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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 […]
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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 […]
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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. […]
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North Korea exploring sanctions-proof energy technologies

NAMPO, North Korea (AP) — Power-strapped North Korea is exploring ambitious alternative energy sources — tidal power and coal-based synthetic fuels — that could greatly improve living standards and reduce its reliance on oil imports and vulnerability to sanctions. Finding a lasting energy source that isn’t vulnerable to sanctions has been a priority for North […]
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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” […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Vatican, Microsoft team up on artificial intelligence ethics

Pope Francis met privately on Wednesday with Microsoft President Brad Smith and talked about an academic prize to promote ethics in artificial intelligence.
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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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Danes test ski slope on top of incineration plant

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An artificial ski slope on an incineration plant that doesn’t emit toxins is being tested by skiers and snowboarders 85 meters (279 feet) above the otherwise flat Copenhagen. The lower half of the slope at the Amager Resource Center opened on a snow-less Tuesday for two days’ of test runs. Eventually, […]
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Frankfurt airport working on flying taxis

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The operator of Frankfurt’s international airport says it is developing a concept for electric air taxi services. Fraport AG is working with Volocopter GmbH, which makes two-seat, multi-rotor electric aircraft that can fly with a pilot or autonomously. Actually operating such taxis to bring people to and from the airport will […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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

NYC mayor defends Amazon deal at state budget hearing

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — It was “mission critical” for New York City to land one of Amazon’s second headquarters and the tens of thousands of jobs the company promises to create, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday, just days after a report said the company was having second thoughts because of opposition from some influential […]
Tags: Amazon, Business, Technology, News, New York City, Nation, Bill De Blasio, Albany

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 […]
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Norway: GPS jamming during NATO drills in 2018 a big concern

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Norwegian Intelligence Service says GPS signal disruption as seen during major NATO drills in Norway last year “is of particular concern” for the military and “is also a threat to civil aviation in peacetime.” The intelligence agency said Monday in its annual report that the signal jamming “represents not only […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Nation, Nato, Norway, Copenhagen Denmark, Intelligence Service

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

Lessons for Brexit from Norway’s hard border with Sweden

ORJE, Norway (AP) — With fresh snow crunching under their boots and a handful of papers to be checked and stamped, truck drivers from Latvia, Sweden and Poland make their way across Norway’s Orje customs station to a small office where their goods will be cleared out of the European Union and into Norway. While […]
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NY gov raps Amazon critics amid report company’s rethinking

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo warns that what he calls “political pandering” to critics of Amazon’s proposed secondary headquarters could sink New York’s biggest-ever economic development deal. But opponents say they’ll keep fighting a project they consider corporate welfare. Friday’s back-and-forth comes after The Washington Post reported that Amazon is reconsidering its planned […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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