Technology

This Monday, June 19, 2017, photo shows Facebook launched on an iPhone, in North Andover, Mass.

Facebook working on way to charge for reading news articles

Facebook is working on a way for news organizations to charge readers for articles they share and read on the social network.

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This June 6, 2013, file photo shows the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md.

US to create independent military cyber command

After months of delay, the Trump administration is finalizing plans to revamp the nation's military command for defensive and offensive cyber operations in hopes of intensifying America's ability to wage cyberwar against the Islamic State group and other foes, according to U.S. officials.

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Sam Bird, of SDD Virgin Racing, defends the lead from Mahindra Racing drivers Felix Rosenqvist and Nick Heidfeld during the final day of the Formula E New York City ePrix all-electric auto race Sunday.

With engines whirring, electric car racing comes to Brooklyn

The roar of the engine was replaced by a furious whirring as the future of motorsports came to Brooklyn.

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull raises his hands as he speaks during a leaders debate hosted by Facebook Australia and News.com.au in Sydney.

Australia plans law to force tech giants to decrypt messages

The Australian government on Friday proposed a new cybersecurity law to force global technology companies such as Facebook and Google to help police by unscrambling encrypted messages sent by suspected extremists and other criminals.

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Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith speaks in Washington, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, about Microsoft's project to bring broadband internet access to rural parts of the U.S.

Microsoft eyes buffer zone in TV airwaves for rural internet

Microsoft wants to extend broadband services to rural America by turning to a wireless technology that uses the buffer zones separating individual television channels in the airwaves.

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Sleep Number store manager Lee Pulliam demonstrates how the company's sleep technology tracks your sleeping patterns.

Zzzzzz: Sleep gadgets adjust if you're restless _ or snoring

Pillows that track your snoozing patterns? A bed that adjusts based on how much you twist and turn? Companies are adding more technology into their products, hoping to lure customers craving a better night's sleep.

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The loss of internet service has sparked anger across Somalia and affected the central and southern parts of the country including the capital, Mogadishu.

Somalia's internet outage costing country $10 million a day

Somalia's government says a widespread internet outage that began roughly two weeks ago is costing the Horn of Africa nation about $10 million each day and is a "major disaster."

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A Volvo XC 90 during an interview with Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson at Volvo Cars Showroom in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

Volvo goes electric, ditches cars powered solely by gas

Volvo plans to build only electric and hybrid vehicles starting in 2019, making it the first major automaker to abandon cars and SUVs powered solely by the internal combustion engine.

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An employee of Kaspersky Lab works on computers at the company's headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 1, 2017.

Russian anti-virus CEO offers up code for US govt scrutiny

The chief executive of Russia's Kaspersky Lab says he's ready to have his company's source code examined by U.S. government officials to help dispel long-lingering suspicions about his company's ties to the Kremlin.

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Fangqin Wan, a graduate student at the University of Illinois, walks for Yingying Zhang, a Chinese scholar who went missing three weeks ago, Thursday, June 29, 2017, in Urbana, Ill.

Website in Illinois kidnap case still advises on abductions

A website that hosted an "Abduction 101" forum linked to a 28-year-old suspect in the kidnapping of a Chinese scholar in at the University Illinois bills itself as the most popular sexual fetish site on the internet and has faced pressure over recent months to be clearer about not tolerating behavior that could be viewed as criminal.

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President Donald Trump.

Trump's crude tweets: Would anyone else be fired?

If President Donald Trump were anyone else, he'd be fired, or at least reprimanded, for his latest tweets attacking a female TV host, social media and workplace experts say.

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A computer screen cyberattack warning notice reportedly holding computer files to ransom, as part of a massive international cyberattack, at an office in Kiev, Ukraine.

New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in US

A new and highly virulent outbreak of data-scrambling software — apparently sown in Ukraine — caused disruption across the world Tuesday.

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In this Sunday, June 25, 2017, images released by SpaceX, its Falcon 9 rocket Falcon 9 first stage lands on Just Read the Instructions floating landing pad, left, and its second stage engine burns underway, right. The rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air

SpaceX launches 10 satellites from California air base

A SpaceX rocket carried 10 communications satellites into orbit from California on Sunday, two days after the company successfully launched a satellite from Florida.

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British flag blown by the wind near to Big Ben's clock tower in front of the Houses of Parliament in central London.

UK Parliament investigates cyberattack on user accounts

British officials were investigating a cyberattack Saturday on the country's Parliament after discovering "unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts."

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The logo of Toshiba Corp., Japan's electronics and energy company, is seen on a worker's jacket in Yokosuka, near Tokyo.

Toshiba gets earnings report extension, faces delisting risk

Money-losing Japanese electronics and nuclear company Toshiba Corp. has until Aug. 10 to get auditors to sign off on its earnings statements, or else it faces the risk of getting delisted.

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FILE - This March 23, 2010, file photo shows the Google logo at the Google headquarters in Brussels.

Google to stop reading your Gmail to help sell ads

Google is going to stop reading your Gmail in search of opportunities to sell ads.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, right, speaks with panelists at the Facebook Communities Summit.

Facebook wants to nudge you into 'meaningful' online groups

At Facebook, mere "sharing" is getting old. Finding deeper meaning in online communities is the next big thing.

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FILE - This Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, file photo shows Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

Google promises YouTube crackdown on online extremism

Google is promising to be more vigilant about preventing terrorist propaganda and other extremist videos from appearing on its YouTube site amid intensifying criticism about the internet's role in mass violence.

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 Tetris, an addictive brain-teasing video game, is shown as played on the Nintendo Entertainment System in New York.

From bleeps of 'Pong' and 'Mario,' game music comes of age

The electronic bleeps and squawks of "Tetris," ''Donkey Kong" and other generation-shaping games that you may never have thought of as musical are increasingly likely to be playing at a philharmonic concert hall near you.

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Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia.

Facebook deploys AI to fight terrorism on its network

Facebook has started deploying its artificial intelligence capabilities to help combat terrorists' use of its service.

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