Technology

November 17, 2017 - 12:00 am
UN panel agrees to move ahead with debate on 'killer robots' Tesla wants to electrify big trucks, adding to its ambitions VW to spend $40B on electric cars, technology through 2022 Phone companies get new tools to block spam calls FCC relaxes limits on owning newspapers, TV stations Federal "...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, in Washington. Experts in artificial intelligence are sounding alarms about Trump’s “extreme vetting” initiative that proposes using technology to scan social media and automatically make assessments about which foreigners should be allowed to stay in the United States. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
November 16, 2017 - 8:22 pm
Leading researchers castigated a federal plan that would use artificial intelligence methods to scrutinize immigrants and visa applicants, saying it is unworkable as written and likely to be "inaccurate and biased" if deployed. The experts, a group of more than 50 computer and data scientists,...
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FILE - This June 19, 2015, file photo, shows the Federal Communications Commission building in Washington. On Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, the FCC voted to loosen rules meant to support independent local media. The newspaper and broadcasting industries say they need the changes to deal with growing competition from the web and cable companies. Critics say dumping these rules, by encouraging consolidation, hurts media diversity. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
November 16, 2017 - 3:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators have weakened rules meant to support independent local media. Now, one company can own newspapers and broadcast stations in one market, undoing a ban in place since 1975. Thursday's decision by the Federal Communications Commission also makes it easier for one...
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November 16, 2017 - 2:01 pm
WAKEFIELD, Neb. (AP) — Utility officials say a new wind farm being built in northeastern Nebraska will provide 200 megawatts of power to a planned Facebook data center. The Rattlesnake Creek Wind Project will be built between the towns of Allen, Emerson and Wakefield, the Sioux City Journal...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, file photo, Jen Vargas looks at a call log displayed via an AT&T app on her cellphone at her home in Orlando, Fla. The app helps locate and block fraudulent calls although some robocalls still get through. On Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission adopted new rules giving phone companies greater authority to block automated messages known as robocalls from reaching customers. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
November 16, 2017 - 12:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Phone companies will have greater authority to block unwanted calls from reaching customers as regulators adopted new rules to combat automated messages known as robocalls. Rules adopted Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission represent the latest tools against robocalls,...
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November 16, 2017 - 11:22 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A European court has ordered Greece to pay damages to relatives of a Vodafone telecoms executive who was found dead on the eve of the government's discovery of a major illegal wiretapping operation that had targeted the country's political and military leadership. In a...
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November 16, 2017 - 5:04 am
LONDON (AP) — Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kasperksy Lab is releasing new details about how its software uploaded classified U.S. documents several years ago. The incident is at the center of a controversy over whether the company's popular anti-virus really works as described. Previous reports...
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FILE - This Wednesday, May 9, 2012, file photo, shows an exterior view of Cisco Systems Inc. headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif. Cisco Systems Inc. reports earnings Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
November 15, 2017 - 7:14 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Shares of Cisco Systems Inc. rose in after-hours trading Wednesday after the internet gear maker reported better-than-expected earnings and forecast revenue growth after two years of decline. The San Jose, California-based company reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $2...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 13, 2017, file photo, a self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EV that is in General Motors Co.'s autonomous vehicle development program appears on display at GM's Orion Assembly in Lake Orion, Mich. California regulators are embracing a General Motors recommendation that would help makers of self-driving cars avoid paying for accidents and other trouble, raising concerns that the proposal will put an unfair burden on vehicle owners. (Jose Juarez/Detroit News via AP, File)
November 15, 2017 - 5:36 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators are embracing a General Motors recommendation that would help makers of self-driving cars avoid paying for accidents and other trouble, raising concerns that the proposal will put an unfair burden on vehicle owners. If adopted, the regulations drafted by...
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November 15, 2017 - 4:02 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — An Illinois man who federal prosecutors say worked as a spokesman for a "darknet" marketplace for illicit internet commerce has been charged in Atlanta. Authorities have said AlphaBay was the internet's largest darknet site — trading in illegal drugs, firearms and counterfeit goods,...
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