Category: Business

July 19, 2019

Amazon Warns Customers: Those Supplements Might Be Fake

The company confirmed that it had notified users earlier this week that the Align supplements they purchased were likely counterfeits.


by Louise Matsakis in Business
July 19, 2019

This App Lets Your Instagram Followers Track Your Location

By aggregating data from geotagged posts and stories, Who’s in Town can paint a detailed picture of the habits and haunts of anyone with a Instagram account.


by Paris Martineau in Business
July 19, 2019

Congress Is Pissed at Facebook and the FTC

But lawmakers appear too divided still to do anything meaningful about it.


by Matt Laslo in Business
July 18, 2019

While Washington Talks Antitrust, Europe Takes Action

The European Commission fined chipmaker Qualcomm €242 million for luring Chinese phone makers with low prices, forcing a British rival out of the market.


by Gregory Barber in Business
July 18, 2019

High-Stakes AI Decisions Need to Be Automatically Audited

Opinion: The current standard for evaluating AI is insufficient. AI systems should be instantly interrogated for bias by a third party.


by Oren Etzioni Michael Li in Business
July 18, 2019

Everyone Wants Facebook’s Libra to Be Regulated. But How?

Facebook’s planned blockchain-based currency poses nettlesome questions: Is it money? Is the Libra Association a bank?


by Gregory Barber in Business
July 17, 2019

Tech Giants Claim Competition Exists. House Dems Don’t Buy It

Executives from Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple testified before Congress that they face fierce competition. Lawmakers say it’s “frustrating.” 


by Matt Laslo in Business
July 16, 2019

Most of the Google Walkout Organizers Have Left the Company

Four of the seven organizers of a 20,000-person walkout at Google in November have quit. The latest to leave is Meredith Whittaker, a researcher on the ethics of AI.


by Nitasha Tiku in Business
July 16, 2019

No More Deals: San Francisco Considers Raising Taxes on Tech

In 2011, San Francisco cut taxes to lure tech firms. Eight years later, gaping income inequality has city officials looking for ways to get tech to pay its share.


by Gregory Barber in Business
July 16, 2019

That Global Ban on Huawei? Not So Much Anymore

A UK committee declines to recommend banning Huawei from the nation’s telecom networks, as the US prepares to permit some sales to the Chinese company.


by Klint Finley in Business