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Today in History

Oct. 9, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 9, the 282nd day of 2019. There are 83 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 9, 1967, Marxist revolutionary guerrilla leader Che Guevara, 39, was summarily executed by the Bolivian army a day after his capture. On this date: In 1776, a group of...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Oct. 8, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

App Store Official Charts for the week ending October 6, 2019: App Store Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4. iSchedule, HotSchedules 5. NBA 2K20, 2K 6. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 7. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 9....

US companies walk fine line when doing business with China

Oct. 8, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The furor over a tweet by the Houston Rockets general manager in support of Hong Kong protesters is highlighting the fine line that U.S. companies must walk when doing business with China. The NBA is trying to manage that delicate relationship after Daryl Morey posted a now-deleted tweet of...

EU court: Facebook can be forced to remove content worldwide

Oct. 3, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s highest court ruled Thursday that individual member countries can force Facebook to remove what they regard as unlawful material from the social network all over the world _ a decision experts say could hinder free speech online and put a heavy burden on tech...

Google rolls out updated privacy tools for YouTube, Maps

Oct. 2, 2019 6:18 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is rolling out more tools for users to control their privacy settings. The company and other tech giants are facing increased scrutiny over the amount of data they collect from their users. Google and Facebook both debuted new privacy tools this year. Now, YouTube users will be...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Oct. 1, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

App Store Official Charts for the week ending September 29, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4. NBA 2K20, 2K 5. iSchedule, HotSchedules 6. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 7. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 9. Procreate...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Sep. 24, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

App Store Official Charts for the week ending September 22, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Pocket Build, MoonBear LTD 4. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 5. iSchedule, HotSchedules 6. Tap Roulette - Make Decisions with Friends!, Laan Labs 7. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 8....

New independent watchdog to keep extremists off internet

Sep. 24, 2019 12:58 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The leaders of New Zealand and France are backing a watchdog organization aimed at keeping internet platforms from being used by extremists — and preparing speedy responses to future attacks. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday the Global Forum to Counter...

Google will start transcribing audio recordings again

Sep. 23, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is restarting a practice in which human contractors listen to and transcribe some voice commands people give to the company's artificial intelligence system, Assistant. But this time Google is taking steps to make sure people know what they are agreeing to. The company suspended...

Democrats in Nevada work to boost digital ads ahead of 2020

Sep. 22, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As Democrats race to outpace President Donald Trump's aggressive online operation ahead of the 2020 election, the left's largest super PAC touched down in Nevada this week to help local advocacy groups sharpen their internet presence. The training, a four-day boot camp where participants...