Liz Weston: 4 tech tasks to keep your parents safer online

Tech 12/10/18, 12:24

All of us are vulnerable to fraud. But the ways some older people use technology can put them at higher risk.That's where you come in. When you're home for the holidays, or the next time you visit your folks, offer to help with a few tasks that can keep your ...

Media Guide: James series on ESPN+ looks at his friendships

Football 12/07/18, 19:14

LeBron James' first season with the Los Angeles Lakers has generated plenty of hoopla but not as much scrutiny as his signing with Miami in 2010 and move back to Cleveland in 2014. That's why it might be the perfect time for a series looking at the relationship between James ...

Hart’s fallout raises questions about Oscars, social media

Entertainment 12/07/18, 18:03

The dust is still settling from the fallout of comedian Kevin Hart's short stint as host of the 91st Academy Awards.Hart announced on Thursday night that he was bowing out of the gig after public outrage over old anti-gay tweets reached a tipping point.Faced with declining ratings and a critical ...

Hungary exempts pro-govt media firm from competition rules

Europe 12/05/18, 14:23

The creation in Hungary of a giant, pro-government media conglomerate will not have to be scrutinized by media or competition authorities.An order signed by Prime Minister Viktor Orban and published Wednesday in the official bulletin calls the merger affecting hundreds of broadcast, online and print publications of "national strategic importance ...

Facebook emails show how it sought to leverage user data

World 12/05/18, 12:02

A U.K. Parliament committee accused Facebook on Wednesday of cutting special deals with some advertisers to give them more access to data as it released 250 pages worth of documents on the tech giant's internal discussions about the value of users' personal information.Parliament's media committee seized confidential Facebook documents from ...

Cohen Media Group purchases Landmark Theatre chain

Business 12/04/18, 17:01

An Oscar-winning production and distribution company is getting into the movie theater business.Representatives from the Cohen Media Group say Tuesday the company has purchased Landmark Theatres, the nation's largest independent theater chain.Landmark Theatres has 252 screens in 27 cities and has been under the ownership of Todd Wagner and Mark ...

Dispute over UN migration pact fractures Belgian government

Europe 12/04/18, 15:48

Belgium's center-right government is fighting for its survival this week after the largest coalition party broke away from its three partners and said it would not back a global U.N.-backed migration pact.The right-wing N-VA party started a social media campaign against the migration pact Tuesday, more than two months after ...

Man City faces repercussions for misleading UEFA on finances

Soccer 12/04/18, 07:19

European soccer's leadership has an initial conclusion on leaked Manchester City correspondence: The club has been misleading UEFA over its finances.With the power to ban clubs from the Champions League, the consequences from UEFA could be severe for the Premier League champions.UEFA discovered from reading internal emails from City, which ...

Media: French PM to announce delay to fuel tax hikes

World 12/04/18, 03:06

French media say Prime Minister Edouard Philippe will announce a suspension of fuel tax hikes in an effort to appease a protest movement that has radicalized.Ambulance workers block the bridge leading the National Assembly, background, in Paris, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Ambulance workers took to the streets and gathered close ...

Nexstar offers just over $4B for Tribune Media

Texas 12/03/18, 10:36

Nexstar offering to buy Chicago's Tribune Media for about $4 billion Monday, four months after the collapse of a similar bid from Sinclair Broadcast Group.The deal would make Nexstar, whose stations reach nearly 39 percent of all U.S. television households, the biggest operator of local TV stations in the U.S. ...

West Texas gallery challenges artists to submit tiny art

Texas 12/02/18, 10:45

Big fans of unusual art may have to squint in order to check out 120 pieces of tiny artwork in West Texas.An exhibit called "Tiny Art!" is running through Dec. 22 at the 1818 Arthouse, a gallery in Snyder, the Abilene Reporter-News reports."This show is literally about small artwork, the ...

Israeli police recommend indicting Netanyahu in telecom case

World 12/02/18, 05:18

Israeli police on Sunday recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on bribery charges related to a corruption case involving Israel's telecom giant, prompting immediate calls for his resignation.Police say their investigation has established an evidentiary foundation to charge Netanyahu and his wife Sara with accepting bribes, fraud and breach of ...

Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra post wedding on social media

Entertainment 12/01/18, 16:16

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra posted photos of their wedding celebration Saturday amid reports that the couple had wed after a four-month courtship.While the couple didn't say they were officially married — Indian weddings are typically dayslong affairs — they both posted festive pictures of themselves on social media and ...

To encourage more use, Instagram to allow sharing with fewer

Tech 11/30/18, 05:37

Keep your friends close ... and your close friends closer?Instagram is adding a feature to make it easier to share photos and videos with fewer folks.Called Close Friends, the new feature lets users share Stories — photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours — with people they put on ...

Mayweather, DJ Khaled settle over digital coin promotions

Entertainment 11/29/18, 20:34

Federal regulators said Thursday that boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and music producer DJ Khaled are paying a total $750,000 to settle charges they failed to disclose payments they received for promoting investments in digital-currency securities.The Securities and Exchange Commission said the cases are its first involving charges for violating rules ...

Indonesian investigators say doomed Lion Air jet ‘airworthy’

World 11/29/18, 04:02

Investigators of the Oct. 28 crash of a Lion Air flight into the Java Sea say the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft was deemed airworthy when it made its final takeoff from Jakarta.The officials summoned reporters Thursday to refute reports on a news conference the day before where some media reported ...

Huge pro-government media conglomerate formed in Hungary

Europe 11/28/18, 11:14

The owners of a vast majority of Hungary's pro-government media outlets are donating their companies to a foundation, creating a huge right-wing media conglomerate.The Central European Press and Media Foundation's assets will include cable news channels, internet news portals, tabloid and sports newspapers and all of Hungary's county newspapers and ...

US ambassador angers Poles with letter to prime minister

Europe 11/27/18, 10:34

The U.S. ambassador to Poland has triggered anger on social media with a letter allegedly sent to the prime minister that takes his government to task over its treatment of a U.S.-owned independent television station.The letter on embassy letterhead and signed by Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher circulated in Polish media Tuesday. ...

Film on Roger Ailes looks at creator of ‘outrage factory’

Entertainment 11/27/18, 10:24

Roger Ailes might not always have been a household name during his time at Fox News, but many media commentators believe he changed the TV landscape forever. As the architect of the conservative cable news channel, Ailes created a beacon for what he deemed as an underserved news market. Now the ...

UK parliament seizes confidential Facebook documents

Europe 11/26/18, 09:24

Britain's parliament has seized confidential Facebook documents from the developer of a now-defunct bikini photo searching app as it turns up the heat on the social media company over its data protection policies.A British lawmaker took the unusually aggressive move of forcing a visiting tech executive to turn over the ...

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