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FILE - This Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, shows the icon for TikTok in New York. Amazon has told employees to delete the popular video app TikTok from phones on which they use Amazon email, citing security risks from the China-owned app, according to reports and posts by Twitter users who said they were Amazon employees. The notice said employees must delete the app by Friday to keep access to Amazon email. Workers would still be allowed to use TikTok from an Amazon laptop browser. (AP Photo/File)
July 10, 2020 - 6:12 pm
Roughly five hours after an internal email went out Friday to Amazon employees telling them to delete the popular video app TikTok from their phones, the online retailing giant appeared to backtrack, calling the ban a mistake. “This morning’s email to some of our employees was sent in error,"...
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July 10, 2020 - 5:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday announced plans to impose taxes on $1.3 billion in French imports — hitting handbags and makeup but sparing cheese and wine — in retaliation for France’s digital services tax on U.S. technology giants. But the Office of the U.S. Trade...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2019, file photo, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, left, talks with RJ Scaringe, CEO of Rivian Automotive, about the company's innovative electric vehicle chassis called a "skateboard" during Rivian's public rollout of its new prototype vehicles in Normal, Ill. Electric vehicle startup Rivian says it has raised another $2.5 billion in funding from accounts advised by investment firm T. Rowe Price. The company has a contract with Amazon to build 100,000 electric delivery vans starting next year at its factory, a former Mitsubishi plant in Normal, Ill. (David Proeber/The Pantagraph via AP, File)
July 10, 2020 - 10:04 am
DETROIT (AP) — Electric vehicle startup Rivian says it has raised another $2.5 billion in funding from accounts advised by investment firm T. Rowe Price. The company has a contract with Amazon to build 100,000 electric delivery vans starting next year at its factory, a former Mitsubishi plant in...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2020, file photo, protesters march away from the State Capitol in St. Paul, Minn. German authorities, acting at the behest of the U.S. government, have seized a computer server that hosted a huge cache of files from U.S. federal, state and local law enforcement agencies obtained in a Houston data breach last month. The publisher, a transparency collective called Distributed Denial of Secrets, said it got the documents from an outside individual who sympathizes with nationwide protests against police killings of unarmed Black people. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
July 09, 2020 - 4:06 pm
BOSTON (AP) — At the behest of the U.S. government, German authorities have seized a computer server that hosted a huge cache of files from scores of U.S. federal, state and local law enforcement agencies obtained in a Houston data breach last month. The server was being used by a WikiLeaks-like...
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July 09, 2020 - 5:08 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s highest court ruled Thursday that online platforms don't have to disclose the full personal data including email addresses, telephone numbers or IP addresses of users who illegally upload movies and copyright material. The case stems from a German film...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2019, file photo, the social media application, Facebook is displayed on Apple's App Store in Chicago. A two-year audit of Facebook’s civil rights record found “serious setbacks” that have marred the social network’s progress on matters such as hate speech, misinformation and bias. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)
July 08, 2020 - 4:49 pm
A two-year audit of Facebook’s civil rights record found “serious setbacks” that have marred the social network’s progress on matters such as hate speech, misinformation and bias. Facebook hired the audit’s leader, former American Civil Liberties Union executive Laura Murphy, in May 2018 to assess...
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July 08, 2020 - 4:25 pm
A two-year audit of Facebook’s civil rights record found that the company’s elevation of free expression — especially by politicians — above other values has hurt its progress on other matters like discrimination, elections interference and protecting vulnerable users. Facebook hired former...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, file photo, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People President Derrick Johnson faces reporters during a news conference in Boston. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg met with civil rights leaders, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, including the organizers of a widespread advertising boycott of the social network over hate speech on its platform. Johnson, who was present on the Zoom meeting, said Facebook’s executives only delivered cheap talk, filled with little commitment to new rules or actions that would curb racism and misinformation. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
July 07, 2020 - 6:43 pm
Facebook keeps telling critics that it is doing everything it can to rid its service of hate, abuse and misinformation. And the company's detractors keep not buying it. On Tuesday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg met with a group of civil rights leaders, including...
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FILE - In this July 21, 2016, file photo, entrepreneur Peter Thiel speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. The Silicon Valley data-mining firm Palantir Technologies says it has confidentially filed to go public, setting up what could be the biggest public stock offering of a technology company since Uber’s debut in 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 07, 2020 - 11:38 am
The Silicon Valley data-mining firm Palantir Technologies confidentially filed to go public, setting up what could be the biggest stock offering from a technology company since Uber’s debut last year. Founded in 2004 by investors including Peter Thiel, the company works with governments, law...
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam listens to reporters' questions during a press conference in Hong Kong, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. TikTok said Tuesday it will stop operations in Hong Kong, joining other social media companies in warily eyeing ramifications of a sweeping national security law that took effect last week.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
July 07, 2020 - 5:16 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam offered scant reassurance Tuesday over a new national security law that critics say undermines liberties and legal protections promised when China took control of the former British colony. A year ago, Hong Kong residents felt secure enough in their...
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