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AP Interview: Russia's MiG Sees Drones As Fighter Jet Future

AP Interview: Russia's MiG Sees Drones As Fighter Jet Future

Jun 19
The head of Russia's MiG warplane manufacturer says his company is entering the drone market, and sees pilotless fighter jets as the future.

Facebook's Currency Libra Faces Financial, Privacy Pushback

Facebook's Currency Libra Faces Financial, Privacy Pushback

By Rachel Lerman | Jun 19
Facebook is getting a taste of the regulatory pushback it will face as it creates a new digital currency with corporate partners.

Watch: High School Athletes Dropped from Football Team after Pride Flag-Burning Post

Watch: High School Athletes Dropped from Football Team after Pride Flag-Burning Post

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 19
Two high school football players in Kearns, Utah, have been dropped "indefinitely" from their football team after a Snapchat post in which a Pride flag was burned while threatening anti-LGBTQ sentiments were voiced.

Documents: 'Swatting' Suspect Engaged in Cross-Country Feud

Documents: 'Swatting' Suspect Engaged in Cross-Country Feud

Jun 19
Court documents say the Delaware man indicted by a federal court for "swatting" incidents had engaged in a cross-country feud with a man he'd met on the phone and who had called in hoaxes about him before.

Tasty Deals: Apps Help Find Unsold Food and Reduce Waste

Tasty Deals: Apps Help Find Unsold Food and Reduce Waste

By Kristen Grieshaber | Jun 19
A growing number of services use technology to help reduce food waste.

Facebook Plans Its Own Currency for 2 Billion-Plus Users

Facebook Plans Its Own Currency for 2 Billion-Plus Users

By Rachel Lerman | Jun 18
Facebook already rules daily communication for more than two billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too.

Moulton Signs Fellow 2020 Hopeful Gillibrand's Cyber Pledge

Moulton Signs Fellow 2020 Hopeful Gillibrand's Cyber Pledge

Jun 16
Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER'-sten JIHL'-uh-brand) says fellow challenger Seth Moulton has agreed to sign her cyber pledge not to use stolen or hacked material for political gain.

OJ Simpson on Twitter: 'I Got A Little Gettin' Even to Do'

OJ Simpson on Twitter: 'I Got A Little Gettin' Even to Do'

By Linda Deutsch | Jun 16
O.J. Simpson launched a Twitter account with a video post in which the former football star said he's got a "little gettin' even to do."

Dems Accelerate Election Security Push after Trump Comments

Dems Accelerate Election Security Push after Trump Comments

By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro | Jun 15
Alarmed by President Donald Trump's willingness to accept foreign dirt on a political opponent, House Democrats are accelerating their efforts to strengthen election security ahead of the 2020 campaign.

Experts: Spy Used AI-Generated Face to Connect with Targets

Experts: Spy Used AI-Generated Face to Connect with Targets

By Raphael Stater | Jun 15
Katie Jones sure seemed plugged into Washington's political scene. But it seems she never existed; the persona was seemingly part of a vast army of phantom profiles used by spies.

How Do You Teach Kids About Texting? Bring in the Teenagers

How Do You Teach Kids About Texting? Bring in the Teenagers

By Kirsten Grieshaber | Jun 14
How do you teach tech-savvy kids to safely navigate the digital world? In Germany, you bring in the teenagers.

Facebook's Zuckerberg Is the Focus of Latest Doctored Video

Facebook's Zuckerberg Is the Focus of Latest Doctored Video

Jun 14
Three weeks after Facebook refused to remove a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slurring her words, Mark Zuckerberg is getting a taste of his own medicine: fake footage showing him gloating over his one-man domination of the world.

FaceBook Launching App That Pays Users for Data on App Usage

FaceBook Launching App That Pays Users for Data on App Usage

By Rachel Lerman | Jun 13
The company previously rolled out two similar apps that tracked what activities people did on their phones. But both were shut down after drawing criticism for infringing on privacy and violating Apple's App Store guidelines.

AP: 3 Million U.S. Students Don't Have Home Internet

AP: 3 Million U.S. Students Don't Have Home Internet

By Michael Melia, Jeff Amy, and Larry Fenn | Jun 13
With no computer or internet at home, Raegan Byrd's homework assignments present a nightly challenge: How much can she get done using just her smartphone?

Facebook is Building A Massive Solar Project in Texas

Facebook is Building A Massive Solar Project in Texas

By Russell Contreras | Jun 13
Facebook is building a massive solar farm in West Texas that's believed to be one of the largest solar projects in the nation and the social media giant's first direct investment in renewable energy.

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