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  • Man sentenced for part in global cybercrime ring

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who was part of an international cybercrime ring that the government says hacked into the computers of more than a dozen financial institutions and the U.S. military's payroll service was sentenced Friday to 2½ years in prison. Lamar Taylor, 38, of...

  • Obama announces plan to tighten card security

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Saying more must be done to stop data breaches affecting consumers, President Barack Obama announced on Friday a government plan to tighten security for the debit cards that transmit federal benefits like Social Security to millions of Americans. Cards issued by the federal...

  • Microsoft CEO launches diversity training effort

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Still working to repair damage caused by his gaffe about women seeking pay raises, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has again apologized to employees and announced in a company-wide memo that all workers will receive expanded training on how to foster an inclusive culture....

  • Lawmakers probing NSA face German secrecy hurdles

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers probing the NSA following Edward Snowden's revelations have hit a hurdle: their own government. Officials have refused to hand over dozens of German intelligence documents detailing the extent to which the country's spy agencies cooperated with their U.S....

  • Will Apple Pay be the next iRevolution?

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple's skinnier iPads and flashy big-screen iMac are sleek and stunning. But the tech giant is making a bigger strategic bet with next week's launch of Apple Pay — the mobile pay service aimed at turning your iPhone into your wallet. The service, which goes live Monday...

  • Biofuels plant harbinger of renewable fuel future

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A new biofuels plant in southwest Kansas represents the future of ethanol production in the United States, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said. The $500 million biorefinery in Hugoton is one of only three commercially sized plants in the country that use only plant waste,...

  • Groups appeal for release of license plate scans

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Advocacy groups have appealed a judge's ruling that denied them access to police records of license plate scans in Los Angeles, saying they are crucial to understanding the scope of government surveillance. The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California...

  • FBI director warns against cellphone encryption

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey warned in stark terms Thursday against the push by technology companies to encrypt smartphone data and operating systems, arguing that murder cases could be stalled, suspects could walk free and justice could be thwarted by a locked phone or an...

  • iPhone glass maker to cut 727 jobs in Arizona

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A manufacturer of sapphire glass that Apple Inc. uses in iPhones plans to eliminate 727 jobs at an Arizona plant. GT Advanced Technologies filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week. The company on Thursday announced its layoff plans for the Mesa plant as required...

  • Arguments made in ex-dictator's suit against game

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani cited his own experience as a public figure while arguing Thursday that a lawsuit by disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega against video game maker Activision should be dismissed. Noriega sued the gaming giant in July...

  • Google's 3Q earnings fall as expenses climb 30 pct

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's third-quarter earnings slipped as the Internet search leader hired nearly 3,000 more employees while pouring more money into its zest for innovation and quest for new markets. The results announced Thursday fell below analyst estimates, causing Google's stock to...

  • AMD cutting 7 percent of workforce

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    AMD says it will cut 7 percent of its global workforce in an effort to improve its profitability. The Sunnyvale, California-based chipmaker has been dealing with weaker revenue and profits for some time and posted third-quarter results Thursday that missed market expectations. The company...

  • Apple shows off new gadgets, but Pay is bigger bet

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple showed off thinner iPads and a new iMac with a high-resolution display on Thursday. Sleek and stunning, yes, but not likely to spark the next iRevolution. The tech giant's bigger strategic bet is that mobile pay service Apple Pay, debuting Monday, will be the next...

  • APPLE LIVE: iPad Air 2, Apple Pay, new Macs debut

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. The iPad Air 2, at 6.1 millimeters "thin," also adds many of the features previously available on iPhones. That includes...

  • Netflix and Baker Hughes are big market movers

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Chesapeake Energy Corp., up $3.02 to $20.79 The energy company is selling drilling assets in West Virginia and Pennsylvania to Southwestern Energy Co....

  • Review: Macs, mobile unite with Yosemite system

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — If you've upgraded your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8, the new software update for Mac computers will seem familiar. The Yosemite update to Apple's OS X system, available as a free download starting Thursday, adds several features to bring the Mac in line with last month's...

  • Russian man: not guilty to new hacking charges

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    SEATTLE (AP) — A Russian man accused of hacking into U.S. businesses pleaded not guilty Thursday to new charges filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office. Roman Seleznev's new lawyer, Steven Fogg, also told the federal judge that they "object to the manner in which Mr. Seleznev was brought into the...

  • Revealed: how Whisper app tracks ‘anonymous’ users

    Published: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    The company behind Whisper, the social media app that promises users anonymity and claims to be the “the safest place on the internet”, is tracking the location of its users, including some who have specifically asked not to be followed. The practice of monitoring the whereabouts of Whisper...

  • Apple's iPad Air 2 has anti-reflective coating, a first for a tablet: Philip Schiller, SR VP

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple's iPad Air 2 has anti-reflective coating, a first for a tablet: Philip Schiller, SR VP.

  • Apple unveils iPad Air 2, the world's thinnest tablet at 6.1 mm "thin"

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple unveils iPad Air 2, the world's thinnest tablet at 6.

  • Netflix shares sink on subscriber woes

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Netflix Inc. shares sank Thursday on slower subscriber growth and fears of increased competition ahead. The world's largest Internet video service provider said late Wednesday that its subscriber growth for the third quarter lagged well below management forecasts and it pointed to a recent $1 a...

  • Apple unveils iPad Air 2 at launch event

    FROM NATIONAL REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Read coverage below of Thursday's Apple event in Cupertino, California, where the company unveiled a new iPad.

  • CBS debuts stand-alone streaming service

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — CBS is jumping on the cord-cutting bandwagon, launching a stand-alone digital streaming service for $5.99 a month that will offer subscribers access to its current and older shows. The news comes a day after HBO said it plans to offer a streaming-only service next year....

  • Bites of Apple: What to Expect From iPad Event Today

    Published: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Just five weeks after unveiling the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus , Apple will hold another event Thursday, says NBC News, this time, expect iPads and iMacs to take center stage. As usual, Apple's invitation for the October 16 event -- which will start at 10 a.m. PT in San Francisco -- was short on...

  • Image of Asia: Walking apples and a phone in China

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    In this photo by Ng Han Guan, performance artist Han Bing drags an iPhone and his friend Hui Li drags a string of apples in a shopping district where an Apple retail store is located in Beijing. Passersby stared at the performance, some snapping pictures, before security guards escorted the...



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