Energy & Green Tech

Should Uber and Lyft be electrifying more vehicles?

Professor Jeremy Michalek and his Ph.D student Matthew Bruchon have published a study investigating what vehicle electrification would look like in a world where ridesourcing companies like Uber and Lyft were held responsible ...

Business

Google fires another lead AI ethics researcher

Google said Friday it fired a lead artificial intelligence ethics researcher, following controversy last year over the tech giant's dismissal of a Black colleague who was an outspoken diversity advocate.

Business

Australia and Facebook in talks over sweeping news ban

Australia and Facebook held high-stakes talks Friday after the social media giant sparked global outrage by blacking out news for its Australian users, as Canberra insisted it wouldn't back down on a new law that would force ...

Security

Massive breach fuels calls for US action on cybersecurity

Jolted by a sweeping hack that may have revealed government and corporate secrets to Russia, U.S. officials are scrambling to reinforce the nation's cyber defenses and recognizing that an agency created two years ago to protect ...

Security

France to boost cyberdefense after hospital malware attacks

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday unveiled a plan to better arm public facilities and private companies against cybercriminals following ransomware attacks at two hospitals this month and an upsurge of similar ...

Security

US still unraveling 'sophisticated' hack of 9 gov't agencies

U.S. authorities are still working to unravel the full scope of the likely Russian hack that gave the "sophisticated" actor behind the breach complete access to files and email from at least nine government agencies and about ...

Business

In a blow to Ryanair, EU court approves state help measures

A top court has ruled that measures introduced by France and Sweden to help some airlines weather the fallout of coronavirus restrictions are compatible with European Union law, dealing a major blow to low-cost carrier Ryanair ...

Business

Norwegian Air to get government loan in restructuring

Norway's government said Friday it will give low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle a 1.5 billion kroner ($173 million) loan as long as the ailing company manages to raise at least 4.5 billion kroner ($520 million) from other ...

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