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  • Tesla’s Musk says stress, overwork taking heavy toll

    Electric car maker Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk has admitted in a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times that stress is taking a heavy toll in what he calls an “excruciating year.” In the newspaper’s account of the interview, published Friday, Musk said he was working up to 120 hours a week and sometimes takes […]
  • 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. The letter calls on executives to review ethics and transparency at the company. The letter’s contents were confirmed by a Google employee who helped organize […]
  • Uber driver charged with assaulting woman in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Uber driver from San Francisco is accused of picking up a woman while off-duty and sexually assaulting her, police said Thursday. Kevin Barillas-Saballas, 30, was charged Thursday by the Alameda County district attorney’s office with sexual assault, sexual battery, kidnapping, imprisonment and criminal threats. Union City Police Lt. Steve Mendez […]
  • What Google changed in its location-tracking explanation

    Days after an AP investigation, Google has changed a help page that erroneously explained how its “Location History” setting works. The page now acknowledges that Google still tracks user location even if they turn the setting off. On Monday, The Associated Press revealed that several Google apps and websites store user location even if users […]
  • Little Leaguers connect with Translate, Fortnite, Facebook

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Outfielder Rolando Rodriguez from Panama heard a reporter’s question, but doesn’t speak English. So Georgia shortstop Tai Peete helped him out, pecking the words into Google Translate to ask about how young baseball players are sharing technology during the Little League World Series. “It was easier than expected,” Rodriguez said […]
  • Can Twitter change its ‘core’ and remain Twitter?

    NEW YORK (AP) — After long resisting change, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey wants to revamp the “core” of the service to fight rampant abuse and misinformation. But it’s not clear if changing that essence — how it rewards interactions and values popularity — would even work. Though Dorsey was scant on details, what is certain […]
  • APNewsBreak: Google clarifies location-tracking policy

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has revised an erroneous description on its website of how its “Location History” setting works, clarifying that it continues to track users even if they’ve disabled the setting. The change came three days after an Associated Press investigation revealed that several Google apps and websites store user location even if […]
  • US and Chile agree to cooperate on cyber security

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his Chilean counterpart have signed an agreement pledging closer cooperation in combating cyber threats. Mattis and Defense Minister Alberto Espina held a signing ceremony Thursday after meeting to discuss a range of security issues, including military exercises and cooperation in science and technology. Cyber defense […]
  • 4 Places to Find Last-Minute Scholarships

    Only a few weeks — or maybe even days — remain until college campuses reopen, but there may still be time to get a scholarship and reduce the amount of student loans you have to borrow. Here are four resources to find a scholarship to help pay for college before classes begin. 1. YOUR COLLEGE’S […]
  • ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies at 76

    NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” ”I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, “Respect,” and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, died Thursday at age 76 from pancreatic cancer. She died at her home in Detroit […]