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It takes a tech village to track Santa on Christmas Eve

By JAMES ANDERSON Associated Press PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) — Depending on which country they’re from, the kids may ask about Father Christmas, Papa Noel, Saint Nick or Santa Claus. But they all want to know one thing: where in the world the jolly old man and his sleigh full of gifts are […]

France fines Google $166 million for abusing ad dominance

PARIS (AP) — France’s competition authority fined Google 150 million euros ($166 million) on Friday for “abusing its dominant position” in the online ad market. The agency said the U.S. tech company mistreated buyers of ads based on keywords. Methods used by its Google Ads platform are “opaque and difficult to understand” and the company […]

Facebook to tackle efforts to interfere with 2020 US census

By BARBARA ORTUTAY and MAE ANDERSON AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook plans to clamp down on attempts to use its services to interfere with the 2020 U.S. census, including the posting of misleading information about when and how to participate, who can participate and what happens when people do. Facebook and other […]

EU court boost for activist in Facebook data transfer fight

By KELVIN CHAN AP Business Writer LONDON (AP) — EU regulators must block tech companies from transferring data outside the bloc in cases in which privacy rules are broken, an advisor to the European Union’s top court said Thursday, in a long legal case involving an Austrian privacy campaigner and Facebook. The European Court of […]

UK opens inquiry into Google's takeover of data company

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s competition watchdog said Tuesday it launched a formal inquiry into Google’s takeover of cloud data analytics company Looker Data Sciences, as it intensifies scrutiny of technology deals. The Competition and Markets Authority said it had notified the two companies on Monday that it was opening an initial inquiry and would decide […]

Norway's Telenor drops Huawei for Ericsson in 5G contract

By KELVIN CHAN AP Business Writer LONDON (AP) — Norway’s biggest wireless carrier, Telenor, on Friday chose Sweden’s Ericsson to supply part of its new 5G network, ending its cooperation with Chinese tech giant Huawei after a decade. The company signaled it would gradually remove Huawei equipment as it upgrades radio gear for the next […]

Testing tech ideas in public? San Francisco says get permit

By JANIE HAR Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tired of San Francisco streets being used as a testing ground for the latest delivery technology and transportation apps, city leaders are now requiring businesses to get permits before trying out new high-tech ideas in public. Supporters of the legislation, which the Board of Supervisors unanimously […]

State AGs look to head off T-Mobile-Sprint deal in court

By TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A high-drama telecom deal is heading to court. T-Mobile, in its attempt to buy Sprint for $26.5 billion, has already notched approvals from key federal regulators. Now it must convince a federal judge that the 14 state attorneys general suing to stop the deal are […]

Huawei asks court to throw out US telecom funds ban

By SAM McNEIL Associated Press SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei is asking a U.S. federal court to throw out a rule that bars rural phone carriers from using government money to purchase its equipment on security grounds. The lawsuit announced Thursday is Huawei Technologies Ltd.’s second legal challenge this year to Trump […]

Google co-founders step aside as antitrust scrutiny heats up

By RACHEL LERMAN AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google’s co-founders are relinquishing their executive positions just as state and federal regulators, not to mention the Department of Justice and Congress, are taking a keen interest in possible abuse of its privacy practices and market power. But their long foreshadowed successor, Sundar Pichai, has […]