Huawei CFO lawyers say her alleged crimes no crime in Canada
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Defense lawyers argue a senior executive of the Chinese tech giant Huawei should not be extradited to the U.S.
AP Explains: The Justice Department's new quarrel with Apple
WASHINGTON (AP) — The deadly shooting of three U.S. sailors at a Navy installation in December could reignite a long-simmering fight between the federal government and tech companies over data privacy and encryption.
Fiat Chrysler in talks with Foxconn to develop electric cars
MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is in talks with the Taiwanese company Foxconn to develop and manufacture battery-powered vehicles, the U.S.-Italian automaker said Friday.
Analysis: Baseball has become a prisoner of technology
NEW YORK (AP) — Technology unleashed baseball's Analytics Era, and now it's holding the sport prisoner. AJ Hinch, Alex Cora and Carlos Beltrán are casualties, a triple play of hubris.
UK psychiatric group cites social media dangers to the young
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Royal College of Psychiatrists is urging that mammoth tech companies like Facebook and Twitter turn over research about possible dangers caused to young people by excessive social media use.
Official says Phoenix airport ride-hailing fee is illegal
PHOENIX (AP) — A new $4 fee on Uber and Lyft rides to and from the Phoenix airport is “very likely” unconstitutional, the state attorney general said Thursday, upping the ante in the showdown that has led the ride-hailing giants to threaten to abandon the airport service.
NBC hopes 'free' makes Peacock stand out in streaming era
NEW YORK (AP) — NBCUniversal is launching a new streaming service that will have a large part available for free, an approach it hopes will resonate with people who aren't interested in traditional TV.
Microsoft: 'carbon-negative' by 2030 even for supply chain
Microsoft is pledging to become 100% “carbon-negative” by 2030 by removing more carbon from the environment than it emits. CEO Satya Nadella said Thursday that the commitment will happen "not just across our direct emissions, but across our supply chain, too.” It's a major step up from Microsoft's previous green pledges.
Expert: Georgia election server showed signs of tampering
BOSTON (AP) — A computer security expert says he found that a forensic image of the election server central to a legal battle over the integrity of Georgia elections showed signs that the original server was hacked.
European carmakers build out charging network for electrics
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European automakers' network of highway charging stations for battery-powered vehicles is taking shape ahead of an expected surge in electric car sales as manufacturers strive to meet new emission limits.
UK police use of facial recognition tests public's tolerance
LONDON (AP) — When British police used facial recognition cameras to monitor crowds arriving for a soccer match in Wales, some fans protested by covering their faces.
News flash from Florida legislators: Telegraph era is over
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers are transmitting a news bulletin: The telegraph era is over. Before there was instant messaging, emails and even corded telephones, there was the reliable telegraph to instantaneously transmit messages far and wide.
Turkey lifts more than 2-year block of Wikipedia
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Wednesday lifted its more than two-year ban on accessing Wikipedia, weeks after the country's highest court ruled that the block violated freedom of expression.
Does the naked body belong on Facebook? It’s complicated
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When is a photograph of nude bodies artistic or titillating? A woman's exposed nipple a political statement or erotica? A video of childbirth might show genitalia.
Ahead in the clouds: Alibaba plans to change the Olympics
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Alibaba’s promise to the Olympic family is to bring its technological might to help organizers, broadcasters and fans.
Want to sell on Amazon? Businesses must weigh pros, cons
NEW YORK (AP) — While many small manufacturers and retailers believe Amazon is the place to be, Lyris Autran is forgoing the opportunity.
EU legal opinion: mass data retention at odds with EU law
BRUSSELS (AP) — A legal adviser at the European Union’s highest court said Wednesday that the bloc's data protection rules should prevent member states from indiscriminately holding personal data seized from Internet and phone companies, even when intelligence agencies claim that national security is at stake.
NSA finds major security flaw in Windows 10, free fix issued
The National Security Agency has discovered a major security flaw in Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system that could let hackers intercept seemingly secure communications.
Dating apps leak personal data, Norwegian group says
LONDON (AP) — Dating apps including Grindr, OkCupid and Tinder leak personal information to advertising tech companies in possible violation of European data privacy laws, a Norwegian consumer group said in a report Tuesday.
Russians hacked company key to Ukraine scandal: researchers
BOSTON (AP) — A U.S. cybersecurity company says Russian military agents have successfully hacked the Ukrainian gas company at the center of the scandal that led to President Donald Trump's impeachment.
UK's Johnson says Huawei critics should suggest alternatives
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday that opponents of Huawei should suggest alternatives to the Chinese technology company as countries start start building out next-generation wireless networks.
Visa buys financial technology company Plaid for $5.3B
NEW YORK (AP) — Visa is purchasing the financial technology company Plaid for $5.3 billion, a major push by the payment processing giant into other types of money transfer systems outside of Visa's traditional credit and debit card business.
Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday
NEW YORK (AP) — If you're still using Microsoft's Windows 7, your computer might soon be at risk. Microsoft will stop providing free security updates for the system on Tuesday, meaning computers using it will be more vulnerable to malware and hacking.
Gene-editing tool's pioneers win Israel's Wolf Prize
JERUSALEM (AP) — Two global pioneers of modern gene-editing technology were awarded Monday Israel's prestigious Wolf Prize in medicine.