NATO researchers: Social media failing to stop manipulation

LONDON (AP) — Social media companies are failing to stop manipulated activity, according to a report Friday by NATO-affiliated researchers who said they were easily able to buy tens of thousands of li...

Hong Konger complains to UK about China TV forced confession

LONDON (AP) — A former British Consulate employee in Hong Kong who says he was detained and tortured by Chinese police for information on protesters complained on Wednesday to U.K. regulators that Chi...

Ready student one? Universities launch degrees in esports

LONDON (AP) — On their first week in class, a group of students is playing a first-person shooter video game in a sleek new digital studio. It's their introduction to the degree in esports they've all...

Big Tech's 'nemesis' in EU gets new term - and more power

LONDON (AP) — The European Union's competition chief is getting a new term - with expanded powers - in a move that underlines how the bloc's battle to regulate big tech companies is only just beginnin...

UK plan to control online porn is watched as test case

LONDON (AP) — The global push to more tightly regulate the internet and big tech firms is spreading to one of the web's biggest and least visible corners: porn. The British governmen...

Wimbledon reworks AI tech to reduce bias in game highlights

LONDON (AP) — Efforts to make artificial intelligence fairer now extend to Wimbledon's courts. The All England Club, which hosts the famed British tennis event, is adding technology ...

Europe shows challenges for US regulators targeting Big Tech

LONDON (AP) — As U.S. authorities prepare to investigate Silicon Valley's digital giants, they'll look for inspiration — and warnings — from Europe, where regulators have led global efforts to rein in...

New Samsung handset: Innovation hinges on folding screen

LONDON (AP) — When Samsung said this year it would launch a smartphone with a folding screen, the big question was whether the innovation was something people actually wanted or needed. ...

Grassroots tech group takes startup approach to fight Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Software engineers, entrepreneurs and product managers huddle in small groups, brainstorming ideas and scrawling thoughts onto Post-it Notes on a wall. The project leader exhorts them to...

Facebook says no one flagged NZ mosque shooting livestream

LONDON (AP) — Facebook says none of the 200 or so people who watched live video of the New Zealand mosque shooting flagged it to moderators, underlining the challenge tech companies face in policing v...

Facebook's vision of future? Looks like Chinese app WeChat

LONDON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is taking the social media company in a new direction by focusing on messaging. Chinese tech giant Tencent got there years ago with its app WeChat. ...

Huawei opens Brussels security lab in bid to reassure EU

BRUSSELS (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei is opening a cybersecurity lab in Brussels as it tries to win over European leaders in its fight against U.S. allegations that it poses a national security ri...

US-China battle over Huawei comes to head at tech show

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei takes center stage Monday at the world's biggest mobile industry trade fair, as it wages a geopolitical battle with the U.S. over its role in next-gen...

EU's Vestager, Silicon Valley nemesis, doesn't shy from tech

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The European Union's competition commissioner, Margarethe Vestager, has made her name challenging Silicon Valley tech companies. But the Danish politician isn't exactly a lu...

EU's antitrust cop lays groundwork for more tech scrutiny

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Silicon Valley's notorious nemesis, Margrethe Vestager, plans to end her term as the European Union's antitrust enforcer this year with a bang, laying out a long-term plan t...