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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo Attorney General William Barr and FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich, second from left, address reporters at the Justice Department in Washington to announce results of an investigation of the shootings at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida. An an image of an iPhone is displayed at left. The Justice Department has placed a high national-security priority on its probe of the incident, insisting that investigators must get access to data from two locked and encrypted iPhones that belonged to the alleged gunman, a Saudi aviation student. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

AP Explains: The Justice Department's new quarrel with Apple

Jan. 17, 2020 3:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deadly shooting of three U.S. sailors at a Navy installation in December could reignite a long-simmering fight between the federal government and tech companies over data privacy and encryption. As part of its probe into the violent incident, deemed a terrorist act by the government,...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jan. 15, 2020 4:41 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 15 The Los Angeles Times on the International Olympic Committee banning athletes from making political statements such as kneeling or wearing political messages: Among the many inspiring displays at the National Museum of African American...

People take pictures of a display of LG Signature OLED R TVs at the LG booth during the CES tech show, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Hollywood-backed Quibi thinks you'll pay for its video bites

Jan. 8, 2020 5:17 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A startup heavily backed by Hollywood is wagering that you're ready to set aside YouTube and TikTok to watch star-studded short videos on your phone — for a price. The company behind this billion-dollar bet is Quibi (KWIH-bee), which is preparing to offer movies, shows and other...

Joel Gamoran, of Yummly, demonstrates the Whirlpool Yummly temperature gauge at the CES Unveiled media preview event, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Las Vegas. The smart thermometer consists of a probe and a dock, which communicate to each other and to the Yummly mobile app via Bluetooth, monitoring the temperature of the food and the temperature inside the oven. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Kitchens get smarter at CES tech show, not yet in many homes

Jan. 8, 2020 4:26 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tell your refrigerator about your dietary preferences and it’ll concoct a recipe plan for the coming week, sending a shopping list to your smartphone when it notices you’ve run out of the right ingredients. Counter-top robotic arms help chop veggies. Artificially intelligent...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, the logo of the Samsung Electronics Co. is seen at its office in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, its operating profit for the last quarter likely fell 34% from a year earlier, which would be a smaller-than-expected decline possibly resulting from increased smartphone shipments and gradually stabilizing computer chip prices. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

Samsung predicts smaller-than-expected drop in profit

Jan. 7, 2020 8:49 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday its operating profit for the last quarter likely fell 34% from a year earlier, which would be a smaller-than-expected decline possibly resulting from increased smartphone shipments and gradually stabilizing computer chip prices. The South...

Procter & Gamble Chief Brand Officer Marc Pritchard shows off the Charmin Forever Roll and the Charmin RollBot during a Procter & Gamble news conference before CES International, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

CES Gadget Show: Flying taxis, toilet paper robots and more

Jan. 6, 2020 10:09 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Flying taxis and a robot that can fetch toilet paper when you're stranded on the loo were among the technologies showcased this week at the annual CES gadget show in Las Vegas. The annual technology conference is the place for big brands and startups alike to unveil their products and...

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2019 file photo, the new Door View Cam is on display at the Ring booth before CES International in Las Vegas.  From the face scanner that will check in some attendees to the cameras-everywhere array of digital gadgets, the CES gadget show is all-in on surveillance technology — whether it calls it that or not. Nestled in the “smart home” and “smart city” showrooms at the sprawling Las Vegas consumer tech conference are devices that see, hear and track the people they encounter and sometimes analyze their looks and behavior. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

CES Gadget Show: Surveillance is in - and in a big way

Jan. 6, 2020 4:06 PM EST

From the face scanner that will check in some attendees to the cameras-everywhere array of digital products, the CES gadget show is all-in on surveillance technology — whether it calls it that or not. Nestled in the “smart home” and “smart city” showrooms at the sprawling Las...

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers sits for an interview with The Associated Press Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, saying that Foxconn Technology Group, the world's largest electronics manufacturer, could still qualify for up to $3 billion in state tax credits in Wisconsin if it makes changes to its deal with the state to reflect current plans for a plant that's under construction. Evers said Thursday.

Wisconsin governor: Foxconn could still qualify for credits

Dec. 19, 2019 6:04 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group, the world's largest electronics manufacturer, could still qualify for up to $3 billion in state tax credits in Wisconsin if it makes changes to its deal with the state to reflect current plans for a plant that's under construction, Gov. Tony Evers said...

FILE - FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2019, file photo, Chairman of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd., also known as Foxconn, Terry Gou delivers a speech during the company's annual carnival for employees in Taipei, Taiwan. A new audit says Wisconsin's economic development agency needs to modify procedures to ensure tax credits aren't awarded for Foxconn Technology Group employees who don't do work in the state. The nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau released its findings Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, and it's the second year that the audit has identified this problem. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)

Audit faults plans to credit Foxconn for work outside state

Dec. 17, 2019 4:54 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's economic development agency needs to modify its procedures to ensure that tax credits aren't awarded for Foxconn Technology Group employees who don't perform work in the state, which would violate state law and the contract with the company, an audit released Tuesday said....

Song Liuping, chief legal officer of Huawei, speaks during a press conference at Huawei's campus in Shenzhen in southern China's Guandong Province, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Chinese tech giant Huawei is asking a U.S. federal court to throw out a rule that bars rural phone carriers from using government money to purchase its equipment on security grounds. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Huawei asks court to throw out US telecom funds ban

Dec. 5, 2019 12:04 AM EST

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei is asking a U.S. federal court to throw out a rule that bars rural phone carriers from using government money to purchase its equipment on security grounds. The lawsuit announced Thursday is Huawei Technologies Ltd.’s second legal challenge this year...