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Nation Mar 06Mark Zuckerberg envisions ‘privacy-focused’ Facebook transformation
Creating more ways for Facebook's more than 2 billion users to keep things private could undermine the company's business model, which depends on the ability to learn about the things people like and then sell ads tied to those interests.
Economy Dec 13Apple to build $1 billion campus in Austin, expand elsewhere
Apple's investment, which will create at least 5,000 jobs ranging from engineers to call-center agents, adds to a city that has already become a bustling tech hub.
Nation Nov 08After backlash, Google reforms its sexual misconduct rules
CEO Sundar Pichai spelled out the concessions in an email sent Thursday to Google employees.
Nation Nov 01Google employees stage walkouts over mistreatment of women in tech
Carrying signs that included a mocking reference to the company's original "Don't be evil" motto, thousands of Google employees around the world briefly walked off the job Thursday to protest what they said was the tech giant's mishandling of sexual…
Economy Sep 29Tesla CEO Elon Musk, company settle fraud suit for $40M
Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the electric car company have agreed to pay a total of $40 million and make a series of concessions to settle a government lawsuit.
Economy Aug 07Tesla stock halted as CEO Elon Musk tweets he may take electric car company private
The unusual step taken early Tuesday afternoon came shortly after Musk dropped a bombshell on his Twitter account by announcing he had lined up the financing to buy all of Tesla's stock at $420 per share.
Economy Aug 02Apple becomes world’s first $1 trillion company
The peak reached Thursday seemed unimaginable in 1997 when Apple teetered on the edge of bankruptcy, with its stock trading for less than $1.
Politics Oct 31In hearing on Russia, Facebook, Twitter, Google defend their security measures
Leaders from the tech giant promised a Senate subcommittee they would do more to stop the misuse of their platforms by foreign nations.
Nation Mar 16Yahoo breach indictments may shed light on other hacks
A scheme uncovered during a federal investigation into a huge Yahoo security breach may have opened a window into other hacks potentially instigated by foreign governments, according to computer security experts.
Politics Aug 16Google’s search engine directs voters to the ballot box
SAN FRANCISCO — Google is pulling another lever on its influential search engine in an effort to boost voter turnout in November's U.S. presidential election.