Computing and information technology

FILE - This July 16, 2013 file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook says hackers accessed data from 29 million accounts as part of the security breach disclosed two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
October 12, 2018 - 11:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Could hackers have been able to see the last person you cyberstalked, or that party photo you were tagged in? According to Facebook, the unfortunate answer is "yes." On Friday, the social network said fewer users were affected in a security breach it disclosed two weeks ago than...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, shows a Facebook app icon on a smartphone in New York. South Korea's telecoms regulator says it is fining Facebook for illegally limiting user access to its services. Facebook says hackers accessed data from 29 million accounts as part of the security breach disclosed two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
October 12, 2018 - 12:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Facebook security breach (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Facebook says the FBI is investigating a major security breach of its service, but the company says authorities asked it not to discuss who may be behind the attack. That suggests Facebook may know or suspect who's...
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A screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the closing number of the Dow Jones industrial average, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 800 points, its worst drop in eight months, led by sharp declines in technology stocks. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 10, 2018 - 6:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks plunged Wednesday as investors, fearful that rising interest rates and trade tensions could hurt company profits, ramped up their selling of high-flying technology and internet stocks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 831 points, its worst loss in eight months. The...
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New Google Pixel 3 smartphones are displayed in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Google introduced two new smartphones in its relentless push to increase the usage of its digital services and promote its Android software that already powers most of the mobile devices in the world.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 10, 2018 - 5:25 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Google has appealed a record $5 billion antitrust fine by European Union authorities, who say the tech giant abused the dominance of its Android operating system to stifle competitors. A spokesman for the company, Al Verney, confirmed Wednesday that the company has filed its legal...
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October 09, 2018 - 2:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Department weapons programs are vulnerable to cyberattacks, and the Pentagon has been slow to protect the systems which are increasingly reliant on computer networks and software, a federal report said Tuesday. The U.S. Government Accountability Office said the Pentagon...
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In this Tuesday, May 8, 2018 file photo, Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif. Google is expected to introduce two new smartphones in its relentless push to increase the usage of its digital services and promote its Android software that already powers most of the mobile devices in the world. The new phones will be the centerpiece of a showcase scheduled to begin late Tuesday morning, Oct. 9, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
October 09, 2018 - 10:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Google is expected to introduce two new smartphones Tuesday, part of its continuing push to embed its digital services and Android software more deeply into peoples' lives. The new Pixel-branded phones will anchor a product event Tuesday in New York. Google launched its line of high...
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FILE- In this May 10, 2018, file photo, the opening bell hangs above the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Oct. 5. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 05, 2018 - 1:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are sinking Friday as investors continue to worry about rising bond yields and interest rates. The Labor Department said the economy continues to add jobs at a strong pace, which makes it more likely rates will keep rising. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note has...
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October 03, 2018 - 4:04 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A Canadian company's plan to open a so-called robot brothel in Houston has been short circuited by city leaders. Houston's City Council on Wednesday updated one local ordinance to specifically ban individuals from having sex with an "anthropomorphic device," a device that resembles a...
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FILE- This April 23, 2018, file photo shows the logo for Verizon above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Cellular companies such as Verizon are looking to challenge traditional cable companies with residential internet service that promises to be ultra-fast, affordable and wireless. Using an emerging wireless technology known as 5G, Verizon’s 5G Home service provides an alternative to cable for connecting laptops, phones, TVs and other devices over Wi-Fi. It launches in four U.S. cities on Monday, Oct. 1. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 01, 2018 - 9:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Cellular companies such as Verizon are looking to challenge traditional cable companies with residential internet service that promises to be ultra-fast, affordable and wireless. Using an emerging wireless technology known as 5G, Verizon's 5G Home service provides an alternative to...
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FILE- In this May 1, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes the keynote speech at F8, Facebook's developer conference in San Jose, Calif. Facebook says it recently discovered a security breach affecting nearly 50 million user accounts. In a blog post, Friday, Sept. 28, the company says hackers exploited its "View As" feature, which lets people see what their profiles look like to someone else. Facebook says it has taken steps to fix the security problem and alerted law enforcement. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
September 29, 2018 - 12:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Now that Facebook has revealed a data breach that gave attackers access to 50 million accounts, what happens next? For the owners of the affected accounts and of another 40 million considered at risk, the first order of business may be a simple one: sign back into the app. Facebook...
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