Technology Issues

AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?

Dec 14, 2017

"Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block

As 'net neutrality' vote nears, some brace for a long fight

Dec 13, 2017

With 'net neutrality' rules set for termination, some advocates are bracing for a long fight

Uber: No evidence hackers took rider credit card numbers

Dec 13, 2017

Uber says an outside cyber security firm hired after a massive data breach has found no evidence that rider credit card, bank account or Social Security numbers were downloaded by hackers

Study: Almost 45 million tons of e-waste discarded last year

Dec 13, 2017

A new study claims 44.7 million metric tons (49.3 million tons) of TV sets, refrigerators, cellphones and other electrical good were discarded last year, with only a fifth recycled to recover the valuable raw materials inside

Italian prosecutors seek to shelve Hacking Team breach case

Dec 12, 2017

Italian prosecutors want to drop their investigation into the 2015 breach of surveillance company Hacking Team, leaving a question mark over a dramatic release of material that embarrassed intelligence figures around the world

The Latest: County says hackers tried another attack

Dec 8, 2017

A North Carolina county says hackers have tried new attacks on its computer systems after it refused to pay them a ransom for frozen data

After cyberattack, much of county's business done on paper

Dec 7, 2017

North Carolina's largest metro area was discovering Thursday just how hard it is to conduct business without county computers that handle a wide range of transactions, a day after local leaders refused to pay hackers who froze their system

New Jersey eyes cutting in horse tracks on internet gambling

Dec 7, 2017

New Jersey lawmakers want to give the state's horse racing tracks a piece of the action on internet gambling

Woman claims surgeon talked on cellphone during operation

Dec 7, 2017

A suburban New York City woman sued a doctor, claiming he used his cellphone to take a language test while operating on her

Apple CEO hopeful banned apps will return to China store

Dec 6, 2017

Apple's chief executive says he's optimistic some apps that fell afoul of China's tight internet laws will eventually be restored after they were removed earlier this year

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