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AP Top Technology News at 12:18 p.m. EDT

Prominent digital drug marketplaces knocked out in 1-2 punch
PARIS (AP) -- Two of the world's most notorious digital marketplaces have been knocked out in a one-two punch that officials say yielded a trove of new intelligence about the drug merchants that operate in the hidden corners of the internet....

Amazon isn't technically dominant, but it pervades our lives
NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon is already a huge part of many people's lives. And its $13.7 billion deal for the organic grocer Whole Foods will likely bind its customers even more tightly....

Amazon's new social network is looking a lot like Pinterest
NEW YORK (AP) -- Take Amazon Prime, mix it with Pinterest and add a dash of Instagram. The result is Amazon Spark , a new shopping-focused "social network" aimed at getting hardcore Amazon users to spend even more money with the e-commerce giant....

Russian man who helped develop Citadel malware gets 5 years
ATLANTA (AP) -- A Russian man who helped develop and distribute malicious software designed to steal personal financial information was sentenced Wednesday in Atlanta to serve five years in prison....

Facebook working on way to charge for reading news articles
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook is working on a way for news organizations to charge readers for articles they share and read on the social network....

Swimming robot probes Fukushima reactor to find melted fuel
TOKYO (AP) -- An underwater robot entered a badly damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant Wednesday, capturing images of the harsh impact of its meltdown, including key structures that were torn and knocked out of place....

T-Mobile beats Wall Street views as it gains new customers
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) -- T-Mobile, the country's No. 3 wireless carrier, on Wednesday said it continued to add new customers during the second quarter in a competitive wireless market....

China clamping down on use of VPNs to evade Great Firewall
BEIJING (AP) -- China is tightening control over foreign companies' internet use in a move some worry might disrupt their operations or jeopardize trade secrets as part of a crackdown on technology that allows web surfers to evade Beijing's online censorship....

Cyberattack on Ukrainian clinics, pharmacies worries experts
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Dr. Lidiia Podkopaieva was about to click "send" on an order of new surgical instruments when her computer monitor suddenly went dark....

Afghan team among medal winners at global robotics event
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An international robotics competition in Washington attracted teams of teenagers from more than 150 nations. The team that drew the most attention at the FIRST Global Challenge, which ended Tuesday, was a squad of girls from Afghanistan who were twice rejected for U.S. visas before President Donald Trump intervened. But there were even more stories than there were teams. Here are a few:...

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Justice Dept. announces takedown of online drug marketplace

China clamping down on use of VPNs to evade Great Firewall

Amazon's new social network is looking a lot like Pinterest

Russian man who helped develop Citadel malware gets 5 years

Amazon isn't technically dominant, but it pervades our lives

Swimming robot probes Fukushima reactor to find melted fuel

AP names Benjaminson as national news editor for beats

Uber banned from operating in Czech Republic's number 2 city

Cyberattack on Ukrainian clinics, pharmacies worries experts

Afghan team among medal winners at global robotics event

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