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Amazon says Trump's 'improper pressure' doomed Pentagon bid
Amazon says Trump's 'improper pressure' doomed Pentagon bid

Amazon says President Donald Trump's “improper pressure" and behind-the-scenes attacks harmed its chances of winning a $10 billion Pentagon contract.

Reddit bans accounts, suspects possible UK vote interference

Reddit bans accounts, suspects possible UK vote interference

The prospect of Russian interference in Britain's election has become an issue again after the social media platform Reddit concluded that leaked government documents on Brexit trade was linked to Russian operators.

Elon Musk cleared of defamation in 'pedo guy' tweet trial

Elon Musk cleared of defamation in 'pedo guy' tweet trial

An attorney has told a Los Angeles jury it would be reasonable to award $190 million in damages to a British cave explorer who is suing Elon Musk for allegedly branding him as a pedophile during a Twitter spat.

Uber reports more than 3,000 sexual assaults on 2018 rides

Uber reports more than 3,000 sexual assaults on 2018 rides

In a long anticipated safety report, ride-sharing giant Uber says more than 3,000 sexual assaults were reported during its U.

Amazon blaming Trump over Pentagon contract loss, judge says

Amazon blaming Trump over Pentagon contract loss, judge says

Amazon is arguing in a court case that President Donald Trump's bias against the company harmed its chances at winning a $10 billion Pentagon contract.

NATO researchers: Social media failing to stop manipulation

NATO researchers: Social media failing to stop manipulation

NATO-affiliated researchers say social media companies are failing to stop manipulated activity.

Venice tide barriers pass another test but skeptics remain

Venice tide barriers pass another test but skeptics remain

The underwater barriers meant to protect the Italian lagoon city of Venice from damaging high tides are a decade behind schedule and billions over budget.

Nobel laureate: Face up to climate change, no escaping Earth

Nobel laureate: Face up to climate change, no escaping Earth

An astronomer who shares this year's Nobel Physics Prize for discovering a planet outside the Earth's solar system is taking issue with people who shrug off climate change on the grounds that humans will eventually leave for distant planets.

2 Russians charged in 'Evil Corp' global cybertheft ring

2 Russians charged in 'Evil Corp' global cybertheft ring

The Justice Department has unsealed charges against two Russian men in what authorities say is one of the worst computer hacking and bank fraud schemes of the past decade.

Huawei asks court to throw out US telecom funds ban

Huawei asks court to throw out US telecom funds ban

Huawei asking U.S. court to throw out rule that bars use of government money to buy its equipment on security grounds.

DHS retreats on possible facial screening of US citizens

DHS retreats on possible facial screening of US citizens

The Homeland Security Department says it has no plans to force U.

Google co-founders step aside as antitrust scrutiny heats up

Google co-founders step aside as antitrust scrutiny heats up

Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin step down as executives of parent company Alphabet, will remain on board.

Microsoft shareholders defeat 2 activist proposals

Microsoft shareholders defeat 2 activist proposals

Microsoft's shareholders have voted to defeat two proposals by activist investors calling for the company to add a rank-and-file employee on its board of directors and report on gender disparities in company salaries.

Workers fired from Google plan federal labor complaint

Workers fired from Google plan federal labor complaint

Four workers fired from Google last week are planning to file charges against the company with a federal agency, claiming it unfairly retaliated against them for organizing workers around social causes.

For banks, data on your spending habits could be a gold mine

For banks, data on your spending habits could be a gold mine

There’s a powerful new player watching what you buy so it can tailor product offerings for you.

Correction: Uber-Sexual Assaults story

Correction: Uber-Sexual Assaults story

Uber acknowledged more than 3,000 sexual assaults occurred during U.

Still on top: Cyber Monday sales on track to hit record

Still on top: Cyber Monday sales on track to hit record

Even though deals could be found online for days, shoppers still pulled out their phones and laptops to shop on the Monday after Thanksgiving, with sales on track to hit a record $9.4 billion.

Lawsuit challenges social media disclosure rule for visas

Lawsuit challenges social media disclosure rule for visas

Two organizations that represent documentary filmmakers filed a federal lawsuit Thursday arguing that new rules requiring U.

DHS may require US citizens be photographed at airports

DHS may require US citizens be photographed at airports

The Homeland Security Department is considering requiring that all travelers, including American citizens, be photographed entering or leaving the country.

Chamillionaire wants to add diversity to tech space

Chamillionaire wants to add diversity to tech space

When Grammy award-winning rapper Hakeem “Chamillionaire” Seriki began learning the ropes of venture capitalism in the tech space, he says he didn't see many people who looked like him.

Elon Musk tells jurors insult provoked ‘pedo guy’ tweet

Elon Musk tells jurors insult provoked ‘pedo guy’ tweet

Troublesome tweets that followed underwater cave rescue have Tesla CEO Elon Musk facing defamation trial by British diver he allegedly dubbed a pedophile.

Google bans Conservative Party YouTube ad with BBC material

Google bans Conservative Party YouTube ad with BBC material

Google has taken down a Conservative Party YouTube ad that used BBC news footage, days after Facebook took similar action on grounds that it infringed intellectual property rights.

Portugal resists US appeal to bar Huawei from 5G network bid

Portugal resists US appeal to bar Huawei from 5G network bid

Senior Portuguese officials have told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo they won’t exclude Chinese companies from competing in a planned public tender for the country’s next-generation 5G wireless network.

Now Roquefort: US eyes tariffs on $2.4B in French imports

Now Roquefort: US eyes tariffs on $2.4B in French imports

Lashing back against France’s tech tax, US proposes tariffs on $2.4 billion in French imports.

Video game maker to pay $10 million in gender bias case

Video game maker to pay $10 million in gender bias case

The maker of popular video game League of Legends has agreed to pay $10 million to female employees to settle a broad gender discrimination case.

Tech aims to predict problems on power lines before disaster

Tech aims to predict problems on power lines before disaster

A new technology being tested by California utilities is aimed at diagnosing problems before they could cause power outages or spark wildfires.