Facebook races to remove anti-vaccine profile picture frames

Despite a policy banning anti-vaccine messaging on its platform, as of Friday afternoon, Facebook continued to host frames with such claims that users can overlay on top of their profile pictures. After CNBC reached out for comment about one such frame claiming, "my immune system works better than the" followed by a graphic of a […]

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter execs grilled by senators over addictive nature of their apps

Executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google-owned YouTube testified before Congress Tuesday about the ways their algorithms influence users and sometimes serve harmful misinformation. The hearing before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on privacy and technology highlighted a key feature of the social media platforms that has amplified some of the most serious harms lawmakers have been […]

MyPillow files $1.6 billion countersuit against Dominion Voting Systems

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell announced Monday that his company filed a $1.6 billion lawsuit against Dominion Voting Systems. Dominion is suing MyPillow and Lindell, a loyal supporter of Donald Trump, in a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit. Dominion accuses Lindell of harming the company's reputation by spreading the false claim that it rigged the 2020 election […]

White House set to host Google, Intel CEOs to discuss computer chip supply chain

Chief executives from companies including Google parent Alphabet, AT&T, Intel and General Motors are set to participate in a White House virtual summit on Monday addressing the global semiconductor shortage. The shortage of computer chips has implications for a range of industries, from producers of electric vehicles to medical supplies. President Joe Biden signed an […]

Google urges U.S. to work with the EU on trade as enforcers abroad pursue regulations

Google urged the Biden administration to join a technology and trade council with the European Union as enforcers abroad pursue more robust regulation of the industry. Karan Bhatia, Google's vice president of government affairs and policy, warned in a blog post Friday that the technology trade relationship between the two governments "is fraying." He urged […]

NY prosecutors subpoena Trump Organization exec's bank records in criminal probe, report says

Prosecutors in Manhattan have subpoenaed Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg's personal bank records, The New York Times reported. The prosecutors, who are conducting a sweeping probe surrounding Donald Trump and his company, are questioning gifts that Weisselberg and his family received from the former president, according to the Times. Prosecutors working under Manhattan District Attorney […]

House plans to pass $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill Wednesday, send it to Biden

House Democrats plan to pass the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package on Wednesday morning. They aim to get it to President Joe Biden so he can sign it before key unemployment aid programs expire on Sunday. The Senate already approve the legislation, which includes direct payments, an expansion of the child tax credit, vaccine distribution […]