Your internet use could change as ‘net neutrality’ ends

NEW YORK (AP) — Your ability to watch and use your favorite apps and services could start to change — though not right away — following the official demise Monday of Obama-era internet protections.
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Facebook shared user data with select companies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook shared personal information culled from its users’ profiles with other companies after the date when executives have said the social network prevented third-party developers from gaining access to the data, the company confirmed Friday.
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Facebook says privacy-setting bug affected as many as 14M

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook said a software bug led some users to post publicly by default regardless of their previous settings. The bug affected as many as 14 million users over several days in May.
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Ex-CEO: Cambridge Analytica got ‘huge target’ with Trump win

LONDON (AP) — The former head of Cambridge Analytica said Wednesday that his political consulting firm got “an incredibly huge target” on its back because of its involvement in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
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New Facebook privacy furor: What’s at stake?

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is at the center of another privacy furor, this one over its sharing of user data with device makers such as Apple, Amazon, Samsung and others over the past decade
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Facebook kills ‘trending’ topics, tests breaking news label

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is shutting down its ill-fated “trending” news section after four years, a company executive told The Associated Press.
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Amazon: Echo device sent conversation to family’s contact

SEATTLE (AP) — An “unlikely” string of events prompted Amazon’s Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Oregon, family’s private conversation and then send the recording to an acquaintance in Seattle, the company said Thursday.
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Source: Trump administration has cut deal with China’s ZTE

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has told Congress that it’s reached a deal that would allow Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp. to stay in business, a source familiar with the talks who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a confidential matter said Friday.
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California high court to rule on social media access

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court will decide whether Facebook and other social media companies must turn over user content to criminal defendants.
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APNewsbreak: Pentagon adopts new cellphone restrictions

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of debate, the Defense Department approved Monday new restrictions for the use of cellphones and some other electronic devices in the Pentagon where classified information is present or discussed. But officials stopped far short of imposing an all-out ban.
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US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world’s two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down America’s massive trade deficit with Beijing.
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Phone data-leak company: No record of location-data abuse

A California company confirmed that a flaw in its website allowed outsiders to pinpoint the location of mobile phones in the United States without authorization.
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Kroger, fending off online rivals, ups stake in UK’s Ocado

CINCINNATI (AP) — Kroger is upping its investment in the British online grocer Ocado as it fends off Amazon.com and other online threats to traditional grocers.
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Facebook: We’re better at policing nudity than hate speech

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Getting rid of racist, sexist and other hateful remarks on Facebook is more challenging than weeding out other types of unacceptable posts because computer programs still stumble over the nuances of human language, the company revealed Tuesday.
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Trump offers US aid to penalized Chinese telecom company

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprising overture to China, President Donald Trump says he would help a Chinese telecommunications company get “back into business,” saying too many jobs in China are at stake after the U.S. government cut off access to its American suppliers.
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AT&T chief lobbyist out after hiring of Trump attorney Cohen

NEW YORK (AP) — The chief lobbyist for AT&T is leaving the company after overseeing a $ 50,000-per-month contract for President Donald Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen to serve as a political consultant.
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Tech leaders push for more White House focus on AI

President Donald Trump hasn’t said much, if anything, about artificial intelligence, but his administration is warming up to the idea of investing more in the technology and finding ways to build new skills for the U.S. workers it replaces.
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How Google aims to simplify your life with AI

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google put the spotlight on its artificial intelligence smarts at its annual developers conference Tuesday, announcing new consumer features aimed at simplifying your life.
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Police: Sedan that collided with Waymo vehicle ran red light

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — A driver whose sedan collided with a self-driving vehicle owned by Waymo has been cited for running a red light, police in a Phoenix suburb said Saturday.
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Tesla CEO’s peculiar conduct causes angst on Wall Street

DETROIT (AP) — Elon Musk’s quirky behavior has long been chalked up to that of a misunderstood genius. But never have his actions caused so much angst on Wall Street.
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WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum to leave Facebook amid privacy flap

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum is breaking ties with his company’s parent, Facebook, amid a privacy scandal that has dogged the social network for weeks.
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Earlier search for California serial killer led to wrong man

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Investigators hunting for the so-called Golden State Killer turned to searching genetic websites in 2017 but misidentified an Oregon man as a potential suspect. A year later, after using a similar technique, they are confident they’ve caught the serial rapist and killer who eluded capture for four decades.
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Sleep mode? Tech giants’ kids’ ‘fixes’ amount to baby steps

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is adding a “sleep” mode to its Messenger Kids service to let parents limit when their kids can use it.
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For the first time, Facebook spells out what it forbids

NEW YORK (AP) — If you’ve ever wondered exactly what sorts of things Facebook would like you not to do on its service, you’re in luck. For the first time, the social network is publishing detailed guidelines to what does and doesn’t belong on its service — 27 pages worth of them, in fact.
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Russia adds Google IPs to registry of banned sites

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s communications watchdog agency says it is adding some Google IP addresses to the state register of banned sites, as a dispute over a banned messaging app intensifies.
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DOJ looks into how AT&T, Verizon handle defecting customers

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to stop consumers from easily switching wireless carriers.
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Teacher uprisings harness social media in fight for funding

PHOENIX (AP) — The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories.
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US, UK say Russia targets internet hardware for espionage

Washington and London on Monday jointly accused the Russian government of maliciously targeting global internet equipment for political and economic espionage.
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NASA spacecraft aims to put mystery planets on galactic map

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Calling all planets that orbit around bright, nearby stars: NASA’s new Tess spacecraft is looking to do a head count.
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Panel tackles lack of high-speed internet in Indian Country

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two western senators are proposing to expand access to a $ 4 billion federal program that has allowed public schools and libraries throughout the U.S. to obtain high-speed internet at affordable rates as one way to close the digital divide that persists across American Indian communities and other rural areas.
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Hardly ‘friends’: Zuckerberg fends off senators on privacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under fire for the worst privacy debacle in his company’s history, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg batted away often-aggressive questioning Tuesday from lawmakers who accused him of failing to protect the personal information of millions of Americans from Russians intent on upsetting the U.S. election.
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Facebook says it should have audited Cambridge Analytica

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s No. 2 executive says the company should have conducted an audit after learning that a political consultancy improperly accessed user data nearly three years ago.
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Facebook: Most users may have had public data ‘scraped’

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s acknowledgement that most of its 2.2 billion members have probably had their personal data scraped by “malicious actors” is the latest example of the social network’s failure to protect its users’ data.
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US proposes tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday escalated its aggressive actions on trade by proposing 25 percent tariffs on $ 50 billion in Chinese imports to protest Beijing’s policies that require foreign companies to hand over their technology.
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Facebook exec disavows his own provocative memo

NEW YORK (AP) — The author of a provocative Facebook memo declaring that growth is justified even if it costs lives says he doesn’t actually agree with the memo and wrote it to provoke debate.
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President Trump goes after a favorite target, Amazon

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump took another shot at Amazon.com Thursday, tweeting that the online retailer pays “little or no taxes” and that it uses the U.S. Postal Service as “their Delivery Boy.”
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Zuckerberg plans to testify before Congress

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to testify before Congress about the company’s privacy practices in coming weeks, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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Arizona governor suspends Uber from autonomous testing

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey suspended Uber’s self-driving vehicle testing privileges Monday in the wake of a pedestrian fatality in a Phoenix suburb last week.
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UK watchdog evaluates evidence from Cambridge Analytica

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s information regulator said Saturday it was assessing evidence gathered from a raid on the office of data mining firm Cambridge Analytica, part of an investigation into alleged misuse of personal information by political campaigns and social media companies like Facebook.
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Oregon attorney general considers Facebook investigation

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s attorney general says she is reviewing whether to launch an investigation of Facebook, including whether it violated a state law that protects online customers’ private information.
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Facebook’s Zuckerberg apologizes for ‘major breach of trust’

NEW YORK (AP) — Breaking five days of silence, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized for a “major breach of trust,” admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm.
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How Facebook likes could profile voters for manipulation

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook “likes” can tell a lot about a person. Maybe even enough to fuel a voter-manipulation effort like the one a Trump-affiliated data-mining firm stands accused of — and which Facebook may have enabled.
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Facebook’s recurring nightmare: Helping muddy up elections

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook has a problem it just can’t kick: People keep exploiting it in ways that could sway elections, and in the worst cases even undermine democracy.
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Rapid building technique gets scrutiny after bridge collapse

As the 950-ton concrete bridge section was swung into place over a highway last weekend, Florida International University officials were beaming with pride.
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Microsoft finds few gender discrimination complaints valid

SEATTLE (AP) — Only one of 118 gender discrimination complaints made by women at Microsoft was found to have merit, according to unsealed court documents.
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Trump blocks Broadcom takeover bid for Qualcomm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump blocked Singapore chipmaker Broadcom from pursuing a hostile takeover of U.S. rival Qualcomm, ruling the proposed combination would imperil national security.
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Watchdog: Western tech used for hacking in Turkey, Syria

PARIS (AP) — A Canadian company’s hardware is being used to hack internet users along Turkey’s border with Syria, researchers said Friday, adding that there were signs that Kurdish forces aligned with the United States might have been targeted.
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Google’s autonomous vehicle unit to test semis in Atlanta

DETROIT (AP) — Just days after ride-hailing service Uber announced it was testing tractor-trailers that drive themselves, Google’s autonomous vehicle operation announced similar testing in Georgia.
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Study finds false stories travel way faster than the truth

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter loves lies. A new study finds that false information on the social media network travels six times faster than the truth and reaches far more people.
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The Latest: Epidemiologist testifies on Roundup cancer claim

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a hearing in San Francisco on lawsuits claiming the active ingredient in the Roundup weed killer can cause cancer(all times local):
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Automakers roll out new battery-powered cars at Geneva show

GENEVA (AP) — Global automakers are rolling out more electric vehicles at the Geneva International Motor Show as they try to challenge Tesla and get ahead of a disruptive shift in transportation toward lower-emission and autonomous vehicles.
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Bitcoin heist: 600 powerful computers stolen in Iceland

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Some 600 computers used to “mine” bitcoin and other virtual currencies have been stolen from data centers in Iceland in what police say is the biggest series of thefts ever in the North Atlantic island nation.
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Twitter CEO asks for help on ‘civility’; YouTube stumbles

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is asking for help improving the openness and civility of conversation on Twitter, saying the company failed to prevent misinformation, echo chambers and abuse of its global messaging service.
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Site says YouTube dinged it for slamming shooting survivors

Infowars, a conspiracy website that suggested survivors of the Florida school shooting were coached on their pleas for gun control, said its video account was temporarily frozen by YouTube.
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Ukraine police say they’ve rearrested cybercrime ringleader

LONDON (AP) — Ukrainian police say they have rearrested the ringleader of a cybercrime group accused of inflicting hundreds of millions of dollars in losses worldwide. It comes 15 months after his embarrassing escape put the spotlight on corruption in the Eastern European country.
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Less is more: Why the Olympics broadcast beats online

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to the Olympics, too much choice can paralyze you with indecision. With five television channels, online streaming, virtual reality and Snapchat, where do you even start?
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Airbnb unveils new category of rentals rated by inspectors

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Airbnb is dispatching inspectors to rate thousands of the properties listed on its home-rental service in an effort to reassure travelers they’re booking nice places to stay.
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Less is more: Why the Olympics broadcast beats online

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to the Olympics, too much choice can paralyze you with indecision. With five television channels, online streaming, virtual reality and Snapchat, where do you even start?
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Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents

Friday’s election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists.
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Stars of the Olympics are changing the sponsorship game

NEW YORK (AP) — A gold medal used to be the golden ticket for lucrative endorsements — think Mary Lou Retton on a Wheaties box. But in the age of social media, athletes are making a name for themselves well ahead of time.
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Critics wary as Google’s Chrome begins an ad crackdown

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — On Thursday, Google will begin using its Chrome browser to eradicate ads it deems annoying or otherwise detrimental to users. It just so happens that many of Google’s own most lucrative ads will sail through its new filters.
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Bill, Melinda Gates turn attention toward poverty in America

KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Bill and Melinda Gates, as the world’s top philanthropists, are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider their unsatisfactory track record on schools, the country’s growing inequity and a president they disagree with more than any other.
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New gold rush: Energy demands soar in Iceland for bitcoins

KEFLAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland is expected to use more energy mining bitcoins and other virtual currencies this year than it uses to power its homes.
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Uber to pay $245 million to settle Waymo’s theft allegations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is paying $ 245 million to Google’s self-driving car spinoff to end a legal brawl that aired out allegations of a sinister scheme that tore apart the once-friendly companies.
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