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Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 03:58:01 GMT2017-09-23T03:58:01Z

The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year's presidential election....



The Latest: In AP tally, 21 states confirmed hacking targets

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:58:34 GMT2017-09-23T00:58:34Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the federal government's notification to 21 states about election hacking (all times local):...



Senate bill would make online political ads more transparent

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:39:16 GMT2017-09-22T22:39:16Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Legislation floated by two Democratic senators would enhance transparency for online political ads, requiring social media companies like Facebook and Twitter to keep a public file of election ads and communications....



In new setback, Uber to lose license to work in London

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:38:39 GMT2017-09-22T22:38:39Z

LONDON (AP) -- Uber will lose its license to operate in London because it may be endangering public safety and security, the local regulator said Friday, in a severe blow to a company already facing big questions over its corporate culture....



Facebook nixes plan for new stock class ahead of court fight

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:26:50 GMT2017-09-22T22:26:50Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mark Zuckerberg said Friday that Facebook is withdrawing plans to create a new class of stock that would have let him keep tight reins on the social media company even as he sold down his stake to fund his philanthropy....



Zuckerberg says Facebook won't issue new class of stock

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:06:22 GMT2017-09-22T21:06:22Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mark Zuckerberg says the company is withdrawing plans to create a new class of stock that would have let the him keep tight reins on the company even as he sold down his stake to fund his philanthropy....



Senate bill would make online ads more transparent

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:07:13 GMT2017-09-22T20:07:13Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Legislation floated by two Democratic senators would enhance transparency for online political ads, requiring social media companies like Facebook and Twitter to keep a public file of them....



Miss Turkey dethroned over 'unacceptable' tweet on coup

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:07:34 GMT2017-09-22T19:07:34Z

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Organizers have stripped Miss Turkey 2017 of her crown over a social media posting that was deemed insulting to the memory of the 250 people killed while opposing last year's failed military coup....



Not home? Walmart wants to walk in and stock your fridge

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:54:10 GMT2017-09-22T17:54:10Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Would you be OK with letting a stranger into your house for the sake of convenience?...



Lawyer: Hacker in Spanish custody sought by US, Russia

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:56:53 GMT2017-09-22T16:56:53Z

MADRID (AP) -- Russian authorities are fighting the extradition of an alleged Russian hacker from Spain to the United States, the suspect's lawyer said Friday, in the latest move by Moscow to block U.S. prosecution of suspected Russian cybercriminals....



Timeline: Uber's trouble in London caps rough year

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:10:06 GMT2017-09-22T13:10:06Z

LONDON (AP) -- London's decision to not renew Uber's license extends a run of bad news for the company this year. There have been lawsuits, allegations of sexual harassment and a profanity-laced outburst by its CEO that was caught on video....



Sweden charges ex-telecom execs in Uzbek corruption scandal

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:44:38 GMT2017-09-22T08:44:38Z

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Sweden's prosecution authority says it has charged three former executives with Swedish telecom company Telia with corruption involving contracts in Uzbekistan....



Facebook to release Russia ads, beef up election 'integrity'

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:09:18 GMT2017-09-21T23:09:18Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook is slowly acknowledging the outsized - if unintended - role it played in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections....



The Latest: Warner eyes social-media political-ad regulation

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:47:49 GMT2017-09-21T22:47:49Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on Facebook and the Russia investigation (all times local):...



Tech companies targeted by sophisticated malware attack

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:20:39 GMT2017-09-21T22:20:39Z

Security researchers say hackers compromised popular computer-cleaning software as part of a sophisticated attack that targeted several high-profile technology companies....



Facebook to release Russia ads to Congress amid pressure

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:59:12 GMT2017-09-21T20:59:12Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators, bowing to pressure that it be more forthcoming with information that could shed light on possible interference in the 2016 presidential election....



Mercedes-Benz to invest $1 billion in Alabama, add 600 jobs

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:44:59 GMT2017-09-21T17:44:59Z

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 ATM at 50: How it's changed consumer behavior

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:30:10 GMT2017-09-21T15:30:10Z

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 for things....



Leaders to tech firms at UN: Remove terror posts in 2 hours

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:45:53 GMT2017-09-21T13:45:53Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The leaders of Britain, France and Italy are setting an ambitious goal for tech companies to tackle online posts that promote terrorism: Take them down within an hour or two....



Dutch appeals court upholds ban on former Dutch Uber service

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:56:43 GMT2017-09-21T12:56:43Z

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- An appeals court has upheld the Dutch government's ban on a former Uber ride-hailing service in the Netherlands....



Amazon reviewing its site after bomb-making materials report

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:49:34 GMT2017-09-21T12:49:34Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon says it is reviewing its website after a British TV report said that the online retailer recommended purchasing ingredients together that could make a bomb....



The Latest: Pence says Russia probes are not a distraction

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:37:56 GMT2017-09-21T11:37:56Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russia probes (all times local):...



Review: iTunes video upgrade makes the new Apple TV worth it

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:23:00 GMT2017-09-21T11:23:00Z

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....



Google buys HTC's Pixel team in $1.1B bet on devices

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:46 GMT2017-09-21T08:00:46Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services....



Japanese video gaming adapting new tech for familiar titles

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:50:50 GMT2017-09-21T06:50:50Z

CHIBA, Japan (AP) -- The Japanese video game industry is finding its way out of the doldrums by adapting new technology for decades-old titles. And that energy was evident at the annual Tokyo Game Show, which opened to media Thursday before opening to the public over the weekend....



AP Interview: Japan's emoji creator saw nuance in pictures

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:48:15 GMT2017-09-21T05:48:15Z

TOKYO (AP) -- The tiny smiley faces, hearts, knife-and-fork or clenched fist have become a global language for mobile phone messages. They are displayed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. They star in a new Hollywood film....



Google bites off big piece of HTC in $1.1B bet on devices

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 03:00:55 GMT2017-09-21T03:00:55Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services....



Report: Hackers were snooping inside Equifax as of March

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 02:01:43 GMT2017-09-21T02:01:43Z

Hackers broke into Equifax's computer systems in March, two months earlier than the company had previously disclosed, according to a Wall Street Journal report ....



Nevada quake lab tests new bridge design after Mexico quake

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:50:32 GMT2017-09-20T23:50:32Z

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Scientists at a Nevada earthquake lab on Wednesday tested new bridge designs with connectors they say are innovative and created to better withstand violent temblors and speed reconstruction efforts after major quake damage....



Review: Apple Watch goes solo, but don't dump your phone yet

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:25:24 GMT2017-09-20T22:25:24Z

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- A chief gripe with Apple Watch is that it requires you to keep an iPhone with you for most tasks. The inclusion of GPS last year helped on runs and bike rides, but you're still missing calls and messages without the phone nearby....



Facebook tightens ad policies after 'Jew-hater' fiasco

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:33:24 GMT2017-09-20T21:33:24Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook is apologizing for letting advertisers use phrases like "Jew-haters" as a targeting criteria and for not noticing it until it was pointed out....



The Latest: Scientists: Quake test of bridge design worked

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:02:23 GMT2017-09-20T21:02:23Z

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- The Latest on tests for new bridge construction technology intended to withstand strong earthquakes at the University of Nevada, Reno (all times local PDT):...



Apple says its new watch has cellular connectivity problems

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:04:38 GMT2017-09-20T20:04:38Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple confirmed that its new Series 3 Apple Watch can encounter problems connecting to a cellular network. The problems arise when the watch joins unauthenticated Wi-Fi networks without connectivity....



Report: Iran group hacks aviation, petrochemical industries

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:41:59 GMT2017-09-20T19:41:59Z

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....



Nest Labs adds doorbell that can recognize familiar faces

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:35:27 GMT2017-09-20T19:35:27Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Home device maker Nest Labs is adding Google's facial recognition technology to a camera-equipped doorbell and rolling out a security system in an attempt to end its history of losses....



German officials see no sign of election hacking _ yet

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:13:43 GMT2017-09-20T18:13:43Z

BERLIN (AP) -- German officials say there's no sign of concerted cyberattacks aimed at influencing the outcome of the country's upcoming election, but warned Wednesday against giving the all-clear yet....



Apple CEO defends 'dreamers' program

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:42:15 GMT2017-09-20T17:42:15Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple CEO Tim Cook defended the government program that protects young immigrants in the U.S. illegally and called immigration the "biggest issue of our time."...



Islamic State backers find ephemeral platform in Instagram

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:43:53 GMT2017-09-20T16:43:53Z

PARIS (AP) -- Researchers say Islamic State supporters have found an ephemeral platform to share propaganda: Using Instagram's "stories" feature, which causes posts to disappear in 24 hours....



Alexa, what do you see? Amazon said to be working on glasses

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:12:29 GMT2017-09-20T14:12:29Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon is attempting to develop glasses that pair with Alexa and would allow users to access the voice-activated assistant outside the home, according to a newspaper report....



UK leader to press tech companies to block extremists

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:28:51 GMT2017-09-20T08:28:51Z

LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Theresa May is urging internet companies to block the spread of extremist material, calling on social media giants like Facebook, Twitter and Google to develop technologies that will prevent content from being posted in the first place....



Equifax says it had a security breach earlier in the year

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:17:38 GMT2017-09-19T20:17:38Z

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....



Giant antennas in New Mexico search for cosmic discoveries

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:00:15 GMT2017-09-19T20:00:15Z

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Employing an array of giant telescopes positioned in the New Mexico desert, astronomers have started a massive surveying project aimed at producing the most detailed view ever made of such a large portion of space using radio waves emitted from throughout the Milky Way and beyond....



4 things to know about Apple's iOS 11 software update

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:33:53 GMT2017-09-19T19:33:53Z

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 Latest: Suspect in killing tracked by live online video

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:10:55 GMT2017-09-19T19:10:55Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Latest on the arrest of a man on Texas' 10 Most Wanted fugitive list (all times local):...



Self-driving Uber fleet returns to service following crash

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:56:16 GMT2017-09-19T17:56:16Z

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Uber has resumed self-driving vehicle service in Pittsburgh following a crash....



Words With Friends adds 50,000 pop culture words

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:02:02 GMT2017-09-19T14:02:02Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Tell your bae or your bestie: The mobile game Words With Friends is adding thousands of pop culture words as part of its largest dictionary update in the game's eight-year history....



Moscow unveils monument to Kalashnikov, designer of AK-47

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:08:14 GMT2017-09-19T13:08:14Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- The new statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov cradling his signature AK-47 assault rifle unveiled Tuesday in Moscow commemorates one of Russia's most renowned and reviled inventions. By some estimates, the AK-47 and its versions account for about one-fifth of the world's firearms, the rugged and reliable weapon of choice for many armies, terror groups and drug gangs....



Kohl's to start accepting Amazon returns at some stores

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:39:30 GMT2017-09-19T11:39:30Z

MENOMEE FALLS, Wis. (AP) -- Kohl's, which is opening some in-store Amazon shops, says it will start accepting returns for the online retailer at some of its stores in Los Angeles and Chicago starting next month....



Russia seeks extradition from Greece of suspect wanted by US

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:34:34 GMT2017-09-19T10:34:34Z

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) -- A lawyer in Greece for Russian cybercrime suspect Alexander Vinnik, who is wanted in the United States in a $4 billion bitcoin fraud case, says Russia wants to extradite him as well....



NY attorney general presses TransUnion, Experian for details

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:54:15 GMT2017-09-19T09:54:15Z

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....



NY AG presses TransUnion, Experian for cybersecurity details

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:01:22 GMT2017-09-19T09:01:22Z

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pressing TransUnion and Experian 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....



Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:00:46 GMT2017-09-19T07:00:46Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it's unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside....



The person named most dangerous online might surprise you

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:51:41 GMT2017-09-19T04:51:41Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- One-time pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has beaten superstar Beyonce at something, but she may not be totally happy with her victory - she's been named the most dangerous celebrity on the internet....



15K Montana students returning to school after cyber-threats

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 03:57:27 GMT2017-09-19T03:57:27Z

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) -- Classes are scheduled to resume Tuesday in northwestern Montana's Flathead Valley after more than 30 public and private schools canceled classes last week because several schools received cyber-threats. More than 15,000 students have stayed home because of the closures....



Wisconsin governor signs $3 billion Foxconn bill into law

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 01:00:52 GMT2017-09-19T01:00:52Z

STURTEVANT, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker signed a $3 billion incentive package Monday for Foxconn Technology Group to build a flat-screen plant in southeastern Wisconsin, a deal he says will provide thousands of jobs for generations....



Man sentenced for trying to sell satellite secrets to Russia

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:21:23 GMT2017-09-18T22:21:23Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A California engineer who worked for a defense contractor was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for selling sensitive satellite information to an undercover FBI employee he thought was a Russian intelligence agent....



State, federal authorities proposing new rules on Equifax

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:12:26 GMT2017-09-18T22:12:26Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- State and federal authorities are proposing tougher regulations against Equifax and the entire credit monitoring industry after the company announced that personal information like Social Security numbers of about 143 million Americans was exposed....



Dem senator tells Trump "grow up" after potshot at Clinton

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:15:38 GMT2017-09-18T19:15:38Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein told President Donald Trump to "grow up and do your job" in response Monday to his retweeting of a mock video that shows him smacking a golf ball that -in the next frame - strikes Hillary Clinton in the back before she stumbles and falls down....



Saudi authorities pressure Snapchat to block Al-Jazeera

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:04:20 GMT2017-09-18T19:04:20Z

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Snapchat has blocked Al-Jazeera's Discover channel in Saudi Arabia amid an ongoing dispute between Gulf states and Qatar, where the media network is headquartered....



Intel, Waymo, expand self-driving car collaboration

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:57:10 GMT2017-09-18T17:57:10Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Intel says it is expanding its relationship with Google spinoff Waymo in the development of self-driving cars....



Study: 4,500 deaths a year from high Europe diesel emissions

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:27:35 GMT2017-09-18T15:27:35Z

BERLIN (AP) -- Researchers say there have been more than 4,500 premature deaths annually in Europe because diesel cars emitted higher levels of pollution than claimed....



Roku aims to raise $252 million with IPO

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:39:58 GMT2017-09-18T12:39:58Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Video streaming pioneer Roku hopes to raise just over $252 million in an initial public offering as it tries to expand into more households....



China detains man for service to evade internet firewall

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 06:23:09 GMT2017-09-18T06:23:09Z

BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese authorities have detained a software developer for selling computer services that allow internet users to evade China's "Great Firewall," which blocks access to thousands of websites, from Facebook to Twitter to some news outlets, a media report said Monday....



Key Equifax executives departing after huge data breach

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 16:16:17 GMT2017-09-17T16:16:17Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Equifax announced late Friday that its chief information officer and chief security officer would leave the company immediately, following the enormous breach of 143 million Americans' personal information....



Insider Q&A: Steve Ballmer on data for the people

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 16:11:50 GMT2017-09-17T16:11:50Z

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Steve Ballmer says he started his new venture, USAFacts, as a way to "suck out all the data" collected by government agencies and shoot it back out to the public in a digestible form. The former Microsoft CEO, philanthropist and LA Clippers owner talked with The Associated Press about data -and the way people and machines collect it....



Equifax: Lesser impact from breach to UK residents

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:29:16 GMT2017-09-15T19:29:16Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Equifax says the potential impact of its massive data breach on U.K. residents is less severe than in the U.S., where 143 million Americans had their data exposed....



Swiss state blocks cyberattack, but another hits contractor

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:44:03 GMT2017-09-15T15:44:03Z

GENEVA (AP) -- Switzerland's government says state cyber-experts detected and prevented an attempted cyberattack on the Swiss defense department, while another attack "disrupted" the systems of a contractor for the foreign affairs department....



Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi bets on spike in electric cars

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:32:52 GMT2017-09-15T10:32:52Z

PARIS (AP) -- The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance is gambling that mass-market drivers are going to pivot soon to electric cars, announcing plans Friday to produce 12 new electric models by 2022 and to make electric cars 30 percent of its overall output....



The Latest: Renault-Nissan CEO confident in electrics future

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:28:59 GMT2017-09-15T09:28:59Z

PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on Renault-Nissan's announcements about its future plan (all times local):...



Angry Birds maker Rovio valued at $1 billion in planned IPO

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 08:28:42 GMT2017-09-15T08:28:42Z

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Rovio Entertainment, the Finnish maker of "Angry Birds" and other popular mobile games, says that its initial public share offering will value it at about $1 billion....



Chinese bitcoin exchange announces it is ending trading

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:13:09 GMT2017-09-15T04:13:09Z

BEIJING (AP) -- One of China's biggest bitcoin exchanges says it will end trading after news reports regulators have ordered all Chinese exchanges to close caused the price of the digital currency to plunge....



Atlanta tests self-driving vehicle in heart of the city

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:07:09 GMT2017-09-14T23:07:09Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- The city of Atlanta tested a self-driving vehicle on one of its busiest streets Thursday. The test on North Avenue in the city's bustling Midtown area meant that Atlanta has become one of the largest urban areas to test autonomous vehicles, joining Sao Paulo and Shanghai. Here's a look at some of the key aspects of the test and the issues involved:...



Reports: China orders bitcoin exchanges to shut down

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 22:15:10 GMT2017-09-14T22:15:10Z

BEIJING (AP) -- Regulators have ordered Chinese bitcoin exchanges to close, two business newspapers reported Thursday, after uncertainty about the digital currency's future in China caused its price to plunge....



Google hit with class action lawsuit over gender pay

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 18:23:55 GMT2017-09-14T18:23:55Z

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Google faces a new lawsuit accusing it of gender-based pay discrimination. A lawyer representing three female former Google employees is seeking class action status for the claim....



Got old phones? Here's how to reuse, recycle or sell them

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:34:16 GMT2017-09-14T16:34:16Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- It's natural to get the phone-upgrade itch when the likes of Apple, Samsung and others keep coming out with newer models. And sometimes your old phone is just kaput....



Equifax victims may face another hassle in buying an iPhone

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:27:48 GMT2017-09-14T16:27:48Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple fans who froze their credit after the Equifax data breach may end up with another hassle on their hands if they try to get one of the new iPhones that can cost more than $1,000. People who did so and want to make any big purchase may find the same....



The Latest: Office Depot to stop selling Kaspersky software

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:47:45 GMT2017-09-14T15:47:45Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on Kaspersky Lab software (all times local):...



Kremlin condemns US ban on Kaspersky Labs software

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:32:09 GMT2017-09-14T14:32:09Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia regrets a decision by the U.S. government to ban federal agencies from using Kaspersky Labs software....



Asian businesses mull tech solutions to fight modern slavery

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:12:35 GMT2017-09-14T12:12:35Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Asia Pacific business leaders are working on recommendations to protect migrant workers from modern day slavery and to ensure companies' supply sources are free from such unethical employment, according to Australia's ambassador for people smuggling and human trafficking....



Confusion hits consumer market over US ban of Kaspersky

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 05:12:52 GMT2017-09-14T05:12:52Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Worries rippled through the consumer market for antivirus software after the U.S. government banned federal agencies from using Kaspersky Labs software on Wednesday. Best Buy said it will no longer sell software made by the Russian company, although one security researcher said most consumers don't need to be alarmed....



Trump blocks Chinese purchase of US semiconductor maker

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 03:43:06 GMT2017-09-14T03:43:06Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has blocked a Chinese government-financed firm's acquisition of an Oregon semiconductor maker on national security grounds....



US agencies ordered to stop using Russian company's software

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:23:59 GMT2017-09-14T00:23:59Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. on Wednesday banned federal agencies from using computer software supplied by Kaspersky Lab because of concerns about the company's ties to the Kremlin and Russian spy operations....



Lawsuit targets searches of electronic devices at US border

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:43:08 GMT2017-09-13T16:43:08Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday claims the U.S. government's growing practice of searching laptops and cellphones at the border is unconstitutional because electronic devices now carry troves of private personal and business information. The government has vociferously defended its searches as critical to protecting the homeland....



The Latest: Tech-oriented grad school opens in New York City

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:34:16 GMT2017-09-13T16:34:16Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on the official opening of a new tech-oriented graduate school in New York City (all times local):...



AP Photos: The best from the Frankfurt auto show

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:57:31 GMT2017-09-13T14:57:31Z

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- From frighteningly fast hypercars to new electric SUVs, the Frankfurt auto show is a major event for car lovers wanting to get a glimpse of the future....



There's no need to spend $999 for a good phone these days

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:37:45 GMT2017-09-13T14:37:45Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple's new iPhone X is special. It has flashy upgrades, facial recognition and animated emoji, all in celebration of the phone's 10-year anniversary. And its price tag is appropriately special: $999 and up....



History of Syria's war at risk as YouTube reins in content

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:48:09 GMT2017-09-13T11:48:09Z

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's civil war has been one of the modern world's most brutal conflicts and one of its most heavily filmed. Hundreds of thousands of amateur videos uploaded to YouTube document every heartbeat of the war over the past seven years, from momentous events like cities under bombardment to intimate scenes like a father cradling his dead children....



Self-driving boats: The next tech transportation race

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:11:46 GMT2017-09-13T07:11:46Z

BOSTON (AP) -- Self-driving cars may not hit the road in earnest for many years - but autonomous boats could be just around the pier....



Tech-oriented New York grad school launched by contest opens

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 04:39:58 GMT2017-09-13T04:39:58Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The city's quest to make itself a legitimate rival to Silicon Valley as a high-tech hub has long bumped up against some harsh realities, among them the fact it hasn't had a top-tier technology school pumping out the next generation of entrepreneurs and engineers....



First look: Apple's luxury iPhone both copies and innovates

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:54:28 GMT2017-09-13T00:54:28Z

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- As soon as you see the iPhone X up close, you'll realize that it's nothing like any of the previous models that Apple has released during the past decade....



Highlights: Apple unveils $999 phone, new Face ID technology

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:49:59 GMT2017-09-13T00:49:59Z

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Apple on Tuesday unveiled a number of new phones, including its most expensive one yet, as well as new versions of its Apple Watch and its streaming TV device. Here's a rundown of the announcements....



Apple unveils $999 iPhone X with facial recognition

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:46:27 GMT2017-09-13T00:46:27Z

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Apple has broken the $1,000 barrier with its latest, and most expensive, phone, the iPhone X....



New lawsuits, gestures to customers in Equifax data breach

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 22:42:38 GMT2017-09-12T22:42:38Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Equifax faces new lawsuits and is trying to make new gestures to customers in the wake of its disclosure last week that it exposed vital data like Social Security numbers of about 143 million Americans....



The Latest: Apple may bring facial recognition to mainstream

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:43:51 GMT2017-09-12T20:43:51Z

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on the Apple event at its headquarters in California (all times local):...



Apple unveils $999 iPhone X, loses 'home' button

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:03:38 GMT2017-09-12T20:03:38Z

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Apple has broken the $1,000 barrier with its latest, and most expensive, phone, the iPhone X....



US updates self-driving car guidelines

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 18:32:42 GMT2017-09-12T18:32:42Z

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- The Trump administration is updating safety guidelines for self-driving cars in an attempt to clear barriers for automakers and tech companies who want to get test vehicles on the road....



Google appeals $2.9 billion EU fine even as it plans fixes

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 18:16:03 GMT2017-09-12T18:16:03Z

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Google is appealing a $2.9 billion fine imposed by European Union regulators....



The Latest: New Apple Watch with built-in cellular access

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:52:37 GMT2017-09-12T17:52:37Z

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on the Apple event at its headquarters in California (all times local):...



New tech goodies from Apple creates buzz for suppliers

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:17:57 GMT2017-09-12T16:17:57Z

CUPERTINO, California (AP) -- The companies that supply Apple with the guts of its premier technology are on the rise in trading ahead of a product announcement at its new headquarters in Cupertino, California....



US expected to update self-driving car guidelines

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:08:27 GMT2017-09-12T16:08:27Z

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is expected to announce updated safety guidelines for self-driving vehicles Tuesday during a visit to a Michigan vehicle testing facility....