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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo shows the Facebook app icon on an iPhone in New York. Facebook says Apple is restoring a key development tool that the iPhone maker disabled Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2019. Apple's earlier move followed disclosure of a Facebook program that paid users, including teens, to download a "research" app that could extensively track peoples' app and internet usage. (AP Photo/Karly Domb Sadof, File)
January 31, 2019 - 6:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says Apple is restoring its access to a key development tool that the iPhone maker disabled Wednesday. Late Tuesday, TechCrunch reported that Facebook paid teens and other users who agreed to download an app called Facebook Research. That app could extensively track their...
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FILE- In this May 18, 2012, file photo a television photographer shoots the sign outside of Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook says it has removed 783 Iran-linked pages, accounts and groups from its service for what it calls “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” that is, misrepresenting who is running the accounts with the intent of disrupting politics and elections. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
January 31, 2019 - 1:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says it has removed 783 Iran-linked pages, accounts and groups from its service for what it calls "coordinated inauthentic behavior." That's the social network's term for fake accounts run with the intent of disrupting politics and elections. Facebook has been disclosing...
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January 31, 2019 - 1:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon had another strong holiday season: Its quarterly profit topped $3 billion for the first time as revenue grew across its businesses, including online shopping, advertising and cloud computing. The Seattle-based company's estimated revenue for the current quarter, however, was...
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FILE - This Thursday, April 27, 2017 file photo shows the headquarters of Finnish telecommunication network company Nokia in Espoo, Finland. Telecoms gear provider Nokia reported Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 a rise in fourth-quarter earnings thanks to strong demand for new-generation mobile networks, the so-called 5G systems that have been the focus of a high-stakes dispute between the U.S. government and Nokia rival Huawei. (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP, file)
January 31, 2019 - 8:39 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Telecoms gear provider Nokia reported Thursday a rise in fourth-quarter earnings thanks to strong demand for new-generation mobile networks, the so-called 5G systems that have been the focus of a high-stakes dispute between the U.S. government and Nokia rival Huawei. Nokia's net...
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FILE- This Jan. 1, 2018, file photo shows an Intel logo on the box containing an HP desktop computer on sale at a Costco in Pittsburgh. Intel has named its interim CEO Robert Swan as permanent chief. Swan, was serving as Intel’s interim CEO for seven months and was chief financial officer before that since 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
January 31, 2019 - 7:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Intel is changing Robert Swan's status as interim CEO, to permanent. Swan, 58, has led the chipmaker since June, when CEO Brian Krzanich resigned after the company learned that he had carried on a consensual relationship with an employee. The relationship violated Intel's non-...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2017, file photo, a visitor looks at a robotic hand powered by Kinfinity Glove, developed by the German Aerospace Center, on display at the World Robot Conference at the Yichuang International Conference and Exhibition Centre in Beijing. China’s government has appealed to Washington to accept its industrial progress after U.S. intelligence officials said Beijing helps to steal and copy foreign technologies. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 31, 2019 - 3:53 am
BEIJING (AP) — China urged Washington on Thursday to accept its industrial development after U.S. intelligence officials said Beijing steals or copies foreign technology, as the two sides prepared for another day of talks aimed at ending a tariff war over Beijing's technology ambitions. It is "...
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Activists from anti-globalization organisation Attac stage a protest at Google's Paris headquarters to criticize the company's tax evasion policies, in Paris, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. According to Attac, Google's French subsidiary reported revenue of 325 million euros (371 million dlrs) in 2017 and paid 14 million euros (16 million dlrs) in income tax. The group says Google France shifts more than 85 percent of its French revenue to countries with more favorable tax regimes. France's finance minister Bruno Le Maire earlier this month announced plans to tax multinational technology companies such as Google with a turnover of more than 750 million euros worldwide and 25 million euros in France. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
January 31, 2019 - 3:52 am
PARIS (AP) — Activists from an anti-globalization group have staged a protest at Google's Paris headquarters to criticize the company for paying little tax. Attac members gathered at Google's offices Thursday and set up a pulley to pass bags of fake money between the firm's premises and a public...
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January 31, 2019 - 12:04 am
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s intellectual property organization says companies in Japan, South Korea and the U.S. are the top filers of patent applications involving artificial intelligence. The World Intellectual Property Organization has issued a first report aiming to show trends in AI, seen as a...
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, photo, visitors try out Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note9 smartphones during an industrial fair in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean technology giant Samsung posted on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, a near-30 percent drop in operating profit for the last quarter after seeing slowing global demand for its memory chips and smartphones. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
January 30, 2019 - 6:52 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. has posted a near-30 percent drop in operating profit for the last quarter after seeing slowing global demand for its memory chips and smartphones. It still finished the year with record highs, but expects a decline in earnings this year. The South...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo shows the Facebook app icon on an iPhone in New York. Apple says it has banned a Facebook-made app that paid users, including teenagers, to extensively track their data. The app, Facebook Research, tracked people’s phone and web activity in exchange for payments. A report in the tech blog TechCrunch on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, says Facebook paid about $20 a month in exchange for people letting it track their phone activities. While Facebook says this was done with permission, the company has a history of defining “permission” loosely and obscuring what sort of data it collects. (AP Photo/Karly Domb Sadof, File)
January 30, 2019 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple says Facebook can no longer distribute an app that paid users, including teenagers, to extensively track their phone and web use. In doing so, Apple closed off Facebook's efforts to sidestep Apple's app store and its tighter rules on privacy. The tech blog TechCrunch reported...
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