High-Tech

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO and the European Union have signed an agreement to improve cooperation in cyberdefense, which NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called a concrete example of the two Brussels-based organizations joining forces to counter modern forms of hybrid warfare...
DETROIT (AP) — The federal government's highway safety agency agrees with Google: Computers that will control cars of the future can be considered their driver. The redefinition of "driver" is an important break for Google and a big step toward getting self-driving cars to the...
HELSINKI (AP) — Opera Software, a Norwegian company behind one of the world's most popular browsers, says Chinese investors have made a $1.2 billion takeover offer, causing its stock to jump more than 30 percent. Opera says its board has unanimously recommended that shareholders...
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese telecommunications and Internet company SoftBank is reporting an 88 percent drop in fiscal third quarter profit as it struggles to turn around its U.S. carrier Sprint. SoftBank Group Corp. reported Wednesday a 2.3 billion yen ($20 million) October-December...
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese telecommunications and Internet company SoftBank is reporting an 88 percent drop in fiscal third quarter profit as it struggles to turn around its U.S. carrier Sprint. SoftBank Group Corp. reported a 2.3 billion yen ($20 billion) October-December profit,...
Google is helping to promote the fight against extremism through its own digital advertising network. Anti-extremist ads partially financed by Google recently began appearing in the U.K. as part of a program that helps nonprofit organizations highlight their causes when people...
PARIS (AP) — Two agencies contend Facebook is breaching privacy laws in France by tracking and using the personal data of more than 30 million users there without their knowledge. The independent privacy watchdog CNIL has given Facebook three months to comply with French data...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael "Burnie" Burns hears a discrepancy. Before greeting moviegoers at the debut of his film, the writer-actor is eavesdropping on all the big-budget movie trailers playing ahead of his much smaller crowdfunded concoction, "Lazer Team." Suddenly, a roar...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is creating a new high-level federal official to coordinate cybersecurity across civilian agencies and to work with military and intelligence counterparts, as part of its 2017 budget proposal announced Tuesday. The $19-billion increase...