High-Tech

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lock picking might seem ridiculously old-fashioned at a cybersecurity gathering — but learning it can actually help people protect machines from digital threats. As security improves to block remote attacks over the internet, hackers look for ways to deliver...
VENICE, Calif. (AP) — Snapchat has removed a filter for photos that some say promoted racist Asian stereotypes. The social media app's filters, also called lenses, allow users to change their appearance with silly faces or morph themselves into cartoonish animals and other...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's first attempt to conduct a census online has resumed almost two days after it shut down due to what an angry prime minister described as system failures that left it vulnerable to cyberattack. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday...
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Twitter of supporting the Islamic State group. The family of two men shot and killed in Jordan claimed that Twitter had contributed to their deaths by allowing the group to sign up for and use...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Twitter of supporting the Islamic State group. The family of two men shot and killed in Jordan claimed that Twitter had contributed to their deaths by allowing the group to sign up for and use...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Judge dismisses lawsuit accusing Twitter of supporting the Islamic State group.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Ride-hailing app Uber filed a complaint on Wednesday with the European Commission against Hungary, where legislation came into force in July practically banning the service. Rob Khazzam, Uber's general manager for Central Europe, told The Associated...
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's telecommunications regulator has approved in principle a plan to issue special SIM cards to foreign tourists so they can be tracked through their mobile phones. Officials at the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission said the plan would...
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — People hoping to send a note to President Barack Obama can now contact the White House using Facebook Messenger, just as they would communicate with their friends. The White House says Obama reads 10 letters every night and that they help keep him in...