Technology issues

FILE - This March 27, 2008, aerial file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. The Pentagon on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, reaffirmed Microsoft as winner of a cloud computing contract potentially worth $10 billion, although the start of work is delayed by a legal battle over rival Amazon's claim that the bidding process was flawed. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
September 04, 2020 - 2:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Friday reaffirmed Microsoft as winner of a cloud computing contract potentially worth $10 billion, although the start of work is delayed by a legal battle over rival Amazon's claim that the bidding process was flawed. “The department has completed its comprehensive...
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September 03, 2020 - 3:03 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Army command dedicated to defending against hackers and other online threats celebrated its move into a new $366 million headquarters in Georgia on Thursday. Created a decade ago, the Army Cyber Command had been spread across Army installations in three states before...
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The New Zealand Stock Exchange board is shown on the side of Jarden Building in central Auckland, New Zealand, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. New Zealand's government and overseas spy agency are getting involved after ongoing cyber attacks have disrupted the New Zealand stock exchange several times this week. (Greg Bowker/New Zealand Herald via AP)
September 02, 2020 - 12:43 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s justice minister says the nation is confronting cyberattacks on an unprecedented scale, targeting everything from the stock market to the weather service. Andrew Little said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday that tracking down the...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2020, file photo, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho speaks to the news media at the Frederick Douglass Elementary School in Miami, Fla. Officials say a cyberattack and a software glitch plagued Florida’s largest school district during the first two days of its virtual start to the school year. Carvalho said during a news conference Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, that the district suffered a distributed denial of service attack Monday morning as a software glitch blocked access to the district’s servers.. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
September 01, 2020 - 6:58 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A cyberattack and a software glitch plagued Florida's largest school district during the first two days of its virtual start to the school year, officials said Tuesday. Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said during a news conference that the district...
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FILE - A woman uses her phone as she passes by the ByteDance headquarters in Beijing, China, on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. The Chinese government is complicating the U.S.-government-ordered sale of U.S. TikTok assets. China on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 introduced export restrictions on artificial intelligence technology, seemingly including the type that TikTok uses to choose which videos to spool up to its users. That means TikTok's Chinese owner, ByteDance, would have to obtain a license to export any restricted technologies to a foreign company. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
August 31, 2020 - 11:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Chinese government is complicating the U.S.-government-ordered sale of U.S. TikTok assets. China on Friday introduced export restrictions on artificial intelligence technology, seemingly including the type that TikTok uses to choose which videos to spool up to its users. That...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo shows the Facebook app icon on an iPhone in New York. Facebook is pushing back on Apple’s new privacy rules for iOS users — and putting app developers in the middle. The social network said Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020 that anew policy by Apple that requires apps to ask users for permission to collect data on what devices they are using — and let ads follow them around on the internet — could lower the amount of money apps will make advertising through Facebook's audience network. (AP Photo/Karly Domb Sadof, File)
August 26, 2020 - 11:49 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Facebook is pushing back on new Apple privacy rules for its mobile devices — and putting app developers in the middle. Apple will soon require apps to ask users for permission to collect data on what devices they are using and to let ads follow them around on the internet...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo National Security Agency Director Gen. Paul Nakasone testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Nakasone, the commander of U.S. Cyber Command and the director of the National Security Agency, says in a piece being published Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2020, by the magazine Foreign Affairs that the military's cyber fighters are increasingly prepared to engage in combat with online adversaries rather than wait to repair networks after they've been penetrated. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
August 25, 2020 - 10:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military's top cyber official is defending the government's shift toward a more aggressive strategy in cyberspace, saying the mission has evolved over the last decade to become more proactive and offensive in order to keep pace with sophisticated threats. Gen. Paul...
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A briefcase of a census taker is seen as she knocks on the door of a residence Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Winter Park, Fla. A half-million census takers head out en mass this week to knock on the doors of households that haven't yet responded to the 2020 census. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
August 17, 2020 - 11:45 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — More than a dozen laptop computers used for an early phase of the 2020 census were lost, stolen or missing last year, and they may have contained personal information whose confidentiality is protected by federal law, according to an agency watchdog. A management alert issued...
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August 17, 2020 - 4:03 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Google warned on Monday that the Australian government’s plan to make digital giants pay for news content threatens users’ free services in Australia and could result in their data being given to media organizations. The U.S.-based company's warning, contained in what it...
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FILE - In this April 29 2020, file photo, a resident from the Alexandra township gets tested for COVID-19 , in Johannesburg, South Africa. Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed 1 million, but global health experts tell The Associated Press the true toll is several times higher. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
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August 08, 2020 - 2:01 pm
BEDMINSTER, N.J. — President Donald Trump has signed executive orders bypassing Congress to defer payroll taxes for some Americans and extend unemployment benefits after negotiations on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed. Trump accused Democrats of loading up their rescue bill with...
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