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Senate Votes to Kill Privacy Rules Guarding Your Online Info

Senate Votes to Kill Privacy Rules Guarding Your Online Info

By Tali Arbel and Richard Lardner | Mar 25
The Senate voted to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell your browsing habits and other personal information.

Israel Arrests Hacker Linked to Threats on U.S. Jewish Centers

Israel Arrests Hacker Linked to Threats on U.S. Jewish Centers

By Josef Federman | Mar 24
A 19-year-old American-Israeli Jew was arrested Thursday as the prime suspect in a wave of bomb threats against U.S. Jewish community centers, a startling turn in a case that had stoked fears of rising anti-Semitism in the United States.

Spacewalking Astronauts Prep Station for New Parking Spot

Spacewalking Astronauts Prep Station for New Parking Spot

By Marcia Dunn | Mar 24
Astronauts ventured out on a spacewalk Friday to prep the International Space Station for a new parking spot.

Apple Cuts Prices on Lower-End iPads, Releases Red iPhones

Apple Cuts Prices on Lower-End iPads, Releases Red iPhones

By Anick Jesdanun | Mar 24
Apple is cutting prices on two iPad models and introducing red iPhones, but the company held back on updating its higher-end iPad Pro tablets.

Google Opens 'Shortcuts' to Information, Tools on Phones

Google Opens 'Shortcuts' to Information, Tools on Phones

By Michael Liedtke | Mar 23
Google wants to make it easier for you to find answers and recommendations on smartphones without having to think about what to ask its search engine.

Comey Corrects Trump's Tweets in Real Time

Comey Corrects Trump's Tweets in Real Time

By Jill Colvin | Mar 22
The episode resulted in a real-time fact-checking of President Donald Trump by the FBI director - an unprecedented moment that put a sharp focus on a pattern of misstatements and mischaracterizations by the White House.

Nepal to Strap Some Everest Climbers with GPS Device

Nepal to Strap Some Everest Climbers with GPS Device

By Binaj Gurubacharya | Mar 22
Some climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest during the upcoming spring climbing season will be strapped with a GPS device to locate them in case they are in trouble and to prevent false claims of reaching the summit, officials said Monday.

Insider Q&A: Girding for Net Neutrality Fight

Insider Q&A: Girding for Net Neutrality Fight

By Tali Arbel | Mar 22
Vimeo's general counsel, Michael Cheah, spoke with The Associated Press recently about what the company sees coming as the Trump administration set about changing net neutrality policies.

Not My Laptop! Airline Passengers Hit the Device Doldrums

Not My Laptop! Airline Passengers Hit the Device Doldrums

By Barbara Ortutay | Mar 22
As the indignities of modern air travel go, the latest ban on laptops and tablets on some international flights falls somewhere between having to take off your shoes at the security checkpoint and having your baby food and milk tested for bomb residue.

Apple Cuts Prices on Lower-End iPads, Releases Red iPhones

Apple Cuts Prices on Lower-End iPads, Releases Red iPhones

By Anick Jesdanun | Mar 21
Apple is releasing a red edition of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus; for each phone sold, Apple is donating an unspecified amount to HIV and AIDS programs. And Apple is doubling the storage on the smaller iPhone SE while keeping the $399 starting price.

Meetup Takes Risky Leap into the Trump Resistance

Meetup Takes Risky Leap into the Trump Resistance

By Steve Peoples | Mar 21
The New York-based networking site will unveil plans in the coming days to partner with a labor group to coordinate protests among more than 120,000 activists already involved with anti-Trump Meetup groups.

Researchers Plan Manned 2018 Expedition to Titanic

Researchers Plan Manned 2018 Expedition to Titanic

Mar 21
Researchers are planning what they say is the first manned submersible expedition to the Titanic since 2005.

How A School Bomb-Scare Case Sparked A Media vs. FBI Fight

How A School Bomb-Scare Case Sparked A Media vs. FBI Fight

By Raphael Satter | Mar 21
The young hacker was told in no uncertain terms: You are safe with me. But Norm Weatherill was no reporter. He was FBI agent Norman Sanders Jr., and the whole conversation was a trap.

No Electronics on Some US-Bound Jets from Mideast, Africa

No Electronics on Some US-Bound Jets from Mideast, Africa

By Alicia A. Caldwell and David Koenig | Mar 21
The U.S. government is ordering passengers on nonstop, U.S.-bound flights from a handful of mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries to pack electronic devices other than cellphones in their checked baggage.

Pakistan Wants Facebook, Twitter to Help It Combat Blasphemy

Pakistan Wants Facebook, Twitter to Help It Combat Blasphemy

By Barbara Ortutay | Mar 20
Pakistan said Thursday it has asked Facebook and Twitter to help it identify Pakistanis suspected of blasphemy so that it can prosecute them or pursue their extradition.

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