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WikiLeaks: CIA hacked Apple devices in ways users can't fix


NEW YORK (AP) -- New documents from WikiLeaks point to an apparent CIA program to hack Apple's iPhones and Mac computers using techniques that users couldn't disable by resetting their devices....

UN atomic chief: Iran inspections at risk without more money


WASHINGTON (AP) -- The inspections regime put in place to closely monitor Iran's nuclear activity is in jeopardy unless the U.S. and other nations contribute more money, the head of the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency said Wednesday....

Senate votes to kill privacy rules guarding your online info


NEW YORK (AP) -- The Senate voted to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations , a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell your browsing habits and other personal information as they expand their own online ad businesses....

California fuel standards to get critical review


RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- A state review has found California is on track to meet its tougher car-emission standards and urges regulators to draft more ambitious environmental targets for the future....

Google Maps already tracks you; now other people can, too


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family - the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to sacrifice in an era of rampant sharing....

Google's YouTube losing major advertisers upset with videos


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- AT&T, Verizon and several other major advertisers are suspending their marketing campaigns on Google's YouTube site after discovering their brands have been appearing alongside videos promoting terrorism and other unsavory subjects....

For some airline passengers, new warnings bring new hurdles


NEW YORK (AP) -- As far as the indignities of modern air travel go, the latest ban on laptops and tablets on some international flights falls somewhere between taking off shoes at the security checkpoint and testing baby food and milk for bomb residue....

No new threat led to airline laptop limits, officials say


WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. and British officials said Tuesday the decision to bar laptops and tablets from the cabins of some international flights wasn't based on any specific threat but on longstanding concerns about terrorists targeting jetliners....

17,000 AT&T workers will come back on the job Thursday


NEW YORK (AP) -- Some 17,000 AT&T workers in California and Nevada are returning to their jobs after a one-day walkout. They had been protesting changes in job duties for some employees....

AP Interview: Emirates defends security as laptop ban looms


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The president of Emirates, the Middle East's biggest airline, defended security measures at the carrier's Dubai hub on Wednesday and said the ban on personal electronics onboard U.S.-bound flights came without warning....