Huawei Said to Be Under U.S. Investigation in Trade-Secrets Case

An investigation in Seattle into potential intellectual property theft adds to recent pressures on Huawei, a Chinese technology giant.CreditCreditEric Gaillard/Reuters WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors in Seattle are investigating Huawei, the Chinese technology giant, on allegations of intellectual property theft, according to two people familiar with the case. The criminal investigation is related to a civil […]

F.T.C. Is Said to Be Considering Large Facebook Fines

Questions about Facebook’s handling of user data pushed lawmakers to call Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s chief executive, to testify before Congress.CreditCreditAndrew Harnik/Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission is in the advanced stages of its investigation into whether Facebook violated privacy rules and is expected to seek large fines from the company, according to […]

The Week in Tech: How Google and Facebook Spawned Surveillance Capitalism

Shoshana Zuboff, author of “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism,” says digital services like Google and Facebook claim private human behavior “as something to be bought and sold in the marketplace.”CreditCreditMark Lennihan/Associated Press Greetings, I’m Natasha Singer, your resident privacy reporter. And I’m writing to you from wintry New York City as the government shutdown increases […]