Computing and information technology

August 27, 2018 - 10:07 am
GENEVA (AP) — Experts from scores of countries are meeting to discuss ways to define and deal with "killer robots" — futuristic weapons systems that could conduct war without human intervention. The weeklong gathering that opened Monday is the second of its kind this year at U.N. offices in Geneva...
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President Donald Trump speaks to the Ohio Republican Party State Dinner, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 25, 2018 - 9:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9:25 a.m. President Donald Trump is again criticizing the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails and he's suggesting that "at some point" he "may have to get involved!" Trump is asserting, without providing...
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This undated image provided by the cybersecurity firm FireEye shows a Tweet from a social media persona related to a group called "Liberty Front Press" using the Twitter handle "@Berniecratss." FireEye called the group an influence operation apparently aimed at promoting Iranian political interests. The group had multiple social media personas that masqueraded as liberal U.S. activists. (FireEye via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 1:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — This week has seen major social media sites step up their policing of online disinformation campaigns. Google disabled dozens of YouTube channels and other accounts linked to a state-run Iranian broadcaster running a political-influence campaign. Facebook removed 652 suspicious...
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CORRECTING DATE OF ANNOUNCEMENT TO WEDNESDAY - FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, a Facebook start page is shown on a smartphone in Surfside, Fla. USA. The social media giant Facebook said late Wednesday Aug. 22, 2018, it has banned a quiz app for refusing to be audited and concerns that data on as many as 4 million users was misused, after it found user information was shared with researchers and companies. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, FILE)
August 23, 2018 - 9:41 am
LONDON (AP) — Facebook has banned a third-party quiz app amid concerns over the possible misuse of users' data and pulled its own security software from Apple's app store after the iPhone maker tightened data security rules. The social media company said Wednesday it took action against the...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 4, 2018, photo, the Huawei logo is seen at a Huawei store at a shopping mall in Beijing. Chinese-owned telecommunications giant Huawei has been blocked from rolling out Australia's 5G network due to security concerns. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
August 23, 2018 - 1:57 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Chinese-owned telecommunications giant Huawei has been blocked from rolling out Australia's 5G network due to security concerns. The government said Thursday that the involvement of a company "likely to be subject to extrajudicial directions from a foreign government"...
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FILE- In this Dec. 30, 2006, file photo with the Capitol in the background, American flags fly at half-staff at the foot of the Washington Monument in Washington. Microsoft has uncovered new hacking attempts by Russia targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections. The company said Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, that a group tied to the Russian government created fake websites that appeared to spoof two American conservative organizations: the Hudson Institute and the International Republican Institute. Three other fake sites were designed to look as if they belonged to the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
August 21, 2018 - 10:10 am
Microsoft has uncovered new Russian hacking efforts targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections. The company said Tuesday that a group tied to the Russian government created fake websites that appeared to spoof two American conservative organizations: the Hudson Institute and the...
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This undated photo provided by David Min shows the then-candidate for the House of Representatives in California in the June 2018 California primary. The FBI has launched investigations after two Southern California Democratic House candidates were targeted by computer hackers. Laptops used by senior staffers for then-candidate Min in Orange County's 45th Congressional District were found infected with malware in March 2018. A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press the FBI also is investigating a cyberattack on Hans Keirstead, who was a candidate in the 48th District. In both cases, it wasn't clear who was responsible. (Min For Congress via AP)
August 20, 2018 - 7:34 pm
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The FBI launched investigations after two Southern California Democratic U.S. House candidates were targeted by computer hackers, though it's unclear whether politics had anything to do with the attacks. A law enforcement official told The Associated Press the FBI...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2016, file photo, visitors gather at a display booth for Google at the 2016 Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing. Google employees are upset with the company’s secretive plan to build a search engine that would comply with Chinese censorship, and a letter signed by more than a thousand of them calls on executives to review ethics and transparency at the company. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
August 16, 2018 - 9:45 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than a thousand Google employees have signed a letter protesting the company's secretive plan to build a search engine that would comply with Chinese censorship. The letter calls on executives to review ethics and transparency at the company. The letter's contents were...
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FILE- In this Aug. 8, 2018, file photo a mobile phone displays a user's travels using Google Maps in New York. Days after an Associated Press investigation revealed that Google is storing the locations of users even if they turn a privacy setting called “Location History” off, the company has changed a help page that erroneously described how the setting works. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
August 16, 2018 - 7:09 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has revised an erroneous description on its website of how its "Location History" setting works, clarifying that it continues to track users even if they've disabled the setting. The change came three days after an Associated Press investigation revealed that several...
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August 10, 2018 - 1:08 pm
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A "horrifying" video circulating on social media shows Cameroon's security forces shooting at least a dozen unarmed civilians during a counterterror operation in the Far North region, Amnesty International said Friday. It follows another video in July that the rights group...
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