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EU plans tougher consumer laws for Facebook, Gmail

Under the draft proposal first considered last year, €EU authorities could levy fines of at least 4% of turnover.

Facebook apology does little to appease


The social network comes under further pressure from lawmakers, users and investors, after admitting to allowing a political consultancy to access user info.

Tencent loses $24bn in market cap after Naspers' selldown


China's Tencent saw its shares down 4.51% today after its largest shareholder said it would lower its stake for the first time in 17 years.

Facebook scandal to force others to tighten data sharing

The Facebook data leak scandal is likely to put Internet firms and software developers under scrutiny over how they share customer information.

Zuckerberg apologises for mistakes with user data

Facebook "made mistakes, there's more to do, and we need to step up and do it", says CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Critical test for self-driving car industry after fatality


The first fatality involving a fully autonomous vehicle is an event the nascent industry has long dreaded and comes at a sensitive time.

Uber self-driving car kills Arizona woman


An Uber self-driving car hit and killed a woman crossing the street in Arizona, marking a potential blow to the technology expected to transform transportation.

Facebook under pressure after data breach

Members of Congress want Mark Zuckerberg to testify about Facebook's actions that saw a political consultancy access data on 50 million users.

BlackBerry faces revived lawsuit over BlackBerry 10


A US judge rejects BlackBerry's request to dismiss a lawsuit claiming it inflated its stock price and defrauded shareholders.

Blockchain to fight forced labour

Coca-Cola, the US State Department and two other companies launch a project that aims to use blockchain to fight forced labour worldwide.

Data from 50m Facebook users 'harvested'

A data analytics firm harvested Facebook users' private information in developing techniques to support Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign.

Google looks to turn product searches into cash


The tech giant teams up with major retailers in a deal that sees the retailers pay Google a piece of each facilitated purchase.

Toyota, Uber in talks on self-driving tech

16 Mar

The firms negotiate a possible deal for Toyota to use Uber's automated driving technology in the automaker's vehicles.