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Big Tech Firms March To The Beat Of Pentagon, CIA Despite Dissension

WASHINGTON — A funny thing has happened to Google and Amazon on their path toward high-tech success: They have become crucial cogs in the U.S. national security establishment. Both companies are expanding teams of employees with security clearance...

Facebook Gave Device Makers Deep Access to Data on Users and Friends

As Facebook sought to become the world’s dominant social media service, it struck agreements allowing phone and other device makers access to vast amounts of its users’ personal information. Facebook has reached data-sharing partnerships with at least 60 d...

NSA Watchdog Finds ‘Many Issues Of Non-Compliance’ In Agency’s Data Handling

The National Security Agency’s (NSA) inspector general issued a rare report Wednesday condemni...

How Game Apps That Captivate Kids Have Been Collecting Their Data

Before Kim Slingerland downloaded the Fun Kid Racing app for her then-5-year-old son, Shane, she che...

Welcome To Crypto Week

The Internet is an amazing invention. We marvel at how it connects people, connects ideas, and makes...

Robocall Alert: Scams Will Make Up Nearly Half Of All Cellphone Calls By 2019, Report Says

Nearly half of all cellphone calls next year will come from scammers, according to First Orion, a co...

China’s Chilling ‘Social Credit System’ Is Straight Out of Dystopian Sci-Fi, And It’s Already Switched On

It’s been in the pipeline for years: a sprawling, technological mass surveillance network the ...

The UK Government Is Planning To Set Up A Regulator For The Internet

The UK government is preparing to establish a new internet regulator that would make tech firms liab...

The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies

In 2015, Amazon.com Inc. began quietly evaluating a startup called Elemental Technologies, a pote...