Technology

April 25, 2018 - 8:01 am
Americans appear to be heeding some expert advice for keeping their passwords and online accounts safe. A new poll by The Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 41 percent of Americans use unique passwords for most or all online services. Only a third of adults...
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Christopher Wylie, the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower, departs after meeting with House Judiciary Democrats, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 24, 2018 - 5:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats, frustrated by what they see as GOP inaction and with an eye on midterm elections, on Tuesday held the first of what they hope to be several interviews with witnesses who have not been interrogated in the Republican-led Russia investigations. Democrats on the House...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2016, file photo, the Yahoo logo appears on a smartphone in Frankfurt, Germany. The company formerly known as Yahoo is paying a $35 million fine to resolve federal regulators' charges that the online pioneer deceived investors by failing to disclose one of the biggest data breaches in internet history. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the action Tuesday, April 24, 2018, against the company, which is now called Altaba after its most valuable parts were sold to Verizon Communications for $4.48 billion last year.. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
April 24, 2018 - 4:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The company formerly known as Yahoo is paying a $35 million fine to resolve federal regulators' charges that the online pioneer deceived investors by failing to disclose one of the biggest data breaches in internet history. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the...
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April 24, 2018 - 4:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to lead the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command. On a voice vote, the Senate approved Paul Nakasone for one of the nation's top intelligence posts. They also approved his military promotion to general...
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Employees of Amazon protest in front of German publisher Axel Springer's headquarters, where CEO Jeff Bezos is to be presented with an award for his "visionary entrepreneurship" in online business and digitalization strategy at the Washington Post, in Berlin, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. The new leader of one of Germany's governing parties says she plans to join a protest against working conditions at Amazon during a visit by company CEO Jeff Bezos to Berlin. Andrea Nahles, the chairwoman of the center-left Social Democrats, argued that Amazon's tax practices and working conditions aren't worthy of a prize. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
April 24, 2018 - 2:35 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The new leader of one of Germany's governing parties said she supports a protest against working conditions at Amazon during CEO Jeff Bezos' visit to Berlin on Tuesday. Andrea Nahles, the chairwoman of the center-left Social Democrats, said she would take part in the demonstration...
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April 24, 2018 - 12:10 pm
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A regional planning committee has refused to sign off on a proposed solar project in Rutland amid concerns over its visual impact on a neighboring home. The Rutland Herald reports the commission refused to endorse one of the three 500-kilowatt projects proposed near Thomas Dairy...
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April 24, 2018 - 11:39 am
LONDON (AP) — Ireland says it will begin collecting more than 13 billion euros ($15.9 billion) of back taxes from Apple, 19 months after the European Commission ruled that a tax deal with the tech giant amounted to illegal state aid. The Commission ordered Ireland to collect back taxes for the...
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FILE- In this Jan. 13, 2016, file photo, Icons for Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest are displayed on a window in New York. A new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research says 12 percent of Americans use Facebook “almost constantly,” while 34 percent use it several times a day. About 15 percent use it once a day, and only 9 percent of Americans don’t use Facebook. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 24, 2018 - 11:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly half of Americans who use the internet say they use Facebook at least several times a day, with Facebook-owned Instagram coming in No. 2 among social media sites. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 12 percent of Americans...
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This image made from a video provided by CBS News/60 Minutes shows Cambridge University researcher Aleksandr Kogan during an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes." Kogan, the academic at the center of the Facebook data-misuse scandal, apologized during the interview which aired on Sunday, April 22, 2018. (CBS News/60 Minutes via AP)
April 24, 2018 - 10:50 am
LONDON (AP) — A Cambridge University academic says the suspended CEO of Cambridge Analytica, the election consultancy at the heart of the Facebook privacy scandal, lied to British lawmakers investigating fake news. Academic Aleksandr Kogan's company, Global Science Research, developed a Facebook...
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April 24, 2018 - 10:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has upheld a challenged practice that is used to invalidate patents without the involvement of federal courts. The justices on Tuesday rejected a bid to strike down a process established by Congress in 2011 to speed up patent reviews. The justices voted 7-2 in...
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