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FILE - This Dec. 20, 2017, file photo shows the Amazon Echo Dot stocked on a shelf alongside jars of Garlic Chili Sauce at the Amazon Prime warehouse in New York. Consumer advocates say the kids’ version of Amazon’s Alexa won’t forget what children tell it, even after parents try to delete the conversations. A coalition of groups on Thursday, May 9, 2019, is planning to ask the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Amazon is holding onto children’s voice recordings and personal information longer than it should. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 09, 2019 - 1:43 am
Consumer advocates say the kids' version of Amazon's Alexa won't forget what children tell it, even after parents try to delete the conversations. A coalition of groups on Thursday is planning to ask the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Amazon is holding onto children's voice...
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Annette Ribero, left, of San Jose, and Jeff Terry, of Sacramento, hold signs during a demonstration outside of Uber headquarters Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in San Francisco. As Uber executives lure investors to infuse the company with billions of dollars ahead of the largest technology IPO this year, the men and women behind the wheels of the largest ride-hailing companies are pushing for higher wages and recognition for their role in building the companies. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
May 08, 2019 - 6:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The executives at Uber are working hard to design a future where the company earns billions of dollars by allowing riders to summon fully automated robotaxis. Until then, they must rely on an army of human drivers — nearly 4 million across the globe — to keep the business humming...
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FILE - This Jan. 28, 2015, file photo, shows the Federal Trade Commission building in Washington. Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the company for alleged violations of its users' privacy. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 08, 2019 - 1:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal privacy regulators are getting a sympathetic hearing from Congress for their request for greater powers and funding to police privacy. Lawmakers from both parties are warning that fines against big companies may be inadequate to change their conduct. The Federal Trade...
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Uber and Lyft drivers, with signs on their vehicles supporting better wages, cross the Brooklyn Bridge in a caravan of about 25 vehicles, Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in New York. The protests arrive just ahead of Uber's initial public stock offering, which is planned for Friday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
May 08, 2019 - 12:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Some drivers for ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft turned off their apps Wednesday to protest what they say are declining wages at a time when both companies are raking in billions of dollars from investors. Demonstrations took place in 10 U.S. cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles...
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FILE - This Jan. 28, 2015, file photo, shows the Federal Trade Commission building in Washington. Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the company for alleged violations of its users' privacy. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 08, 2019 - 12:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional hearing on privacy agency (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Federal privacy regulators are getting a sympathetic hearing from Congress for their request for greater powers and funding to police privacy. Lawmakers from both parties are warning that fines...
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Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam speaks at a news conference in Reno, Nev., on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, announcing he has closed a 37-year-old murder investigation at Lake Tahoe after new DNA evidence determined the woman whose body was found near a hiking trail in 1982 was killed by a man who committed suicide in jail a year later after confessing to three other murders in California. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)
May 07, 2019 - 7:38 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Forensic genealogists followed a trail built on decades-old DNA evidence to help determine the identity of a woman whose body was found near a Lake Tahoe hiking trail in 1982 and her killer, investigators said Tuesday. Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam announced he has closed the...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2018, file photo, a Waymo logo is displayed on the door of a car at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif. Google's self-driving car spinoff Waymo is teaming up with Lyft in Arizona to attempt to lure passengers away from ride-hailing market leader Uber. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
May 07, 2019 - 7:00 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's self-driving car spinoff Waymo is teaming up with Lyft in Arizona to attempt to lure passengers away from ride-hailing market leader Uber. The alliance announced Tuesday will allow anyone with the Lyft app in the Phoenix area to summon one of the 10 self-driving Waymo...
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May 07, 2019 - 5:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Debt collectors will be able to start contacting borrowers via text and email under new regulations proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The rules released Tuesday are an update to debt collection regulations enacted in the 1970s, which never took into account...
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Developer Jesus Suarez wears Google Glass glasses waits for the keynote address of the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif., Tuesday, May 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 07, 2019 - 5:16 pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Google conference in California (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Google says it's working to overhaul its Chrome browser to let users limit the number of tracking cookies that follow you around. The privacy-focused announcement from Google comes as tech...
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A customer carries his shopping bag as she walks out of a newly-opened Amazon Go store, Tuesday, May 7, 2019 in New York. The store will be the first Amazon Go store to accept cash. At its other shops, customers can only enter with an app that links to a credit card or an Amazon account.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
May 07, 2019 - 2:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon launched its high-tech Go convenience store a year ago, where shoppers can pull items off the shelf and walk out. Now it's adding a decidedly low-tech feature: accepting cash. Its new store that opened in New York City Tuesday is the first Amazon Go store to do so. At its...
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