Ten themes that shaped the tech industry in the past 12 months, from the debut of foldable devices and proliferation of streaming TV services to Facebook's privacy epiphany, the tech Cold War between the U.S. and China, how social media platforms are trying to curb disinformation and Big Tech's fight to survive anti-trust scrutiny.
Social media companies continue to fight disinformation campaigns on their platforms while balancing the right to free speech. The struggle shows that much more needs to be done to prevent undue influence in elections, census taking, and society as a whole.
After years persuading people to give away their data, Facebook announced a surprise pivot, one centered around user privacy. The company spent 2019 trying to convince everyone that it was sincere amid intense scrutiny.
Facebook, Google, Amazon, and other Big Tech companies spent 2019 battling regulators over their perceived oversize influence on democracy, markets and our privacy. How some politicians and 2020 Democratic candidates view tech.
Everyone's abuzz about the latest social app coming out of China. It's so popular that Facebook, Google and other tech companies have struggled to compete with it. What you need to know about TikTok's virality and risks.