High-Tech

LONDON (AP) — Businesses and governments around the world are increasingly turning to voice biometrics, which sometimes are described as voiceprints, to replace passwords and fight fraud. A look at this fast-growing technology: TALK YOUR WAY PAST SECURITY Canada's TD Bank Group...
LONDON (AP) — The caller said her home had burned down and her husband had been badly hurt in the blaze. On the telephone with her bank, she pleaded for a replacement credit card at her new address. "We lost everything," she said. "Can you send me a card to where we're staying...
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — On his first visit to Facebook-crazy Indonesia, Mark Zuckerberg met the president-elect, spread the word about his company's global Internet-access initiative and posted a photo of himself at an ancient Buddhist temple. The Facebook CEO arrived Sunday,...
LONDON (AP) — Over the telephone, in jail and online, a new digital bounty is being harvested: the human voice. Businesses and governments around the world increasingly are turning to voice biometrics, or voiceprints, to pay pensions, collect taxes, track criminals and replace...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — First the chefs of a small Italian restaurant got mad at online review site Yelp. Instead of trying to get better reviews, they decided to take a different approach: get terrible ones. The campaign helped Botte Bistro get a rating of one out of five stars,...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — First the chefs of a small Italian restaurant got mad at online review site Yelp. Instead of trying to get better reviews, they decided to take a different approach: get terrible ones. The campaign helped Botte Bistro get a rating of one out of five stars,...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is preparing to end its ban on cellphones in schools, dooming an industry that sprang up near dozens of schools where teens could park their phones in a van for a dollar a day. Mayor Bill de Blasio — apparently the first mayor to have a child in New...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is preparing to end its ban on cellphones in schools. That will fulfill a campaign promise of Mayor Bill de Blasio's but it will signal the death knell for an industry that sprang up near dozens of schools where teens could park their phones in a...
NEW YORK (AP) — Don't ask for a raise. Keeping quiet will give you "superpowers" that will translate into employer trust and other "good karma" that will eventually come back around to your purse. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was widely derided Thursday for his foot-in-mouth...