Technology

April 14, 2017 - 1:35 pm
PARIS (AP) — A new set of documents purportedly lifted from the U.S. National Security Agency suggests that American spies have burrowed deep into the Middle East's financial network, apparently compromising the Dubai office of the anti-money laundering and financial services firm EastNets. The...
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Republican guards, right, line up in the courtyard of the presidential Elysee Palace, in Paris, Friday, April 14, 2017. The two-round presidential election is set for April 23 and May 7. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
April 14, 2017 - 10:57 am
PARIS (AP) — Facebook says it has targeted 30,000 fake accounts linked to France ahead of the country's presidential election, as part of a worldwide effort against misinformation. The company said Thursday it's trying to "reduce the spread of material generated through inauthentic activity,...
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April 14, 2017 - 10:13 am
PARIS (AP) — A new set of documents published by a group calling itself TheShadowBrokers suggests that the U.S. National Security Agency has burrowed deep into the Middle East's financial network. TheShadowBrokers, which startled security experts last year by releasing some of the NSA's hacking...
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April 13, 2017 - 5:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A new report says Uber used a secret program dubbed "Hell" to track Lyft drivers to see if they were driving for both ride-hailing services and otherwise stifle competition. It's the latest embarrassing revelation for Uber, which has faced a series of executive departures and...
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April 13, 2017 - 3:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Consumers could see more competition and better mobile service after the end of a big U.S. government auction transferring airwave rights from TV broadcasters to companies interested in wireless networks. The biggest spenders in the Federal Communications Commission's $19.8 billion...
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April 12, 2017 - 4:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Burger King's latest ad stunt is resulting in some less-than-flattering descriptions of its Whopper sandwich. The hamburger chain unveiled a 15-second ad Wednesday designed to trigger Google Home devices into reciting the definition of a Whopper, pulled from the website Wikipedia...
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April 12, 2017 - 1:27 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal prosecutors say Ancestry.com helped the family of a baby who died in Texas in 1972 discover that a Pennsylvania man had assumed the child's identity. Forty-four-year-old Jon Vincent was arrested in Lansdale, near Philadelphia, on Monday. Prosecutors say Vincent stole...
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FILE - This Jan. 14, 2015, file photo shows a sign outside Yahoo's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. A new lawsuit accuses Yahoo of turning its back on Chinese dissidents that it promised to help after the company fingered other activists at the request of China's government. The allegations are outlined in a lawsuit filed Tuesday, April 11, 2017, in a Washington, D.C., federal court by a group of dissidents who contend Yahoo mismanaged a $17 million fund set up to provide them with financial aid. Yahoo created the fund a decade ago after being skewered in the U.S. Congress for its conduct in China. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
April 12, 2017 - 12:09 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lawsuit accused Yahoo of breaking a financial promise it made to Chinese dissidents almost a decade ago as penance for helping the Chinese government find and jail other activists. The complaint, filed Tuesday in a Washington, D.C., federal court by a group of Chinese...
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April 11, 2017 - 7:22 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new lawsuit accuses Yahoo of turning its back on Chinese dissidents that it had promised to help as penance for previously turning over information about other activists to the Chinese government. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in a Washington, D.C., federal court by a group of...
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FILE - In this file photo taken July 16, 2014, Christian Oggenfuss stands near solar panels on top of the living roof at the Odette Estate winery in Napa, Calif. A new estimate from the U.S. government shows that California met about half of the state's electricity demand for three hours on March 11, 2017--the state's goal is for 50 percent of all electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
April 11, 2017 - 5:26 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California met its goal to produce about half the state's electricity from renewable sources for three hours on March 11, a new estimate from the U.S. government shows. The U.S. Department of Energy's statistics division used data from the California Independent System Operator...
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