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  • Texas police detective fired for Facebook post

    MARLIN, Texas (AP) — A Marlin police detective has been fired after allegedly using Facebook to complain about people on public assistance. Police Chief Darrell Allen on Wednesday dismissed Rob Douglas, a five-year veteran of the force southeast of Waco. A post attributed to Douglas expressed...

  • China probes automakers, technology firms

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators have launched a series of anti-monopoly investigations of global automakers and technology providers, stepping up pressure on foreign companies that feel increasingly unwelcome in China. On Wednesday, a regulator said Chrysler and Germany's Audi will be...

  • Expert wants to help nab Russian password thieves

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The hackers are a tight knit group, 10 or 11. They live in a Russian town, and have real jobs. But in their down time, the cybercriminals have spent the past seven months gathering a hoard of personal data, stealing 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet...

  • Maryland commission rules Uber must be regulated

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The state body that oversees utilities and transportation in Maryland ruled Wednesday that a popular Web-based ride-sharing service is subject to state regulation. The Public Service Commission ruled that Uber Technologies Inc. is a common carrier — a company that moves people...

  • Yelp CEO reviews his own business after 10 years

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After Yelp posted the first quarterly profit in its history last week, the online business review site got panned on Wall Street. The company's stock plummeted 11 percent the day after the results came out, wiping out its gains for the year. CEO Jeremy Stoppelman didn't...

  • Comet joined by space probe after 10-year pursuit

    DARMSTADT, Germany (AP) — Turning what seemed like a science fiction tale into reality, an unmanned probe swung alongside a comet on Wednesday after a 4-billion mile (6.4-billion kilometer) chase through outer space over the course of a decade. Europe's Rosetta probe will orbit and study the...

  • Review: Amazon phone better for info than shopping

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — My buying habits have yet to change in my nearly three weeks with Amazon's shopping-centric Fire phone. Rather, I've found the phone's Firefly scanning feature to be far more useful as an information-gathering tool. The idea behind Firefly is a smart one: Use it to keep...

  • 7 ways to create better, stronger passwords

    NEW YORK (AP) — With the recent news that a Russian hacker ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations, it's a good time to review ways to protect yourself online. The hacking misdeeds were described in a New York Times story based on the findings of Hold Security, a...

  • Pew: Split views on robots' employment benefits

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Robots and artificial intelligence could either kill low-skill jobs or create new types of work over the next decade. They also could have very little impact at all. That's according to 1,900 respondents to a new survey released Wednesday by Pew Research Center's Internet...

  • Pandora cuts first-ever direct deal with artists

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Internet radio leader Pandora has come to its first-ever direct licensing deal with artists, a wide-ranging agreement with independent label group Merlin that both said would mean higher payments to artists and more play for them on Pandora stations. That means...

  • Picture it: Facial recognition to find lost dogs

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Any worried pet owner who has spent days hanging posters, making phone calls and knocking on neighbors' doors hopes there's a more scientific way to find a lost dog. That became a reality when facial recognition technology successfully reunited a pet at San Diego County...

  • HK court: Tycoon can sue Google over autocomplete

    HONG KONG (AP) — A court has ruled that a Hong Kong tycoon can sue Google over its autocomplete results suggesting he has links to organized crime. In a judgment released Wednesday, the court dismissed the Internet search giant's objections to tycoon Albert Yeung's defamation lawsuit. Yeung...

  • Samsung, Apple agree to drop lawsuits outside US

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung and Apple Inc. have agreed to end all patent lawsuits between each other outside the U.S. in a step back from three years of legal hostilities between the world's two largest smartphone makers. However, Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday that it and Apple...

  • StubHub Music app takes on Live Nation in concerts

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — StubHub, the ticket reselling subsidiary of eBay Inc., is launching its StubHub Music app nationwide as it goes after core music fans in a challenge to Live Nation in the concert business. The app, which launched in San Francisco in June, expanded to major cities nationwide...

  • Insurers launch huge health-records info exchange

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two California insurers announced Tuesday that they are partnering for an ambitious project to establish one of the nation's largest health-information exchanges, an effort they hope will reduce duplication and improve patient outcomes. The not-for-profit Blue Shield...



From the Weekly Standard

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