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Trump attacks on Google recycle baseless claims

Aug. 20, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump has been on a tear about Google that traces back to a series of unfounded claims about the technology giant circulating among conservatives. Among those claims: that Google interferes with U.S. elections, is biased against conservatives and prefers working with...

AP Explains: US sanctions on Huawei bite, but who gets hurt?

Aug. 20, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

Chinese technology giant Huawei has yet to feel the full force of U.S. sanctions due to temporary exemptions and other uncertainties. Nonetheless, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says he expects no permanent relief because of the political climate in Washington. In an interview with The Associated Press, he also...

Facebook rolls out tool to block off-Facebook data gathering

Aug. 20, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet — or at least on Facebook. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you limit what the social network can gather about you on outside websites and apps. The company said Tuesday that it is...

Twitter shuts Chinese accounts targeting Hong Kong protests

Aug. 20, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter said it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong. The company also said Monday it will ban ads from state-backed media companies, expanding a prohibition it first...

Ransomware attack hits more than 20 Texas local governments

Aug. 20, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — More than 20 local governments in Texas were targeted in a coordinated ransomware attack of unprecedented size on Friday, but several of the cities had resumed normal operations by Tuesday, state officials said. The Texas Department of Information Resources said in a statement that it...

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Trump attacks on Google recycle baseless claims

Aug. 20, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump has been on a tear about Google that traces back to a series of unfounded claims about the technology giant circulating among conservatives. Among those claims: that Google interferes with U.S. elections, is biased against conservatives and prefers working with...

Ransomware attack hits more than 20 Texas local governments

Aug. 20, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — More than 20 local governments in Texas were targeted in a coordinated ransomware attack of unprecedented size on Friday, but several of the cities had resumed normal operations by Tuesday, state officials said. The Texas Department of Information Resources said in a statement that it...

Justice Department sues to block merger of airline IT firms

Aug. 20, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is suing to block Sabre Corp. from buying Farelogix, a rival provider of technology services to airlines. In a civil lawsuit filed Tuesday, the government says Sabre pursued the $360 million deal to eliminate a competitor that has disrupted the market with more...

After petition, Georgia to reexamine new voting system

Aug. 20, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia secretary of state's office said Tuesday that it plans to reexamine the state's new election system as required by law after receiving a request from voters. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced last month that the state plans to buy a $106 million election system from...

Major US stock indexes finish lower, snapping a 3-day rally

Aug. 20, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street Tuesday after another slide in bond yields and a mixed batch of corporate earnings weighed on the market. The selling pulled every major sector lower, snapping a three-day winning streak for the S&P 500. Financial sector stocks bore the brunt of the decline as investors...

The Latest: Some cities recovered from ransomware attack

Aug. 20, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on a coordinated ransomware attack affecting Texas cities (all times local): 4 p.m. Officials say some of the 22 Texas cities that were targeted by a coordinated ransomware attack have recovered and are operating normally. The Texas Department of Information Resources made the...

The top 10 books on Apple Books-US

Aug. 20, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

Apple Book charts for week ending August 18, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher) 1. Contraband by Stuart Woods - 9780593083154 - (Penguin Publishing Group) 2. Playing for Keeps by Kendall Ryan - No ISBN Available - (Kendall Ryan) 3. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens - 9780735219113 -...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Aug. 20, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

App Store Official Charts for the week ending August 18, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 5. iSchedule, HotSchedules 6. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 8. True Skate, True Axis 9....

AP Explains: US sanctions on Huawei bite, but who gets hurt?

Aug. 20, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

Chinese technology giant Huawei has yet to feel the full force of U.S. sanctions due to temporary exemptions and other uncertainties. Nonetheless, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says he expects no permanent relief because of the political climate in Washington. In an interview with The Associated Press, he also...

Official resigns over online hate campaign against judges

Aug. 20, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's deputy justice minister resigned Tuesday after allegations surfaced that he encouraged an online hate campaign against judges who were critical of the right-wing government. Lukasz Piebiak said he was stepping down in the interests of the government, adding that he planned to...