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Amazon gets on ‘secretive’ UK government panel on post-Brexit supply rules while benefiting financially from own ‘advice’ – report
Online retail giant Amazon is ensuring a lucrative future in UK government contracts, guiding a “secretive” Cabinet Office panel on making policy on post-Brexit procurement of goods and services, a fair tax advocate has revealed.
iPhone 12 and 12 Pro: Apple's latest get 5G, 'ceramic shield,' MagSafe magnets
No, your current iPhone won't work on superfast 5G networks. But Apple's new lineup -- four devices in total -- will.
An iPhone 12 without a charger compared to ‘eating without chopsticks’
The iPhone 12 series phones will not include wired EarPods or a wall charger in the box, sparking online outrage on Chinese social media.
Meet iPhone 12 — Apple
Hello 5G. A14 Bionic, the fastest smartphone chip ever. Night mode on all cameras. Super Retina XDR display. The first camera ever to record in Dolby Vision. Ceramic Shield that’s tougher than any other smartphone glass. A whole new way ...
Zuckerberg interviewed by FTC over two days as part of antitrust probe
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified over the course of two days this week before the Federal Trade Commission as part of its antitrust investigation into the company's business practices, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Apple removes thousands of games from the Chinese App Store, alarming observers
As tensions rise between the US and China, Apple’s Chinese operations - which include millions of Apple customers and much of the company’s manufacturing operation - could be at risk. A new report in The Information argues that China may...
Instagram morphs into an information powerhouse
Instagram is in the midst of a transformation - what was once the place to share photos of food and social outings is quickly becoming a hub for information and advocacy.
Google has outgrown its corporate culture. It is time to learn from its elders
It may be just 21 years old, but Google is a fantastic company with amazing products and services, in the midst of a mid-life crisis. As so often in such cases, all seems well on the surface. Every day its search engine handles 6bn reque...
Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google Prepare for Their ‘Big Tobacco Moment’
The tech C.E.O.s will appear together at a congressional hearing on Wednesday to argue that their companies do not stifle competition.
Facebook's Zuckerberg to defend company before U.S. Congress by listing competitors
Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) Chief Executive Jeff Bezos and Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) Mark Zuckerberg will defend their respective companies before a congressional hearing on Wednesday by saying they face intense competition from large rivals.
Big Tech Funds a Think Tank Pushing for Fewer Rules. For Big Tech.
Google, Amazon and Qualcomm finance a George Mason University institute teaching a hands-off approach to antitrust regulators and judges.
US Congress to grill heads of tech giants amid complaints over market dominance
Jeff Bezos from Amazon, Apple’s Tim Cook, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai from Alphabet will all face questions. The hearing, originally set for Monday, has been rescheduled
Google Said It Would Invest $10 Billion In India. Nearly Half Of It Is Going To The Country's Richest Man.
On Monday, Google announced that it will invest $10 billion in India over the next few years. Two days later, the company revealed a key detail: Nearly half of the money will go to a top telecom operator owned by Asia’s richest man. Goog...
With Facebook hemorrhaging advertisers, CEO agrees to meet with boycott organizers
Advertisers flee over the platform's tolerance of hate speech and disinformation. Is Zuckerberg about to cave?
Here Are The Things You Need To Know From Apple's Big June Event
Each June, Apple puts on a glitzy stage show attended by thousands of people and watched by millions more around the world. It’s the company’s flagship conference for developers, where it gives a sneak peek at new versions of the softwar...
Virus app U-turn: Britain to switch to Google & Apple tech for Covid-19 contact-tracing despite rejecting it earlier
The UK is set to use a "decentralized" model proposed by Google and Apple for its Covid-19 contact-tracing app. The previous model developed by the NHS sparked privacy and usability concerns.
Microsoft Says It Won't Sell Facial Recognition To The Police. These Documents Show How It Pitched That Technology To The Federal Government.
Last week, Microsoft said it would not sell its facial recognition to police departments. But new documents reveal it was pitching that technology to at least one federal agency as recently as two years ago.
Amazon Is Suspending Police Use Of Facial Recognition For One Year
The company is joining IBM, but it doesn't mean Amazon is totally out of the facial recognition business.
Jeff Bezos corrects angry ‘all lives matter’ customer email
"‘Black lives matter’ doesn’t mean other lives don’t matter."
Civil rights leaders say they're 'disappointed and stunned' after call with Facebook's Zuckerberg and Sandberg
The leaders said Zuckerberg gave "incomprehensible explanations" for not taking action against President Trump's "looting ... shooting" post.
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