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Clinton: UK voters must see Russian influence report

Nov. 12, 2019 12:30 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Hillary Clinton says she's "dumbfounded" that the U.K. government has failed to release a report on Russian influence in British politics before the country holds a national election next month. The former U.S. presidential candidate told British media that the public needs to know what is in...

Saudi recruitment of Twitter workers reflects insider risks

Nov. 7, 2019 11:04 PM EST

Allegations that two former Twitter employees spied on users for the Saudi government have spotlighted the threat posed by insiders who exploit their access to the mountains of sensitive data held by tech companies. The Twitter case adds an alarming international dimension to the longstanding problem of rogue...

The Latest: Twitter spying case shows insider risks

Nov. 7, 2019 5:58 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on allegations from U.S. prosecutors that Saudi Arabia recruited two Twitter employees to spy on accounts that included prominent government opponents (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Rogue employees pilfering data and spying across networks have long plagued governments and...

Juul halts US sales of popular mint-flavored e-cigarettes

Nov. 7, 2019 5:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Juul Labs said Thursday it will halt U.S. sales of its best-selling, mint-flavored electronic cigarettes as it struggles to survive a nationwide backlash against vaping. The voluntary step comes days after new government research showed that Juul is the top brand among high schoolers who...

US: Saudis recruited Twitter workers to spy on critics

Nov. 6, 2019 11:07 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Saudi government, frustrated by growing criticism of its leaders and policies on social media, recruited two Twitter employees to gather confidential personal information on thousands of accounts that included prominent opponents, prosecutors alleged Wednesday. The complaint...

The Latest: Twitter: Tools protect sensitive accounts

Nov. 6, 2019 6:21 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on two former Twitter employees charged with accessing personal account information on behalf of the Saudi government. (all times local): 3 p.m. Twitter has acknowledged that it cooperated in a U.S. investigation of two former employees accused of accessing personal account...

New York Times adds subscribers, digital ad revenue slides

Nov. 6, 2019 11:44 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times Co. continued to add new subscribers in the third quarter, but advertising revenue slid as the company noted "turbulence" in the digital-ad market. Profit fell overall. The newspaper publisher has successfully reoriented itself toward digital subscriptions, with a goal of...

Fake news? No jobs? Prospective journalists soldier on

Nov. 4, 2019 1:52 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The Daily Orange isn't daily anymore. The student-run newspaper that has covered Syracuse University since 1903, and trained generations of journalists, now prints three issues per week. Editor-in-chief Haley Robertson wonders where she'll find advertisers, worries about firing...

From toast of town to toxic: Facebook CEO on outs with Dems

Nov. 4, 2019 12:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg's social network in Washington is shrinking. Bipartisan hostility against Facebook has been building for months, fueled by a series of privacy scandals, the site's role in Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign and accusations that Facebook crushes competitors....

Asian shares mixed on new US-China trade jitters

Nov. 1, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were mixed on Friday after investors were spooked by a report that cast doubt on the prospects of a long-term U.S-China trade deal. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.4% to 27,020.20 and the Shanghai Composite jumped 0.7% to 2,950.47. In South Korea the Kospi climbed 0.5% to 2,093.34....