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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook reports financial results Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Facebook says it has suspended Boston-based analytics firm Crimson Hexagon while it investigates how it collects and shares Facebook and Instagram's user data. Facebook has been facing increased scrutiny over how third-party firms use its data since news broke in March 2018 that data firm Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed user data. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 20, 2018 - 3:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook said Friday that it has suspended Boston-based analytics firm Crimson Hexagon while it investigates how it collects and shares Facebook and Instagram's user data. Facebook has been facing increased scrutiny over how third-party firms use its data since news broke in March...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018, after returning from Andrews Air Force Base, where they paid their respects to the family of fallen U.S. Secret Service special agent Nole Edward Remagen who suffered a stroke while on duty in Scotland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 19, 2018 - 10:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump spent part of Thursday listening to more than a dozen teens talk about their best practices for being civil online. The first lady made the short trip to Microsoft's Innovation and Policy Center in Washington as part of a nationwide child well-being campaign she...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2018, file photo, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice. Rosenstein is defending the prosecution of foreign agents who may never see the inside of a U.S. courtroom. He says the prosecutions of agents involved in efforts to sow dissent in the U.S. political system or in cyber-attacks serves as a deterrent even when they are beyond the reach of U.S. authorities.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 19, 2018 - 7:47 pm
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — The top law enforcement official overseeing the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election is defending the prosecution of foreign agents who may never see the inside of a U.S. courtroom. Speaking Thursday at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado, Deputy Attorney General Rod...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes the keynote address at F8, Facebook's developer conference in San Jose, Calif. Remarks from Zuckerberg have sparked criticism from groups such as the Anti-Defamation League. Zuckerberg, who is Jewish, told Recode's Kara Swisher in an interview that although he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," such content should not be banned from Facebook. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 19, 2018 - 7:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Denying the Holocaust happened is probably OK on Facebook. Calling for a mob to kill Jews is not. Mark Zuckerberg's awkward and eyebrow-raising attempt this week to explain where Facebook draws the line illustrates the complexities social media platforms face as they take on the...
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FILE - This June 14, 2018, file photo shows the 21st Century Fox logo outside its New York office. Comcast says it’s dropping out of the bidding war for Twenty-First Century Fox’s entertainment business, instead focusing on its bid for Sky.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 19, 2018 - 2:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is dropping its bid for Fox's entertainment businesses, paving the way for Disney to boost its upcoming streaming service by buying the studios behind "The Simpsons" and X-Men. Comcast can now focus on its pursuit of European pay-TV operator Sky, a deal that would give the...
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July 19, 2018 - 12:30 pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Loon, the internet-delivering-balloon unit of Google-parent Alphabet, is announcing its first commercial deal. The company says it will work with partner Telkom Kenya to deliver 4G/LTE cellular access to Kenya in 2019. The announcement comes just a week after Loon...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes the keynote address at F8, Facebook's developer conference in San Jose, Calif. Remarks from Zuckerberg have sparked criticism from groups such as the Anti-Defamation League. Zuckerberg, who is Jewish, told Recode's Kara Swisher in an interview that although he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," such content should not be banned from Facebook. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 19, 2018 - 11:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Facebook's response to misinformation (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Facebook says it's going to start taking down misinformation that could lead to violence. The company's new policy will begin in Sri Lanka and later expand to Myanmar. In both countries, human rights...
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July 19, 2018 - 10:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the European Union's record $5 billion fine against tech giant Google proves his point that the EU is taking advantage of the U.S. Trump is engaged in a running dispute with the EU over trade. Trump has imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from...
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EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager holds a press conference on a Competition Case involving Google Android at the European Commission building, in Brussels on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. he European Union's antitrust chief has fined Google a record $5 billion for abusing the market dominance of its Android mobile phone operating system. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
July 18, 2018 - 9:15 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European regulators came down hard on another U.S. tech giant Wednesday, fining Google a record $5 billion for forcing cellphone makers that use the company's Android operating system to install Google search and browser apps. The European Union said Google's practices restrict...
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2016, file photo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk listens as President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with technology industry leaders at Trump Tower in New York. Musk has apologized for calling a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile. In a series of tweets late Tuesday, the Tesla CEO said he had "spoken in anger" on Sunday after diver Vern Unsworth accused Musk of orchestrating a "PR stunt" by sending a small submarine to help divers rescue the soccer players and their coach from a cave. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
July 18, 2018 - 12:03 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has apologized for calling a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile, saying he spoke in anger but was wrong to do so. There was no immediate public reaction from diver Vern Unsworth to Musk's latest tweets . Musk's initial tweet...
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