- Construction robots weld, bolt, lift to beat worker shortage
TOKYO (AP) — Robots that can weld, lift and bolt are being developed to help bridge labor shortages at Japanese construction sites, though their use will be limited to night shifts when no human workers will be nearby due to safety and regulatory concerns.
- Financial expert taking Facebook to UK court over fake ads
LONDON (AP) — A personal finance expert launched a lawsuit against Facebook in Britain on Monday, claiming the social media company is allowing the publication of scam ads featuring his name.
- Icelandic fugitive in bitcoin heist arrested in Amsterdam
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Amsterdam police have arrested an Icelandic fugitive suspected of masterminding the theft of hundreds of computers used to mine bitcoin and other virtual currencies.
- Russia adds Google IPs to registry of banned sites
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's communications watchdog agency says it is adding some Google IP addresses to the state register of banned sites, as a dispute over a banned messaging app intensifies.
- EU launches probe of Apple's takeover of digital app Shazam
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is opening an investigation into Apple's acquisition of song-recognition app Shazam to make sure it doesn't limit consumer choice too much.
- UK calls on social media firms to better protect children
LONDON (AP) — Britain's health secretary says the government will introduce new laws targeting online social media companies if they don't do more to protect children.
- After Facebook scrutiny, is Google next?
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook has taken the lion's share of scrutiny from Congress and the media about data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it's far from alone. YouTube, Google and Twitter also have giant platforms awash in more videos, posts and pages than any set of human eyes could ever check. Their methods of serving ads against this sea of content may come under the microscope next.
- DOJ looks into how AT&T, Verizon handle defecting customers
NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to stop consumers from easily switching wireless carriers.
- Robot designed for faster, safer uranium plant pipe cleanup
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio crews cleaning up a massive former Cold War-era uranium enrichment plant in Ohio plan this summer to deploy a high-tech helper: an autonomous, radiation-measuring robot that will roll through miles of large overhead pipes to spot potentially hazardous residual uranium.
- Audit clears Facebook despite Cambridge Analytica leaks
NEW YORK (AP) — An audit of Facebook's privacy practices for the Federal Trade Commission found no problems even though the company knew at the time that a data-mining firm improperly obtained private data from millions of users — raising questions about the usefulness of such audits.
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