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Eva Galperin, director of cybersecurity with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, poses for a photo at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Galperin said the discovery of a major hacking operation tied to Lebanon's General Directorate of General Security was remarkable, explaining that she could think of only one other example where researchers were able to pin state-backed hackers to a specific building. "We were able to take advantage of extraordinarily poor operational security," she said. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
January 18, 2018 - 6:02 pm
LONDON (AP) — A major hacking operation tied to one of the most powerful security and intelligence agencies in Lebanon has been exposed after careless spies left hundreds of gigabytes of intercepted data exposed to the open internet, according to a report published Thursday. Mobile security firm...
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CORRECTS DATE IN THIRD SENTENCE, FILE - In this May 26, 2016 file photo, people walk past an illuminated logo for Huawei at a launch event for the Huawei MateBook in Beijing. A Chinese court notice says homegrown tech giant Huawei has won a patent infringement lawsuit against South Korea smartphone rival Samsung. The notice released Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 said the court ruled in the Chinese company’s favor over two patents involving fourth generation phone technology.(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
January 11, 2018 - 6:02 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei won a patent infringement lawsuit against South Korea smartphone rival Samsung on Thursday, according to information released by a Chinese court. The court ruled in the Chinese company's favor over two patents involving fourth generation phone technology,...
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January 09, 2018 - 9:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — News reports say U.S. telecoms carrier AT&T has dropped plans to sell Chinese brand Huawei's smartphones in the United States, dealing a setback to the No. 3 global phone maker's expansion plans. The Wall Street Journal, citing unidentified sources, gave no reason for AT&T...
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FILE - In this Sept.19, 2014 file photo, a customer checks the iPhone 6, in Paris. A French prosecutor office said Tuesday Jan.9, 2018 an investigation into Apple over alleged planned obsolescence of some of its smartphones has been opened. It follows a legal complaint filed in December by pro-consumer group Halte a l'obsolescence programmee (Stop Planned Obsolescence). Under a 2015 law, it is banned to intentionally shorten lifespan of a product in order to incite customers replace it. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
January 09, 2018 - 4:55 am
PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors have opened an investigation into Apple over revelations it secretly slowed down older versions of its handsets. The Paris prosecutor's office said Tuesday a probe was opened last week and is led by the French body in charge of fraud control, which is part of the...
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Toyota's e-Pallet concept is unveiled during a news conference at CES International, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
January 08, 2018 - 10:21 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The smartphones and other small machines that used to dominate the annual CES gadget show have been overshadowed in recent years by bigger mobile devices: namely, automobiles. Auto companies typically save more practical announcements about new cars, trucks and SUVs for the...
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Toyota's e-Pallet concept is unveiled during a news conference at CES International, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
January 08, 2018 - 9:14 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the CES technology show in Las Vegas (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Cuddly robots just do not want to work for their corporate masters at the CES gadget show this year. Earlier in the day, LG's voice-activated counter-top bot CLOi experienced an early-morning hearing...
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In this Dec. 17, 2017, photo, a baby girl plays with a mobile phone while riding in a New York subway. Two major Apple investors have urged the iPhone maker to take action to curb growing smartphone use among children, highlighting growing concern about the effects of gadgets and social media on youngsters. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
January 08, 2018 - 7:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two major Apple investors have urged the iPhone maker to help curb smartphone addiction among children, highlighting growing concern about the effects of gadgets and social media on youngsters. New York-based Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers' Retirement System...
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Rev. Sharon Stanley-Rea holds up hand-made signs as she joins CASA de Maryland, an immigration advocacy and assistance organization, during rally in Lafayette Park, across from the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in reaction to the announcement regarding Temporary Protective Status for people from El Salvador. The Trump administration is ending special protections for Salvadoran immigrants, forcing nearly 200,000 to leave the U.S. by September 2019 or face deportation. El Salvador is the fourth country whose citizens have lost Temporary Protected Status under President Donald Trump, and they have been, by far, the largest beneficiaries of the program, which provides humanitarian relief for foreigners whose countries are hit with natural disasters or other strife. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 08, 2018 - 7:02 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. MUELLER INTERESTED IN INTERVIEWING TRUMP, SOURCE TELLS AP The issue of an interview with the president has come up in recent discussions between the special counsel's team and Trump lawyers...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2011 file photo, Intel corporate offices are seen in Santa Clara, Calif. Intel says it’s working to patch a security vulnerability in its products but says the average computer user won’t experience significant slowdowns as the problem is fixed. The chipmaker released a statement Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, after a report by British technology site The Register caused Intel stocks to trade lower.(AP Photo/Ben Margot)
January 04, 2018 - 1:52 pm
Technology companies are scrambling to fix serious security flaws affecting computer processors found in many of the world's personal computers and smartphones. The bugs can be exploited to allow the memory content of a computer to be leaked, potentially exposing stored passwords and other...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2015 file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus during an Apple event in San Francisco. IPhone owners from several states sued Apple Inc. for not disclosing sooner that it issued software updates deliberately slowing older-model phones so aging batteries lasted longer, saying Apple's silence led them to wrongly conclude that their only option was to buy newer, pricier iPhones. The allegations were in a lawsuit filed Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, in Chicago federal court on behalf of five iPhone owners. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
December 28, 2017 - 5:44 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is apologizing for secretly slowing down older iPhones, which it says was necessary to avoid unexpected shutdowns related to battery fatigue. Many customers had interpreted the move as a way to juice demand for newer models. Apple also says it will cut the price of a...
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