SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Government regulators are sharing some alarming information about Facebook: They believe the online social network has often misled its more than 800 million users about the sanctity of their personal information. The unflattering portrait of Facebook's privacy practices emerged Tuesday in a Federal Trade Commission complaint alleging that Facebook exposed details about users' lives without getting legally required consent.
SYDNEY (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. is closer to selling its new Galaxy tablet computer in Australia after a court on Wednesday overturned a ruling that sided with Apple's allegations Samsung had copied its iPad and iPhone. The Federal Court's decision is a victory for Samsung in its bitter, international patent war with Apple Inc.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A U.S. Marine given the nation's highest award for valor is suing a defense contractor that he says ridiculed his Medal of Honor, called him mentally unstable and suggested he had a drinking problem, thereby costing him a job. Dakota Meyer received the Medal of Honor in September, two years after the young corporal saved 36 lives during a six-hour ambush in Afghanistan.
DETROIT (AP) — Federal agents raided a Detroit box company Tuesday and arrested one of its managers as part of an eight-month probe into the suspected hiring of illegal immigrants. Edward Schlacht was released on a $10,000 bond after an appearance Tuesday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Detroit.
NEW YORK (AP) — A report by the staff of the Federal Communications Commission says AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile USA provided flawed information to justify AT&T's planned $39 billion acquisition of its smaller rival. The report, released Tuesday, says the companies' application left open "material questions of fact.
Tech start-up Codecademy aims to teach anyone and everyone basic computer coding skills -- for free. Codecademy's founder, 21-year-old Zach Sims, believes computer coding will be the literacy of the 21st century. He also says the job market will be looking for the computer coding "construction workers" of tomorrow.
Chit-chatting with a customer when they call you is not enough. You need to develop systematic ways of gathering information on an ongoing basis. Most business books acknowledge that customers are the people who pay the bills, send your kids to college, and whom we absolutely have to satisfy.
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook might finally be laying down the groundwork for a highly anticipated initial public offering, long expected to take place sometime after April 2012. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the world's largest online social network is looking into raising as much as $10 billion in its IPO.
BEIJING (AP) — Leaders of China's solar power industry rejected a U.S. trade complaint that they receive unfair government support and said Tuesday possible sanctions would hurt American consumers and development of clean energy. Solar and other renewable energy technology has emerged as an irritant in U.
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is offering free loaner cars to Chevrolet Volt owners worried about the vehicles catching fire. The move comes after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Friday that the government is investigating fires involving the Volt's lithium-ion batteries.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — It's the end of the line for Steuben Glass, an American icon of handcrafted crystal for over a century. The company's lone factory in Corning in western New York shuts down Tuesday, ending a high-end glassmaking tradition dating back to 1903. Most of the 60 workers are being axed.
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota began taking orders Tuesday for the plug-in version of its hit Prius hybrid, announcing efficient mileage and a relatively affordable starting price of 3.2 million yen ($41,000), which comes down with green vehicle subsidies. Toyota is targeting Prius Plug-in sales of 35,000 to 40,000 a year in Japan, and 60,000 globally.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union wants to replace a mishmash of national laws on data protection with one bloc-wide reform, updating laws put in place long before Facebook and other social networking sites even existed. EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding said Monday that social networks must become more open about how they operate.
The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech (Cincinnati, OH) has released two new Intel Atom-based DIN-rail controller platforms, the UNO-1170A and UNO-1170AE. According to the company, they are designed to provide high computing power and are able to operate in harsh environments.
BOLOGNA, Italy – Datalogic S.p.A., which offers innovative solutions for a comprehensive range of applications in the manufacturing, transportation & logistics and retail industries, announced that it has entered into an agreement with certain subsidiaries of Danaher Corporation to acquire Accu-Sort Systems Inc.
How do we remember the accomplishments of the incredible thinkers, engineers, and innovators? They're not necessarily famous or news-worthy people, and despite the enormous impact they have on how we currently live, they're forgotten for any number of reasons. October was a bad month for the technology world -- we lost a number of incredible thinkers, engineers, and innovators.
Tasked with the effort to develop electronic, rules-based workflows for the automation of manual processes, one company found a business process management tool to be very helpful. Effectively aligning all aspects of a business organization with the wants and needs of the customer is one of the most widespread trends in manufacturing today.
Is globalization good or bad for the middle-class American? CNN speaks to New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, who attempts to answer that very question. He also attempts to answer how typical U.S. workers can make globalization work for them in this tough, competitive, and increasingly complex global economy.
Four people have been arrested in the Philippines for allegedly hacking into AT&T customers' phones as part of a plan to funnel money to a Saudi-based terror group, according to police. The Philippine Criminal Investigation and Detection Group said it worked with the FBI to arrest the suspects last week.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — 'Tis the season of the tablet. Despite the gloomy economy, shoppers are expected to shell out for tablet computers this December, making them about as popular as candy canes and twinkling lights. The glossy-screened gadgets are the most-desired electronic devices this holiday season.