Hamza Shaban

Apple prevents Facebook from offering research app that could monitor online activity

Apple announced that Facebook violated an agreement by distributing a data-collecting app to consumers, bypassing Apple’s normal review for an app intended for the public.

Trump’s new attorney general had charged Justice Department’s antitrust chief with giving an ‘inaccurate’ account of meeting with Time Warner

President Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Justice previously challenged the integrity and motivation of the agency’s current antitrust chief, according to recently published court documents, offering a conflicting account o

It is not looking great for the Justice Department appeal of the AT&T-Time Warner merger

The Justice Department urged a federal appeals court to reconsider AT&T’s $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, arguing that the judge who approved the deal in June misunderstood fundamental economic principles and ignored how AT&T could

Google employees go public to protest China search engine Dragonfly

More than 30 Google employees have joined a petition protesting the company’s plans to build a search engine that complies with China’s online censorship regime.

Facebook’s Sandberg now says the company’s work with the political consultancy Definers crossed her desk

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg admitted that she had received information about the company’s work with Definers, the Republican-affiliated consultancy that conducted opposition research into Facebook’s critics.

Facebook expands its fact-checking tools but says its work ‘will never be finished’

Facebook announced an expansion of several initiatives to combat the spread of misinformation on the social network used by more than 2 billion people.

Are any encrypted messaging apps fail-safe? Subjects of Mueller’s investigation are about to find out.

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's team is reportedly reviewing the encrypted messaging apps of witnesses in the Russia investigation. The team is looking at what experts say are some of the best apps at keeping messages private.

Thousands of Android apps may be illegally tracking children, study finds

Thousands of free, popular children's apps available on the Google Play Store could be violating child privacy laws. Seven researchers analyzed nearly 6,000 apps for children and found that the majority of them may be in violation of the Children'

Google announces plan to combat spread of misinformation

Google plans to spend $300 million over the next three years to help combat the spread of misinformation online and help journalism outlets. The company has adjusted its systems and rankings to lead people to “more authoritative content” on Google

Why Sinclair’s latest plan to sell major TV stations has critics crying foul

Sinclair Broadcast Group's new plan to help it win federal approval to become the nation's largest broadcaster is pretty brazen, critics say.