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Trump: Administration to review Pentagon computer contract

Jul. 18, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that the administration will "take a very long look" at a massive multibillion-dollar contract the Pentagon is preparing to award for a cloud computing system, citing "tremendous complaints" he's heard about the process. Amazon Web Services Inc., a...

Netflix's 2Q dud rattles investors as competition heats up

Jul. 17, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix's video streaming service suffered a dramatic slowdown in growth during its traditionally sluggish spring season, a drop-off coming as the company boosts its prices and girds for even stiffer competition. The service picked up 2.7 million worldwide subscribers for the...

Effort begins to get more Yale women Wikipedia pages

Jul. 9, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A research scientist who worked at NASA and a chronic disease epidemiologist are just two of Yale University's renowned female graduates, professors and staff who have gone unmentioned on the pages of Wikipedia. Dozens of Yale students and staff gathered Tuesday at the Yale School...

US election security official highlights email threat

Jul. 3, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Beware the phishing attempts. An election security official with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday warned top state election officials nationwide to safeguard against fraudulent emails targeting state and local election workers. The emails appear as if they come from...

Internet restored in Ethiopia 10 days after assassinations

Jul. 2, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia has begun restoring internet access Tuesday, 10 days after it was cut following the assassinations of six top government officials. On June 22, attackers shot and killed the Amhara governor and two other officials. On the same night in Addis Ababa, the country's army...

DirecTV owner backs free streaming service Locast as hedge

Jun. 27, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T, the owner of DirecTV, is backing a free streaming service as a hedge against losing broadcast channels in disputes over fees. TV subscribers are increasingly finding the channels they pay for blacked out because channel owners and the cable or satellite companies such as DirecTV...

AP sources: US struck Iranian military computers this week

Jun. 22, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military cyber forces launched a strike against Iranian military computer systems on Thursday as President Donald Trump backed away from plans for a more conventional military strike in response to Iran's downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, U.S. officials said Saturday. Two...

The Latest: Slack up 49% in value after 1st trading day

Jun. 20, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Slack's IPO (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Slack's newly public shares aren't slacking off. The work messaging service's shares debuted on the New York Stock Exchange at $38.50 and rose slightly to close at $38.62. That's 49% above the $26 reference price set by the exchange...

Vermont governor signs bill aimed at expanding broadband

Jun. 20, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill into law on Thursday aimed at getting broadband to all rural areas of the state. The legislation supports community efforts to design and build broadband networks, like EC Fiber, a nonprofit, community owned fiber-optic network...

Panel: 90% of US sport bets could be online in 5 to 10 years

Jun. 13, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Some gambling and technology executives say 90% of sports betting in the United States will be done over mobile phones or the internet in the next five to 10 years. Speaking this week at the East Coast Gaming Congress in Atlantic City, the leaders say rapid advances in technology...