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Researchers: Russia-linked hackers targeted Macron campaign

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:29:06 GMT2017-04-25T09:29:06Z

PARIS (AP) -- Researchers with the Japanese anti-virus firm Trend Micro say the campaign of French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by Russia-linked hackers, adding more details to previous suggestions that the centrist politician was being singled out for electronic eavesdropping by the Kremlin....

Sheryl Sandberg's new book a tale of grief, resilience

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:32:27 GMT2017-04-24T19:32:27Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Though perhaps best known as Facebook's No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg is also a mentor, a mother, a billionaire and an author. When her husband Dave Goldberg died suddenly in 2015 while they were vacationing in Mexico, she added "widow" to the list....

Excerpts: Sandberg recounts grief and building resilience

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:22:43 GMT2017-04-24T19:22:43Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- A few weeks after her husband died, Sheryl Sandberg was talking with a friend about finding someone to fill in for a father-child activity. Crying, the No. 2 Facebook executive told the friend, "But I want Dave." He put his arm around her and said, "Option A is not available. So let's just kick the s--- out of Option B."...

Tests find Samsung's S8 phones more prone to screen cracks

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:24:46 GMT2017-04-24T19:24:46Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Samsung's latest phones feature big wraparound screens and lots of glass. They also appear to break more easily, according to tests run by SquareTrade, a company that sells gadget-repair plans....

Dish unveils $999 system to make live online video easier

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:26:10 GMT2017-04-24T15:26:10Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Dish, a company known largely for its old-school satellite TV, is now trying to make it easier for people to stream quality video live over YouTube and Facebook....

Official: 'Silver lining' in hacker, foreign nation alliance

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:03:06 GMT2017-04-25T01:03:06Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Foreign governments that rely on the services of private criminal hackers leave their operations vulnerable to being exposed and disrupted, creating something of a "silver lining" for U.S. law enforcement investigations of cyberattacks, a top Justice Department official said Monday....

Social media timeout as French election reaches final stage

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:47:18 GMT2017-04-22T21:47:18Z

PARIS (AP) -- The final hours of many electoral campaigns are frantic affairs, dominated by last-minute pitches, late-breaking polls and massive social media campaigns aimed at drumming up turnout....

Icelandic language at risk; robots, computers can't grasp it

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:48:17 GMT2017-04-22T15:48:17Z

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) -- When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees "Solarfri" posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means "when staff get an unexpected afternoon off to enjoy good weather."...

Russian man sentenced to 27 years in hacking case

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:34:44 GMT2017-04-21T22:34:44Z

SEATTLE (AP) -- A federal judge on Friday handed down the longest sentence ever imposed in the U.S. for a cybercrime case to the son of a member of the Russian Parliament convicted of hacking into more than 500 U.S. businesses and stealing millions of credit card numbers, which he then sold on special websites....

Drones used for first time in major search at Grand Canyon

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:48:35 GMT2017-04-21T23:48:35Z

PHOENIX (AP) -- The desperate effort this week to find two hikers who disappeared at the bottom of the Grand Canyon represented the National Park Service's most extensive use yet of drones in a search-and-rescue mission....