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FILE - Russian President Vladimir Putin attends an annual VTB Capital "Russia Calling!" Investment Forum via video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia. Russian state interference has been minimal so far in the most tempestuous U.S. presidential election in decades. But that doesn’t mean the Kremlin can’t inflict serious damage, and the continued vulnerability of state and local government networks is a big worry. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
October 30, 2020 - 5:58 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Russian interference has been minimal so far in the most tempestuous U.S. presidential election in decades. But that doesn’t mean the Kremlin can’t inflict serious damage. The vulnerability of state and local government networks is a big worry. One troubling wildcard is the potential...
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Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at a mobile campaign event, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
October 29, 2020 - 8:32 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Long before Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced her as his running mate, Kamala Harris was the target of widespread online misinformation. Social media posts included racist claims that she was ineligible to serve in the White House or that she was lying about her...
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FILE - This Thursday, June 14, 2018, file photo, shows the FBI seal at a news conference at FBI headquarters in Washington. In an alert Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, the FBI and other federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. healthcare system that could lock up their information systems just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
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October 29, 2020 - 6:22 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals could unleash a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. health care system, an effort that, if successful, could paralyze hospital information systems just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking. In a joint alert...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo a woman walks below a Google sign on the campus in Mountain View, Calif. Five technology giants reported mixed earnings results Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 a sign of varying fortunes as they try to rebound from an pandemic-related economic slowdown earlier this year. While all five — Amazon, Google parent Alphabet, Facebook, Apple and Twitter — exceeded analyst expectations, gloomy forecasts and other uncertainties led to share-price declines for all but Alphabet in after-market trading. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
October 29, 2020 - 6:19 pm
Five technology giants reported strong earnings but mixed outlooks Thursday, a sign of varying fortunes as they work to rebound from a pandemic-related economic slowdown earlier this year. While all five — Amazon, Google parent Alphabet, Facebook, Apple and Twitter — exceeded analyst expectations,...
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October 29, 2020 - 4:37 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Telecom equipment maker Nokia has reported improved third-quarter earnings largely in line with expectations, but acknowledged it faced challenges in the race for new generation 5G networks. It pledged to invest more in those networks and said it would revamp business strategy under...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2020 file photo, Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong arrives at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea. As Samsung Electronics mourns the death of its long-time chairman, Lee Kun-Hee, questions loom over what's next for South Korea's biggest company. Samsung has struggled for years to diversify from its core hardware business to tap new technologies and services. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
October 28, 2020 - 11:14 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The flood of obituaries for Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-Hee since his death over the weekend have mostly shared his most defining quote: “Change everything except for your wife and children.” Lee’s rant against what he saw as complacency during a senior management...
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October 28, 2020 - 8:51 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a major ransomware assault against the U.S. healthcare system. Independent security experts say it has already hobbled at least five U.S. hospitals this week, and could potentially impact hundreds more. In a joint alert...
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U.S. Army Maj. Evan Adams pitches his idea of a new mobile app to manage training areas on bases in real time on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, at Fort Campbell, Ky. Adams, who is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, won round one of the competition. The Shark Tank like competition is aimed at sourcing new ideas from untapped areas of the Army. (U.S. Army via AP)
October 28, 2020 - 4:17 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In combat, U.S. Army Maj. Evan Adams is a tank officer responsible for leading intricate cavalry and reconnaissance operations. But more than a decade ago, he was a graphic design major in college, a skill he put to use in a new Army effort aimed at gathering innovative ideas...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2016, photo, people walk near a Microsoft office in New York. Microsoft says Iranian hackers have posed as conference organizers in Germany and Saudi Arabia in an attempt to spy on “high-profile” people using spoofed email invitations. The tech company said Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, it detected attempts by the hacking group it calls Phosphorus to trick former government officials, policy experts and academics. (AP Photo/Swayne B. Hall)
October 28, 2020 - 9:00 am
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft says Iranian hackers have posed as conference organizers in Germany and Saudi Arabia in an attempt to break into the email accounts of “high-profile” people with spoofed invitations. The tech company said Wednesday it detected attempts by the hacking group it calls...
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TikTok personalities Ian Paget, left, and Chris Olsen pose for a portrait in West Hollywood, Calif. on Oct. 20, 2020. Paget and Olsen, gay partners in Los Angeles, have amassed more than 4 million followers who love and encourage them as they hunker down at home, churning out goofy dance videos and playing the constant pranks that are stock-in-trade on TikTok. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
October 28, 2020 - 8:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — With love and pranks, Ian Paget and Chris Olsen are among millions of U.S. newbies looking to soak up social media stardom on TikTok. The Los Angeles boyfriends have amassed a steady stream of fans, with more than 4 million followers laughing and encouraging them in comments on...
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