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In this April 29, 2016, photo, a woman browses her smartphone near icons depicting apps that are mostly banned in China during the Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing. China is clamping down on use of virtual private networks, or VPNs, in a move that foreign companies worry might disrupt their operations or jeopardize trade secrets. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
China clamping down on use of VPNs to evade Great FirewallChina clamping down on use of VPNs to evade internet controls
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This screen grab shows Amazon's new "social network," Amazon Spark, displayed on an iPhone. The service, which launched publicly Tuesday, July 18, 2017, and is only available to Prime members in Amazon's loyalty program, is aimed at hardcore Amazon users and encourages them to spend more money with the e-commerce giant. (Courtesy of Amazon via AP)
Amazon's new social network is looking a lot like PinterestAmazon is launching a new social network aimed at getting its hardcore users to spend even more money with the e-commerce giant
The Associated Press20 hours ago
T-Mobile beats Wall Street views as it gains new customersT-Mobile beats Wall Street views as it gains new customers in competitive wireless market
The Associated Press21 hours ago
This Monday, June 19, 2017, photo shows Facebook launched on an iPhone, in North Andover, Mass. Facebook is working on a way for news organizations to charge readers for articles they share and read on the social network. Facebook’s head of news partnerships, Campbell Brown, says the current plan is to require payments after reading 10 articles from a publisher through Facebook. Brown said at a conference in New York on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, that news organizations have been calling for subscription capabilities. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Facebook working on way to charge for reading news articlesFacebook is launching a news subscription product to help publishers make money from the articles people share and read on its platform
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Russian man who helped develop Citadel malware gets 5 yearsA Russian man who helped develop and distribute malicious software designed to steal personal financial information has been sentenced to serve five years in prison
The Associated Press23 hours ago
FILE - In this April 18, 2017, file photo, conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif. Facebook blamed a technical glitch on July 19, 2017, for knocking several Catholic-focused Facebook pages with millions of followers offline for more than a day. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
Facebook blames glitch for shutdown of Catholic pagesFacebook is blaming a technical glitch for knocking several Catholic-focused Facebook pages with millions of followers offline for more than a day
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this May 28, 2012 aerial file photo, reactors of the tsunami-stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant stand in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. An underwater robot on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, captured images and other data inside Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on its first day of work. The robot is on a mission to study damage and find fuel that experts say has melted and mostly fallen to the bottom of a chamber and has been submerged by highly radioactive water. (AP Photo/Tom Curley, File)
Swimming robot probes Fukushima reactor to find melted fuelAn underwater robot has entered a badly damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, capturing images of the harsh impact of its meltdown, including key structures that were torn and knocked out of place
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo taken Dec. 15, 2016, Associated Press National News Editor for Beats Wendy Benjaminson is photographed in the news agency's Washington bureau. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
AP names Benjaminson as national news editor for beatsThe Associated Press has named Wendy Benjaminson, a senior leader in its Washington bureau, to a role directing coverage of the cooperative's national reporting teams
The Associated Press1 day ago
Poriya Mizbani, 16, left, and Amin Dadkhah Tehrani, 15, with Team Iran, begin to pack up their station after competing in the FIRST Global Robotics Challenge, Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in Washington. The challenge is an international robotics event with teams from over 100 countries. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Afghan team among medal winners at global robotics eventTeams left with medals in a variety of categories at an international robotics competition in Washington that attracted teams of teenagers from more than 150 nations
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Friday, March 24, 2017, file photo, the Bixby function of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 is demonstrated in New York. Samsung Electronics says its Bixby voice assistant will start speaking English but only in two countries: South Korea and the U.S. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Hi Bixby: Samsung phone's voice assistant now speaks EnglishSamsung Electronics says Bixby voice assistant for smartphones will start speaking English but only in South Korea and the U.S.
The Associated Press1 day ago
Students from Team Israel dance in the hallway next to other teams including students from Iraq during the FIRST Global Robotics Challenge, Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in Washington. The challenge is an international robotics event with teams from over 100 countries. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Afghan girls' story was among many at global robotics eventAn international robotics competition in Washington attracted teams of teenagers from more than 150 nations
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2015 file photo the logo of a Mercedes car is photographed during an annual press conference of Daimler AG in Stuttgart, Germany. German automaker Daimler says Tuesday, July 18, 2017  it is voluntarily recalling 3 million diesel cars in Europe to improve their emissions performance. The Stuttgart-based company, which makes Mercedes-Benz luxury cars, says it is taking the step to reassure drivers and strengthen confidence in diesel technology.  (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
Daimler to recall 3 million vehicles to ease diesel doubtsGerman automaker Daimler says it is voluntarily recalling 3 million diesel cars in Europe to improve their emissions performance
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo, shows the Amazon logo. Amazon has begun selling ready-to-cook meal packages for busy households in a bid to expand its groceries business. Amazon-branded meal kits come with raw ingredients needed to prepare such meals as chicken tikka masala and falafel patties. Earlier in July 2017, Amazon applied for U.S. trademark protection for the phrase “We do the prep. You be the chef.” for packaged food kits “ready for cooking and assembly as a meal.” Amazon listed a range of food types, including meat, seafood, salads and soups. They are currently sold only in selected markets, including Amazon’s headquarters of Seattle. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
Ready-to-cook meals from Amazon in bid to expand groceriesAmazon has begun selling ready-to-cook meal packages for busy households in a bid to expand its groceries business
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2013, file photo, Chuck Goolsbee, site director for Facebook's Prineville data centers, shows the computer servers that store users' photos and other data, at the Facebook site in Prineville, Ore. Facebook is making good on plans to expand its high-tech data center already under construction in central New Mexico. Gov. Susana Martinez's office announced early Tuesday, July 18, that the company will build a second building at the site near Los Lunas, just south of Albuquerque. (Andy Tullis/The Bulletin, via AP, File)
Facebook has plans to expand New Mexico data centerSocial media giant Facebook is making good on plans to expand its high-tech data center already under construction in central New Mexico
The Associated Press2 days ago
WhatsApp is seen with other mobile apps on a smartphone in Beijing, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Users of WhatsApp in China and security researchers reported Tuesday widespread service disruptions amid fears that the popular messaging service may be at least partially blocked by authorities in the world's most populous country. The app was partly inaccessible unless virtual private network software was used to circumvent China's censorship apparatus, known colloquially as The Great Firewall. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
China users report WhatsApp disruption amid censorship fearsUsers of WhatsApp in China are reporting widespread service disruptions amid fears that the popular messaging service may be blocked at least partially by Chinese authorities
The Associated Press2 days ago
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