Tech

UK to decide on Huawei 5G ban

  • Jan 27, 2020

The UK government is expected to decide on Tuesday whether to ban equipment made by Chinese technology giant Huawei from its 5G networks. The US is lobbying the UK to exclude it on the grounds of national security. Huawei insists it would never take orders from the Chinese government. Prime M

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California OKs highly questioned LA County voting system

  • Jan 25, 2020

California’s secretary of state on Friday approved Los Angeles County’s new publicly owned computerized voting system — a first of its kind for the nation — but is requiring modifications to address serious security and technical problems identified in testing. Secretary of State Alex

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The big lesson from the Bezos hack: Anyone can be a target

  • Jan 25, 2020

PROVIDENCE, R.I.  — You may not think you’re in the same league as Jeff Bezos when it comes to being a hacking target. Probably not, but you — and just about anyone else, potentially including senior U.S. government figures — could still be vulnerable to an attack similar to one the Amaz

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Stocks fall slightly as banks drop; Intel propels tech

  • Jan 24, 2020

NEW YORK  — Stocks fell slightly in early trading Friday as a blowout earnings report from chipmaker Intel propelled technology shares higher and offset declines in health care and financial companies. The technology sector was givenaaaa an additional boost from Broadcom, which landed a deal to su

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Need a legal pot shop in California? Grab your smartphone

  • Jan 24, 2020

LOS ANGELES  — Want to find a legal marijuana shop in California? Grab your smartphone. In another step to curb the state’s flourishing illegal pot market, California regulators proposed rules Thursday that would require legal shops to post a unique black-and-white code in storefront windows

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London police to use face scan tech, stoking privacy fears

  • Jan 24, 2020

LONDON  — London police say they will start using live facial recognition cameras in operational deployments, in a major advance for the controversial technology. The Metropolitan Police Service said Friday it will use the cameras to automatically scan the faces of people passing through small tar

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Asian shares higher despite growing impact of China virus

  • Jan 23, 2020

BANGKOK  — Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday as health authorities around the world moved to monitor and contain a deadly virus outbreak in China and keep it from spreading globally. China and other nations have ramped up screenings for fever on aircraft and at airports in measures that app

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Why tech has been slow to fight wildfires, extreme weather

  • Jan 23, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO  — For three years running, California’s wildfires have sent plumes of smoke across Silicon Valley. So far, though, that hasn’t spurred much tech innovation aimed at addressing extreme-weather disasters associated with climate change. It’s true that tech companies f

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Boeing doesn’t expect Max jet to be cleared until summer

  • Jan 22, 2020

Boeing said Tuesday that it doesn’t expect federal regulators to approve its changes to the grounded 737 Max until this summer, several months longer than the company was saying just a few weeks ago. That timetable — the latest of several delays in the plane’s approval process — will

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