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Collusion Accusations Hit Telecom's 2 Biggest FirmsThe word "collusion" is being bandied about again, but this time it involves the world of telecommunications, not DC . Verizon, AT&T, and standards group GSMA tell the AP the Justice Department has opened up an antitrust probe to see if they worked together to make it more difficult for consumers...
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FILE - This Jan. 19, 2018 file photo shows hacker Kane Gamble in London. A British teenager has been jailed for two years for compromising the email and phone accounts of senior U.S. government officials in what a judge called acts of "cyber-terrorism." Prosecutors on Friday, April 20 said that in 2015-16, Kane Gamble, now 18, conned call centers into revealing information that got him into the accounts of then-FBI director Mark Giuliano, then-Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and then-CIA chief John Brennan. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
UK teen gets 2 years for targeting CIA chief's phone, emailA British teenager has been jailed for two years for compromising the email and phone accounts of senior U.S. government officials in what a judge called acts of "cyber-terrorism."
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FILE- In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square.  An audit of Facebook’s privacy practices for the Federal Trade Commission found no problems even though Facebook knew at the time that a data-mining firm improperly obtained private data from millions of users. The audit by PricewaterhouseCoopers is available on the FTC’s website, though it is heavily redacted. It covers February 12, 2015 to February 11, 2017.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Audit clears Facebook despite Cambridge Analytica leaksAudit of Facebook's privacy practices found no problems, though company knew a data-mining firm improperly obtained private data from millions of users
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FILE - This Monday, May 15, 2017, file photo shows Marcus Hutchins, a British cybersecurity expert during an interview in Ilfracombe, England. Hutchins once hailed as a hero for stopping the WannaCry computer virus that crippled computers worldwide will be in federal court in Milwaukee, Thursday, April 19, 2018, to try to weaken a criminal case against him by having his post-arrest statements tossed. Prosecutors filed charges against Hutchins last year, alleging he distributed a malicious software called Kronos to steal banking passwords from unsuspecting computer users. Hutchins pleaded not guilty to the charges in August. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
Cybersecurity expert's case delayed as new details emergeAttorneys for a British cybersecurity expert credited with stopping a computer virus got more time to prepare for arguments on whether to suppress statements he made to the FBI after his arrest on a criminal indictment
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FILE - In this March 8, 2018, file photo, Alberto Morejon, a Stillwater, Okla., teacher and administrator of the Facebook group "Oklahoma Teacher Walkout - The Time is Now," speaks during a media conference at the Oklahoma Education Association in Oklahoma City. The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories. Teachers, long tired of low wages and a dearth of state funding, begin talking to each other online.Their Facebook groups draw tens of thousands of members. They share stories of their frustrations and then they demand change. (Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman via AP, File)
Social media helps fuel teacher activism across the countrySocial media is helping fuel activism by teachers seeking better wages and improved funding for education across the country
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2017 file photo, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk congratulates teams competing on the Hyperloop Pod Competition II at SpaceX's Hyperloop track in Hawthorne, Calif. A committee of the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, approved an environmental review exemption for a Los Angeles-area tunnel that Elon Musk wants to dig to test a novel underground transportation system. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
Musk's LA transport tunnel proposal takes step forwardA Los Angeles City Council committee has approved an environmental review exemption for a tunnel Elon Musk wants to dig to test a novel underground transportation system
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In this Saturday, April 7, 2018 photo, Maryland Del. Alonzo Washington, D-Prince George County, who sponsored legislation in Maryland to increase transparency in online political ads, sits in his seat in the Maryland House of Delegates, in Annapolis, Md. The bill, which was passed and sent to Gov. Larry Hogan on April 5, aims to help stop foreign influence in the state's elections. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
Maryland bill seeks transparency in online political adsA measure approved by Maryland lawmakers would create more transparency for online political ads on social media platforms like Facebook to help stop foreign influence in the state's elections
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Cops: Nurse Plotted to Kill Doctor's WifeAn Illinois nurse hired a dark web company to kill the wife of a male doctor with whom she had an affair, police say. Woodridge police say that last Thursday, the CBS show 48 Hours reached out to them to say an area woman was allegedly involved in a murder-for-hire...
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Amazon Just Shared a Secret NumberAfter years of speculation, Jeff Bezos finally disclosed the number of Amazon Prime subscribers Wednesday, and it was a big, round one: The CEO said in a letter to shareholders that the service now has at least 100 million subscribers, CNBC reports. He said the company shipped more than 5...
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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
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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
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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
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