Technology issues

June 24, 2019 - 1:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress bears down on big tech companies, two senators want to force giants like Google, Facebook and Amazon to tell users what data they're collecting from them and how much it's worth. The legislation floated Monday by Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Josh Hawley, R-Mo., goes...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2016, file photo illustration, a person types on a laptop in Florida. Riviera Beach, Fla., agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from governments and businesses. Spokeswoman Rose Anne Brown said Wednesday, June 19, 2019, that the city of 35,000 residents has been working with outside security consultants, who recommended the ransom be paid. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
June 19, 2019 - 11:51 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from governments and businesses. The Riviera Beach City Council voted unanimously this week to pay the...
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FILE - This March 28, 2018, file photo shows a Facebook logo at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook’s plan to create a digital currency used across the world is already raising concern with financial regulators and privacy experts. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
June 19, 2019 - 8:40 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is getting a taste of the regulatory pushback it will face as it creates a new digital currency with corporate partners. Just hours after the social media giant unveiled early plans for the Libra cryptocurrency, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire insisted that only...
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June 19, 2019 - 8:39 am
LONDON (AP) — An American billionaire has given Oxford University 150 million pounds ($188.6 million) for a new institute that will study the ethical implications of artificial intelligence and computing technologies. The donation from Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of the private equity firm Blackstone,...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo an address sign for Facebook Way is shown in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook unveiled a broad plan Tuesday, June 18, to create a new digital currency. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
June 18, 2019 - 2:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Facebook's new digital currency (all times local): 2:30 p.m. One regulatory expert believes Facebook's new currency will "almost surely" fall under new U.S. regulation adopted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Karen Shaw Petrou, managing partner of Federal...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 12, 2018, file photo, Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust Makan Delrahim leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. Delrahim suggested Tuesday, June 11, 2019, he'll take a broad view of how competition is harmed when assessing whether big tech firms should be broken up. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
June 11, 2019 - 9:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department's antitrust chief suggested Tuesday he'll take a broad view of how competition is harmed when assessing whether big tech firms should be broken up. Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim also was clear in a speech in Israel that he is well aware that...
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New York Attorney General Letitia James, center, speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in New York. A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
June 11, 2019 - 5:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm. The state attorneys general said the promised benefits, such as better networks in rural areas and faster service...
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In this May 8, 2019, photo, third-grade student Miles Stidham uses an East Webster High School laptop to do homework in Maben, Miss. The Stidhams are unable to get internet at their home in the country, so they take advantage of the internet in the school's library. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
June 10, 2019 - 3:43 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With no computer or internet at home, Raegan Byrd's homework assignments present a nightly challenge: How much can she get done using just her smartphone? On the tiny screen, she switches between web pages for research projects, losing track of tabs whenever friends send...
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A worker checks on robot arms at a factory in Nanjing in east China's Jiangsu province, Thursday, June 6, 2019. China's Commerce Ministry will release a list of "unreliable" foreign companies in the near future, a spokesman said Thursday, without giving a specific date. The new list, announced last week, is widely seen as a response to a U.S. decision to put Huawei Technologies on a blacklist for alleged theft of intellectual property and evasion of Iran sanctions. (Chinatopix via AP)
June 09, 2019 - 8:21 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is creating a system to protect its technology, according to state media, as the U.S. restricts the access of Chinese companies to American technology in a spiraling trade dispute. The People's Daily newspaper said Sunday that the system will build a strong firewall to...
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Brazilian soccer player Neymar gives a thumbs up after speaking to journalists as he leaves a police station where he spoke to police in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 6, 2019. Rio de Janeiro police said Thursday that soccer star Neymar was expected to testify in the investigation linked to a woman's rape allegation against him. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
June 06, 2019 - 11:34 pm
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Soccer star Neymar testified for almost two hours in Rio de Janeiro's police headquarters Thursday in a cybercrimes investigation linked to a woman's rape allegation against him. Brazilian soccer confederation reported earlier that Neymar had received a subpoena to speak...
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