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US expert says 5G tiff could affect information exchanges

February 20, 2020

MADRID (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat for cybersecurity policy says he welcomes European Union moves toward recognizing the risks at stake in 5G technology, but warned that the U.S. will not be able to share top-level information with countries that choose “untrusted” vendors, such as China’s Huawei....

Turkey probes judges who acquitted businessman, activists

SUZAN FRASER and ROBERT BADENBIECK

February 19, 2020

ISTANBUL (AP) — The body overseeing Turkish judges and prosecutors has launched an investigation into three judges who acquitted philanthropist businessman Osman Kavala and eight other activists of terrorism charges, Turkey's state media reported on Wednesday.The move by the parliament- and government-app...

Shift to digital census raises fear of Iowa-like breakdown

MIKE SCHNEIDER

February 15, 2020

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The stakes are high when a major civic exercise involves a large population, new technology that has not been thoroughly tested and an entire country waiting on the results.Just ask the organizers of the Iowa caucuses, which offered a cautionary tale on the technological woes t...

Unique Illinois privacy law leads to $550M Facebook deal

KATHLEEN FOODY

February 9, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — Adam Pezen, Carlo Licata and Nimesh Patel are among millions of people who have been tagged in Facebook photos at some point in the past decade, sometimes at the suggestion of an automated tagging feature powered by facial recognition technology.It was their Illinois addresses, though,...

The Latest: Dems say delay due to coding error, results soon

February 4, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses (all times local):8:45 a.m.The Iowa Democratic Party says delays in reporting the outcome of Monday's caucuses were due to a coding issue that has been fixed. The party says it hopes to release results “as soon as possible.”In a ...

Pompeo message in Europe, Central Asia trip: Beware of China

MATTHEW LEE

February 4, 2020

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — The countries Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited on a five nation-tour over the last week varied from longtime ally Britain to ex-Soviet republics in Central Asia. But the message he conveyed to his hosts stayed the same: Beware of China.In his trip to Europe and Centr...

EU stops short of recommending ban on China’s Huawei

KELVIN CHAN

January 29, 2020

LONDON (AP) — The European Union unveiled security guidelines for next generation high-speed wireless networks that stop short of calling for a ban on Huawei, in the latest setback for the U.S. campaign against the Chinese tech company.The EU's executive Commission on Wednesday outlined a set of str...

German privacy watchdog investigates clothing retailer H&M

January 27, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — A German privacy watchdog says it has opened an investigation into clothing retailer H&M amid evidence that the Swedish retailer had committed “massive data protection breaches” by spying on its customer service representatives in Germany.Hamburg's data protection commissioner...