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NY bill aims to stop gender discrimination in product prices

Jun. 12, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Legislation that has passed the New York state Assembly would prohibit companies from charging different prices for similar men's and women's products. The measure, sponsored by Democratic Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (NEE'-lee ROH'zihk) of Queens, is intended to address price disparities...

Europe shows challenges for US regulators targeting Big Tech

Jun. 7, 2019 6:42 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — As U.S. authorities prepare to investigate Silicon Valley's digital giants, they'll look for inspiration — and warnings — from Europe, where regulators have led global efforts to rein in Big Tech with only mixed results. The European Union's executive commission has slapped...

State sues e-cigarette maker, says it targets youth market

May. 30, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has sued a national retailer of electronic cigarette and vaping products, alleging the company violated state law by targeting minors for sales of its merchandise, Attorney General Maura Healey announced Thursday. The complaint filed in Suffolk Superior Court alleges that...

North Carolina sues e-cigarette maker Juul over marketing

May. 15, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's attorney general is suing a popular e-cigarette maker, asking a court to limit what flavors it can sell and ensure underage teens can't buy its vaping products. Josh Stein, the top law enforcement official in the traditionally tobacco-friendly state, said Wednesday...

Why does Facebook fail to fix itself? It's partly humans

May. 10, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The question comes up over and over, with extremist material, hate speech, election meddling and privacy invasions. Why can't Facebook just fix it? It's complicated, with reasons that include Facebook's size, its business model and technical limitations, not to mention years of...

Possible $5B Facebook fine echoes European tech penalties

Apr. 25, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The possibility of a $5 billion federal privacy fine for Facebook suggests that U.S. regulators may be taking a cue from the large penalties their European counterparts have been handing out to U.S. technology giants. While investors appear to have shrugged it off for now, the...

Coming to store shelves: cameras that guess your age and sex

Apr. 23, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Eyeing that can of soda in the supermarket cooler? Or maybe you're craving a pint of ice cream? A camera could be watching you. But it's not there to see if you're stealing. These cameras want to get to know you and what you're buying. It's a new technology being trotted out to retailers,...