Scientists warn that soot from polluted air is reaching the placenta of pregnant women, possibly harming the health of unborn babies. Tiny carbon particles released by the burning of fossil fuels enter a woman’s bloodstream when she breathes polluted air, said a research team at Queen Mary University of LondonRead More →

Facebook has sought access to personal financial data conveyed through its Messenger program between users of the social media platform and financial institutions, according to The Wall Street Journal.  The report comes as Facebook continues to face scrutiny for its handling of consumer information after political consulting firm Cambridge AnalyticaRead More →

Facebook engages in widespread discrimination in job ads that it uses and provides for others, the ACLU and a major labor union allege. In a complaint filed Tuesday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the ACLU and the Communication Workers of America say Facebook allows those placing job ads toRead More →

NEW YORK — A former sales executive is suing Spotify for gender discrimination and equal pay violations, saying executives organized “boys’ trips” that excluded women and that the company paid men more for the same work. The executive, Hong Perez, sued the music streaming company and its head of U.S.Read More →

Campaign 2018: Election Hacking is a weekly series from CBS News & CNET about the cyber-threats and vulnerabilities of the 2018 midterm election. Part 1: Phishing attacks. Part 2: Influence campaigns. Next week: The dark web. Tens of thousands of voting machines in the United States are vulnerable to hacking.Read More →