Science I Tech

Tech giants under fire at US Senate over privacy, meddling campaigns - 09/05/2018

Washington - By Shabtai Gold, - Executives from Facebook and Twitter told the US Senate they were not prepared for the 2016 Russian disinformation campaign to meddle in the elections that utilized...

Facebook says it identified 'coordinated' fake pages - 08/01/2018

Washington -By Shabtai Gold, - Social media giant Facebook said Tuesday that it had identified 32 accounts and pages that it said were part of a "coordinated" effort by people who sought to hide...

EU to fine Google record 4.3 bn euros in Android case, source says - 07/18/2018

Brussels - By Helen Maguire, - The European Commission is fining Google a record 4.3 billion euros (5 billion dollars) for breaching EU competition rules with its Android operating system for...

Three Germans, unofficial election observers, arrested in Turkey - 06/25/2018

Uludere/Istanbul - Three Germans were arrested in Turkey on Sunday as presidential and parliamentary elections were underway, the German Foreign Ministry confirmed.   The two men and one woman,...

Crew heads to launch site for mission to International Space Station - 06/06/2018

Baikonur, Kazakhstan - By Thomas Koerbel, - Three spacefarers have made their way from their hotel to the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to prepare for blast off on a six-month mission to the...

Hackers, artists, activists descend on Berlin for internet conference - 05/02/2018

Berlin - By Jenny Tobien, - The re:publica internet conference kicked off in the German capital on Wednesday, offering artists, activists, bloggers, hackers and other tech enthusiasts hundreds of...

NASA satellite launches in search for planets that could support life - 04/19/2018

Washington -By Gretel Johnston, - A NASA satellite designed to search for planets outside our solar system that could potentially support life launched Wednesday.   The Transiting Exoplanet...

Facebook is working with Mueller, Zuckerberg tells Congress - 04/11/2018

WASHINGTON, Gretel Johnston and Peter Voskamp (dpa)- Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday said the company is working with Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation of...

Dinosaur footprints found on Scottish island unearth Jurassic secrets - 04/04/2018

BERLIN (dpa)- A muddy lagoon on a Scottish island contains the clues to a "lost era," scientists said on Tuesday, on announcing the discovery of dozens of dinosaur footprints at the site. The...

Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and micro-targeting - 03/22/2018

BERLIN (dpa)- Big data, profiling and micro-targeting: To most people outside of the tech industry, these words have little meaning. But the current scandal around Cambridge Analytica and Facebook...
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