Technology News http://enews.earthlink.net/channel/news/tec Technology News Supplied by AP en-us (c) 2019 EarthLink Networks Inc. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 08:26:55 EST Mon, 18 Feb 2019 13:04:23 EST 5 'Digital gangsters': UK wants tougher rules for Facebook http://enews.earthlink.net/article/tec?guid=20190218/177dca21-9807-4423-9b18-832f375941b4 LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that calls for tougher rules to keep Facebook and other tech firms from acting like "digital gangsters" and intentionally violating data privacy and competition laws. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 08:26:55 EST 20190218/177dca21-9807-4423-9b18-832f375941b4 By MAE ANDERSON and JILL LAWLESS Associated Press China seizes $1.5 billion in online lending crackdown http://enews.earthlink.net/article/tec?guid=20190218/f988563d-6c24-437f-aefc-7af4871dd746 BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police have investigated 380 online lenders and frozen $1.5 billion in assets following an avalanche of scandals in the huge but lightly regulated industry, the government announced Monday. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 04:53:13 EST 20190218/f988563d-6c24-437f-aefc-7af4871dd746 By JOE McDONALD Associated Press For sake of pupils' pupils, China to ban homework on apps http://enews.earthlink.net/article/tec?guid=20190218/9abd5e59-60b7-4268-8c56-30c2b9975142 BEIJING (AP) — An eastern Chinese province plans to ban teachers from assigning homework to be completed on cellphone apps as part of efforts to preserve students' eyesight. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 04:51:28 EST 20190218/9abd5e59-60b7-4268-8c56-30c2b9975142 Associated Press Former coal-fired power plant is demolished in Germany http://enews.earthlink.net/article/tec?guid=20190217/9ada1381-b3b4-4cc0-b69c-97a0ceb185c9 BERLIN (AP) — A long-shut coal-fired power plant in western Germany has been demolished with the help of more than 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of explosives. Sun, 17 Feb 2019 08:09:21 EST 20190217/9ada1381-b3b4-4cc0-b69c-97a0ceb185c9 Associated Press Amazon's stormy week will blow over, but the debris may stay http://enews.earthlink.net/article/tec?guid=20190215/b65b9c31-54f9-4513-aeea-dde04610235b SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's been a complicated few weeks for Amazon, what with its abrupt pullout from a massive New York City development, extortion claims related to intimate photos taken by its founder Jeff Bezos and increasing antitrust scrutiny in Europe . Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:47:04 EST 20190215/b65b9c31-54f9-4513-aeea-dde04610235b By RACHEL LERMAN and MAE ANDERSON Associated Press