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US Official: Russia Using Social Media to Divide Americans

US Official: Russia Using Social Media to Divide Americans

By Geoff Mulvihill | Jul 14
The U.S. homeland security secretary said on Saturday there are no signs that Russia is targeting this year's midterm elections with the same "scale or scope" it targeted the 2016 presidential election.

Woman Charged with Hacking Selena Gomez's Email

Woman Charged with Hacking Selena Gomez's Email

Jul 14
A woman has been charged with 11 felonies stemming from the hacking of the email of Selena Gomez and one of the singer's associates.

 US Firm: Chinese Hackers Infiltrated Cambodia's Politics

US Firm: Chinese Hackers Infiltrated Cambodia's Politics

By Gerry Shih | Jul 12
FireEye said Wednesday it found evidence that a Chinese hacking team it believes is linked to Beijing has penetrated computer systems belonging to Cambodia's election commission, opposition leaders and media.

Lawsuit: South Carolina Voting System Vulnerable to Hacking

Lawsuit: South Carolina Voting System Vulnerable to Hacking

Jul 12
South Carolina election officials are accused in a new lawsuit of failing to keep the state's voting processes secure.

Facebook Faces UK Fine over Its Data Privacy Scandal

Facebook Faces UK Fine over Its Data Privacy Scandal

By Danica Kirka | Jul 11
Facebook is facing its first financial penalty for allowing the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica to forage through the personal data of millions of unknowing Facebook users.

How Apple's App Store Changed Our World

How Apple's App Store Changed Our World

By Michael Liedtke | Jul 11
A decade ago, Apple opened a store peddling iPhone apps, unlocking the creativity of software developers and letting users truly make their mobile devices their own.

Israeli Company Plans Lunar Landing Next Year

Israeli Company Plans Lunar Landing Next Year

By Ilan Ben Zion | Jul 11
An Israeli organization said Tuesday that it hopes to become the first non-governmental entity to land a spacecraft on the moon when it attempts to launch a module later this year.

YouTube Aims to Crack Down on Fake News, Support Journalism

YouTube Aims to Crack Down on Fake News, Support Journalism

By Barbara Ortutay | Jul 10
Google's YouTube says it is taking several steps to ensure the veracity of news on its service by cracking down on misinformation and supporting news organizations.

How Apple's App Store Changed Our World

How Apple's App Store Changed Our World

By Michael Liedtke | Jul 10
A decade ago, Apple opened a store peddling iPhone apps, unlocking the creativity of software developers and letting users truly make their mobile devices their own.

Trust the Machines? Funds Run by Artificial Intelligence

Trust the Machines? Funds Run by Artificial Intelligence

By Alex Viega | Jul 8
A computer can trounce a human chess master and solve complex mathematical calculations in seconds. Can it do a better job investing your money than a flesh-and-blood portfolio manager?

China's Bravado Belies Worries over Trade Clashes with U.S.

China's Bravado Belies Worries over Trade Clashes with U.S.

By Christopher Bodeen and Joe McDonald | Jul 7
China says it's girded for a trade war with the U.S. and can give as good as it gets, but behind the official bravado lies a deep unease over trade friction with Washington.

AP Explains: How Computers 'See' Faces and Other Objects

AP Explains: How Computers 'See' Faces and Other Objects

By Matt O'Brien | Jul 7
Computers started to be able to recognize human faces in images decades ago, but now artificial intelligence systems are rivaling people's ability to classify objects in photos and videos.

Renewable Energy Push in Sunny Arizona Draws Political Fight

Renewable Energy Push in Sunny Arizona Draws Political Fight

By Melissa Daniels | Jul 7
Arizona's largest utility is fiercely opposing a push to mandate increased use of renewable energy in the sun-drenched state, setting up a political fight over a measure funded by a California billionaire.

China Push to end Reliance on U.S. Tech at Trade Fight's Core

China Push to end Reliance on U.S. Tech at Trade Fight's Core

By Joe McDonald | Jul 6
Chinese telecoms giant ZTE Corp.'s brush with death after Washington barred it from buying U.S. components was a stark reminder that China's industries still depend on American technology despite Beijing's efforts to catch up.

India Asks WhatsApp to Prevent Misuse After Mob Killings

India Asks WhatsApp to Prevent Misuse After Mob Killings

By Aijaz Hussain | Jul 6
India's government says it has asked WhatsApp to take "immediate action" to prevent the social media platform from being misused to spread rumors and irresponsible statements like those blamed for recent deadly mob attacks in the country.

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