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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2013, file photo, a passenger checks her cellphone before a flight in Boston. Federal regulators are poised to keep a ban on cellphone calls during flights. The Federal Communications Commission is looking to kill an effort it started in 2013 to lift the ban. Currently, passengers are allowed to use gadgets during flights, but cellular connections must be turned off. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
April 10, 2017 - 5:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators aim to maintain the ban on in-flight cellular calls. The Federal Communications Commission is looking to kill an effort it started in 2013 to give airlines the option of installing on-board cellular equipment for calls and other services. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai...
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April 10, 2017 - 3:56 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Justice Department says it is working to dismantle a global computer network that sent hundreds of millions of spam emails worldwide each year. The Monday announcement comes after a Russian man alleged to be at the head of the so-called Kelihos botnet scheme was detained in Spain...
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April 10, 2017 - 1:18 pm
LONDON (AP) — The CIA's cyberespionage toolkit made public by WikiLeaks has been linked to 40 spying operations in 16 countries, an early public assessment of the intelligence agency's global hacking operations, computer security company Symantec said Monday. In a blog post published , the...
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April 10, 2017 - 12:12 pm
LONDON (AP) — Computer security company Symantec says the CIA's cyberespionage toolkit made public by WikiLeaks has been linked to 40 spying operations in 16 countries, an early public assessment of the intelligence agency's global hacking operations. In a blog post published Monday , the...
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April 08, 2017 - 6:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A secretive group that published a trove of hacking tools allegedly used by U.S. spies has released a password that it says can unlock related files. In a Medium post , the "Shadow Brokers" group revealed a password to files associated with the leaked toolkit, purportedly from the U...
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April 08, 2017 - 4:56 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Hackers struck the sirens Dallas uses to alert residents to take shelter from inclement weather, triggering intermittent false alarms for about an hour and a half until officials deactivated the system early Saturday morning. The person or people responsible were able to hack into a...
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April 08, 2017 - 2:38 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Officials say Dallas' emergency siren system was hacked, resulting in them sporadically sounding for about an hour and a half overnight. City spokeswoman Sana Syed said Saturday that investigators believe the hack came from the Dallas area. Office of Emergency Management Director...
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FILE - This Oct. 26, 2016, photo shows a sign at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. Twitter says the U.S. government has backed down on a request for records that could identify users behind an account opposed to President Donald Trump. Twitter is disclosing the development Friday, April 7, 2017 as it withdraws a federal lawsuit challenging the government’s request. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 07, 2017 - 4:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government has dropped its request for Twitter to produce records that could identify users behind an account opposed to President Donald Trump, the company said Friday. As a result, Twitter is withdrawing a federal lawsuit that challenged the government's request. On...
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ADDS MORE INFORMATION ON ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE THE PROPER FORMATTING - FILE - This Oct. 20, 2015, file photo, shows a sign outside Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google will start offering “fact check” tags next to some news stories in search results in the tech industry’s latest effort to combat false and misleading news stories, on Friday, April 7, 2017. People who search for a topic in the regular search engine or the Google News section will see a conclusion such as “mostly true” or “false” next to news stories that had been fact checked by a participating organization, such as PolitiFact and Snopes.com. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
April 07, 2017 - 4:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Google will expand the use of "fact check" tags in its search results — the tech industry's latest effort to combat false and misleading news stories. People who search for a topic in Google's main search engine or the Google News section will see a conclusion such as "mostly true"...
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ADDS MORE INFORMATION ON ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE THE PROPER FORMATTING - FILE - This Oct. 20, 2015, file photo, shows a sign outside Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google will start offering “fact check” tags next to some news stories in search results in the tech industry’s latest effort to combat false and misleading news stories, on Friday, April 7, 2017. People who search for a topic in the regular search engine or the Google News section will see a conclusion such as “mostly true” or “false” next to news stories that had been fact checked by a participating organization, such as PolitiFact and Snopes.com. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
April 07, 2017 - 1:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Google will expand the use of "fact check" tags in its search results — the tech industry's latest effort to combat false and misleading news stories. People who search for a topic in Google's main search engine or the Google News section will see a conclusion such as "mostly true"...
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