Technology News http://enews.earthlink.net/channel/news/tec Technology News Supplied by AP en-us (c) 2016 EarthLink Networks Inc. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:36:01 EDT Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:16:10 EDT 5 Volkswagen, dealers reach tentative deal in cheating scandal http://enews.earthlink.net/article/tec?guid=20160825/a8f23060-a06b-4666-8918-f37ea518d9f9 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Volkswagen has reached a tentative deal with its U.S. dealers to compensate them for losses they said they suffered as a result of the company's emissions cheating scandal. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:36:01 EDT 20160825/a8f23060-a06b-4666-8918-f37ea518d9f9 Associated Press Apple boosts iPhone security after Mideast spyware discovery http://enews.earthlink.net/article/tec?guid=20160825/6885ae29-2574-4592-99d2-1c075cf56cb9 PARIS (AP) — A botched attempt to break into the iPhone of an Arab activist using hitherto unknown espionage software has trigged a global upgrade of Apple's mobile operating system, researchers said Thursday. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:35:24 EDT 20160825/6885ae29-2574-4592-99d2-1c075cf56cb9 By RAPHAEL SATTER Associated Press Yosemite, and President Obama, head into virtual reality http://enews.earthlink.net/article/tec?guid=20160825/098488a6-6003-4061-9cdc-e6c33d691b22 NEW YORK (AP) — In a new project with National Geographic, Barack Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to project himself into virtual reality — in this case, a 360-degree representation of Yosemite National Park. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:54:38 EDT 20160825/098488a6-6003-4061-9cdc-e6c33d691b22 By ANICK JESDANUN Associated Press WhatsApp is going to share your phone number with Facebook http://enews.earthlink.net/article/tec?guid=20160825/0392551c-47be-49db-bab0-a8225be66b97 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:52:03 EDT 20160825/0392551c-47be-49db-bab0-a8225be66b97 By BRANDON BAILEY Associated Press Why the EU's tax probe of multinationals is raising US ire http://enews.earthlink.net/article/tec?guid=20160825/19a8d729-2525-449e-9130-afa4c7334b39 BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's campaign to crack down on tax avoidance by multinationals has drawn unusually public criticism from the U.S., which says it is unfairly targeting American companies. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:30:55 EDT 20160825/19a8d729-2525-449e-9130-afa4c7334b39 By LORNE COOK Associated Press