Facebook: the company seems to be hoping that a rebrand will wipe the slate clean. Photograph: Chris Delmas/AFP via Getty

Facebook is in the news a lot this week. What’s going on? The social-media giant Facebook (as it’s currently known, but more on that shortly) announc(...)

Frances Haugen, a former Facebook employee and whistleblower, testifies before a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing in Washington. Photograph: TJ Kirkpatrick/The New York Times

US politicians pounded Facebook on Tuesday, accusing chief executive Mark Zuckerberg of pushing for higher profits while being cavalier about user saf(...)

Joseph Mercola: the osteopathic physician is a key figure in the “Disinformation Dozen” spreading anti-vaccine messaging, researchers say. Photograph: Mercola

The article that appeared online on February 9th began with a seemingly innocuous question about the legal definition of vaccines. Then, over its next(...)

In the EU, the right to parts and repair information is, for now, limited primarily to third-party repairers, not consumers. Photograph: iStock

On the day my San Francisco household got its first computer, my housemate started to unscrew the boxy beige casing. An Apple Macintosh that cost over(...)

Facebook said on Wednesday it expects revenue growth in the third and fourth quarters to “decelerate significantly,”. Photograph:  Lionel Bonaventure / AFP via Getty Images

Facebook said on Wednesday it expects revenue growth in the third and fourth quarters to “decelerate significantly,” sending the social media giant’s (...)

Activists are aghast at Amazon’s June announcement  it is to acquire entertainment giant MGM. 

Will they, or won’t they?  While a number of efforts to tame Big Tech are under way in the Unites States – and June and July have been bumper mo(...)

Once the transition of power takes place, Bezos will become executive chair – away from the day-to-day running of the company, but still providing input on the most pivotal decisions. Photograph: Bloomberg

When Ann Hiatt received the call that a helicopter carrying Jeff Bezos had crashed in the West Texas desert, her first thought was: what have I done? (...)

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A judge has dismissed two antitrust lawsuits against Facebook, one from the Federal Trade Commission and another by a coalition of US states, dealing (...)

Margrethe Vestager said draft legislation focuses on the “market effects” of Big Tech’s dominance over smaller rivals. Photograph: John Thys/EPA

Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s head of digital and competition policy, has rejected the idea that its forthcoming Digital Markets Act (DMA) will only ta(...)

Since its establishment more than three years ago, TikTok has amassed one billion users. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

TikTok, the popular short-video app, named ByteDance Ltd chief financial officer Shouzi Chew as chief executive officer, filling the top leadership po(...)

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