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How to check what Facebook hackers accessed in your account

Oct. 13, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Could hackers have been able to see the last person you cyberstalked, or that party photo you were tagged in? According to Facebook, the unfortunate answer is "yes." On Friday, the social network said fewer users were affected in a security breach it disclosed two weeks ago than originally...

Purging long-forgotten online accounts: Worth the trouble?

Oct. 12, 2018 1:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The internet is riddled with long-forgotten accounts on social media, dating apps and various shopping sites used once or twice. Sure, you should delete all those unused logins and passwords. And eat your vegetables. And go to the gym. But is it even possible to delete your zombie online...

Facebook says it purged more than 800 spam accounts, pages

Oct. 11, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook said it has purged more than 800 U.S. pages and accounts for spamming users with politically-tinged garbage links and clickbait just weeks ahead of the U.S. midterm elections. The banned accounts and Facebook sites exhibited "coordinated inauthentic behavior" such as working...

High-flying tech stocks at forefront of Wall Street's slump

Oct. 11, 2018 6:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Technology and internet stocks have led the way for much of Wall Street's bull market run, propelling the stocks of big names like Apple, Amazon and Google's parent company sharply higher along the way. Now those high-flying stocks are at the forefront of a wave of selling as investors...

Google's Waze expands carpooling service throughout US

Oct. 10, 2018 1:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google will begin offering its pay-to-carpool service throughout the U.S., an effort to reduce the commute-time congestion that its popular Waze navigation app is designed to avoid. The expansion announced Wednesday builds upon a carpooling system that Waze began testing two years ago...

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Markets Right Now: US stocks open lower, led by tech sector

Oct. 15, 2018 9:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening mostly lower as technology companies continue to fall. Major U.S. indexes are coming off their worst week in six months. Texas Instruments fell 1.4 percent and Microsoft lost 0.8 percent Monday....

Bangladesh newspaper editors protest digital security law

Oct. 15, 2018 8:36 AM EDT

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Editors of major daily newspapers in Bangladesh's capital formed a human chain on Monday to protest a new digital security law they say will stifle freedom of speech and media freedom. Members of the Editors' Council formed the chain in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka and...

Defense contractors Harris, L3 Technologies to merge

Oct. 14, 2018 8:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Defense contractors Harris Corp. and L3 Technologies are combining to form one of the world's largest defense companies. The new company, L3 Harris Technologies Inc., will have annual sales of around $16 billion this year. That would make it the sixth-largest U.S. defense contractor and one...

Looking for an edge: Teams trying to turn data into wins

Oct. 13, 2018 11:05 AM EDT

Data is pored over by coaches and staff of the Orlando Magic on a regular basis. They'll dissect how far a player runs during practice, how quickly that player accelerates and decelerates, how his performance changes as the workout goes along, biometric measurements like his heartbeat or when his workload is...

Bangladeshi newspaper editors protest digital security law

Oct. 13, 2018 8:51 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — An influential body of newspaper editors in Bangladesh on Saturday criticized the government for a new digital security law that they say will stifle constitutionally protected freedom of speech and curtail press freedom. Members of the Editors' Council told a news conference in...

How to check what Facebook hackers accessed in your account

Oct. 13, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Could hackers have been able to see the last person you cyberstalked, or that party photo you were tagged in? According to Facebook, the unfortunate answer is "yes." On Friday, the social network said fewer users were affected in a security breach it disclosed two weeks ago than originally...

Suit filed in Tennessee seeks safeguards ahead of election

Oct. 12, 2018 10:56 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A group claiming that electronic voting machines used in Tennessee's largest county are not secure filed a lawsuit Friday to get the voting system replaced with paper ballots after the Nov. 6 election. The suit filed in Memphis federal court by Shelby County Advocates for Valid...

Pentagon reveals cyber breach of travel records

Oct. 12, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Friday said there has been a cyber breach of Defense Department travel records that compromised the personal information and credit card data of U.S. military and civilian personnel. According to a U.S. official familiar with the matter, the breach could have affected as...

The Latest: Candidate reconsiders 'stomp' your face video

Oct. 12, 2018 6:29 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Pennsylvania's Republican gubernatorial nominee saying he'll stomp on the face of the state's Democratic governor (all times local): 6 p.m. Pennsylvania's Republican gubernatorial nominee is taking down a video posted online in which he advises Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf...

Tech stock rally helps snap losing streak as rough week ends

Oct. 12, 2018 4:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rebounded Friday, clawing back some of the week's steep losses, but the turbulent trading of the last few days left no doubt that the relative calm the markets enjoyed all summer had been shattered. Major U.S. indexes ended the week down about 4 percent, their worst weekly loss in...