A Whole New World: Disney streaming debuts with hit brands
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney will sprinkle its pixie dust on the streaming arena Tuesday, as its Disney Plus service debuts with an arsenal of marquee franchises including Marvel and Star Wars, original series with a built-in fan base and a cheap price to boot.
What you get for $7-a-month Disney Plus subscription
NEW YORK (AP) — "The Simpsons," ''Cinderella" and several movies from the Star Wars and Marvel universes will share a streaming home Tuesday as Disney Plus debuts.
SpaceX launches 60 more mini satellites for global internet
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX launched 60 mini satellites Monday, the second batch of an orbiting network meant to provide global internet coverage.
EU labors to keep nuclear deal alive after new Iran moves
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers on Monday affirmed their support for the nuclear deal with Iran, after the Islamic Republic began enrichment work at its Fordo site in a fresh act of defiance that seems likely to spell the end of the painstakingly crafted international agreement.
Tech companies rush to fight misinformation ahead of UK vote
LONDON (AP) — Facebook is opening up a war room to quickly respond to election hoaxes. Twitter is banning political ads. Google plans to crack down on bogus videos on YouTube.
NY regulator vows to investigate Apple Card for sex bias
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York regulator is investigating Goldman Sachs for possible sex discrimination in the way it sets credit limits.
Top antitrust enforcer warns Big Tech over data collection
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (AP) — The Justice Department's top antitrust official warned Big Tech companies Friday that the government could pursue them for anticompetitive behavior related to their troves of user data, including for cutting off data access to competitors.
Facebook is deleting the name of the potential whistleblower
Facebook says it is deleting the name of the person who has been identified in conservative circles as the whistleblower who triggered a congressional impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's actions.
US has new plan for notifying Americans of election meddling
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday released a new framework for notifying victims and the public of cyberattacks during the 2020 presidential election.
Got a weird text? A telecom vendor says it's to blame
If you woke up to a weird text that seemed totally out of place, you aren't alone. A mysterious wave of missives swept America's phones overnight, delivering confusing messages from friends, family and the occasional ex.
Tech companies rush to fight misinformation ahead of UK vote
LONDON (AP) — Facebook is opening up a war room to quickly respond to election hoaxes. Twitter is banning political ads. Google plans to crack down on bogus videos on YouTube.
Twitter accounts push propaganda photos of Turkish soldiers
As Turkish forces invaded northern Syria in early October, supporters of the offensive launched a different kind of campaign — online.
Saudi recruitment of Twitter workers reflects insider risks
Allegations that two former Twitter employees spied on users for the Saudi government have spotlighted the threat posed by insiders who exploit their access to the mountains of sensitive data held by tech companies.
People puzzled by peculiar texts, and no one can say why
If you woke up Thursday to a weird text that seemed totally out of place, you aren't alone. A mysterious wave of missives swept America's phones overnight, delivering largely unintelligible messages from friends, family and the occasional ex.
Google digitizes artworks in Puerto Rico for 1st time
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The 1953 painting by Rafael Tufiño Figueroa features his mother with a red scarf on her head, a determined look on her face and heavy expression lines, a depiction of a working-class woman that broke from conventional portraits of the time that focused largely on wealthy men.
Report on Uber crash questions testing of self-driving cars
DETROIT (AP) — Documents released this week by a federal agency raise questions about whether a self-driving Uber SUV that ran down a pedestrian last year should have been allowed on public roads for test purposes.
Board of Google parent investigating sexual misconduct cases
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In response to shareholder lawsuits, the board at Google parent Alphabet is investigating claims of sexual misconduct made against executives and how the company handled them.
T-Mobile promises consumer benefits if Sprint deal OK'd
NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile promises a new $15 wireless plan if its $26.5 billion Sprint deal goes through. T-Mobile is also promising free internet to emergency first responders for 10 years and to low-income households with children for five years.
Trump adviser warns China exporting tech authoritarianism
LONDON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's technology adviser warned Thursday about China exporting authoritarianism globally in parallel with its rise as a tech power.
HP says it has received a 'proposal' from Xerox
NEW YORK (AP) — Computer and printer maker HP Inc. said Wednesday it had received a "proposal" from copier maker Xerox and has had conversations "from time to time" with the company about a potential business combination.
Study: Russia's web-censoring tool sets pace for imitators
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia is succeeding in imposing a highly effective internet censorship regime across thousands of disparate, privately owned providers in an effort also aimed at making government snooping pervasive, according to a study released Wednesday.
California discloses Facebook probe, sues for documents
California's attorney general disclosed an ongoing probe into Facebook's privacy practices Wednesday, as it sued the company over its repeated refusal to turn over documents and answer questions.
Airbnb to verify all 7 million properties to improve trust
Airbnb says it will spend the next year verifying that all 7 million of its listings are accurate and that the homes and rooms being offered for short-term stays meet basic quality standards.
Walmart, Tesla settle lawsuit over fiery solar panels
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart and Tesla have settled a lawsuit filed by the retail giant alleging that Tesla installed rooftop solar panels that caught fire.
Fewer protections come with digital payments like Apple Cash
NEW YORK (AP) — My desperation to see Ariana Grande in concert created the perfect trap. Instead of seeing her sing about love and loss, I got sucked into an online ticket scheme that cost me $75 and a big chunk of my pride.