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US judge dismisses New Mexico privacy claims against Google

Sep. 29, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A U.S. district judge has dismissed New Mexico’s privacy claims against Google over privacy concerns, but New Mexico's top prosecutor vowed Monday to continue the legal fight to protect child privacy rights. The judge concluded in a ruling Friday that federal laws and...

FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, a man uses the dating app Tinder in New Delhi.  Spotify and the makers of Fortnite and Tinder are taking on Apple as part of a newly formed coalition calling for “fair treatment” in the way the tech giant runs its app store. The Coalition for App Fairness, a Washington-based nonprofit, launched Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020,  and will advocate for legal and regulatory changes.  (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, File)

Apple's smaller rivals unite to fight iPhone app store rules

Sep. 24, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spotify and the makers of Fortnite and Tinder are taking on Apple and Google as part of a newly formed coalition calling for “fair treatment” in the way the tech giants run their app stores. The Coalition for App Fairness, a Washington-based nonprofit, launched Thursday and...

FILE - In this June 5, 2020, file photo, a surfer walks on a sparsely populated Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Hawaii's governor says that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if they test negative for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

The Latest: Honolulu to allow some activities to resume

Sep. 22, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

HONOLULU -- Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says the city plans to allow some activities that were shut down last month to control the spread of the coronavirus to resume under new guidelines. The mayor said Tuesday the city will allow social gatherings of up to five people, including at beaches and hiking trails. ...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Sep. 22, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 4. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 5. Photo Widget, Francis Bonnin 6. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 7. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 9. True Skate, True Axis 10....

A man shows the contact tracing app Stayaway Covid on his cellphone, in Lisbon, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. The smartphone app uses Bluetooth technology to help discover whether people have been in close proximity to someone infected with COVID-19. Mobile apps tracing new COVID cases were touted as a key part of Europe’s plan to beat the coronavirus outbreak. Seven months into the pandemic, virus cases are surging again and the apps have not been widely adopted due to privacy concerns, technical problems and lack of interest from the public. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

As Europe faces 2nd wave of virus, tracing apps lack impact

Sep. 22, 2020 7:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Mobile apps tracing new COVID-19 cases were touted as a key part of Europe’s plan to beat the coronavirus outbreak. Seven months into the pandemic, virus cases are surging again and the apps have not been widely adopted due to privacy concerns, technical problems and lack of interest...

FILE - Icons for the smartphone apps TikTok and WeChat are seen on a smartphone screen in Beijing, in a Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 file photo.  The Commerce Department said President Trump’s proposed ban of the apps WeChat and TikTok will go into effect Sunday, Sept. 20,  to “safeguard the national security of the United States.” The government said its order, previously announced by Trump in August, will “combat China’s malicious collection of American citizens’ personal data.”  (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores, threatens shutdowns

Sep. 18, 2020 10:01 PM EDT

The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will bar the apps from accessing essential internet services in the U.S. — a move that could effectively wreck the operation of both Chinese services for U.S. users. TikTok won't face the...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a Hispanic Heritage Month event, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump fuels spread of altered Biden video, tweeting it twice

Sep. 16, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

A video altered to make it appear as though Democratic president candidate Joe Biden played a song disparaging the police was viewed more than 4.5 million times on Twitter by Wednesday afternoon, its spread fueled by President Donald Trump, who tweeted it — twice. The video, which appears to show Biden...

New Mexico residents asked to aid research on bird die-off

Sep. 15, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Researchers at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces have invited residents to share photos or written descriptions via their cellphones involving a recent mass die-off of migratory birds in the state. Professor Martha Desmond said Monday that reports from around the state...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on Apple App Store

Sep. 15, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 4. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 5. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 6. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 7. True Skate, True Axis 8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 9. TouchRetouch, ADVA Soft GmbH 10....

The top 10 movies on the Apple TV app

Sep. 15, 2020 2:27 PM EDT

Apple TV app - Movies US charts: 1. The 2nd 2. Irresistible (2020) 3. Sniper: Assassin’s End 4. The King of Staten Island 5. Bill & Ted Face The Music 6. The Silencing 7. Force of Nature 8. Made In Italy 9. Robin’s Wish 10. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Apple TV app -...