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The first Titanic voyage in 14 years is happening in the wake of submersible tragedy. Hopes are high

Jul. 14, 2024 00:56 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The company that owns the salvage rights to the Titanic is undertaking its first expedition to the ship's wreckage in years, and those involved in the mission said they have both heavy hearts and lofty goals for a trip happening a year after a submersible disaster involving...

What's worse than thieves hacking into your bank account? When they steal your phone number, too

Jul. 14, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One Monday morning in May, I woke up and grabbed my cell phone to read the news and scroll through memes. But it was out of cell service. I couldn't make calls or texts. That, though, turned out to be the least of my problems. Using my home Wi-Fi...

One Tech Tip: Protecting yourself against SIM swapping

Jul. 14, 2024 00:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — SIM-swapping is a growing form of identity theft that goes beyond hacking into an email or social media account. In this case, the thieves take over your phone number. Any calls or texts go to them, not to you. Any protections consumers enabled to secure access to...

Data of nearly all AT&T customers downloaded from a third-party platform in security breach

Jul. 13, 2024 18:53 PM EDT

The data of nearly all customers of the telecommunications giant AT&T was downloaded from a third-party platform in a security breach, the company said Friday, as cyberattacks against businesses, schools and health systems continue to spread globally. The breach, which took...

World's first hydrogen-powered commercial ferry to run on San Francisco Bay, and it's free to ride

Jul. 12, 2024 23:21 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The world’s first hydrogen-powered commercial passenger ferry will start operating on San Francisco Bay as part of plans to phase out diesel-powered vessels and reduce planet-warming carbon emissions, California officials said Friday, demonstrating the ship. ...

Smoking laptop in passenger's bag prompts evacuation on American Airlines flight in San Francisco

Jul. 12, 2024 19:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A smoking laptop in a passenger's bag prompted an evacuation on an American Airlines flight headed to Miami from San Francisco International Airport Friday, according to the airline. One person sustained minor injuries while exiting that required transport to a...

US senators call out Big Tech's new approach to poaching talent, products from smaller AI startups

Jul. 12, 2024 15:09 PM EDT

In the race to stay ahead in artificial intelligence, the biggest technology companies are swallowing up the talent and products of innovative AI startups without formally acquiring them. Now three members of the U.S. Senate are calling for an investigation. San...

On NYC beaches, angry birds fight drones patrolling for sharks and struggling swimmers

Jul. 12, 2024 13:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A fleet of drones patrolling New York City’s beaches for signs of sharks and struggling swimmers is drawing backlash from an aggressive group of seaside residents: local shorebirds. Since the drones began flying in May, flocks of birds have repeatedly swarmed the...

European Union says X's blue checks are deceptive 'dark patterns' that breach its social media laws

Jul. 12, 2024 13:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Union said Friday that blue checkmarks from Elon Musk's X are deceptive and that the online platform falls short on transparency and accountability requirements, the first charges against a tech company since the bloc's new social media regulations took effect. ...

One Tech Tip: What to do if your personal info has been exposed in a data breach

Jul. 12, 2024 09:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Data breaches like the most recent one involving AT&T customers are becoming an almost regular occurrence. As more of our lives move online, our personal data like email addresses, phone numbers, birthdates and even passcodes are becoming ever more vulnerable to...