Newly published files confirm plan to move Assange to Russia
LONDON (AP) — Julian Assange: Hacker. Journalist. Diplomat? Newly released Ecuadorean government documents have laid bare an unorthodox attempt to extricate the WikiLeaks founder from his embassy hideaway in London by naming him as a political counselor to the country's embassy in Moscow.
Even tech execs fret about their kids' smartphone addictions
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Like a lot of parents, Mike Herrick occasionally sees his 13-year-old daughter getting lost in her smartphone and wonders: Is technology messing with children's brains, even as it enlightens and empowers them in ways that weren't possible when his generation grew up? What sets Herrick apart is his job.
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.
YouTube goes down for more than an hour
YouTube's video streaming service went out for more than an hour on Tuesday, apparently affecting locations around the world. YouTube acknowledged the outage in a tweet at 9:41 p.m.
Shanghai airport automates check-in with facial recognition
SHANGHAI (AP) — It's now possible to check in automatically at Shanghai's Hongqiao airport using facial recognition technology, part of an ambitious rollout of facial recognition systems in China that has raised privacy concerns as Beijing pushes to become a global leader in the field.
Netflix's 3Q subscriber growth gets rave reviews on Wall St.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix regained its stride with surprisingly strong subscriber growth in the third quarter, after an unexpected springtime stumble triggered fears that it was losing its allure.
Ex-Equifax manager gets home confinement for insider trading
ATLANTA (AP) — A former Equifax manager was sentenced Tuesday to serve eight months home confinement for engaging in insider trading in the wake of the company's massive data breach last year.
Can Pinterest succeed as the 'un'-social network?
NEW YORK (AP) — If Instagram is the dream vacation you'll never go on and Facebook is Thanksgiving with too many relatives arguing over politics, Pinterest is sitting on the couch by yourself, watching a home-improvement show and absent-mindedly flipping through an old issue of Gourmet magazine.
Google to charge for apps on Android phones in Europe
LONDON (AP) — Google plans to start charging smartphone makers to pre-install apps like Gmail, YouTube and Google Maps on Android handsets sold in Europe, a response to a record $5 billion antitrust fine imposed by the European Union.
Instagram users get free sushi in Milan with proof of posts
MILAN (AP) — A Milan sushi bar has come up with a new electronic payment method that is based on a currency more valuable than cash in some quarters.
Ex-UN leader helps launch climate 'adaptation' initiative
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed for a sense of urgency Tuesday as he launched a new commission that aims to accelerate and expand ways the world can prepare for climate change.
Facebook requires UK political ad buyers to reveal identity
LONDON (AP) — Facebook says that anyone who takes out a British political ad on the social media platform will now be forced to reveal their identity, in a bid to increase transparency and curb misinformation.
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.

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