Google Plans Fiber-Optic Network to Connect Via Saudi Arabia and Israel for First Time

Google is laying the groundwork for a fiber-optic network that for the first time will connect through historical enemies Saudi Arabia and Israel while opening…

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Judge in Google Antitrust Case Eager to Set Initial Schedule

WASHINGTON—The judge overseeing the Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against Google said he hoped to set an initial schedule for the case in December, while a…

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The Best Gadgets, Webcams and Apps to Improve Your Video Calls

If your signature Zoom look is early-’90s home video, you’ve come to the right place. This is a guide to looking your best at the…

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California Voters Support New Internet Privacy Rules, Strengthening State Law

California voters approved a measure aimed at tightening internet privacy rules and fortifying the state’s landmark privacy law that went into effect this year. Residents…

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Judge Kicks Off Scheduling in Google Antitrust Case

WASHINGTON—The federal judge presiding over the Justice Department’s antitrust case against Google held a first scheduling hearing Friday, with the search giant arguing it needs…

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Tech CEOs Square Off With Senators in Hearing Over Online Speech

WASHINGTON—Chiefs of the largest social-media companies tangled with U.S. senators over their role in public discourse six days before the end of an election that…

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Lawmakers Want to Protect Local Newspapers From Google, Facebook

Some Senate Democrats are seeking to empower regulators to protect local news outlets, accusing tech giants such as Google and Facebook of “unfair business practices,”…

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Apple’s Booming Services Business Could Be Hit in Google Antitrust Battle

The Justice Department’s attempt to punish Google for its competitive practices in internet search could end up taking a major toll on a different tech…

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Inside Fitbit’s Quest to Be Your Health Monitor

When Fitbit Inc. launched its first wearable fitness tracker, the market was mostly confined to low-cost pedometers. Thirteen years later, people are hungry for devices…

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