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Egypt president ratifies law imposing internet controlsEgypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has ratified an anti-cybercrime law that rights groups say paves the way for censoring online media
The Associated Press1 day ago
Trump says he 'won't let' social media target conservativesPresident Donald Trump is accusing social media companies of "totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices" and says he "we won't let that happen."
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. Federal regulators are alleging that Facebook’s advertising tools allow landlords and real estate brokers to engage in housing discrimination. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development alleged in a complaint this week that Facebook violated the Fair Housing Act because its targeting systems allow advertisers to exclude certain audiences, such as families with young children or disabled people, from seeing housing ads. AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
US regulators target Facebook on discriminatory housing adsFederal regulators have served Facebook with a complaint alleging the company's advertising tools allow landlords and real estate brokers to engage in housing discrimination
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 fiel photo a mobile phone displays a user's travels in New York. GA privacy group says in a letter to Federal Trade Commission that Google has violated the terms of a 2011 settlement because of practices exposed in an Associated Press report this week. The Electronic Privacy Information Center says in the letter to the FTC that Google's recording of time-stamped location data — even after users have turned off a setting called Location History — "clearly violates" the 2011 settlement.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Privacy group tells FTC Google tracking violated 2011 orderA privacy group that lobbied the Federal Trade Commission to take action on Google nearly a decade ago says in a letter to the FTC that Google has violated the terms of a 2011 settlement because of practices exposed in an Associated Press report this week
The Associated Press1 day ago
After Confessional Interview, Tesla Stock SlidesElon Musk got a lot off his chest in a tearful interview with the New York Times , but Tesla investors apparently weren't feeling very sympathetic on Friday. The stock fell 8% in the wake of the interview in which he detailed "the most difficult and painful year" of his career,...
Newser1 day ago
1.4K Google Workers on Secret China App: 'Urgent Ethical Issues'There had already been rumblings of Google employees who'd complained or defected from the company altogether to avoid having to work on a censorship-friendly search app reportedly being made for China. Now about 1,400 employees who are still there have banded together in a more cohesive way, penning a...
Newser2 days ago
Teen Hacks Apple, Has Excellent Folder NameA 16-year-old kid in Australia managed to hack into Apple's computer systems multiple times over the course of a year and steal secure data, and the best part of the story is the name of the folder in which he saved instructions and stolen files on his laptop: "hacky hack...
Newser2 days ago
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)
More than 1,000 Google workers protest censored China searchSome Google employees are upset with the company's secretive plan to build a search engine that would comply with Chinese censorship, and a letter sent to management calls on executives to conduct a review of ethics and transparency at the company
The Associated Press2 days ago
A self-driving Nuro vehicle parks outside a Fry's supermarket, which is owned by Kroger, as part of a pilot program for grocery deliveries Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Kroger Co. has chosen the Phoenix suburb as a test market for delivering groceries using driverless cars. The Toyota Prius will be used for the deliveries, manned by a human to monitor its performance. During phase two in the fall, deliveries will be made by a completely autonomous vehicle, called an R1, with no human aboard. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Kroger rolls out driverless cars for grocery deliveriesKroger initiates testing of driverless grocery deliveries in Arizona
The Associated Press2 days ago
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)
APNewsBreak: Google clarifies location-tracking policyGoogle clarifies that it tracks users who disable location history, but hasn't changed policy
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US and Chile agree to cooperate on cyber securityU.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his Chilean counterpart signed an agreement pledging closer cooperation in combating cyber threats
The Associated Press2 days ago
Tesla 'Whistleblower' Airs Alleged Evidence on TwitterA former Tesla technician continues to cause headaches for CEO Elon Musk. "Are you ready?" Martin Tripp tweeted Wednesday before unleashing internal documents and photos he alleges show scrap piles, "bent" cooling tubes, and "reworked" M3 battery modules at Tesla's battery factory in Nevada, backing his claims of dangerous practices,...
Newser3 days ago
FILE - In this April 19, 2017, file photo, Alex Jones, a right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist, arrives at the courthouse in Austin, Texas. Twitter says it is suspending the account of the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for one week after he violated the company’s rules against inciting violence. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
After Alex Jones timeout, Twitter CEO mulls deeper changesTwitter first gave conspiratorialist Alex Jones a brief time out; then its CEO floated the ideas of deeper changes that might limit the spread of misinformation
The Associated Press3 days ago
Report: SEC subpoenas Tesla about CEO's buyout plansThe Wall Street Journal is reporting the government regulators have subpoenaed Tesla as they dig deeper into CEO Elon Musk's recent disclosure about a potential buyout of the electric car maker
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this April 19, 2017, file photo, Alex Jones, a right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist, arrives at the courthouse in Austin, Texas. Twitter says it is suspending the account of the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for one week after he violated the company’s rules against inciting violence. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
The Latest: Report-CEO rethinking 'core parts' of TwitterReport: Twitter CEO Dorsey is rethinking 'core parts' of the service to fight disinformation
The Associated Press3 days ago
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