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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Myanmar’s powerful military chief is among 20 individuals and organizations that Facebook says it is banning from its site in order to “prevent the spread of hate and misinformation." The action Monday comes after the social media giant was criticized for being used to inflame ethnic and religious conflict in the country, particularly against Rohingya Muslims. Some 700,000 Rohingya fled their homes in western Myanmar over the past year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 27, 2018 - 5:40 pm
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Facebook said Monday that it is banning Myanmar's powerful military chief and 19 other individuals and organizations from its site to prevent the spread of hate and misinformation. The social media giant was heavily criticized for permitting itself to be used to inflame...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2018, file photo, Cody Wilson, with Defense Distributed, holds a 3D-printed gun called the Liberator at his shop in Austin, Texas. A federal judge in Seattle has granted an injunction that prohibits the Trump administration from allowing a Texas company to post 3D gun-making plans online. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, file)
August 27, 2018 - 3:27 pm
A U.S. judge in Seattle blocked the Trump administration Monday from allowing a Texas company to post online plans for making untraceable 3D guns, agreeing with 19 states and the District of Columbia that such access to the plastic guns would pose a security risk. The states sued to stop an...
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Peter Asaro, left, of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control, and Jody Williams of the Nobel Women's Initiative speak to reporters at a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. Experts from scores of countries are meeting to discuss ways to define and deal with "killer robots", futuristic weapons systems that could conduct war without human intervention. (AP Photo/Jamey Keaten)
August 27, 2018 - 3:23 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Experts from scores of countries are meeting to discuss ways to define and deal with "killer robots" — futuristic weapons systems that could conduct war without human intervention. The weeklong gathering that opened Monday is the second at U.N. offices in Geneva this year to focus on...
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August 26, 2018 - 6:13 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Tesla driver, who said he thought his car was in Autopilot mode, crashed into the back of a firetruck in San Jose. The California Highway Patrol says the Tesla rear-ended a fire engine that was stopped with its emergency lights activated along US-101 around...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018 file photo, firefighters monitor a backfire while battling the Ranch Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex Fire near Ladoga, Calif. A nationwide telecommunications company that slowed internet service to firefighters as they battled the largest wildfire in California history says it has removed all speed cap restrictions for first responders on the West Coast. Verizon Senior Vice President Mike Maiorana says the service restrictions were removed as of Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, and include Hawaii, where emergency crews have rescued people from areas flooded by Hurricane Lane. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
August 24, 2018 - 1:47 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A nationwide telecommunications company rolled out changes Friday as state lawmakers said they were outraged to learn that Verizon slowed Northern California firefighters' internet service while they battled what became the state's largest-ever wildfire. Verizon said it...
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This undated image provided by the cybersecurity firm FireEye shows a Tweet from a social media persona related to a group called "Liberty Front Press" using the Twitter handle "@Berniecratss." FireEye called the group an influence operation apparently aimed at promoting Iranian political interests. The group had multiple social media personas that masqueraded as liberal U.S. activists. (FireEye via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 11:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — This week has seen major social media sites step up their policing of online disinformation campaigns. Google disabled dozens of YouTube channels and other accounts linked to a state-run Iranian broadcaster running a political-influence campaign. Facebook removed 652 suspicious...
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A ribbon for missing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts hangs on a light post, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Brooklyn, Iowa. Tibbetts was reported missing from her hometown in the eastern Iowa city of Brooklyn in July 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 24, 2018 - 8:50 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds became emotional Friday discussing her telephone conversation with the mother of slain college student, and she urged residents not to politicize the case. Asked during an impromptu news conference whether she expected Mollie Tibbetts' family to become...
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CORRECTING DATE OF ANNOUNCEMENT TO WEDNESDAY - FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, a Facebook start page is shown on a smartphone in Surfside, Fla. USA. The social media giant Facebook said late Wednesday Aug. 22, 2018, it has banned a quiz app for refusing to be audited and concerns that data on as many as 4 million users was misused, after it found user information was shared with researchers and companies. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, FILE)
August 23, 2018 - 7:41 am
LONDON (AP) — Facebook has banned a third-party quiz app amid concerns over the possible misuse of users' data and pulled its own security software from Apple's app store after the iPhone maker tightened data security rules. The social media company said Wednesday it took action against the...
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FILE- In this July 13, 2016, file photo a group of teenagers play "Pokemon Go" in downtown Hartselle, Ala. A study out Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, from the Pew Research Center found that two-thirds of parents are concerned about the amount of time their teenage children spend in front of screens, while more than a third expressed concern about their own screen time. (Crystal VanderWeit/The Decatur Daily via AP, File)
August 22, 2018 - 8:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Parents lament their teenagers' noses constantly in their phones, but they might want to take stock of their own screen time habits. A study out Wednesday from the Pew Research Center found that two-thirds of parents are concerned about the amount of time their teenage children...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2013 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg walks at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook said Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, that it had removed 652 pages, groups, and accounts linked to Russia and Iran for “coordinated inauthentic behavior” that included the sharing of political content amid stepped-up policing of its own platform ahead of the U.S. midterm elections in November. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
August 21, 2018 - 9:30 pm
Facebook has identified and banned hundreds of accounts, groups and pages engaged in misleading political behavior, a far larger discovery than a "sophisticated" effort it reported three weeks ago with great fanfare. The social network said Tuesday that it had removed 652 pages, groups, and...
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