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FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo the logo for Alphabet appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Alphabet Inc. reports earnings Monday, April 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Strong ad sales boost Google parent Alphabet's 1Q earningsGoogle parent Alphabet has reported a jump in first-quarter net income on the back of further strong digital ad sales and an accounting adjustment
The Associated Press10 hours ago
This image made from a video provided by CBS News/60 Minutes shows Cambridge University researcher Aleksandr Kogan during a segment with CBS's "60 Minutes." Kogan, the academic at the center of the Facebook data-misuse scandal, apologized during an interview with CBS's “60 Minutes” on Sunday, April 22, 2018. (CBS News/60 Minutes via AP)
Researcher in Facebook data scandal apologizesA researcher at the center of the Facebook privacy scandal apologized, but added that he didn't think he did anything wrong
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Sarah Palin Really Wants You to Drink This 'Skinny Tea'Move over, Beyonce and Dwayne Johnson : There's apparently a new Instagram influencer in town. That would be Sarah Palin, per CNN , who only showed up on the social media platform in October, yet already has more than 26,000 followers and has now taken to promoting a "skinny" beverage. In...
Newser13 hours ago
EU launches probe of Apple's takeover of digital app ShazamThe European Union is opening a probe into the acquisition by Apple of song-recognition app Shazam because it wants to make sure consumers will still have a wide choice of streaming music
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 23 2018 file photo, MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis  poses for a photo at the NTA show, in London. A personal finance expert is suing Facebook at Britain's High Court, claiming the social media company is allowing the publication of scam ads featuring his name, it was reported on Monday, April 23, 2018. Lewis, who founded the MoneySavingExpert website, says his name has appeared on more than 50 advertisements in the last year, many of them get-rich-quick scams to con people. (Ian West/ PA via AP, File)
Financial expert taking Facebook to UK court over fake adsA personal finance expert is suing Facebook at Britain's High Court, claiming the social media company is allowing the publication of scam ads featuring his name.
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Shimizu Corp.'s Robo-Buddy is demonstrated during a press tour to the major Japanese construction company's robot laboratory in Tokyo, Monday, April 23, 2018. The Robo-Buddy is a multipurpose robot that handles construction work for ceilings and floors. Shimizu showed several robots that can weld and bolt, being developed for construction sites for safety for workers. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Construction robots weld, bolt, lift to beat worker shortageRobots that can weld and bolt are being developed for construction sites
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Icelandic fugitive in bitcoin heist arrested in AmsterdamPolice in Amsterdam have arrested an Icelandic fugitive suspected of masterminding the theft of hundreds of computers used to mine bitcoins and other virtual currencies
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Cops Try Unlocking Phone With Dead Man's FingerFlorida police have raised eyebrows by showing up at a funeral home and trying to use a dead man's finger to access his phone, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Victoria Armstrong was at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home in Clearwater when two detectives showed up and held the hands of her...
Newser1 day ago
Russia adds Google IPs to registry of banned sitesRussia's communications watchdog agency says it is adding some Google IP addresses to the state register of banned sites, as a dispute over a banned messaging app intensifies
The Associated Press1 day ago
UK calls on social media firms to better protect childrenBritain's health secretary has threatened to introduce new laws targeting online social media companies if they don't do more to protect children
The Associated Press1 day ago
Collusion Accusations Hit Telecom's 2 Biggest FirmsThe word "collusion" is being bandied about again, but this time it involves the world of telecommunications, not DC . Verizon, AT&T, and standards group GSMA tell the AP the Justice Department has opened up an antitrust probe to see if they worked together to make it more difficult for consumers...
Newser2 days ago
FILE - This Jan. 19, 2018 file photo shows hacker Kane Gamble in London. A British teenager has been jailed for two years for compromising the email and phone accounts of senior U.S. government officials in what a judge called acts of "cyber-terrorism." Prosecutors on Friday, April 20 said that in 2015-16, Kane Gamble, now 18, conned call centers into revealing information that got him into the accounts of then-FBI director Mark Giuliano, then-Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and then-CIA chief John Brennan. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
UK teen gets 2 years for targeting CIA chief's phone, emailA British teenager has been jailed for two years for compromising the email and phone accounts of senior U.S. government officials in what a judge called acts of "cyber-terrorism."
The Associated Press3 days 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.  An audit of Facebook’s privacy practices for the Federal Trade Commission found no problems even though Facebook knew at the time that a data-mining firm improperly obtained private data from millions of users. The audit by PricewaterhouseCoopers is available on the FTC’s website, though it is heavily redacted. It covers February 12, 2015 to February 11, 2017.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Audit clears Facebook despite Cambridge Analytica leaksAudit of Facebook's privacy practices found no problems, though company knew a data-mining firm improperly obtained private data from millions of users
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - This Monday, May 15, 2017, file photo shows Marcus Hutchins, a British cybersecurity expert during an interview in Ilfracombe, England. Hutchins once hailed as a hero for stopping the WannaCry computer virus that crippled computers worldwide will be in federal court in Milwaukee, Thursday, April 19, 2018, to try to weaken a criminal case against him by having his post-arrest statements tossed. Prosecutors filed charges against Hutchins last year, alleging he distributed a malicious software called Kronos to steal banking passwords from unsuspecting computer users. Hutchins pleaded not guilty to the charges in August. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
Cybersecurity expert's case delayed as new details emergeAttorneys for a British cybersecurity expert credited with stopping a computer virus got more time to prepare for arguments on whether to suppress statements he made to the FBI after his arrest on a criminal indictment
The Associated Press4 days ago
FILE - In this March 8, 2018, file photo, Alberto Morejon, a Stillwater, Okla., teacher and administrator of the Facebook group "Oklahoma Teacher Walkout - The Time is Now," speaks during a media conference at the Oklahoma Education Association in Oklahoma City. The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories. Teachers, long tired of low wages and a dearth of state funding, begin talking to each other online.Their Facebook groups draw tens of thousands of members. They share stories of their frustrations and then they demand change. (Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman via AP, File)
Social media helps fuel teacher activism across the countrySocial media is helping fuel activism by teachers seeking better wages and improved funding for education across the country
The Associated Press4 days ago
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