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Results 11 - 20 of about 2019:

Amir Vahdat / Associated Press:
Iran bans all government bodies from using foreign-based messaging apps, including Telegram, which is used by over 40M Iranians   —  TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's presidency has banned all government bodies from using foreign-based messaging apps to communicate with citizens, state media reported Wednesday …
Apr 18, 2018, 10:15 AMIn context
Sarah Skidmore Sell / Associated Press:
The Internal Revenue Service's payment site has been down for much of the day, preventing many Americans from filing taxes electronically   —  Just in time for tax day: the IRS website to make payments is down.  —  The IRS did not have an immediate explanation for the failure.
Apr 17, 2018, 2:45 PMIn context
Don Thompson / Associated Press:
Backpage.com CEO pleads guilty to federal and state charges of conspiracy and money laundering; Texas AG says the company pleaded guilty to human trafficking   —  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The chief executive of a website that authorities have dubbed a lucrative nationwide “online brothel” …
Apr 12, 2018, 10:20 PMIn context
Tom Krisher / Associated Press:
Uber says it will start doing annual criminal background checks on US drivers and introduces new in-app features, like button to call 911, to protect riders   —  DETROIT (AP) — Uber will start doing annual criminal background checks on U.S. drivers and hire a company that constantly monitors criminal arrests …
Apr 12, 2018, 11:00 AMIn context
Frank Bajak / Associated Press:
In letter to Sen. Ron Wyden, DHS acknowledges existence in Washington DC of unauthorized “stingray” devices, used to track cell phones, intercept SMS messages   —  For the first time, the U.S. government has publicly acknowledged the existence in Washington of what appear …
Apr 3, 2018, 2:32 PMIn context
Matthew Lee / Associated Press:
US wants all visa applicants, or ~15M people per year, to provide social media and other details; previously these details were only required from ~65K visitors   —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department wants to require all U.S. visa applicants to submit their social media usernames …
Mar 29, 2018, 7:10 PMIn context
Egill Bjarnason / Associated Press:
Iceland is expected to use more energy “mining” bitcoin and other digital currencies this year than it uses to power its homes, says a local energy expert   —  KEFLAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland is expected to use more energy “mining” bitcoins and other virtual currencies this year than it uses to power its homes.
Feb 13, 2018, 5:50 AMIn context
Raphael Satter / Associated Press:
Researchers find hundreds of gigabytes of files online outlining Lebanon-linked effort to gain passwords and eavesdrop via bogus websites and malicious apps   —  LONDON (AP) — A major hacking operation tied to Lebanon's main intelligence agency has been exposed after careless spies left hundreds …
Jan 18, 2018, 12:25 PMIn context
Associated Press:
Investigation finds Russia-linked Fancy Bear hacking group targeted 200+ journalists, publishers, and bloggers from mid-2014 until a few months ago   —  PARIS (AP) — Russian television anchor Pavel Lobkov was in the studio getting ready for his show when jarring news flashed across his phone …
Dec 22, 2017, 12:35 PMIn context
Joe McDonald / Associated Press:
Huawei says some of its phones to be sold by US carriers in 2018, starting with Mate 10; Consumer Business Group CEO says phones will be “competitively priced”   —  An executive of Huawei says the Chinese smartphone brand plans to start sales in the U.S. market through carriers next year …
Dec 18, 2017, 6:15 PMIn context

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