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  • Texas appeals court dismisses revenge porn law

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas appeals court says a state law that punishes those who post intimate images from previous or current relationships online without consent is unconstitutional. The 12th Court of Appeals in Tyler ruled Wednesday that the revenge porn law violates the U.S. Constitution by restricting expression based on the content of […]
  • UK teen gets 2 years for targeting CIA chief’s phone, email

    LONDON (AP) — A British teenager has been sentenced to two years in a youth detention center for compromising the email and phone accounts of senior U.S. government officials in what a judge called acts of “cyber-terrorism.” Prosecutors say Kane Gamble conned call centers during 2015-16 into revealing information that got him into the accounts […]
  • Audit clears Facebook despite Cambridge Analytica leaks

    NEW YORK (AP) — An audit of Facebook’s privacy practices for the Federal Trade Commission found no problems even though the company knew at the time that a data-mining firm improperly obtained private data from millions of users — raising questions about the usefulness of such audits. Facebook agreed to outside audits every two years […]
  • Slumping tech companies weigh on US stocks

    A steep slide in technology companies weighed on U.S. stocks Friday, pulling the market lower for the second day in a row. Losses among retailers, packaged food and beverage makers and other consumer goods companies also helped weigh down the market. Banks rose as bond yields continued to climb, reflecting increasing investor concerns of higher […]
  • Markets Right Now: Slumping tech stocks weigh on US indexes

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. A slump in big technology stocks helped pull U.S. indexes lower on Wall Street, extending the market’s modest losses from a day earlier. Apple lost 4.1 percent Friday, its third loss in a row. Health care stocks and consumer […]
  • SunTrust says ex-worker may have stolen data on 1.5M clients

    NEW YORK (AP) — SunTrust Banks Inc. says accounts for 1.5 million clients could be compromised following a potential case of data theft. The Atlanta bank said Friday that a former employee may have stolen the data and an investigation is ongoing. Compromised information could include names, addresses, phone numbers and account balances. SunTrust says […]
  • As doors close in the US, China’s Huawei shifts to Europe

    SHENZHEN, China (AP) — As trade disputes simmer, Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, the No. 3 smartphone brand, is shifting its growth efforts toward Europe and Asia in the face of mounting obstacles in the U.S. market. Shenzhen-based Huawei, the world’s largest maker of telecoms equipment, has long coveted access to the U.S. but recently laid […]
  • Army considers 15 cities for home of new Futures Command

    The Army says it’s considering 15 cities for the headquarters of its planned Futures Command , which will keep track of emerging technology and innovations that could be used in warfighting. The Army notified the cities this week and asked for detailed information. The contenders are Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Boston; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Houston; Los […]
  • Cybersecurity expert’s case delayed as new details emerge

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The case of British cybersecurity expert once heralded as a hero for stopping the WannaCry worldwide computer virus was delayed Thursday to allow his attorneys more time to prepare arguments on why a judge should suppress statements he made after his arrest for allegedly creating software to steal banking passwords. Marcus Hutchins, […]
  • 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 ads. If signed by Gov. […]