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(...)

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen talks with CBS’ Scott Pelley on 60 Minutes. Photograph: Robert Fortunato/CBS News/60 Minutes via AP

A whistleblower accused Facebook on Sunday of placing “profit over safety”, as it emerged that she had complained to US securities regulators that the(...)

A body is taken from a   FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, where a  gunman on Thursday killed eight people and injured at least seven in a mass shooting. Photograph: A J Mast/The New York Times

Eight people lost their lives and several more were injured when a shooter opened fire at a FedEx centre in Indiana, the latest mass shooting to occur(...)

Microsoft says it uncovered 40 customers, including government agencies, think tanks, NGOs and IT companies, that were “targeted more precisely and compromised”.

Microsoft has said the UK and six other countries outside the US have been affected by a suspected Russian hacking attack that US authorities have war(...)

Monday motivation: Britain’s chief negotiator David Frost (centre) removes his face mask to talk to the media as he arrives for Brexit talks in Brussels. Photograph: Francisco Seco/AP

Image of the week: Frosty the Brexit man Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator David Frost – known in Downing Street as “Frosty” – had a busy week in Bru(...)

Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey testifies remotely during a Senate commerce, science and transportation committee hearing with big tech companies. Photograph:  Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images

The leaders of big US technology companies came to testify about legislation that shaped the modern internet. They ended up being accused by senators(...)

US president Donald Trump and Judge Amy Coney Barrett at the White House last month. If confirmed, Ms Barrett will be the third supreme court justice nominated by Mr Trump. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

The Senate judiciary committee will vote on Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the supreme court next Thursday, paving the way for her almost certain a(...)

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

“If I do not sound like a typical Washington politician, it’s because I’m NOT a politician.” Sound familiar? Yes, because this was Donald Trump last n(...)

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the US supreme court, after the public announcement of her nomination in the Rose Garden of the White House on September 26th. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

The confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the US supreme court quietly but hastily got under way in the Senate on Monday as more than a dozen sen(...)

 Microsoft is exploring an acquisition of TikTok’s operations in the United States. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure / AFP via Getty Images

Microsoft is exploring an acquisition of TikTok’s operations in the United States, according to a people familiar with the matter. A deal would give t(...)

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