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Apple CEO Tim Cook says the US government should let people track and delete their data 'on demand'

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) should implement a new framework that increases transparency around companies that handle user data and lets people track and delete information on them “on demand.” Cook, in a…

'Smoooth Dogg': Snoop Dogg just backed a Swedish online payments unicorn

Snoop Dogg is better known for his work in the music business — but the U.S. rapper is now throwing his weight behind fintech. Swedish online payments firm Klarna said Thursday that Snoop Dogg had invested in the business and…

Poland arrests Huawei employee over spying allegations

Poland’s counterintelligence agency has arrested an employee of Chinese tech giant Huawei over spying allegations. According to Polish TV broadcaster Telewizja Polska, Huawei’s sales director and an ex-security agent were arrested on Tuesday by officers of the country’s Internal Security…

Apple and Tesla shares on the blockchain could be the next big thing in crypto

Cryptocurrencies had a wild 2018, tumbling well below some of the record highs seen toward the end of 2017. Bitcoin, once worth almost $20,000, plunged last year, closing out 2018 at a price below $4,000. Other major virtual currencies, including…

Netflix yanked an episode of comedy show 'Patriot Act' in Saudi Arabia at the government's request

Netflix has pulled an episode of “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” in Saudi Arabia at the request of the country’s government. The U.S. streaming service took down the episode, entitled “Saudi Arabia,” following a legal request from the Saudi Communications…

Google brings its shopping service to India, tapping into the country's digital boom

Google has launched its shopping aggregator service in India, in a bid to take advantage of the country’s booming digital economy. The tech giant said Thursday that Indian shoppers will now be able to browse deals using its Google Shopping…

Hackers hit global government and defense firms with 'backdoor' spyware, McAfee says

Hackers infiltrated dozens of companies around the world with advanced malicious software that extracted information from their systems, according to McAfee. Research released by the cybersecurity firm on Wednesday showed that the infiltration campaign — called “Operation Sharpshooter” — primarily…

Facebook emails show EU must toughen regulation on social media 'monopoly,' lawmaker says

A European lawmaker has called for updated regulation on Facebook and other social networks after a trove of revelatory emails was released by the British Parliament. Internal documents made public Wednesday by Britain’s digital, culture, media and sport committee showed…

Anti-election meddling group makes A.I.-powered Trump impersonator to warn about 'deepfakes'

Artificial intelligence (AI) is getting frighteningly close to being able to mimic humans, and advances in the technology could be a major risk for democracies worldwide. That’s the worry held by the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity, a U.S.-European organization…

Meet the 28-year-old who wants building computers and coding to be as easy as playing with Lego

Alex Klein is not your everyday tech entrepreneur. The 28-year-old founder of start-up Kano Computing started out as a journalist interested in politics and economics, writing for the likes of The Daily Beast, New York Magazine, The New Republic and…