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The Senate passes a reauthorization of a key US surveillance program just after a midnight deadline

Apr. 20, 2024 11:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barely missing its midnight deadline, the Senate voted early Saturday to reauthorize a key U.S. surveillance law after divisions over whether the FBI should be restricted from using the program to search for Americans’ data nearly forced the statute to lapse. ...

Bitcoin's latest 'halving' has arrived. Here's what you need to know

Apr. 19, 2024 20:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The “miners” who chisel bitcoins out of complex mathematics are taking a 50% pay cut — effectively reducing new production of the world’s largest cryptocurrency, again. Bitcoin's latest “halving" occurred Friday night. Soon after the highly anticipated...

The bitcoin ‘halving’ is here. It limits the supply of new coins and is the fourth such event for the cryptocurrency

Apr. 19, 2024 20:42 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — The bitcoin ‘halving’ is here. It limits the supply of new coins and is the fourth such event for the cryptocurrency.

Here’s how Phish is using the Sphere's technology to give fans something completely different

Apr. 19, 2024 18:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Phish opened its four-night stay at the Sphere Thursday with a four-hour show that used the advanced technology in the $2.3 billion arena to deliver a show that even the band's most ardent fans have never experienced before. “We came in really wanting to do a...

Olympic organizers unveil strategy for using artificial intelligence in sports

Apr. 19, 2024 16:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Olympic organizers unveiled their strategy Friday to use artificial intelligence in sports, joining the global rush to capitalize on the rapidly advancing technology. The International Olympic Committee outlined its agenda for taking advantage of AI. Officials said...

Bill that could ban TikTok has been attached to the House foreign aid package. What next?

Apr. 19, 2024 13:49 PM EDT

The House has renewed its push on legislation that would ban TikTok if its Beijing-based parent company doesn’t divest from the popular social media platform, escalating the fight over the hot-button issue. The TikTok legislation, which was included in a package of bills that...

Apple pulls WhatsApp and Threads from App Store on Beijing's orders

Apr. 19, 2024 13:31 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Apple said it had removed Meta’s WhatsApp messaging app and its Threads social media app from the App Store in China to comply with orders from Chinese authorities. The apps were removed from the store on Friday after Chinese officials cited unspecified national...

Key ally of Pakistan's prime minister demands end to ban on social media platform X

Apr. 19, 2024 05:02 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An important ally of Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif demanded the government lift a two-month-old ban on the social media platform X, saying on Friday that it violates citizens' right to speech and expression. The ban on X has been in place since February,...

Japanese doctors demand damages from Google over "groundless" reviews

Apr. 19, 2024 04:31 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A group of Japanese doctors has filed a civil lawsuit against U.S. search giant Google, demanding damages for what they claim are unpoliced derogatory and often false comments. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Tokyo District Court, demands 1.4 million yen ($9,400) in...

What to stream this weekend: Conan O’Brien travels, 'Migration' soars and Taylor Swift reigns

Apr. 19, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

Zack Snyder’s “Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver” landing on Netflix and Taylor Swift’s “The Tortured Poets Department” album are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your time as...