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HONOLULU (AP) — A judge on Thursday denied Hawaii's move to compel Airbnb to hand over a decade of vacation rental receipts as the state examines whether hosts have been paying the equivalent of hotel and sales taxes. Hawaii First Circuit Court Judge James Ashford said the state...
BERLIN (AP) — Facebook is pushing back against a German ruling that could make it harder for the company to combine data from all the services it runs in order to target ads even more precisely. Thursday's ruling, though aimed at current practices, hints at potential troubles...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has released an iPhone update to fix a software flaw that allowed people to eavesdrop on others while using FaceTime. The bug enabled interlopers to turn an iPhone into a live microphone while using Group FaceTime. Callers were able to activate another...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists figured out how to hide a shot inside a pea-sized pill — creating a swallowable gadget, inspired by a tortoise shell, that can inject medicines like insulin from inside the stomach. Patients usually prefer oral treatment, and comply with it better,...
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter that revenue and profit and its daily user base all grew in the final three months of 2018. But its monthly user count slipped and shares slid 7 percent before the opening bell Thursday. The San Francisco company disclosed its daily user base count for...
LONDON (AP) — The British-built Mars rover that is scheduled to be launched in 2020 has been named after scientist Rosalind Franklin. The ExoMars mission is designed to search for evidence of life on Mars. The name was revealed Thursday by astronaut Tim Peake and science...
BERLIN (AP) — German antitrust authorities ruled Thursday against Facebook combining user data from different sources, saying it was exploiting its position as a dominant social media company in violation of European regulations. The Federal Cartel Office, or Bundeskartellamt,...
BERLIN (AP) — German antitrust authorities have issued a ruling prohibiting Facebook from combining user data from different sources. The Bundeskartellamt says Facebook users have only been able to use the social network on the condition that it can collect user data "outside of...
NEW YORK (AP) — Music streaming service Spotify is buying podcast companies Gimlet and Anchor as it looks to take on Apple's popular iTunes' podcasting platform. The acquisitions are an aggressive move by Spotify to expand into the small but burgeoning podcast industry. Gimlet...