- 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.
- 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.
- AP Analysis: Good and bad news in NKorea's latest nuke offer
TOKYO (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has finally broken his silence on what he plans to bring to the table during his summits with the South Korean and U.S. presidents — and it doesn't appear to have a whole lot to do with tossing out his hard-won nuclear arsenal.
- 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.
- California regulators investigating worker safety at Tesla
FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — Workplace safety regulators say they are investigating two incidents at automaker Tesla's factory in Northern California.
- North Korea says it has suspended nuclear, missile testing
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site ahead of a new round of negotiations with South Korea and the United States. There was no clear indication in the North's announcement if it would be willing to deal away its arsenal.
- Slumping tech companies weigh on US stocks
A steep slide in technology companies weighed on U.S. stocks Friday, pulling the market lower for the second day in a row.
- SunTrust says ex-worker may have stolen data on 1.5M clients
NEW YORK (AP) — SunTrust Banks Inc. says accounts for 1.5 million clients could be compromised following a potential case of data theft.
- Markets Right Now: Slumping tech stocks weigh on US indexes
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):
- Texas appeals court dismisses revenge porn law
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas appeals court says a state law that punishes those who post intimate images from previous or current relationships online without consent is unconstitutional.
- UK teen gets 2 years for targeting CIA chief's phone, email
LONDON (AP) — A British teenager has been sentenced to two years in a youth detention center for compromising the email and phone accounts of senior U.S. government officials in what a judge called acts of "cyber-terrorism."
- 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.
- ZTE protests US penalty, says it is seeking solution
BEIJING (AP) — ZTE Corp., one of China's biggest tech companies, warned Friday a ban on access to U.S. technology threatens its survival and said the company is looking for a legal solution.
- Italian city refuses to register baby born to lesbians
MILAN (AP) — A councilwoman in the Italian city of Turin says authorities have refused to register her newborn, conceived abroad by artificial insemination, due to Italian laws that make fertility treatments available only to heterosexual couples.
- As doors close in the US, China's Huawei shifts to Europe
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — As trade disputes simmer, Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, the No. 3 smartphone brand, is shifting its growth efforts toward Europe and Asia in the face of mounting obstacles in the U.S. market.