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1. Indiana's high court upholds state's 'revenge porn' law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court has upheld the state’s so-called “revenge porn” law that makes it a criminal act to distribute intimate images without consent.

In a 5-0 ruling issued Tuesday, the court found that the General Assembly did not run afoul of the free speech guarantees of ...

Saturday 22 January 2022 / 22 Jan 2022 | 9:23 am EST
2. Biden administration intervenes in Trump lawsuit against Facebook to defend Section 230

The Biden administration is intervening in former President Donald Trump’s lawsuit against Facebook to defend legal liability protections for tech platforms.

The administration sided with Facebook in defending a legal provision, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, despite President Biden campaigning against the ...

Friday 21 January 2022 / 21 Jan 2022 | 3:12 pm EST / Author: Ryan Lovelace
3. Intel announces $20B Ohio factory as Joe Biden fights semiconductor shortage

Intel plans to invest $20 billion in a semiconductor factory outside of Columbus, Ohio, the White House said Friday as President Biden tries to spur U.S. manufacturing to fight a global chip shortage.

The White House said the new facility will create 7,000 construction jobs and 3,000 permanent jobs.

“Today’s ...

Friday 21 January 2022 / 21 Jan 2022 | 7:37 am EST / Author: Tom Howell Jr., Jeff Mordock and Tom Howell Jr., Jeff Mordock
4. China criticizes US missile sanctions as hypocrisy

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday criticized Washington for imposing sanctions on Chinese companies the U.S. says exported missile technology, and accused the United States of hypocrisy for selling nuclear-capable cruise missiles.

The United States announced penalties on three companies it said were engaged in unspecified “missile technology proliferation activities." ...

Friday 21 January 2022 / 21 Jan 2022 | 6:53 am EST / Author: Tom Howell Jr., Jeff Mordock and Tom Howell Jr., Jeff Mordock
5. Stocks fall, have worst week since March 2020; Netflix tanks

Stocks fell again on Wall Street Friday, capping off the worst weekly drop for the S&P 500 since the start of the pandemic.

Investors have grown increasingly worried about rising inflation and how aggressive the Federal Reserve might be in raising interest rates to tamp it down. Historically low rates ...

Friday 21 January 2022 / 21 Jan 2022 | 1:38 am EST / Author: Damian J. Troise
6. 'Dune' 4K Ultra HD movie review

The second cinematic adaptation of Frank Herbert's seminal science-fiction masterpiece taxed the creative might of director Denis Villeneuve ("Arrival") and delivered a critically acclaimed hit late last year on both HBO Max streaming service and IMAX theater screens.

Now available on the 4K disc format, Dune (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, ...

Thursday 20 January 2022 / 20 Jan 2022 | 10:32 pm EST / Author: Joseph Szadkowski
7. Cybersecurity pros warn Ukraine crisis could spur Russian cyberattacks around the world

The cybersecurity firm Mandiant is warning that Russia’s conflict over Ukraine may yield attacks in cyberspace that cause harm around the world.

John Hultquist, Mandiant's vice president of intelligence analysis, said in a video briefing that his firm has regularly informed its customers that chaos in Ukraine could affect them, ...

Thursday 20 January 2022 / 20 Jan 2022 | 6:19 pm EST / Author: Ryan Lovelace
8. Netflix stock plunges as subscriber growth worries deepen

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Netflix delivered its latest quarter of disappointing subscriber growth during the final three months of last year, a trend that management foresees continuing into the new year as tougher competition is undercutting the video streaming leader.

The Los Gatos, California, company added 8.3 million worldwide ...

Thursday 20 January 2022 / 20 Jan 2022 | 4:49 pm EST / Author: Michael Liedtke
9. Ralph Lauren unveils Team USA's opening Olympic uniforms

NEW YORK — Team USA's opening ceremony uniforms for the Beijing Olympics include some sneaky new warming technology, along with a handy front pouch and a cinch waist on anoraks in navy and white.

The jackets unveiled Thursday by official outfitter Ralph Lauren include a smart, honeycomb-like fabric layer built ...

Thursday 20 January 2022 / 20 Jan 2022 | 8:38 am EST / Author: Leanne Italie
10. Federal agency urges better defenses after Russian cyber hit on Ukraine

The federal government’s primary cybersecurity agency is urging computer network administrators for American critical infrastructure networks to immediately bolster security against electronic attacks following suspected Russian cyberstrikes against Ukraine.

Tuesday's statement by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warned that increased security is needed urgently following “recent malicious cyber ...

Tuesday 18 January 2022 / 18 Jan 2022 | 6:46 pm EST / Author: Bill Gertz
11. Report: Mandatory Olympic app has serious security flaws

RICHMOND, Va.— A smartphone app that athletes and others attending next month’s Winter Games in Beijing must install has glaring security problems that could expose sensitive data to interception, according to a report published Tuesday.

Citizen Lab, an internet watchdog group, said in its report the MY2022 app has seriously ...

Tuesday 18 January 2022 / 18 Jan 2022 | 2:18 pm EST / Author: Alan Suderman
12. Verizon, AT&T delay 5G service launch near some airports, fears persist of impact on airplanes

Verizon and AT&T announced Tuesday that they will postpone their rollout of 5G near some airports after the airline industry warned of "catastrophic disruptions" to flights if telecoms move forward with a full-scale rollout of the service on Wednesday.

The two companies said it would work with regulators to address ...

Tuesday 18 January 2022 / 18 Jan 2022 | 1:45 pm EST / Author: Joseph Clark
13. Airline executives warn of 'catastrophic disruption' ahead of 5G rollout

Airline industry heavyweights are warning of chaos if Verizon and AT&T proceed with a full-scale rollout of 5G on Wednesday.

The two telecoms have twice delayed the rollout, originally slated for Dec. 5, over warnings that cell tower emissions near airports could interfere with aircraft automated landing systems and altimeters.

Tuesday 18 January 2022 / 18 Jan 2022 | 12:14 pm EST / Author: Joseph Clark
14. Microsoft buys game maker Activision Blizzard for about $70B

Microsoft is paying nearly $70 billion for Activision Blizzard, the maker of Candy Crush and Call of Duty, as it seeks an edge in the fiercely competitive businesses of mobile gaming and virtual-reality technology.

The all-cash $68.7 billion deal will turn Microsoft, maker of the Xbox gaming system, into one ...

Tuesday 18 January 2022 / 18 Jan 2022 | 8:55 am EST / Author: Matt O'Brien
15. Stocks fall broadly on Wall Street, led by tech, banks

Stocks fell broadly in morning trading on Wall Street Tuesday as investors review the latest batch of corporate earnings and continue monitoring rising inflation and the virus pandemic.

The S&P 500 fell 1.3% as of 10:30 a.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 534 points, or 1.5%, to 35,377 ...

Tuesday 18 January 2022 / 18 Jan 2022 | 2:35 am EST / Author: Damian J. Troise
16. Suspected drone attack in Abu Dhabi kills 3, wounds 6

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A suspected drone attack claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels targeting a key oil facility in Abu Dhabi killed three people on Monday and sparked a separate fire at Abu Dhabi's international airport.

Emirati police identified the dead as two Indian nationals and one Pakistani. ...

Monday 17 January 2022 / 17 Jan 2022 | 4:56 am EST / Author: Aya Batrawy
17. Ukraine says Russia behind cyberattack in 'hybrid war' move

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine said Sunday that Russia was behind a cyberattack that defaced its government websites and alleged that Russia is engaged in an increasing “hybrid war” against its neighbor.

The statement from the Ministry of Digital Development came a day after Microsoft said dozens of computer systems at ...

Sunday 16 January 2022 / 16 Jan 2022 | 9:12 am EST / Author: Yuras Karmanau
18. Microsoft discloses malware attack on Ukraine govt networks

BOSTON — Microsoft said late Saturday that dozens of computer systems at an unspecified number of Ukrainian government agencies have been infected with destructive malware disguised as ransomware, a disclosure suggesting an attention-grabbing defacement attack on official websites was a diversion. The extent of the damage was not immediately clear.

Sunday 16 January 2022 / 16 Jan 2022 | 12:16 am EST / Author: Frank Bajak
19. House GOPers demand answers from Twitter CEO about censorship, Robert Malone suspension

More than a dozen House Republicans sent a letter Friday to Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal threatening to hold social media companies accountable for censoring conservative voices.

The letter highlighted Twitter’s suspension of the account of Dr. Robert Malone, a researcher involved in the development of mRNA vaccines who has been ...

Friday 14 January 2022 / 14 Jan 2022 | 5:49 pm EST / Author: Kerry Picket
20. Netflix upping U.S., Canada prices with competition growing

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix is raising prices for its video streaming customers in the U.S. and Canada, less than a year and a half since its last price increase, as competition from other streaming services increases.

The Los Gatos, California, company said Friday that prices are going up by ...

Friday 14 January 2022 / 14 Jan 2022 | 4:21 pm EST / Author: Tali Arbel