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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

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,

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

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.

Cambridge Analytica suspends CEO over Facebook scandal

CEO Alexander Nix boasted about entrapping politicians and secretly operating in elections around the world through shadowy front companies.

Millions join search for missing Malaysia Airlines plane

A satellite firm that invited the public to find a plane that went missing in early March now has three-million people participating in the programme.

Microsoft, Google in battle over online shopping

Microsoft and Google have become embroiled in a bitter dispute over who is the fairest of them all for online shopping.

US election campaign a digital battleground

The 2012 US presidential election campaign is being fought with tweets, hashtags, Facebook updates and emails in a battle for digital supremacy.

Apple victory could harm Google but benefit RIM and Microsoft

Apple's victory in a landmark US patent case against Samsung could reshape the mobile sector and slow the momentum of Google and its Android system.

Calls for Wikipedia to keep up with the times

The public knowledge website is more than a decade old and remains among the top 10 Internet sites in the world, but some say it is becoming dowdy.

Amid boom, Gasland split over fracking

The US is seeing a natural gas boom thanks to discoveries of abundant shale gas, and at the same time a groundswell of opposition from critics.

US recession ‘likely over’, but economy still weak

The recession in the United States "is very likely over" but its economy remains weak, Federal Reserve chairperson Ben Bernanke says.

US summit seeks new economic vision

A summit seeking a new economic agenda for the US kicks off on Monday, with debate among leaders aiming to find ways to maintain leadership.

After stress tests, banks seek to shed US aid

A growing number of banks are eyeing quick repayment of US government capital injections after "stress tests" showed major lenders are healthy.

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