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Eagles' Don Henley asks Congress to change copyright lawEagles songwriter Don Henley is urging Congress to “Take It to the Limit” to protect artists against online pirating
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. A tech-focused civil liberties group on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, sued to block President Donald Trump's executive order that seeks to regulate social media, saying it violates the First Amendment and chills speech. Trump's order, signed in late May, could allow more lawsuits against internet companies like Twitter and Facebook for what their users post, tweet and stream. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Tech-rights group sues Trump to stop social-media orderA tech-focused civil liberties group has sued to block President Donald Trump’s executive order that sought to regulate social media, saying it violates the First Amendment and chills speech
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this April 23, 2020 file photo, members of the Vermont House of Representatives convene in a Zoom video conference for its first full parliamentary online session in Montpelier, Vt. Zoom Video Communications is rapidly emerging as the latest internet gold mine as millions of people flock to its conferencing service to see colleagues, friends and family while tethered to their homes during the pandemic. The release Tuesday, June 2, 2020 of the once-obscure company's financial results for the February-April period provided a window into the astronomical growth that has turned it into a Wall Street star.  (Wilson Ring/Zoom via AP, File)
Zoom booms as pandemic drives millions to its video serviceZoom Video Communications is rapidly emerging as the latest internet gold mine as millions of people flock to its conferencing service to see colleagues, friends and family while tethered to their homes during the pandemic
The Associated Press3 hours ago
CEO of Swedish telecom giant Ericsson, Borje Ekholm talks to the media after presenting the company's 2019 full year result at the Ericsson headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, on Friday Jan. 24, 2020. (Fredrik Sandberg / TT via AP)
Bell, Telus give 5G contracts to Europeans, Huawei shut out Two of Canada’s three major telecommunication companies have announced they’ve decided not to use Chinese tech giant Huawei for their next-generation 5G wireless network
The Associated Press3 hours ago
French Digital Affairs junior minister Cedric O demonstrates how to use the French app StopCovid meant to trace the virus' future spread on during an interview with the Associated Press in Paris, Friday, May 29, 2020. . France is the first major democracy to roll out such an app, and many people fear it invades their privacy. (AP Photo/Masha Macpherson)
French virus tracing app goes live amid debate over privacyFrance is rolling out an official coronavirus contact-tracing app aimed at containing fresh outbreaks as lockdown restrictions gradually ease
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Another High-Profile Republican Hit With Twitter FlagTwitter slapped a warning label on a tweet from another high-profile Republican on Monday. This time it was Rep. Matt Gaetz, a congressman from Florida whom Politico refers to as "one of President Donald Trump’s fiercest allies." After Trump said the US would declare antifa a terrorist organization , Gaetz tweeted...
Newser16 hours ago
In this May 7, 2018, photo, CCTV cameras are installed over a road in Moscow, Russia. After two coronavirus cases were reported in February, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin authorized facial recognition software to track Chinese nationals in the capital, drawing complaints from human rights groups. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Virus-tracking app angers thousands in Moscow with finesA smartphone app designed to track Moscow's quarantined coronavirus patients was rolled out by city officials in early April, but complaints about it have mushroomed
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Amid Protests, a New No.1 in the App StoreEven the App Store is reflecting what's going on in America right now. On Monday the most popular paid app was 5-0 Radio Police Scanner. That version costs $5. A less robust free version is currently No. 3 among unpaid apps—ahead of the likes of TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, and...
Newser1 day ago
Tesla and SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk talks with President Donald Trump speaks after viewing the SpaceX flight to the International Space Station, at Kennedy Space Center, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
AP FACT CHECK: Trump claim of saving space program off basePresident Donald Trump is making claims on space that are off course from reality
The Associated Press1 day ago
Facebook Workers Rebel Over Policy on Trump PostsIn contrast to Twitter's new policy, Facebook has taken a hands-off approach to dealing with President Trump's posts—and it has caused a backlash that some employees say is the biggest challenge to Mark Zuckerberg's leadership in the company's history. With most Facebook employees working from home, some are staging...
Newser1 day ago
Publishers sue Internet Archive over scanning of booksFour of the country’s biggest publishers have sued a digital library for copyright infringement
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this image provided by NASA, the SpaceX Dragon crew capsule, with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Robert Behnken aboard, docks with the International Space Station Sunday, May 31, 2020. It was the first time a privately built and owned spacecraft carried astronauts to the orbiting lab in its nearly 20 years.   (NASA TV via AP)
SpaceX captures the flag, beating Boeing in cosmic contest The first astronauts launched by SpaceX have captured the flag left behind at the International Space Station nearly a decade ago by the last crew to launch from the U.S. NASA astronaut Doug Hurley showed off the flag Monday, a day after arriving at the orbiting outpost
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Oct. 25, 2019 photo Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Paley Center in New York. Facebook employees are using Twitter to register their frustration over Zuckerberg's decision to leave up posts by President Donald Trump that suggested protesters in Minneapolis could be shot. On Monday, June 1, 2020 Facebook employees staged a virtual “walkout” to protest the company's decision not to touch the Trump posts according to a report in the New York Times, which cited anonymous senior employees at Facebook. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
With rare candor, employees protest Facebook's Trump policyFacebook employees are using Twitter to register their frustration over CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to leave up posts by President Donald Trump that suggested protesters in Minneapolis could be shot
The Associated Press1 day ago
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