Technology

February 08, 2018 - 12:00 am
Twitter makes money for first time ever, but problems remain Kale to go: Amazon to roll out delivery at Whole Foods Internet pioneer, songwriter John Perry Barlow dies at 70 Ex-Uber CEO weaves tale of Google betrayal in legal battle Report: Social media surveillance unfairly targeted Muslims The...
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The Los Angeles Times building is seen in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, a biotech billionaire, struck a $500 million deal Wednesday to buy the Los Angeles Times, ending the paper's quarrelsome relationship with its Chicago-based corporate overseers and bringing it under local ownership for the first time in 18 years. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
February 07, 2018 - 8:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The struggling Los Angeles Times found a local savior in a biotech billionaire willing to buy the storied newspaper from a corporation half a continent away, but the change of ownership brings its own set of questions and uncertainty. Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong agreed to pay $500...
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Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, left, goes through a security line upon entering a federal courthouse on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in San Francisco. Kalanick took the witness stand ​Wednesday for a second day ​offering his initial response to allegations that he cooked up a scheme to steal self-driving car technology from Google. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
February 07, 2018 - 6:16 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was confronted Wednesday in court with old texts that suggested he was willing to go to any length to surpass a Google self-driving car project. Kalanick was on the witness stand for a second day to answer allegations that he teamed up with...
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Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, left, goes through a security line upon entering a federal courthouse on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in San Francisco. Kalanick took the witness stand ​Wednesday for a second day ​offering his initial response to allegations that he cooked up a scheme to steal self-driving car technology from Google. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
February 07, 2018 - 4:47 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the court fight between Google spin Waymo and ride-hailing service Uber (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says he regarded Google co-founder Larry Page as a "big brother" before the relationship between their two companies soured...
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February 07, 2018 - 2:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thirty-six people were indicted in connection with an international identity theft ring known as a "one-stop shop for cybercriminals" that sold stolen credit card information on the dark web, leading to losses of more than $530 million, U.S. prosecutors said Wednesday. The...
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February 07, 2018 - 2:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new U.S. task force ordered by President Donald Trump warned Wednesday that Cuba's government uses internet restrictions to stifle dissent and vowed to find ways the United States could expand access and freedom for Cubans online. The Cuba Internet Task Force held its first...
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February 07, 2018 - 12:36 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A social media monitoring tool used by the Boston Police Department to identify potential threats swept up the posts of people using the hashtag #MuslimLivesMatter and a lawmaker's Facebook update about racial inequality, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Civil...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2016, file photo, pedestrians look at news photos posted outside the Los Angeles Times building in downtown Los Angeles. It was announced Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, that the Los Angeles Times is being sold to Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, a local billionaire, for $500 million, ending its strained tenure under the owner of the Chicago Tribune. Soon-Shiong is a major shareholder of Chicago's Tronc Inc., one of the richest men in Los Angeles and, according to Forbes, the nation's wealthiest doctor, with a net worth of $7.8 billion. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
February 07, 2018 - 11:15 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the sale of the Los Angeles Times (all times local): 8:05 a.m. Tronc Inc. says former Los Angeles Times publisher Ross Levinsohn has been cleared of wrongdoing after an investigation into why he was named a defendant in two sexual harassment lawsuits. Levinsohn will...
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February 07, 2018 - 7:45 am
GENEVA (AP) — A Swiss mobile phone operator says its data systems were breached late last year and the contact details of about 800,000 customers were compromised. Swisscom said Wednesday that the names, addresses, telephone numbers and date of birth of the customers was accessed by an unknown...
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This image provided by Samsung shows a Galaxy Note 8 Olympic Games phone. Samsung Electronics donated the limited edition phones for athletes and officials at the International Olympic Committee so that they can document every moment and share their memories with the world. The Winter Olympic Games organizer is in limbo whether handing out the device to North Koreans would violate global sanctions. (Samsung via AP)
February 07, 2018 - 4:02 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Here is an Olympian question that Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizer is wrestling with: to give or not to give the Samsung Galaxy phone to the 22 North Korean athletes. Olympic Partner Samsung Electronics has donated some 4,000 Galaxy Note 8 phones for athletes and...
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