Wall Street Journal

Google Parent Posts Surge in Profit, but Expenses Also Jump

Google parent Alphabet posted surging profits as advertisers kept swarming to the search giant amid a global debate about internet privacy that threatens to affect its main revenue generator.

Who Has More of Your Personal Data Than Facebook? Try Google

In 2016, Google changed its terms of service, allowing it to merge its trove of tracking and advertising data with the personally identifiable information from our Google accounts.

Supreme Court Divided on Sales Taxes for Online Purchases

A closely divided Supreme Court struggled to decide whether internet retailers should have to collect sales taxes in states where they have no physical presence. Brick-and-mortar businesses have long complained that they are disadvantaged by havin

Europe to Follow US Lead in Sharing Data to Fight Crime

The United States and the European Union are aligning rules to help crime-fighters access suspects’ emails, text messages, photos and other data, despite simmering trans-Atlantic tensions.