Obama to companies: Engage govts to avoid the Facebook fate

Tech 09/27/18, 13:23

Former U.S. President Barack Obama is urging private businesses to engage more with governments when developing new products and services, particularly in the technology sector, to avoid problems like those challenging Facebook.Obama told business leaders Thursday in Helsinki, the Finnish capital, that "you cannot separate the business environment from the ...

EU lawmakers push for cybersecurity, data audit of Facebook

Business 09/27/18, 05:40

European Union lawmakers appear set this month to demand audits of Facebook by Europe's cybersecurity agency and data protection authority in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.A draft resolution submitted Thursday to the EU Parliament's civil liberties and justice committee urged Facebook to accept "a full and independent audit ...

Facebook unveils Quest, its new virtual-reality headset

California 09/26/18, 14:31

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is off to a slow start in his mission to bring virtual reality to the masses, so perhaps it's appropriate his company's next VR headset will be called Quest.The headset from Facebook's Oculus division will be a stand-alone device that won't require a smartphone or a ...

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