Articles by Barbara Ortutay

Facebook Loses Backers for Its Libra Digital Currency But Could Still Proceed

Facebook faces a rough road ahead with Libra, but defections by high-profile partners are still unlikely to spell the end for the digital currency. On Friday, Visa and MasterCard announced their departures from the Libra project, as did e-commerce giant …

Why Publishing Policies Against Workplace Sexual Harassment Is Not Enough

Sexual misconduct happens at work not because companies don’t publish anti-harassment policies, experts say, but because managers don’t enforce them – and because people fail to apply them to themselves. While the floodgates on reporting abuse and sexual harassment have …

California-based Uber Loses Officials, Faces Major Changes

Freewheeling Uber faces major change. Its board is cracking down, its founder and CEO is stepping away indefinitely, and the company itself is coming to grips with measures intended to reform its toxic culture and aggressive business practices. And it …

Google, Facebook, Twitter Sued by Father of Victim of Paris Terrorist Attack

The father of a young woman killed in the Paris massacre last November is suing Google, Facebook and Twitter, claiming that the companies provided “material support” to extremists in violation of the law. Reynaldo Gonzalez, whose daughter Nohemi was among …

IBM’s ‘Internet of Things’ Unit to Offer Insurers Online Data Service, Analysis

IBM is investing $3 billion to build an “Internet of Things” division aimed at harnessing the massive trove of data collected by smartphones, tablets, connected vehicles and appliances and using it to help companies better manage their businesses. IBM estimates …