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FILE- In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on 'Foreign Influence Operations and Their Use of Social Media Platforms' on Capitol Hill in Washington. Facebook and civil rights group Color of Change are hosting a meeting Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Atlanta to discuss problems around discrimination, racism and political deception on the site. Sandberg didn’t directly respond to questions about the decision by Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, during a discussion by the two. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
September 26, 2019 - 6:57 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Some civil rights groups agree Facebook has made progress in addressing their concerns, but other advocates are criticizing the tech giant's reiteration that it won't remove newsworthy posts from elected officials, even if they're misleading or break the site's rules against things...
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El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele takes a selfie portrait during his addresses to the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019.(AP Photo/Kevin Hagen).
September 26, 2019 - 2:37 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The way El Salvador's president sees it, he just snapped a selfie worth a thousand words at the U.N. General Assembly. Nayib Bukele opened his speech to the assembly Thursday by taking a cell-phone picture of himself at the podium — and casting the photo as a portrait of a...
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September 26, 2019 - 1:12 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber will begin cramming more services into its ride-hailing app as it explores ways to generate more revenue and finally turn a profit. The makeover announced Thursday will include force-feeding its food delivery service, "Eats," into the Uber app that millions of people use...
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September 26, 2019 - 2:04 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan has launched mobile money, the ability to send and receive funds by phone, in an attempt to boost the economy after a five-year civil war killed almost 400,000 people. But many challenges need to be overcome before the practice becomes widespread, including high...
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In this July 18, 2019, photo, North Korean refugee Jang Myung-jin speaks during an interview at his house in Seoul, South Korea. The 32-year-old Jang is among a handful of young North Korean refugees in South Korea who have launched YouTube channels that offer a rare glimpse into the everyday lives of people in North Korea, one of the world’s most secretive and repressive countries. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
September 25, 2019 - 9:59 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In South Korea, a handful of young North Korean refugees have launched YouTube channels in recent years to offer a rare glimpse into life in the North. They talk about things like what food North Koreans eat and what profanity they use. Their programs contrast with...
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Dave Limp, senior vice president for Amazon devices & services, talks about Echo Buds, the tech company's new wireless earbuds product, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, during an event in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
September 25, 2019 - 6:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon wants Alexa everywhere. The online shopping giant said Wednesday that it will soon start selling wireless earbuds, finger rings and prescription eyeglasses with its Alexa voice assistant built in. The goal: Get Alexa outside the home and wherever customers are. "You can have...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2015 file photo, Nick Clegg, then leader of Britain's Liberal Democrat party, speaks at a press conference in London. Speaking at the Atlantic Festival in Washington on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, Nick Clegg, Facebook's vice president of global affairs, said the company has exempted politicians from its fact checking program for more than a year. But if politicians share previously debunked links or other material, those will be demoted and banned from being included in ads.. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
September 25, 2019 - 5:33 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook says it does not fact check politicians' statements on its site, even if they might be false. The social network operator says that's because such statements could be newsworthy — and it doesn't want to act as a "referee" for political debates. Facebook works with...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2019, file photo, the Best Buy logo is shown on a store in Richfield, Minn. Best Buy Co., the nation’s largest consumer electronics chain, says it plans to expand its remote monitoring services of seniors to 5 million from 1 million in five years. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
September 25, 2019 - 3:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's largest consumer electronics chain, known for selling TV sets, cellphones and laptops, is looking to health care as a big source of its future growth. Best Buy Co. said Wednesday that in five years it hopes to provide 5 million seniors with health monitoring services,...
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September 25, 2019 - 11:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission is suing Match Group for allegedly using fake love interest ads to trick consumers into paying for a subscription to dating site Match.com The site lets people create profiles for free but you need to pay for a subscription to respond to messages. Match...
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FILE - This Friday, June 16, 2017, file photo shows the Google logo at a gadgets show in Paris. Google won a major case in the European Union on Tuesday Sept. 24, 2019, when the bloc's top court ruled that the U.S. internet giant doesn't have to extend the EU's "right to be forgotten" rules to its search engines outside the region. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
September 25, 2019 - 8:03 am
LONDON (AP) — Google said Wednesday it will tweak how it shows previews for news stories in France but won't pay license fees to publishers when the country brings in new European Union copyright rules. The U.S. tech giant will stop showing a snippet — a few lines of text — and a small thumbnail...
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