Senate report: Russia social media influence efforts ongoing
WASHINGTON (AP) — A report compiled by private researchers and expected to be released Monday by the Senate intelligence committee says that "active and ongoing" Russian interference operations still exist on social media platforms, and that the Russian operation discovered after the 2016 presidential election was much broader than once thought.
Report: China is driving use of armed drones in Middle East
BEIRUT (AP) — The use of armed drones in the Middle East, driven largely by sales from China, has grown significantly in the past few years with an increasing number of countries and other parties using them in regional conflicts to lethal effects, a new report said Monday.
Talks adopt 'rulebook' to put Paris climate deal into action
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Almost 200 nations, including the world's top greenhouse gas producers, China and the United States, have adopted a set of rules meant to breathe life into the 2015 Paris climate accord by setting out how countries should report their emissions and efforts to reduce them.
Next-generation of GPS satellites are headed to space
DENVER (AP) — After months of delays, the U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile.
Executive's arrest, security worries stymie Huawei's reach
BEIJING (AP) — While a Huawei executive faces possible U.S. charges over trade with Iran, the Chinese tech giant's ambition to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security worries abroad.
Bug may have exposed photos from 7M Facebook users
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's privacy controls have broken down yet again, this time through a software flaw affecting nearly 7 million users who had photos exposed to a much wider audience than intended.
Detentions raise fears, cast doubt on China's policies
WASHINGTON (AP) — By detaining two Canadians in an apparent act of retaliation, China is looking like the country its harshest critics say it is: one unbound by the laws, rules and procedures that govern other major industrial nations.
Apple upstages Amazon in selecting new tech hub locations
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One tech giant strung dozens of North American cities through a circus-like contest that led mayors and governors to desperately pitch their regions — and offer huge sums of public money — in hopes of landing a gleaming new corporate campus.
Canada caught between 2 powers, feeling alone in the world
TORONTO (AP) — First U.S. President Donald Trump attacked Canada on trade. Then Saudi Arabia punished it for speaking up for human rights.
Billionaire builds beach access app after violating rules
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A tech billionaire whose elaborate wedding in a redwood grove violated California rules has helped create a smartphone app that shows users a map of more than 1,500 spots where people can get to the coastline.
Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches space in test
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic's tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California's Mojave Desert on Thursday, reaching for the first time what the company considers the boundary of space.
Facebook hosts offline privacy 'pop-up' in New York City
NEW YORK (AP) — Wrapping up a year of privacy scandals , congressional hearings and a host of other problems, Facebook hosted a one-day "pop-up" event in New York City's Bryant Park on Thursday, hoping to talk to users about their privacy settings, ad preferences and whatever else may be on their mind.
Apple to build new Austin hub, expand in other tech hotbeds
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Apple plans to build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, that will create at least 5,000 jobs ranging from engineers to call-center agents while adding more luster to a Southwestern city that has already become a bustling tech hub.
AP Exclusive: Iran hackers hunt nuke workers, US officials
LONDON (AP) — As U.S. President Donald Trump re-imposed harsh economic sanctions on Iran last month, hackers scrambled to break into personal emails of American officials tasked with enforcing them, The Associated Press has found — another sign of how deeply cyberespionage is embedded into the fabric of U.S.-Iranian relations.
Artificial intelligence's rise exposes gaping gender gap
The challenges of making the technology industry a more welcoming place for women are numerous, especially in the booming field of artificial intelligence.
Canada says entrepreneur feared detained in China
TORONTO (AP) — A second Canadian man is feared detained in China in what appears to be retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top executive of telecommunications giant Huawei.
Malaysia's Proton launches 1st SUV with China's Geely
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian national car maker Proton launched its first SUV on Wednesday in a fresh effort to transform its stale brand and turn around its fortunes, more than a year after China's Geely Holding Group Co.
California mulls texting fee to help poor people get phones
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators are considering a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones to help support programs that make phone service accessible to the poor, according to a newspaper report Wednesday.
Report: 'High-tech' robot on Russian TV was man in suit
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian media say a contraption presented by Russian state television as a high-tech robot was in fact a man in a commercially available robot costume.
Verizon loses bet on digital ads, takes $4.6B accounting hit
Verizon's big bet on digital advertising isn't panning out. The wireless company spent more than $4 billion to buy AOL and nearly $5 billion to buy Yahoo as part of an effort to compete with Facebook and Google in a growing market for digital advertising.
For retailers, the smartphone is future of store experience
NEW YORK (AP) — Just a few years ago, retailers considered smartphones the enemy of the in-store experience they were trying to create.
Google grilled in Congress: What's ahead for tech companies
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. lawmakers' grilling of Google CEO Sundar Pichai may have sounded like a broken record, but it amplified the prickly issues facing tech companies as Democrats prepare to take control of the House next month.
Huawei CFO gets bail; China detains ex-Canadian diplomat
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian court granted bail Tuesday to a top Chinese executive arrested at the United States' request in a case that has set off a diplomatic furor among the three countries and complicated high-stakes U.S.-China trade talks.
Hints of Democratic agenda as Google CEO testifies
WASHINGTON (AP) — Google CEO Sundar Pichai — and other tech executives who may be watching — got hints Tuesday of what issues they can expect to face as Democrats take control of the House in three weeks.
The Latest: Google CEO says no plans 'right now' for China
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Google CEO before Congress (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Google CEO Sundar Pichai is reiterating the company's position that it has no plans "right now" to launch a censored search engine in China.

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