Technology

June 29, 2018 - 6:28 am
LONDON (AP) — The head of the U.K. Parliament's media committee has criticized Facebook for what it describes as evasive behavior in answering questions on fake news. Committee chair Damian Collins says Friday that Facebook's claims they were unable to distinguish between political and non-...
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State Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, displays his smart phone as he urges lawmakers to approve a data privacy bill during the Senate floor session, Thursday, June 28, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Lawmakers approved the bill, that would let consumers ask companies to delete their information or refrain from selling it, among other data privacy provisions. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
June 28, 2018 - 5:44 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California internet privacy bill that experts call the nation's most far-reaching effort to give consumers more control over their data is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown after passing the Legislature on Thursday. Under the bill, companies would have to comply with consumer...
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This photo taken on Thursday, June 28, 2018 and provided by Airbus shows the first BelugaXL rolling out of the paintshop, unveiling a special livery, in Toulouse, southern France. The BelugaXL will now undertake ground tests before its first flight planned in summer 2018. (Jean-Vincent Reymondon/Airbus via AP)
June 28, 2018 - 2:57 pm
TOULOUSE, France (AP) — A whale of a transport aircraft will be flying high later this summer sporting the grin of a Beluga whale. The Airbus BelugaXL, a massive transport plane, made a presentation on Thursday, its nose cone making it look like a whale. Airbus employees, 20,000 of them, voted on...
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June 28, 2018 - 2:23 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A former software developer for Equifax faces insider trading charges related to the company's massive data breach last year, federal prosecutors in Atlanta said Thursday. Sudhakar Reddy Bonthu, 44, used nonpublic information to determine Equifax had been breached last year before...
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June 28, 2018 - 12:42 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's leading social network is cracking down on chat groups created to shame women during the World cup amid growing complaints of sexist abuse during the tournament. Social network VKontakte told The Associated Press on Thursday that it issued warnings to the administrators of...
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Dave Clark, senior vice president of worldwide operations for Amazon.com, talks to reporters, Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in Seattle, at a media event to announce a new program that lets entrepreneurs around the country launch businesses that deliver Amazon packages. It's another way for Amazon to gain greater control over how its packages are delivered. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
June 28, 2018 - 8:04 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Your Amazon packages, which usually show up in a UPS truck, an unmarked vehicle or in the hands of a mail carrier, may soon be delivered from an Amazon van. The online retailer has been looking for a while to find a way to have more control over how its packages are delivered. With...
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FILE - This July 19, 2016, file photo shows the Google logo at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Voters in a Northern California city will decide whether Google and other tech companies should help pay for the traffic headaches and other problems that have arisen as their workforces have swelled during the past decade. The city council in Mountain View, California, voted Tuesday, June 26, 2018, to place a measure on the November ballot asking residents to authorize taxing businesses between $9 and $149 per employee. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
June 27, 2018 - 6:40 pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Voters in Google's Silicon Valley hometown will decide whether the search engine leader and other tech companies should help pay for the traffic congestion and other headaches resulting from mushrooming workforces. The City Council in Mountain View, California, voted...
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June 27, 2018 - 1:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. has won U.S. antitrust approval for its $71.3 billion bid for Twenty-First Century Fox's entertainment assets. That sets the clock ticking for the deal to be completed. Disney has 90 days to seal the acquisition, with an option to extend for another 90 days. The...
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In this Tuesday, June 26, 2018, photo Nick Fox, VP of Assistant and Search for Google, talks about the Duplex program, which allows the user to book an appointment over the phone, at Oren's Hummus Shop in Mountain View, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
June 27, 2018 - 9:59 am
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — When Google first introduced its phone-calling digital concierge Duplex in May, some thought it sounded too human. Others worried that it would secretly record calls with people. The search giant says it has been working to address these concerns. For starters, Google...
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Assemblyman Ed Chau, D-Arcadia, left, and Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, celebrate after their internet privacy bill was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. The bill would let consumers ask companies to delete their information or refrain from selling it, among other data privacy provisions. The bill, which is aimed to keep a related initiative off the November ballot. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
June 26, 2018 - 4:04 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California state senators advanced a last-minute internet privacy bill Tuesday ahead of a deadline while acknowledging it would need changes if it becomes law. The bill would let consumers ask companies what personal data they collect and opt out of having their data sold...
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