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The logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square.

US regulators target Facebook on discriminatory housing ads

Federal regulators are alleging that Facebook's advertising tools allow landlords and real estate brokers to engage in housing discrimination.

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A women demonstrates using the Natural Cycles smartphone app, in London, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Nishat Ahmed)

Birth control app highlights emerging health tech market

The condom, the pill and now, the smartphone? Natural Cycles, a mobile fertility app, this month became the first ever digital contraceptive device to win FDA marketing approval.

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Federal regulators are alleging that Facebook’s advertising tools allow landlords and real estate brokers to engage in housing discrimination.

US regulators target Facebook on discriminatory housing ads

Federal regulators are alleging that Facebook's advertising tools allow landlords and real estate brokers to engage in housing discrimination.

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Google employees are upset with the company’s secretive plan to build a search engine that would comply with Chinese censorship, and a letter signed by more than a thousand of them calls on executives to review ethics and transparency at the company.

More than 1,000 Google workers protest censored China search

More than a thousand Google employees have signed a letter protesting the company's secretive plan to build a search engine that would comply with Chinese censorship.

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Alex Jones, a right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist, arrives at the courthouse in Austin, Texas. Twitter says it is suspending the account of the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for one week after he violated the company’s rules against i

Twitter muzzles conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for a week

Twitter is joining other prominent tech companies in muzzling Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist who's used their services to spread false information.

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ThruVision suicide vest-detection technology reveals a suspicious object on a man, at left, during a Transportation Security Administration demonstration in New York's Penn Station.

Los Angeles is first in US to install subway body scanners

Los Angeles' subway will become the first mass transit system in the U.S. to install body scanners that screen passengers for weapons and explosives, officials said Tuesday.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is shown in this photo, in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Samsung's Note phones are niche products for heavy-duty consumers, especially those who use their phones heavily for work on the go. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Samsung's new phone shows how hardware innovation has slowed

Samsung's new smartphone illustrates the limits of innovation at a time when hardware advances have slowed.

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This photo combo of images shows, clockwise, from upper left: a Google sign, and apps for Twitter, Spotify and Facebook.

Tech giants still stumbling in the social world they created

Who knew connecting the world could get so complicated? Perhaps some of technology's brightest minds should have seen that coming.

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FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, a Nasdaq employee works at his computer at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Facebook and a small group of other giant technology companies have been some of the market’s biggest gainers in recent years. But the g

Of Mutual Interest: FANG stocks fumble

Facebook's recent plunge slowed technology stocks, but it didn't stop them. Facebook and a small group of other giant technology companies have been some of the market's biggest gainers in recent years.

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In this Monday, July 30, 2018, photo, Anki Inc. CEO Boris Sofman holds Vector, the company’s new home robot, in New York. The wheeled robot is designed as a successor to the San Francisco company’s toy robot, Cozmo, which was introduced in 2016. (AP Photo

Robots are getting more social. Are humans ready?

Personal home robots that can socialize with people are starting to roll out of the laboratory and into our living rooms and kitchens. But are humans ready to invite them into their lives?

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Already threatened by escalating U.S. taxes on its exports, China is about to find it much harder to invest in U.S. companies and buy American technology in cutting-edge areas such as robotics, artificial intelligence and virtual reality.

New US slap against China: Tighter curbs on tech investment

Already threatened by escalating U.S. taxes on its goods, China is about to find it much harder to invest in U.S. companies or to buy American technology in such cutting-edge areas as robotics, artificial intelligence and virtual reality.

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The company on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, announced the agreement with DowDuPont Inc. and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, developers of the nascent gene editing technology. (J.R. Simplot Company via AP)

Genetics technology could lead to more crops, fresher food

A multinational agricultural company based in Idaho has acquired gene editing licensing rights that could one day be used to help farmers produce more crops and make grocery store offerings such as strawberries, potatoes and avocados stay fresher longer.

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Wassan al-Sayyed,17, right and Massa Halawa, 16 run the team's virtual reality game

Palestinian teens reach finals of Silicon Valley app pitch

Four Palestinian high school friends are heading to California this week to pitch their mobile app about fire prevention to Silicon Valley's tech leaders, after winning a slot in the finals of a worldwide competition among more than 19,000 teenage girls.

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 While this signals a new openness for the company, there is plenty that Facebook still isn’t saying, and experts wonder whether it’s mere window dressing or a true culture shift. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

Facebook opens up on vote meddling, but is the shift real?

For a company bent on making the world more open, Facebook has long been secretive about the details of how it runs its social network — particularly how things go wrong and what it does about them.

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Apple has become the world’s first company to be valued at $1 trillion, the financial fruit of tasteful technology that has redefined society since two mavericks named Steve started the company 42 years ago. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Financial fruit: Apple becomes 1st trillion-dollar company

Apple is the world's first publicly traded company to be valued at $1 trillion, the financial fruit of stylish technology that has redefined what we expect from our gadgets.

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The company said it removed more than 30 accounts from Facebook and Instagram because they were involved in “coordinated” behavior and appeared to be fake. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Facebook page's removal angers Washington protest organizers

Facebook stunned and angered organizers of a protest against white supremacists when it disabled their Washington event's page this week, saying it and others had been created by "bad actors" misusing the social media platform.

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Shares of Apple rose nearly 3 percent Tuesday, July 31, after it reported fiscal third-quarter results that beat Wall Street expectations. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Apple shares rise on pricey iPhones; no tariff impact yet

Apple made more money from higher priced iPhones in the latest quarter, even as the number of phones it sold did not change much.

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Facebook disclosed its findings after The New York Times reported on them earlier Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Facebook finds 'sophisticated' efforts to disrupt elections

Facebook set off a firestorm Tuesday, announcing that it had uncovered "sophisticated" efforts, possibly linked to Russia, to manipulate U.S. politics and by extension the upcoming midterm elections.

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Employees walk past logos of the Samsung Electronics Co. at its office in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday its second-quarter earnings rose 2 percent over a year earlier, missing expectations due to sales of

Samsung Electronics misses forecast on lower phone sales

Samsung Electronics Co. reported a lower-than-expected gain in the second-quarter earnings Tuesday, indicating an end to its streak of record-breaking financial results as sales of smartphones and display panels slowed while memory chip profit stabilized.

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The Overwatch League is making a grand gamble: that its deep pockets and massive infrastructure can keep it atop the esports mountain even as Fortnite comes charging for the crown. (AP Photo/Terrin Waack)

Fending off Fortnite: Can Overwatch stay atop esports world?

The Overwatch League has planted its flag atop the esports mountain. But just like its twitchy-thumbed superstars, the premier circuit can't afford to sit still.

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