Technology

A recent Supreme Court ruling limits the US government’s ability to prosecute individuals for misusing databases—the ruling will add legal clarity for AI companies harvesting public data and, ironically, many of the ethical researchers using similar methods in the name of tech accountability.

New Pew data shows that while broadband subscriptions are increasing nationwide, certain demographics are lagging behind. Despite a recent emphasis on expanding rural connectivity, lack of affordable internet remains the number one driver of broadband inequality per the data.

New G7 tax measures are attempting to force Big Tech firms to pay more taxes, but critics fear unclear criteria could allow Amazon and other low profit-margin firms to sidestep the rules entirely.

The company will require law enforcement agencies to publicly post their data requests on Ring’s Neighbors app for users to see. While the move adds transparency, it’s unlikely to resolve the core concerns around Ring’s police partnerships.

Facebook unveiled new features and developer tools that will allow users to deploy AR effects in group video calls. The incremental advance marks a slow but continued push by Facebook to drive up AR adoption

New data shows Austin was the No. 1 destination for relocating tech workers during the pandemic. The city’s deep ties to tech make it a new, but relatively safe bet for tech.

The recent launch of Huawei’s Harmony OS across mobile devices will alleviate its reliance on Android and could put a dent in Google’s global mobile OS dominance.

Fitbit is reportedly adding a snoring-detection feature to its wearables that gives users a “sleep animal” persona as it plays catch up with the Apple Watch.

Years of faltering smartphones forced the company to abandon its handset segment, but increased demand for consumer electronics has presented LG with a well-timed strategy pivot.

Following months of controversy surrounding its privacy policy update, WhatsApp announced it would no longer penalize users for refusing to accept the update’s terms. But for WhatsApp, the reputational damage is done.

Tesla owners start smiling for the camera: The company announced it will use an in-car camera to detect and monitor drivers using the Autopilot feature following mounting safety and misuse concerns. Though an improvement, the solution may bring about a host of new privacy concerns.

The messaging company sued the Indian government over internet laws it claims will force it to violate users’ privacy. WhatsApp could use the suit to direct attention away from its own privacy controversy and attempt to regain user trust.

WhatsApp’s reputation as a secure messaging platform came crashing down earlier this year, when a new data-sharing policy not only drew the ire of its users, but broke their trust as well.

The connected TV giant’s focus on ad revenue and interoperability could give it an advantage over competitors like Amazon and Google in the smart home space.

Google gets health data deal with a top dog provider: The Big Tech co linked up with HCA Healthcare to boost its health records—though this cracks open another chance for Google to lock in its hold in healthcare, it’ll still contend with patient privacy concerns.