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Avalanche deaths persist despite improved forecasting

Jan. 23, 2022 12:55 PM EST

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — When Knox Williams first started warning people about avalanches in Colorado from his small office in Fort Collins, there was only one way to receive the information: People had to call an avalanche hotline on a landline and listen to his recording of the forecast. ...

Report: Chinese Olympic app has serious security flaws

Jan. 18, 2022 20:52 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A smartphone app that's expected to be widely used by athletes and others attending next month’s Winter Games in Beijing has glaring security problems that could expose sensitive data to interception, according to a report published Tuesday. Citizen Lab, an...

Taiwan chipmaker TSMC says quarterly profit $6 billion

Jan. 13, 2022 02:00 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the biggest contract manufacturer of processor chips, reported Thursday its quarterly profit rose 16.4% over a year earlier to $6 billion amid surging demand for chips for smartphones and other electronics. Revenue in...

Flipping out: UGa QB Bennett goes old school with phone

Jan. 08, 2022 18:28 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Stetson Bennett went old school with his smart phone. Determined to block out any distractions, Bennett purchased a flip device this past summer. Like the one your technologically challenged grandparents might own. “I had a bunch...

China pursues tech 'self-reliance,' fueling global unease

Dec. 27, 2021 22:28 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — To help make China a self-reliant “technology superpower,” the ruling Communist Party is pushing the world's biggest e-commerce company to take on the tricky, expensive business of designing its own processor chips — a business unlike anything Alibaba Group has done before. ...

Oregon might dump controversial spyware investment

Dec. 17, 2021 18:54 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's treasurer is exploring legal options with the state attorney general in the state's large investment in a smartphone spyware company — a firm that has been denounced by human rights groups, the U.S. government and tech giants. In 2017, the Oregon...

Spyware find highlights depth of hacker-for-hire industry

Dec. 16, 2021 17:27 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Security researchers said Thursday they found two kinds of commercial spyware on the phone of a leading exiled Egyptian dissident, providing new evidence of the depth and diversity of the abusive hacker-for-hire industry. One piece of malware recently found on an...

Edmunds: 5 must-have features on new cars

Dec. 08, 2021 07:43 AM EST

Edmunds (AP) — One of the perks of buying a new vehicle is that it offers features that promise a safer and more convenient driving experience. Some technologies have trickled down from luxury to mainstream segments, while others have been introduced quickly across the market. But which features...

AP Source: NSO Group spyware used to hack State employees

Dec. 03, 2021 16:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The phones of 11 U.S. State Department employees were hacked with spyware from Israel's NSO Group, the world's most infamous hacker-for-hire company, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. The employees were all located in Uganda and included...

Apple suing Israeli hacker-for-hire company NSO Group

Nov. 23, 2021 15:58 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Tech giant Apple announced Tuesday it is suing Israel’s NSO Group, seeking to block the world’s most infamous hacker-for-hire company from breaking into Apple's products, like the iPhone. Apple said in a complaint filed in federal court in...