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    APNewsBreak: Tesla in Autopilot sped up before Utah crash

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press Thursday. Two people were injured. Data from the Model S electric vehicle show it picked up speed […]
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    Jury says Samsung must pay $539M for copying parts of iPhone

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A jury has decided Samsung must pay Apple $539 million in damages for illegally copying some of the iPhone’s features to lure people into buying its competing products. The verdict reached Thursday is the latest twist in a legal battle that began in 2011. Apple contends Samsung wouldn’t have emerged […]
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    Facebook won’t pay compensation for Cambridge Analytica case

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Facebook said Thursday it will not compensate users in the scandal over the misuse of their personal data by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. The company made the statement in a list of written replies to questions by European Union lawmakers. The answers were promised after testimony earlier this week by CEO Mark […]
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    FBI overstated encryption problem with cell phones

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A programming error led the FBI to vastly overstate the number of cell phones that investigators could not access because of encryption, officials said Wednesday. Director Chris Wray has repeatedly said in speeches that nearly 7,800 mobile devices seized during investigations couldn’t be opened due to digital encryption in fiscal year 2017. […]
  • Transportation

    Conversant cars, roads likely in ‘The Future of Your Commute’

    Memorial Day weekend marks the start of vacation driving season, and as you sit behind the wheel on a long trip, you may wonder how much “smarter” cars and roads may get in the future.
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    Comcast v. Disney: a fight for Twenty-First Century Fox

    NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast and Disney are on the verge of a head-to-head bidding war for Fox’s entertainment properties. The potential battle for Twenty-First Century Fox comes as traditional entertainment companies try to amass more properties to compete better with technology companies such as Amazon and Netflix for viewers’ attention — and dollars. Comcast […]
  • Science

    Science and commercial satellites launched from California

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched a pair of U.S.-German science satellites and five commercial communications satellites into orbit from California on Tuesday. The rocket roared off from a pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 12:47 p.m. and arced over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles as it […]
  • Military

    APNewsbreak: Pentagon adopts new cellphone restrictions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of debate, the Defense Department approved Monday new restrictions for the use of cellphones and some other electronic devices in the Pentagon where classified information is present or discussed. But officials stopped far short of imposing an all-out ban. The memo, which was obtained by The Associated Press, largely clarifies […]
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    Asian shares fall amid worries over US-China trade, Koreas

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian indexes were mostly lower on Wednesday as investors shifted their attention to uncertainties over a planned U.S.-North Korea summit after the perk from eased U.S.-China trade tensions faded. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 dipped 1.3 percent to 22,661.88, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 inched down nearly 0.2 percent at 6,031.40 in […]
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    Amazon urged not to sell facial recognition tool to police

    SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon’s decision to market a powerful face recognition tool to police is alarming privacy advocates, who say the tech giant’s reach could vastly accelerate a dystopian future in which camera-equipped officers can identify and track people in real time, whether they’re involved in crimes or not. It’s not clear how many law […]