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Lawmakers call YouTube Kids a 'wasteland of vapid' content

Apr. 06, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

A House subcommittee is investigating YouTube Kids, saying the Google-owned video service feeds children inappropriate material in “a wasteland of vapid, consumerist content" so it can serve them ads. The inquiry comes despite Google agreeing to pay $170 million in...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Apr. 06, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

App Store Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 5....

High court sides with Google in copyright fight with Oracle

Apr. 05, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Technology companies sighed with relief Monday after the Supreme Court sided with Google in a copyright dispute with Oracle. The high court said Google did nothing wrong in copying code to develop the Android operating system now used on most smartphones. ...

Lawmakers press Big Tech CEOs on speech responsibility

Mar. 25, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CEOs of tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google faced a grilling in Congress Thursday as lawmakers tried to draw them into acknowledging their companies' roles in fueling the January insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and rising COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. ...

The Latest: Twitter grilled about blocking a NY Post article

Mar. 25, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest news from a House committee questioning the CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter. All times local. ___ 2:30 p.m. Rep. Steve Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, raised the long-running conservative...

Former Google CEO gives $150M for research in biology, AI

Mar. 25, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and his wife, Wendy, have given $150 million to a research institute to establish a “new era of biology” aimed at battling diseases with a mix of data and life science studies. The Massachusetts-based Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Mar. 23, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 5. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB ...

Bill to aid US publishers vs. Google, Facebook rises again

Mar. 22, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

A congressional effort to bolster U.S. news organizations in negotiations with Big Tech has supporters hoping that third time's the charm. The bill, the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act, was introduced in March for the third time since 2018. Its odds of passage...

Twitter sues Texas AG, claiming retaliation for Trump ban

Mar. 08, 2021 22:29 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Twitter has filed a lawsuit against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, claiming the Republican used his office to retaliate against it for banning the account of former President Donald Trump following the riot at the U.S. Capitol. Days after the deadly...

From vote to virus, misinformation campaign targets Latinos

Mar. 07, 2021 15:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Perez was a guest on a Spanish-language talk radio show in Las Vegas last year when a caller launched into baseless complaints about both parties, urging Latino listeners to not cast votes at all. Perez, then chairman of the Democratic Party,...