- Hacker threatens to release stolen copies of Netflix series
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange Is The New Black," and is demanding that the video streaming service pay an unspecified ransom to prevent all the new episodes from being prematurely released online.
- Turkish court formally blocks access to Wikipedia
ISTANBUL (AP) — In a move that social media users called censorship, a Turkish court on Saturday blocked access to Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, enforcing an earlier restriction by Turkey's telecommunications watchdog.
- Facebook gearing up to fight political propaganda
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is acknowledging that governments or other malicious non-state actors are using its social network to influence political sentiment in ways that could affect national elections.
- Robotic fruit pickers may help orchards with worker shortage
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Harvesting Washington state's vast fruit orchards each year requires thousands of farmworkers, and many of them work illegally in the United States.
- Apple ceases iPhone payments to Qualcomm, escalating feud
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is refusing to pay any royalties owed to mobile chip maker Qualcomm for some of the features in the iPhone, escalating a patent feud that has turned the former business partners into bitter adversaries.
- Uber self-driving car exec steps aside during Google lawsuit
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The executive running Uber's self-driving car division is stepping aside while the company defends itself against charges that he provided the project with technology stolen from a Google spinoff.
- 5 reasons Amazon is experimenting with physical stores
NEW YORK (AP) — Is the online giant of retail also looking to conquer physical stores?
- Alphabet paid Google CEO Sundar Pichai $200M in 2016
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google CEO Sundar Pichai (soon-DAHR pee-CHAY) received a $200 million compensation package last year for running the internet company that makes nearly all the money for Alphabet Inc.
- YouTube ad boycott could spell trouble for Alphabet's Google
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube's inability to keep big-brand ads off unsavory videos is threatening to transform a rising star in Google's digital family into a problem child.
- Australian police reveal they broke new metadata laws
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian police revealed on Friday that an officer broke the country's contentious new metadata laws by illegally accessing a journalist's phone records to identify an anonymous source.
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