Brazil 'wants to question tech giants'
Shocked by evidence of eavesdropping on government communications, Brazilian police intend to ask US permission to question the heads of tech giants, Globo television reported Friday.
Mixed result on sustainability reporting, but ASX proposes greater disclosure
Investors are increasingly interested in how companies manage non-financial—environmental and social—risks. And there is still substantial room for improvement.
Churchgoers mostly favor socially responsible companies, study finds
Company managers wondering if they should disclose their involvement in environmentally and socially responsible ventures might first want to observe how many people near their headquarters attend church.
'Eraser' law will let California kids scrub online past
Teenagers' nightmarish propensity to post underage party hijinks, flesh-flashing and nasty commentary online have found a dream come true in California, which will soon let them erase their tracks.
Brazil hackers mistake NASA for NSA in spying payback
Hackers have hit back in retaliation for US cyber-spying on Brazil but mistook the US space agency NASA for the National Security Agency (NSA), a news website reported here Tuesday.
Research examines changing role of patents in natural gas industry
New research from Penn State and the University of Alberta suggests that patents related to hydraulic fracturing—or fracking—can be used in the industry to limit the availability of information about ...
Carl Icahn's stake in Nuance grows to 16.9 pct.
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has raised his stake in Nuance Communications over the past month to almost 17 percent, nearing a threshold that would trigger defensive mechanisms to thwart a hostile takeover.
New Zealand investors better informed on expenses but not on par with Australia, says research
Despite the introduction of new accounting rules effective from 2007, New Zealand companies still have further to go than Australia to show a higher and more internationally-expected level of transparency ...
Financier George Soros boosts stake in Apple
Carl Icahn isn't the only billionaire investor with an appetite for Apple's stock.
UK regulator orders Google to delete private data
Britain's data regulator Friday ordered Internet giant Google to delete personal data scooped up in its Street View project—or face a contempt of court action.
New Zealand's top court takes Kim Dotcom appeal
(AP)—New Zealand's highest court ruled Thursday that it will hear an appeal by Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and three colleagues as they seek to avoid extradition to the United States.
US regulators want clear fine print in mobile ads
The US Federal Trade Commission called Tuesday for potentially bedeviling fine print to be "clear and conspicuous" as ads follow people onto smartphone screens or online social networks.
Facebook changes led users to reveal more, study finds (Update)
Facebook users began sharing more private data after the social network giant revamped its policies and interface, according to a study released Tuesday.
Study defines when disclosing a whistle-blower's identity, like in an email, becomes retaliation
Under the law, whistle-blowers are supposed to be protected from direct reprisals on the job, including discrimination. But what if they and their actions becomes the subject of a widely distributed email? Is that a form ...