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Google to Stop Reading Your Gmail to Help Sell Ads

Google to Stop Reading Your Gmail to Help Sell Ads

Jun 28
The change announced Friday will end a practice that Google has embraced since the company introduced Gmail in 2004. The practice has raised concerns among privacy watchdogs and creeped out some users.

Facebook Now Deleting 66K Posts a Week In Anti-Hate Campaign

Facebook Now Deleting 66K Posts a Week In Anti-Hate Campaign

Jun 28
Facebook said Tuesday that it deleted about 66,000 posts a week in the last two months as the social media giant cracks down on what it deems to be hate speech.

New Highly Virulent Strain of Ransomware Cripples Networks

New Highly Virulent Strain of Ransomware Cripples Networks

By Raphael Satter and Frank Bajak | Jun 28
The fresh cyber-assault Tuesday leveraged the same intrusion tool as a similar attack in May and proved again just how disruptive to daily life sophisticated cyber-assaults can be in this age of heavy reliance on computers.

A Risky Fix to Repair A City's Gutted Streetlight Grid

A Risky Fix to Repair A City's Gutted Streetlight Grid

By Justin Juozapavicius | Jun 27
Copper thieves have pillaged lighting grids in cities large and small across the nation, causing municipal budgets to skyrocket. Law enforcement agencies estimated that the copper theft racket was costing cities $1 billion a year.

Pepe Lives: Cartoonist Resurrecting Frog Hijacked by Trolls

Pepe Lives: Cartoonist Resurrecting Frog Hijacked by Trolls

By Michael Kunzelman | Jun 27
Pepe the Frog is coming back from the dead.

EU Fines Google a Record 2,4 Billion Euros in Antitrust Case

EU Fines Google a Record 2,4 Billion Euros in Antitrust Case

By Lorne Cook | Jun 27
The European Union has slapped a record 2.42 billion euro ($2.72 billion) fine on internet giant Google on Tuesday for taking advantage of its dominance in online searches to direct customers to its own online shopping business.

UK Parliament Investigates Cyberattack on User Accounts

UK Parliament Investigates Cyberattack on User Accounts

Jun 26
British officials were investigating a cyberattack Saturday on the country's Parliament after discovering "unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts."

Apple Introduces Pride Edition Band for its Watch to Support LGBT Groups

Apple Introduces Pride Edition Band for its Watch to Support LGBT Groups

Jun 26
You can now wear your Pride on your sleeve!

China Tightens Online Video Controls, Jolting Investors

China Tightens Online Video Controls, Jolting Investors

By Joe McDonald | Jun 25
Three popular Chinese internet services have been ordered to stop streaming video after censors complained it contained improper comments on sensitive issues.

Facebook Wants to Nudge You into 'Meaningful' Online Groups

Facebook Wants to Nudge You into 'Meaningful' Online Groups

By Barbara Ortutay and Michael Liedtke | Jun 25
At Facebook, mere "sharing" is getting old. Finding deeper meaning in online communities is the next big thing.

German Parties Salvage Vote on Social Media Hate Posts Bill

German Parties Salvage Vote on Social Media Hate Posts Bill

Jun 25
Germany'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.

'Superhero' 3D Printed Hands Help Kids Dream in Argentina

'Superhero' 3D Printed Hands Help Kids Dream in Argentina

By Luis Andres Henao | Jun 25
Hundreds of Argentine kids who were born without limbs are now able to write, play sports and make music thanks to low-cost prosthetic hands.

As Heat Wave Hits, Air-Conditioner Fixers Are in Hot Demand

By Clarice Silber and Angie Wang | Jun 24
The Associated Press spent part of Monday alongside an air conditioner repairman to provide a snapshot into the hectic work necessary in a region heavily reliant on air conditioning to beat the heat.

All That's Cool and Quirky at the Paris Air Show

All That's Cool and Quirky at the Paris Air Show

By John Leicester and Milos Krivokapic | Jun 24
There are flying cars and Concorde's would-be supersonic successor, a company offering to deliver cargo to the Moon - for a mere $1.2 million per kilogram - and the latest in funky futuristic aviation ideas, both big and small.

Report: Mexican Journalists, Activists Targeted with Spyware

Report: Mexican Journalists, Activists Targeted with Spyware

By Peter Orsi and Christopher Sherman | Jun 24
Mexican journalists, lawyers and activists were targeted by spyware produced by Israel's NSO Group that is sold exclusively to governments, according to an internet watchdog group's investigation published Monday.

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