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AP Top Technology News At 6:46 a.m. EST

Facebook: Internal glitch caused hour-long global outage
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Facebook said it suffered a self-inflicted outage lasting an hour on Tuesday that made its site inaccessible to users worldwide....

Japan turns to 'I am Kenji' Facebook page on hostage crisis
TOKYO (AP) -- The plight of freelance journalist Kenji Goto, taken captive by Islamic State group militants, has gripped Japan, and the people's hopes for his safety are now on Facebook with a simple, unifying plea: "I am Kenji."...

Microsoft earnings report doesn't excite market
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Big jumps in sales of its Surface tablets, cloud computing software and Lumia smartphones drove Microsoft's quarterly revenue above expectations, as CEO Satya Nadella continues to steer toward the mobile gadget market and shift Microsoft away from its traditional focus on the PC....

China says 'harmful info' must be managed after VPNs blocked
BEIJING (AP) -- Responding to reports that China is blocking VPN services that let users jump the Great Firewall, an Internet official said Tuesday that "harmful information" must be managed....

IBM "flatly denies" report of mass layoffs
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Calling it "ridiculous" and "baseless," IBM on Monday dismissed a report that said the technology giant plans to lay off 1 in 4 of its workers, or 100,000 people....

Review: Good price, limited functions with online Sling TV
NEW YORK (AP) -- Satellite TV provider Dish Network made a splash this month when it unveiled an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than its regular service. The Sling TV option is aimed at people who have dropped their cable or satellite packages or never had either....

Uber caps surge pricing during winter storm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Want a ride home from car service Uber during the major snowstorm descending on the Northeast on Monday? Expect to pay more than the usual fare....

NFL, YouTube partner to post official clips to video site
Searching for Super Bowl highlights next week after the big game?...

Law enforcement wants popular police-tracking app disabled
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Law enforcement is concerned that the popular Waze mobile traffic app by Google Inc., which provides real-time road conditions, can also be used to hunt and harm police....

Cuban youth build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban
HAVANA (AP) -- Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world that most can't access....

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China says 'harmful info' must be managed after VPNs blocked

Facebook: Internal glitch caused hour-long global outage

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Japan turns to 'I am Kenji' Facebook page on hostage crisis

Microsoft earnings report doesn't excite market

Law enforcement wants popular police-tracking app disabled

WikiLeaks slams Google over delay in revealing US warrants

IBM "flatly denies" report of mass layoffs

Uber caps surge pricing during winter storm

Small drone crashes at White House complex, origin unclear

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