High-tech Chicago exhibit puts visitors eye-to-eye with MLK
CHICAGO (AP) — Imagine being so close to Martin Luther King Jr. as he gives one of the world's most famous speeches that you notice the creases in his face and then realize the late civil rights leader is looking you square in the eye.
FCC proposes fines for phone companies that shared user data
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. regulators have proposed fining the four major U.S. phone companies more than $200 million combined for improperly disclosing customers' real-time location to other companies.
Geneva auto show, other big events canceled amid virus fears
GENEVA (AP) — The Geneva auto show was canceled after the Swiss government put an immediate ban Friday on all large events in order to halt the spread of the new coronavirus.
Census hiccups in Alaska may offer preview for rest of US
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — More than a month into the start of the 2020 census in rural Alaska, some workers going door to door have grown frustrated by not knowing when they will get their next assignments.
Bill to help small telecoms excise Huawei goes to Trump
NEW YORK (AP) — The Senate has passed a bill to provide $1 billion for small telecom providers to replace equipment made by China's Huawei and ZTE, sending the measure to President Donald Trump.
Markets down, Facebook cancels show: Virus hits businesses
The spread of the new coronavirus around the world is hitting companies hard as they suspend production, meetings, events and business travel.
Judge refuses to let Assange leave secure dock in courtroom
LONDON (AP) — A British judge refused Thursday to let WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange move from a glass-enclosed dock and sit with his lawyers during a London court hearing on whether he should be extradited to the United States.
Online 'impersonator' tried to contact campaigns, DNC says
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee has warned its presidential candidates to be cautious after Bernie Sanders' campaign reported that an “impersonator” with a domain registered overseas had posed as one of its staffers and sought conversations with members of at least two other campaigns.
Facebook bans ads with false claims about new virus
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook said Wednesday that it is banning ads that make false claims about products tied to the new coronavirus.
Microsoft says virus hurting supply chain more than expected
The virus outbreak in China is hurting Microsoft more than expected, as the company said it won't meet targets that had already factored in the uncertainty.
Bloomberg's online campaign tests Facebook, Twitter rules
Mike Bloomberg’s stockpile of cash, swarm of employees and paid social media influencers are testing the abilities of online platforms -- and his Democratic challengers -- to keep up with an expensive internet campaign.
Panasonic scraps solar panels partnership with Tesla
TOKYO (AP) — Panasonic is pulling out of its partnership with Tesla to produce solar panels at a factory in New York state, the Japanese electronics maker said Wednesday.
NTSB: Tesla Autopilot, distracted driver caused fatal crash
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tesla’s partially automated driving system steered an electric SUV into a concrete barrier on a Silicon Valley freeway because it was operating under conditions it couldn't handle and because the driver likely was distracted by playing a game on his smartphone, the National Transportation Safety Board has found.
No checkout needed: Amazon opens cashier-less grocery store
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon wants to kill the supermarket checkout line. The online retailing giant is opening its first cashier-less supermarket, where shoppers can grab milk or eggs and walk out without waiting in line or ever opening their wallets.
Virgin Galactic reports high interest in its space flights
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Virgin Galactic has received nearly 8,000 online reservations of interest since its first successful test flight into space 14 months ago, the company said Tuesday as it nears commercial operation and prepares to reopen ticket sales.
Disney CEO Bob Iger steps down in surprise announcement
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney CEO Bob Iger, who steered the company's absorption of Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel and Fox's entertainment businesses and the launch of a Netflix challenger, is stepping down immediately, the company said in a surprise announcement Tuesday.
Jury convicts ex-Microsoft worker in digital currency scheme
SEATTLE (AP) — A jury on Tuesday convicted a former Microsoft worker of wire fraud and other charges in what prosecutors described as a scheme to steal $10 million in digital currency.
Samsung says it leaked data on handful of UK customers
Samsung said Tuesday that a “technical error” caused its website to display other customers' personal information. The technology company said the error affected only its U.K.
Thomson Reuters names Hasker as CEO, Eastwood as CFO
Thomson Reuters says Steve Hasker will become its new CEO, succeeding Jim Smith. The company also announced Tuesday that Mike Eastwood, senior vice president and head of corporate finance, will become its new chief financial officer.
Pentagon adopts new ethical principles for using AI in war
The Pentagon is adopting new ethical principles as it prepares to accelerate its use of artificial intelligence technology on the battlefield.
Hero or criminal? Court hears 2 views of WikiLeaks' Assange
LONDON (AP) — Truth-telling journalist or reckless criminal: A British judge was given two conflicting portraits of Julian Assange as the WikiLeaks founder's long-awaited extradition hearing began Monday in a London court.
China’s Huawei debuts latest version of folding phone
LONDON (AP) — China’s Huawei unveiled its latest folding smartphone Monday and its first such device to be available internationally, competing in a niche category with new models from Samsung and Motorola.
Skeptic of world being round dies in California rocket crash
BARSTOW, Calif. (AP) — A California man who said he wanted to fly to the edge of outer space to see if the world is round has died after his home-built rocket blasted off into the desert sky and plunged back to earth.
Reliability of pricey new voting machines questioned
In the rush to replace insecure, unreliable electronic voting machines after Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, state and local officials have scrambled to acquire more trustworthy equipment for this year’s election, when U.S.
Marchers support Assange ahead of London extradition hearing
LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of supporters of Julian Assange marched through London on Saturday to pressure the U.K. government into refusing to extradite the WikiLeaks founder to the United States to face spying charges.