Amazon, Facebook and Google have lofty goals for their effects on global society. But people around the world are still waiting for the positive results. Here's what the tech giants could do.
The news that a former moderator is suing Facebook over unsafe work practices suggests it's time we finally took the mental health of moderators seriously.
Many tech titans say they can self-regulate online hate speech and extremism with artificial intelligence, but can they?
One of America's original manufacturing giants is scrambling to control how customers digitise its products.
Facial recognition software is an Orwellian concept that will monitor and regulate the public. Most disturbing is the recent announcement by China to use it in school systems.
Tech companies such as SpaceX, Facebook, Google and Microsoft are competing to bring internet to areas without access in the developing world. And that's a problem.
Do we really want to protect our privacy when we expose it on social networks?
It's time programmers looked out old computer text adventures like Zork and Colossal Cave from the 1970s and 1980s.
When thinking about regulating them, it's useful to know Facebook, Amazon, Google, Apple and Microsoft have some similarities. But generally they're not competing with each other – or anyone else.
Apple's closed system may be its undoing in the smart home market.
Apple's iPhone X is here, which means its push into augmented reality begins in earnest.
It hasn't been a good round of earnings for Silicon Valley's big names.
If Facebook already knows how you feel from reading what you post, soon it will know from reading the expressions on your face.
What's the best way for spy agencies to protect the public: secretly exploit software flaws to gather intelligence, or warn the world and avert malicious cyberattacks?
"It is time for a digital Geneva Convention to protect the internet."
Facebook wants to stop violent videos appearing in its feeds, but we must ensure human moderators don't suffer.
When technology evolves, it affects not only your financial position but also your ability to exercise other choices.
Microsoft Kinect's cheap sensors could create low-cost 3D computer models of crime scenes.
We don't expect our own government to hack our email – but it's happening, in secret, and if current court cases go badly, we may never know how often.
Unlike their counterparts in Europe, U.S. antitrust regulators and courts have tended to view 'free' products as outside their purview for enforcement.