Technology

February 25, 2019 - 2:30 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A California man has asked for 20 years in prison as his punishment for making a hoax call that led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man following a dispute between two online gamers over $1.50 bet in a Call of Duty WWII video game. Tyler R. Barriss, 26, faces sentencing Friday...
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February 25, 2019 - 11:25 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A global battle between the U.S. government and Chinese tech company Huawei over allegations that it is a cybersecurity risk overshadowed the opening Monday of the world's biggest mobile industry trade fair. Huawei has an outsize presence at MWC Barcelona, from its displays...
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February 24, 2019 - 2:29 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — China's Huawei unveiled a new folding-screen phone on Sunday, joining the latest trend for bendable devices as it challenges the global smartphone market's dominant players, Apple and Samsung. Huawei revealed its Mate X phone on the eve of MWC Barcelona, a four-day showcase...
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February 23, 2019 - 10:28 am
Now there is one more place where cameras could start watching you — from 30,000 feet. Newer seat-back entertainment systems on some airplanes operated by American Airlines, United Airlines and Singapore Airlines have cameras, and it's likely they are also on planes used by other carriers. American...
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February 22, 2019 - 6:24 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter co-founder Evan Williams will leave the social media company's board of directors at the end of the month. Twitter announced his departure in a securities filings Friday and Williams tweeted confirmation of the news. Williams served as Twitter's CEO from 2008 to 2010...
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February 22, 2019 - 3:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Wall Street Journal is reporting that several phone apps are sending sensitive user data to Facebook, including health information, without users' consent. The report says an analytics tool called "App Events" allows app developers to record user activity and report it back to...
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February 22, 2019 - 10:10 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automakers Daimler and BMW say that trustworthy handling of personal data will be a key competitive advantage in their new joint venture that offers app-based services like free-floating car-sharing in big cities. The two competitors for luxury car customers said Friday...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, March 1, 2015, people fill their ballot papers in voting booths at a polling station in Tallinn, Estonia. Estonia has moved away from traditional balloting, with online voting starting Thursday Feb. 21, 2019, for next month's general election, amid tight protective measures. (AP Photo/Liis Treimann, FILE)
February 21, 2019 - 1:16 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Balloting has started for next month's general election in Estonia, an online voting pioneer, amid tight protective measures a day after Microsoft warned that hackers linked to Russia had allegedly targeted democratic institutions in Europe. Kristi Kirsberg, media adviser to Estonia...
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February 20, 2019 - 6:34 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge's decision to become Facebook friends with a woman whose child custody case he was hearing created at least the appearance of bias, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday in ordering the case to be re-heard by another judge. The case, which is the first of its...
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FILE- In this Sept. 20, 2017, file photo the Nest Secure alarm system is seen on display during an event in San Francisco. Google says it forgot to mention that it included a microphone in the security product it began selling in 2017, but blames the omission on an error. When the company’s Nest Secure home alarm system hit the market, its product information didn’t mention a microphone. Google said in a statement that the microphone wasn’t intended to be a secret and should have been disclosed. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
February 20, 2019 - 5:27 pm
Google said Wednesday it forgot to mention that it included a microphone in its Nest Secure home alarm system, the latest privacy flub by one of the tech industry's leading collectors of personal information. The company said earlier this month that its voice assistant feature would be available on...
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