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This Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 photo provided by Project Loon shows a stratospheric balloon taking off for Puerto Rico from the project site in Winnemucca, Nev. Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering th

Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico

 Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria.

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Chinese family walks out of an Apple store in Beijing. Hundreds of workers protested Wednesday night, Oct. 18, 2017, over bonuses promised through labor brokers who recruited them to work at Jabil Inc.'s Green Point factory, an Apple supplier, in Wuxi cit

Workers at iPhone supplier in China protest unpaid bonuses

Hundreds of workers streamed through dark streets, blocking an entrance to an Apple iPhone supplier's factory in eastern China to protest unpaid bonuses and factory reassignments, two witnesses and China Labor Watch, a New York based non-profit group, said Thursday.

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Twitter app on an iPhone screen in New York.

Twitter vows new crackdown on hateful, abusive tweets

Twitter is vowing to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweetstorm that the company is not doing enough to protect its users.

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, file photo, an autonomous vehicle is driven by an engineer on a street in an industrial park in Boston.

Self-driving cars could ease traffic, but increase sprawl

A new study inspired by Boston's early experiments with self-driving cars finds that the technology could ease congestion, but might also lead to more cars on the road and further encourage urban sprawl.

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FILE - In this, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, file photo illustration, a person types on a laptop, in Miami. Security researchers have discovered a Wi-Fi network vulnerability that could allow attackers to steal sensitive information or inject malicious code whi

Researchers discover vulnerability affecting Wi-Fi security

Security researchers have discovered a Wi-Fi network vulnerability that could allow attackers to steal sensitive information or spread malicious software while someone is logged into a computer or mobile device.

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Facebook logo being displayed in a start-up companies gathering at Paris' Station F, in Paris.

Facebook takes on food delivery, challenges Uber and others

Several online services already offer food delivery, but that doesn't mean Facebook won't jump on board anyway.

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Twitter app on a mobile phone in Philadelphia.

Twitter turns over 'handles' of 201 Russia-linked accounts

Twitter has handed over to Senate investigators the profile names, or "handles," of 201 accounts linked to Russian attempts at influencing the 2016 presidential election. The company has stepped up its efforts to cooperate with investigators after it was criticized for not taking congressional probes seriously enough.

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Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, center, and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., right, speak with reporters as they emerge from a closed-door meeting at the Capitol with Sheryl Sandberg.

Facebook exec meets with lawmakers amid Russia probe

One of Facebook's top executives met Wednesday with House members investigating the company's Russia-linked ads and told them the social media giant is serious about dealing with the issue.

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In this Aug. 11, 2016 photo provided by the The Chandra Law Firm, Anthony Novak jumps outside a Cuyahoga County courthouse after being acquitted for creating a Facebook page parodying a suburban Cleveland police department in Cleveland, Ohio.

Man sues city for arresting him over parody Facebook page

A man acquitted of a felony for creating a fake Facebook page that parodied a suburban Cleveland police department is suing the city, saying they violated his right to free speech.

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Santa Fe sports utility vehicle sits outside a Hyundai dealership in the south Denver suburb of Littleton, Colo.

Hyundai eases dealership experience to shore up sales

Stung by falling U.S. sales, Hyundai is pushing its dealers to modernize the new-car shopping experience, conceding that customers are well-armed with information from the internet before they step on the showroom floor.

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A woman holds up the Google Pixel 2 phone, left, next to the Pixel 2 XL phone at a Google event at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017.

Google vies to make even smarter phones, speakers, cameras

Google's upgrades to its Pixel smartphones and other gadgets are its latest steps toward turning its digital services into your backup brain.

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FILE - This Wednesday, April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Google mobile phone icon, in Philadelphia.

Report: Google uncovers ads by Russian operatives

Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads across Google products, including YouTube and Google search, according to reports.

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, centre, talks with European Council President Donald Tusk, left, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker before their meeting in New Delhi, India.

India, EU agree to tackle online extremism, radicalization

The European Union and India agreed Friday to step up cooperation in countering violent extremism and radicalization, particularly online, and in enhancing maritime security in the Indian Ocean and beyond.

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AOL logo is seen in the company's office in Hamburg, Germany.

Goodbye: Pioneering AOL Instant Messenger to be discontinued

AOL announced Friday that it is discontinuing its pioneering Instant Messenger chat platform after 20 years of service.

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In this frame from NASA TV, Astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Randy Bresnik, bottom, work on the International Space Station on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.

Spacewalkers install new hand on station's robot arm

Spacewalking astronauts gave the International Space Station's big robot arm a new hand Thursday.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk toward Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

Tracker: Trump tops pope as most-followed leader on Twitter

President Donald Trump has passed Pope Francis to become the most-followed world leader on Twitter, a social media tracker says.

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A woman holds up the Google Pixel 2 phone, left, next to the Pixel 2 XL phone at a Google event at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco.

Google vies to make even smarter phones, speakers, cameras

 Google's upgrades to its Pixel smartphones and other gadgets are its latest steps toward turning its digital services into your backup brain. The products the company unveiled on Wednesday are packed with artificial intelligence that Google has accumulated from those very same services.

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Microsoft Technical Fellow Alex Kipman holds an HMD Odyssey virtual reality headset, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in San Francisco.

Microsoft dives deeper into 'mixed reality' with VR devices

Microsoft is counting on virtual reality headsets made by other companies to help establish personal computers running on its Windows 10 operating system as the best way to explore artificial worlds.

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Google logo at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

Google spikes free-article requirements on publishers

Google is ending a decade-old policy that required publishers to provide some free stories to Google users —though it's not clear how many readers will even notice, at least for the moment.

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An esports competitor takes part in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

Video games in the Olympics? Here's how it might work

The future of the Olympics may just be in a basement in Turkmenistan.

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