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Mozilla Pulls Facebook Ads Over Privacy Flap

The Cambridge Analytica controversy triggered the Firefox developer to press Facebook to change its default privacy settings for app permissions.

Police Release Footage From Fatal Uber Self-Driving Car Crash

Police in Tempe, Ariz., are still investigating the collision, which killed a 49-year-old woman crossing the road at night.

The Inventor of the World Wide Web Says It's Out of Control and Needs to Be Regulated

In an open letter, Tim Berners-Lee raised the question over whether internet companies can effectively police themselves.

Fake News Spreads Faster on Twitter Than Real News, Study Says

Don't blame bots. People share fake news over Twitter because they find the content novel, according to the MIT study.

Facebook Faces Flak Over 'Sexual Images' From Minors Survey

The survey asked Facebook users whether it'd be OK for adults to use the platform to ask a 14-year-old girl for sexual pictures.

Twitter: We Know the Platform Is Toxic. Please Help Us Fix It.

Jack Dorsey wants ideas for how best to measure Twitter's 'conversational health.'

Billionaire Bill Gates Is Not a Fan of Cryptocurrencies

In a Reddit AMA, the Microsoft co-founder voiced concern about the anonymity of cryptocurrencies, which he said can facilitate criminal behavior.

Twitter: No Political Bias in Crackdown of Suspicious Accounts

Twitter's fight against bots and abuse collided with some right-wing pundits who suspected the company was targeting conservative voices.

Net Neutrality Ends in April, Unless Congress Acts

Opponents of the FCC's order are planning to fight back in court. Democrats are also trying to reverse the repeal in Congress.

Facebook Tests 'Downvote' Option for Flagging Abusive Comments

The function shouldn't be confused with Reddit's downvoting option. It's designed to let users report inappropriate comments as opposed to demoting internet posts.

Mark Zuckerberg Spins Decline in Facebook Usage as a Good Thing

Facebook declined by about 50 million hours per day in last year's fourth quarter, or about 5 percent overall.

Cryptocurrency Exchange Loses More Than $500 Million in Possible Hack

The heist at Coincheck involved 523 million tokens from a cryptocurrency known as NEM.

Millions of PCs Targeted by Cryptocurrency-Mining Malware

The hackers behind the malware appear to have been selling the hijacked computing power on the mining platform NiceHash, according to Palo Alto Networks.

Turn Off iPhone Slowdown Feature With iOS 11.3 This Spring

Apple's iOS 11.3 update, arriving this spring, will give iPhone owners a full breakdown of their device's battery health, as well as new features for Messages and Health and four new Animoji.