Technology

From left, Facebook's General Counsel Colin Stretch, Twitter's Acting General Counsel Sean Edgett, and Google's Law Enforcement and Information Security Director Richard Salgado, are sworn in for a Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

Facebook, Twitter, Google defend security measures

As revelations emerged that Russian-linked accounts reached many more American voters than previously thought, Tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google on Tuesday defended their security measures and promised a Senate subcommittee they would do more to stop the misuse of their platforms by a foreign nation.

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Employees walk past logos of the Samsung Electronics Co. at its shop in Seoul, South Korea.

Samsung Electronics logs record-high profit on memory chips

Samsung Electronics Co. reported another record high in quarterly earnings Tuesday as its semiconductor division posted its highest profit ever and tipped another record-breaking quarter is on the horizon, a breathtaking run for a company that is fighting to get its leader out of jail.

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Holocaust survivor Fritzie Fritzshall poses for a portrait in front of her 3D hologram at the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, Ill.

New tech, 3-D holograms preserve Holocaust survivor stories

Fritzie Fritzshall knows she is running out of time.

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Volkswagen cars are lifted inside a delivery tower of the company in Wolfsburg, Germany.

Volkswagen raises profit forecast despite diesel charges

German automaker Volkswagen saw its profit drop by half in the July-September period due to expenses for fixing and buying back diesel cars in the United States, but otherwise had what it called a "strong third quarter" and raised its earnings outlook for the full year.

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In this 2017 photo provided by RM Sotheby's, a 2000 BMW Z8 owned bay Steve Jobs is shown.

Steve Jobs' sweet ride is part of high-end car auction

A sleek sports car once owned by Steve Jobs could sell for over $300,000 at a December auction — practically pocket change compared to some of the million-dollar vehicles that will be offered alongside it.

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Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Days ahead of testimony at three congressional hearings, the company is taking new steps to verify advertisers and make all ads on the site more transparent. Executives for the social media company sa

Facebook ads: Social media giant announces new transparency

Under pressure in advance of hearings on Russian election interference, Facebook is moving to increase transparency for everyone who sees and buys political advertising on its site. Executives for the social media company said Friday they will verify political ad buyers in federal elections, requiring them to reveal correct names and locations.

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Google logo at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

Google is flying high now, but regulatory threats loom

Is it possible to win so much that you end up losing? That's one question facing Google and some of its tech compatriots as they prepare to testify before congressional investigations into Russian meddling next week.

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A man walks by an advertisement of LG Electronics products at a shop in Goyang, South Korea

LG's mobile business reports bigger loss as chip prices rise

LG Electronics Inc. reported Thursday a wider loss from its mobile business even as overall business stayed profitable, as prices of mobile components jumped.

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Nissan Motor Co. Executive Vice President Daniele Schillaci speaks with an image of Nissan IMX concept car during the media preview of the Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017.

Nissan executive bows to apologize for inspections scandal

Nissan Executive Vice President Daniele Schillaci bowed deeply for several seconds in a Japanese-style apology Wednesday, expressing his remorse for widespread illegal inspections at the automaker.

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Twitter app on a mobile phone in Philadelphia.

Twitter to disclose info on political ads amid scrutiny

Twitter says it will provide more information about political ads on its service, including who is funding them and how they are targeted.

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FILE - This Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, file photo shows a sign above the headquarters of Kaspersky Lab in Moscow.

Kaspersky to open security code, but will it restore trust?

Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, battered by suspicion of Russian government influence, wants to reassure customers by opening up its software's underlying code for outside review. But security experts and some U.S. politicians say the move is mostly meaningless.

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FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks at the International Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Philadelphia.

FBI couldn't access nearly 7K devices because of encryption

The FBI hasn't been able to retrieve data from more than half of the mobile devices it tried to access in less than a year, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Sunday, turning up the heat on a debate between technology companies and law enforcement officials trying to recover encrypted communications.

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A woman poses as she playing a Tencent's smartphone game called

Viral smartphone game lets ordinary Chinese 'clap' for Xi

Ordinary young Chinese may not have paid close attention to Xi Jinping's 3½-hour speech this week, but they're happy to "applaud" the president in the newest viral phenomenon to sweep China's internet.

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credit and debit cards are displayed for a photographer in Baltimore. Payment processing giant Visa is launching a platform to allow banks to integrate various types of biometrics, such as your fingerprint, face, voice, etc., into approving credit card ap

Applying for a credit card? Please take a selfie

The selfie is everywhere — Facebook, Instagram, Twitter — and soon your bank could be asking for one in order to approve your purchase or credit card application. Payment processing giant Visa Inc. is launching a platform to allow banks to integrate various types of biometrics — your fingerprint, face, voice, etc. — into approving credit card applications and payments.

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This Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 photo provided by Project Loon shows a stratospheric balloon taking off for Puerto Rico from the project site in Winnemucca, Nev. Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering th

Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico

 Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria.

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Chinese family walks out of an Apple store in Beijing. Hundreds of workers protested Wednesday night, Oct. 18, 2017, over bonuses promised through labor brokers who recruited them to work at Jabil Inc.'s Green Point factory, an Apple supplier, in Wuxi cit

Workers at iPhone supplier in China protest unpaid bonuses

Hundreds of workers streamed through dark streets, blocking an entrance to an Apple iPhone supplier's factory in eastern China to protest unpaid bonuses and factory reassignments, two witnesses and China Labor Watch, a New York based non-profit group, said Thursday.

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Twitter app on an iPhone screen in New York.

Twitter vows new crackdown on hateful, abusive tweets

Twitter is vowing to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweetstorm that the company is not doing enough to protect its users.

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, file photo, an autonomous vehicle is driven by an engineer on a street in an industrial park in Boston.

Self-driving cars could ease traffic, but increase sprawl

A new study inspired by Boston's early experiments with self-driving cars finds that the technology could ease congestion, but might also lead to more cars on the road and further encourage urban sprawl.

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FILE - In this, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, file photo illustration, a person types on a laptop, in Miami. Security researchers have discovered a Wi-Fi network vulnerability that could allow attackers to steal sensitive information or inject malicious code whi

Researchers discover vulnerability affecting Wi-Fi security

Security researchers have discovered a Wi-Fi network vulnerability that could allow attackers to steal sensitive information or spread malicious software while someone is logged into a computer or mobile device.

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Facebook logo being displayed in a start-up companies gathering at Paris' Station F, in Paris.

Facebook takes on food delivery, challenges Uber and others

Several online services already offer food delivery, but that doesn't mean Facebook won't jump on board anyway.

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