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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, recovery crew members film the capsule of the Chang'e 5 probe after its successful landed in Siziwang district, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. A Chinese lunar capsule returned to Earth on Thursday with the first fresh samples of rock and debris from the moon in more than 40 years. (Ren Junchuan/Xinhua via AP)
December 16, 2020 - 6:35 pm
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese lunar capsule returned to Earth on Thursday with the first fresh samples of rock and debris from the moon in more than 40 years. The capsule of the Chang’e 5 probe landed just before 2 a.m. (1800 GMT Wednesday) in the Siziwang district of the Inner Mongolia region, state...
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FILE - This combo of file photos shows the Apple and Facebook logos. Facebook is again pushing back on new Apple privacy rules for its mobile devices, this time saying the social media giant is standing up for small businesses in full page newspaper ads. In ads that ran in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and other national newspapers, Facebook said Apple's new rules “limit businesses ability to run personalized ads and reach their customers effectively." (AP Photo/File)
December 16, 2020 - 4:52 pm
Facebook is again pushing back on new Apple privacy rules for its mobile devices, this time saying in full page newspaper ads that the social media giant is standing up for small businesses. In ads that ran in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and other national newspapers Wednesday,...
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FILE- In this Dec. 21, 2017, file photo, a Bitcoin logo is shown is displayed on an ATM in Hong Kong. The price of bitcoin rose above $20,000 for the first time Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 as the speculative digital currency reached levels not seen since when bitcoin became tradable on Wall Street three years ago this month. Like other instruments used to store value in times of uncertainty, bitcoin has benefited from the pandemic which has push other commodities like gold, silver, platinum up to multi-year highs. But despite its high price, the currency remains a niche investment for most of the public, and remains extremely volatile. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
December 16, 2020 - 2:40 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The price of bitcoin rose above $20,000 for the first time Wednesday, as the speculative digital currency topped its previous peak reached shortly after it became tradable on Wall Street three years ago this month. Like other instruments used to store value in times of...
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December 16, 2020 - 1:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The parent company of Wish, a shopping app that sells cheap clothing, toys and electronics, sputtered in its stock market debut. Shares of ContextLogic Inc. fell 16.5% to close at $20.05 Wednesday, valuing the company at nearly $14 billion. The stock is trading on the Nasdaq Stock...
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December 16, 2020 - 1:51 pm
Twitter said Wednesday that it will begin removing misinformation about COVID-19 vaccinations from its site. It listed among posts that will removed as those including false claims that the virus is not real, debunked claims about the effects of receiving the vaccine and baseless claims that...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, file photo shows the United States Chamber of Commerce building in Washington. Elite cyber spies have spent months secretly exploiting SolarWinds software to peer into computer networks, putting many of the company's highest-profile customers in national governments, including the U.S. Treasury and Commerce departments, and Fortune 500 companies on high alert. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
December 16, 2020 - 12:50 pm
Before this week, few people were aware of SolarWinds, a Texas-based software company providing vital computer network monitoring services to corporations and government agencies around the world. But the revelation that elite cyber spies have spent months secretly exploiting SolarWinds' software...
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FILE - A child runs across a sidewalk in front of New York's City Hall decorated with graffiti in favor of keeping open public schools, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. A Google services outage this week and potential impacts from a snowstorm in the Northeast highlight the fragile chain of connectivity that's powering widespread remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic. One Ohio school superintendent called Monday's Google outage “the COVID version of a snow day." (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file)
December 16, 2020 - 10:57 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It wasn't the weather that delayed school this week, at least not the first time. Students in the Northeast might be giddily anticipating a storm that the National Weather Service says could drop a foot or more of snow across the region Wednesday and Thursday. The glitch that...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 file photo a staff member holds a Huawei 'Mate20 X 5G' smartphone at the IFA 2019 tech fair in Berlin, Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet approved a bill Wednesday that would require companies involved in setting up critical infrastructure such as high-speed 5G networks to guarantee that their equipment can't be used for sabotage, espionage or terrorism. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
December 16, 2020 - 10:03 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet approved a bill Wednesday that would require companies involved in setting up critical infrastructure such as high-speed 5G networks to guarantee that their equipment can't be used for sabotage, espionage or terrorism. The bill, which now goes...
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European Commissioner for Promoting our European Way of Life Margaritas Schinas speaks during an online news conference at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. The European Union unveiled Wednesday plans to revamp the 27-nation bloc's dated cybersecurity rules, just days after data on a new coronavirus vaccine was unlawfully accessed in a hack attack on the European Medicines Agency. (Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool Photo via AP)
December 16, 2020 - 4:29 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union unveiled Wednesday plans to revamp the 27-nation bloc’s dated cybersecurity rules, just days after data on a new coronavirus vaccine was unlawfully accessed in a hack attack on the European Medicines Agency. The EU last year recorded around 450 cyber incidents...
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Attendees wait for President-elect Joe Biden to be introduced at a drive-in rally for Georgia Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
December 15, 2020 - 3:48 pm
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook said Tuesday it will temporarily pause its ban on political advertising in the U.S. to allow ads for the Georgia runoff elections for the state’s two Senate seats. The broader political ad ban for the rest of the country still stands. The social media giant banned...
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