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Richard Yu, CEO of the Huawei consumer business group, presents new devices during an event in Munich, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Huawei debuts phone without Google apps as US sanctions biteHuawei is launching a new flagship smartphone that will run on the Chinese tech giant's own version of Google's Android operating system because of U.S. export sanctions
The Associated Press33 minutes ago
Gov. Gavin Newsom, left, flanked by California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, discusses the Trump administration's pledge to revoke California's authority to set vehicle emissions standards that are different than the federal standards, during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Trump bars California from setting stricter fuel standardsPresident Donald Trump has announced that his administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election and data privacy. Zuckerberg will be in Washington Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, to meet with lawmakers and talk about internet regulation. The company said the meetings are not public and it did not give details on whom Zuckerberg is meeting with and what, exactly, he'll discuss. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg heads to WashingtonFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be in Washington Thursday to meet with lawmakers and talk about internet regulation
The Associated Press17 hours ago
From left Monika Bickert, head of global policy management at Facebook, Nick Pickles, public policy director for Twitter, Derek Slater, global director of information policy at Google, and Anti-Defamation League Senior Vice President of Programs George Selim testify before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on how internet and social media companies are prepared to thwart terrorism and extremism, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Facebook still auto-generating Islamic State, al-Qaida pagesWhistleblower's complaint shows that Facebook has inadvertently provided extremist groups Islamic State and al-Qaida with a networking and recruitment tool by still producing dozens of pages in their names
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Monika Bickert, head of global policy management at Facebook, joined at right by Nick Pickles, public policy director for Twitter, testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee during a hearing on how internet and social media companies are prepared to thwart terrorism and extremism, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Tech execs say they're acting faster on extremist contentExecutives of Facebook, Google and Twitter are telling Congress they've gotten better and faster at detecting and removing violent extremist content on their social media platforms in the face of mass shootings fueled by hatred.
The Associated Press21 hours ago
In this photo taken Tuesday Sept. 17, 2019, SeaBubbles co-founder Anders Bringdal stand aboard an hydrofoil boat SeaBubble on the Seine river in Paris. Paris is testing out a new form of travel - an eco-friendly bubble-shaped taxi that zips along the water, capable of whisking passengers up and down the Seine River. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Paris tests new bubble-shaped water taxiParis is testing out a new form of travel: an eco-friendly bubble-shaped taxi that zips along the water up and down the Seine River
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 photo, an Xfinity Flex device is displayed in Philadelphia. As big entertainment companies prepare to launch their new streaming services, Comcast is trying to bolster Flex, its Roku-like streaming bundle, by dropping its $5 fee. Comcast said Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, that one box would now be free for its home internet customers. Additional boxes would still cost $5 each. (Eric Kayne/Comast via AP Images)
Comcast tries to bolster streaming gadget by dropping feeAs big entertainment companies prepare to launch their new streaming services, Comcast is trying to bolster Flex, its Roku-like streaming bundle, by dropping its $5 fee
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, new Facebook Portal products are displayed during an event in San Francisco. Facebook is slashing the price and the size of the Portal, its screen and camera-equipped gadget for making video calls with friends and family as it attempts to get the device into more homes. A smaller version will now cost $129 and have an 8 inch display. A larger version will cost $179 and have a 10 inch display. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Facebook slashes price, size of Portal video call gadgetFacebook is slashing the price and the size of the Portal, its screen and camera-equipped gadget for making video calls with friends and family as it attempts to get the device into more homes
The Associated Press1 day ago
Air China jet returns to Dulles after engine fire reportedOfficials say an Air China jet bound for Beijing has made an emergency return to Dulles International Airport after reporting an engine fire
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Facebook said Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, that it expects to name the first members of a new quasi-independent oversight board by year-end. The oversight panel, which the social network first discussed publicly last November, will rule on thorny content issues, such as when Facebook or Instagram posts constitute hate speech. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Facebook to name first oversight panel members by year-endFacebook says it expects to name the first members of a quasi-independent oversight board by year-end
The Associated Press1 day ago
A semi-truck driver entering the GM Davison Road Processing Center in Burton passes union members striking. United Automobile Workers remain on strike against GM on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 in Burton, Mich. (Sara Faraj/The Flint Journal via AP)
Progress reported in contract talks between GM, unionThe strike against General Motors by 49,000 auto workers stretched into a second day, but the two sides appeared to be making progress
The Associated Press1 day ago
Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) is stopped for a first down by Atlanta Falcons free safety Isaiah Oliver (26) Atlanta Falcons strong safety Keanu Neal (22) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons won 24-20. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Football carries television networks until start of seasonThe new television season hasn't begun yet, but the football season has, and it's carrying the networks in the interim
The Associated Press1 day ago
This Feb. 14, 2019, photo released by Caltrans District 3 shows a 7-mile back up on the South bound Interstate 5, as it reopens to traffic in Maxwell in Colusa County, Calif. The Trump administration is poised revoke California’s authority to set auto mileage standards, asserting that only the federal government has the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy. (Caltrans District 3 via AP)
EPA set to end California's ability to regulate fuel economyThe Trump administration is poised revoke California's authority to set auto mileage standards, asserting that only the federal government has the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this July 28, 2018, file photo, London Spitfire fan Rick Ybarra, of Plainfield, Ind., reacts after London won the second game against the Philadelphia Fusion during the Overwatch League Grand Finals competition at Barclays Center in New York. A new venture backed by many of video gaming's biggest publishers is unveiling a network that hopes to be to esports what ESPN has been to traditional sports. VENN is set to launch in 2020 and aims to give the fragmented esports scene a home base for content with higher production value than gamers are used to with online streaming. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
Gaming heavyweights raise $17M for new esports networkNew venture backed by gaming heavyweights unveiling network that hopes to be to esports what ESPN has been to traditional sports
The Associated Press1 day ago
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