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European Union court says TikTok owner can't avoid bloc's law cracking down on digital giants

Jul. 17, 2024 07:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — TikTok owner ByteDance can't avoid the bloc's crackdown on digital giants, a European Union court said Wednesday in a decision that found the video sharing platform falls under a new law that also covers Apple, Google and Microsoft. The EU's General Court rejected...

Amazon Prime Day is a big event for scammers, experts warn

Jul. 16, 2024 20:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon Prime Day is here, and experts are reminding consumers to be wary of scams. Deceptions such as phony emails from people impersonating online retailers like Amazon are nothing new. But phishing attempts increase amid the heavy spending seen during significant...

Elon Musk says he's moving SpaceX, X headquarters from California to Texas

Jul. 16, 2024 17:19 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Billionaire Elon Musk says he's moving the headquarters of SpaceX and social media company X to Texas from California. Musk posted on X Tuesday that he plans on moving SpaceX from Hawthorne, California to the company's rocket launch site dubbed Starbase in...

Amazon Prime Day is a major cause of injuries for warehouse workers, Senate review says

Jul. 16, 2024 17:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon’s popular Prime Day sales event has been “a major cause of injuries” for warehouse workers who pick and pack customer orders at the e-commerce giant's facilities across the United States, according to a report released Tuesday by Sen. Bernie Sanders. ...

Kaspersky will shutter US operations after software is banned by Commerce Department, citing risk

Jul. 16, 2024 15:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky says it's shutting down all of its operations in the United States, just weeks after the Commerce Department banned the use of the company's software in the country. Kaspersky will “gradually wind down” its U.S. operations starting...

Robot umpire challenge system could be tested next spring training, 2026 regular-season use possible

Jul. 16, 2024 14:27 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Major League Baseball could test robot umpires as part of a challenge system in spring training next year, which could lead to regular-season use in 2026. MLB has been experimenting with the automated ball-strike system in the minor leagues since 2019 but is...

Baltic countries notify Russia and Belarus they will exit the Moscow-controlled electricity grid

Jul. 16, 2024 12:15 PM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The electricity grid operators of the three Baltic countries on Tuesday officially notified Russia and Belarus that they will exit a 2001 agreement that has kept Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania connected to an electricity transmission system controlled by Moscow. ...

California needs a million EV charging stations — but that’s ‘unlikely’ and ‘unrealistic’

Jul. 16, 2024 11:21 AM EDT

California will have to build public charging stations at an unprecedented — and some experts say unrealistic — pace to meet the needs of the 7 million electric cars expected on its roads in less than seven years. The sheer scale of the buildout has alarmed many experts and...

Microsoft faces UK competition investigation over hiring of AI startup's founder and key staff

Jul. 16, 2024 11:09 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British regulators opened a preliminary investigation on Tuesday into Microsoft's hiring of an AI startup's key staff over concerns that it could thwart competition in the booming artificial intelligence market. The Competition and Markets Authority said its review...

An Australian computer scientist who claimed to invent bitcoin referred to prosecutors for perjury

Jul. 16, 2024 08:33 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An Australian computer scientist found to have falsely claimed to be the mysterious creator of the bitcoin cryptocurrency will be referred to British prosecutors for “wholescale perjury and forgery of documents,” a London judge said Tuesday. Judge James Mellor,...