Corporate winners and losers in the new coronavirus economy

Business / Tech Mar 22, 2020

Corporate winners and losers in the new coronavirus economy

Although the coronavirus pandemic has sent stock markets into free fall and some industries to the wall, many firms that enable more private, online and tech-based living are emerging as potential winners. As hundreds of millions of people worldwide are forced to stay in their ...

Facebook says bug mistook legitimate news stories for spam

Business / Tech Mar 18, 2020

Facebook says bug mistook legitimate news stories for spam

Facebook Inc. said a filter for combating spam on the social network was beset by a bug that mistakenly eliminated legitimate news stories and other posts, miscategorizing them as content that violates its rules. Several users complained on social media that their posts, including those ...

U.S. drops case against Russian firm accused of 2016 election meddling

World Mar 17, 2020

U.S. drops case against Russian firm accused of 2016 election meddling

The U.S. Justice Department abruptly dropped its criminal case Monday against the company controlled by a confident of Russian President Vladimir Putin that allegedly funded the campaign to meddle in the 2016 elections. Just weeks before the trial was to begin, the Justice department announced ...

World / Politics Mar 13, 2020

Facebook and Twitter say Russian meddling in U.S. poll harder to spot

Facebook and Twitter revealed evidence Thursday suggesting that Russian efforts to interfere in the U.S. presidential election are getting more sophisticated and harder to detect. The companies said they have removed dozens of fake accounts and pages from their services. Facebook said the network of accounts ...