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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2016, file photo, the Yahoo logo appears on a smartphone in Frankfurt, Germany. The company formerly known as Yahoo is paying a $35 million fine to resolve federal regulators' charges that the online pioneer deceived investors by failing to disclose one of the biggest data breaches in internet history. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the action Tuesday, April 24, 2018, against the company, which is now called Altaba after its most valuable parts were sold to Verizon Communications for $4.48 billion last year.. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
Ex-Yahoo paying $35M to settle SEC charges over 2014 hackThe company formerly known as Yahoo is paying a $35 million fine to resolve federal regulators' charges that the online giant deceived investors by failing to disclose one of the biggest data breaches in internet history.
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Senate confirms new director of National Security AgencySenate votes to confirm Paul Nakasone to lead National Security Agency, US Cyber Command
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Amazon Just Revealed Its Median Annual Pay. It's LowAmazon is an odd company—it's "often compared to Silicon Valley tech giants," as the Wall Street Journal puts it, but tech is just one part of its business. Retail, logistics, and transportation are the other parts, and that explains why the median annual salary of its workers is just...
Newser2 hours ago
Employees of Amazon protest in front of German publisher Axel Springer's headquarters, where CEO Jeff Bezos is to be presented with an award for his "visionary entrepreneurship" in online business and digitalization strategy at the Washington Post, in Berlin, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. The new leader of one of Germany's governing parties says she plans to join a protest against working conditions at Amazon during a visit by company CEO Jeff Bezos to Berlin. Andrea Nahles, the chairwoman of the center-left Social Democrats, argued that Amazon's tax practices and working conditions aren't worthy of a prize. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Leader of German governing party backs Amazon protestThe new leader of one of Germany's governing parties planned to join a protest against working conditions at Amazon during CEO Jeff Bezos' visit to Berlin on Tuesday
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Video of Him Vanishing Has Been Watched Millions of TimesLars Mittank spent the first week of July 2014 with friends at a Bulgarian beach resort. He has spent the nearly four years since as one of YouTube's greatest mysteries. Kirk Pepi has the story at Mel Magazine . Pepi writes that the 28-year-old's holiday with his five former classmates from...
Newser4 hours ago
Cambridge Analytica spokesperson Clarence Mitchell looks at his watch near the end of taking questions during a press conference in London, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. The press conference was held Tuesday afternoon to follow Cambridge University academic Aleksandr Kogan speaking at a hearing held by Britain's Parliament media committee. Kogan's company, Global Science Research, developed a Facebook app that vacuumed up information from users as well as additional data from their Facebook friends. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Cambridge Analytica fights back on data scandalA Cambridge University professor at the heart of the Facebook privacy scandal says that the suspended CEO of data firm Cambridge Analytica lied to a British parliamentary committee investigating fake news
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Amazon Will Deliver Packages to Your TrunkNeither rain, nor sleet, nor snow ... will mar your Amazon package, which can now be delivered not to your front porch but into the trunk of your car. The AP reports the company on Tuesday launched that new service in 37 US cities, and while there's no upcharge, there are...
Newser5 hours ago
Committee hits pause on solar project over visual concernsA regional planning committee has refused to sign off on a proposed solar project in Rutland amid concerns over visuals
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Ireland to collect billions from Apple in back taxesIreland will start collection more than 13 billion euros ($15 billion) in back taxes from Apple some 19 months after the European Commission decision concluding the tech giant had been given an unfair advantage
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE- In this July 17, 2015, file photo, a teenager checks his cell phone as storm clouds pass in Zionsville, Ind. A new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research says 12 percent of Americans use Facebook “almost constantly,” while 34 percent use it several times a day. About 15 percent use it once a day, and only 9 percent of Americans don’t use Facebook. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
AP-NORC Poll: For many online Americans, Facebook is a habitNearly half of Americans who use the internet say they use Facebook at least several times a day, with Facebook-owned Instagram coming in No. 2 among social media sites
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Supreme Court upholds challenged patent review practiceThe Supreme Court has upheld a challenged practice that is used to invalidate patents without the involvement of federal courts
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this March 26, 2018, file photo, a man poses for photos in front of a computer showing Facebook ad preferences pages in San Francisco. If you’ve made changes to how you use social media since Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica privacy debacle, you’re not alone. A new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that 7 out of 10 of online adults who’ve heard of the Cambridge Analytica scandal have changed their behavior on social media. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
AP-NORC poll: Privacy debacle prompts social-media changesAP-NORC poll: Facebook's privacy debacle prompts social-media cutbacks
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Twitter blocks Israeli lawmaker for wishing Palestinian shotHard-line Israeli lawmaker mocks Twitter, says it highlighted his stance on teen Palestinian protester as 'terrorist'
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. For the first time, Facebook is making public, on Tuesday, April 24, its detailed guidelines for determining what it will and won’t allow on its service. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
For the first time, Facebook spells out what it forbidsFor the first time, Facebook spells out how it decides whether to delete your posts
The Associated Press12 hours ago
In this Monday, April 23, 2018 photo, the logo of SK Hynix Inc. is seen at its office in Seongnam, South Korea. SK Hynix Inc. on Tuesday, April 24, says its first-quarter net profit has surged 64 percent over a year earlier thanks to robust memory chip prices. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Chipmaker SK Hynix reports 64 percent jump in 1Q earningsSK Hynix Inc. says its first-quarter net profit has surged 64 percent over a year earlier thanks to robust memory chip prices
The Associated Press20 hours ago
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