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BRUSSELS | Facebook chief to face EU questions over user data scandal

BRUSSELS — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faces senior European Union lawmakers later Tuesday to answer questions about a scandal over the alleged misuse of the data of millions of Facebook users. In testimony to be broadcast live, Zuckerberg will be questioned by leaders of the European Parliament’s main party groups and committees. Zuckerberg testified last … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Facebook chief to face EU questions over user data scandal

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Jupiter’s backward-flying asteroid from another star system

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Just months after the discovery of our first known interstellar visitor, it turns out there’s another asteroid from yet another star system residing here in plain view. Scientists reported Monday that this interstellar resident is an asteroid sharing Jupiter’s orbit but circling in the opposite direction. They say the asteroid, known … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Jupiter’s backward-flying asteroid from another star system

BRUSSELS | Zuckerberg meeting with EU parliament leaders to be webcast

BRUSSELS — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to have his meeting Tuesday with the leaders of the European parliament about data privacy be broadcast publicly through web streaming. The evening meeting with leaders of the political groups and a justice and civil rights expert was long expected to be private. But many in the … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Zuckerberg meeting with EU parliament leaders to be webcast

DETROIT  | AP FACT CHECK: Tesla safety claims aren’t quite right

DETROIT  — For years, Tesla has boasted that its cars and SUVs are safer than other vehicles on the roads, and CEO Elon Musk doubled down on the claims in a series of tweets this week. The electric vehicles are under intense scrutiny from federal investigators, who have been looking into post-crash battery fires and … Continue reading DETROIT  | AP FACT CHECK: Tesla safety claims aren’t quite right

SAN FRANCISCO  | Uber shifts policy for alleged sexual misconduct on service

SAN FRANCISCO  — Uber’s ride-hailing service will give its U.S. passengers and drivers more leeway to pursue claims of sexual misconduct, its latest attempt to shed its reputation for brushing aside bad behavior. The shift announced Tuesday will allow riders and drivers to file allegations of rape, sexual assault and harassment in courts and mediation, … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO  | Uber shifts policy for alleged sexual misconduct on service

Tech leaders to seek more focus on AI at White House summit

Top U.S. tech executives and researchers want the Trump administration to invest more in artificial intelligence and craft policies they hope will strengthen the economy without displacing jobs. Tech giants such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft as well as retailers, banks, drugmakers, carmakers and food companies are participating at a White House event Thursday … Continue reading Tech leaders to seek more focus on AI at White House summit

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. | The Latest: Google adding augmented reality feature to Maps

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — The Latest on Google’s at its annual developers conference (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Google is introducing a navigation system feature with its Google Maps app that uses augmented reality to help guide people to their destination. When Google Maps users pull up directions, they can look through their camera in … Continue reading MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. | The Latest: Google adding augmented reality feature to Maps

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. | The Latest: Google unveils Gmail autocomplete feature

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — The Latest on Google’s at its annual developers conference (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Google is introducing an autocomplete feature in its Gmail email service. The feature called “smart compose” uses machine learning to offer suggested ways to finish sentences users start typing. For example, “I haven’t seen you” might be … Continue reading MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. | The Latest: Google unveils Gmail autocomplete feature