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Debunked Ukraine conspiracy theory is knocked down - again

By FRANK BAJAK AP Cybersecurity Writer A discredited conspiracy theory that blames Ukraine, and not Russia, for interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election reared its head again during the first day of public impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump’s alleged attempt to pressure Ukraine into investigating a political opponent. First, California Rep. Devin Nunes, […]

Security firm says Chinese hackers intercepted text messages

By TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese hackers with a history of state-sponsored espionage have intercepted the text messages of thousands of foreigners in a targeted campaign that planted eavesdropping software on a telecommunications provider’s servers, a cybersecurity firm said. FireEye said in a report issued on Thursday that the hackers belong to […]

Huawei founder says US woes not hardest crisis

By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer SHENZHEN, China (AP) — For decades, Huawei’s founder stayed out of sight as it grew to become the biggest maker of network gear for phone carriers and passed Apple as the No. 2 smartphone brand. Now, Ren Zhengfei is shedding that anonymity as China’s first global tech brand mobilizes […]

Champions League TV rights in Britain kept by BT

By ROB HARRIS AP Global Soccer Writer LONDON (AP) — The rights to broadcast Champions League games in Britain have been retained by BT Sport for another three seasons in a deal worth more than $1.5 billion, The Associated Press has learned. The telecommunications company will continue to show every game live and air highlights […]

Got a weird text? A telecom vendor says it's to blame

By TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer If you woke up to a weird text that seemed totally out of place, you aren’t alone. A mysterious wave of missives swept America’s phones overnight, delivering confusing messages from friends, family and the occasional ex. Friends who hadn’t talked to each other in months were jolted into chatting. […]

Program uses e-sports to connect girls to science, tech jobs

LAS VEGAS (AP) — several dozen middle schoolers played video games and toured the e-sports arena at the Luxor casino-resort this week as part of a new program working to get girls excited about careers in science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The trip was part of a new program called Battle Born Girls Innovate, […]

One big step: Google buys Fitbit for $2.1 billion

By MATT O’BRIEN AP Technology Writer Google, the company that helped make it fun to just sit around surfing the web, is jumping into the fitness-tracker business with both feet, buying Fitbit for about $2.1 billion. The deal could put Google in direct competition with Apple and Samsung in the highly competitive market for smartwatches […]

Hungary says Huawei to help build its 5G wireless network

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s foreign minister says China’s Huawei will take part in the construction of the country’s next-generation 5G wireless network. Peter Szijjarto said Tuesday in Shanghai, China, that Huawei will be cooperating with Britain’s Vodafone and Germany’s Deutsche Telekom in the project. He added that Hungary does not discriminate between companies based […]

EU warns hostile countries are 5G risk, avoids naming names

By KELVIN CHAN AP Business Writer LONDON (AP) — The European Union warned Wednesday that next-generation telecommunication networks face a range of cyber threats, including from hostile countries. While steering clear of singling out Chinese tech company Huawei, an EU security risk assessment identified “states or state-backed actors” as the most serious and likely culprits […]

India restores post-paid cellphone services in Kashmir

By AIJAZ HUSSAIN and SHEIKH SAALIQ Associated Press SRINAGAR, India (AP) — postpaid cellphone services were restored in India-administered Kashmir on Monday, more than two months after India’s government downgraded the region’s semi-autonomy and imposed a security and communications lockdown. Landline phones were restored in the region last month, but the ban on more than […]