Google asks FISA court to lift gag order
2013-06-19 05:53:21 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Google on Tuesday sharply challenged the federal government's gag order on its Internet surveillance program, citing what it described as a First Amendment right to divulge how many requests it receives from the government ...
Google settles suit, clears way for stock split
2013-06-17 18:01:18 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has settled a shareholder lawsuit to clear the way for a long-delayed split of the Internet search leader's stock.
The agreement announced Monday resolves allegations that Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey ...
Apple details government requests for data
2013-06-17 17:15:52 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple says it received between 4,000 and 5,000 requests from U.S. law enforcement for customer data for the six months ended in May.
The company, like some other businesses, had asked the U.S government to be able to share how...
Officials: NSA programs broke plots in 20 nations
2013-06-16 05:17:40 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. intelligence officials said Saturday that information gleaned from two controversial data-collection programs run by the National Security Agency thwarted potential terrorist plots in the U.S. and more than 20 o...
Web giants get broader surveillance revelations
2013-06-15 17:16:00 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook and Microsoft Corp. representatives said that after negotiations with national security officials their companies have been given permission to make new but still very limited revelations about government orders to ...
Google begins launching Internet-beaming balloons
2013-06-15 16:28:04 UTC
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Google is launching Internet-beaming antennas into the stratosphere aboard giant, jellyfish-shaped balloons with the lofty goal of getting the entire planet online.
Eighteen months in the works, the top-...
Google launches Internet-beaming balloons
2013-06-15 07:02:04 UTC
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Wrinkled and skinny at first, the translucent, jellyfish-shaped balloons that Google released this week from a frozen field in the heart of New Zealand's South Island hardened into shiny pumpkins as they rose into ...
Google asks to publish more US gov't information
2013-06-12 06:07:08 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is asking the Obama administration for permission to disclose more details about the U.S. government's demands for email and other personal information transmitted online in an effort to distance itself from an ...
APPLE EVENT: New software, MacBooks, music
2013-06-11 04:40:16 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple announced a digital radio service, new MacBook Air laptops and updates to its operating systems for Mac and mobile devices Monday.
The announcements came at the company's annual conference for software developer...
Hillary Clinton joins Twitter
2013-06-11 04:36:00 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter, meet (at)HillaryClinton.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joined Twitter on Monday, describing herself with a dash of humor as a "pantsuit aficionado" and a "hair icon."
The former New York se...
Music service, mobile software expected from Apple
2013-06-09 17:49:03 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is expected to reveal a digital radio service and changes to the software behind iPhones and iPads on Monday as the company opens its annual conference for software developers.
Apple hasn't said what it will unveil...
Intelligence chief defends Internet spying program
2013-06-09 04:54:52 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to quell a domestic furor over U.S. spying, the nation's top intelligence official stressed Saturday that a previously undisclosed program for tapping into Internet usage is authorized by Congress, falls under stri...
Denials in surveillance program require decoding
2013-06-08 06:27:14 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google CEO Larry Page and Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg are denying reports that depict two of the Internet's most influential companies as willing participants in a secret government program that gives the Na...
Obama says US, China must develop cyber rules
2013-06-08 05:49:29 UTC
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Treading carefully, President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping avoided a direct public confrontation on cybersecurity Friday as they opened a two-day summit aimed at forging closer personal ties betw...
Xi says China upholds cybersecurity
2013-06-08 05:47:50 UTC
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country is 'firm in upholding cybersecurity" and cautions that technology is a "double edged-sword" that can drive progress but can impede governments.
The U.S. has complained...
Tivo settles with Cisco, Motorola and Time Warner
2013-06-07 16:22:51 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Tivo settled patent disputes with Cisco, Motorola Mobility and Time Warner Cable, averting a trial that was to begin next week and bringing to a close a string of long-running legal squabbles over its pioneering digital vid...
Is Big Data turning government into 'Big Brother?'
2013-06-07 16:13:25 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With every phone call they make and every Web excursion they take, people are leaving a digital trail of revealing data that can be tracked by profit-seeking companies and terrorist-hunting government officials.
Casinos ban gamblers from using Google Glass
2013-06-07 04:15:17 UTC
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Casinos in several states are forbidding gamblers from wearing Google Glass, the tiny eyeglasses-mounted device capable of shooting photos, filming video and surfing the Internet.
Regulators say the gadgets coul...
Apple poised for hiring spree in Silicon Valley
2013-06-07 04:12:54 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple expects to expand its Silicon Valley workforce by nearly 50 percent during the next three years, signaling the company's faith in its ability to keep coming up with hit products like the iPhone and iPad.
ITC rules for Samsung, bans iPhone 4 imports
2013-06-05 17:26:28 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. trade agency on Tuesday issued a ban on imports of Apple's iPhone 4 and a variant of the iPad 2 after finding the devices violate a patent held by South Korean rival Samsung Electronics.
Because the devices are asse...
Apple enlists Winnie-the-Pooh in e-book argument
2013-06-05 04:37:20 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — An Apple Inc. lawyer used Winnie-the-Pooh and millions of customers too in trying to convince a judge the computer giant did not manipulate electronic book prices and stifle competition when it opened an online bookstore th...
Cloud computing rains billion-dollar deals
2013-06-05 04:33:04 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A decade ago, the mere idea of cloud computing was a difficult concept to explain, let alone sell. Today, the technology is spurring a high-stakes scramble to buy some of the early leaders in the cloud-computing movement.
'Internship' film focuses on Google's good side
2013-06-05 04:31:55 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — This scene isn't in the movie, but it might have been fitting if "The Internship" had ended with stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson wearing ruby red shoes while clicking their heels and dreamily whispering, "There's no p...
Silicon Valley at front line of global cyber war
2013-06-04 16:29:43 UTC
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and American counterpart Barack Obama will talk cyber-security this week in California, but experts say the state's Silicon Valley and its signature high-tech firms should provide the front ...
Mogul to pay $2.5M in settlement
2013-06-04 05:32:45 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook billionaire Sean Parker's lavish, $10 million Big Sur wedding got even more expensive Monday.
The California Coastal Commission and Parker said they have reached a $2.5 million settlement to pay for coastal c...