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  • Army can't track spending on $4.3b system to track spending, IG finds

    More than $725 million was spent by the Army on a high-tech network for tracking supplies and expenses that failed to comply with federal financial reporting rules meant to allow auditors to track spending.

  • Asia stocks drift, Samsung gains on Edge launch

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were lackluster Thursday after Wall Street fell and as investors looked ahead to a European Central Bank meeting and U.S. economic data. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 was down 0.2 percent at 15,703.89 while South Korea's Kospi added 0.2 percent to 2,055.58....

  • Tech insiders: Firms halted spread of grisly video

    PARIS (AP) — Tech companies were better prepared to scrub the Web after a second grisly video showing the beheading of an American journalist by Islamic State militants was released, a Silicon Valley insider said Wednesday. Video showing the death of James Foley last month ricocheted through...

  • Samsung kicks off battle for holiday spending

    BERLIN (AP) — Samsung unveiled two smartphones and a virtual-reality headset Wednesday in a bid to draw consumer attention before its fierce rival, Apple, announces its holiday lineup next week. Samsung, whose phones have gotten progressively larger each year, has decided that bigger isn't...

  • Tesla picks Nevada for battery factory

    The state beat out New Mexico, Texas, Arizona and California for the project worth $5 billion to $6 billion.

  • Correction: Server Farms-Cleveland story

    CLEVELAND (AP) — In a story Aug. 31 about computer data centers, The Associated Press, relying on information from the company BYTEGRID, erroneously described electricity costs. Power can cost 13 to 16 cents per kilowatt-hour in the northeastern U.S., not 13 to 16 cents per kilowatt in the...

  • Photo hacking rekindles digital privacy worries

    As the celebrity photo-hacking scandal has made clear, privacy isn't what it used to be. Whether famous or seemingly anonymous, people from all walks of life put all sorts of things online or into cloud-based storage systems, from vital financial information to the occasional nude photo....

  • Apple: Some nude shots taken from stars' accounts

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple said Tuesday that hackers obtained nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities by pilfering images from individual accounts rather than through a broader attack on the company's services. Meanwhile, numerous sharing sites removed images of the stars...

  • In light of celebrity hacks, how to protect data

    NEW YORK (AP) — The theft of nude photographs from celebrities' online accounts has thrown a spotlight on the security of cloud computing, a system used by a growing number of Americans to store personal information over the Internet. On Tuesday, Apple acknowledged the security breakdown and...

  • Editorial cartoon: iCloud

    Cartoon by Bob Gorrell/Creators Syndicate.

  • Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

    NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a major credit card data breach. The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it is working with both banks and law enforcement to investigate "unusual activity" that would point to a hack....

  • Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess and make political points. Now the team calling itself...

  • Law firm’s app block calls, evaluates Telephone Consumer Protection Act claims

    Lemberg STAMFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – A prolific-filing law firm specializing in debt collection harassment cases has helped develop an app that it says could help those who download it make up to $1,500 per robocall or debt collection call. The app called “Block Calls Get Cash” will...

  • Netflix unveils new way to share recommendations

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is giving its Internet video subscribers a more discreet way to recommend movies and TV shows to their Facebook friends after realizing most people don't want to share their viewing habits with large audiences. Until now, Netflix subscribers linking the service to...

  • Court halts ridesharing service Uber in Germany

    BERLIN (AP) — A court has barred ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in the popular app's fight with taxi drivers worldwide. Frankfurt state court spokesman Arne Hasse said Tuesday the decision that Uber can't offer its services without a specific permit under...



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