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Sinclair hit by ransomware attack, TV stations disrupted

Oct. 18, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

Sinclair Broadcast Group, which operates dozens of TV stations across the U.S., said Monday that some of its servers and work stations were encrypted with ransomware and that data was stolen from its network. The company said it started investigating Saturday and on...

Italy's president criticizes violent COVID-19 pass protests

Oct. 18, 2021 09:55 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy’s president on Monday strongly criticized the violence that has erupted amid protests over the country's new coronavirus workplace health pass requirement, saying it appeared aimed at jeopardizing Italy’s economic recovery. President Sergio...

EU agencies crack down on pandemic recovery fund fraud

Oct. 15, 2021 07:55 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — European Union agencies are launching a year-long operation to crack down on fraud targeting the bloc's multibillion-euro COVID-19 pandemic recovery fund, EU police agency Europol announced Friday. Operation Sentinel will coordinate the...

Microsoft shutting down LinkedIn app in China amid scrutiny

Oct. 14, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

Microsoft is shutting down its main LinkedIn service in China later this year as Beijing tightens its internet rules. The company said in a blog post Thursday it has faced a "significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements in...

IMF warns economy recovery threatened by virus, inflation

Oct. 14, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is warning of rising threats to the global economic recovery posed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and an outbreak of inflation. The lending agency called Thursday for greater efforts from wealthy nations to boost...

Consortium behind Pegasus Project wins EU journalism prize

Oct. 14, 2021 08:00 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The consortium of journalists behind the Pegasus Project investigation into malware from Israel-based NSO Group that provided further evidence that it was used to spy on journalists, human rights activists and political dissidents, won the top European Union journalism prize...

US regulators seek answers from Tesla over lack of recall

Oct. 13, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety investigators want to know why Tesla didn't file recall documents when it updated Autopilot software to better identify parked emergency vehicles, escalating a simmering clash between the automaker and regulators. In a letter to Tesla, the...

US talks global cybersecurity without a key player: Russia

Oct. 13, 2021 08:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid an epidemic of ransomware attacks, the U.S. is discussing cybersecurity strategy this week with 30 countries while leaving out one key player: Russia. The country that, unwittingly or not, hosts many of the criminal syndicates behind ransomware...

Big picture, big data: Swiss unveil VR software of universe

Oct. 12, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The final frontier has rarely seemed closer than this — at least virtually. Researchers at one of Switzerland’s top universities are releasing open-source beta software on Tuesday that allows for virtual visits through the cosmos...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Oct. 12, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 3. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 4. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 5. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 6....