Computing and information technology

This photo taken on Thursday, Nov. 15 2018, shows an exhibition in Tallinn presenting Estonia's digital achievements. The Baltic nation of 1.3 million people are engaged in an ambitious project to make government administration completely digital to reduce bureaucracy, increase transparency and boost economic growth. (AP Photo/David Keyton)
December 26, 2018 - 12:55 pm
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — In the Estonian capital of Tallinn, three-day-old Oskar Lunde sleeps soundly in his hospital cot, snuggled into a lime green blanket decorated with red butterflies. Across the room, his father turns on a laptop. "Now we will register our child," Andrejs Lunde says with...
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December 19, 2018 - 1:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia sued Facebook on Wednesday for allowing data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica to improperly access data from as many as 87 million users. D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine's suit alleges that Facebook misled users about the security of their data and failed...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2018, file photo, Tom Perez, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, waits to speak during an early voting campaign event in Cincinnati. Democratic National Committee officials and a group of state party leaders are set Tuesday to hash out an increasingly ugly fight over how the party manages and pays for the voter data used in campaigns. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
December 18, 2018 - 5:16 pm
Democratic National Committee officials and a group of state party leaders were unable Tuesday to resolve their bitter fight over how the party manages and pays for the voter data used in campaigns. The saga, which spilled into open view in recent weeks, pits the DNC and its push for a more...
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FILE- In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. In itself, Facebook’s latest privacy bug doesn’t sound like a big deal. But it’s part of a pattern for the social media giant that shows just how much data it has on its 2.27 billion users and how often these sorts of slipups happen. The company said Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 that software bug may have exposed a broader set of photos to app developers than users had granted permission for. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 14, 2018 - 4:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's privacy controls have broken down yet again, this time through a software flaw affecting nearly 7 million users who had photos exposed to a much wider audience than intended. The bug disclosed Friday gave hundreds of apps unauthorized access to photos that could in theory...
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FILE- This May 19, 2014, file photo shows the master bedroom in the Abu Dhabi Suite at the St. Regis in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Investigators believe hackers working on behalf of China’s main intelligence agency are responsible for a massive data breach involving the theft of personal information from as many as 500 million guests of the Marriott hotel chain, a U.S. official said Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
December 12, 2018 - 10:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators believe hackers working on behalf of China's main intelligence agency are responsible for a massive data breach involving the theft of personal information from as many as 500 million guests of the Marriott hotel chain, a U.S. official said Wednesday. Investigators...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is shown in New York. Retailers are taking back some control of the store experience with smartphone app features that let customers do things like scan and pay, as well as download digital maps. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 12, 2018 - 11:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Just a few years ago, retailers considered smartphones the enemy of the in-store experience they were trying to create. Customers often whipped out their device to compare prices online and then walked out of the store to buy the same product elsewhere. Today, stores are taking...
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai appears before the House Judiciary Committee to be questioned about the internet giant's privacy security and data collection, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Pichai angered members of a Senate panel in September by declining their invitation to testify about foreign governments' manipulation of online services to sway U.S. political elections. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 12, 2018 - 2:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. lawmakers' grilling of Google CEO Sundar Pichai may have sounded like a broken record, but it amplified the prickly issues facing tech companies as Democrats prepare to take control of the House next month. The 3 1/2-hour hearing Tuesday hit upon familiar themes — online...
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In this Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, photo, a rental car approaches a biometric scanning machine at the exit of the Hertz facility at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, in Atlanta. In a first for the rental car industry, Hertz is teaming up with Clear, the maker of biometric screening kiosks found at many airports and stadiums. Hertz says the partnership will slash the time it takes to pick up a rental car. (AP Photo/Jeff Martin)
December 11, 2018 - 1:02 am
Biometric screening is expanding to the rental car industry. Hertz said Tuesday it is teaming up with Clear, the maker of biometric screening kiosks found at many airports, in an effort to slash the time it takes to pick up a rental car. Clear hopes it will lead more travelers to its platform,...
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People surf the internet on their smartphones at a government-sponsored Wi-Fi spot at a park in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. For the first time, Cubans are able to sign up for 3G internet service for their mobile phones, with packages ranging from 600 megabytes for about $7 to four gigabytes for about $30 month. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
December 06, 2018 - 5:18 pm
HAVANA (AP) — For the first time, average Cubans became eligible to sign up for internet service for their mobile phones Thursday, a development long awaited on the communist-ruled island. Users began receiving text messages in the morning from the state telephone monopoly informing them that they...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2018, file photo, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks during the annual Microsoft Corp. shareholders meeting in Bellevue, Wash. Top executives from Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Qualcomm are planning to meet at the White House amid strained ties between President Donald Trump's administration and the tech industry. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
December 06, 2018 - 11:44 am
Top executives from Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Qualcomm are gathering at the White House amid strained ties between President Donald Trump's administration and the tech industry and an ongoing trade war with China. The White House is calling the Thursday lunch meeting a listening session to...
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