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A man uses his cell phone while walking on a sidewalk in downtown Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Iranian state TV reported Wednesday that government bodies have been barred from using foreign messaging apps. State TV said the ban was imposed by the Presidential Office on all public institutions. It was not clear if the ban applied to civil servants outside of work hours. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
April 18, 2018 - 9:20 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's presidency has banned all government bodies from using foreign-based messaging apps to communicate with citizens, state media reported Wednesday, after economic protests organized through such apps shook the country earlier this year. Chief among those apps is Telegram,...
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This Oct. 15, 2014 photo made available by The Reykjavík Metropolitan Police shows Sindri Thor Stefansson. Icelandic police have informed their Swedish colleagues that a man suspected of masterminding the theft of about 600 computers used to mine bitcoins and other virtual currencies, likely fled to Sweden after a prison break, officials said Wednesday April 18, 2018. (The Reykjavík Metropolitan Police via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 7:46 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A man suspected of masterminding the theft of about 600 computers used to mine bitcoins and other virtual currencies has likely fled to Sweden after breaking out of a prison in Iceland, officials said Wednesday. Swedish police spokesman Stefan Dangardt says no arrest has been made...
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Jack Handlery rides a motorized scooter in San Francisco, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. San Francisco is ordering three companies that rent out motorized scooters to stop operating until they can ensure riders are following state law and the dockless devices are not a hazard to the public. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 18, 2018 - 1:59 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is ordering three companies that began renting motorized foot-pedal scooters in the city last month to stop operating until they can ensure riders are obeying state laws and that the devices are not a hazard to the public. City Attorney Dennis Herrera said in...
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FILE - This June 3, 2015, file photo shows an Ikea store in Miami. TaskRabbit says it's investigating a cybersecurity incident that has caused it to shut down its online on-demand services platform. The Ikea-owned service has been offline since Monday, April 16, 2018, and showed no signs of restarting Tuesday. A notice sent to users advises them to change their passwords if they use the same password on other sites. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
April 17, 2018 - 11:15 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — TaskRabbit says it's investigating a cybersecurity incident that has caused it to shut down its online on-demand services platform. The Ikea-owned service has been offline since Monday and showed no signs of restarting Tuesday. A notice sent to users advises them to change...
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FILE--In this file photo taken March 27, 2017, the Waze application is displayed on a smartphone in San Francisco. A Los Angeles councilman is asking the city to consider legal action against Waze over complaints that the navigation app is recklessly guiding motorists off thoroughfares and into residential neighborhoods in search of shorter or quicker routes. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, file)
April 17, 2018 - 7:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles should consider legal action against Waze over complaints that the traffic navigation app is recklessly guiding motorists off thoroughfares and into residential neighborhoods in search of shorter or quicker routes, a city council member said Tuesday. Councilman David...
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In this Wednesday, April 11, 2018, photo, a doll covered in mud lies next to a shovel and rocks outside a home heavily damaged in a mudslide, in Montecito, Calif. Months after the mudslides nearly wiped the small community of Montecito off the map and killed multiple people, those who survived are still looking for and finding their belongings in the deep and hardened sludge. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 17, 2018 - 6:06 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a torrent of mud crashed through Mari Mitchel's bedroom in Southern California three months ago, it carried away everything from massive pieces of antique family furniture to a tiny pouch that held her wedding and engagement rings and a beloved pendant. As the days turned...
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FILE _ In this file photo taken on Jan. 17, 2018, a worker walks along a row of computer rigs that run around the clock 'mining' bitcoin inside the Genesis Mining cryptocurrency mine in Keflavik, Iceland. A prisoner in Iceland suspected of masterminding the theft of about 600 computers used to mine bitcoin has managed to escape custody and flee the remote North Atlantic nation on a passenger plane. Police said surveillance footage showed a suspect they identified as Sindri Thor Stefansson boarding a passenger plane to Sweden on Tuesday April 17, 2018. (AP Photos/Egill Bjarnason, File)
April 17, 2018 - 5:34 pm
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — A prisoner in Iceland suspected of masterminding the theft of about 600 computers that were being used to mine bitcoin and other virtual currencies escaped custody and fled Tuesday on a passenger plane that a witness said also carried the remote North Atlantic nation's...
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FILE - This Sunday, July 27, 2008, file photo shows an LED-illuminated wireless router in Philadelphia. On Monday, April 16, 2018, Washington and London jointly accused Russia’s government of targeting internet equipment in the U.S. and U.K. for political and economic espionage. The two governments said the operations, which allegedly involve planting malware on internet routers and other equipment, could also lay the foundation for future offensive cyberattacks. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 17, 2018 - 4:39 pm
Russia is denying charges from the United States and Britain that its agents have planted malware on key internet equipment to spy on rivals, steal trade secrets and potentially launch cyberattacks. A Kremlin spokesman on Tuesday called the accusations unfounded and "feeble." The U.S. Department of...
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FILE - A Sunday, March 25, 2018 file photo shows an advertisement in The New York Times is displayed, in New York. University of Essex lecturer and propaganda expert Emma Briant says Cambridge Analytica helped Donald Trump’s presidential campaign use false statements and anti-Muslim messages to spread fear and resentment in swing states he needed to win. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
April 17, 2018 - 4:31 pm
LONDON (AP) — Cambridge Analytica's ex-CEO, Alexander Nix, has refused to testify before the U.K. Parliament's media committee, citing British authorities' investigation into his former company's alleged misuse of data from millions of Facebook accounts in political campaigns. Committee Chairman...
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April 17, 2018 - 10:48 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio online charter school that was one of the nation's largest before it suspended operations amid a legal fight with the state is filing another appeal with the Ohio Supreme Court. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow is looking to overturn a State Board of Education...
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