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  • New Zealand leader says no final decision on using Huawei

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Tuesday that no final decision has been made on whether Huawei equipment can be used in a planned network upgrade. New Zealand’s international spy agency in November stopped mobile company Spark from using the equipment in its planned 5G upgrade, saying it posed […]
  • Group at MIT wants a celebration for a new college canceled

    BOSTON (AP) — Some students and professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are asking the university to cancel celebrations for a new computing center. The Boston Globe reported Monday that 18 students, alumni and faculty published an opinion piece in The Tech , an MIT student publication. The Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing, […]
  • Amazon aims to cut its carbon footprint

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, which ships millions of packages a year to shopper’s doorsteps, says it wants to be greener. The online retail giant announced plans Monday to make half of all its shipments carbon neutral by 2030. To reach that goal, the online retail giant says it will use more renewable energy like […]
  • Berlin to get single travel app for public, private services

    BERLIN (AP) — Travelers in Berlin will soon be able to use a single app to switch seamlessly between public transport, rental bikes, car-sharing and taxis without signing up for each service individually, officials said Monday. Lithuanian startup Trafi said Berlin will be the first major European capital to get a transport app that handles […]
  • For sake of pupils’ pupils, China to ban homework on apps

    BEIJING (AP) — An eastern Chinese province plans to ban teachers from assigning homework to be completed on cellphone apps as part of efforts to preserve students’ eyesight. Zhejiang province issued a draft regulation last week and is seeking public comment. It is one of several provinces considering such measures. Along with barring app-based homework […]
  • Australia blames ‘state actor’ for hacking political parties

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A “sophisticated state actor” was behind a cyberattack on the Australian Parliament’s computing network that also affected the network used by major political parties, the prime minister said Monday. Prime Minister Scott Morrison did not identify the state behind what he described as a “malicious intrusion” on Feb. 8. A joint […]
  • Unicorns are real: Tech baffles Indonesian candidate

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s presidential candidates debated some of the most pressing issues facing the world’s third-largest democracy: dilapidated infrastructure, struggling farmers, forest fires — and unicorns. When President Joko Widodo, who is seeking a second term, asked challenger Prabowo Subianto about his policies for supporting unicorns — tech start-up companies worth at least […]
  • ‘Digital gangsters’: UK wants tougher rules for Facebook

    LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that calls for tougher rules to keep Facebook and other tech firms from acting like “digital gangsters” and intentionally violating data privacy and competition laws. The report on fake news and disinformation on social media sites followed an 18-month investigation by Parliament’s influential media committee. […]
  • Return to sender: High court to hear undeliverable mail case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitch Hungerpiller thought he had a first-class solution for mail that gets returned as undeliverable, a common problem for businesses that send lots of letters. But the process he helped develop and built his small Alabama technology company around has resulted in a more than decadelong fight with the U.S. Postal Service, […]
  • Former coal-fired power plant is demolished in Germany

    BERLIN (AP) — A long-shut coal-fired power plant in western Germany has been demolished with the help of more than 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of explosives. The former Knepper power station on the outskirts of Dortmund was brought down in two explosions on Sunday. The first destroyed the main body of the plant and the […]