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Facebook Faces off with IRS in Big-Ticket Tax Case

A multi-billion dollar dispute between Facebook and US tax authorities over profits shifted to an Irish subsidiary began playing out in front of a judge on Tuesday.

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Spain Approves Digital Tax that Has Angered U.S.

Spain's government approved Tuesday a digital services tax, following a similar move by France that prompted threats of retaliation from Washington which argues it unfairly targets US tech giants.

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In Russia, a YouTube Star Tackles HIV Crisis

While much of the world is focused on the new coronavirus, Russia in recent days has seen a surge of interest in HIV testing, all thanks to a YouTube star.

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Apple Warns China Virus Will Cut iPhone Production, Sales

Apple Inc. is warning investors that it won't meet its second-quarter financial guidance because the viral outbreak in China has cut production of iPhones.

The Cupertino, California-based company said Monday that all of its iPhone manufacturing facilities are outside Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak, and all have been reopened. But the company said production is ramping up slowly.

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Israel Says Hamas Used 'Attractive' Women in Thwarted Cyberattack

Israel's military said on Sunday it had thwarted an attempted malware attack by Hamas that sought to gain access to soldiers' mobile phones by using seductive pictures of young women. 

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Huawei Hit with New U.S. Charges of Trade Secrets Theft

Huawei was hit Thursday with new U.S. criminal charges alleging the Chinese tech giant engaged in a "decades-long" effort to steal trade secrets from American companies.

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WhatsApp Defends Encryption as It Tops 2 Billion Users

The Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp said Wednesday it now has more than two billion users around the world as it reaffirmed its commitment to strong encryption to protect privacy.

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World Mobile Congress Canceled over Coronavirus Fear

Organizers of the World Mobile Congress said Wednesday they have cancelled the world's top mobile trade fair due to fears stemming from the coronavirus, following an exodus of industry heavyweights.

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Samsung Unveils Galaxy Z Flip Folding Smartphone

Samsung on Tuesday unveiled its second folding phone, a "Z Flip" model with a lofty price tag aimed at "trendsetters."

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Google Maps Marks 15-Year Milestone with New Features

Google Maps marked 15 years on the road Thursday with the rollout of new features for the popular mobile app which has helped move navigation into the digital age.

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