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Pirate flags, female superheroes, lobsters: Here are the new Emoji coming to your phone in 2018

One hundred and fifty-seven new Emoji are bound for smart phones this year, thanks to Unicode Consortium.

36 indicted in global cybercrime ring that stole $530M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thirty-six people were indicted in connection with an international identity theft ring known as a "one-stop shop for cybercriminals" that sold stolen credit card information on the dark web, leading to losses of more than $530 million, U.S. Show More Summary

LA Times buyer is basketball-loving billionaire doctor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man buying the Los Angeles Times is a 65-year-old physician-entrepreneur described by Forbes Magazine as "America's richest doctor," and one who has said his goal is to cure cancer in his lifetime. Dr. PatrickShow More Summary

The Latest: Ex-Uber CEO saw Google founder as a 'brother'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the court fight between Google spin Waymo and ride-hailing service Uber (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says he regarded Google co-founder Larry Page as a "big brother"...Show More Summary

Ex-Uber CEO grilled about old texts in high-tech heist case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is back in a San Francisco courtroom to answer questions about discussions he had with an engineer who is accused of stealing Google's self-driving car technology. Wednesday is Kalanick's...Show More Summary

US task force warns Cuba's internet controls stifle dissent

WASHINGTON (AP) — A task force created by the Trump administration is looking for ways to expand internet access in Cuba and warning that the island's government uses online restrictions to stifle dissent. The group held its first public meeting at the State Department on Wednesday. U.S. Show More Summary

Report: Social media surveillance unfairly targeted Muslims

BOSTON (AP) — A social media monitoring tool used by the Boston Police Department to identify potential threats swept up the posts of people using the hashtag #MuslimLivesMatter and a lawmaker's Facebook update about racial inequality,...Show More Summary

Swiss mobile data of 800,000 customers is stolen

GENEVA (AP) — A Swiss mobile phone operator says its data systems were breached late last year and the contact details of about 800,000 customers were compromised. Swisscom said Wednesday that the names, addresses, telephone numbersShow More Summary

Russian hackers hunt hi-tech secrets, exploiting US weakness

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian cyberspies pursuing the secrets of military drones and other sensitive U.S. defense technology tricked key contract workers into exposing their email to theft, an Associated Press investigation has found. What...Show More Summary stops letting Alaska Native artists sell ivory work

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A policy intended to deter the illegal trade of ivory and items made with the parts of endangered or threatened animals led the online sales website Etsy to remove such artwork sold by Alaska Native artists, who can legally use ivory in their pieces. U.S. Show More Summary

Not the deal of the day: Office chair listed for $1 million on Amazon

A high-end office task chair takes a nearly 99-percent price drop after an erroneous listing on Amazon.

Hawaii man wants people to know he didn't send missile alert

HONOLULU (AP) — When an erroneous alert was sent out last month telling people in Hawaii that there was an incoming ballistic missile, Jeffrey Wong was an island away from the state's emergency management agency office where he works...Show More Summary

Will Disney's streaming service roar - or squeak?

NEW YORK (AP) — Will Disney's upcoming streaming services be the mouse that roared... or squeaked? Disney already owns enviable entertainment properties including Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars. Now, it's looking to add Fox's TV and movie...Show More Summary

Former Uber CEO set to testify in high-tech heist case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is poised to testify Tuesday in a high-stakes trial focused on charges that his company stole self-driving car technology from Waymo, a Google spinoff. Barring delays, Kalanick will take the witness stand toward the end of the second day of testimony in the case. Show More Summary

Apple mulls refunds for battery replacement on old iPhones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple may issue refunds to customers who paid full price to replace the batteries on older iPhones before the company offered a $50 discount as part of its apology for secretly slowing down the devices. No details about the potential rebate were included in a five-page letter sent to Sen. Show More Summary

Olympic video and VR: Guide to watching without a TV

NEW YORK (AP) — Every Olympic event will be streamed live. But to watch online, you'll still need to pay for a cable or satellite subscription. If you've already given up on cable or satellite TV, you can sign up for an online TV service such as PlayStation Vue or YouTube TV. Show More Summary

Distinct style of Korean pop to echo in Olympic spotlight

SEATTLE (AP) — The clothes, the hair, the confidence — the look of Korean pop music can feel like high fashion or just plain quirky. But that's what draws fans to South Korea's most famous musical export. As much as the music and lyrics...Show More Summary

Top global banking official warns of virtual currency risks

BERLIN (AP) — A top international banking official says that central banks should be prepared to intervene to prevent virtual currencies becoming a threat to financial stability. Agustin Carstens, the general manager of the Bank forShow More Summary

British judge upholds arrest warrant for Julian Assange

LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Tuesday upheld a U.K. arrest warrant for the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, leaving his legal position unchanged after more than five years inside the Ecuadorean Embassy. Judge Emma Arbuthnot rejected...Show More Summary

The Latest: British judge upholds Assange warrant

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the U.K. court decision on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (all times local): 2:20 p.m. A British judge has upheld a U.K. arrest warrant for the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, leaving his legal position...Show More Summary

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