Technology

August 21, 2017 - 4:30 am
LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors have promised to vigorously prosecute hate crimes committed on social media. The new guidelines issued Monday outline a tough stance on cyber hate attacks on the basis of race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity. Alison Saunders, the...
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Office workers put up a new sign in support of pop singer Taylor Swift at the end of the civil trial involving the pop singer in a case in federal court Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 18, 2017 - 3:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift had a "blank space, baby" across social media Friday — and Swifties went wild. There was no immediate word from the Swift camp on what happened, but the "Blank Space" pop star is known for promotional trickery on her social streams ahead of major music drops. In...
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August 17, 2017 - 1:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It took bloodshed in Charlottesville to get tech companies to do what civil rights groups have been calling for for years: take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate and violence. In the wake of the deadly clash at a white-nationalist rally last weekend in Virginia,...
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In this image made from video provided by NASA, Russian cosmonaut Sergei Ryazansky holds a mini satellite before launching it by hand from the International Space Station on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. (NASA via AP)
August 17, 2017 - 11:57 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking cosmonauts have set free the world's first satellite made with a 3-D printer. Russians Fyodor Yurchikhin (FYOH-dor YOUR-cheek-in) and Sergey Ryazanskiy (SIR-gay RIH-zan-skee) ventured outside the International Space Station on Thursday. They promptly...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 22, 2017, file photo, Ford Motor Co. CEO Jim Hackett speaks after being introduced as the automaker's new chief executive in Dearborn, Mich. Hackett says the company isn’t taking its eyes off the present as it prepares for transportation in the future. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
August 17, 2017 - 7:08 am
DETROIT (AP) — The new CEO of Ford Motor Co. says the company isn't taking its eyes off the present as it prepares for transportation in the future. Jim Hackett, who replaced Mark Fields in May, says new mobility projects such as buying a shuttle company and the purchase of an artificial...
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FILE - In this May 27, 2010 file photo, a worker looks out through the logo at the entrance of the Foxconn complex in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. The Wisconsin Assembly plans to approve a $3 billion tax break bill for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group to build a new display panel factory in the state. The incentive package up for a vote Thursday, Aug. 16, 2017, would be the largest in state history and the biggest to a foreign company in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
August 17, 2017 - 6:59 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly planned to approve a $3 billion tax break Thursday for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group to build a massive display panel factory in the state, a project President Donald Trump touted as a transformational win for the U.S. economy. Democratic critics...
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August 16, 2017 - 9:39 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hyundai Motor says its new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will travel more than 580 kilometers (360 miles) between fill-ups. The South Korean company said Thursday its second-generation fuel-cell SUV will be launched early next year. If delivered as promised, Hyundai's...
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August 16, 2017 - 2:35 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Protests planned at Google offices around the country over the firing of an employee who questioned company diversity efforts have been postponed. A statement on the "March on Google" website says Saturday's protests were being canceled because of threats from what it called "Alt...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2015, file photo, Muslim comedian Dean Obeidallah speaks at a news conference in New York. Obeidallah, a Muslim-American radio host, is accusing Andrew Anglin, the publisher of a notorious neo-Nazi website, of defaming him by falsely labeling him the “mastermind” of a deadly concert bombing in England, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
August 16, 2017 - 1:32 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Muslim-American radio host is accusing the publisher of a notorious neo-Nazi website of defaming him by falsely labeling him the "mastermind" of a deadly concert bombing in England, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. SiriusXM Radio show host Dean Obeidallah...
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August 16, 2017 - 1:28 pm
LONDON (AP) — Officials at the Scottish Parliament say the legislature's IT systems are under sustained cyberattack but have not been breached. Parliament chief executive Paul Grice said Wednesday that the system was under "brute force cyberattack," with hackers making repeated attempts to crack...
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