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Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 02:55:54 GMT2017-10-21T02:55:54Z

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria....

Questions and answers on proposed ban on lap

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:52:39 GMT2017-10-20T21:52:39Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- First the U.S. government temporarily banned laptops in the cabins of some airplanes. Now it is looking to ban them on from checked luggage on international flights, citing the risk of potentially catastrophic fires....

G7 backs internet industry effort to detect, blunt extremism

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:52:14 GMT2017-10-20T16:52:14Z

ISCHIA, Italy (AP) -- The Group of Seven industrialized nations have thrown their support behind a new technology industry alliance aimed at detecting and blunting online propaganda to combat extremism on the internet....

Viral smartphone game lets ordinary Chinese 'clap' for Xi

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:52:16 GMT2017-10-20T15:52:16Z

BEIJING (AP) -- Ordinary young Chinese may not have paid close attention to Xi Jinping's 3½-hour speech this week, but they're happy to "applaud" the president in the newest viral phenomenon to sweep China's internet....

Kids, screens and parental guilt: Time to loosen up?

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:16:47 GMT2017-10-20T15:16:47Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Parents of small children have long been hearing about the perils of "screen time." And with more screens, and new technologies such as Amazon's Echo speaker, the message is getting louder....

Lithuania goes online with files local spies wrote for KGB

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:26:59 GMT2017-10-20T13:26:59Z

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) -- Cold War-era espionage files that were handwritten by Lithuanians who spied for the Soviet Union are being made available online thanks to a state-funded research institute....

French-led EU push for heftier tax on internet giants stalls

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:41:58 GMT2017-10-20T09:41:58Z

BRUSSELS (AP) -- France's drive to force internet giants to pay more taxes is losing steam, amid resistance from other EU countries that offer tax shelter to companies like Apple....

South Koreans recommend gov't complete 2 nuclear reactors

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 02:42:17 GMT2017-10-20T02:42:17Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Koreans recommended the government Friday continue building two stalled nuclear reactors that the new president had wanted to shutter, after months of deliberation on the issue that divided South Korea over the future of its key energy source....

Workers at iPhone supplier in China protest unpaid bonuses

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:56:10 GMT2017-10-19T23:56:10Z

SHANGHAI (AP) -- Hundreds of workers streamed through dark streets, blocking an entrance to an Apple iPhone supplier's factory in eastern China to protest unpaid bonuses and factory reassignments, two witnesses and China Labor Watch, a New York based non-profit group, said Thursday....

Applying for a credit card? Please take a selfie

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:23:34 GMT2017-10-19T20:23:34Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The selfie is everywhere - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter - and soon your bank could be asking for one in order to approve your purchase or credit card application....