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Haval SUV models parked outside the Great Wall Motors assembly plant in Baoding in north China's Hebei province.

China's Great Wall considers bid for Fiat Chrysler Jeep unit

Chinese SUV maker Great Wall Motors is considering making a bid to buy Fiat Chrysler's Jeep unit, spokespeople for the company said Monday, in a possible ambitious new step onto the global stage for China's fast-growing auto brands.

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Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia.

Facebook bans white nationalist's accounts over hate speech

Facebook has banned the Facebook and Instagram accounts of a white nationalist who attended the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended in deadly violence.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif.

Apple CEO makes $2 million pledge to fight hate

Apple is donating $2 million to two human rights groups as part of CEO Tim Cook's pledge to help lead the fight against the hate that fueled the violence in Virginia during a white-nationalist rally last weekend.

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Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son speaks during a SoftBank World presentation in Tokyo.

SoftBank adding technology ambitions, with ARM, robotics

Photo ops of SoftBank Chief Executive Masayoshi Son sometimes show him chatting happily with his company's humanoid robot, the childlike Pepper, or grinning as President Donald Trump heaps praise on him for creating American jobs.

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Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Co., arrives for his trial at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 7, 2017.

Prosecutors ask court to imprison Samsung heir for 12 years

South Korean prosecutors have recommended a 12-year jail term for Lee Jae-yong, 49-year-old billionaire heir of the Samsung business empire, urging a court to convict him of bribery and other crimes.

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British IT expert Marcus Hutchins, branded a hero for slowing down the WannaCry global cyberattack, during an interview in Ilfracombe, England.

UK cybersecurity expert still held after Las Vegas arrest

A British cybersecurity researcher has a date in federal court on Tuesday in Milwaukee, but he was still being held Monday at a U.S. lockup in Nevada, authorities said.

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British IT expert Marcus Hutchins speaks during an interview in Ilfracombe, England.

Hacker who helped stop global cyberattack arrested in US

Marcus Hutchins, a young British researcher credited with derailing a global cyberattack in May, was arrested for allegedly creating and distributing malicious software designed to collect bank-account passwords, U.S. authorities said Thursday.

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John Knoll, of Industrial Light & Magic, right, speaks about virtual reality during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif.

Apple's next big leap might be into augmented reality

Apple's iPhone may be ready for its next big act — as a springboard into "augmented reality," a technology that projects life-like images into real-world settings viewed through a screen.

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A Chinese family walks out of an Apple store in Beijing, Sunday, July 30, 2017.

Companies say Apple removed their privacy apps from China

China appears to have succeeded in eliminating software programs that enable its people to view an uncensored internet.

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Obdulia Sanchez, 18, middle, appears in a Los Banos, Calif., branch of the Merced County Superior Court on Monday, July 28, 2017, with her public defender, Ramnik Samrao.

No bail reduction in California crash recorded on Instagram

A teenage driver accused of causing a crash that killed her younger sister while livestreaming on Instagram will remain in jail after a California judge on Friday refused to lower bail.

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This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, shows WhatsApp and Facebook app icons on a smartphone in New York.

Facebook's ads just keep creeping into new apps

Facebook has squeezed just about as many ads into its main platform as it can. Any more and users might start to complain — or worse, just leave.

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In this Feb. 25, 2017 file photo, a drone flies in Hanworth Park in west London, as a British Airways 747 plane in the background prepares to land at Heathrow Airport.

UK to tighten rules on drones after near-misses with planes

British officials announced plans Saturday to further regulate drone use in a bid to prevent accidents and threats to commercial aviation.

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This Monday, June 19, 2017, photo shows Facebook launched on an iPhone, in North Andover, Mass.

Facebook working on way to charge for reading news articles

Facebook is working on a way for news organizations to charge readers for articles they share and read on the social network.

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This June 6, 2013, file photo shows the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md.

US to create independent military cyber command

After months of delay, the Trump administration is finalizing plans to revamp the nation's military command for defensive and offensive cyber operations in hopes of intensifying America's ability to wage cyberwar against the Islamic State group and other foes, according to U.S. officials.

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Sam Bird, of SDD Virgin Racing, defends the lead from Mahindra Racing drivers Felix Rosenqvist and Nick Heidfeld during the final day of the Formula E New York City ePrix all-electric auto race Sunday.

With engines whirring, electric car racing comes to Brooklyn

The roar of the engine was replaced by a furious whirring as the future of motorsports came to Brooklyn.

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull raises his hands as he speaks during a leaders debate hosted by Facebook Australia and News.com.au in Sydney.

Australia plans law to force tech giants to decrypt messages

The Australian government on Friday proposed a new cybersecurity law to force global technology companies such as Facebook and Google to help police by unscrambling encrypted messages sent by suspected extremists and other criminals.

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Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith speaks in Washington, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, about Microsoft's project to bring broadband internet access to rural parts of the U.S.

Microsoft eyes buffer zone in TV airwaves for rural internet

Microsoft wants to extend broadband services to rural America by turning to a wireless technology that uses the buffer zones separating individual television channels in the airwaves.

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Sleep Number store manager Lee Pulliam demonstrates how the company's sleep technology tracks your sleeping patterns.

Zzzzzz: Sleep gadgets adjust if you're restless _ or snoring

Pillows that track your snoozing patterns? A bed that adjusts based on how much you twist and turn? Companies are adding more technology into their products, hoping to lure customers craving a better night's sleep.

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The loss of internet service has sparked anger across Somalia and affected the central and southern parts of the country including the capital, Mogadishu.

Somalia's internet outage costing country $10 million a day

Somalia's government says a widespread internet outage that began roughly two weeks ago is costing the Horn of Africa nation about $10 million each day and is a "major disaster."

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A Volvo XC 90 during an interview with Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson at Volvo Cars Showroom in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

Volvo goes electric, ditches cars powered solely by gas

Volvo plans to build only electric and hybrid vehicles starting in 2019, making it the first major automaker to abandon cars and SUVs powered solely by the internal combustion engine.

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