A national privacy law would have helped the US deal with COVID-19, lawmakers say

A federal data privacy law would help US efforts to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak.  Angela Lang/CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. US lawmakers have argued back and forth for years on what a federal data privacy law should look like. Before they were able […]

New Microsoft Office won’t require you to pay for a subscription

A 2021 version of Microsoft Office won’t require a subscription. Microsoft Microsoft will release a new, flat-price version of its Office productivity software in 2021, moving away from the subscription service model it introduced earlier this year, according to...

US officials ring alarm on post-Election Day disinformation

FBI and CISA warned about foreign actors and cybercriminals looking to hack websites after the election to show fake results. James Martin/CNET This story is part of Elections 2020, CNET’s coverage of the run-up to voting in November. US officials have already...

MWC 2021 rescheduled for late June to contend with COVID-19

MWC is a highlight of the tech calendar. Matthias Oesterle/Corbis via Getty Images Mobile World Congress, the world’s biggest mobile show, takes place every year in Barcelona, Spain — every year except this year, that is. The 2020 show, which was scheduled...

Amazon’s Prime Day 2020 will start on Oct. 13

Angela Lang/CNET Amazon’s Prime Day is finally coming. The annual sale event will kick off in the US on Tuesday, Oct. 13, according to four people with knowledge of Amazon’s plans. In preparation for the sale, Amazon has already blacked out vacation for...