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Employees of Big Tech are speaking out like never before

Aug. 25, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Liz O'Sullivan was hired at the New York City-based artificial intelligence company Clarifai in 2017, she felt lucky to find work at the intersection of two of her main interests: technology and ethics. Two years later, she found herself facing a moral dilemma. Clarifai was...

Pentagon cancels billion-dollar missile defense project

Aug. 21, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is pulling the plug on a billion-dollar, technically troubled project to build a better weapon that would destroy incoming missiles. The move is aimed in part at considering new approaches to missile defense at a time of rapid technological change. The announced reason for...

China vows to counter US deployment of midrange arms in Asia

Aug. 6, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Tuesday that it "will not stand idly by" and will take countermeasures if the U.S. deploys intermediate-range missiles in the Asia-Pacific region, which Washington has said it plans to do within months. The statement from the director of the foreign ministry's Arms Control...

US to test new missile as arms treaty with Russia ends

Aug. 3, 2019 12:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the scrapping of a landmark arms control agreement Friday, the U.S. announced plans to test a new missile amid growing concerns about emerging threats and new weapons. U.S. officials said they are no longer hamstrung and could now develop weapons systems previously banned under the...

North Korea launches 2 short-range missiles, Seoul says

Jul. 31, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's military said North Korea conducted its second weapons test in less than a week Wednesday, firing two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast in a move observers said could be aimed at boosting pressure on the United States as the rivals struggle to set up...

AP Explains: How big a threat is an electromagnetic attack?

Jul. 27, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When much of Venezuela was plunged into darkness after a massive blackout this week, President Nicolás Maduro blamed the power outage on an "electromagnetic attack" carried out by the U.S. The claim was met with skepticism. Blackouts are a regrettably frequent part of life in...