Stories by Reuters

Inside Facebook's plan to limit the impact of GDPR protections

If a new European law restricting what companies can do with people's online data went into effect tomorrow, almost 1.9 billion Facebook users around the world would be protected by it. The online social network is making changes that ensure the number will be much smaller.

Airlines back creation of global drone registry: IATA

The world's airlines are backing the development of a United Nations-led global registry for drones, as a rise in near collisions by unmanned aircraft and commercial jets fuels safety concerns, according to an executive of their trade group.

ZTE may lose Android licence

ZTE may not be able to use Google's Android operating system in its mobile devices after the U.S. limited ZTE's access to American suppliers this week, a source familiar with the matter said, potentially adding another drag on U.S. sales for the Chinese firm.

Facebook fuels broad privacy debate by tracking non-users

Concern about Facebook's respect for data privacy is widening to include the information it collects about non-users, after chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said the world's largest social network tracks people whether they have accounts or not.

Facebook's Zuckerberg says sorry

​Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg swapped his trademark T-shirt and jeans for a dark suit and a purple tie as he met U.S. lawmakers to apologise for the social network's misuse of its members' data and to head off possible regulation.

Microsoft calls for US Supreme Court privacy fight to be dismissed

Microsoft has backed the Justice Department's request that the U.S. Supreme Court dismiss a case pitting the two against each other over whether prosecutors can force technology companies to hand over data stored overseas after Congress passed a law that resolved the dispute.