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On Monday, Russia's antitrust watchdog announced that the search engine giant has until Nov. 18 to stop blocking competing search engines from working on devices with Google's Android operating system.

On Tuesday, the European Court of Justice ruled that a 15-year-old law called Safe Harbor that governs how many US tech firms transfer Europeans' data to the US is invalid, likely forcing companies like Facebook and Google to revamp how they deal with users' data.

The Mercedes-Benz Actros, a self-driving big rig, began driving on public roads in Germany last week. Once it's on the highway, the Actros automatically stays in its lane and adjusts its speed to the flow of traffic.

The Safe Harbor pact enabled US companies to self-check that they were meeting the European Union's high standards for data security, but a court ruling Tuesday invalidates Safe Harbor, requiring international watchdogs to check on data security.

The social media giant has teamed up with French satellite company Eutelsat to connect people in remote regions of 14 countries in Africa. 

Facebook announced on Monday that it is partnering with a French satellite operator to provide its own Internet.org service to larger swaths of Sub-Saharan Africa by mid-2016.

Photoshop Fix condenses some of the most powerful features of Adobe Photoshop into a free photo editor for iPhones and iPads.

Apple Watch is now available at Best Buy and will soon sell at Target stores nationwide. 

After years of debate over the Library of Congress' failure to adapt to changing digital technology, the resignation of its longest-serving Librarian represents a new opportunity to move into the digital age.

The online marketplace told sellers in an e-mail Thursday that it would remove listings for the rival products beginning October 29, ostensibly because the products did not "interact well" with its own Prime Video service.

A New York Times report found that popular iOS 9 mobile ad-blockers cut page load times significantly.

Experian revealed that personal data belonging to 15 million T-Mobile subscribers who applied for a phone plan or financing between Sept. 1, 2013 and Sept. 16, 2015 may have been compromised.

Microsoft and Google announced that the two companies are dropping all patent litigation against one another. The agreement settles 18 cases pending between Microsoft and Google in the US and Germany.

Nest announced on Thursday that its Weave software will work with devices from other manufacturers, even if they're not connected using a wireless network.

The popularity of Facebook among young people is declining, they are gravitating toward newer social media platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat. 

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden only joined the social network Tuesday, but already has more than a million followers.

Tivo's new Bolt DVR allows viewers to instantly skip over commercial blocks. A similar feature introduced by Dish in 2012 resulted in lawsuits from broadcasters. Why is TiVo's approach any different?

As the 2016 political season starts to ramp up, the social media network provides a primer for tweeting pols.

On Tuesday night, the electric car maker unveiled its newest model, which is focused on the growing market for luxury SUVs. But the car's increased price tag and slightly reduced battery power may limit its appeal slightly.

A mysterious new feature under development by the social network has led to outcry over whether it plans to drop the trademark 140-character limit on tweets. 

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