British startup Graphcore is taking on semiconductor titan Nvidia with a new computer chip designed specifically for running cutting-edge artificial intelligence algorithms. Graphcore, which is based in the English city of Bristol, unveiled a new computer chip Wednesday that packs a remarkable 59.4...

In a rapid turn of fortune, the stock prices of electric vehicle makers including market leader Tesla stumbled to losses on Monday afternoon after hitting record high levels earlier in the day.The sudden swerve came despite no specific news about the sector, which has been red hot in the stock...

Facebook is considering imposing a ban on political ads on its social network in the days leading up to the U.S. election in November, according to people familiar with the company’s thinking.The potential ban is still only being discussed and hasn’t yet been finalized, said the people,...

Facebook said it will remove the accounts and brand pages for Roger Stone, a Republican operative who was convicted of lying to Congress during its investigation into Russian election interference.The company said when it was investigating the Proud Boys, the far-right hate group that was...

Sitting on a bench in downtown Boston, I’m uploading and downloading files like a madman on the world’s first 5G laptop, the aptly named Lenovo Flex 5G. I can download Spike Lee’s new movie Da 5 Bloods from Netflix in under 30 seconds versus more like half an hour on regular wireless...

A Black Facebook employee, joined by two others who were denied jobs at the social network, has filed a complaint against the company, saying it discriminates against Black workers and applicants in hiring, evaluations, promotions and pay.The charge was filed with the Equal Employment...

Elon Musk provoked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the course of taking a victory lap on Twitter over Tesla’s surging share price.The chief executive officer first taunted short sellers in a string of tweets, writing that the electric-car maker would “make fabulous short...

Facebook mistakenly shared some users’ personal data with outside developers for a longer period of time than promised, in a breach of policies the social network implemented following the Cambridge Analytica scandal of 2018.The company previously said that third-party app developers would...

Eighteen activist and civil rights groups are urging Microsoft to end a technology partnership with the New York City Police Department.The privacy advocacy group Surveillance Technology Oversight Project published a letter from the coalition on Tuesday describing Microsoft’s work with the...

Facebook has banned an extremist anti-government network loosely associated with the broader “boogaloo” movement, a slang term supporters use to refer to a second Civil War or a collapse of civilization.But the platform didn’t try to name the group, underscoring the difficulty of...

YouTube TV, a budget-friendly alternative to traditional cable since its launch in 2017, is hiking its price 30%.Starting today, YouTube TV now costs $65 monthly for new subscribers, up from $50. Existing subscribers will see the change implemented in the following bill cycle, on or after July...

Alphabet’s YouTube has banned six channels known to promote white supremacist content — including those of David Duke, Stefan Molyneux and Richard Spencer — escalating the company’s efforts to root out hate speech and respond to recent criticism of the video site.The company said the...

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today.Video-streaming service Twitch on Monday became the latest social platform to crack down on posts by President Trump and his campaign. The only difference? The...

A Google program announced with big fanfare three months ago to help businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic is being criticized for the inconsistent amounts of aid it has provided to recipients and its limited financial impact.The tech giant’s plan, pitched as a way to support...

A growing number of big brands are boycotting Facebook ads in response to how the social-media giant polices hate speech and violence on its service. Consumer-product titan Unilever joined the list on Friday, saying it would pause its ads through the end of the year on not only Facebook, but...

Verizon said it is pausing the placement of ads on Facebook and Instagram until the social networks can get better control over posts that spread disinformation.“We have strict content policies in place and have zero tolerance when they are breached, we take action,” Verizon chief media...