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TECH 06 Feb 2018 | 7:30 AM

Remembering women who won the vote, Britain’s May calls for end to online abuse

Prime Minister Theresa May will urge companies, lawmakers and other Britons on Tuesday to fight to stop the "coarsening" of political debate, using the centenary of women winning the vote to highlight modern-day online abuse.

TECH 01 Feb 2018 | 3:59 AM

Facebook says business stays strong amid news feed changes

Facebook Inc may be making major changes aimed at fixing its impact on society. But its business is as safe as ever.

TECH 26 Jan 2018 | 9:19 AM

Big Tech takes repentance tour to Davos to fend off backlash

Google’s top executive said the search giant would welcome higher taxes. Uber Technologies Inc’s new CEO said it must be more accommodating with regulators. Inc’s veteran leader Marc Benioff said Silicon Valley has been arrogant and compared Facebook to the tobacco industry.

TECH 26 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

Twitter pushed by UK lawmakers to hunt for Russia-Brexit link

Twitter Inc is facing renewed pressure from UK lawmakers over possible Russian interference in the 2016 vote to leave the European Union, after the company said an expanded investigation into the referendum found little evidence of Kremlin activity.

TECH 25 Jan 2018 | 8:19 AM

AT&T urges US Congress to rewrite net neutrality rules

AT&T Inc urged US Congress to write new laws to govern the internet, seeing that as preferable to future regulatory involvement after the Trump administration voted to rescind so-called net neutrality rules late last year.

TECH 25 Jan 2018 | 3:30 AM

Britain sets up unit to combat fake news

Britain announced it was setting up a new national security unit to combat “disinformation”, just weeks after Prime Minister Theresa May accused Russia of using fake news to undermine Western institutions.

TECH 24 Jan 2018 | 7:50 AM

Google outspends tech rivals on Washington lobbying in 2017

Alphabet Inc’s Google outspent its tech rivals in lobbying in 2017, as Facebook Inc, Inc and Apple Inc set company records for the year, federal disclosures show.

TECH 22 Jan 2018 | 9:01 AM

Twitter finds 1,062 more accounts linked to Russian agency

Twitter Inc said it found another 1,062 accounts linked to the Russian government-backed Internet Research Agency accused of trying to influence the 2016 US presidential election.

TECH 22 Jan 2018 | 3:33 AM

Contrite Facebook executives seek to ward off more European rules

Facebook executives are fanning out across Europe this week to address the social media giant’s slow response to abuses on its platform, seeking to avoid further legislation along the lines of a new hate speech law in Germany it says goes too far.

TECH 18 Jan 2018 | 4:41 AM

Twitter may notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during 2016 election

Twitter may notify users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service, a company executive told US lawmakers on Jan 17.