[WASHINGTON] The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved a roughly US$5 billion settlement with Facebook this week over its investigation into the social media company's handling of user data,...

[SAN FRANCISCO] Apple Inc was sued by customers who claim the company is unlawfully disclosing and selling information about people's iTunes purchases as well as their personal data, contrary to...

OPINION

IT'S been almost a year since the EU's data privacy regulation took effect. Despite causing a flurry of activity and debates on its impact on businesses globally, the success of this regulation...

[MUNICH] Google's main search business uses mostly anonymous queries to make money, the company's chief legal officer said Tuesday.

COMMENTARY

GOOGLE products are designed to be helpful. They take the friction out of daily life (for example, by showing you the fastest route home at the end of a long day) and give you back time to spend...

[WASHINGTON] Facebook quickly rejected a call from co-founder Chris Hughes on Thursday to split the world's largest social media company in three, while lawmakers urged the US Justice Department...

[SAN FRANCISCO] Over the past two years, Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi has used his peace-making and political skills to settle battles with lawmakers and rivals and endear himself to...

[MOUNTAIN VIEW] Alphabet Inc unit Google in the coming months plans to introduce new internet browser tools to limit how users' web activity is tracked by advertising companies and give them...

COMMENTARY

FACEBOOK has never been at a point at which its actions are so starkly in opposition to what it claims. In its earnings announcement on April 24, Facebook revealed that it has a war chest of US$3...

APPLE Inc said it removed several parental control apps from its store because of security and privacy concerns, issuing a rare public response to a media report that the iPhone maker was...