Facebook, Google face criticism over political-ad bans ahead of Senate runoffs in Georgia

Facebook and Google banned political ads after Election Day on Nov. 3. Getty Facebook and Google¬†banned political ads after Election Day to limit the spread of misinformation, but that’s sparked criticism ahead of two Georgia runoff elections that’ll likely decide which party controls the US Senate. When both companies banned political ads, they didn’t say […]

Google Photos to end its unlimited free photo storage

Sarah Tew/CNET Google Photos is ending its unlimited free storage policy for photos and videos, the company said in a Wednesday blog post. After June 1, 2021, any new photos and videos you upload will count toward the free 15GB of storage that comes with every Google...

Ex-Microsoft engineer gets 9-year prison sentence for fraud scheme

A former Microsoft engineer is accused of defrauding the company. Angela Lang/CNET A former Microsoft engineer was sentenced to nine years in prison by a federal court in Seattle on Monday for defrauding the tech giant of millions of dollars.  Volodymyr Kvashuk, 26,,...

NASA moves forward with bold plan to bring Mars rocks back to Earth

This illustration shows a NASA Mars Ascent Vehicle concept carrying samples into Mars orbit. NASA/JPL-Caltech It’s one thing to send a spacecraft to Mars. It’s another to land on the surface, pick up some pieces of the planet and then bring them all the...