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Apple suing Israeli hacker-for-hire company NSO Group

Nov. 23, 2021 15:58 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Tech giant Apple announced Tuesday it is suing Israel’s NSO Group, seeking to block the world’s most infamous hacker-for-hire company from breaking into Apple's products, like the iPhone. Apple said in a complaint filed in federal court in...

Elizabeth Holmes makes her case to the jury in fraud trial

Nov. 22, 2021 23:17 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Elizabeth Holmes, the one-time medical entrepreneur now charged with building a fraudulent company based on promises of a revolutionary technology, returned to the witness stand Monday. Her testimony, which focused largely on her enthusiasm based...

Reporter recalls pivotal story in Elizabeth Holmes' stardom

Nov. 18, 2021 22:37 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Fortune Magazine reporter whose cover story helped turn Elizabeth Holmes into a Silicon Valley sensation testified Thursday as to how he ended up feeling like a pawn in the entrepreneur's promotion of what she called a revolutionary blood-testing technology. ...

Tech disputes at Rittenhouse trial not new issue for courts

Nov. 12, 2021 19:46 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The late stages of Kyle Rittenhouse’s murder trial in the shooting of three men highlighted the U.S. legal system’s constant debate over forensic technologies, even fundamental ideas taken for granted outside the courtroom. Rittenhouse’s defense...

Report: NSO spyware found on 6 Palestinian activists' phones

Nov. 08, 2021 14:37 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Security researchers disclosed Monday that spyware from the notorious Israeli hacker-for-hire company NSO Group was detected on the cellphones of six Palestinian human rights activists, half affiliated with groups that Israel’s defense minister controversially claimed...

Europe bolsters pioneering tech rules with help from Haugen

Nov. 08, 2021 13:58 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — European lawmakers have pioneered efforts to rein in big technology companies and are working to strengthen those rules, putting them ahead of the United States and other parts of world that have been slower to regulate Facebook and other social media giants facing increasing...

China LGBT rights group shuts down amid hostile environment

Nov. 05, 2021 04:52 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — An influential LGBT advocacy group in China that has spearheaded many of the legal cases pushing for greater rights is halting its work amid growing restrictions on social activism. LGBT Rights Advocacy China announced it was ceasing all activities...

EXPLAINER: Rittenhouse plane part of widespread surveillance

Nov. 03, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors working to convict Kyle Rittenhouse in the shootings of three people during a protest against police brutality in Wisconsin have introduced as evidence surveillance video taken from an FBI airplane circling thousands of feet above the chaos. ...

Idaho lawmakers want federal public land appraised for taxes

Nov. 01, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers are seeking technology companies to appraise federal land in real-time to find out how much money lawmakers say the federal government should be paying the state in property taxes if the land were privately owned. The Committee on...

California wins $3.5M payoff in illegal gambling lawsuit

Oct. 28, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A company that made and operated casino-style games used for illegal gambling will pay $3.5 million and permanently stop its California operations under a court settlement announced Thursday. Pong Game Studios Corp. agreed to settle a lawsuit that...