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Thursday, Jun 29, 2017 at 07:48 AM EDT

Online Hate Speech May Get Social Networks Fined in Germany

Online Hate Speech May Get Social Networks Fined in Germany

German lawmakers are poised to pass a bill designed to enforce the country's existing limits on free speech — including the long-standing ban on Holocaust denial — in social networks. Critics including tech...

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 at 10:26 PM EDT

Group Sues Uber Over Lack of Wheelchair Access

Group Sues Uber Over Lack of Wheelchair Access

A Washington, D.C.-based civil rights group has filed a lawsuit against Uber under the American with Disabilities Act —which prohibits discrimination against those with disabilities— alleging that the ride-hail...

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 at 02:11 PM EDT

Trump Takes Swipe at Amazon Over 'Internet Taxes'

Trump Takes Swipe at Amazon Over 'Internet Taxes'

In a new Twitter tirade, President Donald Trump went after The Washington Post and its owner, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, after the newspaper published a story about several of Trump's clubs displaying a fake Time...

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 at 02:51 AM EDT

Victims Still Paying Hackers After Ransomware Email Blocked

Victims Still Paying Hackers After Ransomware Email Blocked

The email address behind a ransomware attack spreading across the world has been blocked, leaving victims no way to receive unlocking codes for their files even if they pay the hackers, NBC News reported. The...

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017 at 04:00 PM EDT

Facebook Hits 2 Billion Users, Zuckerberg Says

Facebook Hits 2 Billion Users, Zuckerberg Says

What's cooler than one billion? Two billion. That's how many users Facebook has, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday in a post on the site. "We're making progress connecting the world, and now...

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017 at 12:50 PM EDT

Pandora CEO Tim Westergren Departs

Pandora CEO Tim Westergren Departs

The co-founder and CEO of Pandora, under intensifying competitive pressure from Spotify and Apple Music, has relinquished his position and will step down from the company board as well. Westergren, who...

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017 at 06:39 PM EDT

EU Slaps Record $2.7B Fine on Google

EU Slaps Record $2.7B Fine on Google

The European Union's competition watchdog has slapped a record $2.72 billion fine on internet giant Google for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service. European regulators said Tuesday...

Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 04:51 PM EDT

Nintendo Announces Classic Edition of Old Video Game

Nintendo Announces Classic Edition of Old Video Game

Add Nintendo to the list of companies capitalizing on ’90s nostalgia. Nintendo announced a new standalone mini-console focused on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System on Monday, according to CNBC. The...

Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 12:48 PM EDT

Behind the Keyboard: How New Emojis Are Chosen

Behind the Keyboard: How New Emojis Are Chosen

Between wizards, rock climbers, and gender non-conforming people, many of the 137 new emojis coming soon to your phone's keyboard may have come from the minds of ordinary texters, NBC News reported. Like...

Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 01:27 AM EDT

Hackers Post Pro-ISIS Messages on Ohio Government Sites

Hackers Post Pro-ISIS Messages on Ohio Government Sites

Hackers targeted at least seven Ohio government websites to publish pro-ISIS messages and criticism of President Donald Trump, state officials said Sunday. As NBC News reported, the message appeared on the...

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