Computing and information technology

May 16, 2019 - 1:28 pm
Boeing says it has finished with its updates to the flight-control software implicated in two deadly crashes involving its 737 Max, moving a step closer to getting the plane back in the sky. Aviation regulators still have more questions about how pilots interact with the plane's controls under...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 7, 2019 file photo, the Texas state flag files outside the Huawei Technologies Ltd. business location in Plano, Texas. President Donald Trump issued an executive order Wednesday, May 15, 2019, apparently aimed at banning equipment from Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei from U.S. networks. It does not name specific countries or companies and gives the Department of Commerce 150 days to come up with regulations. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
May 16, 2019 - 12:45 pm
The Trump administration's newly announced plan to restrict exports to Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei for national security reasons doesn't just up the ante in the China trade war. It could also hurt U.S. suppliers and accelerate Beijing's drive toward greater tech independence. Telecoms...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2019, file photo a Walmart associate works at a Walmart Neighborhood Market in Levittown, N.Y. Walmart Inc. reports earnings on Thursday, May 16. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 16, 2019 - 5:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart delivered a mixed bag in the first quarter, beating Wall Street expectations on profit, but revenue fell short. The nation's largest retailer posted another quarter of same-stores sales growth Thursday, while e-commerce sales soared. There are challenges ahead, however, as...
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FILE- This July 27, 2008, file photo shows a, LED-illuminated wireless router in Philadelphia. Officials from the United States and Europe are announcing charges against 10 people in connection with malicious software attacks that infected tens of thousands of computers and caused more than $100 million in financial losses.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 16, 2019 - 5:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten people have been charged in connection with malicious software attacks that infected tens of thousands of computers and caused more than $100 million in financial losses, U.S. and European authorities announced Thursday. The malware, which enabled cyber criminals from Eastern...
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In this undated photo provided by XPRIZE, children in a village in the Tanga region of Tanzania gather to learn from tablets using open-sourced software that would easily be downloaded by illiterate children to teach themselves to read. That's what nearly 200 teams from around the world have spent more than a year in impoverished villages in Tanzania trying to do. The winner of this latest competition for a $10 million XPRIZE for global innovation is being announced Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Courtesy XPRIZE via AP)
May 15, 2019 - 12:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The challenge was to develop software that could easily be downloaded onto tablets that poor children around the world could use to teach themselves to read, write and do simple arithmetic. The incentive was $10 million for the winner. Nearly 200 teams from 40 countries around...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2018, file photo the Intel logo appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. Intel has revealed another hardware security flaw that could affects millions of machines around the world. The chipmaker said Tuesday, May 14, 2019, that there’s no evidence of bad actors exploiting the bug, which is embedded in the architecture of computer hardware. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 14, 2019 - 12:29 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Intel has revealed another hardware security flaw that could affects millions of machines around the world. The chipmaker said Tuesday there's no evidence of anyone exploiting the bug outside of a research laboratory. "Doing so successfully in the real world is a complex...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2018, file photo Ali AlAhmed poses for a photograph in his office in Washington. Citizen Lab says a fake Twitter account unmasked by The Associated Press was but one piece of a vast years-old and multi-lingual campaign aimed at seeding anti-Saudi, anti-Israel and anti-American stories across the internet. The Associated Press was on the verge of publishing a story about how AlAhmed, who is based in the Washington area, had been targeted by hackers posing as a female journalist. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 14, 2019 - 12:11 am
LONDON (AP) — When an attractive young Middle Eastern woman contacted Saudi dissident Ali AlAhmed over Twitter last November, he was immediately suspicious. The Associated Press was on the verge of publishing a story about how AlAhmed, who is based in the Washington area, had been targeted by...
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May 13, 2019 - 8:01 pm
WhatsApp says a vulnerability in the popular communications app let mobile phones be infected with sophisticated spyware with a missed in-app call alone. The Facebook subsidiary says "an advanced cyber actor" infected an unknown number of people with the malware, which it says it discovered in...
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FILE- In this May 31, 2018, file photo customers enter the Apple store in New York. The Supreme Court is allowing consumers to pursue an antitrust lawsuit that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 13, 2019 - 8:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that consumers can pursue an antitrust lawsuit that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps. New Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the court's four liberals in rejecting a plea from Cupertino, California-based...
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May 07, 2019 - 2:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Debt collectors will be able to start contacting borrowers via text and email under new regulations proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The rules released Tuesday are an update to debt collection regulations enacted in the 1970s, which never took into account...
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