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Australian police reveal they broke new metadata lawsAustralian police have revealed that an officer broke the country's contentious new metadata laws by illegally accessing a journalist's phone records to identify an anonymous source
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE- In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, Anthony Levandowski, head of Uber's self-driving program, speaks about their driverless car in San Francisco. Levandowski, an autonomous vehicle expert who defected from Google last year, notified Uber’s staff of that he is stepping aside Thursday, April 27, 2017, in an email. He will remain at Uber, but won’t oversee a crucial self-driving project targeted in lawsuit filed by Waymo, a rival started by Google. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
Uber self-driving car exec steps aside during Google lawsuitThe executive running Uber's self-driving car division is stepping aside while the company defends itself against charges that he provided the project with technology stolen from a Google spinoff
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - This Oct. 21, 2015, file photo shows signage inside the YouTube Space LA offices in Los Angeles. YouTube’s inability to keep ads off unsavory videos is threatening to transform a rising star in Google’s digital family into a problem child. The key question is whether a recently launched ad boycott of YouTube turns out to be short-lived or the start of a long-term marketing shift away that undercuts Google’s growth, as well as Alphabet Inc., its corporate parent. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)
YouTube ad boycott could spell trouble for Alphabet's GoogleYouTube's inability to keep ads off unsavory videos is threatening to transform a rising star in Google's digital family into a problem child
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Workers at an Amazon Go store, currently open only to Amazon employees, are seen through an exterior window as they make sandwiches inside, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Seattle. Amazon.com Inc. reported a first-quarter profit of $724 million. The Seattle-based company said it had profit of $1.48 per share, topping Wall Street expectations. Amazon Go shops are convenience stores that don't use cashiers or checkout lines, but use a tracking system that of sensors, algorithms, and cameras to determine what a customer has bought. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
5 reasons Amazon is experimenting with physical storesAmazon's few physical stores seem experimental, with traditional bookstores that feature products you'd find at Best Buy and a convenience store devoid of cashiers
The Associated Press17 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, file photo, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, center, answers a question from the audience at the annual Microsoft shareholders meeting as Brad Smith, left, president and chief legal officer, and Amy Hood, chief financial officer, look on, in Bellevue, Wash. Microsoft Corp. reports earnings, Thursday, April 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Microsoft's fiscal 3Q revenue falls short of expectationsMicrosoft cloud business propelled its fiscal third-quarter earnings above Wall Street's expectations, but revenue fell short, sending the software maker's stock lower in after-hours trading
The Associated Press18 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, file photo, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, center, answers a question from the audience at the annual Microsoft shareholders meeting as Brad Smith, left, president and chief legal officer, and Amy Hood, chief financial officer, look on, in Bellevue, Wash. Microsoft Corp. reports earnings, Thursday, April 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Microsoft beats Street 3Q forecastsMicrosoft tops 3Q earnings and revenue expectations
The Associated Press19 hours ago
This Wednesday, April 26, 2017, photo shows the Google mobile phone icon, in Philadelphia. Alphabet Inc., parent company of Google, reports financial results, Thursday, April 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Alphabet posts 1Q profitAlphabet posts profit of $5.43 billion in first quarter
The Associated Press19 hours ago
FILE - In this Monday, June 4, 2012, file photo, a girl looks at Facebook on her computer in Palo Alto, Calif. Most teenagers have taken a break from social media, according a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The breaks are both voluntary and involuntary, such as when a parent takes their phone away as punishment. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
AP-NORC poll: Most teens have taken social media breakA new poll finds that most teenagers have taken a break from social media, the bulk of them even voluntarily
The Associated Press21 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2016 file photo, the entrance to Universal Studios is shown in Universal City, Calif. Since 2011, when Comcast first took over NBCUniversal's film and TV studios, cable and broadcast networks, TV stations and theme parks, the parks have been its biggest revenue driver. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Theme parks: Comcast's under-the-radar growth driverFor years, one of Comcast's fastest-growing businesses hasn't been selling cable or internet subscriptions, or making movies and TV shows, or selling TV ads
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this April 18, 2017 photo, Kashmiri man Farooq Ahmed Dar, takes a break in the middle to talking to the Associated Press at his residence in Chill village, about 60 Kilometers (38 miles) southwest of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. A viral video that showed the young shawl weaver Dar strapped to a patrolling Indian army jeep as a human shield against stone-throwing protesters incensed Kashmiris and sparked region wide debate. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
India bans social media sites to quell unrest in KashmirIndia has banned 22 social media sites in Kashmir in an attempt to quell unrest, but the local telecom is struggling to shut them down
The Associated Press1 day ago
Solar panels power an Emirates National Oil Company gas station, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, April 27, 2017. The government-owned oil company said Wednesday the country's first solar-powered gas station in Dubai, on the city's main Sheikh Zayed Road thoroughfare, is covered with solar panels that can generate up to 120 kilowatt hours. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
UAE's first solar-powered gas station opens in DubaiGovernment oil company in United Arab Emirates says it's opened first solar-powered gas station in Dubai
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, Federal Communication Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai speaks during an open hearing and vote on "Net Neutrality" in Washington. Tech companies are readying for a showdown with a Republican-controlled government over threats to net neutrality, a key issue for them and their users. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
FCC chief lays out attack on 'net neutrality' rulesInternet companies are readying for a showdown with a Republican-controlled government over a policy near and dear to their hearts: net neutrality
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, file photo, the Twitter logo appears on a phone post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter’s frequent presence in the news, as the preferred megaphone for President Donald Trump, has not translated into profit or meaningful user growth for the company. Twitter, Inc. reports earnings on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Trump tweets don't help: 1st Twitter revenue drop since IPOTwitter's frequent presence in the news _ as the preferred megaphone for President Donald Trump _ has not translated into profit or meaningful user growth for the company
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, file photo, the Twitter logo appears on a phone post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter Inc. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, reported a loss of $61.6 million in its first quarter. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Twitter reports 1Q lossTwitter Inc. is reporting a loss of $61.6 million in its first quarter
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE- In this Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 file photo, an Emirati man poses for a photo at the Museum of the future during the opening day of the World Government Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As Dubai races toward a future of self-driving cars and drones filling its sky, an official says cybersecurity has become a growing concern. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
As Dubai focuses on future, cybersecurity a growing concernDubai races toward a future of self-driving cars, drones filling up its skies, but cybersecurity is a growing concern
The Associated Press2 days ago
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