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EXPLAINER: Data privacy concerns emerge after Roe decision

Jun. 29, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

With abortion now or soon to be illegal in over a dozen states and severely restricted in many more, Big Tech companies that collect personal details of their users are facing new calls to limit that tracking and surveillance. One fear is that law enforcement or vigilantes could use those data...

Apple-Apps-Top-10

Jun. 28, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 3. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 4. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 5. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 6. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd...

Why captions are suddenly everywhere and how they got there

Jun. 27, 2022 09:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — People with hearing loss have a new ally in their efforts to navigate the world: Captions that aren’t limited to their television screens and streaming services. The COVID pandemic disrupted daily life for people everywhere, but many of those with hearing loss...

After Roe, Dems seek probe of tech's use of personal data

Jun. 24, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Supreme Court ending the constitutional protections for abortion, four Democratic lawmakers are asking federal regulators to investigate Apple and Google for allegedly deceiving millions of mobile phone users by enabling the collection and sale of their personal data to...

Apple-Apps-Top-10

Jun. 21, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 3. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 4. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 5. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 6. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd...

EU beefs up disinformation code amid Russia fake news fears

Jun. 16, 2022 08:42 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Union is beefing up its code of practice on disinformation by enlisting more tech companies beyond Google, Twitter and Facebook parent Meta and adding measures to prevent online purveyors of fake news from profiting. The EU's executive Commission...

Apple-Apps-Top-10

Jun. 14, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 3. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 4. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 5. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 6. Rovio Classics: AB, Rovio Entertainment Oyj ...

Big Tech attacks become rallying cry for GOP candidates

Jun. 09, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Shortly after launching his campaign last year for the Republican nomination in Nevada's U.S. Senate race, Sam Brown got into a scrape with Twitter. A Purple Heart recipient who was severely burned by an IED blast in Afghanistan, Brown posted a picture of himself...

Apple-Apps-Top-10

Jun. 07, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

App Store Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 3. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 5. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 6. Rovio Classics: AB,...

Australian court makes Google pay $515,000 for defamation

Jun. 06, 2022 04:31 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian court on Monday ordered Google to pay a former politician 715,000 Australian dollars ($515,000) over two defamatory YouTube videos. John Barilaro, the former New South Wales state deputy premier, had sued Google and comedian Jordan Shanks,...