Technology issues

September 18, 2019 - 5:51 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be in Washington Thursday to meet with lawmakers and talk about internet regulation. The company said the meetings are not public and it did not give details on whom Zuckerberg is meeting with and what, exactly, he'll discuss. Facebook is under...
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., leads his panel to approve guidelines for impeachment investigation hearings on President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 13, 2019 - 4:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers investigating the market dominance of Big Tech on Friday asked Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple for a broad range of documents, marking a step forward in Congress' bipartisan probe of the companies. Letters went out to the four companies from the leaders of the House...
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FILE - This Jan. 28, 2015, file photo, shows the Federal Trade Commission building in Washington. Google's video site YouTube has been fined $170 million to settle allegations it collected children's personal data without their parents' consent. The Federal Trade Commission fined Google $136 million and the company will pay an additional $34 million to New York state to resolve similar allegations. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
September 04, 2019 - 9:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. fine against YouTube (all times local): 10:35 a.m. Child advocacy groups that helped spark a government investigation of YouTube say the outcome doesn't do enough to protect children. YouTube owner Google will pay the Federal Trade Commission $136 million and...
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David L. Anderson, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, left, gestures next to John F. Bennett, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, as they speak at a news conference to announce charges against Anthony Levandowski at a federal courthouse in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. Levandowski, a former Google engineer, was charged Tuesday with stealing closely guarded secrets that he later sold to Uber as the ride-hailing service scrambled to catch up in the high-stakes race to build robotic vehicles. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 27, 2019 - 5:27 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A former Google engineer was charged Tuesday with stealing self-driving car technology from the company shortly before he joined Uber's efforts to catch up in the high-stakes race to build robotic vehicles. The indictment filed by the U.S. attorney's office in San Jose,...
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August 21, 2019 - 7:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's federal prosecutor has charged a Russian citizen for crimes against the foreign trade law because he allegedly exported technology and chemicals to Russia that fall under an embargo. Prosecutors in Karlsruhe said Wednesday that Vladimir D., whose full name and age were not...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2019, file photo, the social media application, Facebook is displayed on Apple's App Store. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets users block the social network from gathering information about them on outside websites and apps. Facebook said Tuesday, Aug. 20, that it is adding a place where users can see the activity that Facebook tracks outside its service. If they want, they can turn it off. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)
August 20, 2019 - 1:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet — or at least on Facebook. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you limit what the social network can gather about you on outside websites and apps. The company said Tuesday that it is...
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August 15, 2019 - 6:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Aug. 14 about Facebook paying contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its Messenger service, The Associated Press reported that Irish data protection regulators said they'd also had "ongoing engagement with Google, Apple and Microsoft" over the issue but didn'...
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2018, file photo people walk by a building in New York. You carry your smartphone everywhere. But the way you use it could leave you vulnerable to specific forms of identity theft, including robocall scams and hackers looking to hijack your phone number. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 13, 2019 - 10:05 am
Your smartphone is your confidante, your hand-held connection to the world — and one of your biggest vulnerabilities. Scammers can take advantage of day-to-day tasks that seem innocuous, like checking a bank balance or charging a phone at a public USB port, to exploit personal information for their...
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August 08, 2019 - 4:01 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The FBI is looking for outside contractors to monitor social media for potential threats, setting up a possible conflict with Facebook and other companies over privacy. Last month, the FBI said it is soliciting proposals for a social media "early alerting tool" in order to...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo, a person walks past a Google sign in San Francisco. A federal appeals court has rejected a settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging that Google spied on users' online activity using tracking "cookies," even when privacy settings were set to prevent the snooping. A three-judge panel ruled Tuesday, Aug. 6, that a Delaware judge erred in approving the settlement in 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
August 06, 2019 - 4:16 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging that Google spied on users' online activity using tracking "cookies," even when privacy settings were set to prevent the snooping. A three-judge panel ruled Tuesday that a Delaware judge erred in...
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