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US allows tech firms to boost internet access in Iran

Sep. 23, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — American tech firms will be allowed to expand their business in Iran, where most internet access has been cut off in response to anti-government protests, the Treasury Department said Friday. Iran has been cracking down on demonstrators protesting the death of...

Musk to seek exemption from Iran sanctions for Web access

Sep. 20, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elon Musk's hope to operate his satellite internet firm in Iran requires permission from the Treasury Department, which said Tuesday it welcomes applications to support internet freedom in the country that is largely isolated from Wwestern economies. The Tesla...

College photos, memorabilia of Elon Musk auctioned for $165K

Sep. 15, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — College photos of Tesla CEO Elon Musk and memorabilia from his girlfriend at the time sold for $165,000 at auction, a Boston auction house said Thursday. Boston-based RR Auction said it was a collection of never-before-seen photos and memorabilia from Musk's college...

A new space race? China adds urgency to US return to moon

Sep. 15, 2022 09:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not just rocket fuel propelling America's first moonshot after a half-century lull. Strategic rivalry with China's ambitious space program is helping drive NASA’s effort to get back into space in a bigger way, as both nations push to put people back on the moon and...

Whistleblower: China, India had agents working for Twitter

Sep. 13, 2022 21:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter's former security chief told Congress Tuesday there was “at least one agent” from China's intelligence service on Twitter's payroll and that the company knowingly allowed India to add agents to the company roster as well, potentially giving those nations access to...

Twitter whistleblower bringing security warnings to Congress

Sep. 12, 2022 19:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, the Twitter whistleblower who is warning of security flaws, privacy threats and lax controls at the social platform, will take his case to Congress on Tuesday. Senators who will hear Zatko’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary...

Judge: Musk can use Twitter whistleblower but not delay case

Sep. 07, 2022 13:00 PM EDT

Elon Musk will be able to include new evidence from a Twitter whistleblower as he fights to get out of his $44 billion deal to buy the social media company, but Musk won't be able to delay a high-stakes October trial over the dispute, a judge ruled Wednesday. Chancellor Kathaleen St....

Once in the doldrums, Florida coast hums with space launches

Sep. 01, 2022 23:28 PM EDT

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A decade ago, Florida's Space Coast was in the doldrums. The space shuttle program had ended, and with it the steady stream of space enthusiasts who filled the area's restaurants and hotel and motel rooms during regular astronaut launches. ...

Twitter readies edit feature for premium users

Sep. 01, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

Permanently misspelled tweets might soon be a thing of the past. Twitter said Thursday it will roll out an editing feature to subscribers of its premium Twitter Blue service later this month. In an update on its plans to introduce an edit button, the social media...

Photronics, Conn's fall; Best Buy, Big Lots rise

Aug. 30, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Tuesday: Best Buy Co., up $1.19 to $74.89. The electronics retailer beat Wall Street's second-quarter financial forecasts. Devon Energy Corp., down $3.06 to $71.08. ...