US tech industry frets about handing data to states prosecuting abortion

US tech industry frets about handing data to states prosecuting abortion

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 24 (Reuters) – The technology industry is bracing for the uncomfortable possibility of having to hand over pregnancy-related data to law enforcement, in the wake of the US Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to overturn the Roe v . Wade precedent that for decades guaranteed a woman’s constitutional right to an … Read more

Bitcoin sinks to fresh 18-month low as crypto meltdown deepens

Bitcoin sinks to fresh 18-month low as crypto meltdown deepens

LONDON/NEW YORK, June 15 (Reuters) – Bitcoin slumped on Wednesday to a new 18-month low, dragging smaller tokens down with it and deepening a market meltdown sparked by crypto lender Celsius this week freezing customer withdrawals. The world’s largest cryptocurrency fell as much as 7.8% to $20,079.72 , its lowest since December 2020. It has … Read more

Musk threatens to drop Twitter deal if fake-account data not provided

Musk threatens to drop Twitter deal if fake-account data not provided

June 6 (Reuters) – Elon Musk on Monday warned that he might walk away from his $44 billion offer to acquire Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) if the social media network failed to provide data on spam and fake accounts. In a letter to Twitter, the billionaire reiterated his request for details on bot accounts and said … Read more

Facebook-owner Meta Platforms’ Sheryl Sandberg to leave after 14 years

Facebook-owner Meta Platforms' Sheryl Sandberg to leave after 14 years

June 1 (Reuters) – Meta Platforms Inc (FB.O) Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, whose close partnership with Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg powered the growth of the world’s biggest social network, is leaving the company after 14 years, she said in a Facebook post on Wednesday. The announcement initially sent the social media firm’s shares … Read more

No verdict in Depp, Heard defamation cases as jury ends day’s deliberations

No verdict in Depp, Heard defamation cases as jury ends day's deliberations

May 31 (Reuters) – Jurors considering the opposing lawsuits from actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard deliberated for hours on Tuesday without reaching a verdict in the multimillion-dollar defamation fight that aired unsettling details about their troubled marriage. The seven-person jury is expected to resume their discussions on Wednesday morning in Fairfax County Circuit Court … Read more

Musk seeks proof on share of spam bot on Twitter for deal to progress

Musk seeks proof on share of spam bot on Twitter for deal to progress

May 17 (Reuters) – Elon Musk said on Tuesday his $44 billion offer would not move forward until Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) shows proof that spam bots account for less than 5% of its total users, hours after suggesting he could seek a lower price for the company. “My offer was based on Twitter’s SEC filings … Read more