Computing and information technology

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2016, file photo, the logo of the Israeli NSO Group company is displayed on a building where they had offices until few months ago in Herzliya, Israel. Human rights group Amnesty International says that a member of its staff was targeted by Israeli-made spyware from the NSO Group. An Amnesty official says the hacking attempt is emblematic of the increased digital risk faced by activists worldwide. (AP Photo/Daniella Cheslow, file)
July 31, 2018 - 7:35 pm
LONDON (AP) — An Amnesty International employee has been targeted with Israeli-made surveillance software, the human rights group said Wednesday, adding to a growing number of examples of Israeli technology being used to spy on human rights workers and opposition figures in the Middle East and...
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This undated photo provided by OpenAI shows a robotic hand holding a cube at the company's research lab in San Francisco. The hand, called Dactyl, has a single job, and that’s to rotate a cube until the letter facing up matches a random selection. (Eric Louis Haines/OpenAI via AP)
July 31, 2018 - 2:19 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — How long does it take a robotic hand to learn to juggle a cube? About 100 years, give or take. That's how much virtual computing time it took researchers at OpenAI, the non-profit artificial intelligence lab funded by Elon Musk and others, to train its disembodied hand. The...
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July 31, 2018 - 8:13 am
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanian authorities on Tuesday "strongly" urged consumers, especially public servants, not to install the app of a popular Russian taxi-booking service because it may unlawfully be collecting user data. Rytis Rainys, head of Lithuania's National Cyber security center,...
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This July 14, 2018, photo shows people placing bets on sporting events at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford N.J. On Monday, July 23, 2018, track operator Jeff Gural told The Associated Press the Meadowlands took in nearly $3.5 million in sports bets during its first nine days of operation. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
July 30, 2018 - 5:28 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two titans of the casino industry are racing to cash in on the newly created U.S. sports betting market, taking steps to expand their footprint and strengthen their positions as more states approve necessary regulations and people become more interested in legally gambling on pro...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2010 file photo, inmates walk to the dining hall from their cell block at the Idaho State Correctional Institution outside Boise, Idaho. Officials say it was an "intentional exploitation," while some inmates' families described it more as a "glitch." Either way, reports that 364 Idaho inmates had a quarter million dollars of credits improperly applied to their JPay tablet accounts had most of social media rooting for the prisoners. Peter Wagner with the Prison Policy Institute said the Robin Hood-like response to the story was likely a reaction to the prices JPay and other companies charge for email. (AP Photo/Charlie Litchfield, File)
July 27, 2018 - 11:12 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials say it was "intentional exploitation," while some inmates' families described it as more of a "glitch." Either way, reports that 364 Idaho inmates had a quarter-million dollars in credits improperly applied to their JPay tablet accounts had many on social media rooting...
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In this photo provided by Loon LLC, a balloon launches from Loon's launch site Winnemucca, Nev. Loon, the internet-delivering-balloon unit of Google-parent Alphabet, is announcing its first commercial deal. The company says it will work with partner Telkom Kenya to deliver 4G/LTE cellular access to Kenya in 2019. (Loon LLC via AP)
July 19, 2018 - 3:34 pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — A Google-affiliated company has chosen Kenya as the home of its first announced commercial deal for delivering internet access to hard-to-reach areas using high-altitude balloons. Loon, which is linked to Google through parent company Alphabet Inc., says it will work...
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EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager holds a press conference on a Competition Case involving Google Android at the European Commission building, in Brussels on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. he European Union's antitrust chief has fined Google a record $5 billion for abusing the market dominance of its Android mobile phone operating system. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
July 18, 2018 - 9:15 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European regulators came down hard on another U.S. tech giant Wednesday, fining Google a record $5 billion for forcing cellphone makers that use the company's Android operating system to install Google search and browser apps. The European Union said Google's practices restrict...
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FILE - This Wednesday, April 26, 2017 file photo shows a Google icon on a mobile phone, in Philadelphia. European Union antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager is planning a statement on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 amid reports that her office will slap a record $5 billion fine on Google for abuse of its dominant position in the Android mobile phone operating systems. The decision was widely expected this week and financial media, including Bloomberg and the Financial Times, said the amount would total 4.3 billion euros. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 18, 2018 - 10:14 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the EU's fine against Google (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Analysts and tech companies are divided over the merits of the European Union's fine against Google for abusing the market dominance of its Android mobile operating system. The EU said Wednesday that Google...
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July 17, 2018 - 12:06 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is announcing several academic hires in artificial intelligence, including Carnegie Mellon researcher Jessica Hodgins, who's known for her work making animated figures move in more human-like ways. The hires raise a big question — why is Facebook interested in robots?...
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A man walks past the building of the Russian military intelligence service in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday scolded the Obama administration for not responding aggressively enough to Russian hacking of Democratic targets in the 2016 U.S. election — cyberattacks underpinning the indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officers. Trump's first response to special counsel Robert Mueller's initial charges against Russian government officials for interfering in American politics came in tweets the president posted while at his golf resort in Scotland, two days before a high-stakes summit in Finland with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
July 17, 2018 - 5:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Exactly seven months before the 2016 presidential election, Russian government hackers made it onto a Democratic committee's network. One of their carefully crafted fraudulent emails had hit pay dirt, enticing an employee to click a link and enter her password. That breach of the...
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