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FCC Approves Measures Intended to Combat Prison Cellphones

FCC Approves Measures Intended to Combat Prison Cellphones

By Meg Kinnard | Mar 26
The Federal Communications Commission in Washington voted 3-0 to approve rules to streamline the process for using technology to detect and block contraband phones in prisons and jails across the U.S.

Google's YouTube Losing Major Advertisers Upset with Videos

Google's YouTube Losing Major Advertisers Upset with Videos

By Michael Liedtke | Mar 26
AT&T, Verizon and several other major advertisers are suspending their marketing campaigns on Google's YouTube site after discovering their brands have been appearing alongside videos promoting terrorism and other unsavory subjects.

Senate Votes to Kill Privacy Rules Guarding Your Online Info

Senate Votes to Kill Privacy Rules Guarding Your Online Info

By Tali Arbel and Richard Lardner | Mar 25
The Senate voted to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell your browsing habits and other personal information.

Trump Signs NASA Bill, Ponders Sending Congress to Space

Trump Signs NASA Bill, Ponders Sending Congress to Space

By Darlene Superville | Mar 25
President Donald Trump signed legislation Tuesday adding human exploration of Mars to NASA's mission. Could sending Congress into space be next?

Israel Arrests Hacker Linked to Threats on U.S. Jewish Centers

Israel Arrests Hacker Linked to Threats on U.S. Jewish Centers

By Josef Federman | Mar 24
A 19-year-old American-Israeli Jew was arrested Thursday as the prime suspect in a wave of bomb threats against U.S. Jewish community centers, a startling turn in a case that had stoked fears of rising anti-Semitism in the United States.

Spacewalking Astronauts Prep Station for New Parking Spot

Spacewalking Astronauts Prep Station for New Parking Spot

By Marcia Dunn | Mar 24
Astronauts ventured out on a spacewalk Friday to prep the International Space Station for a new parking spot.

Apple Cuts Prices on Lower-End iPads, Releases Red iPhones

Apple Cuts Prices on Lower-End iPads, Releases Red iPhones

By Anick Jesdanun | Mar 24
Apple is cutting prices on two iPad models and introducing red iPhones, but the company held back on updating its higher-end iPad Pro tablets.

Wells Fargo: All ATMs Will Take Phone Codes, Not Just Cards

Wells Fargo: All ATMs Will Take Phone Codes, Not Just Cards

By Ken Sweet | Mar 24
Wells Fargo plans to upgrade all 13,000 of its ATMs next week to allow customers to access their funds using their cellphones instead of traditional bank cards.

Supreme Court Sympathetic to Microsoft in Xbox Owners' Suit

Supreme Court Sympathetic to Microsoft in Xbox Owners' Suit

By Jessica Gresko | Mar 24
The Supreme Court suggested Tuesday that it is sympathetic to Microsoft Corp. in a dispute with disgruntled owners of the Xbox 360 video-game system.

Google Opens 'Shortcuts' to Information, Tools on Phones

Google Opens 'Shortcuts' to Information, Tools on Phones

By Michael Liedtke | Mar 23
Google wants to make it easier for you to find answers and recommendations on smartphones without having to think about what to ask its search engine.

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