Computing and information technology

October 05, 2019 - 3:08 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama hospital system that quit accepting new patients after a ransomware attack said Saturday it had gotten a key to unlock its computer systems. A statement from DCH Health Systems didn't say how the three-hospital system got the information needed to unlock its data...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2019 file photo U.S. Attorney General William Barr addresses the International Conference on Cyber Security at Fordham University in New York. Attorney General William Barr wants Facebook to give law enforcement a way to read encrypted messages sent by users, re-igniting tensions between tech companies and law enforcement. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 03, 2019 - 6:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Attorney General William Barr and other U.S., U.K. and Australian officials are pressing Facebook to give authorities a way to read encrypted messages sent by ordinary users, re-igniting tensions between tech companies and law enforcement. Facebook’s WhatsApp already uses so-...
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FILE - This July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook says it has suspended tens of thousands of apps made by about 400 developers as part of an investigation following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Starting in March 2018, Facebook started looking into the apps that have access to its users' data. The probe came after revelations that data mining firm Cambridge Analytica used ill-gotten data from millions of Facebook users through an app, then used the data to try to influence U.S. elections. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
October 03, 2019 - 5:27 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s highest court says that Facebook can be ordered by an individual member state to remove or block access to material which was previously declared unlawful and says that it can have a worldwide impact. The European Court of Justice ruling on Thursday is seen as a...
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CORRECTS SPELLING OF FIRST NAME TO SATYA INSTEAD OF SAYS - Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, left, shakes hands with Chief Product Officer Panos Panay, who is holding a Surface Duo at an event Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
October 02, 2019 - 3:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft’s new lineup of Surface computers includes two dual-screen devices that won’t be out for another year. The smaller one, an Android phone called Surface Duo, will mark Microsoft’s re-entry into smartphones, a market the company abandoned after flops with its own operating...
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2017, file photo, after a meeting voting to end net neutrality, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai smiles while listening to a question from a reporter in Washington. A federal court is ruling that the FCC had the right to dump net-neutrality rules, but couldn't bar states like California from passing their own. The ruling is largely a victory for Pai. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
October 01, 2019 - 4:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal court has cleared the way for state and local governments to bar internet providers from favoring some services over others, even as the court affirmed the Federal Communications Commission's right to dump national rules. Even so, legal experts say state and local...
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September 30, 2019 - 7:59 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A former Yahoo software engineer has pleaded guilty to hacking into the accounts of some 6,000 Yahoo users in search of sexual photos and videos. The US Attorney's Office says Reyes Daniel Ruiz admitted in court Monday that he mostly targeted accounts belonging to younger...
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September 30, 2019 - 8:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The whistleblower at Cambridge Analytica, the data-mining firm linked to using social media for targeted political ads, has a book deal. Christopher Wylie's "Mindf(asterisk)ck: Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America" will be published Oct. 8, Random House announced Monday...
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September 27, 2019 - 11:58 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Friday warned tech company executives, diplomats and financiers that the race to create artificial intelligence and other forms of digital development pose the risk of increasing social inequality unless the work is accompanied by an ethical evaluation of the...
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FILE - This Nov. 1, 2018, file photo shows a photo of the Google logo at their offices in Granary Square, London. The European Court of Justice's ruled Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, that there is no obligation under EU law, for a search engine operator to extend beyond the EU member states the court's 2014 ruling that people have the right to control what appears when their name is searched online. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
September 24, 2019 - 2:55 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Handing Google a major victory, the European Union's highest court ruled Tuesday that the EU's "right to be forgotten" rules that allow people to control what comes up when their name is searched online do not apply outside the 28-nation bloc. Over the past five years, people in...
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September 23, 2019 - 2:21 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is restarting a practice in which human contractors listen to and transcribe some voice commands people give to the company's artificial intelligence system, Assistant. But this time Google is taking steps to make sure people know what they are agreeing to. The company...
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