn’t the only digital assistant available on Huawei’s Mate 9 anymore. Today, the company announced an over-the-air update that will bring Amazon’s Alexa to all Mate 9 smartphones. The move comes not even a week after Amazon updated its Shopping app…

March 23, 2017 Steven Avery

Getty Images | tiero reader comments 104 Share this story Years in the making, a proposal to mandate the installation of fiber conduits during federally funded highway projects might be gaining some new momentum. If the US adopts a “dig once” policy, construction workers would install conduits just about any time…

March 23, 2017 Steven Avery

reader comments 52 Share this story About 17,000 AT&T wireline technicians and call center employees went on strike in California and Nevada today while filing an unfair labor charge to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) alleging that AT&T violated federal law. “The company has shown disrespect to the bargaining process…

February 15, 2017 Nicole Latta

Valentina Palladino reader comments 0 Share this story Outlook users with an Amazon Echo can now make the online retailer’s assistant go to work for them. Amazon quietly updated Alexa to support Outlook calendars, letting you ask the virtual assistant to add and review events on your Outlook.com calendar. Alexa…

February 15, 2017 Nicole Latta

Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images reader comments 3 Share this story Depictions of the future in books and film are usually influenced by what’s going on at the time, reflecting social malaise, impending armageddon, or economic anxieties. The robots in classic sci-fi usually resembled humans, as most authors assumed they would…

February 14, 2017 Nicole Latta

Enlarge / Bitcoin trader Kolin Burges from London speaks to reporters as he protests against Tokyo-based bitcoin changer Mt. Gox in front of the company’s office in Tokyo on February 26, 2014.YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images reader comments 21 Share this story At least four hedge funds have “begun buying or offering…