Report: More companies in China handing over technology
BEIJING (AP) — The number of foreign companies that feel compelled to hand over technology in exchange for Chinese market access — an issue that sparked President Donald Trump's tariff fight with Beijing — has doubled since two years ago despite official promises to end such pressure, a business group reported Monday.
No longer in the dark: Navajo Nation homes get electricity
KAIBETO, Ariz. (AP) — Miranda Haskie sits amid the glow of candles at her kitchen table as the sun sinks into a deep blue horizon silhouetting juniper trees and a nearby mesa.
German far-right rules digital campaign for Europe election
BERLIN (AP) — The best polls put the far-right Alternative for Germany at less than 15 percent of the vote one week before European elections .
Amazon takes top stake in UK food delivery firm Deliveroo
LONDON (AP) — Amazon is investing in British meal delivery company Deliveroo, giving the online shopping behemoth a larger stake in the fast-growing restaurant delivery business.
In gender-swap photo filters, some trans people see therapy
NEW YORK (AP) — Hit a button, and you're "transformed" into a woman. The beard disappears. The face and jaw smooth out. The hair floats jauntily around the shoulders.
South Carolina tech firm, CEO indicted on fraud charges
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina technology company and its leader are accused of fraudulently obtaining numerical internet addresses worth a total of up to $14.4 million.
Economic sanctions on Huawei could backfire on US firms
The Trump administration's decision to restrict all U.S. technology sales to Chinese telecommunications powerhouse Huawei for national security reasons doesn't just up the ante in the China trade war.
Pinterest reports smaller 1Q loss but results drag stock
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pinterest, fresh off its initial public offering, posted a loss for the first three months of the year that was larger than analysts were expecting, though revenue was slightly stronger.
US, European officials bring charges in global malware case
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten people, including five Russian fugitives, have been charged in connection with malicious software attacks that infected tens of thousands of computers worldwide and sought to steal $100 million from victims, U.S.
Facebook busts Israel-based campaign to disrupt elections
JERUSALEM (AP) — Facebook said Thursday it banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation.
Schools turn to apps, other tech to guard against shootings
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Schools trying to protect kids from mass shootings are turning to gunshot detection systems, cellphone apps and artificial intelligence — a high-tech approach designed to reduce the number of victims.
NTSB: Autopilot was in use before Tesla hit semitrailer
DETROIT (AP) — A Tesla Model 3 involved in a fatal crash with a semitrailer in Florida March 1 was operating on the company's semi-autonomous Autopilot system, federal investigators have determined.
Huawei hit by US export controls, potential import ban
In a fateful swipe at telecommunications giant Huawei, the Trump administration issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning its equipment from U.S.
US, UK teams share $10M XPRIZE award for child literacy
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California company founded by game-developer parents who wanted to help their special-needs son is sharing a $10 million XPRIZE award with a London-based educational nonprofit for programs created to teach illiterate children how to teach themselves to read.
White House launches survey looking for tech industry bias
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — On the heels of President Donald Trump's repeated assertions claiming anti-conservative bias by tech companies, the White House has launched an online form asking people to share their experiences if they think political partisanship has led them to be silenced by social media sites.
8 days after cyberattack, Baltimore's network still hobbled
BALTIMORE (AP) — More than a week after a cyberattack hobbled Baltimore's computer network, city officials said Wednesday they can't predict when its overall system will be up and running and continued to give only the broadest outlines of the problem.
US abstains from global pledge to curb online violence
PARIS (AP) — The White House is not endorsing a global pledge to step up efforts to keep internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and broadcast attacks, citing respect for "freedom of expression and freedom of the press."
Self-driving vehicle pulled over by curious police officer
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A self-driving shuttle got pulled over by police on its first day carrying passengers on a new Rhode Island route.
Using a smartphone to sound out sign of kids' ear infections
WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers have created a way for a smartphone to "hear" a warning sign of ear infections — fluid buildup behind the eardrum.
Help coming on blocking scam calls for robocall-plagued US
NEW YORK (AP) — New measures by U.S. regulators could help thwart some of the billions of robocalls received in the U.S. The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday that it will vote in June on whether to let wireless carriers block spam calls by default, which should mean that more spam calls are blocked.
Huawei exec: Possible US market curbs have little impact
BEIJING (AP) — A Huawei executive said Wednesday that possible new U.S. restrictions on market access will have little impact on the Chinese tech giant due to its global reach.
San Francisco bans police use of face recognition technology
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors voted Tuesday to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and other city departments, becoming the first U.S.
Tribes across country push for better internet access
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — In a remote, roadless Arizona canyon that is home to a small Native American tribe, there's a natural skepticism toward the internet.
WhatsApp flaw let spies take control with calls alone
Spyware crafted by a sophisticated group of hackers-for-hire took advantage of a flaw in the popular WhatsApp communications program to remotely hijack dozens of phones without any user interaction.
New security flaw in Intel chips could affect millions
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Intel has revealed another hardware security flaw that could affects millions of machines around the world.