Meta and other tech giants form metaverse standards body, without Apple

Meta and other tech giants form metaverse standards body, without Apple

The logo of Meta Platforms is seen in Davos, Switzerland, May 22, 2022. Picture taken May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 21 (Reuters) – Meta (META.O), Microsoft (MSFT.O) and other tech giants racing to build the emerging metaverse concept have formed a group to foster development … Read more

Russia’s Navalny scolds Google and Meta for helping Putin

Russia’s Navalny scolds Google and Meta for helping Putin

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally to mark the 5th anniversary of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov’s murder and to protest against proposed amendments to the country’s constitution, in Moscow, Russia February 29, 2020. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 9 (Reuters) – Jailed Russian opposition … Read more

Meta Platforms’ Sheryl Sandberg to leave after 14 years

Meta Platforms’ Sheryl Sandberg to leave after 14 years

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and current chair of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT), gives a news conference on the sidelines during the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit at UN headquarters in New York City, New York, US, September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Yana Paskova/Files Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com … Read more

Russia reroutes internet traffic in occupied Ukraine to its infrastructure

Russia reroutes internet traffic in occupied Ukraine to its infrastructure

Russian flag flies with the Spasskaya Tower of Moscow’s Kremlin in the background in Moscow, Russia February 27, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, May 2 (Reuters) – Russia has rerouted internet traffic in the occupied Ukrainian region of Kherson through Russian communications infrastructure, the internet service disruption … Read more

Your phone number on Google? Search giant now takes removal demands

Your phone number on Google?  Search giant now takes removal demands

OAKLAND, Calif., April 27 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google has begun entertaining people’s requests to remove search results containing their home addresses, phone numbers and email accounts, the latest shift in its stance between personal privacy and access to information. The world’s most used internet search tool said on Wednesday that the expansion of … Read more

Musk loses bid to end SEC agreement on oversight of Tesla tweets

Musk loses bid to end SEC agreement on oversight of Tesla tweets

April 27 (Reuters) – A US judge slammed Elon Musk on Wednesday for trying to escape a settlement with regulators requiring oversight of his Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) tweets, saying the billionaire was “bemoaning” the 2018 deal now that he felt Tesla was “invincible.” The ruling comes after the Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) board accepted on Monday … Read more

US FBI says it disrupted Russian hackers

US FBI says it disrupted Russian hackers

FBI headquarters building is seen in Washington, US, December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, April 6 (Reuters) – The US Federal Bureau of Investigation has wrested control of thousands of routers and firewall appliances away from Russian military hackers by hijacking the same infrastructure … Read more

Tech workers urge companies to join Ukraine’s digital blockade of Russia

Tech workers urge companies to join Ukraine’s digital blockade of Russia

OAKLAND, Calif., March 30 (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) President Brad Smith wrote to Ukraine’s leader this month with a clear message: despite Kyiv’s calls for it to sever all ties with Russia, the US software behemoth would continue doing business in the country with non-sanctioned clients, including schools and hospitals. “Depriving these institutions of … Read more

Google cuts racy results by 30% for searches like ‘Latina teenager’

Google cuts racy results by 30% for searches like ‘Latina teenager’

A Google search page is seen through a magnifying glass in this photo illustration taken in Berlin, August 11, 2015. A US Jury handed Google a major victory May 26, 2016 in a long-running copyright battle with Oracle Corp over Android software to run most of the world’s smartphones. This logo has been updated and … Read more