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Rob Lever

Lawsuit adds to Facebook woes on data protection

The suit filed in Superior Court in Washington seeks an injunction to make sure Facebook puts in place safeguards to monitor users' data

After conquering the world, smartphone faces uncertain future

The next catalyst for smartphones could be the possibilities offered by the forthcoming 5G or advances in virtual and augmented reality

Despite restrictions, digital spending hits record in US midterms

Facebook's political ad report showed $353-million spend by campaigns on its platform since May

Chinese-style ‘digital authoritarianism’ grows globally — study

The annual Freedom House study of 65 countries found global internet freedom declined for the eighth consecutive year in 2018,

Musk escapes the worst, but Tesla still faces a bumpy road

Tesla has promised to revolutionise the automobile, but the electric car maker keeps hitting roadblocks created by its founder

Facebook thwarts misinformation effort linked to Iran, Russia

The social network says it removed more than 650 pages, groups and accounts

Tesla shares tumble after Musk comments on personal toll

In late morning trade, Tesla shares skidded 7.8% to $309.36 following the release of the wide-ranging interview in The New York Times

US newspapers hit back at Trump, defend free press

The coordinated effort comes amid Trump’s persistent claims that media outlets that publish articles critical of him are churning out 'fake news'

Ailing US newspapers feel new pain from newsprint tariffs

As newspapers reel from the current economic landscape, many have already been making hefty newsroom cuts

As EU privacy law looms, debate swirls on cybersecurity impact

Some analysts say the concerns about cybercrime are overblown, and that sophisticated cybercriminals can easily hide their tracks

Contrite Zuckerberg says Facebook in ‘arms race’ with Russia

In his first congressional appearance, the Facebook founder answered questions for nearly five hours as he sought to quell the storm over privacy.

Zuckerberg to face angry lawmakers as Facebook firestorm rages

Mark Zuckerberg will appear before US lawmakers this week as a firestorm rocks Facebook over its data privacy scandal.

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