Facebook loses Belgian privacy case, faces fine up to $125 million

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A Belgian court threatened Facebook <FB.O> with a fine of up to 100 million euros ($125 million) if it continued to break privacy laws by tracking people on third party websites. In a case brought by Belgium’s privacy watchdog, the court also ruled on Friday that Facebook had to delete all data it had gathered illegally on Belgian citizens, including people who were not Facebook users themselves. Facebook, which will be fined 250,000 euros a day or up to 100 million euros if it does not comply with the court’s judgment, said in a statement it would … Continue reading Facebook loses Belgian privacy case, faces fine up to $125 million

Robert Fulton and the Invention of the Steamboat-Today’s Special

Robert Fulton (1765–1815) was an American engineer and inventor who is widely known for developing a commercially successful steamboat called Clermont. In 1807, that steamboat took passengers from New York City to Albany and back again, a round trip of 300 miles, in 62 hours. Early Developments Fulton’s experiments … Continue reading Robert Fulton and the Invention of the Steamboat-Today’s Special

Ehang’s passenger-carrying drones look insanely impressive in first test flights

Two years ago, Chinese drone maker Ehang came to CES in Las Vegas and promised to build a completely autonomous, passenger-carrying quadcopter that would revolutionize mobility. Many of us in the tech community chortled under our breath, wondering if such a thing … Continue reading Ehang’s passenger-carrying drones look insanely impressive in first test flights