How Laws Against Child Sexual Abuse Imagery Can Make It Harder to Detect

Tech companies are deploying artificial intelligence to detect new photos and videos. But such efforts may…

Facebook’s New Role as News Publisher Brings New Scrutiny

A quarrel arises over a newsletter’s attempt to tie Campbell Brown, Facebook’s news head, to articles…

Spyware Maker NSO Promises Reform but Keeps Snooping

Recent revelations in India show that the threat from the company’s spyware to activists and journalists…

Powerful Coalition Pushes Back on Anti-Tech Fervor

WASHINGTON — Thomas Lambert, a professor at the University of Missouri’s law school, gave his former…

California Sues Facebook for Documents as State Reveals Privacy Investigation

The state said Facebook had resisted or ignored dozens of requests for documents and internal correspondence…

Tech Giants Pledge Billions for Housing, but Will It Matter?

Efforts by Apple, Facebook and Google to address the California housing crunch must contend with the…

Dissent Erupts at Facebook Over Hands-Off Stance on Political Ads

In an open letter, the social network’s employees said letting politicians post false claims in ads…

Europe’s Margrethe Vestager Takes a Rare Step Toward Big Tech

The E.U.’s top antitrust regulator ordered Broadcom to halt specific practices while the bloc investigates possible…

Read the Letter Facebook Employees Sent to Mark Zuckerberg About Political Ads

Hundreds of Facebook employees signed a letter decrying the decision to let politicians post any claims…

WhatsApp Says Israeli Firm Used Its App in Spy Program

In a federal lawsuit, the messaging service said 1,400 WhatsApp accounts were targeted, including those of…

Russia Tests New Disinformation Tactics in Africa to Expand Influence

Facebook said it removed three Russian-backed influence networks aimed at African countries. The activity by the…

This Guy Thought He Beat Facebook’s Controversial Political Ads Policy

“Apparently, it’s only O.K. to lie on Facebook if you don’t tell them you’re lying,” said…

Facebook’s Earnings and Revenue Jump, Topping Forecasts

The company’s financial performance is a regular bright spot for the social giant, which has been…

Teens Love TikTok. Silicon Valley Is Trying to Stage an Intervention.

American’s big tech companies haven’t had to worry much about competition. Then an addictive Chinese app…

California Attorney General Is a No-Show on Tech Investigations

Attorney General Xavier Becerra is in Google and Facebook’s backyard. But unlike nearly all other state…

The Week in Tech: WhatsApp’s Spyware Fight Is at Least Good P.R.

The messaging service is suing a cybersurveillance company. Whether it’s successful or not, it is a…