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Digital maps are a modern marvel - until they're hijacked

For centuries, people have relied on maps to figure out where they are and where they're going. But today's digital maps — seemingly more precise than ever —aren't always as dependable as they appear....

Twitter's Alex Jones ban: Blip in sea of abuse?

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter's decision to permanently ban conspiracy-slinger Alex Jones shows it's serious about enforcing its policy against abuse. But it has a long way to go. Along wi...

Twitter's ban of Alex Jones raises questions on consistency

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter's permanent ban of conspiracy-monger Alex Jones on Thursday again underscored the difficulty many social-media services face in trying to consistently apply their rules against...

Facebook uncovers new global misinformation operations

Facebook has identified and banned hundreds of accounts, groups and pages engaged in misleading political behavior, a far larger discovery than a "sophisticated" effort it reported three weeks ago wit...

More than 1,000 Google workers protest censored China search

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than a thousand Google employees have signed a letter protesting the company's secretive plan to build a search engine that would comply with Chinese censorship. ...

Google clarifies it tracks users who pause location history

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has changed a help page that erroneously described how its "Location History" setting works, clarifying for users that it still tracks their location even if they turn the ...

AP Exclusive: Google watches your movements, like it or not

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation found that m...

AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation shows that using Google services on Android devices and ...

AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation found that m...

Apple shares rise on 3Q jump in average price of iPhones

Apple made more money from higher priced iPhones in the latest quarter, even as unit sales were relatively unchanged. Shares of Apple rose nearly 3 percent Tuesday after it reported ...

A robotic hand can juggle a cube _ with lots of training

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — How long does it take for a robotic hand to learn to juggle a cube? About 100 years. That's how much virtual computing time it took researchers...

EU ruling against Google opens 'opportunity,' rival says

BRUSSELS (AP) — European regulators' latest swipe at the dominance of U.S. tech giant Google could open new opportunities for rivals in search and web browsers — that is, if handset manufacturers deci...

Why is Facebook keen on robots? It's just the future of AI

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is announcing several academic hires in artificial intelligence, including Carnegie Mellon researcher Jessica Hodgins, who's known for her work making animated figures mo...

Google prepping its Duplex bot for a summer rollout

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — When Google first introduced its phone-calling digital concierge Duplex in May, some thought it sounded too human. Others worried that it would secretly record calls with ...

Don't trust the tech giants? You likely rely on them anyway

NEW YORK (AP) — If technology giants like Facebook, Google and Amazon face a common threat to their dominance, it probably lies in a single word: trust. These companies have woven th...