Computing and information technology

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2018, file photo, a staff member uses a laptop computer at a display for 5G wireless technology from Chinese technology firm Huawei at the PT Expo in Beijing. New Zealand's international spy agency has banned mobile company Spark from using Huawei equipment in its planned 5G upgrade, saying it posed a "significant network security risk." (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
November 28, 2018 - 12:28 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's international spy agency on Wednesday halted mobile company Spark from using Huawei equipment in its planned 5G upgrade, saying it posed a "significant network security risk." The action follows a ban in Australia, where the Chinese telecommunications...
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FILE - This March 19, 2018, file photo shows Apple's App Store app in Baltimore. Apple is at the Supreme Court to defend the way it sells apps for iPhones against claims by consumers that the company has unfairly monopolized the market. The justices are hearing arguments Monday, Nov. 26, in Apple’s effort to end an antitrust lawsuit that could force the iPhone maker to cut the 30 percent commission it charges software developers whose apps are sold exclusively through Apple’s App Store. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
November 25, 2018 - 9:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Apple is at the Supreme Court to defend the way it sells apps for iPhones against claims by consumers that the company has unfairly monopolized the market. The justices are hearing arguments Monday in Apple's effort to end an antitrust lawsuit that could force the iPhone maker to...
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Kinam Kim, President & CEO, Device Solutions, Samsung Electronics bows in apology in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. Samsung Electronics has apologized for the sickness and deaths of some of its workers, saying it failed to create a safe working environment at its computer chip and display factories. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
November 22, 2018 - 8:22 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics on Friday apologized for the sickness and deaths of some of its workers, saying it failed to create a safe working environment at its computer chip and display factories. The announcement by the South Korean technology giant came weeks after the company...
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November 12, 2018 - 5:09 pm
Internet traffic hijacking disrupted several Google services Monday, including search and cloud-hosting services. Network-monitoring companies say service interruptions lasted for nearly two hours and ended about 5:30 p.m. EST. The incident was suspicious because it rerouted data traffic to Google...
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October 31, 2018 - 12:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has imposed restrictions on technology exports to a state-supported Chinese semiconductor maker, citing national security grounds amid a mounting tariff battle. The controls imposed Monday on Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co. reflect concern Chinese...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an event to announce new products Tuesday Oct. 30, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
October 30, 2018 - 9:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple's new iPads will more closely resemble its latest iPhones as they ditch a home button and fingerprint sensor to make more room for the screen. As with the latest iPhone models — the XR and XS —the new iPad Pro will use facial-recognition technology to unlock the device and to...
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This Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, photo shows the camera on the back of the Red Hydrogen One smartphone in New York. The new Hydrogen One has a holographic screen that produces 3-D visuals without needing special glasses. It is launching with two major movies converted to this format and allows users to create and share their own videos shot with the phone. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 29, 2018 - 6:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Most leading phones offer the same basics: Big screens, decent battery life and good cameras. So when a newcomer brings something innovative to the party, why is it difficult to break through a phone market dominated by Apple and Samsung? One such smartphone comes out this week from...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 21, 2013, file photo, Maria Butina, leader of a pro-gun organization in Russia, speaks to a crowd during a rally in support of legalizing the possession of handguns in Moscow, Russia. A year before federal prosecutors accused Butina of being a secret agent for the Russian government, she was a graduate student at American University working on a sensitive project involving cybersecurity. Her university assignment called for her to gather information on the cyber defenses of U.S. non-profits that champion media freedom, human rights and similar causes. (AP Photo/File)
October 29, 2018 - 2:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A year before federal prosecutors accused Maria Butina of operating as a secret agent for the Russian government, she was a graduate student at American University working on a sensitive project involving cybersecurity. Butina's college assignment called for her to gather...
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October 28, 2018 - 1:57 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — IBM says it will acquire North Carolina-based open-source software company Red Hat in a $34 billion stock deal. The technology and consulting company announced Sunday it would buy all Red Hat shares at $190 apiece — 63 percent above Red Hat's closing price Friday. The two...
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October 26, 2018 - 4:37 pm
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft plans to continue to provide its technology to the U.S. military, despite worries that advances in the field of artificial intelligence could empower weapons to act autonomously and kill people. The company laid out its reasoning Friday in a blog post by Brad Smith,...
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