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Supreme Court steps into Google-Oracle copyright fight

Nov. 15, 2019 3:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Friday it will referee a high-profile copyright dispute between technology giants Oracle and Google. Oracle says it wants nearly $9 billion from Google. The case stems from Google’s development of its hugely popular Android operating system by using...

Seattle woman suspected of Capital One hack granted bond

Nov. 5, 2019 2:38 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state authorities say a software engineer who pleaded not guilty to deferral computer and wire fraud charges in a Capital One hack was released from jail on bond. KING-TV reported Monday that 33-year-old Paige Thompson was granted bond Monday. Authorities say Thompson is expected...

Facebook agrees to pay fine in Cambridge Analytica scandal

Oct. 30, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Facebook has agreed to pay a 500,000-pound ($643,000) fine in a privacy case stemming from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, agreeing to accept the fine without admitting any liability. Britain's Information Commissioner Office had leveled the fine after concluding Facebook processed the...

Tech company opens office in West Virginia

Oct. 22, 2019 4:35 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A technology company has opened an office in West Virginia. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday for Infor's 12,000-square-foot (1,115-square-meter) facility in Charleston. New York-based Infor develops business cloud software. The company plans to hire 100 workers. Infor is...

Computer programmer admits role in Kansas cyberattack threat

Oct. 21, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors say a computer software engineer has admitted threatening cyberattacks against websites that criticized a Wichita attorney's work. VIRAL Artificial Intelligence co-founder David Dorsett pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of making extortionate threats via the internet. The...

Wichita lawyer spared from prison for role in cyberattacks

Oct. 15, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita lawyer has admitted to paying a software engineer who launched cyberattacks on websites that criticized the attorney's work. Court filings show 63-year-old Bradley A. Pistotnik pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of being an accessory after the fact to online extortion...

Software engineer to change plea in Kansas cyberattack case

Oct. 10, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A computer software engineer accused of plotting cyberattacks on websites criticizing a Wichita attorney's work has notified the court he plans to change his plea. A docket notation on Wednesday in U.S. District Court says VIRAL Artificial Intelligence co-founder David Dorsett is set...

Engineer admits hacking Yahoo accounts searching for images

Sep. 30, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A former Yahoo software engineer has pleaded guilty to hacking into the accounts of some 6,000 Yahoo users in search of sexual photos and videos. The US Attorney's Office says Reyes Daniel Ruiz admitted in court Monday that he mostly targeted accounts belonging to younger women,...

Bayer using AI to improve disease diagnosis, drug design

Sep. 29, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drugmakers have embraced artificial intelligence — using computers to analyze reams of data and then make predictions or recommendations. Germany's Bayer has been testing how the technology can help diagnose complex or rare conditions, hasten drug development and more. The...

Tech employers compete for workers in Sioux Falls

Sep. 23, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Karla Santi wants workers at her company to have a voice, to feel like they have value and an ability to make changes. Workplace culture is key at Blend Interactive, said Santi, Blend's CEO, because it's an advantages she can offer her staff. "I'm guessing most of my employees have...