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Trader Timothy Nick works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. U.S. stocks held steady in Wednesday morning trading, following sharp drops for markets around the world.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Sinking energy stocks pull S&P 500 to fourth straight loss

U.S. stocks took another small step backward on Wednesday after a plunge in the price of oil dragged down shares of energy producers. The losses overshadowed gains for technology companies and other areas of the market.

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YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki speaks during the introduction of YouTube TV at YouTube Space LA in Los Angeles. In a Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, blog post, Wojcicki said that more than 10,000 workers will be helping curb videos that violate YouTube's policies from

YouTube says over 10,000 workers will help curb shady videos

YouTube is hiring more people to help curb videos that violate its policies. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said "some bad actors are exploiting" the Google-owned service to "mislead, manipulate, harass or even harm."

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a six-wheeled ground delivery robot, from Starship Technologies, shares the sidewalk with pedestrians at DuPont Circle in Washington, D.C. Delivery robots in San Francisco will need permits before they can roam city sidewalks under legislation approved by

Delivery robots will need permits to roam San Francisco

Delivery robots in San Francisco will need permits before they can roam city sidewalks under legislation approved by city supervisors.

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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Shares were steady in Asia on Tuesday after a lackluster session on Wall Street where technology stocks tumbled. Japan’s Nikke

Asian shares steady after tech stocks slump on Wall Street

Shares were steady in Asia on Tuesday after a lackluster session on Wall Street where technology stocks tumbled. Investors are keeping an eye on U.S. tax legislation and Brexit negotiations.

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This photo provided by Facebook demonstrates parental controls on Facebook's new Messenger app for kids. Facebook is launching the messaging app for children to chat with their parents and with friends approved by their parents.

Facebook launches parent-controlled Messenger app for kids

Facebook is coming for your kids.

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Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg speaks at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington.

Facebook's Sandberg warns of backlash against women

Sheryl Sandberg warned of a potential backlash against women and urged companies to put into place clear policies on how allegations of sexual harassment are handled.

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headquarters of Kaspersky Lab in Moscow. Britain's cybersecurity agency has told government departments not to use antivirus software from Moscow-based firm Kaspersky Lab, it was reported Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)

UK warns government agencies not to use Kaspersky software

Britain's cybersecurity agency has told government departments not to use antivirus software from Moscow-based firm Kaspersky Lab amid concerns about Russian snooping.

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Amazon Fire TV streaming device displayed with its remote. The device plugs into the back or side of a television set to stream Netflix and other video. Although Amazon has gotten better about promoting rival services, Fire TV is best seen as a companion

Gift Guide: Choosing a streaming device without overpaying

Why watch video on a phone or a tablet when you can get a device for as little as $30 to stream shows on a big-screen TV?

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, a woman holds up the Google Pixel 2 phone, left, next to the Pixel 2 XL phone at a Google event at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco.

Google's phones and other gadgets have had a bumpy ride

Google, which prides itself on developing simple, intuitive software that seems to know what you want almost before you do, is finding itself in a very different world when it comes to its own phones and other gadgets.

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This photo provided by Snapchat shows screen examples of Snapchat's redesign. Snapchat is separating what friends share and what media organizations publish in an attempt to appeal to a broader range of users. Users will now see two separate feeds: one fr

Snapchat seeks to attract more users by redesigning app

Snapchat is separating what friends share and what media organizations publish in an attempt to appeal to a broader range of users.

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a user gets ready to launch Facebook on an iPhone, in North Andover, Mass. Facebook announced Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, that the company is giving disaster-relief organizations such as the Red Cross access to data on what users need and where they are as

Facebook to give relief groups data on users' needs

Facebook is giving disaster-relief organizations such as the Red Cross access to data on what users need and where they are as part of an expansion of tools available for relief and charitable giving.

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FBI headquarters in Washington. Many U.S. diplomatic, military and government figures were not told about Russia-linked attempts to hack into their emails, even though the FBI knew they were in the Kremlin’s crosshairs, The Associated Press has learned. (

FBI deviated from its policy on alerting hacking victims

The FBI deviated from its own policy to notify victims of computer hacking when it left U.S. officials and other Americans in the dark about Kremlin-aligned attempts to break into their personal Gmail accounts, The Associated Press has learned.

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The artist rendering provided by Airbus on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 shows an Airbus e-FanX hybrid test plane.

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Siemens developing a hybrid plane

Airbus, Siemens and Rolls-Royce are teaming up to develop a hybrid passenger plane that would use a single electric turbofan along with three conventional jet engines running on aviation fuel.

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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2016, file photo an iPhone is seen in Washington.

Justices ponder need for warrant for cellphone tower data

Like almost everyone else in America, thieves tend to carry their cellphones with them to work.

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conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif. Facebook is expanding its use of artificial intelligence to help prevent suicides. The social media giant says it’s doing this by scanning p

Facebook turns to AI to help prevent suicides

 Facebook is turning to artificial intelligence to detect if someone might be contemplating suicide.

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows the StingRay II, a cellular site simulator used for surveillance purposes manufactured by Harris Corporation, of Melbourne, Fla. Police departments across the country use military-developed technology that can track

Does cellphone-sweeping 'StingRay' technology go too far?

New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Las Vegas are among scores of police departments across the country quietly using a highly secretive technology developed for the military that can track the whereabouts of suspects by using the signals constantly emitted by their cellphones.

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Sirio Chavez, left, and Anton Eiss, right, work with teacher Phoebe Sherman on civics computer game iCivics during Sherman's 11th grade social studies class at Roosevelt High School's International Academy in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017.

This computer game comes thanks to 2 Supreme Court justices

The Supreme Court's first female justice, Sandra Day O'Connor, has helped teach millions of students civics through computer games created by an organization she founded.

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Employees of the Competence Call Center (CCC) work for the Facebook Community Operations Team in Essen, Germany, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. About 500 people control and delete facebook content if it does not apply the facebook standards in the new center in

Facebook opens 2nd office combating hate speech in Germany

Facebook is adding 500 more contractors in Germany to review content posted to the social media site, after a new law came into force targeting online hate speech.

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Facebook says it will show users if they followed or

Did you 'like' Russian propaganda? Facebook will clue you in

Facebook says it will show users if they followed or 'liked' Russia propaganda accounts on its service or on Instagram.

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AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson, left, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner, as Time Warner Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Bewkes listens at right. T

Politics or policy? Behind the dispute over AT&T-Time Warner

AT&T is vowing to fight the U.S. government to save its $85 billion bid for Time Warner, after the Justice Department sued to block the deal on grounds it could hike television bills and hamper innovation.

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