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NSA discovers security flaw in Windows, Microsoft issues fix

The National Security Agency has discovered a major security flaw in Microsoft's Windows operating system and tipped off the company rather than exploit it...

CES Gadget Show: Surveillance is in – and in a big way

From the face scanner that will check in some attendees to the cameras-everywhere array of digital products, the CES gadget show is all-in on...

Apple vs. Netflix: Why turf wars are flaring in big tech

Apple's latest move into streaming video illustrates an escalating trend: Tech's biggest companies, faced with limits to their growth, are encroaching on each other's...

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...

CES 2019: “Family tech” gadgets appeal to parental anxiety

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Every year, the CES gadget show brings more devices promising to make life a little bit easier for harried parents.Sure,...

Microsoft embraces collaboration in $7.5B deal for GitHub

Microsoft is paying $7.5 billion for the popular coder hangout GitHub as the maker of Windows further embraces the types of open-source projects it...

Microsoft launches $25M program to use AI for disabilities

Microsoft is launching a $25 million initiative to use artificial intelligence to build better technology for people with disabilities.CEO Satya Nadella announced the new...

Facebook sends privacy alerts to affected users

Facebook has begun alerting some users that their data was swept up in the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal.Anthony Bagnetto was one of many people...

Data breach hits Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor stores

A data breach at department store chains Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off Fifth and Lord & Taylor has compromised the personal information of customers...

Trump’s brief Twitter outage prompts cheers, concerns

Some cheered and others raised concerns when President Donald Trump's Twitter account, a mouthpiece for the U.S. presidency, briefly and mysteriously went dark."My Twitter...

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FDA approves first COVID-19 drug: antiviral remdesivir

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical WriterU.S. regulators on Thursday approved the first drug to treat COVID-19: remdesivir, an antiviral medicine given...