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Facebook says it's limiting false stories for India election

Mar. 26, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Facebook is taking steps to reduce the spread of false information on its platforms ahead of India's general election, company officials said Monday. Facebook listed a variety of measures it is taking, from blocking fake accounts to employing third-party fact-checking organizations,...

The good, bad and the unknown of Apple's new services

Mar. 26, 2019 3:31 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It took a while, but finally — and with the carefully curated help of Oprah, Big Bird and Goldman Sachs — Apple has at last unveiled a new streaming TV service, its own branded credit card and a news subscription product. The moves have been largely expected and so far...

Newspapers largely shun Apple's news subscription service

Mar. 26, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Many newspaper publishers — after suffering for a decade from job losses, shrinking ad dollars and circulation declines — are so far shunning Apple's new "Netflix for news" subscription. For $10 a month, Apple News Plus offers articles from more than 300 magazines, but only...

ASUS acknowledges computers infected by auto-update virus

Mar. 26, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Taiwanese computer company ASUS is acknowledging that suspected nation-state hackers planted malware on its online automatic update service in a sophisticated and targeted espionage operation. Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab disclosed Monday that hackers infected tens of thousands...

Apples wins 1, loses 1 in battle over iPhone technology

Mar. 26, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A mind-bending battle over some of the technology used in iPhones became even more muddled Tuesday when a federal trade agency handed separate victories to the embittered foes, Apple and Qualcomm. On Tuesday, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued two decisions within a few...

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FAA to revamp aircraft construction oversight, official says

Mar. 26, 2019 11:00 PM EDT

The Federal Aviation Administration plans to significantly revamp its oversight of airplane construction this summer after questions were raised about how it manages inspections done by the industry, according to testimony prepared for a Senate subcommittee hearing on Wednesday. The testimony by Calvin Scovel...

Facebook says it's limiting false stories for India election

Mar. 26, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Facebook is taking steps to reduce the spread of false information on its platforms ahead of India's general election, company officials said Monday. Facebook listed a variety of measures it is taking, from blocking fake accounts to employing third-party fact-checking organizations,...

EU parliament backs copyright bill targeting US tech giants

Mar. 26, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — European Union lawmakers approved a copyright directive Tuesday intended to give writers and artists more protection of their creative rights and incomes. But outspoken critics say the contentious measure could have major implications for US tech companies and could censor anyone...

Stolen California dog returned after theft video goes viral

Mar. 26, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

RUBIDOUX, Calif. (AP) — A California woman is overjoyed after her stolen pet dog was returned with the help of a security video posted on social media. The Orange County Register reports that Melissa Cortez's pug, Andrew, was returned to her Tuesday by the Spectrum cable company. The newspaper reports that...

Apple tries to take a bite out of credit card industry

Mar. 26, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

Apple is rolling out a credit card that it says is designed to do things no other card can. So how does it actually stack up? It looks different from a traditional credit card — there's no number on the front and the users' name is etched in metal. The card expands the company's digital Apple Pay...

Apples wins 1, loses 1 in battle over iPhone technology

Mar. 26, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A mind-bending battle over some of the technology used in iPhones became even more muddled Tuesday when a federal trade agency handed separate victories to the embittered foes, Apple and Qualcomm. On Tuesday, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued two decisions within a few...

NY federal judge sets April 4 hearing in Musk contempt case

Mar. 26, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge in New York will hold oral arguments next week in the government's contempt-of-court case against Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Judge Alison Nathan scheduled the hearing for April 4. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission wants Nathan to find Musk in contempt for allegedly...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Mar. 26, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

App Store Official Charts for the week ending March 24, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 4. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 5. Evertale, ZipZaGame Inc. 6. iSchedule, HotSchedules 7. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 8....

Clarification: Apple-Streaming TV story

Mar. 26, 2019 6:40 PM EDT
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — In a story March 25, The Associated Press reported that Apple's new credit card will offer 2 percent cash back. That applies only when using Apple Pay, a mobile version of the card. Using the physical card will earn 1 percent cash back.

'Russian playbook' remains after Mueller report wraps up

Mar. 26, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The collusion question now answered, another one looms ahead of 2020: Will U.S. elections be secure from more Russian interference? The 22-month-long special counsel investigation underscored how vulnerable the U.S. was to a foreign adversary seeking to sow discord on social media, spread...