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Swiss police investigate fake ad campaign on energy wasting

Sep. 15, 2022 11:52 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss police are investigating a fake advertising campaign that appeared on social media and shows a poster urging people to snitch on their neighbors if they heat their homes too much this winter — when an energy crunch is expected to hit Western Europe. The bogus...

South Korea fines Google, Meta over privacy violations

Sep. 14, 2022 06:23 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s privacy watchdog has fined Google and Meta a combined 100 billion won ($72 million) for tracking consumers’ online behavior without their consent and using their data for targeted advertisements. South Korea’s Personal Information and...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 09, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. September 8, 2022. Editorial: Plenty of blame on CT health insurance increases In the end, the insurance rate increases approved by the state Insurance Department were not as high as had been feared. They will still take a toll on struggling...

Witty, engaging Eli Manning is master pitchman, media pro

Sep. 08, 2022 11:35 AM EDT

Eli Manning deftly turned a question about preparing for his television gig into a brand promotion. The two-time Super Bowl MVP is already a master pitchman and media pro. Manning has stayed busy since retiring from the NFL following the 2019 season. He’s part of...

Juul to pay nearly $440M to settle states' teen vaping probe

Sep. 06, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Electronic cigarette maker Juul Labs has agreed to pay nearly $440 million to settle a two-year investigation by 33 states into the marketing of its high-nicotine vaping products, which have long been blamed for sparking a national surge in teen vaping. ...

Tech tool offers police ‘mass surveillance on a budget’

Sep. 02, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

Local law enforcement agencies from suburban Southern California to rural North Carolina have been using an obscure cellphone tracking tool, at times without search warrants, that gives them the power to follow people’s movements months back in time, according to public records and internal...

Michigan State coach Mel Tucker always on brand to promote

Aug. 24, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Mel Tucker smokes cigars and poses with expensive cars on social media, hoping to grab the attention of recruits from coast to coast and perhaps pique interest of fans near and far. The third-year football coach for No. 15 Michigan State, hoping more...

Amazon keeps growing, and so does its cache of data on you

Aug. 23, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

From what you buy online, to how you remember tasks, to when you monitor your doorstep, Amazon is seemingly everywhere. And it appears the company doesn’t want to halt its reach anytime soon. In recent weeks, Amazon has said it will spend billions of dollars in two gigantic...

Judge again refuses to block use of law in NC AG probe

Aug. 15, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday again refused to block a North Carolina district attorney from pursuing charges using a specific state law about a 2020 television commercial run by state Attorney General Josh Stein’s campaign. Campaign lawyers for Stein, a...

Conservative push to alter Constitution focuses on primaries

Aug. 12, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The fliers piled up in mailboxes in central South Dakota like snow during a high-plains blizzard: “Transgender Sex Education in Schools?” one asked. “Vote Against Sex Ed Radical Mary Duvall for State Senate.” The mailers were part of a $58,000 campaign against...