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Report: FTC considering oversight of Facebook’s Zuckerberg

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight over Mark Zuckerberg’s leadership of Facebook over the social network giant’s mishandling of users’ personal information. The Washington Post reported Friday that discussions between Facebook and Federal Trade Commission officials about its data-handing lapses have touched on holding the CEO personally accountable. […]
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How does a Central American migrant caravan form?

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — “When does the next caravan leave?” ”Can I go? I’m from Guatemala.” ”What papers do I need for my kids?” The questions pile up on the phones of hundreds of Central Americans, all with the same goal: Get as many details as possible before leaving their country. Costly phone […]
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Toyota, SoftBank fund, Denso invest $1 billion in Uber

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s top automaker Toyota, auto parts maker Denso and internet company SoftBank’s investment fund are investing $1 billion in car-sharing Uber’s technology unit. The Japanese companies said Friday that Toyota Motor Corp. and Denso Corp. will together invest $667 million and SoftBank Corp.’s Vision Fund will contribute $333 million in Uber Technologies […]
Tags: Business, Japan, Technology, News, Softbank, Ap, Nation, Tokyo, Toyota, Toyota Motor Corp, Uber Technologies, Softbank Corp, DENSO, Denso Corp, Toyota SoftBank


Facebook says more Instagram passwords exposed than thought

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Millions more Instagram users were affected by a password security lapse than parent company Facebook acknowledged nearly four weeks ago. The social media giant said in late March that it had inadvertently stored passwords in plain text, making it possible for its thousands of employees to search them. It said the […]
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Arizona lawmakers OK ban on cellphone use while driving

PHOENIX (AP) — The small list of states that allow either texting while driving or hand-held cellphone use is shrinking after the Arizona House on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a cellphone use ban and sent it to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey for his expected signature. Arizona, Missouri and Montana had been the only three states that […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Montana, Ap, Nation, Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona House, Doug Ducey, Arizona Missouri


Musk, SEC get another week to reach deal in contempt case

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for Tesla CEO Elon Musk and U.S. securities regulators are getting another week to negotiate a deal to keep Musk from being found in contempt of court. Both sides say in a letter filed Thursday with a federal court in New York that they talked for over an hour this […]
Tags: Business, Elon Musk, New York, Technology, News, Ap, Nation, Musk, Musk SEC


Musk, SEC seek another week to reach deal in contempt case

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for Telsa CEO Elon Musk and the U.S. government are asking for another week to negotiate a deal to keep Musk from being found in contempt of court. Both sides say in a letter filed Thursday with a federal court in New York that they talked for over an hour […]
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Two Zooms are soaring after IPO: Did you buy the wrong one?

NEW YORK (AP) — One IPO, two stocks Zooming higher. Investors on Thursday pounced on their first chance to buy shares of Zoom Video Communications, the video-conferencing company that had its initial public offering of stock. Shares opened higher by 81%. But others may have mistakenly bought Zoom Technologies, a company whose stock was trading […]
Tags: Business, New York, Technology, News, Ap, Nation, Zoom Video Communications, Zoom Technologies


New Mexico panel blindsides Facebook with $39M utility bill

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A powerful New Mexico regulatory authority is requiring the state’s largest utility to bill Facebook $39 million for a new transmission line construction. The Albuquerque Journal reports the Public Regulation Commission’s on Tuesday ordered Public Service Company of New Mexico to charge Facebook for nearly half the cost of the $85 […]
Tags: Facebook, Business, Technology, News, Ap, Nation, New Mexico, Albuquerque, Albuquerque Journal, Public Regulation Commission, Public Service Company of New Mexico


Pinterest prices public offering at $19 per share

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pinterest is pricing its shares at $19 for its initial public offering Thursday, putting it on track to raise more than $1.4 billion. The digital scrapbooking and image search site said last week it expected to sell 75 million shares at a price between $15 and $17 each. The company will […]
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Some of Samsung’s folding phones are already breaking

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some of Samsung’s new $2,000 folding phones appear to be breaking after just a couple of days. Journalists who received the phones to review before the public launch say the Galaxy Fold screen started flickering and turning black before completely fizzling out. A couple of journalists say they removed a thin, […]
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Solar car startup Sono to build in Sweden, starting in 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Munich-based startup Sono Motors plans to build the first mass produced solar electric vehicle in Sweden, starting next year. Sono Motors and National Electric Vehicle Sweden announced Wednesday they’ve signed a deal to manufacture the self-charging Sion at a former Saab plant in Trollhattan. National Electric Vehicle Sweden, or NEVS, acquired Saab […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Sweden, Berlin, Ap, Munich, Nation, Saab, Sion, Sono, National Electric Vehicle Sweden, Nevs, Sono Motors, Trollhattan National Electric Vehicle Sweden


Days After Conflagration, $1 Billion Raised To Rebuild Notre Dame

PARIS (AP) — Nearly $1 billion has already poured in from ordinary worshippers and high-powered magnates around the world to restore the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, after the French president set a controversial five-year deadline to get the work done. Construction teams brought in a huge crane and a delivery of planks of wood to the site Wednesday morning. Firefighters are still examining damage and shoring up the structure after Monday’s fire collapsed the cathedral’s spire ...
Tags: Apple, News, France, Ap, Paris, Catholic, Notre Dame, Christ, Nantes, Rebuild, Emmanuel Macron, Notre Dame Cathedral, France Info, Stephane Bern, Louis IX, Kate Riga


AP Exclusive: Undercover spy targeted Kaspersky critics

LONDON (AP) — Keir Giles’ first thought was that the man’s cheap-looking suit didn’t seem right for a private equity executive. The man seated in front of him at the London hotel claimed to live in Hong Kong, but didn’t seem overly familiar with the city. Then there was the awkward conversation, which kept returning […]
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Apple, Qualcomm settle bitter dispute over iPhone technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple and mobile chip maker Qualcomm have settled a bitter financial dispute centered on some of the technology that enables iPhones to connect to the internet.
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Netflix adds 9.6M subscribers in 1Q as competition heats up

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix’s popularity is still booming, even as the video streaming service rolls out it biggest U.S. price increases and girds for new challenges from Walt Disney and Apple, two of the world’s most popular brands. The ground-breaking video service added 9.6 million subscribers worldwide during the opening three months of the […]
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Sprint, T-Mobile shares dive after WSJ casts doubt on deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Sprint and T-Mobile shares are falling after a Wall Street Journal report cast doubt on the likelihood of government approval of their $26.5 billion merger . The Journal says Justice Department antitrust staff, which is reviewing the takeover, questioned the companies’ reasoning for it in a meeting this month. The report […]
Tags: Business, New York, Technology, News, Ap, Nation, Wall Street Journal, Justice Department, Journal, WSJ, T Mobile, Sprint T Mobile


New Samsung handset: Innovation hinges on folding screen

LONDON (AP) — When Samsung said this year it would launch a smartphone with a folding screen, the big question was whether the innovation was something people actually wanted or needed. Is the Galaxy Fold a gimmick to help sell more smartphones in a slowing market or a true breakthrough that will change how we […]
Tags: Business, Technology, London, News, Samsung, Ap, Nation


Electric car makers woo Chinese buyers with range, features

SHANGHAI (AP) — Automakers are showcasing electric SUVs and sedans with more driving range and luxury features at the Shanghai auto show, trying to appeal to Chinese buyers in their biggest market as Beijing slashes subsidies that have propelled demand. Communist leaders wanting China to lead in electric vehicles have imposed sales targets. That requires […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, China, Ap, Beijing, Nation, Shanghai


UK proposes banning social media ‘likes’ for children

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s privacy regulator wants to stop kids from being able to “like” posts on Facebook and other social media sites as part of tough new rules it’s proposing to protect children’s online privacy. Under the draft rules, which were released for consultation on Monday , tech companies would not be allowed to […]
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Disney, Comcast now Hulu’s only owners as AT&T exits

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T has sold its 9.5% share in Hulu back to the streaming TV company, leaving Disney and Comcast as its owners. Hulu said Monday that AT&T sold its stake for $1.43 billion, valuing the unprofitable Hulu at $15 billion. The Walt Disney Co. wound up with a 60% share after its […]
Tags: Business, New York, Technology, Television, News, Disney, Ap, Nation, Comcast, Hulu, Walt Disney Co, AT T, Disney Comcast


Police Are Using Google's Location Data From 'Hundreds of Millions' of Phones

"When law enforcement investigations get cold, there's a source authorities can turn to for location data that could produce new leads: Google." An anonymous reader quotes CNET: Police have used information from the search giant's Sensorvault database to aid in criminal cases across the country, according to a report Saturday by The New York Times. The database has detailed location records from hundreds of millions of phones around the world, the report said. It's meant to collect informatio...
Tags: Apple, Google, Tech, Ap, New York Times, The Times, Times, Gizmodo, Cnet, Times Google, Sensorvault


Hacker group posts hundreds of law officer records

BOSTON (AP) — A hacker group has posted online the personal information of hundreds of federal agents and police officers apparently stolen from websites affiliated with alumni of the FBI’s National Academy. The Associated Press counted at least 1,400 unique records of employees of the FBI, Secret Service, Capital Police, and other federal agencies as […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Boston, Ap, Fbi, Nation, National Academy The Associated Press, FBI Secret Service Capital Police


How not to break the bank on streaming services

NEW YORK (AP) — With more TV streaming services than ever before, from newcomers like Disney Plus to stalwarts like Netflix, consumers may feel the ideal viewing experience is finally at hand. Americans have, on average, three streaming video subscription services, according to a recent study of digital media trends by Deloitte. While some have […]
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As cashless stores grow, so does the backlash

NEW YORK (AP) — Hembert Figueroa just wanted a taco. So he was surprised to learn the dollar bills in his pocket were no good at Dos Toros Taqueria in Manhattan, one of a small but growing number of establishments across the U.S. where customers can only pay by card or smartphone. Cash-free stores are […]
Tags: Business, New York, Technology, News, Ap, Nation, Manhattan, Dos Toros Taqueria, Hembert Figueroa


FCC to hold big 5G auction, spend $20B for rural internet

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. communications regulator will hold a massive auction to bolster 5G service, the next generation of mobile networks, and will spend $20 billion for rural internet. 5G will mean faster wireless speeds and has implications for technologies like self-driving cars and augmented reality. The rollout started last week in the […]
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Disney unveils new streaming service to debut late this year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Disney is raising the curtain on a hotly anticipated video steaming service that’s aiming to topple industry pioneer Netflix, once a valuable ally. The service, called Disney Plus, has been in the works for more than year, but Thursday marked the first time that the longtime entertainment powerhouse has laid out […]
Tags: Business, Technology, Television, News, Disney, San Francisco, Ap, Netflix, Nation, Disney Plus


Uber reveals finances as it gears up for IPO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is providing a look under the hood of its business in the lead-up to its hotly anticipated debut on the stock market. Documents released Thursday offered the most detailed view of the world’s largest ride-hailing service since its inception a decade ago. The unveiling comes four months after Uber took […]
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Virgin Orbit satellite-launching plane to take off from Guam

HONOLULU (AP) — A company owned by British billionaire Richard Branson is picking Guam as a site for its airplane-launched satellite service. Virgin Orbit plans to launch small satellites from a rocket released by a customized Boeing 747. It has another site in California. The company said Thursday the U.S. Air Force will allow it […]
Tags: Technology, News, California, Ap, Richard Branson, Boeing, Honolulu, U S Air Force, Guam, Virgin Orbit


Walmart buys ad tech startup

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart says it’s buying San Francisco-based ad tech startup Polymorph Labs as it looks to better compete with online rival juggernaut Amazon in targeting shoppers online. The world’s largest retailer has been quietly building its own ad business though that area is still much smaller than Amazon’s. Walmart Inc. said Thursday […]
Tags: Amazon, Business, New York, Technology, News, San Francisco, Walmart, Ap, Walmart Inc, Polymorph Labs



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