Microsoft says Russian government hackers stole email from its leaders

In a blog post, Microsoft said it had detected the November breach on Jan. 12.

By Joseph MennJanuary 19, 2024

Regulators crack down on company selling detailed location data

The FTC banned a data aggregation company from selling selling precise location data, a first for the agency.

By Cristiano Lima-StrongJanuary 18, 2024

The Davos elite embraced AI in 2023. Now they fear it.

AI CEOs such as Sam Altman are the hot ticket at the World Economic Forum at Davos. But excitement about tech like ChatGPT is coupled with concerns of risks.

By Cat ZakrzewskiJanuary 18, 2024

The Supreme Court has entered the AI chat

Justices mused about how the court will grapple with the technology.

By Cristiano Lima-StrongJanuary 18, 2024

Apple opens gates to $1.1 trillion in app payments — for a steep price

Apple is opening up its iPhone walled garden a crack, allowing U.S. app makers to use third-party payment systems — but it is charging developers a pretty penny to venture outside its gates.

By Eva DouJanuary 17, 2024

FEC to weigh AI limits for political ads by ‘early summer,’ chair says

The agency faces pressure to act as the 2024 elections kick off.

By Cristiano Lima-StrongJanuary 17, 2024

Biden administration hopes chips will give it an election year boost

A new center to coordinate government and private industry’s research efforts on computer semiconductors is the latest move by the administration to bring focus to U.S. chip manufacturing.

By Eva DouJanuary 16, 2024

Meet the woman who transformed Sam Altman into the avatar of AI

Anna Makanju orchestrated Sam Altman’s political debut like a diplomatic mission. But Congress’s AI push could test the company’s friendly reputation.

By Cat ZakrzewskiJanuary 12, 2024

China’s meddling in Taiwan election presages year of misinformation threats

More than half the world’s population lives in countries holding elections in 2024 — an unprecedented test of systems to combat disinformation.

By Joseph Menn, Naomi Nix, Cat Zakrzewski and Pranshu VermaJanuary 12, 2024

Senators warn AI could lead to ‘destruction’ of local news

The rise of generative AI is creating a “perfect storm,” Sen. Blumenthal said.

By Cristiano Lima-StrongJanuary 11, 2024

Hackers seize control of SEC’s X account to promote crypto

SEC cites “unknown party” as account on X is hacked to promote crypto.

By Joseph MennJanuary 10, 2024

Millions to lose affordable internet unless Congress extends subsidies

The FCC will begin winding down the Affordable Connectivity Program this week unless Congress greenlights more funding.

By Eva DouJanuary 9, 2024

Congress, lagging on AI rules, may be ahead of the curve on AI use

Lawmakers are launching a “cautious yet proactive exploration” of AI use in their work.

By Cristiano Lima-StrongJanuary 9, 2024

European Union keeps a wary eye on China as it plans tech spending

The study of worst-case geopolitical scenarios will inform the E.U.’s disbursement of tens of billions of euros in science and tech investments.

By Eva DouJanuary 6, 2024

Some good news for U.S. drone manufacturers

Domestic drone makers bullish on sales after U.S. sets new curbs on foreign vendors

By Eva DouJanuary 4, 2024

Six tech legal battles to watch in 2024

Silicon Valley’s biggest political fights will head to court in a major way.

By Cristiano Lima-StrongJanuary 3, 2024

States looking to 2024 to pass revised kids’ online safety bills

State legislators and children’s safety advocates have revised legislation after a federal judge blocked a new law in California.

By Cristiano Lima-StrongJanuary 2, 2024

Director Christopher Nolan reckons with AI’s ‘Oppenheimer moment’

Director Christopher Nolan’s film “Oppenheimer” debuted as the world was debating the risks of artificial intelligence.

By Cat ZakrzewskiDecember 30, 2023

India targets Apple over its phone hacking notifications

Apple’s warnings to users that it had detected possible efforts to install spyware on iPhones triggered an angry reaction from Indian officials.

By Gerry Shih and Joseph MennDecember 27, 2023

Former OpenAI director Will Hurd speaks out on Altman saga

‘Four people should not be in control of the equivalent of a nuclear weapon,’ he said.

By Cristiano Lima-Strong and David DiMolfettaDecember 21, 2023