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  • NEW YORK— Revelations that an Amazon Echo smart speaker inadvertently sent a family's private conversation to an acquaintance highlights some unexpected risks of new voice-enabled technologies. According to Amazon, the Echo's Alexa voice assistant misheard a word as "Alexa"— a trigger to activate the device— and interpreted subsequent conversation as a "...

  • WASHINGTON, May 25- The Trump administration moved on Friday to end a program that aimed to attract foreign entrepreneurs to the United States, saying the Obama-era effort did not adequately protect American workers and was an inappropriate use of government authority. The Department of Homeland Security's formal proposal to rescind the international...

  • VIENNA/ LONDON, May 25- As Europe's new privacy law took effect on Friday, one activist wasted no time in asserting the additional rights it gives people over the data that companies want to collect about them. Austrian Max Schrems filed complaints against Google, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, arguing they were acting illegally by forcing users to accept...

  • Europe's new data and privacy rules take effect Friday, clarifying individual rights to the personal data collected by companies around the world for targeted advertising and other purposes. Years in the making, the rules are prompting companies to rewrite their privacy policies and in some cases, apply the European Union's tougher standards even in the U.S....

  • VIENNA/ LONDON, May 25- As Europe's new privacy law took effect on Friday, one activist wasted no time in asserting the additional rights it gives people over the data that companies want to collect about them. Austrian Max Schrems filed complaints against Google, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, arguing they were acting illegally by forcing users to accept...

  • Publicis Chairman Maurice Levy speaks about his recent discussion with Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg.

  • Facebook has always shared the principles the EU's new GDPR legislation, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday.

  • BRUSSELS— Facebook said Thursday it will not compensate users in the scandal over the misuse of their personal data by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. The company made the statement in a list of written replies to questions by European Union lawmakers. The answers were promised after testimony earlier this week by CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Brussels...

  • Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg speaks at VivaTech Conference

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the VivaTech Conference in Paris.

  • Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook

    Mark Zuckerberg is speaking at the Viva Technology conference amid heightened concerns over how Facebook handles user data.

  • *Macron says U.S. and Chinese models are flawed. PARIS, May 24- Europe should set global standards for tougher regulation of digital technology, finding a way between an excessively lax United States and an over-restrictive China, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday. Addressing the bosses of U.S. giants Microsoft and IBM at a Paris technology...

  • Facebook is taking data privacy very seriously, says European Commissioner

    Andrus Ansip, European Commissioner for Digital Single Market, speaks about his dealings with Facebook executives Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg.

  • PARIS— French President Emmanuel Macron called on tech leaders Thursday to invest in France, saying his innovation policies aim to make the country the gateway to Europe. Speaking partly in English in front of CEOs and other tech industry leaders, Macron said "it's because France is changing like crazy that we can say that France is back and you could choose...

  • Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2016 CEO Summit in Lima, Peru.

    Facebook takes steps for Friday, when a European regulation called GDPR will require social media to let users have more control over their personal data.

  • BRUSSELS, May 23- Facebook is unlikely to compensate the 2.7 million European users whose data was improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica because sensitive bank account data had not been shared, the company said on Wednesday. The world's largest social media network was responding to questions from EU lawmakers who had failed to...

  • French President Emmanuel Macron (C) poses for a family picture with Rwanda's President Paul Kagame (3rdR), Facebook's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg (2ndR) and IMB's President and CEO Ginni Rometty (2ndL) as he hosts the 'Tech for Good' summit over lunch with tech companies CEOs at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on May 23, 2018.

    President Emmanuel Macron told executives from the world's biggest technology firms that he wanted innovation to be a driving force for the French economy, but also that they needed to contribute more to society.

  • The French leader paints himself as a champion of France's plugged-in youth and wants to transform France into a "startup nation" that draws higher investments into technology and artificial intelligence. In a sign of the former investment banker's pulling power, Macron's guestlist at his "Tech for Good" summit included Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark...

  • AMSTERDAM, May 23- Activists in Amsterdam on Wednesday launched the' Datavakbond' or "data labor union," which hopes to elect leaders to negotiate directly with Facebook and Google over what they do with users' data. "Right now, we work for Google and Facebook producing data, and we're getting feathers and beads in exchange," said Paul Tang, a member of European...

  • Global activists of Avaaz, set up cardboard cutouts of Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, on which is written 'Fix Fakebook', in front of the European Union headquarters in Brussels, on May 22, 2018.

    A Belgium representative, Guy Verhofstadt, likened Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to a character from a dystopian novel.

  • People aren't sure what amount of privacy they want to give up, says Robert Herjavec

    Robert Herjavec, Herjavec Group and “Shark Tank” star, discusses Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's European apology tour and the prevailing feelings around big tech and privacy by global consumers.