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Jones website hack reveals stars' tricky cyber landscape
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The hateful hack of comedian Leslie Jones' personal website reveals the tricky cyber landscape celebrities tread and the murky legal protections that exist for personal digital content....

Activist discovers iPhone spyware, sparking security update
AJMAN, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor's iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in the United Arab Emirates' prisons. All Mansoor had to do was click the link....

The Latest: Russian convicted of hacking into US businesses
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Latest on the case of a Russian man accused of hacking into U.S. businesses (all times local):...

Yosemite, and President Obama, head into virtual reality
NEW YORK (AP) -- In a new project with National Geographic, Barack Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to project himself into virtual reality - in this case, a 360-degree representation of Yosemite National Park....

WhatsApp is going to share your phone number with Facebook
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. That means WhatsApp users could soon start seeing more targeted ads and Facebook friend suggestions on Facebook based on WhatsApp information - although not on the messaging service itself....

Why the EU's tax probe of multinationals is raising US ire
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's campaign to crack down on tax avoidance by multinationals has drawn unusually public criticism from the U.S., which says it is unfairly targeting American companies....

Volkswagen, dealers reach tentative deal in cheating scandal
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Volkswagen has reached a tentative deal with its U.S. dealers to compensate them for losses they said they suffered as a result of the company's emissions cheating scandal, attorneys for the carmaker and dealers told a federal judge Thursday....

Amazon starts car research and review site
NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon is starting a site offering research, reviews and other information on new and used cars....

World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore
SINGAPORE (AP) -- The world's first self-driving taxis began picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday....

UK lawmakers urge social media companies to tackle extremism
LONDON (AP) -- British lawmakers on Thursday demanded that social media do more to police users who promote extremism, arguing that companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter are "consciously failing" to stop radicalization online....

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