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After Facebook scrutiny, is Google next?
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Facebook has taken the lion's share of scrutiny from Congress and the media about data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it's far from alone. YouTube, Google and Twitter also have giant platforms awash in more videos, posts and pages than any set of human eyes could ever check. Their methods of serving ads against this sea of content may come under the microscope next....

DOJ looks into how AT&T, Verizon handle defecting customers
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to stop consumers from easily switching wireless carriers....

Robot designed for faster, safer uranium plant pipe cleanup
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio crews cleaning up a massive former Cold War-era uranium enrichment plant in Ohio plan this summer to deploy a high-tech helper: an autonomous, radiation-measuring robot that will roll through miles of large overhead pipes to spot potentially hazardous residual uranium....

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....

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After Facebook scrutiny, is Google next?

Robot designed for faster, safer uranium plant pipe cleanup

DOJ looks into how AT&T, Verizon handle defecting customers

UK teen gets 2 years for targeting CIA chief's phone, email

UK teen jailed for targeting CIA chief's phone, email

Audit clears Facebook despite Cambridge Analytica leaks

As doors close in the US, China's Huawei shifts to Europe

Cybersecurity expert's case delayed as new details emerge

The Latest: British cybersecurity expert's US case delayed

Social media helps fuel teacher activism across the country

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