In China, economy dogged at decade's end

Dec 25, 2019
China started 2009 weathering the global financial crisis and ends the decade battling slower economic growth and a trade war with the U.S.
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Goodbye, 2018 — a year of data and privacy scandals

Dec 31, 2018
Executive summary: The GDPR is coming for you.
Facebook employees talks to visitors as the social network Facebook opens a pop-up kiosk for one day on December 13, 2018, in Bryant Park in New York, where it will field questions about its data-sharing practices and teach users how to understand its new privacy controls.
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Facebook and Google pledge to fight internet abuse

Nov 7, 2018
Facebook and Google have pledged themselves to a pact formed by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web. The “Contract for the Web” asks internet companies to fight fake news and uphold principles that protect privacy as a…
A picture taken in Paris on May 16, 2018 shows the logo of the social network Facebook on a broken screen of a mobile phone.
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Brexit puts Gibraltar residents between a rock and a hard place

Oct 16, 2018
People in the U.K. territory adjoining Spain voted against Brexit and are now fearful.
The Rock of Gibraltar. 
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Brexit puts Gibraltar residents between a rock and a hard place

Oct 16, 2018
People in the U.K. territory adjoining Spain voted against Brexit and are now fearful.
The Rock of Gibraltar. 
Courtesy of Mimisse Beard

What role should governments play in regulating speech online?

Aug 24, 2018
"Many people ... trust these big tech companies frankly more than they do their politicians," Politico's chief technology correspondent says.
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Why Trump’s looser emission standards are mixed blessing for automakers

Aug 2, 2018
13 states are challenging the proposal.
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For small companies, doing business in Europe may not be worth the cost

Large companies are spending millions to comply with Europe's new data laws; that could prove tough for smaller businesses.
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The White House hosts an artificial intelligence summit

May 9, 2018
An “Artificial Intelligence for American Industry” summit is being hosted at the White House today. Executives from Amazon, Facebook, Ford and IBM will be there. One big topic on the agenda? Government regulation. Turns out the federal government hasn’t written any regulations…

Phone firms say merger would boost 5G in U.S.

Apr 30, 2018
The telecom world could be getting a bit smaller. T-Mobile announced yesterday it would be acquiring Sprint in a $26 million all-stock deal. The two companies said the merger will mean that American companies will be able to implement fifth-generation…