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    Privacy group tells FTC Google tracking violated 2011 order

    A privacy group said in a letter sent to the Federal Trade Commission on Friday that Google has violated the terms of a 2011 settlement because of practices exposed in an Associated Press report this week. The Electronic Privacy Information Center said in the letter to the FTC that Google’s recording of time-stamped location data […]
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    Kroger rolls out driverless cars for grocery deliveries

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — At a time when big-box retailers are trying to offer the same conveniences as their online competitors, the biggest U.S. grocery chain is testing the use of driverless cars to deliver groceries in a Phoenix suburb. Kroger’s pilot program launched Thursday morning with a robotic vehicle parked outside one of its […]
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    Shipwreck from only WWII battle in America found off Alaska

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Daryl Weathers remembers trying to pull men from the sea off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands after a U.S. Navy destroyer hit a mine left by the Japanese following the only World War II battle fought on North American soil. The explosion, which ripped the stern off the USS Abner Read, also covered […]
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    Twitter suspends conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for 1 week

    Twitter says it is suspending the account of the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for one week after he violated the company's rules against inciting violence.
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    AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used a privacy setting that says it will […]
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    How to find and delete where Google knows you’ve been

    Even if “Location History” is off on your phone, Google often still stores your precise location . Here are some things you can do to delete those markers and keep your location as private as possible. But there’s no panacea, because simply connecting to the internet on any device flags an IP address, a numeric […]
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    Tesla CEO Musk taunts short sellers amid legal scrutiny

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk used Twitter late Friday to taunt investors who have bet against his company, even though his previous Twitter comments have spurred a government investigation and shareholder lawsuits. The tweets are aimed at “shorts,” or investors who borrowed shares of Tesla and immediately sold them with the hope that […]
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    Last-minute technical problem delays NASA’s flight to sun

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A last-minute technical problem Saturday delayed NASA’s unprecedented flight to the sun. The early morning launch countdown was halted with just one-minute, 55 seconds remaining, keeping the Delta IV rocket on its pad with the Parker Solar Probe. Rocket maker United Launch Alliance said it would try again Sunday, provided […]
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    For many kids, summer means powering down for camp

    If teens are so attached to their phones and all things connected, why do so many of them wind up in no-device summer camps with smiles on their faces?
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    Robots are getting more social. Are humans ready?

    BOSTON (AP) — Personal home robots that can socialize with people are starting to roll out of the laboratory and into our living rooms and kitchens. But are humans ready to invite them into their lives? It’s taken decades of research to build robots even a fraction as sophisticated as those featured in popular science […]