Technology issues

November 16, 2017 - 10:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Phone companies will have greater authority to block questionable calls from reaching customers as regulators adopted new rules to combat automated messages known as robocalls. Rules adopted Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission represent the latest tools against "...
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CORRECTS North Korea flag with stars on the left of the cellphones; AP illustration by Peter Hamlin shows flag of North Korea. SOURCE: AP Illustration. Editor’s Note: It is mandatory to include all sources that accompany this graphic when repurposing or editing it for publication
November 09, 2017 - 6:15 pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Ever so cautiously, North Korea is going online. Doctors can consult via live, online video conferencing, and lectures at prestigious Kim Il Sung University are streamed to faraway factories and agricultural communes. People use online dictionaries and text each other...
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Attendees make their way through the stands of a football stadium before a vigil for the First Baptist Church shooting victims Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in La Vernia, Texas. A man opened fire inside the church in the small South Texas community on Sunday, killing more than two dozen and injuring others. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
November 08, 2017 - 9:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Texas church massacre is providing a familiar frustration for law enforcement: FBI agents are unable to unlock the gunman's encrypted cellphone to learn what evidence it might hold. But while heart-wrenching details of the rampage that left more than two dozen people dead...
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November 08, 2017 - 9:11 am
BOSTON (AP) — A lawsuit brought over hacked jailhouse phone calls of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has been dismissed by a Massachusetts judge. The Boston Herald reports that Suffolk Superior Court Judge Helene Kazanjian on Monday dismissed the lawsuit Hernandez brought last year against Dallas-...
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FILE - This July 26, 2016 file photo shows former head of the Democratic National Committee Donna Brazile speaking during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Brazile says she considered replacing Hillary Clinton as the party’s presidential nominee with then-Vice President Joe Biden. She makes the revelation in a memoir being released Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. This is according to The Washington Post, which obtained an advance copy of the book. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, file)
November 07, 2017 - 2:53 pm
Hackers hounded the Democratic Party into the final days of the 2016 election, breaking into a server carrying critical voter data, according to a book published Tuesday. The breach of the Democratic National Committee captured national attention when it was revealed by cybersecurity firm...
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FILE - In this Saturday, July 30, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pauses while speaking at a rally in Pittsburgh during a bus tour through the rust belt. In 2016, after repeated attempts to break into various staffers’ email accounts, the hacking group known as Fancy Bear took a new tack, targeting top Clinton lieutenants at their personal Gmail addresses. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 03, 2017 - 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was just before noon in Moscow on March 10, 2016, when the first volley of malicious messages hit the Hillary Clinton campaign. The first 29 phishing emails were almost all misfires. Addressed to people who worked for Clinton during her first presidential run, the messages...
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This combination of photos shows, top row from left, Hillary Clinton, the logo of the defense contractor Lockheed Martin, and former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky; middle row from left, tanks at a military parade in Kiev, Ukraine, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington; bottom row from left, former Secretary of State John Kerry, former NATO Supreme Commander Wesley Clark and Maria Alekhina of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot. These people and organizations were among the thousands targeted by the hacking group Fancy Bear, which disrupted the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Fancy Bear had ambitions well beyond Clinton’s campaign, according to a previously unpublished digital hit list obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo)
November 02, 2017 - 12:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The hackers who disrupted the U.S. presidential election had ambitions well beyond Hillary Clinton's campaign, targeting the emails of Ukrainian officers, Russian opposition figures, U.S. defense contractors and thousands of others of interest to the Kremlin, according to a...
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FILE - This Sept. 22, 2016, file photo shows the screen of an electronic voting machine during testing at the Kennesaw State University Center for Election Systems in Kennesaw, Ga. The Georgia attorney general’s office will no longer represent state election officials in an elections integrity lawsuit in which a crucial computer server was quietly wiped clean less than a week after the suit was filed, The Associated Press has learned, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz, File)
November 01, 2017 - 9:03 pm
The Georgia attorney general's office will no longer represent the state's top elections official in an elections integrity lawsuit filed three days before a crucial computer server was quietly wiped clean. The lawsuit aims to force Georgia to retire its antiquated and heavily questioned...
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October 13, 2017 - 6:51 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's defense minister says the nation's cyber experts have successfully repelled a third hacking attempt from Russia but warns the cyberattack threat is mounting. Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said Friday the recent attack targeted companies in Ukraine that also have...
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October 10, 2017 - 1:22 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is urging Pennsylvania lawmakers to outlaw devices known as bump stocks used in the Las Vegas mass shooting that allow semi-automatic weapons to mimic the rapid fire of an automatic weapon. Wolf's statement on Tuesday comes on the heels of several...
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