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Appeals court denies full hearing in data surveillance caseA federal appeals court in New York has decided not to rehear a panel's decision letting companies like Microsoft refuse to turn over to the government customer emails stored overseas
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Octave Klaba, the founder of French internet hosting firm OVH, speaks to a journalist at a cybersecurity conference in Lille, northern France, Tuesday Jan. 24, 2017. French authorities say they've ordered the blockage or removal of more than 2,700 websites in 2016, a move Klaba thinks will do little to stifle online extremism. (AP Photo/Raphael Satter)
French internet censorship rose sharply in 2016France's interior minister says authorities have blocked or ordered search engines to de-list hundreds of websites in 2016, a significant increase over 2015
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Saudi Arabia warns destructive computer virus has returnedSaudi Arabia is warning that a computer virus that destroyed the systems of its state-run oil company in 2012 has returned
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Amazon moves to avoid EU fines over publishing contractsAmazon has agreed to change parts of its e-book contracts with publishers in an effort to avoid EU fines for anti-competitive behavior
The Associated Press5 hours ago
iPhone assembler Foxconn may invest $7B in US display plantThe Taiwanese company that assembles iPhones and other electronics, is considering investing $7 billion in a plant in the United States to manufacturing display panels
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2009, file photo, a man walks on the Microsoft headquarters campus in Redmond, Wash. The Justice Department is asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by Microsoft that seeks to quash a law allowing the government to demand customer data stored electronically while prohibiting Microsoft from exposing the requests. A justice department lawyer told a federal judge Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, that the government has an interest in keeping criminal investigations confidential. He said Microsoft doesn't have the standing to argue for the Fourth Amendment rights for its customers. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
US fights Microsoft's bid to tell users when feds take dataThe U.S. Justice Department asked a federal judge on Monday to throw out a lawsuit filed by Microsoft that seeks to quash a law that prohibits the company from telling its customers when the government demands their electronic data
The Associated Press19 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2013, file photo, FCC commissioner Ajit Pai presents his dissent during a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) hearing at the FCC in Washington. President Donald Trump has picked Pai, a fierce critic of the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules, to be chief regulator of the nation's airwaves and internet connections. In a statement Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, Pai said he was grateful to the president for his new role as the next chairman of the FCC. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
'Net neutrality' foe Ajit Pai is new FCC headPresident Donald Trump has picked a fierce critic of the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules as the head of the Federal Communications Commission, which regulates the nation's airwaves and internet connections
The Associated Press20 hours ago
FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2016, file photo, the logo of Yahoo appears on a smartphone in Frankfurt, Germany. Yahoo Inc. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
Yahoo's 4Q shows modest strides amid security breach falloutYahoo's financial performance improved slightly during the fourth quarter while the company dealt with the fallout from massive security breaches that have jeopardized the $4.8 billion sale of its internet operations to Verizon Communications
The Associated Press20 hours ago
A few of the advertisements to sell marijuana online are seen on a Denver Craigslist page, on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Legal marijuana is widely for sale in Colorado, but a bill moving through the state Legislature aims to crack down on those who sell weed illegally using online ads such as Craigslist. A bill approved unanimously by the state Senate on Monday, Jan. 23, would make it a crime to advertise pot if the person doesn't have a license to sell the drug. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Colorado moves to crack down on black-market pot ads onlineMarijuana is widely for sale in Colorado, but a bill moving through the state Legislature aims to crack down on those who sell weed illegally using online ads such as Craigslist
The Associated Press22 hours ago
White House press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily White House briefing, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
'Alternative facts' quip from Trump adviser sparks mockeryThe internet went wild after a top Trump adviser said the administration was supplying the media with 'alternative facts' about the size of the inauguration crowds
The Associated Press22 hours ago
FILE- In this Sept. 9, 2016 file photo, the driverless electric free shuttle Navly drives through a district of Lyon, central France, as part of an experiment. Paris officials are experimenting with a self-driving shuttle linking two train stations in the French capital. Two electric-power EZ10 minibuses, which can carry up to six seated passengers, were put into service Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)
Paris tests electric driverless minibus to fight pollutionIn a city hit by chronic pollution and traffic problems, Paris officials are experimenting with a self-driving shuttle linking two train stations in the French capital
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Samsung Electronics's mobile president Koh Dong-jin speaks during a press conference at its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday that problems with the design and manufacturing of batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones caused them to overheat and burst into fire. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Samsung details causes of Note 7 fires but questions remainSamsung Electronics says flaws in the design and production of batteries used in its Galaxy Note 7, not its hardware or software, made the smartphone prone to catching fire
The Associated Press1 day ago
This Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, photo shows a Sprint sign in Miami. Sprint is buying a 33 percent stake in Tidal, the music streaming service owned by artists including Jay-Z, Madonna and Kanye West, the companies announced Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Sprint is buying a 33 percent stake in TidalSprint is buying a 33 percent stake in Tidal, the entertainment service owned by artists including Jay-Z, Madonna and Kanye West
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Aug. 16, 2016 photo, an attendee takes a photo of a visualization of global internet attacks during the 4th China Internet Security Conference (ISC) in Beijing. A Chinese technology regulator has announced Sunday, Jan. 23, 2017, a year-long campaign to root out services that allow people in the country to circumvent the government's Internet censorship. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
China cracks down on tools used to get around web filtersA Chinese technology regulator has announced a 14-month campaign to root out services that allow people in the country to circumvent the government's internet censorship
The Associated Press1 day ago
Festival goers visit the Festival Box Office during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Park City, Utah. Representatives for the Sundance Film Festival say that their network systems were subject to a cyberattack that caused its box offices to shut down briefly Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
Cyberattack on Sundance briefly shutters box officeRepresentatives for the Sundance Film Festival say that their network systems were subject to a cyberattack that caused its box office to shut down Saturday afternoon
The Associated Press2 days ago
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