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A smartphone screenshot taken Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 shows the WiFi networks active at the corner of Pierre Gemayel and Damascus Streets in Beirut. A report being published Thursday identifies the second WiFi network from the top as being associated with Lebanon’s General Directorate of General Security, which is at the same address. (AP Photo)
Report links hacking campaign to Lebanese security agencyResearchers say major blunder has exposed global hacking operation tied to Lebanon's security agency
The Associated Press4 hours ago
iPhone Slowdown Will Soon Be OptionalApple has somewhat good news for users of older, slower iPhones who don't want to go out and buy a new battery. Tim Cook tells ABC News that a new iOS update—expected in early February, per the Verge —will allow iPhone users to disable Apple's deliberate slowdown of older...
Newser5 hours ago
Amazon Reveals 20 Finalists for 2nd HQNorth American cities and regions have been going to "unusual extremes" to vie to become Amazon's second headquarters, reports the New York Times , and the online giant announced a short list Thursday, with just one city—Los Angeles—out of the 20 hailing from the West Coast. The rest of...
Newser6 hours ago
They Were Being Pounded by Waves. Then the Drone CameIn what the deputy premier of New South Wales is calling a "historic" rescue, two teens were saved from choppy surf thanks to a drone that dropped an inflatable safety device to them—all as it recorded the rescue. The BBC reports that Aussie lifeguards were still testing how to...
Newser7 hours ago
FILE - This Jan. 28, 2015, file photo shows a laptop computer screen displaying the website of Alibaba's Taobao main site at an office in Beijing. China is criticizing recent moves by the U.S. government and Congress targeting the sale of fake goods and Chinese telecoms equipment. Among the Chinese online markets listed was e-commerce giant Alibaba’s online marketplace Taobao, which has struggled for years to shed its reputation as an Internet emporium for fake goods. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
China criticizes US moves on intellectual property, telecomsChina has criticized moves by the U.S. targeting the sale of fake goods and Chinese telecoms equipment, saying Washington lacks objectivity in its approach to Chinese businesses
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, file photo, people stand in line near an Apple Store at an outdoor shopping mall in Beijing, China. On Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, Apple announced it is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
Apple banks on tax break to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000Apple is planning to build a new corporate campus and hire 20,000 U.S. workers in an expansion driven in part by a tax cut bring back an estimated $245 billion back to its home country
The Associated Press21 hours ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, a man watches a screen showing the prices of bitcoin at a virtual currency exchange office in Seoul, South Korea. Bitcoin is suffering another one of its trademark nosedives on Wednesday. The digital currency has fallen about 30 percent during the week as investors worry that regulators in South Korea will crack down on trading. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
Big swings continue as bitcoin briefly dips below $10,000Bitcoin trades below $10,000 Wednesday before recovering most of its losses, extending a sell-off that erased almost half the digital currency's value in one month
The Associated Press23 hours ago
This photo combo of images shows, clockwise, from upper left: a Google sign, the Twitter app, YouTube TV logo and the Facebook app. On Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, lawmakers grilled executives from Facebook, Google’s YouTube and Twitter about what the companies are doing to prevent extremists and terrorists from using their platforms to spread propaganda and hate and recruit new followers. Lawmakers acknowledged that the companies, especially Google and Facebook, have come a long way when it comes to weeding out terrorist content. But they said more needs to be done. (AP Photo)
Senators grill social media companies over terrorist postsSenators grill Facebook, Google and Twitter over terrorist propaganda and recruitment
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In a Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010 file photo, Capt. Robert Johnson is photographed outside of the guard house at the Lee Correctional Institution, in Bishopville, S.C., where he was in charge of preventing contraband from entering the facility before an attempt on his life that was planned with a smuggled cell phone. Federal prisons officials have tested a jamming technology that officials hope will help combat the threat posed by inmates with cellphones.  Assistant Attorney General Beth Williams told The Associated Press that Bureau of Prisons officials tested the cell signal-blocking technology for several hours on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 at a federal prison in Cumberland, Maryland.  (AP Photo/Brett Flashnick, File)
Cellphone jamming system tested at Maryland prisonFederal prisons officials have tested a jamming technology officials hope will help combat the threat posed by cellphones possessed by inmates behind bars
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, file photo shows Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google says humans will now review video from its most popular YouTube creators after recent complaints. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
Humans will review video from most popular YouTube creatorsGoogle says humans will now review video from its most popular YouTube creators after recent complaints
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE- This Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 file photo shows a view into the control room at the European Space Agency in Darmstadt, Germany. The European Space Agency said Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, it has teamed up with China's National Space Center to conduct ground tests on two complementary devices designed to deliver high-resolution images from an orbit of 36,000 kilometers (22,370 miles). (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
China, Europe jointly test technology for storm satelliteChina and Europe are jointly testing new technology that could help satellites peer through clouds and analyze storms
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 file photo, a woman walks by posters adverting smartphones at a mobile phone shop in Seoul, South Korea. Researchers have completed the first survey of valuable materials they say are waiting to be mined from Europe's vast landfills and scrapyards. A group of 17 organizations on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 launched an online database for 'urban mining' detailing precious raw materials slumbering in discarded batteries, electronics and cars across the continent. Smartphones have concentrations of gold that are more than 25 times as high as the richest underground ores and are far easier to extract. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Group pinpoints riches hidden in Europe's mountains of wasteResearchers have completed the first survey of valuable materials they say are waiting to be mined from Europe's vast landfills and scrapyards
The Associated Press1 day ago
21 US States Just Took New Action on Net NeutralityA lawsuit filed Tuesday claims the FCC broke federal law when it voted to repeal net neutrality rules in a move labeled "arbitrary, capricious and an abuse of discretion," Reuters reports. As promised , a lawsuit filed by 21 state attorneys general, all Democrats, argues the FCC will allow internet service...
Newser1 day ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, file photo, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks at a news conference in New York. A group of 22 state attorneys general has sued to block the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net-neutrality rules. Schneiderman, who is leading the suit, said Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, that the end of the net neutrality rules would hurt consumers and businesses. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Wave of lawsuits filed to block net-neutrality repealWave of lawsuits against beings against the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net-neutrality rules
The Associated Press1 day ago
Click, tap, buy: Holiday shoppers spent record amount onlineShoppers spent a record amount online during the holiday season
The Associated Press2 days ago
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