While Twitter Confronts Trump, Zuckerberg Keeps Facebook Out of It

SAN FRANCISCO — Earlier this week, as Twitter executives waded into a confrontation with President Trump, Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, took a very different tack: He kept his head down.
On Tuesday, Twitter added a fact-check link to one of Mr. Trump’s tweets crit..

Who Will Own the Cars That Drive Themselves?

It was a difficult question even before the coronavirus pandemic hit: When self-driving cars eventually rule the roads, will Americans own their cars or make use of ride-hailing fleets?
The challenge is now threefold. Self-driving car technology had already reached a plateau, and..

U.S. Is Said to Plan to File Antitrust Charges Against Google

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is planning to file antitrust charges against Google as early as this summer, said two people with knowledge of the situation, in what would be one of the biggest antitrust actions by the United States since the late 1990s.
The Justice Departme..

Europe’s Privacy Law Hasn’t Shown Its Teeth, Frustrating Advocates

Europe’s Privacy Law Hasn’t Shown Its Teeth, Frustrating AdvocatesNearly two years in, there has been little enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation, once seen as ushering in a new era.
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April 27, 2020Updated 5:59 a.m. ETLONDON — W..

Facebook-Backed Libra Cryptocurrency Project Is Scaled Back

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Continue reading the main storyFacebook-Backed Libra Cryptocurrency Project Is Scaled BackAfter months of criticism, the cryptocurrency is moving ahead with significant revisions.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, testified on Libra last October in Washing..

How Tech’s Lobbyists Are Using the Pandemic to Make Gains

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Continue reading the main storyHow Tech’s Lobbyists Are Using the Pandemic to Make GainsSilicon Valley hasn’t suffered from the same financial devastation as other industries. Tech companies still have an agenda to push.
Uber is reframing a longtime campaign to avoid..