NetChoice, an e-commerce trade group whose members include Facebook and Google, pushed back against Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D., Mass.) new policy proposal for the breaking-up of American tech companies like Amazon.
While robots are not yet ready to take your jobs, a new paper released Monday by two Harvard labor economists argues there is cause for major concern in the future.
The government’s top watchdog agency on Tuesday warned President Donald Trump and Congress that two war-fighting mapping applications widely used in combat, and disseminated to U.S. allies, have made U.S. troops vulnerable to cyberattacks by Russia, China, and other hostile actors.
Uber passengers in New York City could soon see drastic fare increases after the de Blasio administration voted to set a $17 minimum wage for all ride-sharing drivers.
An elderly tech inventor is accusing the federal government of personally targeting him to block him from patenting his life’s work.
Sony has claimed that it owns the copyright for the works of Johann Sebastian Bach—more than 1,100 of them.
Now, you might think the fact that Bach died in 1750 would put his music safely in the public domain, seeing as how it’s 178 years out of copyright (under the American system of author’s death plus 70 years). But there the story was, appearing in several news accounts this past week, all prompted by a Boing Boing report about how “you can’t play Bach on Youtube” without getting served with a takedown notice. Even the jazz historian Ted Gioia, as sane a music critic as exists these days, was prompted to tweet “Sony says they own his compositions.”
A new policy paper making the rounds in Congress and tech circles could signal the future of regulating big tech.
Fortnite is the latest video game craze to sweep the nation.
The battle-royale third-person shooter is one of the most popular and fastest growing games on the planet. It’s the most played game on Xbox. It’s the most downloaded free game on PlayStation. The mobile version debuted at number 1 on the iTunes charts in 13 countries when it dropped in March. It’s still at number 4 on the iTunes charts, ahead of apps like Gmail, Facebook, Snapchat, Spotify, and Netflix.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) on Monday praised a U.S. government panel’s decision to order Qualcomm Inc. to delay its shareholder meeting this week to allow for more time to review Broadcom Ltd.’s takeover bid.