Paul Allen's passions: Rock n' roll, sports and philanthropy
SEATTLE (AP) — Personal computers, conservation, pro football, rock n' roll and rocket ships: Paul G. Allen couldn't have asked for a better way to spend, invest and donate the billions he reaped from co-founding Microsoft with childhood friend Bill Gates.
Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, dies
SEATTLE (AP) — Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist, technology investor and owner of several professional sports teams, has died.
Voter records offered for sale month ahead of elections
Security researchers say an estimated 35 million voter records from 19 U.S. states have been offered for sale on a dark web online forum.
Salesforce vs. Twitter in San Francisco homeless tax fight
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco has come to be known around the world as a place for aggressive panhandling, open-air drug use and sprawling tent camps, the dirt and despair all the more remarkable for the city's immense wealth.
Report: Ecuador tells Assange to curb speech, look after cat
LONDON (AP) — Ecuador has formally ordered Julian Assange to steer clear of topics that could harm its diplomatic interests if he wants to be reconnected to the internet, according to a memo published in a local media outlet Monday.
Google Pixel 3 phone aims to automate more daily tasks
NEW YORK (AP) — There's not much about the physical details of Google's new Pixel 3 phone that you can't find elsewhere. That bigger display and curved design? Apple and Samsung phones already have that.
Investigators search Opel premises in diesel emissions probe
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German prosecutors said Monday that law enforcement officials have conducted searches at automaker Opel as part of an investigation into suspected manipulation of diesel emissions.
How to check what Facebook hackers accessed in your account
NEW YORK (AP) — Could hackers have been able to see the last person you cyberstalked, or that party photo you were tagged in? According to Facebook, the unfortunate answer is "yes."
Facebook: Hackers accessed personal data from 29M accounts
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says hackers accessed a wide swath of information — ranging from emails and phone numbers to more personal details like sites visited and places checked into — from millions of accounts as part of a security breach the company disclosed two weeks ago.
The Latest: Facebook isn't ruling out smaller-scale breaches
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Facebook security breach (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Facebook says it has gotten a handle on a security breach affecting nearly 30 million accounts, but it hasn't ruled out the possibility of smaller-scale efforts to exploit the same vulnerability.
Purging long-forgotten online accounts: Worth the trouble?
NEW YORK (AP) — The internet is riddled with long-forgotten accounts on social media, dating apps and various shopping sites used once or twice.
High-flying tech stocks at forefront of Wall Street's slump
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Technology and internet stocks have led the way for much of Wall Street's bull market run, propelling the stocks of big names like Apple, Amazon and Google's parent company sharply higher along the way.
Facebook says it purged more than 800 spam accounts, pages
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook said it has purged more than 800 U.S. pages and accounts for spamming users with politically-tinged garbage links and clickbait just weeks ahead of the U.S.
Shareholders must vote on Musk's return as Tesla chairman
If Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants to return as chairman, shareholders will have to vote on it. The requirement is detailed in a court brief filed jointly on Thursday by Tesla and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Risk of streaming fatigue as Walmart, AT&T, Disney join fray
NEW YORK (AP) — As Walmart, AT&T and Disney join stalwarts such as Netflix in streaming video and creating original shows, a reality sets in: Not all will survive.
Melania Trump says she might be 'the most bullied person'
WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump says she could be "the most bullied person" in the world, judging by "what people are saying about me."
Ronald Reagan is back on the campaign trail - as a hologram
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A characteristic twinkle in his eye, Ronald Reagan waves to a crowd from aboard a rail car in a hologram revealed Wednesday at the late president's namesake library in Southern California.
AT&T's WarnerMedia to offer their own streaming service
NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T and WarnerMedia are joining the ever-expanding list of companies offering a streaming video service. They say the service due to launch in late 2019 will include films, TV shows, documentaries, animation and other offerings.
Women business owners find ways to deal with gender bias
NEW YORK (AP) — It can be subtle, like failing to make eye contact with a woman business owner but engaging in animated conversation with her male co-owner.
Google's Waze expands carpooling service throughout US
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google will begin offering its pay-to-carpool service throughout the U.S., an effort to reduce the commute-time congestion that its popular Waze navigation app is designed to avoid.
Swiss court clears ex-banker who gave secrets to WikiLeaks
GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's high court has upheld the acquittal of a former bank accountant who handed over confidential client information to WikiLeaks, ruling Wednesday he wasn't bound by the country's strict banking secrecy laws at the time.
Google appeals $5 billion EU fine in Android antitrust case
BRUSSELS (AP) — Google is appealing a record $5 billion antitrust fine by European Union authorities, who say the tech giant abused the dominance of its Android operating system to stifle competitors.
Google brings camera twists, bigger screens to Pixel phones
NEW YORK (AP) — Google's new Pixel phones mirror an industry trend toward lusher, bigger screens and add twists on the camera for better pictures.
The Latest: Google's new Pixel phones mirror industry trends
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Google's new Pixel phones (all times local): 1 p.m. Google's new Pixel phones will mirror the industry trend moving the devices toward lusher and bigger screens, coupled with more fine-tuning of the cameras for better selfies and other pictures.
UN report: Technologies can help lives but boost inequality
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — New technologies from artificial intelligence to gene editing hold immense potential to improve people's live — but can also drive greater inequality and social dislocation, according to a U.N.

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