Warren says tech giants have ‘too much power,’ need breakup

Tech 03/08/19, 10:27

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren says the technology industry is too heavily concentrated among the biggest companies and she has a plan to address that.The Massachusetts senator is proposing legislation targeting tech giants with annual revenue of $25 billion or ...

Live feeds and GPS: Rugged Iditarod has high-tech support

U.S. 03/08/19, 01:16

People are using technology to track Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race far from the competitors tackling the off-the-grid route.Fifty-one mushers as of Friday are traveling long stretches between remote village checkpoints with no other company but the dogs pulling ...

Markets Right Now: Wall Street heads for a 4th straight loss

Europe 03/07/19, 11:52

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):11:45 a.m.Major indexes are moving lower on Wall Street, putting the market on track for its fourth straight loss and its first losing week since January.Banks and technology companies had some ...

Facebook’s vision of future? Looks like Chinese app WeChat

World 03/07/19, 11:02

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is taking the social media company in a new direction by focusing on messaging. Chinese tech giant Tencent got there years ago with its app WeChat.Zuckerberg outlined his vision to give people ways to communicate privately, ...

Can Zuckerberg really make a privacy-friendly Facebook?

Business 03/07/19, 02:13

After building a social network that turned into a surveillance system, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he's shifting his company's focus to messaging services designed to serve as fortresses of privacy.Instead of just being the network that connects everyone, Facebook ...

China’s Huawei launching court challenge to US security law

U.S. 03/06/19, 21:34

Chinese tech giant Huawei is launching a U.S. court challenge to a law that labels the company a security risk and would limit its access to the American market for telecom equipment. Thursday's announcement comes as Huawei Technologies Ltd., the biggest ...

Facebook CEO says he’ll double down on privacy

Business 03/06/19, 14:22

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out a new "privacy-focused" vision for social networking.He promised to transform Facebook from a company known for devouring the personal information shared by its users to one that gives people more ways to communicate in ...

Michigan officials improve Detroit water pump stations

Tech 03/06/19, 13:25

There have been significant improvements made to an underground system of pump stations in Detroit that's meant to keep water off the roads, the Michigan Department of Transportation said.The department has spent $13 million over the last two years to ...

Rights group: Egyptian activists targeted in phishing scams

Tech 03/06/19, 08:13

Dozens of Egyptian activists, rights defenders and journalists have been targeted by digital phishing attacks in the last two months, likely by their own government, an international rights group said Wednesday.Amnesty International said it analyzed dozens of suspicious emails and ...

Elon Musk firm pitched to build transit system in Las Vegas

U.S. 03/06/19, 06:44

Entrepreneur Elon Musk's dream of an express tunnel transit system could finally become a reality in Las Vegas after major setbacks in other cities.Las Vegas' tourism agency announced Wednesday it is recommending that an enterprise backed by the divisive billionaire ...

China says new law will bar demands for technology handover

Business 03/05/19, 22:54

China will bar government authorities from demanding overseas companies hand over technology secrets in exchange for market share, a top economic official said Wednesday, addressing a key complaint at the heart of the current China-U.S. trade dispute.The provision is contained ...

Markets Right Now: Stocks waver between gains and losses

Tech 03/05/19, 11:54

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):11:45Stocks are drifting between small gains and losses in midday trading as declines in banks and big technology companies offset gains elsewhere in the market.The indecisive trading Tuesday came a day ...

Huawei opens Brussels security lab in bid to reassure EU

Europe 03/05/19, 04:45

Chinese tech giant Huawei is opening a cybersecurity lab in Brussels as it tries to win over European leaders in its fight against U.S. allegations that it poses a national security risk.Company executives on Tuesday inaugurated the Huawei European Cybersecurity ...

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