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Report: Uber files preliminary papers for Wall Street debut

Report: Ride-hailing giant Uber has filed confidential preliminary paperwork for selling stock to the public.

Australia anti-encryption law rushed to passage

China launches pioneering mission to far side of moon

Ontario government fires 3 directors after Google deal

Bull's eye on US' Permian Basin as oil prices rise

Internet access via mobile phones starts for all Cubans

EKG, other heart health features come to Apple Watch

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The Latest: Trump greets tech execs at White House

The Latest: Swiss solar expert backs ideas to save planet

Lyft aims to beat Uber to US stock market with IPO

China demands Canada release executive of tech giant Huawei

Tech execs at White House field ideas for US dominance

Documents show Facebook used user data as competitive weapon

The Latest: Carbon dioxide emissions see steep jump in 2018

Scientists say after several years of little growth, global emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide have experienced their largest jump in seven years

EU steps up fight against 'fake news' ahead of elections

EU authorities step up efforts to fight Russian-backed disinformation campaigns ahead of continent's elections next year

Thousands of emails stolen from Republican committee's aides

Thousands of emails were stolen from aides to the National Republican Congressional Committee during the 2018 midterm campaign

Netflix maintains high-priced relationship with 'Friends'

Netflix will still be there for fans of the old TV series "Friends," but maintaining the relationship will come at a steep price

Charlotte Prodger wins Turner art prize for smartphone video

Ukrainian authorities: We thwarted 'massive' cyberattack

House GOP campaign arm targeted by 'unknown entity' in 2018

CHP may have used Tesla Autopilot to stop speeding car

Leak site's launch shows dilemma of radical transparency

China again tops UN agency's ranking of top patent filers

UK intelligence chief outlines threats, urges more diversity

Britain's Secret Intelligence Service director used a rare public speech Monday to outline threats facing Britain and the need for more diversity in secret agent ranks.

Coal question looms large as climate talks begin in Poland

Two weeks of talks on curbing climate change has brought negotiators from around the world to a coal mining region of Poland

So you stayed at a Starwood hotel: Tips on data breach

If you stayed at one of Marriott's Starwood hotels in recent years, hackers might have information on your address, credit card and even your passport

Microsoft surpasses Apple as most valuable public company

Microsoft has surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable publicly traded company

Facebook: Sandberg asked staff to research Soros finances

Having already acknowledged that it did opposition research on George Soros, Facebook says No. 2 executive Sheryl Sandberg had asked staff if the billionaire philanthropist had financial motivations against the company

Marriott security breach exposed data of up to 500M guests

Massive data breach at Marriott hotel empire exposes data of up to 500M guests

To encourage more use, Instagram to allow sharing with fewer

Instagram is adding a deceptively simple tool to its Stories tool that will likely mean people sharing even more on this already-popular feature

Trump to meet with several tech CEOs amid rising tensions

President Donald Trump will meet with CEOs of Google, Microsoft and other top tech executives as tensions boil

Honeywell expected to announce HQ move to North Carolina

Industrial conglomerate Honeywell International Inc. is expected to announce that it is moving its headquarters from New Jersey to Charlotte, North Carolina

Army wants Microsoft's HoloLens headsets for battlefield

Virtual reality headsets haven't had much traction in the consumer market but they're finding a place on the battlefield

Cruise control: GM's No. 2 exec to run self-driving car unit

General Motors will put its second-ranking executive in charge of self-driving car subsidiary

German environment minister backs contentious carbon pricing

Germany's environment minister says putting a price on carbon dioxide is "the right answer" to cut the country's emissions of greenhouse gases

German antitrust agency opens Amazon investigation

Germany's antitrust agency says it has begun an investigation of online retailer Amazon to over complaints it's abusing its position to the detriment of sellers who use its "marketplace" platform

Indian police break up international computer virus scam

Indian police arrest nearly two dozen people on suspicion of defrauding people around the world by sending fake pop-up messages warning them that their computers were infected with a virus and offering to fix the problem at a price

Germany's CEBIT computer show scrapped after 32 years

Organizers say they are scrapping the annual CEBIT computer show in Germany, an event that has drawn tech enthusiasts to Hannover for more than three decades

Google CEO to make long-awaited congressional appearance

Google CEO Sundar Pichai expected to be grilled about company's business practices in long-awaited appearance before Congress

2 Iranian hackers charged in US ransomware scheme

The Justice Department says two Iranian computer hackers have been charged in connection with multimillion-dollar cybercrime and extortion scheme that targeted U.S. government agencies and businesses

With an eye on past problems, Facebook expands local feature

Facebook is cautiously expanding a feature that shows people local news and information, including alerts and stuff like road closures, crime reports and school announcements

Ivanka Trump says ‘Lock her up!’ doesn’t apply in her case

Ivanka Trump is defending her use of a private email account as she was moving into an adviser's position in her father's administration, saying 'Lock her up!' doesn't apply in her case

World faces 'impossible' task at post-Paris climate talks

Three years after sealing a landmark global climate deal in Paris, world leaders are gathering again to agree on the fine print

S. Korea conducts successful rocket engine test

South Korea has launched a single-stage rocket to test a locally made engine as part of efforts to place a satellite into orbit

Apple's stock sours, Microsoft's soars. Say what?!

Steady, reliable Microsoft is back in the spotlight as it challenges Apple for the title of most valuable public company

UN: No sign of emissions peak in sight, action must be taken

The United Nations environment office is warning that the gap is widening between current greenhouse gas emissions and the levels needed to stop catastrophic global warming

Hailing the future taxi: Drone-car mashup model takes flight

A scale model of a flying drone-car mashup has driven and hovered across an Amsterdam exhibition hall, providing a glimpse of what could be the future of urban mobility

MIT and LinkedIn co-founder award MeToo leaders

A founder and leaders of the #MeToo movement have been selected for MIT Media Lab Disobedience awards

Global lawmakers grill Facebook exec; Zuckerberg's a no-show

Lawmakers from around world grill Facebook executive at UK hearing on disinformation

Uber fined nearly $1.2 million by Dutch, UK over data breach

The ride-hailing service Uber has been fined the equivalent of nearly $1.2 million by British and Dutch authorities for failing to protect customers' data during a cyberattack in 2016

Correction: Apple-Women In Tech story

Correction: Apple-Women In Tech story

Associate of Trump confidant Stone says he'll reject plea

An associate of Trump confidant Roger Stone tells The Associated Press he is rejecting a plea offer in the special counsel's Russia investigation

The Latest: Justices seem open to Apple app case going ahead

The Supreme Court sounds open to allowing a lawsuit to go forward that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps

Supreme Court could allow suit over Apple iPhone apps' sales

The Supreme Court seems ready to allow an antitrust lawsuit to go forward that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps

Dolce&Gabbana fiasco shows importance, risks of China market

Dolce&Gabbana learns the hard way: Don't mess with China and its 770 million internet users

Amazon staff in Europe protest to coincide with Black Friday

Some of Amazon's workers in Europe are striking and protesting against what they call unfair work conditions, in a move meant to coincide with the Black Friday discounts

Google tightens political ad rules ahead of Europe elections

Google tightens political advertising rules ahead of European Union elections next year

Outgoing Facebook exec takes fall for hiring opposition firm

Facebook's outgoing head of communications is taking the blame for hiring Definers, the public relations firm doing opposition research on the company's critics such as the billionaire philanthropist George Soros

Facebook appeals its UK fine in Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook has appealed its 500,000 pound ($644,000) fine for failing to protect the privacy of its users in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, arguing that U.K regulators failed to prove that British users were harmed in the scandal

'We need hundreds': Fire victims' families urged to give DNA

Authorities are using a rapid DNA test that produces results in just two hours to help identify the scores of people killed in the Northern California wildfire

Backlash at Chinese university shows limits to surveillance

A Chinese university's plan to conduct a blanket search of student and staff electronic devices has come under fire

UNESCO launches Holocaust education website

The U.N. culture and education agency is teaming up with the World Jewish Congress to launch a website to counter Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism

Big tech firms pledge training for workers in Southeast Asia

Microsoft, Google and other major technology companies have promised to help provide training in digital skills for around 20 million people in Southeast Asia by 2020 to make sure the region's working-age population is a fit for the future job market

Ousted Sri Lankan PM's party asks Facebook to protect users

The ousted Sri Lankan prime minister's party is urging Facebook to safeguard the identity of the party's supporters on the social media platform

Britain says Russian contractors have no say in visa process

Britain's Home Office says that the company contracted to collect visa applications in Russia has "absolutely no involvement with the decision-making process."

Democrats gear up for more digital spending in 2020

One of the largest outside Democratic groups says ramped-up spending on digital advertising played a key role in battleground races where seats were taken away from Republicans during the recent midterms

Trump signs bill to elevate cybersecurity mission at DHS

President Donald Trump is signing legislation that elevates cybersecurity work within the Department of Homeland Security

Fashion show blends Cuban private enterprise, US sponsorship

Models strutting in paint-stained shirts and leather construction boots have shed light on an unusual blend of Cuban private enterprise and American corporate sponsorship

ATS&Science bring corporate headquarters, 160 jobs to Midland

AST&Science moving corporate headquarters to Midland’s Spaceport Business Park, and opening new satellite manufacturing facility

Facebook says it's better at detecting rule violations

Facebook says it is making progress on deleting hate speech, graphic violence, fake accounts and rooting out other violations of its rules, including detecting them before they are seen by users

City votes to impose restrictive rules on short-term rentals

The Washington city council has voted to impose tight limits on Airbnb and other short-term rental companies

Transit riders, drivers brace for influx of Amazon employees

New York and Washington's clogged streets and creaky subway systems are about to feel more pain as 50,000 more people descend on the two metro areas when Amazon opens its second headquarters there

Japan's minister of cybersecurity has never used computer

Japan's minister in charge of cybersecurity is in the spotlight for acknowledging he had never used a computer and making comments showing he had no idea what a USB port might be

Electronic driving systems don't always work, tests show

Testing by AAA shows that electronic driver assist systems on the road today may not stay in their lanes or spot stationary objects in time to avoid a crash

Feds subpoena Snap over shareholder lawsuit

Snap Inc. has received federal subpoenas related to a class-action lawsuit stemming from its 2017 initial public offering

Buffett's firm invests in JP Morgan Chase, drops Walmart

Investor Warren Buffett's company picked up nearly 36 million shares of JP Morgan Chase stock in the third quarter and eliminated its stake in Walmart as part of a number of changes in its portfolio

Volkswagen to devote 3 German plants to electric car push

German automaker Volkswagen says it will convert three factories in Germany to manufacture electric cars, getting ready to ramp up production of zero-local emission cars ahead of tougher European emissions standards

US panel warns against government purchase of Chinese tech

A congressional advisory panel says the purchase of internet-linked devices manufactured in China leaves the United States vulnerable to security breaches that could put critical infrastructure at risk

Ford, Walmart test self-driving grocery delivery service

Ford and Walmart are partnering to test a self-driving grocery delivery service

Amazon ends suspense over HQ by picking New York, DC suburb

Amazon says it will split its much-anticipated new offices between New York and a suburb of Washington, DC

Amazon's NYC home in 'opportunity zone' for Trump tax break

Amazon's new home in New York City is in an 'opportunity zone' offering developers a big tax break. But is it deserved?