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U.S. Department of State News: WiSci Girls STEAM Camp in Georgia Begins August 12

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The fifth WiSci (Women in Science) Girls STEAM Camp will take place in Georgia, August 12-25, 2018. WiSci is a public-private partnership designed to expand opportunities for high school girls in science, technology, engineering, arts and design, and mathematics (STEAM).  The 2018 camp in Georgia … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: WiSci Girls STEAM Camp in Georgia Begins August 12

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 record $5 billion for forcing cellphone makers that use the company’s Android operating system to install Google search and browser apps. The European Union said Google’s practices restrict competition and reduce choices for consumers. While Google can easily afford … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile practices

PARIS | Long-hidden hackers unmasked by US special counsel

PARIS — On the morning of March 19, 2016, Den Katenberg ran a little test with big stakes. The previous week, Katenberg’s hacking crew had been bombarding the Hillary Clinton campaign’s email accounts with fake Google warnings, trying to get her Brooklyn-based staff to panic, enter their passwords and open their digital lives to Russia’s … Continue reading PARIS | Long-hidden hackers unmasked by US special counsel

SAN FRANCISCO | How Apple’s app store changed our world

SAN FRANCISCO — A decade ago, Apple opened a store peddling iPhone apps, unlocking the creativity of software developers and letting users truly make their mobile devices their own. The resulting explosion of phone apps — there are now more than 2 million for the iPhone alone — has changed daily life for billions of … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | How Apple’s app store changed our world

MOSCOW | Google says Google Documents is secure despite Russian issue

MOSCOW — Google said Thursday that its document writing tool Google Documents was secure even as Russian internet users discovered scores of files that appeared to be intended for private use. The Russian internet company Yandex said in a statement that some users contacted the company Wednesday to say that its public search engine was … Continue reading MOSCOW | Google says Google Documents is secure despite Russian issue

WASHINGTON | AT&T antitrust win may herald new wave of media mergers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brace yourself for a likely new era of media megamergers. AT&T’s victory over the government’s attempt to block its $85 billion takeover of Time Warner underscores just how much the way people watch — and pay for — TV has changed. It also highlights how corporate America wants to adapt to deal … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AT&T antitrust win may herald new wave of media mergers

NEW YORK | Technology gains drive Nasdaq composite to an all-time high

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose for the second consecutive day Monday with technology companies, retailers and household goods companies in the lead. Indexes of technology companies and smaller, more U.S.-focused companies both hit all-time highs. Major technology companies including Google’s parent company, Alphabet, made solid gains. Apple rose as it previewed new features … Continue reading NEW YORK | Technology gains drive Nasdaq composite to an all-time high

SAN FRANCISCO | Reports: Google won’t renew Pentagon contract to use AI

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google won’t renew a contract with the Pentagon that provides the company’s artificially intelligent algorithms to interpret video images and improve the targeting of drone strikes. That’s according to reports in Gizmodo, Buzzfeed, and The New York Times Friday. The reports said Google Cloud business head Diane Greene told employees of … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Reports: Google won’t renew Pentagon contract to use AI