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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2018, file photo, Cody Wilson, with Defense Distributed, holds a 3D-printed gun called the Liberator at his shop in Austin, Texas. A federal judge in Seattle has granted an injunction that prohibits the Trump administration from allowing a Texas company to post 3D gun-making plans online. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, file)
August 27, 2018 - 1:56 pm
A U.S. judge in Seattle blocked the Trump administration Monday from allowing a Texas company to post online plans for making untraceable 3D guns, agreeing with 19 states and the District of Columbia that such access to the plastic guns would pose a security risk. The states sued to stop an...
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This August 2018 photo provided by RR Auctions shows a vintage Apple Computer.
Sarina Carlo/RR Auctions via AP
August 25, 2018 - 3:39 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A piece of computer history that helped launch a trillion dollar company is hitting the auction block. A fully functioning Apple-1 being auctioned by Boston-based RR Auction in September is one of only 60 or so remaining of the original 200 that were designed and built by Steve Jobs...
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Play SugarHouse Casino Slots app
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Ian Bush
August 23, 2018 - 8:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey's gambling industry has gained another player that's part sportsbook, part casino game and a sliver of Facebook. Play SugarHouse Casino Slots — an app for Apple devices, Android and on the web — is equipped with a news feed that alerts gamblers when someone...
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FireEye
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August 22, 2018 - 5:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook, Twitter and Google routinely squabble for users, engineers and advertising money. Yet it makes sense for these tech giants to work together on security threats, elections meddling and other common ills. Such cooperation was evident Tuesday when Facebook announced that it...
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Facebook takes down 652 pages
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August 22, 2018 - 9:58 am
By Heather Kelly, Julia Horowitz, Donie O'Sullivan (CNN Money) -- Facebook has taken down 652 pages, accounts and groups it identified as part of coordinated disinformation campaigns that originated in Iran and targeted countries around the world. It also found a number of new pages connected to...
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3D-printed gun
AP Photo/Eric Gay
August 21, 2018 - 3:24 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to block a settlement the U.S. State Department reached with a company that would allow it to post blueprints for printing 3D weapons on the internet. The federal agency had tried to stop a Texas company...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, photo a road leads past a solar park on the Aegean island of Tilos, Greece.
AP Photo/ Iliana Mier
August 19, 2018 - 9:25 am
TILOS, Greece (AP) — When the blades of its 800-kilowatt wind turbine start turning, the small Greek island of Tilos will become the first in the Mediterranean to run exclusively on wind and solar power. The sea horse-shaped Greek island between Rhodes and Kos has a winter population of 400. But...
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In this April 28, 2016, file photo, visitors gather at a display booth for Google at the 2016 Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing.
AP Photo/Andy Wong, File
August 17, 2018 - 1:37 pm
By Ryan Nakashima, Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than a thousand Google employees have signed a letter protesting the company's secretive plan to build a search engine that would comply with Chinese censorship. The letter calls on executives to review ethics and transparency at the...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, photo a mobile phone displays a user's travels in New York. Google records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation shows that using Google services on Android devices and iPhones allows the search giant to record your whereabouts as you go about your day. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
August 16, 2018 - 4:24 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has revised a help page that erroneously described how its "Location History" setting works, clarifying for users that it still tracks their location even if they turn the setting off. On Monday, an Associated Press investigation revealed that several Google apps and...
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In this image made from video provided by NASA, cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev flings a Sirius nano-satellite into orbit from the International Space Station on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018.
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August 15, 2018 - 8:46 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking cosmonauts set up an antenna for tracking birds on Earth and sent a series of tiny satellites flying from the International Space Station on Wednesday. Russian Sergey Prokopyev used his gloved right hand to fling four research satellites into space. The...
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