An employee of Kaspersky Lab works on computers at the company's headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 1, 2017.

Russian anti-virus CEO offers up code for US govt scrutiny

The chief executive of Russia's Kaspersky Lab says he's ready to have his company's source code examined by U.S. government officials to help dispel long-lingering suspicions about his company's ties to the Kremlin.

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Fangqin Wan, a graduate student at the University of Illinois, walks for Yingying Zhang, a Chinese scholar who went missing three weeks ago, Thursday, June 29, 2017, in Urbana, Ill.

Website in Illinois kidnap case still advises on abductions

A website that hosted an "Abduction 101" forum linked to a 28-year-old suspect in the kidnapping of a Chinese scholar in at the University Illinois bills itself as the most popular sexual fetish site on the internet and has faced pressure over recent months to be clearer about not tolerating behavior that could be viewed as criminal.

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President Donald Trump.

Trump's crude tweets: Would anyone else be fired?

If President Donald Trump were anyone else, he'd be fired, or at least reprimanded, for his latest tweets attacking a female TV host, social media and workplace experts say.

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A computer screen cyberattack warning notice reportedly holding computer files to ransom, as part of a massive international cyberattack, at an office in Kiev, Ukraine.

New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in US

A new and highly virulent outbreak of data-scrambling software — apparently sown in Ukraine — caused disruption across the world Tuesday.

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In this Sunday, June 25, 2017, images released by SpaceX, its Falcon 9 rocket Falcon 9 first stage lands on Just Read the Instructions floating landing pad, left, and its second stage engine burns underway, right. The rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air

SpaceX launches 10 satellites from California air base

A SpaceX rocket carried 10 communications satellites into orbit from California on Sunday, two days after the company successfully launched a satellite from Florida.

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British flag blown by the wind near to Big Ben's clock tower in front of the Houses of Parliament in central London.

UK Parliament investigates cyberattack on user accounts

British officials were investigating a cyberattack Saturday on the country's Parliament after discovering "unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts."

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The logo of Toshiba Corp., Japan's electronics and energy company, is seen on a worker's jacket in Yokosuka, near Tokyo.

Toshiba gets earnings report extension, faces delisting risk

Money-losing Japanese electronics and nuclear company Toshiba Corp. has until Aug. 10 to get auditors to sign off on its earnings statements, or else it faces the risk of getting delisted.

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FILE - This March 23, 2010, file photo shows the Google logo at the Google headquarters in Brussels.

Google to stop reading your Gmail to help sell ads

Google is going to stop reading your Gmail in search of opportunities to sell ads.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, right, speaks with panelists at the Facebook Communities Summit.

Facebook wants to nudge you into 'meaningful' online groups

At Facebook, mere "sharing" is getting old. Finding deeper meaning in online communities is the next big thing.

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FILE - This Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, file photo shows Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

Google promises YouTube crackdown on online extremism

Google is promising to be more vigilant about preventing terrorist propaganda and other extremist videos from appearing on its YouTube site amid intensifying criticism about the internet's role in mass violence.

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 Tetris, an addictive brain-teasing video game, is shown as played on the Nintendo Entertainment System in New York.

From bleeps of 'Pong' and 'Mario,' game music comes of age

The electronic bleeps and squawks of "Tetris," ''Donkey Kong" and other generation-shaping games that you may never have thought of as musical are increasingly likely to be playing at a philharmonic concert hall near you.

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Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia.

Facebook deploys AI to fight terrorism on its network

Facebook has started deploying its artificial intelligence capabilities to help combat terrorists' use of its service.

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Author Stephen King speaks at Book Expo America in New York.

Stephen King says President Trump blocked him on Twitter

Horror author Stephen King says his frequent criticism of President Donald Trump has gotten him blocked on Twitter.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, and MIT Chancellor for Academic Advancement Eric Grimson talk as they participate in the commencement exercises at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Friday, June 9, 2017, in Cambridge, Mass. Cook delivered the commencemen

Apple CEO to MIT grads: Tech without values is worthless

Science is worthless if it isn't motivated by basic human values and the desire to help people, Apple CEO Tim Cook told graduates of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday, urging them to use their powers for good.

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John Knoll of Industrial Light & Magic, right, speaks about virtual reality during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif.

Apple's HomePod speaker pumps up the volume on tech rivals

 Apple is hoping a new smart home speaker will strike a chord with music lovers — the latest test of the iPhone maker's ability to redefine markets originally staked out by its rivals.

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Apple's John Ternus speaks during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif., Monday, June 5, 2017.

Apple unveils 'HomePod' speaker, first new product in years

Apple nodded to several up-and-coming technology trends, unveiling a new "smart" home speaker and device features touching on virtual reality, online privacy and a form of artificial intelligence called machine learning.

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This screen grab shows a tweet from President Donald Trump which has social media trying to find a meaning in the mysterious term “covfefe.”

Online game Words with Friends adds 'covfefe' to its list

The popular mobile word game Words With Friends has added one of the internet's most popular typos in recent days — "covfefe."

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 This Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, file photo, shows the Chrome logo displayed at a Google event, in New York.

Google's Chrome browser to block some ads starting next year

Websites that run annoying ads such as pop-ups may find all ads blocked by Google's Chrome browser starting next year.

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Employees watch electronic boards monitoring possible ransomware cyberattacks at the Korea Internet and Security Agency in Seoul, South Korea.

North Korea, cyberattacks and 'Lazarus': What we really know

With the dust now settling after "WannaCry", the biggest ransomware attack in history, cybersecurity experts are taking a deep dive into how it was carried out, what can be done to protect computers from future breaches and, trickiest of all, who is really to blame.

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FILE - In this May 21, 2107 file photo people watch a TV news program showing a file image of a missile launch conducted by North Korea, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea.

Leery of North Korea, US plans first test of ICBM intercept

Preparing for North Korea's growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week.

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