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Europe’s love/hate relationship with Silicon Valley — and what that means for US tech firms

While European business leaders envy the American tech industry’s success and innovation and consumers are eager to try the latest gadget or service, European authorities are chafing at the tech firms' perceived indifference to their countries’ la

This is the news Facebook chooses for you to read

Facebook has long characterized itself as a neutral platform that simply connects its users to the rest of the world.

How Facebook could swing the election — and who will benefit if it does

There’s been a lot of consternation in recent months about Facebook’s impact on politics. If it’s not fears of partisan censorship and suppressed trending topics, it’s worries about echo chambers or hyper-targeted campaign ads.

Why Apple can be forced to turn logs of your iMessage contacts over to police

When a user sends someone a message through Apple’s iMessage feature, Apple encrypts that message between Apple devices so that only the sender and recipient can read its contents.

The Cobalt Pipeline

Tracing the path from deadly hand-dug mines in Congo to consumers’ phones and laptops.

More and more people get their news via social media. Is that good or bad?

[Commentary] Because social media is so young, political science hasn’t fully explored the political implications of how citizens use it to get news. Research has found that consuming news makes people more likely to vote.

Donald Trump says Google proves he’s winning — and is trying to make sure he loses

At the top of his rally in the critical Wisconsin county of Waukesha, Donald Trump accused Google of both impeding and bolstering his candidacy.

Cyberattacks on personal health records growing ‘exponentially’

2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, better known as HIPAA.

Government ‘hacking’ and the Playpen search warrant

[Commentary] In recent months, over a dozen district courts have handed down divided opinions on the legality of a single search warrant that was used to search the computers of many visitors to a child pornography website.