AMD Denies Improperly Giving Sensitive Chip Technology to China

Advanced Micro Devices on Friday denied a report that it had improperly transferred critical microprocessor technology to Chinese partners. On Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reported that AMD’s 2016 joint venture known as Tianjin Haiguang Advanced Technology Investment, or THATIC, allowed a company with ties to the Chinese military to obtain chip technology that could […]

The SEC’s Kik Crypto Case Shows Just How Far Crypto Has To Go—Data Sheet

We’re big on “wars” these days. There’s a trade war on with China, which some think is a new kind of cold war. The culture wars over perennially hot-button topics like abortion rights are heating up. And at the intersection of finance, technology, and securities law there’s a “war on crypto.” “Crypto,” for the uninitiated, […]

Why ‘Move Fast and Break Things’ Is Out

This article first appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here. Last week at Fortune‘s health-oriented conference in San Diego, I reconnected with an experienced tech-industry entrepreneur who sold his last company, a commerce app that will have no lasting […]

Mark Zuckerberg Has Made the Case Against a Fragmented Internet. Here’s the Case for It.

Facebook is stepping up its mission to get regulated–words that would have read as absurd a year ago, but no longer, thanks to recent events such as the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the introduction of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a Saturday Washington Post op-ed that “we need […]

Most Companies Aren’t Ready for California’s Tough New Privacy Law

California’s tough new privacy law is coming, and according to a new survey, most companies still aren’t ready. The California Consumer Privacy Act, which takes effect in January 2020, will significantly limit how companies handle, store, and use consumer data. The law will also require businesses to be more transparent, give consumers the ability to […]

Data Privacy Legislation Is Coming for Big Tech

This article first appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here. Good Friday morning. I hope you’ve been enjoying Aaron’s incisive reporting from Barcelona and Clay’s insightful commentary from China. Fortune is a truly global organization. I’m going to end […]

Data Sheet—Privacy Legislation Is Coming for Big Tech, Facebook Keeps Spying, Tesla Makes Cuts

Good Friday morning. I hope you’ve been enjoying Aaron’s incisive reporting from Barcelona and Clay’s insightful commentary from China. Fortune is a truly global organization. I’m going to end the week where I started, noting the tightening regulatory noose around the necks of the tech behemoths. They’ve built trillions of dollars of value in the […]