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Senate panel to hear from internet execs on privacy policies

Sep. 26, 2018 3:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is hoping Congress can come up with a new set of national rules governing how companies can use consumers' data that finds a balance between "privacy and prosperity." But it will be tricky to reconcile the concerns of privacy advocates who want people to have more...

Into the fold? What's next for Instagram as founders leave

Sep. 26, 2018 2:21 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger sold Instagram to Facebook in 2012, the photo-sharing startup's fiercely loyal fans worried about what would happen to their beloved app under the social media giant's wings. None of their worst fears materialized. But now that its founders have...

US attorneys general discuss social media privacy concerns

Sep. 25, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A meeting between top state law enforcement officials and Attorney General Jeff Sessions about how the government can safeguard the privacy of social media users ended Tuesday without a decision on whether to investigate. The gathering at the Justice Department was scheduled to discuss...

Instagram co-founders resign from social media company

Sep. 25, 2018 11:38 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The co-founders of Instagram are resigning their positions with the social media company without explanation. Chief Executive Kevin Systrom said in a statement late Monday that he and Mike Krieger, Instagram's chief technical officer, plan to leave the company in the next few weeks and...

Bill overhauling songwriter royalties heads to Trump's desk

Sep. 25, 2018 8:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to substantially overhaul the way music is licensed and songwriters compensated for songs online is being sent to the president's desk for his signature. Congress cleared the bill Tuesday, giving final passage to a rare bipartisan accord between Republican and Democratic...

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Senate panel to hear from internet execs on privacy policies

Sep. 26, 2018 3:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is hoping Congress can come up with a new set of national rules governing how companies can use consumers' data that finds a balance between "privacy and prosperity." But it will be tricky to reconcile the concerns of privacy advocates who want people to have more...

Into the fold? What's next for Instagram as founders leave

Sep. 26, 2018 2:21 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger sold Instagram to Facebook in 2012, the photo-sharing startup's fiercely loyal fans worried about what would happen to their beloved app under the social media giant's wings. None of their worst fears materialized. But now that its founders have...

Med tech company bringing 200 jobs, $40M facility to Sparks

Sep. 26, 2018 1:26 AM EDT

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A California-based medical device company has announced plans to move its U.S. operations from the San Francisco Bay area to a facility in northern Nevada that's expected to bring 200 jobs to the Reno-Sparks area. New Deantronics announced Tuesday it plans to invest more than $40...

Spaceport in New Mexico seeks additional state subsidies

Sep. 26, 2018 1:14 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's spaceport for vertical rocket and runway launches is asking for a 72 percent increase in funding from the state's general fund for the coming fiscal year. Spaceport America CEO Dan Hicks was scheduled Wednesday to brief state lawmakers about operations and finances for...

In most global of settings, UN ponders populism's problems

Sep. 26, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Warning that the world has a bad case of "trust deficit disorder" and risks "runaway climate change," U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged global leaders Tuesday to abandon unilateralism and reinvigorate cooperation as the only way to tackle the challenges and threats of...

The Latest: Congo's president says elections 'irreversible'

Sep. 25, 2018 11:22 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 11:20 p.m. President Joseph Kabila of Congo is stressing that holding elections on Dec. 23 is "irreversible" and denouncing any interference in the electoral process from foreign governments. Kabila became Congo's...

Japan preschools using tablets to prep tots for digital age

Sep. 25, 2018 10:37 PM EDT

YOSHIKAWA, Japan (AP) — It's drawing time at this suburban nursery school in Japan, but instead of crayons, tiny fingers are tapping on colors on iPad screens and taking selfies. Digital schooling has arrived in this nation long known for its zealous commitment to "three R's" education. Coby Preschool, in...

Delta fixes 'technology issue,' flights no longer grounded

Sep. 25, 2018 9:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines says its IT systems have been restored and flights are no longer grounded due to the technology problem. The airline said in a statement Tuesday night that a "technology issue briefly affected" some of its systems, causing a ground stop order to be issued in the U.S. The...

Bill overhauling songwriter royalties heads to Trump's desk

Sep. 25, 2018 8:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to substantially overhaul the way music is licensed and songwriters compensated for songs online is being sent to the president's desk for his signature. Congress cleared the bill Tuesday, giving final passage to a rare bipartisan accord between Republican and Democratic...

NTSB faults Air Canada pilots for last year's near disaster

Sep. 25, 2018 8:20 PM EDT

Federal safety officials blame two Air Canada pilots for coming within 10 to 20 feet of crashing their jetliner into a plane on the ground last year in San Francisco. The Air Canada pilots were apparently confused because one of two parallel runways was closed and dark before the late-night incident. The crew was...