Maryland bill seeks transparency in online political ads

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — In the wake of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, Maryland is close to enacting a law that some experts say would set a new standard for how states deal with foreign interference in local elections and increase overall transparency in online political…

Social media helps fuel teacher activism across the country

PHOENIX (AP) — The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories….

Musk’s LA transport tunnel proposal takes step forward

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A committee of the Los Angeles City Council has approved an environmental review exemption for a tunnel that Elon Musk wants to dig to test a novel underground transportation system….

Teacher uprisings harness social media in fight for funding

PHOENIX (AP) — The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories….

Amazon’s reveals its Prime service has 100 million members

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amazon has persuaded more than 100 million shoppers to subscribe to its Prime service that offers free two-day shipping and other perks that help bind people to the company and its ever-expanding empire….

Team backed by Microsoft co-founder locates USS Helena wreck

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Microsoft co-founder's mission to locate sunken warships in the South Pacific has chalked up another victory with the discovery of the USS Helena nearly 75 years after it was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in the waters off the Solomon Islands, reviving stories of the battle-tested…

Iceland: Bitcoin heist suspect has likely fled to Sweden

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A man suspected of masterminding the theft of about 600 computers used to mine bitcoins and other virtual currencies has likely fled to Sweden after breaking out of a prison in Iceland, officials said Wednesday….

Facebook adds privacy settings to comply with European rules

LONDON (AP) — Facebook is enhancing privacy safeguards for users around the world as it complies with new European rules designed to make it easier for consumers to give and withdraw consent for the use of their data….

Online charter school heads back to court in funding case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio online charter school that was one of the nation's largest before it suspended operations amid a legal fight with the state is filing another appeal with the Ohio Supreme Court….

TaskRabbit offline after security breach

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — TaskRabbit says it's investigating a cybersecurity incident that has caused it to shut down its online on-demand services platform….

Waze causing LA traffic headaches, city council member says

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles should consider legal action against Waze over complaints that the traffic navigation app is recklessly guiding motorists off thoroughfares and into residential neighborhoods in search of shorter or quicker routes, a city council member said Tuesday….

Russia denies ‘feeble’ US, UK charges of internet tampering

Russia denied accusations from the United States and Britain that its agents have planted malware on key components of the internet to spy on rivals, steal trade and potentially launch cyberattacks….

Cambridge Analytica ex-CEO refuses to testify in UK

LONDON (AP) — Cambridge Analytica's ex-CEO, Alexander Nix, has refused to testify before the U.K. Parliament's media committee, citing British authorities' investigation into his former company's alleged misuse of data from millions of Facebook accounts in political campaigns….

San Francisco to require permits for rental scooters

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is ordering three companies that began renting motorized foot-pedal scooters in the city last month to stop operating until they can ensure riders are obeying state laws and that the devices are not a hazard to the public….

Web’s inventor discusses digital monopolies, privacy threats

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tim Berners-Lee gave away the technology that he used to invent the World Wide Web, so it's not surprising that he's worried about the current state of the internet as Google, Facebook and Amazon become increasingly dominant in the digital world….

Web’s inventor discusses digital monopolies, privacy threats

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tim Berners-Lee gave away the technology that he used to invent the World Wide Web, so it's not surprising that he's worried about the current state of the internet as Google, Facebook and Amazon become increasingly dominant in the digital world….

UK academic says data firm helped Trump campaign spread fear

LONDON (AP) — A British propaganda expert who has studied Cambridge Analytica says the company helped Donald Trump's presidential campaign use false statements and anti-Muslim messages to spread fear and resentment in swing states Trump needed to win….

UK academic says data firm helped Trump campaign spread fear

LONDON (AP) — A British propaganda expert who has studied Cambridge Analytica says the company helped Donald Trump's presidential campaign use false statements and anti-Muslim messages to spread fear and resentment in swing states Trump needed to win….

NASA spacecraft aims to put mystery planets on galactic map

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Calling all planets that orbit around bright, nearby stars: NASA's new Tess spacecraft is looking to do a head count….

Facebook CEO didn’t have all the answers for Congress

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg often came across as one of the smartest people in the room as he jousted with U.S. lawmakers demanding to know how and why his company peers into the lives of its 2.2 billion users. But while some questions were elementary, others…

Canadian pharmacy fined $34 million for illegal imports

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An online pharmacy that bills itself as Canada's largest was fined $34 million Friday for importing counterfeit cancer drugs and other unapproved pharmaceuticals into the United States, a sentence that one advocacy group called too light for such a heinous crime….

How Facebook ads target you

NEW YORK (AP) — If you want to tailor a Facebook ad to a single user out of its universe of 2.2 billion, you could….

Canadian pharmacy fined $34 million for illegal imports

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An online pharmacy that bills itself as Canada's largest was fined $34 million Friday for importing counterfeit cancer drugs and other unapproved pharmaceuticals into the United States, a sentence that one advocacy group called too light for such a heinous crime….

Video: YouTube shooter tells police she won’t hurt anyone

Police video made public Friday shows officers talking to a woman in her car hours before she opened fire at YouTube's headquarters in Northern California and telling them she has no intention of hurting herself or others….

Video: YouTube shooter tells police she won’t hurt anyone

Newly released police video shows officers talking to a woman in her car hours before she opened fire at YouTube's California headquarters. She tells them she has no intention of hurting herself or others….

How Facebook ads target you

NEW YORK (AP) — If you want to tailor a Facebook ad to a single user out of its universe of 2.2 billion, you could….

Russian court blocks popular messaging app in privacy row

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Friday ordered that a popular messaging app, Telegram, be blocked after the company rejected to share encryption data with authorities….

Russian court blocks popular messaging app in privacy row

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Friday ordered the blocking of a popular messaging app, Telegram, after it rejected to share its encryption data with authorities….

Bovines online: Farmers are using AI to help monitor cows

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Is the world ready for cows armed with artificial intelligence?…

Driverless cars give hope to blind – are automakers onboard?

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — In 2012, Steve Mahan, who is blind, climbed into the driver's seat of a self-driving car and rolled up to the drive-thru of a Taco Bell in a video that's been viewed more than 8 million times online….