Overstock CEO resigns after 'Deep State' comments roil stock
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The CEO of Overstock.com has resigned, saying he'd become "far too controversial" to helm the e-commerce company known for selling discounted sofas and jewelry.
Apple wants people to know how to clean its new credit card
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple believes some of its zealous customers will treasure its new titanium credit card so much that they will spend time polishing its white finish.
Cyberattacks on Texas cities put other governments on guard
CHICAGO (AP) — Cyberattacks that recently crippled nearly two dozen Texas cities have put other local governments on guard, offering the latest evidence that hackers can halt routine operations by locking up computers and public records and demanding steep ransoms.
Major carriers, state AGs will work to combat robocalls
NEW YORK (AP) — Major phone companies have pledged to do more to fight robocalls plaguing Americans, the country's state attorneys general say.
Texas governor meets with tech officials about quelling hate
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday met in Austin with officials from some of the world's biggest tech giants to discuss ways of combatting extremism in the wake of a mass shooting in El Paso that left 22 people dead.
Weedmaps to stop advertising unlicensed pot businesses
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The major online pot shop directory and cannabis marketplace Weedmaps announced Wednesday that it will no longer allow black-market businesses to advertise on its site, a decision that could boost California's efforts to rein in its vast illegal market.
2 top researchers quitting MIT Media Lab over Epstein ties
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Two prominent researchers are quitting MIT's Media Lab over revelations that the famed technology research hub and its director took money from Jeffrey Epstein after he'd served time for sex offenses involving girls and young women.
Detectives: 1994 technology slowed search for serial killer
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It wasn't hard for Daytona Beach police to figure out who killed John Hardy Roberts in March 1994: Gary Ray Bowles left a probation document at the scene and also was caught on an ATM camera trying to withdraw money from Roberts' account.
Facebook rolls out tool to block off-Facebook data gathering
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet — or at least on Facebook. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you limit what the social network can gather about you on outside websites and apps.
Trump attacks on Google recycle baseless claims
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump has been on a tear about Google that traces back to a series of unfounded claims about the technology giant circulating among conservatives.
Ransomware attack hits more than 20 Texas local governments
DALLAS (AP) — More than 20 local governments in Texas were targeted in a coordinated ransomware attack of unprecedented size on Friday, but several of the cities had resumed normal operations by Tuesday, state officials said.
Justice Department sues to block merger of airline IT firms
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is suing to block Sabre Corp. from buying Farelogix, a rival provider of technology services to airlines.
AP Explains: US sanctions on Huawei bite, but who gets hurt?
Chinese technology giant Huawei has yet to feel the full force of U.S. sanctions due to temporary exemptions and other uncertainties.
Autonomous vehicle company Waymo to test in Florida rain
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google autonomous vehicle spinoff Waymo says it will start testing on public roads in Florida to better experience heavy rain.
Huawei expects no relief from US sanctions but is confident
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The founder of Chinese tech giant Huawei said Tuesday he expects no relief from U.S. export curbs because of the political climate in Washington but expressed confidence the company will thrive because it is developing its own technology.
Twitter shuts Chinese accounts targeting Hong Kong protests
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter said it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong.
German FM 'grateful' for Swedish teen's climate activism
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister says he's "grateful" for Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg's climate protests. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Tuesday — one year after Thunberg first staged a protest in front of the Swedish parliament — that she was addressing "the biggest crisis of humanity."
UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info
LONDON (AP) — Britain's government plans to call a summit of social media companies to discuss what more they can do to fight online misinformation about vaccines following a spike in measles cases.
US extends limited reprieve on tech sales to China's Huawei
The Trump administration has extended a limited reprieve on U.S. technology sales to Huawei, even as questions remain over how much of an effect broader sanctions are having on the Chinese technology giant.
Georgia voters challenge legality of new election system
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters who want hand-marked paper ballots are challenging the new election system state officials are rushing to implement in time for next year's presidential primaries, saying the new touchscreen machines remain vulnerable and their results unverifiable, even though they produce paper records.
Demolition levels UK power plant once named a top eyesore
LONDON (AP) — A British power station once voted one of the country's ugliest sights has been mostly destroyed in a controlled demolition.
Google employees call for pledge not to work with ICE
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won't work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Amazon: Facial recognition program for cops detects emotion
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon has announced its facial recognition program used by one Washington state police agency can now detect emotion, generating concerns from privacy advocates.
Cuban state to absorb underground video-gamers' network
HAVANA (AP) — After weeks of resistance from Cuban video gamers, the island's state-run computer organization will absorb the services of an offline underground network that for more than a decade extended privately in Havana.
California sound system tries to keep whales and ships apart
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Scientists have installed an underwater sound system they hope will reduce collisions between whales and ships in the Santa Barbara Channel off Southern California.