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Bavarian leader backs California-style deadline for gas carsThe governor of Bavaria has backed a deadline for phasing out gasoline-powered vehicles akin to the 2035 date proposed by California
The Associated Press1 day ago
Resident Accidentally Obstructs Village's Internet for 18 MonthsEvery morning for 18 months, an entire Welsh village would lose its broadband internet connection, or else see speeds slow to a crawl. The problem persisted even after large sections of cable were replaced, infuriating residents of Aberhosan, Powys, per the North Wales Daily Post . Hopefully they're able to laugh...
Newser1 day ago
FILE - In this July 25, 2017, file photo, Alphabet stock is shown on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York.  Google's parent company has reached a $310 million settlement, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020,  in a shareholder lawsuit over its treatment of allegations of sexual misconduct by executives. Thousands of Google employees walked out of work in protest in 2018 after The New York Times revealed Android creator Andy Rubin received $90 million in severance even though several employees filed misconduct allegations against him. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Google parent agrees to $310M misconduct lawsuit settlementGoogle's parent company has reached a $310 million settlement in a shareholder lawsuit over its treatment of allegations of sexual misconduct by executives
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this photo provided by Megan Fry, a desk Fry constructed out of a legless tabletop and bookcases stands in her Indianapolis home on Sept. 14, 2020. First it was toilet paper. Disinfectant wipes. Beans. Coins. Computers. Now, desks are in short supply because of the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s not as cute or trendy as a bought desk and I wish it had drawers for storage,” said Fry, who is starting a new work-from-home customer service job in Indianapolis in October.  “But I’m happy it’s clean and has a large surface on top for my monitors and laptop.” (Megan Fry via AP)
Desk shortage forces people to get creative about workspacesFirst it was toilet paper
The Associated Press2 days ago
The sign for Tyler Technologies is seen outside the company's offices, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Plano, Texas. The major U.S. provider of software services to state and local governments, including the online publishing of election results, has told customers that an unknown intruder broke into its phone and IT systems. Plano, Texas-based Tyler Technologies told customers in an email that it discovered the breach and contacted law enforcement and enlisted outside cybersecurity help. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Hacked software provider acknowledges ransomware attackA major U.S. provider of software services to state and local governments has acknowledged it was hit by a ransomware attack
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - Icons for the smartphone apps TikTok and WeChat are seen on a smartphone screen in Beijing, in a Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 file photo.  The Commerce Department said President Trump’s proposed ban of the apps WeChat and TikTok will go into effect Sunday, Sept. 20,  to “safeguard the national security of the United States.” The government said its order, previously announced by Trump in August, will “combat China’s malicious collection of American citizens’ personal data.”  (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
Justice Department seeks immediate ban on WeChat in USThe Justice Department is seeking an immediate ban on downloads of WeChat in Apple and Google app stores, saying the Chinese-owned messaging service is a threat to the security of the United States
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2017 file photo, the Apple logo at a store in Hialeah, Fla. The European Commission said Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 it's appealing a court decision that Apple doesn't have to repay 13 billion euros ($15 billion) in back taxes to Ireland. The appeal comes after the U.S. tech giant scored a decisive recent legal victory in its longrunning battle with the European Union's executive Commission, which has been trying to rein in multinationals' ability to strike special tax deals with individual EU countries.  (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
EU Commission appeals after losing Apple $15B tax caseThe European Commission said Friday it’s appealing a court decision that had ruled Apple doesn’t have to repay $15 billion in back taxes to Ireland
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this July 17, 2020, file photo, a visitor to an Apple store wears a t-shirt promoting Tik Tok in Beijing. TikTok executives told a Senate committee on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, that they lobbied Australian lawmakers but did not engage with investigators before the government concluded that the video-sharing app did not pose a security threat. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
TikTok says it didn't take part in Australia security probesTikTok executives have told a Senate committee that they lobbied Australian lawmakers but did not engage with investigators before the government concluded that the video-sharing app did not pose a security threat
The Associated Press2 days ago
Brief Google Service Outage Rattles UsersMillions of people are now more reliant on Google services than ever before—and even a brief outage can cause alarm. Services including Gmail, Google Docs, and YouTube went down for around an hour for users on the East and West coasts Thursday night, Engadget reports. According to Downdetector and...
Newser2 days ago
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