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FILE - This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Amazon said Wednesday, April 18, 2018, it has more than 100 million paid Prime members, the first time the company has given out a specific number on its paid subscriber base. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
Amazon's reveals its Prime service has 100 million membersAmazon has persuaded more than 100 million shoppers to subscribe to its Prime service as its empire and ambitions expand
The Associated Press3 days ago
Activists bring a sack with about 2.000 paper airplanes symbolising the logo of the messaging app Telegram to the door of St.Petersburg's department of Roskomnadzor, the state communications oversight agency, to protest against blocking the messenger in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, April 13, 2018. A Russian court has ordered the blocking of a popular messaging app following a demand by authorities that it share encryption data with them. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
Russia takes heavy hand to internet to block messaging appThe chief of the Russian communications watchdog has admitted to blocking access to millions of IP addresses in a so far futile attempt to block a popular messaging app
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. A propaganda expert who has studied Cambridge Analytica says the company helped Donald Trump’s presidential campaign use false statements and anti-Muslim messages to spread fear and resentment in swing states he needed to win. Cambridge Analytica did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment from The Associated Press on the submission. However, it has denied it used the data scraped from an app that obtained material from Facebook users in the Trump campaign. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Facebook adds privacy settings to comply with European rulesFacebook is introducing more privacy safeguards to users in Europe to comply with new rules meant to make it easier for consumers to give and withdraw consent for the use of their data
The Associated Press3 days ago
EU renews call for Zuckerberg to testify over data scandalThe European Parliament is repeating a call for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify about the internet giant's data privacy scandal, after Zuckerberg offered to send someone else in his place
The Associated Press3 days ago
This Monday, April 16, 2018 photo, shows a memorial honoring the history of the USS Helena at Anchor Park in Helena, Mont. Nearly 75 years after the USS Helena was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in the waters off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, an expedition team backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen reported finding its wreckage.(Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
Team backed by Microsoft co-founder locates USS Helena wreckNearly 75 years after the USS Helena was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in the waters off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, an expedition team backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen reported finding its wreckage
The Associated Press3 days ago
390 Donate to Buy Couch for Billionaire MuskElon Musk is a great example of crowdfunding success. Not only did he raise $10 million selling flamethrowers , he may soon be the recipient of a crowdfunded couch. In an interview with CBS News last week, Musk mentioned the couch in his office at Tesla is, well, "not a good...
Newser3 days ago
Indian Minister: We Had the Internet 5K Years AgoAmazon has released an Android browser in India dubbed "Internet," per the Verge —but that's not what the chief minister of Tripura state was referring to Tuesday when he claimed the Internet was invented in India long ago. Speaking in Agartala, Biplab Deb cited the Hindu epic Mahabharata , stressing that...
Newser3 days ago
A man uses his cell phone while walking on a sidewalk in downtown Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Iranian state TV reported Wednesday that government bodies have been barred from using foreign messaging apps. State TV said the ban was imposed by the Presidential Office on all public institutions. It was not clear if the ban applied to civil servants outside of work hours. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Iran bans government bodies from using foreign message appsIranian state TV says government bodies have been barred from using foreign messaging apps
The Associated Press3 days ago
This Oct. 15, 2014 photo made available by The Reykjavík Metropolitan Police shows Sindri Thor Stefansson. Icelandic police have informed their Swedish colleagues that a man suspected of masterminding the theft of about 600 computers used to mine bitcoins and other virtual currencies, likely fled to Sweden after a prison break, officials said Wednesday April 18, 2018. (The Reykjavík Metropolitan Police via AP)
Iceland: Bitcoin heist suspect has likely fled to SwedenA man suspected of masterminding the theft of about 600 computers used to mine bitcoins and other virtual currencies has likely fled to Sweden after breaking out of a prison in Iceland
The Associated Press3 days ago
This Tuesday, April 17, 2018, photo shows the Wayfair website on a computer in New York. Wayfair, an online furniture seller, is calling April 25 Way Day, and will offer discounts that it says are comparable to its Black Friday deals. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
Wayfair follows Amazon with its own made-up holiday: Way DayWayfair follows Amazon with its own made-up holiday: Way Day
The Associated Press3 days ago
A motorized scooter is parked in front of an office building in San Francisco, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. San Francisco is ordering three companies that rent out motorized scooters to stop operating until they can ensure riders are following state law and the dockless devices are not a hazard to the public. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
San Francisco to require permits for rental scootersSan Francisco's city attorney has issued cease-and-desist orders to three companies that last month began deploying scooters in the city that is often at the forefront of tech innovation
The Associated Press4 days ago
FILE - This June 3, 2015, file photo shows an Ikea store in Miami. TaskRabbit says it's investigating a cybersecurity incident that has caused it to shut down its online on-demand services platform. The Ikea-owned service has been offline since Monday, April 16, 2018, and showed no signs of restarting Tuesday. A notice sent to users advises them to change their passwords if they use the same password on other sites. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
TaskRabbit offline after security breachTaskRabbit says it's investigating a cybersecurity incident that has caused it to shut down its online on-demand services platform
The Associated Press4 days ago
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