Facebook will ‘pause’ responses to data requests from Hong Kong

Facebook and its WhatsApp messaging service, along with Twitter Inc., have suspended processing requests for user data from Hong Kong law-enforcement agencies following China’s imposition of a national-security law on the city. Facebook typically works with law enforcement to follow local laws where the company operates but says it has paused sharing user data with […]


Rocket Lab’s 13th launch ends in failure, after rocket experiences problem mid-flight

Rocket Lab’s 13th mission ended in failure on Saturday, after the company’s rocket experienced “an anomaly” after launching to space. As a result, Rocket Lab lost its rocket, as well as all the satellites it carried on board. The company’s Electron rocket successfully took off at 5:19PM ET from Rocket Lab’s primary launch facility on […]


BMW’s ConnectedDrive store will soon let buyers unlock hardware features on their cars

In an expansion of its ConnectedDrive Store, BMW wants to give owners of its cars the option to access specific hardware and software features through a subscription (via Autoblog). BMW hasn’t detailed exactly how the service will work, but the short version is that the automaker would offer select driver-assistance and comfort features in exchange […]