German minister advises colleagues to shun Facebook

Germany's consumer protection minister has warned her fellow cabinet members against using Facebook to promote their work citing data security concerns, in an internal letter obtained by Der Spiegel.

Senators ask feds to probe requests for passwords

(AP) -- Two U.S. senators are asking Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate whether employers asking for Facebook passwords during job interviews are violating federal law, their offices announced Sunday.

Google Street View gets go-ahead in Lithuania

Google has gotten the go-ahead from Lithuania for its popular, if at times controversial, Street View application, an add-on to Google Maps, a company official said Thursday.

White House goes green with solar panels (Update)

The White House is going green. Solar panels are being installed on parts of the residence, a US official said Thursday—making good on a pledge that dates back to 2010.

Calls for Huawei boycott get mixed response in Europe

Europe is giving US-led calls for a boycott of Huawei 5G telecoms equipment a mixed reception, with some governments untroubled by spy suspicions against the Chinese giant, but others backing a ban.

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