Silicon Valley & Technology

FILE - US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross listens during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, July 16, 2019, in Washington.
Ross's comments came a day after President Donald Trump told the heads of top technology companies at the White House meeting that the administration would make "timely" decisions on requests by U.S. companies to sell products to Huawei.
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By Reuters
July 23, 2019
U.S. Attorney General William Barr addresses the International Conference on Cybersecurity, hosted by the FBI and Fordham University, at Fordham University in New York, July 23, 2019.
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William Barr says increased encryption of data on phones and messaging apps is making America less safe
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July 23, 2019
A Vietnamese policeman uses his mobile phone in Hanoi, Feb. 26, 2019.
Launch follow calls by country’s Communist-led government for domestic tech companies to create alternatives to US tech giants Facebook and Google
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By Reuters
July 23, 2019
FILE - Students discuss First Amendment rights at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., April 2. 2016, during a conference sponsored by the Newseum Institute and Knight Foundation. (Photo credit - Mark Schierbecker via Flickr)
Miami-based organization announces nearly $50 million in grants for projects that study the impact of social media on democracy
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July 22, 2019
Could Being Distracted by Your Phone Cause Weight Gain?
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Researchers find link between obesity and mindlessly switching between digital devices
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July 22, 2019
FILE -  Credit reporting company Equifax  Inc. corporate offices are pictured in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and others relates to a massive 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private data of nearly 150 million people
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July 22, 2019
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the awarding ceremony of the newly established Axel Springer Award in Berlin, Feb. 25, 2016.
Facebook says it plans to appeal a decision by German authorities to fine it 2 million euros ($2.3 million) under a law designed to combat hate speech
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July 19, 2019