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LaBeouf-led livestream says 'He Will Not Divide Us'
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shia LaBeouf wants you to know: "He will not divide us."...

Yahoo's 4Q shows modest strides amid security breach fallout
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Yahoo's financial performance improved slightly during the fourth quarter while the company dealt with the fallout from massive security breaches that have jeopardized the $4.8 billion sale of its internet operations to Verizon Communications....

French internet censorship rose sharply in 2016
LILLE, France (AP) -- French authorities ordered the blockage or removal of more than 2,700 websites in 2016, Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux said Tuesday, a spike in censorship that some critics in the tech industry fear will do little to snuff out extremist content online....

Amazon moves to avoid EU fines over publishing contracts
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Amazon has agreed to change parts of its e-book contracts with publishers in an effort to avoid European Union fines for anti-competitive behavior....

Paris tests electric driverless minibus to fight pollution
PARIS (AP) -- In a city hit by chronic pollution and traffic problems, Paris officials are experimenting with a self-driving shuttle linking two train stations in the French capital....

Saudi Arabia warns destructive computer virus has returned
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Saudi Arabia is warning that a computer virus that destroyed systems of its state-run oil company in 2012 has returned to the kingdom, with at least one major petrochemical company apparently affected by its spread....

Samsung details causes of Note 7 fires but questions remain
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung says a thorough investigation into the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 phone has confirmed widely held suspicions that its batteries were to blame, marking a first but important step toward restoring consumer confidence....

US fights Microsoft's bid to tell users when feds take data
SEATTLE (AP) -- The U.S. Justice Department asked a judge Monday to throw out a lawsuit from Microsoft and keep a law that prohibits technology companies from telling customers when the government demands their electronic data....

Sprint is buying a 33 percent stake in Tidal
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sprint is buying a 33 percent stake of the Tidal, the music streaming service owned by artists like Jay-Z, Madonna and Kanye West....

'Alternative facts' quip from Trump adviser sparks mockery
NEW YORK (AP) -- Down is up. The sky is red. Dogs are birthing kittens. Facts? Nope. Try "alternative facts."...

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