Communication technology

FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook is pushing back against a media report that says the social media network gave device makers extensive access to data from its users and their friends. The New York Times said that Facebook struck data-sharing deals with at least 60 device makers, including Apple and Amazon. The partnerships raised concerns about privacy protections, the article said. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
June 04, 2018 - 6:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is at the center of another privacy furor, this one over its sharing of user data with device makers such as Apple, Amazon, Samsung and others over the past decade The social network acknowledges the data sharing deals, which it says it's — according to a New York Times...
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June 03, 2018 - 12:37 pm
HERMINIE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities allege that a 9-year-old girl used a cellphone app to transit a bomb threat to a Pennsylvania elementary school last month. State police in Westmoreland County said the May 26 threat against Yough's H.W. Good Elementary School was made through a popular gaming site...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt listen to questions as he testifies before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pruitt demanded and received unprecedented around-the-clock armed security protection on his very first day at the agency. EPA’s internal watchdog disclosed new details on Monday about the pricey security arrangements taken to protect Pruitt in letters sent to two Democratic senators. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 15, 2018 - 6:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general is opening an investigation into Administrator Scott Pruitt's use of multiple email accounts. Inspector General Arthur Elkins said in a letter released Tuesday that his office will review the matter, the latest in a series of...
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May 14, 2018 - 8:33 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's cybersecurity agency says German and Belgian researchers have found a way to outwit two widely used forms of email encryption. IT security experts at the universities of Muenster, Bochum and Leuven were able to trick computers into covertly forwarding them the decrypted...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2012, file photo, a salesperson stands at counters selling mobile phones produced by ZTE Corp. at an appliance store in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. President Donald Trump said Sunday, May 13, 2018, that he would help a Chinese telecommunications company get "back into business," saying too many jobs in China are stake after the U.S. government cut off access to its American suppliers. At issue is the Commerce Department’s move last month to block the ZTE Corp., a major supplier of telecoms networks and smartphones based in southern China, from importing American components for seven years. (Chinatopix Via AP, File)
May 14, 2018 - 5:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprising overture to China, President Donald Trump says he would help a Chinese telecommunications company get "back into business," saying too many jobs in China are at stake after the U.S. government cut off access to its American suppliers. At issue is the Commerce...
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks about gmail features at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif., Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 08, 2018 - 3:06 pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Google's at its annual developers conference (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Some of the features Google is announcing at its annual developers conference won't be coming to Samsung phones. Google and Samsung have increasingly become competitors as Samsung...
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Developer Jesus Suarez wears Google Glass glasses while looking at his phone before the start of the keynote address at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif., Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 08, 2018 - 1:59 pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is again putting artificial intelligence in the spotlight at its annual developers conference Tuesday. The company opened its I/O event with literal bells and whistles at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California — showing off what it's like to...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile device in Philadelphia. The news that Facebook's Android app has been collecting call and text histories is yet another black eye for the social media giant. The social network acknowledged on Sunday, March 25, 2018, that it began uploading call and text logs from phones running Google's Android system in 2015 - first via its Messenger app and later through an option in Facebook Lite, a stripped-down version of its main app. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
March 27, 2018 - 10:32 am
The news that Facebook's Android app has been collecting call and text histories is yet another black eye for the social media giant. But just why was Facebook able to siphon off records of who its users were contacting — and when — in the first place? The short answer: Because Google let it. The...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2015, file photo, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Robert Goodlatte, R-Va., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Goodlatte is subpoenaing the Justice Department as part of the panel’s ongoing probe into Democrat Hillary Clinton. Goodlatte has demanded more than a million documents from the department as it examines Justice’s 2016 investigation into Clinton’s private email server. He is also demanding documents related to the firing of former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
March 22, 2018 - 7:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is subpoenaing documents from the Justice Department as part of the panel's probe into Democrat Hillary Clinton. Rep. Robert Goodlatte of Virginia has demanded more than a million documents as it examines the agency's 2016...
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Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith, left, leaves the Supreme Court, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Washington. The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a dispute between the Trump administration and Microsoft Corp. over a warrant for emails that were sought as part of a drug trafficking investigation.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 27, 2018 - 2:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday explored what happens when a decades-old law meets 21st century technology. The justices heard arguments in a dispute between the Trump administration and Microsoft Corp. over a warrant for emails stored in the internet cloud outside the United States...
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