Technology

June 07, 2018 - 2:53 pm
Federal investigators say a Tesla SUV using the company's semi-autonomous driving system accelerated just before crashing into a California freeway barrier, killing its driver. The National Transportation Safety Board also says crash data shows the SUV did not brake or steer away from the barrier...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2009, file photo, a sign on a building is shown at Google Inc. campus in Kirkland, Wash. Google has stopped accepting political ads in Washington on the same day changes to the state's campaign-finance reporting requirements and enforcement procedures take effect. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
June 07, 2018 - 2:17 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Google stopped accepting political ads in Washington state Thursday, the same day changes to the state's campaign-finance reporting requirements and enforcement procedures took effect. The company took action days after state Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued the company, along with...
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FILE - In this May 6, 2018, file photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, a Hawaii Volcano Observatory (HVO) geologist collects samples of spatter for laboratory analysis in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii. Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is spewing bright-orange lava miles into the air and disrupting life in paradise. It also has scientists wide-eyed, eager to advance what's known about volcanoes. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP, File)
June 07, 2018 - 12:27 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's Kilauea volcano may be disrupting life in paradise with its bursts of ash and bright-orange lava, but it also has scientists wide-eyed, eager to advance what's known about volcanoes. The good news is: Volcanoes reveal secrets when they're rumbling, which means Kilauea is...
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FILE- In this Feb. 26, 2014, file photo, a sign for the ZTE booth is seen at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show in Barcelona, Spain. The United States has reached a deal with the Chinese telecommunications giant that includes a $1 billion fine, according to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Ross, speaking on CNBC on Thursday, June 7, 2018 said that a compliance team picked by the U.S. will be embedded at ZTE. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
June 07, 2018 - 11:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China have reached a deal that allows the Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp. to stay in business in exchange for paying an additional $1 billion in fines and agreeing to let U.S. regulators monitor its operations. The fine comes on top of $892 million...
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FILE- In this April 10, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pauses while testifying before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election. Chinese phone maker Huawei said Wednesday, June 6, that it has never collected or stored Facebook user data, after the social media giant acknowledged it shared such data with Huawei and other manufacturers. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 07, 2018 - 12:42 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said on Thursday he would welcome Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg testifying to an Australian parliamentary committee on the social media giant's sharing of data with Chinese phone maker Huawei. Leaders of Australia's...
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FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo the logo for Alphabet appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Google parent Alphabet Inc. has rejected several shareholder proposals aimed at linked executive pay to diversity goals, being more open about its lobbying expenses, narrowing the gender pay gap, and weakening the grip founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have on company voting stock. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 06, 2018 - 6:49 pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Shareholders of Google parent Alphabet Inc. on Wednesday rejected several proposals aimed at linking executive pay to diversity goals, being more open about lobbying, narrowing the gender-pay gap, and weakening the grip founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have on...
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FILE- In this April 18, 2018, file photo, a graphic from the Cambridge Analytica website is displayed on a computer screen in New York. On Wednesday, June 6, Cambridge Analytica's ex-CEO Alexander Nix, clashed with British lawmakers as he denied his firm was unethical. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 06, 2018 - 3:12 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Facebook's privacy scandal (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Heated exchanges have dominated testimony in Britain by the former CEO of Cambridge Analytica. Alexander Nix vigorously defended himself Wednesday amid allegations the political consulting firm scraped Facebook data...
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FILE- This March 28, 2018, file photo shows the Facebook logo at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook says it will fund exclusive news shows created for its Watch video section by publishers such as ABC, CNN and Mic. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
June 06, 2018 - 10:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says it will fund original news shows created by such news organizations as ABC, CNN and Mic. The move comes as Facebook plans to kill off its "trending" news section to make way for what it considers "trustworthy" and "informative" news. Despite efforts to clamp down, the...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg departs after testifying before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election and data privacy. The New York Times says Facebook has acknowledged it shared user data with several Chinese handset manufacturers, including Huawei, a company flagged by U.S. intelligence officials as a national security threat. The report says Facebook said Tuesday, June 5, the handset makers including Huawei, Lenovo, Oppo and TCL were among 60 it had shared data with as early as 2007. Facebook told the newspaper it planned to wind down the Huawei deal this week. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 06, 2018 - 7:26 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese mobile phone maker Huawei said Wednesday it has never collected or stored Facebook user data, after the social media giant acknowledged it shared such data with Huawei and other manufacturers. Huawei, a company flagged by U.S. intelligence officials as a national security...
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June 06, 2018 - 6:36 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A case involving the British data firm Cambridge Analytica is before a county judge in the U.S. state of Mississippi, where representatives of a British insurance company and the University of Mississippi have testified under oath that no private data of British citizens was...
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