NEW YORK | Twitter’s Alex Jones ban: Blip in sea of abuse?

NEW YORK — Twitter’s decision to permanently ban conspiracy-slinger Alex Jones shows it’s serious about enforcing…

NEW YORK | Twitter’s ban of Alex Jones raises questions on consistency

NEW YORK  — Twitter’s permanent ban of conspiracy-monger Alex Jones on Thursday again underscored the difficulty…

AP EXPLAINS: How Google search results work

Political leanings don’t factor into Google’s search algorithm. But the authoritativeness of page links that the…

Facebook uncovers new global misinformation operations

Facebook has identified and banned hundreds of accounts, groups and pages engaged in misleading political behavior,…

Facebook takes down 652 accounts linked to Russia, Iran

Facebook has identified and banned more accounts engaged in misleading political behavior ahead of the U.S.…

SAN FRANCISCO | More than 1,000 Google workers protest censored China search

SAN FRANCISCO — More than a thousand Google employees have signed a letter protesting the company’s…

APNewsBreak: Google clarifies location-tracking policy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google clarified how it tracks users even if they’ve disabled a “location…

SAN FRANCISCO | Google clarifies it tracks users who pause location history

SAN FRANCISCO— Google has changed a help page that erroneously described how its “Location History” setting…

Facebook | Social media plays whack-a-mole with Russia interference

Facebook is spending heavily to avoid a repeat of the Russian interference that played out on…

SAN FRANCISCO | A robotic hand can juggle a cube _ with lots of training

SAN FRANCISCO — How long does it take for a robotic hand to learn to juggle…

BRUSSELS | EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile practices

BRUSSELS  — European regulators came down hard on another U.S. tech giant Wednesday, fining Google a…

NEW YORK | APNewsBreak: Twitter suspended 58 million accounts in 4Q

NEW YORK — Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months…

SAN FRANCISCO | Why is Facebook keen on robots? It’s just the future of AI

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook announced several new hires of top academics in the field of artificial…

NEW YORK | YouTube aims to crack down on fake news, support journalism

NEW YORK — Google’s YouTube says it is taking several steps to ensure the veracity of…

SAN FRANCISCO | Google pledges not to use AI for weapons or surveillance

SAN FRANCISCO — Google pledged Thursday that it will not use artificial intelligence in applications related…

SAN JOSE, Calif | New iPhone features to include ways to use it less

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Apple introduced new controls for limiting how much time customers spend…

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. | Google to showcase AI advances at its big conference

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google is likely to again put artificial intelligence in the spotlight at…

SAN JOSE, Calif. | Zuckerberg pledges to ‘keep building’ in no-apology address

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — With a smile that suggested the hard part of an “intense…

WASHINGTON | Zuckerberg: Regulation ‘inevitable’ for social media firms

WASHINGTON|  April 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged that regulation of social media companies is…

MENIFEE, Calif. | YouTube shooter’s bizarre videos key to suspected motive

MENIFEE, Calif. |April 4, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The woman whom police say shot three people at YouTube’s…

MENIFEE, Calif. | Police: YouTube shooter was calm in interview before attack

MENIFEE, Calif.  |April 4, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Just hours before she shot and wounded three people at…

SAN BRUNO, Calif | YouTube shooter was questioned before attack, found calm

SAN BRUNO, Calif.| April 4, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Just hours before she shot and wounded three people…

SAN BRUNO, Calif. | Woman shoots 3, self at YouTube in possible domestic dispute

SAN BRUNO, Calif. |April 3, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)A woman opened fire with a handgun Tuesday in a…

Facebook’s recurring nightmare: Helping muddy up elections

MENLO PARK, Calif. /March 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Facebook has a problem it just can’t kick:…

Trump blocks Broadcom takeover bid for Qualcomm

WASHINGTON/March 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —President Donald Trump blocked Singapore chipmaker Broadcom from pursuing a hostile takeover…

Twitter CEO asks for help on ‘civility’; YouTube stumbles

/March 1, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is asking for help improving the openness…

Site says YouTube dinged it for slamming shooting survivors

/February 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Infowars, a conspiracy website that suggested survivors of the Florida school…

Apple apologizes for secretly slowing older iPhones

SAN FRANCISCO/December 29, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) –  Apple apologized for secretly slowing down older iPhones, a move…

Schmidt resigning as exec chair at Google parent Alphabet

MENLO PARK, Calif. /December 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Google’s one-time “adult supervisor” is getting closer to…