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AP Top Technology News at 5:40 p.m. EDT

Facebook gearing up to fight political propaganda
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook is acknowledging that governments or other malicious non-state actors are using its social network to influence political sentiment in ways that could affect national elections....

Robotic fruit pickers may help orchards with worker shortage
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Harvesting Washington state's vast fruit orchards each year requires thousands of farmworkers, and many of them work illegally in the United States....

Apple ceases iPhone payments to Qualcomm, escalating feud
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple is refusing to pay any royalties owed to mobile chip maker Qualcomm for some of the features in the iPhone, escalating a patent feud that has turned the former business partners into bitter adversaries....

Uber self-driving car exec steps aside during Google lawsuit
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The executive running Uber's self-driving car division is stepping aside while the company defends itself against charges that he provided the project with technology stolen from a Google spinoff....

5 reasons Amazon is experimenting with physical stores
NEW YORK (AP) -- Is the online giant of retail also looking to conquer physical stores?...

YouTube ad boycott could spell trouble for Alphabet's Google
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- YouTube's inability to keep big-brand ads off unsavory videos is threatening to transform a rising star in Google's digital family into a problem child....

Australian police reveal they broke new metadata laws
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australian police revealed on Friday that an officer broke the country's contentious new metadata laws by illegally accessing a journalist's phone records to identify an anonymous source....

Alphabet posts 1Q profit
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $5.43 billion....

Microsoft's fiscal 3Q revenue falls short of expectations
NEW YORK (AP) -- Microsoft's cloud business propelled its fiscal third-quarter earnings above Wall Street's expectations, but revenue fell short, sending the software maker's stock lower in after-hours trading....

AP-NORC poll: Most teens have taken social media break
NEW YORK (AP) -- The common stereotype has teens glued to their phones 24-7. But nearly 60 percent of teens in the U.S. have actually taken a break from social media - the bulk of them voluntarily, a new survey found ....

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