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Audit clears Facebook despite Cambridge Analytica leaks

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:56:04 GMT2018-04-20T15:56:04Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- An audit of Facebook's privacy practices for the Federal Trade Commission found no problems even though the company knew at the time that a data-mining firm improperly obtained private data from millions of users - raising questions about the usefulness of such audits....

Cybersecurity expert's case delayed as new details emerge

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:39:21 GMT2018-04-19T20:39:21Z

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The case of British cybersecurity expert once heralded as a hero for stopping the WannaCry worldwide computer virus was delayed Thursday to allow his attorneys more time to prepare arguments on why a judge should suppress statements he made after his arrest for allegedly creating software to steal banking passwords....

Musk's LA transport tunnel proposal takes step forward

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:12:35 GMT2018-04-19T17:12:35Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A committee of the Los Angeles City Council has approved an environmental review exemption for a tunnel that Elon Musk wants to dig to test a novel underground transportation system....

Social media helps fuel teacher activism across the country

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:29:33 GMT2018-04-19T19:29:33Z

PHOENIX (AP) -- The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories....

UK teen gets 2 years for targeting CIA chief's phone, email

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:12:28 GMT2018-04-20T19:12:28Z

LONDON (AP) -- A British teenager has been sentenced to two years in a youth detention center for compromising the email and phone accounts of senior U.S. government officials in what a judge called acts of "cyber-terrorism."...

Maryland bill seeks transparency in online political ads

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:49:59 GMT2018-04-19T16:49:59Z

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- In the wake of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, Maryland is close to enacting a law that some experts say would set a new standard for how states deal with foreign interference in local elections and increase overall transparency in online political ads....

Amazon's reveals its Prime service has 100 million members

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:13:33 GMT2018-04-19T00:13:33Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Amazon has persuaded more than 100 million shoppers to subscribe to its Prime service that offers free two-day shipping and other perks that help bind people to the company and its ever-expanding empire....

Facebook adds privacy settings to comply with European rules

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:56:11 GMT2018-04-18T15:56:11Z

LONDON (AP) -- Facebook is enhancing privacy safeguards for users around the world as it complies with new European rules designed to make it easier for consumers to give and withdraw consent for the use of their data....

Russia takes heavy hand to internet to block messaging app

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:25:19 GMT2018-04-18T19:25:19Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian authorities are freezing up vast swathes of the country's online world in what critics call a heavy-handed - and so far unsuccessful - attempt to block a popular messaging app, Telegram....

EU renews call for Zuckerberg to testify over data scandal

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:52:49 GMT2018-04-18T15:52:49Z

BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Parliament is repeating a call for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify about the internet giant's data privacy scandal, after Zuckerberg offered to send a subordinate in his place....