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At UN climate talks, cameras are everywhere. Many belong to Emirati company with a murky history

Dec. 10, 2023 08:36 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — At the United Nations' COP28 climate summit in Dubai, surveillance cameras seem to be everywhere you turn. And that has some worried. It's unclear how the United Arab Emirates, an autocratic federation of seven sheikhdoms, uses the footage it...

Elon Musk restores X account of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Dec. 10, 2023 06:08 AM EST

Elon Musk has restored the X account of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, pointing to a poll on the social media platform formerly known as Twitter that came out in favor of the Infowars host who repeatedly called the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting a hoax. It poses new uncertainty for...

Technology built the cashless society. Advances are helping the unhoused so they're not left behind

Dec. 09, 2023 16:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Littlejohn remembers the days when lots of people had a couple of dollars to spare to buy a copy of Street Sense, the local paper that covers issues related to the homeless and employs unhoused individuals as its vendors. Today, he's finding fewer people are...

Some Seattle cancer center patients are receiving threatening emails after last month's data breach

Dec. 09, 2023 14:43 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Some patients of a Seattle-based cancer center received threatening emails following a data breach last month. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center officials said a Nov. 19 hack hit a portion of the health care system's clinical network, possibly leaking patient data. ...

Europe reaches a deal on the world's first comprehensive AI rules

Dec. 08, 2023 21:19 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — European Union negotiators clinched a deal Friday on the world's first comprehensive artificial intelligence rules, paving the way for legal oversight of AI technology that has promised to transform everyday life and spurred warnings of existential dangers to humanity. ...

Amazon asks federal judge to dismiss the FTC's antitrust lawsuit against the company

Dec. 08, 2023 20:28 PM EST

Attorneys for Amazon on Friday asked a federal judge to dismiss the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust lawsuit against the e-commerce giant, arguing the agency is attacking policies that benefit consumers and competition. Amazon’s response came more than two months after the...

European leaders reach deal on the world’s first comprehensive AI rules, offering a blueprint for scrutinizing the tech

Dec. 08, 2023 17:44 PM EST
BRUSSELS (AP) — European leaders reach deal on the world’s first comprehensive AI rules, offering a blueprint for scrutinizing the tech.

Top White House cyber aide says recent Iran hack on water system is call to tighten cybersecurity

Dec. 08, 2023 17:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House national security official said recent cyber attacks by Iranian hackers on U.S. water authorities — as well as a separate spate of ransomware attacks on the health care industry — should be seen as a call to action by utilities and industry to tighten...

Pritzker signs law lifting moratorium on nuclear reactors

Dec. 08, 2023 17:28 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation Friday lifting a three-decade moratorium on development of nuclear reactors in the state. Smaller nuclear reactors — those producing less than 300 megawatts of power — will be allowed beginning January 2026. Morris...

Baldur's Gate, The Legend of Zelda and Cocoon shine brightest in a stellar year for video games

Dec. 08, 2023 11:05 AM EST

It’s been a terrific year for video games. Developers hit their stride on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox X/S consoles, unleashing massive adventures big enough to satisfy gamers for weeks. The Switch is at the end of its lifespan, but Nintendo debuted two spectacular games on its way out. And indie...