Technology

September 22, 2017 - 5:08 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Three former executives with Swedish telecoms company Telia were charged on Friday with corruption involving contracts in Uzbekistan, Sweden's prosecution authority said. The defendants include Lars Nyberg, who was CEO of the company then known as TeliaSonera for six...
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September 22, 2017 - 12:00 am
Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking Facebook to release Russia ads, beef up election 'integrity' The Latest: Warner eyes social-media political-ad regulation Facebook nixes plan for new stock class ahead of court fight In new setback, Uber to lose license to work in London...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2016 event on the eve of this week's Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain. On Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, Zuckerberg said that Facebook will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators. The move comes as the company has faced growing pressure from members of Congress to release the content of the ads. Facebook had already released the ads to federal authorities investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
September 21, 2017 - 7:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is slowly acknowledging the outsized — if unintended — role it played in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. Bowing to pressure from lawmakers and the public, the company said it will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 13, 2017, file photo, Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., asks questions during a committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Warner is writing a bill that would require social media companies to disclose who funded political ads, similar to television broadcasters. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, that the company would require similar disclosures. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
September 21, 2017 - 6:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Facebook and the Russia investigation (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence panel says he is pleased with Facebook's announcement that the company is going to provide Congress with thousands of ads bought by Russians and increase...
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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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FILE - In this June 21, 2017 file photo, special counsel Robert Mueller departs after a closed-door meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee about Russian meddling in the election and possible connection to the Trump campaign, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mueller's team of investigators is seeking information from the White House related to Michael Flynn's stint as national security adviser and about the response to a meeting with a Russian lawyer that was attended by President Donald Trump’s oldest son, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 21, 2017 - 1:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators is seeking information from the White House related to Michael Flynn's stint as national security adviser and about the response to a meeting with a Russian lawyer that was attended by President Donald Trump's oldest son, The...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, a loading station for Mercedes electric cars at the IAA Car Show in Frankfurt, Germany. Germany's Daimler AG announced Thursday Sept. 21, 2017, says its Mercedes-Benz luxury car division will invest US dlrs 1 billion to set up electric vehicle production at its Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant, also building a new battery plant, adding 600 new jobs in the region. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, FILE)
September 21, 2017 - 1:45 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Carmaker Mercedes-Benz announced Thursday that it will invest $1 billion to set up electric vehicle production at its Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant and to build a battery factory nearby, moves it said would create 600 new jobs. The luxury division of Germany's Daimler AG said...
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September 21, 2017 - 12:44 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Inc. is denying claims that it threatened to fire pro-union workers at its Fremont, California, factory and tried to prevent them from passing out union literature. The National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against Tesla earlier this month, citing multiple incidents...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, photo, automated teller machines are lined up during the manufacturing process at Diebold Nixdorf in Greensboro, N.C. With the exception of the vending machine, no piece of technology has done more to create the culture of "self-service" than the ATM. 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the ATM. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
September 21, 2017 - 11:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An automated teller machine. The cash machine. In Britain, a cashpoint. ATMs, known for spitting out $20 bills (and imposing fees if you pick the wrong one), turn 50 years old this year. They're ubiquitous — and possibly still a necessity, despite the big changes in how people pay...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2015, file photo, Rhiannon Leonard interviews her boss, Gary Himes in Weverton, Md., for StoryCorps' Great Thanksgiving Listen oral history project. The Great Thanksgiving Listen will be held for a third year in 2017. The event calls for high school students to record a conversation with an elder over the holiday weekend using the StoryCorps app. (AP Photo/David Dishneau, File)
September 21, 2017 - 10:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — StoryCorps is hoping people give their social media apps a break for a few minutes this Thanksgiving and instead use one designed for listening. The nonprofit oral history project on Thursday announced the 2017 edition of its Great Thanksgiving Listen, which calls for high school...
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