Computing and information technology

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2019, file photo, a gas station that was attacked during protests over rises in government-set gasoline prices is reflected in a puddle, in Tehran, Iran. Internet connectivity is trickling back in Iran after the government shut down access to the rest of the world for more than four days in response to unrest apparently triggered by a gasoline price hike. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
November 21, 2019 - 5:20 pm
Internet connectivity is trickling back in Iran after the government shut down access to the rest of the world for more than four days in response to unrest apparently triggered by a gasoline price hike. The shutdown across a nation of 80 million people was the first to effectively isolate a modern...
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FILE - In this May 27, 2016, file photo, a woman rides a bike past the company logo outside the Alibaba Group headquarters in Hangzhou, in eastern China's Zhejiang province. The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has raised about $11 billion in a share offering in Hong Kong, the city’s biggest offering since 2010. Alibaba said Wednesday that it has set the price for the offering at 176 Hong Kong dollars ($22.50) per share. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
November 20, 2019 - 9:53 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has raised at least $11 billion in a share offering in Hong Kong, netting the city’s biggest offering since 2010 despite recent political turmoil. Alibaba on late Wednesday set the price for the secondary share offering at 176 Hong Kong dollars ($...
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In this photo taken on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, Google Vice President Jacqueline Fuller speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Paris. Fuller says the company is having “a lot of conversations” internally amid consumer worries about data access and manipulated algorithms. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
November 19, 2019 - 10:48 am
PARIS (AP) — Google’s head of philanthropy says the company is having “a lot of conversations” internally amid worries about the tech giant’s bottomless appetite for consumer data and how it uses its algorithms. Vice President Jacqueline Fuller wouldn’t comment on specific data privacy...
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This photo released by the Iranian Students' News Agency, ISNA, shows cars drive past a scorched public bus that remained on the street after protests that followed authorities' decision to raise gasoline prices, in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, on Sunday backed the government's decision to raise gasoline prices and called angry protesters who have been setting fire to public property over the hike "thugs," signaling a potential crackdown on the demonstrations. (Morteza Zangane/ISNA via AP)
November 17, 2019 - 6:24 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday cautiously backed the government’s decision to raise gasoline prices by 50% after days of widespread protests, calling those who attacked public property during demonstrations “thugs” and signaling that a potential crackdown loomed...
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November 15, 2019 - 3:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Friday it will referee a high-profile copyright dispute between technology giants Oracle and Google. Oracle says it wants nearly $9 billion from Google. The case stems from Google’s development of its hugely popular Android operating system by using Oracle’s...
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Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and Shadow Minister for Climate Justice Danielle Rowley visit the National Mining Museum at the former Lady Victoria Colliery in Newtongrange, Scotland, Thursday Nov, 14, 2019, on the General Election campaign trail. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)
November 15, 2019 - 7:06 am
LONDON (AP) — The British Labour Party's latest plan for public ownership of big industries sent shivers through the telecoms sector Friday with an electoral promise to nationalize part of the former phone monopoly BT to provide free fiber optic broadband. Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who outlined...
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November 15, 2019 - 3:23 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei is selling a folding smartphone without Google apps or U.S.-made processor chips following sanctions imposed by Washington. The Mate X went on sale Friday on Huawei’s online store in China priced at 16,999 yuan ($2,422) and competes with Samsung’s Galaxy...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows the logos for Amazon, top, and Microsoft. . Amazon is protesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a huge cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing “unmistakable bias” in the decision. Amazon’s competitive bid for the “war cloud” drew criticism from President Donald Trump and its business rivals. (AP Photo/Richard Drew and Ted S. Warren, File)
November 15, 2019 - 3:12 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Friday he was certain that the awarding of a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft instead of Amazon was done fairly. The Pentagon awarded the contract to Microsoft in late October, and Amazon said there was “unmistakable...
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FILE - This April 22, 2005, file photo, shows logos for MasterCard and Visa credit cards at the entrance of a New York coffee shop. Visa and Mastercard are dropping out of Facebook’s Libra project, a potentially fatal blow to the social network’s plan for a worldwide digital currency, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 12, 2019 - 8:05 am
Facebook faces a rough road ahead with Libra, but defections by high-profile partners are still unlikely to spell the end for the digital currency. On Friday, Visa and MasterCard announced their departures from the Libra project, as did e-commerce giant eBay and payments startup Stripe. Last week,...
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This combination photo shows, from left, Tucker Carlson, host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Laura Ingraham, host of "The Ingraham Angle," and Sean Hannity, host of "Hannity" on Fox News. Critics of President Donald Trump who wonder about the tenacity of his supporters need only to spend three hours with Fox News Channel’s headliners to understand why. Carlson, Hannity and Ingraham reach roughly three to four million people per weeknight with a full-throated defense of the president. Tuesday night, Carlson referenced “impeachment insanity.” Hannity denounced “coup attempts.” And a guest on Ingraham’s show compared a government whistleblower to a suicide bomber. (AP Photo)
October 09, 2019 - 4:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Critics of President Donald Trump who wonder about the tenacity of his supporters need only to spend three hours with Fox News Channel's headliners to get an idea why. On his most influential venue, Trump's firewall remains secure. Tuesday night in prime time, Tucker Carlson...
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