David Shepardson

Recent articles by David Shepardson

US safety agency cites driver error, Tesla Autopilot design in crash report

US safety agency cites driver error, Tesla Autopilot design in crash report

As the probable cause of a January 2018 crash of a Model S into a parked fire truck.
Sep 5 2019 6:21AM
Trump challenges court ruling barring him from blocking Twitter users

Trump challenges court ruling barring him from blocking Twitter users

Contests Federal Appeals Court decision he violated the US Constitution.
Aug 26 2019 6:11AM
Google, Facebook, Amazon to testify in US against French digital tax

Google, Facebook, Amazon to testify in US against French digital tax

Tech companies line up.
Aug 14 2019 1:14PM
Big Tech faces broad US antitrust probe

Big Tech faces broad US antitrust probe

Could companies be forcibly broken up?
Jul 25 2019 6:22AM
Facebook to create privacy panel, pay $7bn to US

Facebook to create privacy panel, pay $7bn to US

Settles allegations around use of 2FA and handling of phone numbers.
Jul 24 2019 6:58AM
US to probe French plan to tax tech companies

US to probe French plan to tax tech companies

Wants 'unfair' protectionist policy dropped.
Jul 11 2019 12:41PM
Facebook not invited to White House social media summit - company

Facebook not invited to White House social media summit - company

As Trump rails on Twitter.
Jul 9 2019 7:36AM
China's DJI plans to build drones in California amid US security concern

China's DJI plans to build drones in California amid US security concern

Will assemble its Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual in California.
Jun 25 2019 7:05AM
US bars China supercomputer firms, institute from buying American parts

US bars China supercomputer firms, institute from buying American parts

National security "entity list" bans component buys without government approval.
Jun 24 2019 7:05AM
US DHS warns of data threat from Chinese-made drones

US DHS warns of data threat from Chinese-made drones

Companies put on notice.
May 21 2019 6:58AM
Trump declares some auto imports pose national security threat

Trump declares some auto imports pose national security threat

But delays tariff decision for as long as six months.
May 20 2019 7:07AM
Third fatal Tesla Autopilot crash renews questions about system

Third fatal Tesla Autopilot crash renews questions about system

At least the third fatal US crash reported involving the driver-assistance system.
May 17 2019 7:00AM
US official to propose new powers for mobile carriers to block robocalls: sources

US official to propose new powers for mobile carriers to block robocalls: sources

Frustration grows in Congress and among consumers
May 16 2019 1:00PM
US to take 'fresh look' at opening automakers' key spectrum band

US to take 'fresh look' at opening automakers' key spectrum band

Could boost Wi-Fi use.
May 16 2019 1:00PM
Toyota halts plan to install US connected vehicle tech by 2021

Toyota halts plan to install US connected vehicle tech by 2021

Handbrakes Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) technology.
Apr 29 2019 12:28PM
FCC set to block China Mobile bid to provide US services

FCC set to block China Mobile bid to provide US services

Will vote on whether to deny the company's application in May.
Apr 18 2019 12:15PM
FAA panel finds Boeing 737 MAX software upgrade 'operationally suitable'

FAA panel finds Boeing 737 MAX software upgrade 'operationally suitable'

Lengthy regulatory process to get the planes back in the air well underway.
Apr 17 2019 7:01AM
Trump says he opposes nationalising US 5G network

Trump says he opposes nationalising US 5G network

But private companies should move quickly to deploy faster network.
Apr 15 2019 1:00PM
US House approves net neutrality bill but legislation faces long odds

US House approves net neutrality bill but legislation faces long odds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a bill on a 232 to 190 vote to reinstate landmark net neutrality protections adopted in 2015, but the effort faces an uphill battle to become law.
Apr 11 2019 6:52AM
Facebook, Google defend efforts to remove hate speech before Congress

Facebook, Google defend efforts to remove hate speech before Congress

In an appearance before the US House Judiciary Committee.
Apr 10 2019 6:21AM

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