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Private messaging apps increasingly used for public business

Jul. 22, 2018 12:35 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One app promotes itself as a way to discuss sensitive negotiations and human resources problems without leaving a digital record. Another boasts that disappearing messages "keep your message history tidy." And a popular email service recently launched a "confidential mode" allowing...

Decision to cut New Mexico men's soccer spurs anger

Jul. 20, 2018 6:19 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The men's soccer team at the University of New Mexico has had a dozen NCAA tournament appearances and hopefuls from around the world have competed to play for the program. But regents at New Mexico's flagship university voted Thursday to cut the program, which has among the highest...

EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile practices

Jul. 18, 2018 9:15 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European regulators came down hard on another U.S. tech giant Wednesday, fining Google a record $5 billion for forcing cellphone makers that use the company's Android operating system to install Google search and browser apps. The European Union said Google's practices restrict competition...

New Zealand lawmaker fined for making phone call from plane

Jul. 9, 2018 2:42 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's transport minister said Monday he will pay a small fine for violating aviation rules by making a cellphone call from a plane. The Civil Aviation Authority fined Phil Twyford 500 New Zealand dollars ($340) for breaching rules it says were intended to prevent...

The Latest: Trump narrows high court pick to 4 _ or 3 or 2

Jul. 5, 2018 10:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Supreme Court nomination (all times local): 5:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says he has narrowed his list of contenders to fill the Supreme Court seat held by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Trump tells reporters aboard Air Force One: "I...

NSA deletion of call records raising questions

Jun. 30, 2018 1:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency is deleting more than 685 million call records the government obtained since 2015 from telecommunication companies in connection with investigations, raising questions about the viability of the program. The NSA's bulk collection of call records was initially...

NSA deleting more than 685 million call records

Jun. 29, 2018 7:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency is deleting more than 685 million call records the government obtained since 2015 from telecommunication companies in connection with investigations, raising questions about the viability of the program. The NSA's bulk collection of call records was initially...

Report: Egypt president approves cell phone line price hike

Jun. 28, 2018 3:25 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's state-run Al-Ahram newspaper is reporting that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has ratified amendments to an existing law that raise the price of new cellular phone lines and monthly charges. The decision, published in the official gazette and reported on the Al-Ahram website Thursday...

Huawei executive warns Australia risks economy with 5G ban

Jun. 27, 2018 3:30 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia could damage its economic future if it bans Huawei from the nation's next-generation mobile network technology, the Chinese telecommunication giant's Australian boss said on Wednesday. Australia barred Huawei, the world's largest telecommunications equipment supplier,...

The Latest: House Republicans call of committee meeting

Jun. 25, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration legislation (all times local): 6:20 p.m. House Republicans have abruptly canceled a committee meeting dealing with funding to handle refugees and immigrant children who arrive without parents at the border. Committee Republicans say the Monday meeting was...