Andreas Mundt:  his agency ruled in February that Facebook had broken the country’s law and demanded that it stop automatically sharing data among the services it owns, such as Instagram and WhatsApp, or websites that use its ‘like’ and ‘share’ buttons. Photograph: Jann Höfer/New York Times

Germany’s top antitrust enforcer, Andreas Mundt, recently asked a room full of lawyers, academics and regulators to imagine a wall filled with their p(...)

Facebook’s foray into banking via the creation of a crypto currency could be the last throw of the disruptive dice: there are few profit streams left for tech to usurp. File photograph: The New York Times

Facebook’s $5 billion (€4.4 billion) fine from the US regulator sounds like a lot but will barely dent its quarterly cash flow, let alone its annual p(...)

Facebook is under investigation for allegedly sharing user data inappropriately with Cambridge Analytica

The US federal trade commission (FTC) approved a roughly $5 billion (€4.4 billion) settlement with Facebook Inc this week over its investigation into (...)

US president Donald Trump on his way to the G-20 Summit in Osaka. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Donald Trump broadened his assault on US allies on Wednesday, lashing out at the European Commission for aggressively pursuing antitrust cases against(...)

Balmain  commissioned British artist Cameron-James Wilson to design a “diverse mix” of digital models, including a white woman, a black woman and an Asian woman

The kiss between Bella Hadid and Miquela Sousa, part of a Calvin Klein commercial last month, struck many viewers as unrealistic, even offensive. Had(...)

Libra promises huge financial gain for Facebook at a time when future revenue growth has appeared uncertain. Photograph: EPA/Julien de Rosa

Excepting some Instagram influencer posting selfies while wearing an ethereum T-shirt, or your grandfather getting a bitcoin wallet, is there any more(...)

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are facing a wide-ranging investigation in the US. Photograph: Reuters

The US government is gearing up to investigate whether Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google misuse their massive market power, sources told Reuters on (...)

In the essay, Chris Hughes said repeatedly that Zuckerberg is a good, kind person but simply has too much power for any one individual

Facebook pushed back after Chris Hughes, a billionaire co-founder of the company, argued in a New York Times op-ed essay that the company should be br(...)

An iPhone 7 and 8 are shown in a store in Berlin

Qualcomm has won a major victory with a surprise settlement of its wide-ranging legal dispute with Apple that includes a supply agreement paving the (...)

Bedlinen from Piubelle, made in Portugal. But what is thread count, you ask. It’s the measure of horizontal and vertical threads in one square inch. Is it important? “Thread counts are a fad,” says Lisa Duffin of Bottom Drawer in Brown Thomas

Buying bedlinen has become a numbers game with brands trumpeting the high thread count of their sheets and duvet covers in ever higher numbers – 300! (...)

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