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Senate panel to hear from internet execs on privacy policies

Sep. 26, 2018 3:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is hoping Congress can come up with a new set of national rules governing how companies can use consumers' data that finds a balance between "privacy and prosperity." But it will be tricky to reconcile the concerns of privacy advocates who want people to have more...

Startups shook up the sleepy razor market. What's next?

Sep. 26, 2018 6:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — What do you hate shopping for? Toothpaste? Diaper rash cream? Sunscreen? The guys who founded Harry's shaving club spend a lot time thinking about this question. Armed with $112 million in new financing, the online startup that took on razor giants Gillette and Schick with its...

Into the fold? What's next for Instagram as founders leave

Sep. 26, 2018 2:21 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger sold Instagram to Facebook in 2012, the photo-sharing startup's fiercely loyal fans worried about what would happen to their beloved app under the social media giant's wings. None of their worst fears materialized. But now that its founders have...

US attorneys general discuss social media privacy concerns

Sep. 25, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A meeting between top state law enforcement officials and Attorney General Jeff Sessions about how the government can safeguard the privacy of social media users ended Tuesday without a decision on whether to investigate. The gathering at the Justice Department was scheduled to discuss...

Instagram co-founders resign from social media company

Sep. 25, 2018 11:38 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The co-founders of Instagram are resigning their positions with the social media company without explanation. Chief Executive Kevin Systrom said in a statement late Monday that he and Mike Krieger, Instagram's chief technical officer, plan to leave the company in the next few weeks and...

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Amnesty: Firm by Qatar 2022 World Cup site didn't pay wages

Sep. 26, 2018 7:27 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A contractor involved in building infrastructure around the marquee stadium for Qatar's hosting of the 2022 World Cup did not pay its workers, leaving them stranded thousands of miles from home, according to a report released Wednesday. Mercury MENA, an engineering and...

Startups shook up the sleepy razor market. What's next?

Sep. 26, 2018 6:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — What do you hate shopping for? Toothpaste? Diaper rash cream? Sunscreen? The guys who founded Harry's shaving club spend a lot time thinking about this question. Armed with $112 million in new financing, the online startup that took on razor giants Gillette and Schick with its...

Startups shook up the sleepy razor market. What's next?

Sep. 26, 2018 6:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — What do you hate shopping for? Toothpaste? Sunscreen? The guys who founded Harry's shaving club want to know. Armed with $112 million in new financing, the online startup that took on razor giants Gillette and Schick with its direct-to-consumer subscription model is investigating what other...

Edmunds: How to shop for an electric car

Sep. 26, 2018 6:15 AM EDT

Even though electric vehicles account for just a fraction of overall car sales, they are slowly gaining favor with buyers, particularly as second cars for daily commuting. While you're researching EVs, you'll deal with the usual considerations, including price, comfort, cargo space and handling. Edmunds' Best...

In Paris, Airbnb blamed for all kinds of ills

Sep. 26, 2018 4:15 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The first paying guests to the ground-floor studio flat newly posted on Airbnb were innocuous enough: A family, come to experience the joys of Paris, like many millions of others. Franck Briand, who lives in the apartment directly above, now looks back on that moment as the start of what he...

Senate panel to hear from internet execs on privacy policies

Sep. 26, 2018 3:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is hoping Congress can come up with a new set of national rules governing how companies can use consumers' data that finds a balance between "privacy and prosperity." But it will be tricky to reconcile the concerns of privacy advocates who want people to have more...

Into the fold? What's next for Instagram as founders leave

Sep. 26, 2018 2:21 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger sold Instagram to Facebook in 2012, the photo-sharing startup's fiercely loyal fans worried about what would happen to their beloved app under the social media giant's wings. None of their worst fears materialized. But now that its founders have...

In most global of settings, UN ponders populism's problems

Sep. 26, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Warning that the world has a bad case of "trust deficit disorder" and risks "runaway climate change," U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged global leaders Tuesday to abandon unilateralism and reinvigorate cooperation as the only way to tackle the challenges and threats of...

The Latest: Congo's president says elections 'irreversible'

Sep. 25, 2018 11:22 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 11:20 p.m. President Joseph Kabila of Congo is stressing that holding elections on Dec. 23 is "irreversible" and denouncing any interference in the electoral process from foreign governments. Kabila became Congo's...

Japan preschools using tablets to prep tots for digital age

Sep. 25, 2018 10:37 PM EDT

YOSHIKAWA, Japan (AP) — It's drawing time at this suburban nursery school in Japan, but instead of crayons, tiny fingers are tapping on colors on iPad screens and taking selfies. Digital schooling has arrived in this nation long known for its zealous commitment to "three R's" education. Coby Preschool, in...