AP - ap.online.headlines.technology http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.technology News Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:58:57 -0400 Apple boosts iPhone security after Mideast spyware discovery Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:43:12 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/08/25/EU--iPhone-Spyware/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_EU--iPhone-Spyware c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:3459 PARIS (AP) — A botched attempt to break into the iPhone of an Arab activist using hitherto unknown espionage software has trigged a global upgrade of Apple's mobile operating system, researchers said Thursday. The Latest: Russian convicted of hacking into US businesses Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:56:07 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/08/25/US--Russia-Hacking-The.Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Russia-Hacking-The.Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:3671 SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on the case of a Russian man accused of hacking into U.S. businesses (all times local): Yosemite, and President Obama, head into virtual reality Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:59:25 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/08/25/US-TEC--Virtual.Reality-Obama-National.Parks/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US-TEC--Virtual.Reality-Obama-National.Parks c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:3228 NEW YORK (AP) — In a new project with National Geographic, Barack Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to project himself into virtual reality — in this case, a 360-degree representation of Yosemite National Park. WhatsApp is going to share your phone number with Facebook Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:52:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/08/25/US--Facebook-WhatsApp.Privacy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Facebook-WhatsApp.Privacy c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:30d7 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. That means WhatsApp users could soon start seeing more targeted ads and Facebook friend suggestions on Facebook based on WhatsApp information — although not on the messaging service itself. Why the EU's tax probe of multinationals is raising US ire Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:30:55 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/08/25/EU--Europe-US-Tax.Probes/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_EU--Europe-US-Tax.Probes c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:2ea3 BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's campaign to crack down on tax avoidance by multinationals has drawn unusually public criticism from the U.S., which says it is unfairly targeting American companies. Volkswagen, dealers reach tentative deal in cheating scandal Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:15:55 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/08/25/US--Volkswagen-Emissions.Scandal/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Volkswagen-Emissions.Scandal c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:34a0 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Volkswagen has reached a tentative deal with its U.S. dealers to compensate them for losses they said they suffered as a result of the company's emissions cheating scandal, attorneys for the carmaker and dealers told a federal judge Thursday. Amazon starts car research and review site Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:24:20 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/08/25/US--Amazon-Vehicles/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Amazon-Vehicles c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:34e9 NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is starting a site offering research, reviews and other information on new and used cars. World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:51:08 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/08/25/US--Autonomous.Taxis-Singapore/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Autonomous.Taxis-Singapore c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:291b SINGAPORE (AP) — The world's first self-driving taxis are picking up passengers in Singapore. UK lawmakers urge social media companies to tackle extremism Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:45:09 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/08/25/EU--Britain-Radicalization/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_EU--Britain-Radicalization c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:2e61 LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers on Thursday demanded that social media do more to police users who promote extremism, arguing that companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter are "consciously failing" to stop radicalization online. Reward your ears: 5 gadgets to liven up your music Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:07:28 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/08/24/US-TEC--Digital.Life-Audio.Gear/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US-TEC--Digital.Life-Audio.Gear c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:2392 ATLANTA (AP) — Open your ears. What do you hear? Private lives are exposed as WikiLeaks spills its secrets Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:10:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/08/23/WikiLeaks-Collateral-Damage/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_WikiLeaks-Collateral-Damage c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1670 CAIRO (AP) — WikiLeaks' giant data dumps have rattled the National Security Agency, the U.S. Democratic Party, and the Saudi foreign ministry. But its spectacular mass-disclosures have also included the personal information of hundreds of people — including sick children, rape victims and mental health patients, The Associated Press has found. Wi-Fi? Why not? Homeless are avid users of free web kiosks Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:30:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/08/23/US--Wi-Fi.Kiosks-Homeless/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Wi-Fi.Kiosks-Homeless c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:18d5 NEW YORK (AP) — An effort to replace obsolete pay phones with Wi-Fi kiosks that offer free web surfing and phone calls has been a hit with panhandlers and the homeless, the least wired people in the city. Auto, technology industries clash over talking cars Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:16:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/08/25/US--Talking.Cars/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Talking.Cars c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:3272 WASHINGTON (AP) — Cars that wirelessly talk to each other are finally ready for the road, creating the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths, improve the safety of self-driving cars and someday maybe even help solve traffic jams, automakers and government officials say. France, Germany want encrypted app makers to help stop IS Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:55:56 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/08/23/EU--Europe-Security/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_EU--Europe-Security c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:16be PARIS (AP) — France and Germany pushed Tuesday for Europe-wide rules requiring the makers of encrypted messaging apps such as Telegram to help governments monitor communications among suspected extremists. Posting could elevate severity of man's charges in killing Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:55:24 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/08/23/US--Roommate.Killing-Social.Media/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Roommate.Killing-Social.Media c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1958 PHOENIX (AP) — A Twitter posting by an Arizona man who was arrested on suspicion of killing his roommate during a struggle could elevate the severity of charges he could face. Official: FBI probing attempted cyber breach of NY Times Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:26:09 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/08/23/US--New.York.Times-Hack/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--New.York.Times-Hack c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:18c0 WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is investigating attempted cyber intrusions targeting reporters of The New York Times and is looking into whether Russian intelligence agencies are responsible for the acts, a U.S. official said Tuesday. World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore Thu, 25 Aug 2016 01:57:01 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/08/25/US--Autonomous.Taxis-Singapore/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Autonomous.Taxis-Singapore c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:2cb0 SINGAPORE (AP) — The world's first self-driving taxis began picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday. Delphi, Mobileye join forces on autonomous car platform Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:34:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/08/23/US--Delphi-Mobileye/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Delphi-Mobileye c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1707 DETROIT (AP) — Auto parts and electronics company Delphi Automotive is joining with Israeli software maker Mobileye to develop the building blocks for a fully autonomous car in about two years. US Treasury blasts European tax probe of multinationals Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:04:30 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/08/24/US--Europe.Tax.Probes/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Europe.Tax.Probes c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:252c U.S. officials are publicly criticizing Europe's investigations into favorable tax arrangements that Apple and other multinational companies have reached with Ireland and a few other countries. AP Explains: Super Mario's global appeal Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:40:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/08/22/US-AP-Explains-Super-Mario/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US-AP-Explains-Super-Mario c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:13a0 NEW YORK (AP) — Take that, Pokemon. On Sunday, the Japanese prime minister turned up at the Olympics closing ceremonies to promote the 2020 Tokyo games dressed up as Mario , the eponymous hero of the popular video game series created in 1985.