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WASHINGTON - Apple announced Wednesday night that it would no longer unlock encrypted iPhones or iPads for police in many circumstances, taking a hard new line as tech companies attempt to blunt allegations that they have too readily participated in government efforts to collect user data.
Microsoft will acquire the maker of the long-running hit game Minecraft for $2.5 billion.
An Ohio police department wants residents to stop reporting crimes on its Facebook page.
The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family.
At a recent political rally in Wellington, indicted Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom jokingly asked members of New Zealand's spy agency to raise their hands.
Graphene Frontiers L.L.C., a Philadelphia technology start-up, will partner with the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) in Albany to develop next-generation graphene-based processes, technologies, and techniques for application in the consumer electronics industry.
Internet freedom activists are holding a rally Monday outside the Comcast Center in Philadelphia to protest Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable.
NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon and eBay should watch their backs.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine authorities arrested 43 suspected members of a syndicate that runs a lucrative online cybersex operation catering to clients worldwide, officials said Thursday.
Midway through "Destiny," the new science fiction epic from "Halo" creators Bungie, a smug prince is musing on the hero's desire to visit a mysterious site on Mars.
BRUSSELS (AP) - The media conglomerate controlled by Rupert Murdoch is joining the fray in Google's protracted European antitrust case, saying the technology company unfairly distorts competition.
BEIJING (AP) - Alibaba Group's U.S. stock offering is a wakeup call about an emerging wave of technology giants in China's state-dominated economy.
BEIJING (AP) - Control over Alibaba Group will stay in the hands of founder Jack Ma and other company veterans after the Chinese e-commerce giant goes public on the New York Stock Exchange in a record busting share sale.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. But the world's biggest social network is not budging from its rules.
NEW YORK (AP) - Apple's iOS 8 software update for iPhones and iPads is worth getting - but not necessarily right away.