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Facebook 03 Aug 2018 | 7:12 AM

Facebook page’s removal angers Washington protest organisers

Facebook stunned and angered organisers of a protest against white supremacists when it disabled their Washington event’s page this week, saying it and others had been created by “bad actors” misusing the social media platform.

TECH 26 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Salesforce staff ask CEO to revisit ties with US border agency

Hundreds of Salesforce.com Inc employees signed a letter to chief executive officer Marc Benioff criticising the company’s contracts with the US Customs and Border Protection agency, the latest in a series of staff protests at technology firms over government work.

TECH 21 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

One cop’s fight against fake news is saving lives in India

Local musicians are already singing about the evils of fake news when police superintendent Rema Rajeshwari’s convoy rolls up to the dusty village square in one of India’s poorest communities. “Don’t believe these things,” a performer cries out to the crowd.

TECH 21 May 2018 | 4:53 AM

Socially responsible funds dump or rethink Facebook over data privacy

Several socially conscious investment firms are selling or rethinking their Facebook Inc holdings, unsatisfied by the company's moves to strengthen personal data protection and online safety after scandals involving the improper sharing of users' information.

TECH 15 May 2018 | 6:00 AM

Amazon’s HQ2 derby dilemma: Go for lower taxes or liberal voters

The competition for Amazon.com Inc’s second headquarters could come down to which city can offer a red-state business climate with blue-state culture. Or, at least a culture that won’t have Amazon’s workers seeing red.

TECH 07 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

WiFi but no water: Can smart tech help a city’s poor?

In the picturesque Barcelona district of El Born, residents can get a better night’s sleep nowadays because garbage trucks pass only when bins in the street are full, thanks to high-tech sensors that detect when they need to be emptied.

TECH 06 Nov 2017 | 11:00 PM

Travellers should be careful on review sites: opinion

In a bygone, less technological era, people planned for trips by sending off for colourful brochures or listening to firsthand reviews from friends or family members.

TECH 02 Nov 2017 | 4:46 AM

US lawmakers release sample of Russian-bought Facebook ads

US lawmakers released a batch of Russian-bought Facebook Inc ads on Nov 1 that showcased politically charged content allegedly spread on social media by Moscow ahead of the 2016 US election.

TECH 31 Oct 2017 | 11:35 AM

China says social media companies must ‘punish’ employees

China has ordered online platforms to punish staff who spread “illegal” content domestically, in the latest move by authorities to tighten policing of the Web.

TECH 11 Oct 2017 | 2:30 AM

Google, Facebook and Twitter scramble to hold Washington at bay

Google summoned about 200 policy staff from around the world last month for a debate on whether the company’s size has made it too attractive as a target for government regulators.