The Information Commissioner’s Office said it fined Clearview AI for failing to inform British residents that it was collecting billions of photos from sites including Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to build its facial recognition software.
A plot of virtual land in the online world known as Decentraland sold this week for a whopping $2.43 million, more than double the previous record set for the price of virtual real estate.
A secret arbitrator’s ruling was issued 13 months ago and became public on Monday when lawyers for the studio petitioned a California court to confirm the award.
The gift was the largest yet for the Obama Foundation and was one in a series of splashy donations by Mr. Bezos, one of the world’s richest men, in recent months.
The antiviral drugs have helped inspire hope among senior administration officials that the United States will be able to curb the devastating toll from the Delta variant.
The tweet, in which Mr. Musk claimed he had secured funding to take Tesla private, initially sent the automaker’s shares soaring. But they sank when it quickly became clear that no such deal had been reached.
The 5-1 decision is a setback for those who are fighting to hold big drug makers accountable for the opioid epidemic.
Scientists have discovered the first species of dinosaur that lived on Greenland 214 million years ago, and named it “Cold Bone”.
More than one million UK households may have fallen victim to a scam known as “brushing” after receiving mystery Amazon parcels they didn’t order.
A trove of fossilized eggs and skeletons in Argentina revealed that some dinosaurs likely traveled in herds and socialized by age.
Regulatory hurdles and supply chain issues could slow efforts to produce generic versions of Merck’s antiviral molnupiravir for developing nations, despite licensing agreements.
Twitch, the Amazon-owned video game streaming platform, has confirmed it’s been hit by what appears to be an enormous data breach.
The $530 million fine is Beijing’s second major penalty this year against an internet company accused of monopolistic practices.
A MassMutual investment subsidiary has agreed to pay $4.75 million to resolve allegations by Massachusetts securities regulators including that it failed to supervise its agents, among them the social media persona “Roaring Kitty,” whose online posts helped spark January’s trading frenzy in GameStop shares. Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin on Thursday said MML…
Without immediate action to combat climate change, rising sea levels, water scarcity and declining crop productivity could force 216 million people to migrate.
Facebook’s WhatsApp was fined a record 225 million euro ($266 million) by the Irish data protection regulator on Thursday after the EU privacy watchdog pressured Ireland to raise the penalty for the company’s privacy breaches. WhatsApp said the fine was “entirely disproportionate” and that it would appeal. Still, the Irish fine is significantly less than the record $886.6…
T-Mobile said an ongoing investigation into a data breach revealed that hackers accessed personal information of an additional 5.3 million customers.
T-Mobile has confirmed that criminals stole the personal information of more than 40 million current and former customers, although it states no financial details were leaked as a result.
The discovery suggested that horseshoe crab brains haven’t changed much and that there are more ways for soft tissues to be preserved in the fossil record.
A critical vulnerability affecting more than 83 million smart devices, including smart cameras and baby monitors, could allow hackers to listen to and watch live audio and video feeds, it has emerged.
The Pixar film “Luca,” the Marvel series “Loki” and the live-action movie “Cruella” helped attract 12.4 million new subscribers to Disney’s streaming service.
The sum surpassed the $1.56 million someone paid for a different Mario game in July.
The government has announced the regions in which up to 1.85m premises in England will see their broadband speeds increased by 2025 through infrastructure upgrades.
Sony Group said Wednesday its PlayStation 5 (PS5) gaming console has sold more than 10 million units since launching last November, outstripping sales of its predecessor even as the Japanese firm grapples with a global chip shortage.
HBO and its streaming service, HBO Max, have attracted 67.5 million customers, and the company expects to reach 73 million by year end.
The facial-recognition start-up closed a Series B financing round. It faces multiple lawsuits challenging its business model.
There are no plans to change the sensitivity of the NHS COVID-19 app to reduce the number of people being told to self-isolate.
The Queens Museum, Harlem Stage and 44 other groups were chosen to receive aid from Bloomberg Philanthropies for digital innovation.
Google was hit with a $593 million fine by France’s antitrust watchdog on Tuesday for not properly complying with orders to hold talks with news publishers in “good faith” and for failing to create plans to pay them for their content. In addition to levying the fine, France’s antitrust authority said the US tech giant…
French officials said Google ignored a 2020 order from regulators to negotiate a licensing deal with publishers to use short blurbs from articles in search results.
The fine was the largest ever imposed by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, which is known as FINRA.
Fossilized feces from a dinosaur ancestor preserved an insect species not previously known to science in exquisite detail.
An NFT representing the origins of the Internet as we know it had attracted a bid of $2.8 million as of Monday morning — and may go even higher. The digital token, called “Source Code for the WWW,” contains the original lines of code written by British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee that created the World…
The project began 18 months ago as a simple concept: Count every known U.S. case at the time. When the virus grew exponentially, so did the efforts to document it.
Shareholders approved the $155 million pay package for Activision Blizzard Inc Chief Executive Robert Kotick on Monday by a 54 percent margin, after the company took the rare move of delaying its vote on executive compensation by a week. The maker of popular video games including “World of Warcraft” and “Call of Duty” faced a…
The Amazon founder and his brother also plan to take the July 20 trip.