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Millennial Money: How to outsmart smartphone scammers

Aug. 13, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

Your smartphone is your confidante, your hand-held connection to the world — and one of your biggest vulnerabilities. Scammers can take advantage of day-to-day tasks that seem innocuous, like checking a bank balance or charging a phone at a public USB port, to exploit personal information for their profit....

UK energy firm says power cut was not caused by cyberattack

Aug. 10, 2019 6:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A power cut that affected a million people and caused travel chaos was not the result of a cyberattack, operators of Britain's electricity network said Saturday. National Grid operations director Duncan Burt said Friday's blackout was caused when two power stations failed almost...

Canada: Huawei 5G wireless decision to wait until after vote

Jul. 30, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadians won't find out until after this fall's federal election whether Chinese tech giant Huawei can provide equipment for the country's next-generation 5G wireless network, Canada's public safety minister said Tuesday. Ralph Goodale said Canada needs more information from the...

AP Explains: What T-Mobile takeover of Sprint means for you

Jul. 26, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. antitrust regulators have cleared T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of rival Sprint, leaving just three major cellphone companies, while creating a smaller competitor in satellite-TV company Dish. While there are still a few hurdles to be cleared for the deal to close, here's what a...

T-Mobile's $26.5B Sprint deal OK'd despite competition fears

Jul. 26, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of rival Sprint, despite fears of higher prices and job cuts, in a deal that would leave just three major cellphone companies in the country. Friday's approval from the Justice Department and five state attorneys general...

Apple buys Intel's smartphone modem division for $1 billion

Jul. 25, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is paying Intel $1 billion for the chip maker's smartphone modem division in a deal driven by the upcoming transition to the next generation of wireless technology. The agreement announced Thursday comes three months after Apple ended a long-running dispute with one of Intel's...