Computing and information technology

May 16, 2019 - 4:28 pm
Boeing says it has finished with its updates to the flight-control software implicated in two deadly crashes involving its 737 Max, moving a step closer to getting the plane back in the sky. Aviation regulators still have more questions about how pilots interact with the plane's controls under...
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This undated poster released by the FBI includes five Russian fugitives that have been charged in connection with malicious software attacks that infected tens of thousands of computers worldwide and caused more than $100 million in financial losses. (FBI Pittsburgh Field Office via AP)
May 16, 2019 - 4:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten people, including five Russian fugitives, have been charged in connection with malicious software attacks that infected tens of thousands of computers worldwide and sought to steal $100 million from victims, U.S. and European authorities announced Thursday. The malware enabled...
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A woman walks past advertisement for Huawei smartphones in Beijing on Thursday, May 16, 2019. In a fateful swipe at telecommunications giant Huawei, the Trump administration issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning its equipment from U.S. networks and said it was subjecting the Chinese company to strict export controls. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
May 16, 2019 - 4:07 pm
The Trump administration's plan to restrict exports to Chinese telecommunications powerhouse Huawei for national security reasons doesn't just up the ante in the China trade war. It could also hurt U.S. suppliers and accelerate Beijing's drive toward greater technological independence. The White...
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In this undated photo provided by XPRIZE, children in a village in the Tanga region of Tanzania gather to learn from tablets using open-sourced software that would easily be downloaded by illiterate children to teach themselves to read. That's what nearly 200 teams from around the world have spent more than a year in impoverished villages in Tanzania trying to do. The winner of this latest competition for a $10 million XPRIZE for global innovation is being announced Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Courtesy XPRIZE via AP)
May 15, 2019 - 3:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The challenge was to develop software that could easily be downloaded onto tablets that poor children around the world could use to teach themselves to read, write and do simple arithmetic. The incentive was $10 million for the winner. Nearly 200 teams from 40 countries around...
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FILE - This Friday, March 10, 2017, file photo shows the WhatsApp communications app on a smartphone, in New York. WhatsApp says a vulnerability in the popular communications app let mobile phones be infected with sophisticated spyware with a missed in-app call alone. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
May 14, 2019 - 4:25 pm
Spyware crafted by a sophisticated group of hackers-for-hire took advantage of a flaw in the popular WhatsApp communications program to remotely hijack dozens of phones without any user interaction. The Financial Times identified the hacking group as Israel's NSO Group, which has been widely...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2018, file photo the Intel logo appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. Intel has revealed another hardware security flaw that could affects millions of machines around the world. The chipmaker said Tuesday, May 14, 2019, that there’s no evidence of bad actors exploiting the bug, which is embedded in the architecture of computer hardware. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 14, 2019 - 4:06 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Intel has revealed another hardware security flaw that could affects millions of machines around the world. The bug is embedded in the architecture of computer hardware, and it can't be fully fixed. "With a large enough data sample, time or control of the target system's...
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May 14, 2019 - 3:40 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Native American tribes are looking to the federal government to help improve access to high-speed internet. The Federal Communications Commission has been weighing changes to a band of spectrum that is largely unassigned across the western United States. No new permanent...
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FILE- In this May 31, 2018, file photo customers enter the Apple store in New York. The Supreme Court is allowing consumers to pursue an antitrust lawsuit that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 14, 2019 - 7:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers can pursue a lawsuit complaining that iPhone apps cost too much, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday, adding to Apple's woes that already include falling iPhone sales and a European investigation. The lawsuit could have major implications for the tech giant's handling of...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 7, 2019 file photo, Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during the keynote address of the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif.. Google CEO Sundar Pichai said Tuesday May 14, 2019, it's opening a privacy focused engineering center in Munich, Germany, in its latest move to beef up its data protection credentials. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
May 14, 2019 - 6:40 am
LONDON (AP) — Google opened a privacy focused engineering center in Munich, Germany, on Tuesday, its latest move to beef up its data protection credentials as tech companies' face growing scrutiny of their data collection practices. CEO Sundar Pichai said the Silicon Valley tech giant is expanding...
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during the keynote address of the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif., Tuesday, May 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 07, 2019 - 9:44 pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google announced new privacy tools Tuesday intended to give people more control over how they're being tracked on the go or in their own home, part of a broader effort by big tech companies to counter increasing scrutiny of their data collection practices. The company...
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