Microsoft workers protest use of HoloLens headsets for war
A group of Microsoft workers is demanding the company cancel a contract supplying the U.S. Army with HoloLens headsets that they say would turn real-world battlefields into a video game.
Report: Apps give Facebook sensitive health and other data
NEW YORK (AP) — Several phone apps are sending sensitive user data, including health information, to Facebook without users' consent, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.
Twitter co-founder Williams steps down from company board
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter co-founder Evan Williams will leave the social media company's board of directors at the end of the month.
Smile: Some airliners have cameras on seat-back screens
Now there is one more place where cameras could start watching you — from 30,000 feet. Newer seat-back entertainment systems on some airplanes operated by American Airlines and Singapore Airlines have cameras, and it's likely they are also on planes used by other carriers.
Film fan finds the real joy of movies is still in theaters
NEW YORK (AP) — Sure, it's easy to Netflix and chill these days. Or Prime and recline. Or Hulu and ... well, whatever. But if you really want to savor a film, there's still no substitute for a movie theater.
YouTube walks a tightrope with its video makers, advertisers
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube's year-in-review video is usually a celebration of video creators who upload free clips — sometimes wacky, sometimes personal, sometimes offensive — that the company then sells ads against.
Discount movies: Which theater subscription is best?
NEW YORK (AP) — A movie a day in theaters for $10 a month seemed too good to be true. And it was. MoviePass, which tried to bring Netflix-like subscriptions to the movie theater, pulled back on its deal last summer.
BMW, Daimler: You can trust us with car-sharing data
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automakers Daimler and BMW say that trustworthy handling of personal data will be a key competitive advantage in their new joint venture that offers app-based services like free-floating car-sharing in big cities.
Claims in El Chapo case highlight perils of 'Googling juror'
NEW YORK (AP) — Claims of jury misconduct in the trial of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman have drawn new attention to the digital-age challenge courts face in preventing jurors from scouring media accounts or conducting their own research before rendering a verdict.
White House ends California talks on mileage dispute
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday broke off talks on vehicle mileage standards with California, increasing the chances of a court battle that threatens to unsettle the auto industry.
Nestle, AT&T pull YouTube ads over pedophile concerns
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Several companies, including AT&T and Nestle, are pulling advertisements from YouTube over concerns about inappropriate comments on videos of children.
Google to end forced arbitration for all worker disputes
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google said Thursday it will no longer require that its workers settle disputes with the company through arbitration, responding to months of pressure from employees.
Estonians kick off online voting for March election
HELSINKI (AP) — Balloting has started for next month's general election in Estonia, an online voting pioneer, amid tight protective measures a day after Microsoft warned that hackers linked to Russia had allegedly targeted democratic institutions in Europe.
Report: US company to stop sales of genetic tech in Xinjiang
BEIJING (AP) — Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. says it will no longer sell or service genetic sequencers in China's mostly Muslim region of Xinjiang following criticism that they were used for surveillance that enabled human rights abuses, The Wall Street Journal reported.
As US pushes to ban Huawei, UK considers softer approach
LONDON (AP) — Britain can handle the security risks involved with using mobile networks made by China's Huawei, the cybersecurity chief said Wednesday, adding to a growing debate among countries on whether the company should be banned, as the U.S.
Reddit co-founder pushes hard for paternity leave
NEW YORK (AP) — Alexis Ohanian wants other guys to be jealous of him. Not because he's a multimillionaire venture capitalist. Or because he's married to tennis pro Serena Williams.
Wisconsin court: Judge's Facebook friendship could show bias
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge's decision to become Facebook friends with a woman whose child custody case he was hearing created at least the appearance of bias, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday in ordering the case to be re-heard by another judge.
Samsung folding phone is different - but also almost $2,000
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung unveiled a highly anticipated smartphone with a foldable screen in an attempt to break the innovation funk that has beset the smartphone market.
Google's Nest hub has a microphone it forgot to mention
Google said Wednesday it forgot to mention that it included a microphone in its Nest Secure home alarm system, the latest privacy flub by one of the tech industry's leading collectors of personal information.
California student accused of making 'Banana Plug' drug app
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California college freshman is facing felony charges for allegedly creating an iPhone app he dubbed the Banana Plug to sell illicit drugs.
Thais give Russia, US right to extradite hacking suspect
BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court ruled Wednesday that a Russian man who allegedly was part of a gang that stole millions of dollars online from bank accounts can be extradited to the United States to stand trial, but the suspect could end up in Russia anyway.
Microsoft detects hacking targeting Europe democracy groups
LONDON (AP) — A hacking group has targeted European democratic institutions including think tanks and non-profit groups ahead of highly anticipated EU parliamentary elections in May, Microsoft said.
Trump says he's in no rush to see North Korea give up nukes
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he wants to see North Korea eventually give up its nuclear weapons program, but adds he's not in any rush because U.S.
Twitter tightens up EU political ad rules ahead of election
LONDON (AP) — Twitter said Tuesday it is tightening up rules for European Union political ads ahead of bloc-wide elections this spring, following similar moves by fellow tech giants Facebook and Google.