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How Facebook likes could profile voters for manipulation

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 01:36:32 GMT2018-03-20T01:36:32Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook "likes" can tell a lot about a person. Maybe even enough to fuel a voter-manipulation effort like the one a Trump-affiliated data-mining firm stands accused of - and which Facebook may have enabled....

UK investigating Cambridge Analytica, Facebook

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:54:48 GMT2018-03-20T09:54:48Z

LONDON (AP) -- Britain's information commissioner says she is using all her legal powers to investigate the handling of millions of people's personal Facebook data by the social media giant and by political campaign consultants Cambridge Analytica....

The Latest: Report says Facebook security chief to leave

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:41:50 GMT2018-03-20T00:41:50Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on Cambridge Analytica's use of Facebook data (all times local):...

Facebook's recurring nightmare: Helping muddy up elections

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 14:30:39 GMT2018-03-18T14:30:39Z

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Facebook has a problem it just can't kick: People keep exploiting it in ways that could sway elections, and in the worst cases even undermine democracy....

Crash marks 1st death involving fully autonomous vehicle

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:12:38 GMT2018-03-20T07:12:38Z

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- A fatal pedestrian crash involving a self-driving Uber SUV in a Phoenix suburb could have far-reaching consequences for the new technology as automakers and other companies race to be the first with cars that operate on their own....

Robots break new ground in construction industry

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 05:59:35 GMT2018-03-19T05:59:35Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- As a teenager working for his dad's construction business, Noah Ready-Campbell dreamed that robots could take over the dirty, tedious parts of his job, such as digging and leveling soil for building projects....

Amazon Go execs share insights into shopper behavior

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:58:25 GMT2018-03-19T12:58:25Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A key executive behind Amazon Go, the online leader's much heralded cashier-less grocery store, says she was surprised at how many customers were hesitant to just walk out the store....

Maduro's cryptocurrency 'genius' once pushed US sanctions

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:42:51 GMT2018-03-19T21:42:51Z

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- A chief strategist of Venezuela's government-backed cryptocurrency is a former U.S. congressional intern who once organized protests against the same socialist administration he's now helping to circumvent U.S. financial sanctions....

Century-old shipwreck found in Lake Erie, 8 died in sinking

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 02:34:47 GMT2018-03-19T02:34:47Z

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- The wreckage of a steamer that sank in Lake Erie over a century ago and eluded shipwreck hunters for decades has finally been found off the Ohio shore, according to the National Museum of the Great Lakes ....

Rapid building technique gets scrutiny after bridge collapse

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 23:27:48 GMT2018-03-16T23:27:48Z

As the 950-ton concrete bridge section was swung into place over a highway last weekend, Florida International University officials were beaming with pride....