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FILE - This March 23, 2010, file photo shows the Google logo at the Google headquarters in Brussels. Google is going to stop reading your Gmail in search of opportunities to sell ads. The change announced Friday, June 23, 2017 will end a practice that Google has embraced since the company introduced Gmail in 2004, even though it raised concerns among privacy watchdogs and creeped out some users.(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
Google to stop reading your Gmail to help sell adsGoogle is going to stop reading your Gmail in search of opportunities to sell ads
The Associated Press11 hours ago
German parties salvage vote on social media hate posts billGermany's governing parties have cleared the way for parliament to vote on legislation designed to get illegal content such as hate speech or defamatory fake news removed quickly from social networking sites
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Founder of Russian messaging app defies official ultimatumThe founder of a Russian encrypted messaging app is defying the government's request to provide information about his company
The Associated Press18 hours ago
In this Thursday, June 15, 2017, photo, the logo of Toshiba Corp., Japan's electronics and energy company, is seen on a worker's jacket  in Yokosuka, near Tokyo. Tokyo-based Toshiba, whose U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co. filed for bankruptcy protection in March, said Friday it received an extension until Aug. 10 to give its earnings report for the fiscal year that ended in March. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)
Toshiba gets earnings report extension, faces delisting riskMoney-losing Japanese electronics and nuclear company Toshiba Corp. has until Aug. 10 to get auditors to sign off on its earnings statements, or else it faces the risk of getting delisted
The Associated Press23 hours ago
In this April 27, 2017 photo, staff members wait for visitors at a booth for Chinese microblogging website Sina Weibo at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing. Three popular Chinese internet services have been ordered Thursday, June 22, 2017, to stop streaming video after censors complained it contained improper comments about sensitive issues. The move prompted a sell-off in the U.S.-trade shares of Sina Corp. and its microblog service, Sina Weibo. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
China tightens online video controls, jolting investorsThree popular Chinese internet services have been ordered to stop streaming video, a move that prompted a sell-off in the U.S.-traded shares of Sina Corp. and its microblog service, Weibo Corp.
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, file photo, then-Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, left, and Anthony Levandowski, co-founder of Otto, pose for a photo in the lobby of Uber headquarters, in San Francisco. In a court filing on Thursday, June 22, 2017, Uber said it hired Levandowski, a former Google engineer now accused of stealing trade secrets, even though the company knew at the time that he had information that didn't belong to him. Uber hired Levandowski in August 2016 to head Uber's project on self-driving cars, something he worked on at Google. Uber is asserting that Kalanick told Levandowski not to bring the material with him and that Levandowski assured the company that he had destroyed the five discs containing Google information. Uber recently fired Levandowski. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
Uber knew fired exec had info at center of Google theft caseUber recruited a former Google engineer now accused of stealing trade secrets even though the company had been forewarned he was still carrying around some of his former employer's property
The Associated Press1 day ago
Thai customers take photo with merchandise at the Line Village Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, June 22, 2017. Thailand's most popular text-messaging service will open its doors to the public Friday an extravagant digital theme park called Line Village Bangkok. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Line messaging digital theme park to open in Thai capitalThe text-messaging service Line plans to inaugurate an indoor digital theme park in Thailand's capital, seeking to squeeze maximum advantage from its popularity in the country, its second biggest market after Japan
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, right, speaks with panelists at the Facebook Communities Summit, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Chicago. Zuckerberg announced a new Facebook initiative designed to spur people to form more meaningful communities with Facebook's groups feature. From left are Lola Omolola, Erin Schatteman and Janet Sanchez, who run popular Facebook groups. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
Facebook wants to nudge you into 'meaningful' online groupsFacebook has almost 2 billion users and now wants to be a more 'meaningful' force in their lives
The Associated Press1 day ago
Fake quake: Report of major California temblor a false alarmA report of a major earthquake off the California coast has turned out to be a false alarm based on data from a 1925 quake mistakenly sent by the US Geological Survey
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, June 22, 2016, file photo, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg speaks at the American Enterprise Institute, in Washington. At least one person has already taken her name out of the running to be Uber's next CEO. Sandberg has no plans to leave Facebook, a person close to her tells The Associated Press, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Sandberg is one of a long list of people Uber's board could consider to replace the company's founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick. Kalanick resigned Tuesday night under pressure from Uber's board and investors after a series of scandals. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Uber searches for a new CEO in wake of Kalanick's departureAs Uber searches for a new CEO, at least one candidate _ Sheryl Sandberg _ says no
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, a sign marks a pick-up point for the Uber car service at LaGuardia Airport in New York. Travis Kalanick, the combative and embattled CEO of ride-hailing giant Uber, resigned under pressure from investors at a pivotal time for the company. Uber's board confirmed the move early Wednesday, June 21, saying in a statement that Kalanick is taking time to heal from the death of his mother in a boating accident "while giving the company room to fully embrace this new chapter in Uber's history." (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Uber CEO is pushed out as company tries to clean up its actUnder Travis Kalanick's leadership, Uber's "Animal House"-style business plan was to grow as quickly as possible, steamrolling regulators while flouting the rules of workplace conduct
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, April 14, 2012, bikes cast long shadows in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, April 14, 2012.  In a move aimed at protecting young riders who regularly pedal through busy streets in Netherlands while looking at their phone, developers said Wednesday June 21, 2017, they are developing a lock system to stop the dangerous practice by blocking the phone when cycling. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, FILE)
Ringing the changes: Dutch bike lock blocks rider's phoneDutch telecom company develops a bicycle lock that also locks mobile phones, in a move aimed at protecting young riders who regularly pedal through busy streets while looking at their phone
The Associated Press2 days ago
Intel signs up as top Olympic sponsor through 2024Virtual reality: Intel signs on with International Olympic Committee
The Associated Press2 days ago
Visitors looks into a Diamond DART 450, a two-seat civilian and military turboprop trainer built by Austrian Diamond Aircraft, at Paris Air Show, in Le Bourget, east of Paris, France, Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in Paris. Aviation professionals and spectators are expected at this week's Paris Air Show, coming in, in a thousands from around the world to make business deals. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
All that's cool and quirky at the Paris Air ShowThere are flying cars and Concorde's would-be supersonic successor
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this June 9, 2017 file photo, Brazil's President Michel Temer attends a military ceremony in Brasilia, Brazil. Brazil's federal police force says it has found evidence that Temer received bribes to help businesses. Investigators said in a preliminary report published Tuesday, June 20, 2017, by Brazil's top court that Temer deserves to be investigated for corruption. Temer has denied any wrongdoing and has already pledged not to resign. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
Leaders of Russia, Brazil agree to expand tiesLeaders of Russia and Brazil have agreed to expand their dialogue on international issues
The Associated Press2 days ago
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