The Latest: Amazon exec warns of Calif. privacy approach
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional hearing on privacy (all times local): 11:05 a.m. Amazon is warning Congress to avoid California's model as federal lawmakers work on crafting a new consumer data privacy law.
Fox plans to sell stake in Sky to Comcast for $15B
NEW YORK (AP) — 21st Century Fox will sell its remaining stake in British pay TV provider Sky to Comcast in the latest financial wrangling as Disney prepares to acquire Fox's entertainment assets.
Startups shook up the sleepy razor market. What's next?
NEW YORK (AP) — What do you hate shopping for? Toothpaste? Diaper rash cream? Sunscreen? The guys who founded Harry's shaving club spend a lot time thinking about this question.
In Paris, Airbnb blamed for all kinds of ills
PARIS (AP) — The first paying guests to the ground-floor studio flat newly posted on Airbnb were innocuous enough: A family, come to experience the joys of Paris, like many millions of others.
Into the fold? What's next for Instagram as founders leave
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger sold Instagram to Facebook in 2012, the photo-sharing startup's fiercely loyal fans worried about what would happen to their beloved app under the social media giant's wings.
Japan preschools using tablets to prep tots for digital age
YOSHIKAWA, Japan (AP) — It's drawing time at this suburban nursery school in Japan, but instead of crayons, tiny fingers are tapping on colors on iPad screens and taking selfies.
Bill overhauling songwriter royalties heads to Trump's desk
WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to substantially overhaul the way music is licensed and songwriters compensated for songs online is being sent to the president's desk for his signature.
US attorneys general discuss social media privacy concerns
WASHINGTON (AP) — A meeting between top state law enforcement officials and Attorney General Jeff Sessions about how the government can safeguard the privacy of social media users ended Tuesday without a decision on whether to investigate.
Rochester firm wins $1M NY clean energy contest
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A Rochester firm that makes a product that makes trucks more energy efficient has won a $1 million state competition.
Instagram co-founders resign from social media company
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The co-founders of Instagram are resigning their positions with the social media company without explanation.
Europe tech firms urge tougher rules to offset US dominance
LONDON (AP) — Music streaming sites Spotify and Deezer are among European tech industry players calling on the EU to get tougher on unfair business practices by U.S.
SiriusXM presses play on deal with Pandora Media
NEW YORK (AP) — Subscription radio company SiriusXM says it's buying music streaming service Pandora Media Inc. in a deal valued at about $3.5 billion that will allow it to expand its service beyond cars and into mobile devices and homes.
Why the 'gig' economy may not be the workforce of the future
WASHINGTON (AP) — The "gig" economy might not be the new frontier for America's workforce after all. From Uber to TaskRabbit to YourMechanic, so-called gig work — task-oriented work offered by online apps — has been promoted as providing the flexibility and independence that traditional jobs don't offer.
AP Explains: The US push to boost 'quantum computing'
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. (AP) — A race by U.S. tech companies to build a new generation of powerful "quantum computers" could get a $1.3 billion boost from Congress, fueled in part by lawmakers' fear of growing competition from China.
Russian national held in Norway suspected of spying
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Russian national has been arrested in Norway on suspicion of spying after he attended a conference on strengthening cooperation between Europe's parliamentary administrations, his lawyer said Monday.
Apple, Salesforce teaming up on mobile apps for business
NEW YORK (AP) — Customer relations software company Salesforce says it will join with Apple to create new business apps exclusively for iPhone and iPad.
Germany looking to sell costly, rarely used drone to Canada
BERLIN (AP) — Germany is looking to sell a secondhand surveillance drone that has cost the country more than 700 million euros ($823 million) to Canada — without many core components it needs to fly.
Actor James Woods bashes Twitter after getting locked out
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Actor James Woods has been locked out of his Twitter account over a tweet he sent out months ago that was found to be in violation of Twitter's rules.
Germany's Porsche says it won't produce new diesel models
BERLIN (AP) — Porsche's chief executive says the sports car maker won't produce any new diesel models in the wake of parent company Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal.
Is $1,100 too much for an iPhone? Get an older one for less
NEW YORK (AP) — The $1,100 price tag on Apple's latest iPhone turned heads when the company announced it last week. But for less than half as much, you can still get a good camera, a decent-sized screen and other popular features.
PayPal is the latest platform to ditch Alex Jones, Infowars
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — You won't be able use PayPal anymore to buy fluoride-free toothpaste or a bottle of The Real Red Pill Plus from right-wing conspiracy promulgator Alex Jones.
Twitter finds software privacy bug affecting direct messages
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says it found a software bug that may have sent some private messages to the wrong people. But the company says the problem specifically involved direct messages or protected tweets sent to businesses and other accounts overseen by software developers.
FBI arrests Oregon man over alleged YouTube threats
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Federal agents arrested an Oregon man who threatened to kill YouTube employees and specifically threatened the CEO of the company, saying he was coming for her, the FBI said Friday.
Naval Academy's cybersecurity program receives accreditation
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy's cyber operations program has been formally accredited. The academy said Friday the program was accredited recently by ABET, a leading nonprofit accrediting agency.
Congressmen question Google over kids' privacy on YouTube
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two members of Congress are calling on Google to address concerns that YouTube might violate children's privacy.

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