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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks on the new Apple campus on Sept. 12, 2017, in Cupertino, Calif., left, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the F8 Facebook Developer Conference on April 12, 2016, in San Francisco, right. On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, Cook

Facebook CEO defends advertising-supported business model

The CEO of Facebook is defending its advertising-supported business model. Mark Zuckerberg's defense comes after Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company wouldn't be in Facebook's situation because Apple doesn't sell ads based on customer data the way Facebook does.

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visitors sit beside a model of China's Tiangong-1 space station at the 8th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai in southern China's Guangdong Province. China’s defunct Tiangong 1 space station is expected to re-enter Earth’s atm

China space lab mostly burns up on re-entry in south Pacific

Chinese space authorities say the defunct Tiangong 1 space station mostly burned up on re-entry into the atmosphere over the central South Pacific. The China Manned Space Engineering Office said the experimental space laboratory re-entered around 8:15 a.m. Monday.

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Jahantab Ahmadi, 25, attend during at the university entrance exam in Daikundi in central Afghanistan. A picture of Afghan woman Jahantap Ahmadi posted on Facebook set her on a path to college. In the image she is seen sitting cross-legged on a classroom

Facebook picture helps Afghan woman achieve dream of college

With three children under the age of five and a husband who could neither read nor write, 25-year-old Jahantap Ahmadi dreamed of going to college. Her high school degree was enough to become a teacher at the only elementary school in her village in central Afghanistan __ in an open field — but she wanted more.

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The logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square.

Promises, promises: Facebook's history with privacy

"We've made a bunch of mistakes." ''Everyone needs complete control over who they share with at all times." ''Not one day goes by when I don't think about what it means for us to be the stewards of this community and their trust."

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The Russian research vessel Yantar is shown docked in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Could enemies target undersea cables that link the world?

Russian ships are skulking around underwater communications cables, causing the U.S. and its allies to worry the Kremlin might be taking information warfare to new depths.

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Google app on an iPad in Baltimore. On Tuesday, March 27, a federal appeals court overturned a decision in a long-running legal battle over whether Google infringed on Oracle's Java programming language to build its hugely popular mobile operating system,

Appeals court finds Google infringed on Oracle's Java

A federal appeals court has overturned a decision in a long-running legal battle over whether Google infringed on Oracle's Java programming language to build its hugely popular mobile operating system, Android.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook smiles as he watches a demonstration on the new iPad at an Apple educational event at Lane Technical College Prep High School Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Apple aims to school rivals with new iPad, education apps

Apple wants to play a more prominent role in education, but it isn't willing to cut prices to make the grade. Instead, Apple is clinging to a thesis that has helped turn it into the world's most valuable company: Our products are more expensive, but they're worth it.

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. Zuckerberg’s boyish appearance, even today, is a reminder of just how young he was when he created what would become the world’s biggest social network, back in his dorm room a

Is Zuckerberg willing to act boldly to fix Facebook crisis?

As questions mounted last year about whether Facebook had been exploited to tilt the U.S. presidential election, Mark Zuckerberg's to-do list landed him on a fishing trawler off Alabama's Gulf coast.

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An advertisement in The New York Times is displayed on Sunday, March 25, 2018, in New York.

Facebook questioned about pulling Android call, text data

On the same day Facebook bought ads in U.S. and British newspapers to apologize for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the social media site faced new questions about collecting phone numbers and text messages from Android devices.

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a pedestrian looks at his phone near steam vented from a grate near the Philadelphia Museum of Art on a cold morning in Philadelphia. Every time a person shops online or at a store, loyalty cards linked to phone numbers or email addresses can be linked to

Can Facebook restore public trust after privacy scandal?

It's a scandal of privacy, politics and an essential ingredient of business success — public trust. Facebook is confronting a costly, embarrassing public relations debacle after revelations that Cambridge Analytica may have misused data from some 50 million users to try to influence elections.

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Facebook login webpage is seen on a computer screen in Ottawa, Canada. Mozilla, Tesla and other companies are distancing themselves from Facebook following revelations of a major leak of user data to political consultants associated with the 2016 Trump ca

Mozilla, Tesla, other businesses take a Facebook pause

Mozilla, Tesla and other companies are distancing themselves from Facebook following revelations of a major leak of user data to political consultants associated with the 2016 Trump campaign.

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Microsoft logo in Issy-les-Moulineaux, outside Paris, France. The budget bill before Congress includes an update to federal law that makes clear that authorities with a warrant can obtain emails and other data held by U.S. technology companies but stored

Budget bill likely would end Supreme Court email search case

The budget bill before Congress includes an update to federal law that makes clear that authorities with a warrant can obtain emails and other data held by American technology companies but stored on servers overseas.

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Facebook app icon on a smartphone in New York. South Korea’s telecoms regulator says it is fining Facebook for illegally limiting user access to its services. The Korea Communications Commission said Wednesday that Facebook should pay 396 million won ($36

Facebook fined in South Korea for limiting user access

South Korea's telecoms regulator has fined Facebook for illegally limiting user access to its services from late 2016 to 2017. The Korea Communications Commission said Wednesday that Facebook should pay 396 million won ($369,400) as a penalty for violating a law against hurting the interests of users.

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Facebook Elections signs stand in the media area in Cleveland before the first Republican presidential debate. The head of Trump-affiliated data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica was suspended on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, while government authorities are bea

Obama campaign advisers say they used Facebook data properly

Former advisers to President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign say they used personal data from Facebook users in a proper way.

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First lady Melania Trump speaks with Snap Director of Public Policy Jennifer Park Stout, left, and Twitter Director of Public Policy Carlos Monje, right, as she arrives for roundtable discussion on cyber bullying.

First lady vows to fight cyberbullying despite critics

Melania Trump pushed back against critics Tuesday, declaring her commitment to combating cyberbullying despite the hits she has endured for taking on the issue while her husband routinely goes on Twitter to berate foes and call them names.

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Facebook logo being displayed in a start-up companies gathering at Paris' Station F, in Paris. A former employee of a Trump-affiliated data-mining firm says it used algorithms that

Facebook under pressure again, UK promises investigation

Facebook is having one of its worst weeks as a publicly traded company with a share sell-off continuing for a second day. Britain's Commissioner Elizabeth Denham told the BBC that she was investigating Facebook and has asked the company not to pursue its own audit of Cambridge Analytica's data use.

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Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, March 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Facebook drags technology companies down as stocks slide

Facebook plunged to its worst loss in four years Monday and led a rout in technology companies. The social media company's stock fell following reports that a data mining firm working for the Trump campaign improperly obtained data on 50 million Facebook users.

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a user signing in to Facebook on an iPad, in North Andover, Mass. Facebook has a problem it just can’t kick: People keep exploiting it in ways that could sway elections and even undermine democracy. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Facebook's recurring nightmare: Helping muddy up elections

Facebook has a problem it just can't kick: People keep exploiting it in ways that could sway elections, and in the worst cases even undermine democracy.

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Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia.

Trump-linked data analysis firm taps 50M Facebook profiles

A data analysis firm employed by President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign tapped the Facebook profiles of more than 50 million users without their permission, allowing it to capitalize on the private social media activity of a large portion of the U.S. electorate, newspapers reported Saturday.

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Shows a call log displayed via an AT&T app on a cellphone in Orlando, Fla.

Appeals court nixes some FCC rules on robocalls

A federal appeals court rolled back rules intended to deter irritating telemarketing robocalls, saying they were too broad.

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