New Mexico Sues Google over Collection of Children’s Data

New Mexico Sues Google over Collection of Children’s Data

Feb/21 By

New Mexico’s attorney general sued Google Thursday over allegations the tech company is illegally collecting personal data generated by children in violation of federal and state laws.The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque claims Google is using its education services package that is marketed to school districts, teachers …

Google Updates Terms in Plain Language After EU Scrutiny

Google Updates Terms in Plain Language After EU Scrutiny

Feb/20 By

Google is attempting to make sure people know exactly what they’re signing up for when they use its online services — though that will still mean reading a lengthy document.The company updated its terms of service on Thursday — its largest update to the general use contract since 2012 — …

Barr Asks: Should Facebook, Google Be Liable for User Posts?

Barr Asks: Should Facebook, Google Be Liable for User Posts?

Feb/20 By

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday questioned whether Facebook, Google and other major online platforms still need the immunity from legal liability that has prevented them from being sued over material their users post. “No longer are tech companies the underdog upstarts. They have become titans,” Barr said at a public meeting held by the Justice …

US Judge Dismisses Huawei Lawsuit Over Government Contracts Ban

US Judge Dismisses Huawei Lawsuit Over Government Contracts Ban

Feb/19 By

A federal judge in Texas has dismissed Chinese tech giant Huawei’s lawsuit challenging a U.S. law that bars the government and its contractors from using Huawei equipment because of security concerns.The lawsuit, filed last March, sought to declare the law unconstitutional. Huawei argued the law singled out the company for …

Spain Looks to Adopt Digital Tax That Has Angered the US

Spain Looks to Adopt Digital Tax That Has Angered the US

Feb/18 By

Spain’s government approved Tuesday the introduction of new taxes on digital business and stock market transactions, following similar steps by other European countries.The Cabinet agreed at its weekly meeting to adopt the so-called Google tax and Tobin tax. The measures still require parliament’s approval.Finance Minister Mara Jesus Montero said the …

As The Digital World Occupies More of Our Time, Wellness Guides Emerge

As The Digital World Occupies More of Our Time, Wellness Guides Emerge

Feb/18 By

As some of the negative effects of life lived online become more apparent, “digital wellness” groups are promoting ways to maintain healthy lifestyles. Deana Mitchell reports  …

Program Strives to Help Women Students in Tech Feel Less Isolated

Program Strives to Help Women Students in Tech Feel Less Isolated

Feb/17 By

Women and minorities pursuing computer science degrees often feel alone and isolated, since the field is overwhelmingly dominated by men. While about 60 percent of all 2017 bachelor’s degree recipients in the U.S. were women, only about 20 percent of Computer and Information Science bachelor’s degree recipients went to women, …

Facebook Warns of Risks to Innovation, Freedom of Expression ahead of EU Rules

Facebook Warns of Risks to Innovation, Freedom of Expression ahead of EU Rules

Feb/17 By

Facebook warned of threats to innovation and freedom of expression on Monday, ahead of the release of a raft of rules by the European Union this week and in coming months to rein in U.S. tech giants and Chinese companies.The social media giant laid out its concerns in a white …

Innovative Program Empowers Female Students in Technology

Innovative Program Empowers Female Students in Technology

Feb/17 By

Women and minorities pursuing computer science degrees often feel alone and isolated, since the field is overwhelmingly dominated by men. While about 60 percent of all 2017 bachelor’s degree recipients in the U.S. were women, only about 20 percent of Computer and Information Science bachelor’s degree recipients went to women, …

The Story of A Modern Teenage Cyborg

The Story of A Modern Teenage Cyborg

Feb/17 By

It seems inevitable that in this era of smart technology people would begin to think of ways to make their tech part of their body. Today, people have the ability to change themselves in new and unprecedented ways – and a 19-year-old Kai Landre is living proof. Anna Nelson has …

Facebook to Allow Paid Political Messages That Aren’t Ads

Facebook to Allow Paid Political Messages That Aren’t Ads

Feb/15 By

Facebook decided Friday to allow a type of paid political message that had sidestepped many of the social network’s rules governing political ads. Its policy change came days after presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg exploited a loophole to run such humorous messages promoting his campaign on the accounts of popular Instagram personalities followed …

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