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In a June 29, 2017, photo, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Sanan Jackson, right, helps a passenger navigate the new face recognition kiosks at gate E7 for a United Airlines flight to Tokyo at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. The Trump administration intends to require that American citizens boarding international flights submit to face scans, something Congress has not explicitly approved and privacy advocates consider an ill-advised step toward a surveillance state. (Michael Wyke/Houston Chronicle via AP)
July 12, 2017 - 11:14 am
HOUSTON (AP) — If the Trump administration gets its way, all U.S. citizens flying abroad will have to submit to face scans at airport security. Privacy advocates call the plan an ill-advised step toward a surveillance state. Nonimmigrant foreigners entering the U.S. currently must submit to...
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FILE - This July 3, 2014, file photo, shows the Microsoft Corp. logo outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash. Microsoft is announcing a project to bring broadband internet access to rural parts of the United States. Microsoft President Brad Smith said in a blog post that he plans to unveil details about the initiative at a Tuesday, July 11, 2017, event in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
July 11, 2017 - 1:13 pm
Microsoft wants to extend broadband services to rural America by using the buffer zones separating individual television channels in the airwaves. Microsoft plans to partner with rural telecommunications providers in 12 states, from the Dakotas and Arizona to a far eastern edge of Maine. The...
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A deliveroo logo on a bicycle in London, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. A former adviser to Tony Blair is unveiling a much-anticipated report on the so-called gig economy, and has advised additional protection for workers in facing of vanishing job security. Unions and employment lawyers have criticized the report, saying it offered a feeble response to the growing number of workers in delivery and taxi firms such as Deliveroo and Uber. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
July 11, 2017 - 8:22 am
LONDON (AP) — Workers in the so-called gig economy, from Uber drivers to delivery cyclists, need greater labor protections, according to a much-anticipated report published Tuesday that was commissioned by the government. The study by Matthew Taylor, a former adviser to Tony Blair, concluded that a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, Bitcoin trader Kolin Burges stands in protest outside an office building housing Mt. Gox in Tokyo. The head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is due to appear in Tokyo District Court on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, to face embezzlement charges. Authorities suspect France-born Mark Karpeles of accessing the exchange's computer system in February 2013 and inflating his cash account by $1 million. He was arrested in August 2015 and released on bail months later. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
July 11, 2017 - 5:44 am
TOKYO (AP) — The head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has pleaded innocent to charges of embezzlement and data manipulation. France-born Mark Karpeles went on trial Tuesday, suspected of accessing the exchange's computer system in February 2013 and inflating his account. Speaking...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2017, file photo, Donald Trump Jr., executive vice president of The Trump Organization, announces that the family's company is launching a new hotel chain inspired by his and brother Eric's Trump's travels with their father's campaign at Trump Tower in New York. Trump Jr. shared a video on July 8, 2017, of an edited clip of the 1986 military thriller “Top Gun” in which President Donald Trump’s face is superimposed over Tom Cruise’s character as he shoots down a Russian jet with a CNN logo on it. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
July 10, 2017 - 5:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. is promoting a new mock video of his father attacking CNN. Trump Jr. tweeted a video of a doctored clip of the 1986 military thriller "Top Gun" on Saturday. In the video, President Donald Trump's face is superimposed over Tom Cruise's character as he shoots down a...
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A woman, who did not wish to give her name, reads newspaper front pages displayed at the Newseum in Washington, Monday, July 10, 2017. News outlets are seeking permission from Congress for the right to negotiate jointly with Google and Facebook, two companies that dominate online advertising and online news traffic. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 10, 2017 - 2:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — News outlets are seeking permission from Congress for the right to negotiate jointly with Google and Facebook, two companies that dominate online advertising and online news traffic. The News Media Alliance, which represents nearly 2,000 news organizations, said the two companies'...
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July 10, 2017 - 9:12 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Denmark says that Apple has decided to build a data center in the southwestern town Aabenraa, near Viborg, where it has another one already under construction. The Danish Foreign Ministry says that both will use only renewable energy as a power source and "thereby contribute to...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2016, file photo, the corporate logo of Samsung Electronics Co. is seen at its shop in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung Electronics said Friday, July 7, 2017, its second-quarter operating profit soared 72 percent over a year earlier to the highest in its history as its semiconductor sales helped defy sluggish growth in the smartphone market and a slow recovery in the global economy. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
July 06, 2017 - 10:00 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday its second-quarter operating profit soared to the highest in its history as massive data growth fueled a boom in the semiconductor sales and helped defy sluggish growth in the smartphone market and a slow recovery in the global economy...
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July 06, 2017 - 8:35 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics said Friday its second-quarter operating profit soared 72 percent over a year earlier to the highest in its history as its semiconductor sales helped defy sluggish growth in the smartphone market and a slow recovery in the global economy. In its...
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FILE - This July 3, 2014, file photo, shows the Microsoft Corp. logo outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash. Microsoft is laying off thousands of employees in a shake-up aimed at selling more subscriptions to software applications that can be used on any internet-connected device. Most of the people losing their jobs work in sales and are located outside the U.S. The Redmond, Washington, company confirmed that it began sending the layoff notices Thursday, July 6, 2017, but declined to provide further specifics except that thousands of sales jobs will be cut. Microsoft employs about 121,500 people worldwide. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
July 06, 2017 - 3:22 pm
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft is laying off thousands of employees in a shake-up aimed at selling more subscriptions to software applications that can be used on any internet-connected device. Most of the people losing their jobs work in sales and are located outside the U.S. The Redmond,...
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