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Russian soldier speaks on his smart phone during the 2018 soccer World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia.

New legislation bans Russian soldiers from using smartphones

Russian lawmakers have approved a bill prohibiting military personnel from using smartphones on duty, a move intended to stop sensitive information from appearing on social media.

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A woman browses her smartphone as she walks by a Huawei store at a shopping mall in Beijing.

China accuses US of trying to block its tech development

China's government on Monday accused the United States of trying to block the country's industrial development by alleging that Chinese mobile network gear poses a cybersecurity threat to countries rolling out new internet systems.

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FILE - In this May 18, 2012, file photo a television photographer shoots the sign outside of Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.

UK lawmakers slam Facebook, recommend stiffer regulation

British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that accused Facebook of intentionally violating privacy and anti-competition laws in the U.K., and called for greater oversight of social media companies.

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In this Feb. 2, 2019 photo, a guide stands next to a model of the West Sea Barrage in Nampo, North Korea.

North Korea exploring sanctions-proof energy technologies

Power-strapped North Korea is exploring two ambitious alternative energy sources — tidal power and coal-based synthetic fuels — that could greatly improve living standards and reduce its reliance on oil imports and vulnerability to sanctions.

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Airbus CEO Tom Enders, left, CFO Harald Wilhelm and president of Airbus Commercial Aricraft Guillaume Faury, thumb up before the presentation of Airbus 2018 results in Toulouse.

Too big to sell: Airbus bids pained adieu to superjumbo A380

To passengers, the A380 feels immediately different — spacious, smooth and oddly elegant for a jet so gargantuan. Yet to Airbus, it's become a burden so super-sized that the European manufacturer is ending its production for good.

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Nathan Sutherland, accused of raping and impregnating a patient at Hacienda HealthCare.

Arizona health facility rape spurs video surveillance push

Arizona is trying to catch up to 10 states with laws allowing electronic monitoring and other technology aimed at deterring abuse of vulnerable people at long-term care facilities, following the rape of an incapacitated Phoenix woman who later gave birth.

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This undated photo provided by researchers in February 2019 shows the components of swallowable self-righting device which can inject drugs from inside the stomach.

Pea-sized pill delivers insulin shot from inside the stomach

Scientists figured out how to hide a shot inside a pea-sized pill — creating a swallowable gadget, inspired by a tortoise shell, that can inject medicines like insulin from inside the stomach.

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In this Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, photo Plop, a rescue dog owned by Lisa Topol is seen New York.

Dog DNA testing takes off, and generates debate

As people peer into DNA for clues to health and heritage, man's best friend is under the microscope, too.

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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014 photo, David Pecker, Chairman and CEO of American Media.

Tabloid CEO's lawyer denies Enquirer tried to extort Bezos

The National Enquirer committed neither extortion nor blackmail by threatening to publish intimate photos of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, an attorney for the head of the tabloid's parent company said Sunday.

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Instagram app logo is displayed on a mobile screen in Los Angeles.

Instagram changes rules on self-harm postings after suicide

Instagram has agreed to ban graphic images of self-harm after objections were raised in Britain following the suicide of a teen whose father said the photo-sharing platform had contributed to her decision to take her own life.

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FILE- In this Jan. 31, 2019, file photo Grant Thompson and his mother, Michele, look at an iPhone in the family's kitchen in Tucson, Ariz.

Apple releases update to prevent FaceTime eavesdropping

Apple has released an iPhone update to fix a FaceTime flaw that allowed people to eavesdrop on others while using its group video chat feature.

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FILE- In this Oct. 3, 2018, file photo a Garmin International employee shows the new Spotify app on his smartphone integrated with his Garmin fenix 5 Plus watch during a presentation in New York.

Spotify takes a big jump into the podcasting game

Spotify is making a bigger bet on podcasts as it looks to bring a Netflix-like model of original programs to the audio world. The music-streaming pioneer gobbled up two podcasting companies, Gimlet and Anchor, on Wednesday.

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FILE - This illustration made available by NASA on March 29, 2018 shows the twin Mars Cube One (MarCO) spacecraft flying over Mars with Earth and the sun in the distance.

Tiny satellites fall silent after proving new tech at Mars

Two tiny satellites have fallen silent hundreds of millions of miles away, after proving new technology at Mars.

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Angela Ahrendts, Apple's senior vice president of Retail and Online Stores.

Apple's top retail exec to leave amid iPhone sales slowdown

Apple's top retailing executive is stepping down amid a slowdown in iPhone sales that has raised doubts about the company's future growth prospects.

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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 5, 2007 file photo, Mark Zuckerberg poses for a photo next to a Facebook logo at the offices in Palo Alto, Calif.

From dorm to dominance: Growing pains as Facebook turns 15

Facebook, trudging through its awkward teenage years, is turning 15 on Monday.

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Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself the interim president of Venezuela.

Venezuelan opposition targeted by internet censors

Opposition leader Juan Guaido's calls for Venezuelans to abandon Nicolas Maduro's government are booming across the world outside, but the self-declared interim president is having a harder time delivering his message at home.

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Grant Thompson and his mother, Michele, look at an iPhone in the family's kitchen in Tucson, Ariz.

14-year-old's FaceTime bug discovery could rattle Apple

At the heart of Apple's shocking FaceTime bug, which allowed just about anyone to turn an iPhone into a live microphone, stands a 14-year-old boy who stumbled upon the eavesdropping flaw more than a week before Apple took action.

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Visitors look at a manufacturing robot from Chinese robot maker Aubo Robotics at the World Robot Conference in Beijing, China.

From corn to Apple: The cases behind the US-China standoff

To hear the Americans tell it, the Chinese have gone on a commercial crime spree, pilfering trade secrets from seed corn to electronic brains behind wind turbines. 

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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo shows the Facebook app icon on an iPhone in New York.

Apple busts Facebook for distributing data-sucking app

Apple says Facebook can no longer distribute an app that paid users, including teenagers, to extensively track their phone and web use.

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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019 file photo, the Apple logo is displayed at the Apple store in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

Apple to fix FaceTime bug that allows eavesdropping

Apple has disabled a group-chat function in FaceTime after users said a software bug could let callers activate another person's microphone remotely.

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