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Facebook uncovers new global misinformation operations

Aug. 22, 2018 1:11 AM EDT

Facebook has identified and banned hundreds of accounts, groups and pages engaged in misleading political behavior, a far larger discovery than a "sophisticated" effort it reported three weeks ago with great fanfare. The social network said Tuesday that it had removed 652 pages, groups, and accounts linked to...

Microsoft uncovers more Russian hacking ahead of midterms

Aug. 21, 2018 2:57 PM EDT

Microsoft has uncovered new Russian hacking efforts targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections. The company said Tuesday that a group tied to the Russian government created fake websites that appeared to spoof two American conservative organizations: the Hudson Institute and the International...

Ranks of most valuable companies shifted during bull market

Aug. 21, 2018 3:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The most valuable American companies at the start of the current bull market included an oil company and retail and consumer goods giants, and just one technology company. The ranking seems very traditional, even a bit old-fashioned, compared to today, when big technology companies dominate...

Experts say Tesla board may have too many ties to CEO Musk

Aug. 20, 2018 6:55 PM EDT

For years, Tesla's board remained almost invisible, staying behind the curtain as superstar Chairman and CEO Elon Musk guided the electric car maker to huge stock price increases. Now, given Musk's recent questionable behavior, experts say it's time for the board to step onstage and take action on the company's...

Elon Musk says cutting back on work hours isn't an option

Aug. 19, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

Arianna Huffington is calling on Elon Musk to adopt a healthier work-life balance, but the Tesla CEO says that's not an option. In a tweet early Sunday after arriving home from a late night at a Tesla factory, Musk told the Huffington Post founder that his electric car company and Ford are the only two American...

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Video of unwanted advance divides Egyptians

Aug. 22, 2018 3:28 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — It might have been another #MeToo moment: An Egyptian woman says a man stalked her at a bus stop, made inappropriate advances, and only backed off when she began filming him with her cellphone. But when she posted the video on Facebook, it ignited an online debate in which many Egyptians,...

Facebook uncovers new global misinformation operations

Aug. 22, 2018 1:11 AM EDT

Facebook has identified and banned hundreds of accounts, groups and pages engaged in misleading political behavior, a far larger discovery than a "sophisticated" effort it reported three weeks ago with great fanfare. The social network said Tuesday that it had removed 652 pages, groups, and accounts linked to...

Facebook takes down 652 accounts linked to Russia, Iran

Aug. 22, 2018 12:30 AM EDT

Facebook has identified and banned hundreds of accounts, groups and pages engaged in misleading political behavior, a far larger discovery than a "sophisticated" effort it reported three weeks ago with great fanfare. The social network said Tuesday that it had removed 652 pages, groups, and accounts linked to...

Microsoft's anti-hacking efforts make it an internet cop

Aug. 21, 2018 11:48 PM EDT

Intentionally or not, Microsoft has emerged as a kind of internet cop by devoting considerable resources to thwarting Russian hackers. The company's announcement Tuesday that it had identified and forced the removal of fake internet domains mimicking conservative U.S. political institutions triggered alarm on...

Asian shares mixed after S&P 500 touches all-time high

Aug. 21, 2018 11:37 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Wednesday, as some markets were cheered by bullish sentiments on Wall Street despite concerns about U.S. trade disputes with China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.5 percent in morning trading to 22,321.14. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.4...

States aim to stop internet release of 3D-printed gun plans

Aug. 21, 2018 9:18 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle hearing arguments over a settlement that allows a Texas company to post online plans for printing 3D guns said Tuesday the overall issue of such untraceable plastic weapons should be decided by the president or Congress. U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik said he'll...

US plan for coal power deregulation could cause more deaths

Aug. 21, 2018 8:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday moved to prop up the declining coal industry with an overhaul of Obama-era pollution rules, acknowledging that the increased emissions from aging coal-fired plants could kill hundreds more people annually and cost the country billions of dollars. The...

Facebook has removed more than 650 pages, groups and accounts linked to Russia and Iran intending to disrupt US election

Aug. 21, 2018 7:46 PM EDT
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook has removed more than 650 pages, groups and accounts linked to Russia and Iran intending to disrupt US election.

The Latest: Judge: President, Congress should eye 3D guns

Aug. 21, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit aimed at blocking a settlement that allows a company to post online plans for printing 3D guns. (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A federal judge hearing arguments over a settlement that allows a company to post online plans for printing 3D guns said the overall issue of...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Aug. 21, 2018 4:10 PM EDT

App Store Official Charts for the week ending August 19, 2018: App Store Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 4. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 5. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 6. iSchedule, HotSchedules 7. Pocket City, Bobby Li 8. PlantSnap Plant...