Volkswagen To Pay $2.8B Criminal Fine In US Diesel Emission Scandal

DETROIT — Volkswagen must pay a $2.8 billion criminal fine for purposely building a diesel engine equipped with software to cheat on greenhouse gas emissions tests. Read more

Want A Security Clearance? Feds Will Now Check Your Facebook And Twitter First

The government will start scanning Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media accounts of thousands of federal employees and contractors applying and re-applying for security clearances in a first-ever policy released Friday. Read more

Microsoft Sues Justice Department Over Secret Customer Data Searches

Microsoft has sued the US government for the right to tell its customers when a federal agency is looking at their emails, the latest in a series of clashes over privacy between the technology industry and Washington. Read more

Facebook Says Governments Demanding More User Data

Facebook has said government requests for data and demands for content to be taken down surged in the first half of 2015, which the social network has seen continually increase since it began publicly releasing such data two years ago. Read more