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Report: Far right tried hard to influence Bavarian election

MUNICH (AP) — A London-based think tank says last year’s election in the German state of Bavaria was the subject of concerted social media campaigns designed to benefit a far-right party. In a report Friday at the Munich Security Conference, researchers said they identified online tactics used by overlapping networks of German and international far-right […]
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Amazon’s exit could scare off tech companies from New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine’s Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax breaks and the company’s anti-union stance. With millions of jobs and a bustling economy, New York can withstand the blow, but […]
Tags: Amazon, Business, New York, Technology, News, New York City, Ap, Nation, Queens


Amazon’s exit could scare off tech companies from New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon’s decision to walk away from New York City could scare off other tech companies considering moving or expanding in the city. That’s according to experts analyzing the e-commerce giant’s sudden cancellation of plans to build a massive headquarters in Queens. The decision on Thursday wipes out 25,000 promised jobs in […]
Tags: Amazon, Business, New York, Technology, News, New York City, Ap, Nation, Queens


Report: Facebook, FTC discussing ‘multibillion dollar’ fine

NEW YORK (AP) — A report says Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission are negotiating a “multibillion dollar” fine for the social network’s privacy lapses. The Washington Post said Thursday that the fine would be the largest ever imposed on a tech company. Citing unnamed sources, it also said the two sides have not yet […]
Tags: Facebook, Business, New York, Technology, News, Washington Post, Ap, Nation, Federal Trade Commission, Facebook FTC


Apple resumes sale of iPhones in Germany, with Qualcomm chip

BERLIN (AP) — Apple is resuming sales of older iPhone models in Germany after losing a patent dispute against chipmaker Qualcomm last year. The company said Thursday it will sell iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models with Qualcomm rather than Intel chips inside to circumvent the injunction. It had pulled them off shelves in December. […]
Tags: Apple, Business, News, Germany, Berlin, Intel, Ap, Nation, Qualcomm


Google to invest $13 billion in new US offices, data centers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google said today it will invest more than $13 billion in building data centers and offices across the U.S in 2019. The Mountain View, California-based company emphasized its new locations in the Midwest and South in a blog post announcing the investment . Analyst Scott Kessler of CFRA Research said an […]
Tags: Google, Business, Technology, News, US, San Francisco, Ap, Nation, South, Midwest, Mountain View California, CFRA Research, Scott Kessler


California governor wants users to profit from online data

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has set off a flurry of speculation after he said the state’s consumers should get a piece of the billions of dollars that technology companies make by capitalizing on personal data they collect. The new governor has asked aides to develop a proposal for a “data dividend” […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, California, Ap, Nation, Gavin Newsom, Sacramento Calif


Ex-Apple lawyer accused of profiting from confidential info

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. authorities are accusing a former Apple attorney of brazenly breaking insider trading rules that he helped draft, while profiting from stock sales and investments that he made after receiving confidential information about the company’s finances. The allegations against Gene Levoff emerged in criminal and civil complaints filed Wednesday in a […]
Tags: Apple, Business, Technology, News, San Francisco, Ap, Nation, Gene Levoff


Ukrainian official: Hacking intensifies as election nears

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian hackers are redoubling their efforts in the run-up to presidential elections in Ukraine, according to the head of Ukraine’s cyber-police. Serhii Demediuk said in an interview with The Associated Press that Russian-controlled digital saboteurs are stepping up attacks on the Central Elections Commission and its employees, trying to penetrate electronic […]
Tags: Technology, News, Ukraine, Ap, Associated Press, Kiev Ukraine, Central Elections Commission, Serhii Demediuk


China’s Huawei soft power push raises hard questions

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s national game — brought to you by China’s Huawei. As a nasty diplomatic feud deepens between the two countries over the tech company, it hasn’t gone unnoticed that Huawei’s is a major sponsor of “Hockey Night in Canada.” The TV show’s hosts regularly remind the 1.8 million weekly viewers that program […]
Tags: Business, Technology, Television, News, Entertainment, China, Toronto, Ap, Canada, Nation, Huawei


T-Mobile, Sprint execs defending merger to lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — With their $26.5 billion merger hanging in the balance, top executives of T-Mobile and Sprint are taking their case to Congress, arguing that joining their companies won’t hurt competition or jack up consumer prices for wireless service. But they’re likely to face a skeptical audience at a hearing Wednesday. The deal, which […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Congress, Washington, Ap, Nation, Sprint, T Mobile Sprint


Instagram removes gay Muslim comics after Indonesia warning

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Instagram has removed an account that published comic strips depicting the struggles of gay Muslims in Indonesia following a frenzy of moral outrage online in the world’s biggest Muslim nation. The Ministry of Communications said Wednesday the account under the username Alpatuni was pornographic and it was closed after the communications […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Indonesia, Ap, Nation, Jakarta Indonesia, Ministry of Communications, Alpatuni


Pentagon outlines its first artificial intelligence strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military wants to expand its use of artificial intelligence in warfare but says it will take care to deploy the technology in accordance with the nation’s values. The Pentagon outlined its first AI strategy on Tuesday. The plan calls for accelerating the use of AI systems throughout the military, from […]
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Trump says he might not raise tariffs on China if deal close

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says if the United States and China are close to a trade deal, he might let slide a March 2 deadline to further boost tariffs on Chinese goods. Trump said Tuesday that he’s not inclined to do that, but that if the two countries are nearing a deal, he […]
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Bill to create separate Russian internet gets first approval

MOSCOW (AP) — The lower house of Russia’s parliament has passed the first reading of a bill to create a self-standing Russian segment of the internet. Supporters say the proposal is necessary in case Russia was to be cut off from the global internet, but opponents fear the measure would lead to widespread censorship. The […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Russia, Ap, World, Moscow, Bill


UK report urges regulator for tech giants to fight fake news

LONDON (AP) — A British government-commissioned report is calling for a regulator to oversee online platforms such as Facebook and Google to help weed out “fake news.” Academic Frances Cairncross says tech firms should be obliged to help users understand the origin of news articles and the trustworthiness of their sources. She says a regulator […]
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, UK, London, News, Ap, Nation, Frances Cairncross


Reddit raises $300M in finance round led by China’s Tencent

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Social media service Reddit Inc. says it has raised $300 million in a financing round led by Chinese internet giant Tencent. Reddit’s CEO, Steve Huffman, told CNBC on Monday that values the privately held company at $3 billion. Half the new money came from Tencent, Asia’s most valuable tech company. Other […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, China, San Francisco, Ap, Nation, Reddit, Cnbc, Steve Huffman, Reddit Inc, Tencent Asia, Tencent Reddit


Amazon to buy Wi-Fi device maker Eero

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is buying Wi-Fi device maker Eero, helping the online retailer expand its line of smart home gadgets. Eero, founded in San Francisco five years ago, sells $200 devices that can spread Wi-Fi throughout a home. Rival Google already sells similar devices. Seattle-based Amazon did not say how much it is […]
Tags: Amazon, Business, New York, Technology, News, San Francisco, Ap, Nation, Seattle, Eero, Rival Google


Iowa Democrats propose ‘virtual’ caucus in 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Democratic Party is proposing the biggest changes to the state’s famed caucuses in nearly 50 years. State party chairman Troy Price outlined a measure on Monday that would allow people to participate in the caucuses virtually by telephone or smart devices. The idea is to open the first […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Ap, Nation, Iowa, DES MOINES Iowa, Iowa Democratic party, Troy Price


AP Explains: What is “5G” wireless, and should you care?

NEW YORK (AP) — A much-hyped network upgrade called “5G” means different things to different people. To industry proponents, it’s the next huge innovation in wireless internet. To the U.S. government, it’s the backbone technology of a future that America will wrestle with China to control. To many average people, it’s simply a mystery. The […]
Tags: Business, New York, Technology, News, China, America, Ap, Nation


AP Exclusive: Undercover spy exposed in NYC was 1 of many

LONDON (AP) — When mysterious operatives lured two cybersecurity researchers to meetings at luxury hotels over the past two months, it was an apparent bid to discredit their research about an Israeli company that makes smartphone hacking technology used by some governments to spy on their citizens. The Associated Press has now learned of similar […]
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AP Exclusive: Undercover spy exposed in NYC was 1 of many

LONDON (AP) — When mysterious operatives lured two cybersecurity researchers to meetings at luxury hotels over the past two months, it was an apparent bid to discredit their research about an Israeli company that makes smartphone hacking technology used by some governments to spy on their citizens. The Associated Press has now learned of similar […]
Tags: Business, Technology, London, News, NYC, Ap, Nation, Associated Press


For Amazon, it’s business as usual despite CEO drama

NEW YORK (AP) — First it was a heart-wrenching tweet that he and his wife were getting a divorce after 25 years. Then a tabloid revealed that he’d been having an affair, releasing texts and photos of him and his mistress. As if either of those weren’t distracting enough, now Jeff Bezos — the world’s […]
Tags: Amazon, New York, Technology, News, Ap, Jeff Bezos


Reports: Russian authorities make deal with Google

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports say that Google has agreed with national authorities to delete links to websites banned in Russia. The daily Vedomosti reported Thursday that Google has reached an agreement with the Russian state media oversight agency, Roskomnadzor, to regularly receive updated lists of banned sites and delete links to them upon […]
Tags: Google, Business, Technology, News, Russia, Ap, Nation, Moscow, Vedomosti, Roskomnadzor


Target updates app after TV station reveals pricing jump

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target has modified its smartphone app after a Minneapolis TV station reported that prices displayed on the app went up whenever users approached the retailer’s stores, sometimes by hundreds of dollars. KARE-TV reports that the Minneapolis-based retailer recently released an updated version of its app that labels “online” or “in-store” prices next […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Minneapolis, Ap, Nation, KARE TV


Grab a soda and go: Convenience stores get more convenient

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Get ready to say good riddance to the checkout line. A year after Amazon opened its first cashier-less store, startups and retailers are racing to get similar technology in stores throughout the world, letting shoppers buy groceries without waiting in line. If they work, cashier-less stores will not only save time […]
Tags: Amazon, Business, Technology, News, San Francisco, Ap


Instagram changes rules on self-harm postings after suicide

LONDON (AP) — Instagram has agreed to ban graphic images of self-harm after objections were raised in Britain following the suicide of a teen whose father said the photo-sharing platform had contributed to her decision to take her own life. Instagram chief Adam Mosseri said Thursday evening the platform is making a series of changes […]
Tags: Business, Technology, London, News, Instagram, Ap, Britain, Nation, Adam Mosseri


Australian parliamentary network hacked; no sign data stolen

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s leading cybersecurity agency is investigating a breach of the country’s federal parliamentary computing network amid speculation of hacking by a foreign nation. Lawmakers and staff in the capital, Canberra, were made to change their passwords on the system after the overnight breach. A joint statement from House of Representatives Speaker Tony […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Australia, Ap, Nation, House Of Representatives, Sydney, Canberra, Tony


Fire causes Wells Fargo customers to lose access to accounts

NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo customers are experiencing issues with accessing online or mobile banking as well as other banking services, after a fire happened at one of the bank’s data centers. Wells Fargo on Thursday blamed the technical issues on smoke, which was “detected following routine maintenance.” It is unknown how many Wells […]
Tags: Business, New York, Technology, News, Ap, Wells Fargo


Apple releases update to prevent FaceTime eavesdropping

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has released an iPhone update to fix a FaceTime flaw that allowed people to eavesdrop on others while using its group video chat feature. The repair is included in the latest version of Apple’s iOS 12 system, which became available to install Thursday. The bug allowed some people to turn […]
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