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US companies walk fine line when doing business with China

Oct. 8, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The furor over a tweet by the Houston Rockets general manager in support of Hong Kong protesters is highlighting the fine line that U.S. companies must walk when doing business with China. The NBA is trying to manage that delicate relationship after Daryl Morey posted a now-deleted tweet of...

Engineer admits hacking Yahoo accounts searching for images

Sep. 30, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A former Yahoo software engineer has pleaded guilty to hacking into the accounts of some 6,000 Yahoo users in search of sexual photos and videos. The US Attorney's Office says Reyes Daniel Ruiz admitted in court Monday that he mostly targeted accounts belonging to younger women,...

Google wins case over EU's 'right to be forgotten' rules

Sep. 24, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Handing Google a major victory, the European Union's highest court ruled Tuesday that the EU's "right to be forgotten" rules that allow people to control what comes up when their name is searched online do not apply outside the 28-nation bloc. Over the past five years, people in Europe have...

Google ads: effective, a little frustrating, businesses say

Sep. 18, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For many small business owners, Google is a necessary and successful way to advertise although it can also be expensive and frustrating. Jeff Moriarty sees both sides. Moriarty, marketing director for his family's jewelry business, has handled its online ads for 20 years. With competition...

Google advertising practices targeted in antitrust probe

Sep. 11, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — State attorneys general investigating whether Google is engaged in monopolistic behavior are planning to take a deep look into the tech giant's advertising business. The office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sent a letter to Google on Monday seeking internal documents about how...

Big Tech faces a new set of foes: nearly all 50 US states

Sep. 10, 2019 5:03 AM EDT

Big tech companies have long rebuffed attempts by the U.S. federal government to scrutinize or scale back their market power. Now they face a scrappy new coalition as well: prosecutors from nearly all 50 states. In a rare show of bipartisan force, attorneys general from 48 states along with Puerto Rico and the...

States led by Texas target Google in new antitrust probe

Sep. 9, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fifty U.S. states and territories, led by Texas, announced an investigation into Google's "potential monopolistic behavior." The Monday announcement closely followed one from a separate group of states Friday that disclosed an investigation into Facebook's market dominance. The two probes...

The Latest: Groups praise states for launching Google probe

Sep. 9, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on states' antitrust probe on Google (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Several advocacy groups are lauding state attorneys general for opening an investigation into Google's market power. The consumer group Public Citizen says the time has come for tech giants like Google to be held...

Eco search engine sees surge in downloads as Amazon burns

Aug. 28, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Can you save the rainforest from your desk? A spike in downloads for a search engine that's contributing profits to planting trees shows people are looking for ways to help as fires rage across the Brazilian Amazon. But experts say that while such efforts won't hurt, there are better ways...

Detectives: 1994 technology slowed search for serial killer

Aug. 21, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It wasn't hard for Daytona Beach police to figure out who killed John Hardy Roberts in March 1994: Gary Ray Bowles left a probation document at the scene and also was caught on an ATM camera trying to withdraw money from Roberts' account. He later confessed. What proved more...