What to expect from this year's Consumer Electronics Show

Jan 6, 2020
Lots of next-generation 5G wireless, and lots of artificial intelligence
An attendee uses Sony's Playstation VR at the Sony booth during CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Report: FTC approves roughly $5B fine for Facebook

Jul 12, 2019
According to the Wall Street Journal, the 3-2 vote broke along party lines.
In 2019, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg influenced our discourse, our privacy, our ideas about speech — free or otherwise — and our spending habits.
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Facebook’s version of privacy still collects plenty of data

May 3, 2019
The company’s business model isn’t changing — it’s still collecting your info for ads.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduces new Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram privacy features at the F8 developer’s conference in San Jose, California, on April 30.
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Zuckerberg's privacy manifesto is actually about messaging

Mar 7, 2019
It’s not about keeping you safe from Facebook’s data-hoovering efforts. It’s about competing with other messaging platforms.
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Apple scrambles to fix FaceTime bug

Jan 29, 2019
A bug in Apple’s FaceTime, news of which filled social media channels and tech news sites this week, could have allowed a caller to listen to the audio from an iPhone she or he is calling, even before the person…
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France fines Google $57 million for violating privacy rules

Jan 25, 2019
How big a fine is appropriate when a company earns scores of billions a year?

New tech doorbells can record video, and that's an ethics problem

Jan 17, 2019
They might be recording a lot more than who's at the front door.
Part of the problem with doorbell cameras is that their owners are filming a lot more territory than the terms of service say they should, says Laura Norén, director of research at Obsidian Security.
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Will techlash show up at the CES trade show?

Jan 4, 2019
Privacy features could take center stage at this year's show.
Sony's artificial intelligence-capable Aibo robot is on display at a 2018 CES press event in Las Vegas.
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Visitors check HTC mobile phones on the second day of the event at the Fira Gran Via Complex on day 2 of the Mobile World Congress on February 23, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook asks federal regulators to bring it on

Nov 1, 2018
At an industry conference in Europe, Cook called for tougher regulations to protect data privacy