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Huawei apt to be stripped of Google services after US ban

May. 20, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

Huawei could quickly lose its grip on the No. 2 ranking in worldwide cellphone sales after Google announced it would comply with U.S. government restrictions meant to punish the Chinese tech powerhouse. The Trump administration's move, which effectively bars U.S. firms from selling components and software to...

Feds: DeVos used personal emails for work in 'limited' cases

May. 20, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has sometimes used her personal email accounts for government business and has not always properly saved the messages, according to an internal investigation released Monday. The agency's Office of Inspector General, which was investigating at the request of House Democrats, said...

Criticized Maryland chancellor won't seek contract extension

May. 16, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The chancellor of Maryland's university system said Thursday he will step down next year, after state lawmakers cut funding from the system's budget by an amount equal to his annual salary to express displeasure in the system's handling of a University of Maryland football player's...

Huawei hit by US export controls, potential import ban

May. 16, 2019 6:25 AM EDT

In a fateful swipe at telecommunications giant Huawei, the Trump administration issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning its equipment from U.S. networks and said it was subjecting the Chinese company to strict export controls. Huawei would be the largest business ever subjected to the...

WhatsApp flaw let spies take control with calls alone

May. 14, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

Spyware crafted by a sophisticated group of hackers-for-hire took advantage of a flaw in the popular WhatsApp communications program to remotely hijack dozens of phones without any user interaction. The Financial Times identified the hacking group as Israel's NSO Group, which has been widely condemned for selling...

The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US

May. 14, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

iBook charts for week ending May 12, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher iBooks US Bestseller List - Paid Books 1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens - 9780735219113 - (Penguin Publishing Group) 2. Blessing in Disguise by Danielle Steel - 9780399179334 - (Random House Publishing Group) 3....

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

May. 14, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

App Store Official Charts for the week ending May 12, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 4. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 5. iSchedule, HotSchedules 6. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 8. True Skate, True Axis 9. Bloons...

Apps cost too much? Court allows suit adding to Apple's woes

May. 14, 2019 7:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers can pursue a lawsuit complaining that iPhone apps cost too much, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday, adding to Apple's woes that already include falling iPhone sales and a European investigation. The lawsuit could have major implications for the tech giant's handling of the more...

APNewsBreak: Defense say Navy SEAL prosecutors spied on them

May. 13, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Military prosecutors in the case of a Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in Iraq in 2017 installed tracking software in emails sent to defense lawyers and a reporter in an attempt to discover who was leaking information to the news media, according to lawyers who...

Lawyers for Navy SEAL charged with killing Islamic State prisoner say prosecutors planted tracking software in emails

May. 13, 2019 11:51 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for Navy SEAL charged with killing Islamic State prisoner say prosecutors planted tracking software in emails.