World Feb 18

FILE PHOTO: A Facebook logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration taken January 6, 2020. Photo by REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo
In surprise move, Facebook blocks news access in Australia

In a surprise retaliatory move Thursday, Facebook blocked Australians from sharing news stories, escalating a fight with the government over whether powerful tech companies should have to pay news organizations for content.

Jul 17

Countries across the globe battle flare-ups of COVID-19

Outbreaks in the world’s latest hot spots pushed the confirmed global case tally toward 14 million on Friday. Governments are frantically trying to prevent and put down fresh outbreaks and keep their economies running as the pandemic accelerates in some…