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Malicious actors trying to exploit global tech outage for their own gain

Jul. 20, 2024 16:02 PM EDT

As the world continues to recover from massive business and travel disruptions caused by a faulty software update from cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike, malicious actors are trying to exploit the situation for their own gain. Government cybersecurity agencies across the globe and...

Tech outage latest | Airlines rush to get back on track after global tech disruption

Jul. 20, 2024 12:34 PM EDT

Transport providers, businesses and governments on Saturday are rushing to get all their systems back online after long disruptions following a widespread technology outage. The biggest continuing effect has been on air travel. Carriers canceled thousands of flights on Friday and...

A massive tech outage is causing worldwide disruptions. Here's what we know

Jul. 19, 2024 16:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Much of the world faced online disarray Friday as a widespread technology outage affected companies and services across industries — grounding flights, knocking banks and hospital systems offline and media outlets off air. At the heart of the massive disruption is...

Air conditioners are a hot commodity in Nashville as summer heat bears down

Jun. 27, 2024 11:51 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After June temperatures started reaching into the high 90s Fahrenheit, Alexandra Mistekevic's two-bedroom apartment in Nashville, Tennessee, became so sweltering that the air conditioning unit was only able to cool the shared living and kitchen areas. Her...

One Tech Tip: What to do when you have too many passwords to remember

Jun. 27, 2024 06:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Everyone has too many passwords. The credentials we need to remember to navigate online life keep multiplying, not just for frequently used email, banking, social media, Netflix and Spotify logins, but also, say, the little-known e-commerce site you're not sure you'll buy from...

Myanmar's embattled military government cracks down on free flow of news by blocking VPNs

Jun. 14, 2024 16:00 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military government has launched a major effort to block free communication on the Internet, shutting off access to virtual private networks, or VPNs, which can be used to circumvent blockages of banned websites and services. The attempt to restrict...

Judge weighs proposed changes to Google's Android app store to prevent anticompetitive tactics

May. 24, 2024 14:05 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is tried to confront the latest in a succession of legal attacks on its digital empire on Thursday as federal judge began to address anticompetitive practices in the app market for smartphones powered by its Android software. The San Francisco court...

Judge grills Apple exec about whether company is defying order to enable more iPhone payment options

May. 08, 2024 18:11 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday questioned whether Apple has set up a gauntlet of exasperating hurdles to discourage the use of alternative payment options in iPhone apps, despite a court order seeking to create more ways for consumers to pay for digital services. ...

TikTok bows to European pressure and halts reward feature on new app in France and Spain

Apr. 24, 2024 12:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — TikTok said Wednesday that it's halting a feature on its new app rewarding users in Europe for watching videos, after facing pressure from regulators worried about its addictive features. The company backed down days after the European Union warned that the TikTok...

What a TikTok ban in the US could mean for you

Apr. 24, 2024 10:51 AM EDT

No, TikTok will not suddenly disappear from your phone. Nor will you go to jail if you continue using it after it is banned. After years of attempts to ban the Chinese-owned app, including by former President Donald Trump, a measure to outlaw the popular video-sharing app has won...