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Apple orchestrates deal for song-recognition app Shazam

Dec 11, 2017

Apple has bought Shazam, the maker of a song-recognition app that Apple's digital assistant Siri has already been using to help people identify the music playing on their iPhones

Email sent to Trumps included public WikiLeaks information

Dec 8, 2017

An email sent to President Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr. before the 2016 election included a decryption key for hacked documents that the website WikiLeaks had made public a day earlier

Ohio awards $10M to boost opioid, addiction breakthroughs

Dec 7, 2017

Ohio has awarded $10 million in grants to six companies and a university to support scientific breakthroughs that address the national opioid epidemic

Apple CEO hopeful banned apps will return to China store

Dec 6, 2017

Apple's chief executive says he's optimistic some apps that fell afoul of China's tight internet laws will eventually be restored after they were removed earlier this year

Apple, Google at Chinese internet fest shows lure of market

Dec 4, 2017

Apple, Google leaders' presence at China state-run internet conference highlights dilemma for Western tech companies trying to expand in increasingly restricted market

APNewsBreak: Army probes criticism of Green Beret training

Nov 30, 2017

The Army has launched an investigation into an anonymous email that accused its leaders of "moral cowardice" for ditching training standards and allowing undeserving soldiers to become members of elite Green Beret teams

FBI deviated from its policy on alerting hacking victims

Nov 29, 2017

The FBI appears to have deviated from its own policy on notifying victims of computer hacking when it left many U.S. officials and other Americans in the dark about Kremlin-aligned attempts to break into their personal email accounts

DeVos: Mobile app coming for federal student aid application

Nov 28, 2017

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says college students will soon be able to file their applications for federal student aid through a mobile app

FBI gave heads-up to fraction of Russian hackers' US targets

Nov 28, 2017

The Associated Press has found that the FBI notified only a fraction of U.S. officials that their personal email accounts were being targeted by Russian hackers despite having evidence for at least a year that they were in the Kremlin's crosshairs

FBI leaves US targets of Russian hackers in the dark

Nov 27, 2017

The FBI had evidence for a least a year that Russian hackers were trying to break into the personal Gmail accounts of scores of U.S. officials, but failed to notify almost all of them