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  • Season's new phones are all about selfie image

    BERLIN (AP) — Visit any tourist destination, and you're bound to see individuals and groups taking photos of themselves for sharing on social media. It's a declaration to the world that they were there. Pop stars such as Rihanna and Justin Bieber have helped popularize the trend, too, by...

  • Microsoft: mid-range phones for budget conscious

    BERLIN (AP) — Microsoft will seek to draw more people to its Internet-based services with two new mid-range smartphones. The devices unveiled Thursday are under the Lumia brand Microsoft bought from Nokia. They run the latest version of Windows Phone 8 and feature Cortana, a Siri-like voice...

  • Google settles with FTC over in-app charges

    NEW YORK (AP) — Google has agreed to pay full refunds totaling at least $19 million to consumers who were charged for purchases that children made via apps without parental consent from the Google Play app store. The settlement is part of the third case by the Federal Trade Commission about...

  • Apple supplier in China accused of violations

    BEIJING (AP) — An Apple supplier in China is violating safety and pay rules despite the computer giant's promises to improve conditions, two activist groups said Thursday, ahead of the expected release of the iPhone 6. The report by China Labor Watch and Green America adds to a string of...

  • Silicon Valley firms halted spread of grisly video

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Silicon Valley firms were prepared this week to quickly block video of an Islamic State militant beheading an American journalist after a previous video by the same group showing the death of James Foley ricocheted through social networks in what was seen by some as a...

  • Sony attack shows shifting online security threat

    TOKYO (AP) — The boundary between the online and physical worlds got blurry last week when Sony's PlayStation Network was disabled by an online attack, while simultaneously an American Airlines passenger jet carrying a Sony executive was diverted due to a bomb threat on Twitter. Experts say...

  • 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...



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