The billionaire social network founder is due to meet members of the European Union’s executive Commission in Brussels and speak at the Munich Security Conference in Germany.
Zuckerberg told last weekend that he’s backing plans for digital tax reform on a global scale proposed by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.
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After Wave of Cancellations, Delta Sees Recovery in 2022
Delta Air Lines lost $408 million in the final quarter of 2021, dragged down by a COVID-19 surge that rocked the airline in December, and the carrier predicted Thursday that it will suffer one more quarterly loss before travel perks up in spring and summer.
19-year-old Woman Sets Record For Solo Global Flight
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RED CROSS: HACK EXPOSES DATA ON 515,000 VULNERABLE PEOPLE
The International Committee of the Red Cross, which is best known for helping war victims, says hackers broke into servers hosting its data and gained access to personal, confidential information on more than a half-million vulnerable people.
LAWSUIT: GOOGLE, FACEBOOK CEOS COLLUDED IN ONLINE AD SALES
Newly unredacted documents from a state-led antitrust lawsuit against Google accuse the search giant of colluding with rival Facebook to manipulate online advertising sales. The CEOs of both companies were aware of the deal and signed off on it, the lawsuit alleges.
NETFLIX UPPING US, CANADA PRICES WITH COMPETITION GROWING
Netflix is raising prices for its video streaming customers in the U.S. and Canada, less than a year and a half since its last price increase, as competition from other streaming services increases.
WHY AIRLINES FEAR 5G WILL UPEND TRAVEL THIS WEEK
AT&T will postpone new wireless service near some airports planned for this week after the nation’s largest airlines said the service would interfere with aircraft technology and cause massive flight disruptions.
MICROSOFT BUYS GAME MAKER ACTIVISION BLIZZARD FOR ABOUT $70B
Microsoft is paying nearly $70 billion for Activision Blizzard, the maker of Candy Crush and Call of Duty, to boost its competitiveness in mobile gaming and virtual-reality technology.
AMERICAN AIRLINES REPORTS $931 MILLION FOURTH-QUARTER LOSS
American Airlines lost $931 million in the fourth quarter and the omicron variant of COVID-19 is delaying its recovery from nearly two years of pandemic.
HOW TO CRUSH YOUR HOLIDAY DEBT
The holidays have left without a trace. Well, almost. Long after the decorations have come down, you still have debt hanging around.
FBI, US AGENCIES LOOK BEYOND INDICTMENTS IN CYBERCRIME FIGHT
The FBI and other federal agencies are increasingly looking to counter cyber threats through tools other than criminal indictments, the head of the bureau’s cyber division said in an interview.
What Do Electric Vehicles Mean for the Future of Hot Rodding?
Electric vehicles are gaining in popularity and EV swaps are starting to show up in hot rods. Will this spell the end of traditional hot rodding?
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EU PLAN FOR SWEEPING UPDATE OF BIG TECH RULES GAINS MOMENTUM
The European Union’s ambitious plan to update its pioneering internet rules gained momentum Tuesday after a key committee passed measures requiring technology companies to better police content and lawmakers prepared to vote on regulations to rein in Big Tech.
INSTAGRAM LAUNCHES TOOL URGING TEENS TO TAKE A BREAK
Instagram launched a feature that urges teenagers to take breaks from the photo-sharing platform and announced other tools aimed at protecting young users from harmful content on the Facebook-owned service.
ROHINGYA SUE FACEBOOK FOR $150B, ALLEGING ROLE IN VIOLENCE
Rohingya refugees sued Facebook parent Meta Platforms for more than $150 billion over what they say was the company’s failure to stop hateful posts that incited violence against the Muslim ethnic group by Myanmar’s military rulers and their supporters.
Facebook Shuts Down Its Facial-Recognition System
Facebook doesn’t point to a single incident that prompted the decision, but it comes as facial-recognition systems (and the social network in general) have come under fire.
TWITTER ROLLS OUT REDESIGNED MISINFORMATION WARNING LABELS
Twitter users will soon see new warning labels on false and misleading tweets, redesigned to make them more effective and less confusing.
Congress Just Can't Quit Facebook
Lawmakers of both parties assail the tech giant but are hooked on its core product
FACEBOOK WHISTLEBLOWER FEARS THE METAVERSE
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen warned that the “metaverse,” the all-encompassing virtual reality world at the heart of the social media giant’s growth strategy, will be addictive and rob people of yet more personal information while giving the embattled company another monopoly online.
Facebook to Shut Down Face-Recognition System, Delete Data
Facebook said it will shut down its face-recognition system and delete the faceprints of more than 1 billion people amid growing concerns about the technology and its misuse by governments, police and others.