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Audit clears Facebook despite Cambridge Analytica leaks
NEW YORK (AP) -- An audit of Facebook's privacy practices for the Federal Trade Commission found no problems even though the company knew at the time that a data-mining firm improperly obtained private data from millions of users - raising questions about the usefulness of such audits....

Cybersecurity expert's case delayed as new details emerge
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The case of British cybersecurity expert once heralded as a hero for stopping the WannaCry worldwide computer virus was delayed Thursday to allow his attorneys more time to prepare arguments on why a judge should suppress statements he made after his arrest for allegedly creating software to steal banking passwords....

Musk's LA transport tunnel proposal takes step forward
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A committee of the Los Angeles City Council has approved an environmental review exemption for a tunnel that Elon Musk wants to dig to test a novel underground transportation system....

Social media helps fuel teacher activism across the country
PHOENIX (AP) -- The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories....

UK teen gets 2 years for targeting CIA chief's phone, email
LONDON (AP) -- A British teenager has been sentenced to two years in a youth detention center for compromising the email and phone accounts of senior U.S. government officials in what a judge called acts of "cyber-terrorism."...

Maryland bill seeks transparency in online political ads
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- In the wake of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, Maryland is close to enacting a law that some experts say would set a new standard for how states deal with foreign interference in local elections and increase overall transparency in online political ads....

Amazon's reveals its Prime service has 100 million members
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Amazon has persuaded more than 100 million shoppers to subscribe to its Prime service that offers free two-day shipping and other perks that help bind people to the company and its ever-expanding empire....

Facebook adds privacy settings to comply with European rules
LONDON (AP) -- Facebook is enhancing privacy safeguards for users around the world as it complies with new European rules designed to make it easier for consumers to give and withdraw consent for the use of their data....

Russia takes heavy hand to internet to block messaging app
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian authorities are freezing up vast swathes of the country's online world in what critics call a heavy-handed - and so far unsuccessful - attempt to block a popular messaging app, Telegram....

EU renews call for Zuckerberg to testify over data scandal
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Parliament is repeating a call for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify about the internet giant's data privacy scandal, after Zuckerberg offered to send a subordinate in his place....

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Cybersecurity expert's case delayed as new details emerge

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Maryland bill seeks transparency in online political ads

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