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Stakeholders weigh in on the importance of security and privacy in...

YOU would think that with the billions of dollars in profit they make annually, the most popular social media and messaging platforms would take...

Honor among geeks

IF it wasn’t for Nino Carandang, I would’ve never discovered the vast smartphone universe beyond the Samsung galaxy. I was a content and loyal user...

Why ‘millenniors’ like Facebook

Sometimes, we’re impatient with old people. Many of us are guilty of that. But just think, if we took a few minutes to teach...

Bad week in social media gets worse; Twitter hammered

By Barbara Ortutay | The Associated Press NEW YORK—Cracking down on hate, abuse and online trolls is also hurting Twitter’s standing with investors. The company’s stock...

UK lawmakers recommend tougher rules on Facebook

By Danica Kirka  | The Associated Press LONDON—The UK government should increase oversight of social media like Facebook and election campaigns to protect democracy in...

Oppo Find X: Current novelty or future flagship?

THE word “revolutionary” is probably one of the most used (and often abused) by gadget companies who love to crow about how “game changing”...

Schools eye facial-recognition technology to boost security

LOCKPORT, New York—The surveillance system that has kept watch on students entering Lockport schools for over a decade is getting a novel upgrade. Facial-recognition...

Zuckerberg’s Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

NEW YORK—Denying the Holocaust happened is probably OK on Facebook. Calling for a mob to kill Jews is not. Mark Zuckerberg’s awkward and eyebrow-raising attempt...

No, Twitter will not ban Trump, here’s why

NEW YORK—Calls to ban Donald Trump from Twitter are at least as old as his presidency. But it’s not going to happen, at least...

Back four more: Huawei’s new midrange #Novastar

A QUAD camera setup (with AI), Q-Mojis, a powerful new processor and James Reid. Just four of the reasons the Huawei Nova 3i has become...

New emoji, streaming, accessories for Galaxy phones, and another look at...

THE good thing about writing for this section is that you’ll never run  out of things to write about. There’s always something new and...

The HP Ink Tank Wireless 415 all-in-one gets the job done

I’m not sure I’m the best person to approach when reviewing computer printers, or tech gadgets of any kind for that matter.  I’m not a...

Celine Dion and the power of pop

“A concert is not a live rendition of our album. It’s a theatrical event.”—Freddie Mercury I WAS in high school when I watched my very...

EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile practices

BRUSSELS—The European Union (EU) fined Google a record $5 billion on Wednesday for forcing cell-phone makers that use the company’s hugely popular Android operating...

Viu, Globe coproduce reality show

FANS of Korean shows know Viu as a video service where they can stream their favorite dramas and variety shows. Viu, which is operated by...

How much all-seeing AI surveillance is too much?

BOSTON—When a CIA-backed venture capital fund took an interest in Rana el Kaliouby’s face-scanning technology for detecting emotions, the computer scientist and her colleagues...

Form or function? This portable battery’s got both

WHAT do you look for in a portable phone battery or a power bank? For me, more than looks, it should be capability or...

Keeping kids safe online

AS the VP of Information Security, I work to ensure Fortinet operates securely and to protect our systems and data from harm. My other...

Facebook faces UK fine over its privacy scandal

LONDON—Facebook is facing its first financial penalty for allowing the data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica to forage through the personal data of millions of unknowing...

From kites to ferris wheel—how rural Wiefang became a smart city

I LOVE going to amusement parks—but I’m terrified of the rides. Oh, yes, I’ve tried a lot of them. I even did Space Mountain at...