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Why Facebook didn't block live New Zealand shooting video

Mar. 19, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Why did Facebook air live video of the New Zealand mosque shooting for 17 minutes? Didn't anyone alert the company while it was happening? Facebook says no. According to its deputy general counsel, Chris Sonderby, none of the 200 or so people who watched the live video flagged it to...

FBI tracked Michael Cohen's phones with controversial device

Mar. 19, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, meet the Triggerfish. Search warrant documents made public Tuesday show the FBI used highly secretive and controversial cellphone sweeping technology to zero-in on President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer when agents raided his New York City home, hotel room and office...

SEC says Musk's contempt defense 'borders on the ridiculous'

Mar. 19, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. securities regulators countered Tesla CEO Elon Musk's contempt-of-court defense Monday night, writing in court papers that he brazenly disregarded a federal judge's order and that one of his arguments "borders on the ridiculous." Lawyers for the Securities and Exchange Commission, in a...

Goodbye console? Google launches game-streaming platform

Mar. 19, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Google on Tuesday unveiled a video-game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on the traditional video-game business. The platform will store a game-playing session in the cloud and lets players jump across devices operating on Google's Chrome browser and Chrome OS,...

Trump: Social media sites discriminate against conservatives

Mar. 19, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed his ire Tuesday at the nation's major social media companies, claiming they're biased against Republicans and attacking them with the same gusto he uses for much of the rest of the media world. Trump's focus on social media began with a morning tweet and...

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Nominee to lead FAA will face challenge on Boeing oversight

Mar. 19, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

President Donald Trump has tapped a former Delta Air Lines executive to lead the Federal Aviation Administration as the regulator deals with questions about its approval of a Boeing airliner involved in two deadly crashes within five months. The White House said Tuesday that Trump will nominate Stephen Dickson to...

FBI tracked Michael Cohen's phones with controversial device

Mar. 19, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, meet the Triggerfish. Search warrant documents made public Tuesday show the FBI used highly secretive and controversial cellphone sweeping technology to zero-in on President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer when agents raided his New York City home, hotel room and office...

Goodbye console? Google launches game-streaming platform

Mar. 19, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Google on Tuesday unveiled a video-game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on the traditional video-game business. The platform will store a game-playing session in the cloud and lets players jump across devices operating on Google's Chrome browser and Chrome OS,...

Trump: Social media sites discriminate against conservatives

Mar. 19, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed his ire Tuesday at the nation's major social media companies, claiming they're biased against Republicans and attacking them with the same gusto he uses for much of the rest of the media world. Trump's focus on social media began with a morning tweet and...

In end of 20th Century Fox, a new era dawns for Hollywood

Mar. 19, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fox Studio backlot, first built in 1926 on a Century City ranch in Los Angeles, was enormous. Before much of it was sold off in the 1960s, it was four times the size of its current, and still huge, 53 acres. Shirley Temple's bungalow still sits on the lot, as does the piano where John...

Facebook to overhaul ad targeting to prevent discrimination

Mar. 19, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook will overhaul its ad-targeting systems to prevent discrimination in housing , credit and employment ads as part of a legal settlement. For the social network, that's one major legal problem down, several to go, including government investigations in the U.S. and Europe over...

Why Facebook didn't block live New Zealand shooting video

Mar. 19, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Why did Facebook air live video of the New Zealand mosque shooting for 17 minutes? Didn't anyone alert the company while it was happening? Facebook says no. According to its deputy general counsel, Chris Sonderby, none of the 200 or so people who watched the live video flagged it to...

Court tosses $4 million copyright award against Zillow

Mar. 19, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal appeals court has thrown out a $4 million copyright infringement ruling against the Seattle-based online real estate company Zillow. Zillow faced a 2015 lawsuit from Rosemont, Illinois-based VHT, the nation's largest professional real estate photography studio. VHT said Zillow's...

US stocks give up an early rally, ending winning streak

Mar. 19, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

U.S. stock indexes closed mostly lower Tuesday after a late-afternoon splash of selling erased early gains, ending a weeklong rally. Banks accounted for much of the decline, along with utilities and industrial companies. Those losses offset gains in health care, technology and consumer products stocks. The...

Sub makes rapid ascent in Indian Ocean; crew safe

Mar. 19, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

ALPHONSE ISLAND, Seychelles (AP) — Technicians investigating the cause of a subsea emergency in which a British scientist and her American pilot made a rapid ascent from 250 meters (820 feet) beneath the Indian Ocean on Tuesday now think it's unlikely it was caused by an electrical fire, though they are...