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TikTok scrambles to remove suicide video clips, ban users

LONDON (AP) — TikTok says it's working to remove videos of a man apparently taking his own life and banning users that keep trying...

Pakistan warns TikTok video service, blocks Bigo Live app

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan...

EU regulators wrangle over Twitter data privacy penalty

LONDON (AP) — European...

Swiss team claims 1st jump, free fall from solar plane

BERLIN (AP) — A...

‘Telegram revolution’: App helps drive Belarus protests

MOSCOW (AP) — Every...

Zoom glitches, briefly grinding US schools to a halt

NEW YORK (AP) —...

Facebook launches its new TikTok clone, Instagram Reels

Facebook's Instagram is officially...

Hacked software provider won’t say if ransomware involved

DALLAS (AP) — A day after informing customers that it had been hacked by an unknown intruder, a major U.S. provider of software services...

Q&A: What does banning TikTok and WeChat mean for users?

The U.S. government is cracking down on the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat, starting by barring them from app stores on Sunday. ...

Technology infuses ancient hajj rites tailored for pandemic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates...

Wirecard headquarters raided in probe of accounting scandal

BERLIN (AP) — Investigators...

US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores, threatens shutdowns

The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will bar the apps...

As Trump holds back, tech firms step in on election security

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Schiff was in the audience at the 2018 Aspen Security Forum when a Microsoft executive mentioned an attempted hacking of...

Russia is hacking virus vaccine trials, US, UK, Canada say

WASHINGTON (AP) — Western...

Judge OKs $60M settlement over Tesla buyout of SolarCity

DOVER, Del. (AP) —...

The Latest: Zuckerberg questioned on viral misinformation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Elon Musk wants YOU to build a brain-computer interface

Elon Musk isn't content...

Facebook blocks group that discusses Thai monarchy

BANGKOK (AP) — Facebook...

Ethiopia enters 3rd week of internet shutdown after unrest

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Ethiopia...

EU heavyweights seek strict rules for digital currencies

BERLIN (AP) — Finance ministers from five of Europe's biggest economies called Friday for the European Union to produce strict rules for new, private...

German police raid 50 homes in child porn investigation

BERLIN (AP) — A...

Tesla targeted in failed ransomware extortion scheme

BOSTON (AP) — In...

FBI raids California home of YouTube star Jake Paul

LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

LA’s newest firefighter, a robot, can go where humans can’t

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Fire Department introduced its newest firefighter Tuesday, a chunky, low-slung little gadget on wheels that despite its...

Spotlight on 4 Big Tech CEOs testifying in competition probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — They...

Samsung touts $2,000 foldable phone as a ‘VIP’ experience

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP)...

Turkish parliament to vote on controversial social media law

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish...

Demand for robot cooks rises as kitchens combat COVID-19

HAYWARD, California (AP) —...

Software provider to state and local governments hacked

DALLAS (AP) — A major provider of software services to state, county and local governments, including the online publishing of election results, told customers...

FBI investigating COVID-19 data breach in South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP)...

US officials: Russia behind spread of virus disinformation

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S....

Computer scientist, pixel inventor Russell Kirsch dead at 91

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) —...

Some Californians didn’t get evacuation alerts in wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

Virtual school: Teachers want to improve but training varies

After a rocky transition...

Online bans fail to silence US extremists drawn to protests

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — After Wisconsin protests over Jacob Blake's shooting by police turned deadly last week, a member of an anti-government extremist...

Source: Oracle wins TikTok over Microsoft in Trump-urged bid

The owner of TikTok has chosen Oracle over Microsoft as the American tech partner that could help keep the popular video-sharing app running in...

Pandemic delays Yahoo Japan, Line merger past October

TOKYO (AP) — Online...

Apple debuts discount watch, but no new iPhones … yet

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple introduced a cheaper version of its smartwatch, its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its trend-setting products...

European police crack encrypted phones, arrest hundreds

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP)...

Appeals court gives reprieve to Uber, Lyft in California

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) —...

Amazon to hire 100,000 to keep up with online shopping surge

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon will hire another 100,000 people to keep up with a surge of online orders. ...

Verizon to buy prepaid phone seller Tracfone for up to $6.9B

Verizon, the country's largest phone company, is buying prepaid phone seller Tracfone for up to $6.9 billion, expanding its low-income customer business. ...

Swiss official airs concerns about data privacy in US

GENEVA (AP) — A Swiss federal commissioner announced Tuesday that a U.S.-Swiss program aimed to protect personal information exchanged between the two countries doesn't...

Slack files anti-competitive complaint vs. Microsoft in EU

Workplace chatting service Slack...

More fragments from 1952 crash in Alaska found in glacier

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska...

US sanctions on Huawei hit chip supply and growth, exec says

HONG KONG (AP) — A Huawei executive says that recent U.S. sanctions against the company have caused a shortage of computer chips for the...

Officials squash rumors of far right, far left setting fires

SEATTLE (AP) — Raging wildfires in the Pacific Northwest have fueled a barrage of false information this week as unsubstantiated social media posts blamed...

Hacked software provider acknowledges ransomware attack

DALLAS (AP) — A major U.S. provider of software services to state and local governments acknowledged Friday that it was hit by a ransomware...

Trade, technology and security at risk in US-China feud

BEIJING (AP) — They...

Andrew Yang takes lead in California data privacy measure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Fitbits on our wrists collect our health and fitness data; Apple promises privacy but lots of iPhone apps can...

Trump wants #SCOTUS OK to block critics on @realdonaldtrump

President Donald Trump is...

Facebook threatens to block news distribution in Australia

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

German privacy watchdog fines H&M $41M for spying on workers

BERLIN (AP) — A German privacy watchdog said Thursday that it is fining clothing retailer H&M 35.3 million euros ($41 million) after the company...

Australian watchdog accuses Google of privacy breaches

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) —...

China celebrates completion of rival sat navigation system

BEIJING (AP) — China...

MTA asks Apple’s help to solve iPhone mask issues

NEW YORK (AP) —...

UK allows e-scooter rentals to aid transport in pandemic

LONDON (AP) — Britain...

Walmart joins Microsoft in bid for video app TikTok

Walmart is the latest...

Microsoft resolves major Monday outage after five hours

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft took five hours to resolve a major outage of its workplace applications on Monday, but has not clarified what...

Hacked hospital chain says all 250 US facilities affected

The hospital chain Universal Health Services said Thursday that computer services at all 250 of its U.S. facilities were hobbled in last weekend's malware...

Influencer culture skewered in Gia Coppola film at Venice

VENICE (AP) — Coronavirus lockdowns have kept most U.S. filmmakers and actors away from the Venice Film Festival, but Gia Coppola and Maya Hawke...

Holocaust survivors urge Facebook to remove denial posts

BERLIN (AP) — Holocaust...

UN reports sharp increase in cybercrime during pandemic

UNITED NATIONS (AP) —...

Insider Q&A: Basecamp CTO David Heinemeier Hansson

David Heinemeier Hansson has...

CDC has not reduced the death count related to COVID-19

The U.S. Centers for...

Zero G: Some German mobile users still waiting for a signal

HARNEKOP, Germany (AP) —...

Five things to know about the Big Tech antitrust report

After years of calling Big Tech too big, Democratic lawmakers are calling for Congress to rein in Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple by...

Twitter and Facebook become targets in Trump and Biden ads

CHICAGO (AP) — Social...

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