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AP Exclusive: AT&T under pressure to defy Maduro's censors
AP Exclusive: AT&T under pressure to defy Maduro's censors

Venezuela’s opposition together with the Trump administration is looking to recruit AT&T in its fight to oust Nicolás Maduro.

Official says Phoenix airport ride-hailing fee is illegal

Official says Phoenix airport ride-hailing fee is illegal

The state attorney general says a new $4 fee on Uber and Lyft rides to and from Phoenix airport is “very likely” unconstitutional.

Fiat Chrysler in talks with Foxconn to develop electric cars

Fiat Chrysler in talks with Foxconn to develop electric cars

Fiat Chrysler is in talks with the Chinese company Foxconn to develop and manufacture battery electric vehicles.

Microsoft: 'carbon-negative' by 2030 even for supply chain

Microsoft: 'carbon-negative' by 2030 even for supply chain

Microsoft says it will be 100% “carbon-negative” by 2030 by removing more carbon from the environment than it emits.

UK police use of facial recognition tests public's tolerance

UK police use of facial recognition tests public's tolerance

Some soccer fans attending a recent match in Britain covered up their faces to protest the local police force's use of facial recognition cameras to monitor arriving crowds.

News flash from Florida legislators: Telegraph era is over

News flash from Florida legislators: Telegraph era is over

Florida lawmakers are transmitting a news bulletin: The telegraph era is over.

Expert: Georgia election server showed signs of tampering

Expert: Georgia election server showed signs of tampering

A computer security expert says an election server central to a bitter legal battle over the security of Georgia's election administration showed signs of tampering.

EU legal opinion: mass data retention at odds with EU law

EU legal opinion: mass data retention at odds with EU law

A legal adviser at the EU’s highest court says that the bloc's data protection rules should prevent member states from indiscriminately holding personal data seized from telecommunications service providers.

NSA finds major security flaw in Windows 10, free fix issued

NSA finds major security flaw in Windows 10, free fix issued

The National Security Agency has discovered a major security flaw on Microsoft's Windows operating system and notified the company about it.

Russians hacked company key to Ukraine scandal: researchers

Russians hacked company key to Ukraine scandal: researchers

A U.S. cybersecurity company says Russian military agents successfully hacked the Ukrainan gas company at the center of the scandal involving President Donald Trump's efforts to dig up dirt on Democratic rival Joe Biden.

European carmakers build out charging network for electrics

European carmakers build out charging network for electrics

Europe's major carmakers are building more places to charge electric cars along highways.

Dating apps leak personal data, Norwegian group says

Dating apps leak personal data, Norwegian group says

A Norwegian consumer group says dating apps including Grindr, OkCupid and Tinder leak personal information to ad tech companies in possible violation of European data privacy laws.

Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday

Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday

Microsoft will stop providing free security updates for the Windows 7 operating system on Tuesday, meaning computers using it will be more vulnerable to malware and hacking.

Gene-editing tool's pioneers win Israel's Wolf Prize

Gene-editing tool's pioneers win Israel's Wolf Prize

Two global pioneers of modern gene-editing technology have been awarded Israel's prestigious Wolf Prize in medicine.

UK's Johnson says Huawei critics should suggest alternatives

UK's Johnson says Huawei critics should suggest alternatives

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says opponents of Huawei should suggest alternatives to the Chinese technology company.

As trial nears, Trump keeps discredited Ukraine theory alive

As trial nears, Trump keeps discredited Ukraine theory alive

A conspiracy theory years in the making is being pushed by President Donald Trump and his allies.

Google legal chief leaving amid sexual misconduct troubles

Google legal chief leaving amid sexual misconduct troubles

Google's parent company Alphabet says David Drummond, its legal chief, is leaving at the end of the month.

Visa buys financial technology company Plaid for $5.3B

Visa buys financial technology company Plaid for $5.3B

Visa has purchased the financial technology company Plaid for $5.3 billion, the companies said Monday, a major push by the payment processor into other types of money transfer systems outside of credit and debit cards.

Privacy, once hidden topic, gets attention at CES tech show

Privacy, once hidden topic, gets attention at CES tech show

Privacy is getting more attention at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas this week, after years of being hidden and under the radar.

US, UK officials meet as PM Johnson's Huawei decision nears

US, UK officials meet as PM Johnson's Huawei decision nears

British and American officials are meeting as U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government prepares to decide on whether there's a future for Chinese equipment maker Huawei in the country's next-generation telecom networks.

Facebook again refuses to ban political ads, even false ones

Facebook again refuses to ban political ads, even false ones

Facebook has decided not to limit how political ads are targeted to specific groups of people, as Google has done.

Search off for 'command vehicle' in mystery drone case

Search off for 'command vehicle' in mystery drone case

A Colorado sheriff has rescinded his previous call for the public to be on the lookout for a command vehicle that may be operating the mysterious groups of drones spotted in recent weeks over parts of Colorado and Nebraska.

AP Explains: Not all cyber threats equally worrisome

AP Explains: Not all cyber threats equally worrisome

Multiple local and state governments in the last week have reported what they say is suspicious cyber activity on their networks.

Christmas ransomware attack hit New York airport servers

Christmas ransomware attack hit New York airport servers

Officials say an upstate New York airport and its computer management provider were attacked by ransomware over the Christmas holiday.

Facebook cable plan hits resistance in Oregon coastal town

Facebook cable plan hits resistance in Oregon coastal town

A tiny coastal village in Oregon is opposing a plan by Facebook to build a landing spot for a submarine cable connecting America with Asia.

Microsoft looks to detect sex predators in video game chats

Microsoft looks to detect sex predators in video game chats

Microsoft says it has developed a technique to detect online predators using video games to try to sexually exploit children.