Computing and information technology

September 25, 2017 - 1:05 pm
FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks are opening modestly lower NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are down today after losses for technology companies overshadowed gains for energy producers and elsewhere. At 12:54 p.m. Eastern time, the Standard & Poor's 500 fell 8 points, to 2,494. The Dow Jones...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2017, file photo, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Kushner, occasionally used his personal email account to communicate with colleagues in the White House, his lawyer said Sunday, Sept. 24. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
September 25, 2017 - 1:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, used his personal email account on dozens of occasions to communicate with colleagues in the White House, his lawyer said Sunday. Between January and August, Kushner either received or responded to fewer than 100 emails from...
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FILE - This July 21, 2012, file photo shows Equifax Inc., offices in Atlanta. Prospects are good for a public shaming, but it’s unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans in the Equifax data breach. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
September 22, 2017 - 11:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it's unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans. Since early this year, President Donald Trump and the...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2008 file photo, national flags representing the United States, Canada, and Mexico fly in the breeze in New Orleans where leaders of the North American Free Trade Agreement met. Mexico, the United States and Canada have begun a second round of talks Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, on re-negotiating the NAFTA, in Mexico City. The first round of talks took place in Washington in mid-August. (AP Photo/Judi Bottoni, File)
September 22, 2017 - 12:04 am
TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian looking for a high-end men's shoe from can buy it from a major online retailer in the U.S. or get it for 25 percent less at the bustling Eaton Centre mall in downtown Toronto. But that price advantage could end, potentially devastating Canadian retailers, if the U.S. gets...
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September 21, 2017 - 6:20 pm
Security researchers say hackers compromised popular computer-cleaning software as part of a sophisticated attack that targeted several high-profile technology companies. The company that sells CCleaner software, Prague-based Avast Software, says the attack affected more than 2 million computers in...
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In this Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 photo, the Apple TV is displayed, in New York. The new Apple TV streaming device heralds the onset of ultra high-definition 4K video for the mass audience. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 21, 2017 - 7:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It might seem odd to review the new Apple TV streaming device — one specifically designed to display super-sharp video known as 4K — without actually owning a 4K TV. But in a way, that's the point. Most people still don't have 4K TVs, so the new Apple TV model doesn't offer them...
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Stuart Davis, a director at one of FireEye's subsidiaries speaks to journalists about the techniques of Iranian hacking, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A new report by FireEye, a cybersecurity firm, warned that a suspected group of hackers in Iran are targeting the aviation and petrochemical industries in Saudi Arabia, the U.S. and South Korea. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
September 20, 2017 - 3:42 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A group of hackers suspected of working in Iran for its government is targeting the aviation and petrochemical industries in Saudi Arabia, the U.S. and South Korea, a cybersecurity firm warned Wednesday. The report by FireEye also said the suspected Iranian...
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This Saturday, July 21, 2012, photo shows the corporate headquarters of Equifax Inc. in Atlanta. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pressing credit monitoring companies TransUnion and Experian to explain what cybersecurity they have in place to protect sensitive consumer information following a breach at Equifax, discovered by the company in July 2017, that exposed the data of 143 million Americans. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
September 19, 2017 - 4:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Equifax, under pressure from a massive data breach, says it had a separate incident earlier this year. That may mean even more scrutiny as the company deals with the aftermath of a security failure that exposed the information of 143 million Americans. Meanwhile, the Massachusetts...
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In this Sept. 15, 2017, photo, the iOS 11 control center is displayed on the iPhone 8 Plus in New York. The control center offers easy access to the flashlight and other tools with a swipe up from the bottom. It got separated into multiple pages last year to increase the options available, but the extra swipes got annoying. With iOS 11, it’s back to a single page. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 19, 2017 - 3:34 pm
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — Holding off on upgrading your trusty old iPhone? You won't need a spiffy iPhone 8 in order to get new maps, photos and other features with a free software update Apple began rolling out Tuesday. The iOS 11 update brings a variety of enhancements, including a new voice and...
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September 19, 2017 - 5:54 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pressing two credit monitoring companies to explain what cybersecurity they have in place to protect sensitive consumer information following a recent breach at Equifax that exposed the data of 143 million Americans. In letters to...
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