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In this March 5, 2015 photo, Isabel dos Santos, reputedly Africa's richest woman, attends the opening of an art exhibition featuring works from the collection of her husband and art collector Sindika Dokolo in Porto, Portugal. On Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, Angola's foreign minister Manuel Augusto said that there is no political motivation behind the government's demand for more than $1 billion from dos Santos, her husband and a Portuguese business partner. Isabel dos Santos is a daughter of Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the oil- and diamond-rich nation for 38 years until 2017. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)
'I did it': Portugal hacker says he exposed African tycoonA Portuguese hacker is claiming responsibility for leaking confidential documents implicating the billionaire daughter of a former prominent African leader in alleged murky business deals
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Hundreds of employees are openly criticizing Amazon's record on climate change despite what they say is a company policy that puts their jobs at risk for speaking out. On Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, more than 300 employees of the online retail giant signed their names and job titles to statements on blog post on Medium. The online protest was organized by a group called Amazon Employees For Climate Justice, an advocacy group founded by Amazon workers that earlier this month. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
Workers criticize Amazon on climate despite risk to jobsHundreds of employees are openly criticizing Amazon's record on climate change despite what they say is a company policy that puts their jobs at risk for speaking out
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Gas prices fall 4 cents a gallon to $2.60 in past 2 weeksThe average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has declined 4 cents a gallon to $2.60 over the past two weeks
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this  Dec. 10, 2019,  file photo, the Capitol is seen in Washington. It’s been more than three years since Russia's sweeping effort to interfere in U.S. elections through disinformation on social media, stolen campaign emails and attacks on voting systems. U.S. officials have made advances in trying to prevent similar attacks from undermining the 2020 vote, but challenges remain. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Lessons learned from 2016, but US faces new election threatsIt’s been more than three years since Russia's sweeping effort to interfere in U.S. elections through disinformation on social media, stolen campaign emails and attacks on voting systems. U.S. officials have made advances in trying to prevent similar attacks from undermining the 2020 vote, but challenges remain
The Associated Press1 day ago
Epstein Pal's Email Was Hacked: LetterOld pals of Jeffrey Epstein, look out: Emails of his alleged madam may well have been hacked. So says a letter from Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyer about documents unsealed by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Fox News reports. In the letter—written in response to a defamation case against Ghislaine...
Newser1 day ago
Report: Ford to pay $30M-plus for lawsuit over transmissionsFord will pay at least $30 million in a proposed settlement over a class-action lawsuit related to failing transmissions in its Fiesta and Focus vehicles
The Associated Press1 day ago
With Lawyers Gone, Holmes Phones In to Arizona CourtElizabeth Holmes is stretched thin in a couple of ways right now. The criminal case against the former head of Theranos is being heard in San Jose. A civil case—a fraud lawsuit—is proceeding in Arizona. Her lawyers handling the fraud suit have quit because they weren't being paid....
Newser1 day ago
FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks at the the Amazon re:MARS convention in Las Vegas. Two U.N. experts this week called for the U.S. to investigate a likely hack of Bezos' phone that could have involved Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. A commissioned forensic report found with “medium to high confidence” that Bezos' phone was compromised by a video MP4 file he received from the prince in May 2018. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
The big lesson from the Bezos hack: Anyone can be a targetYou probably don't think you're in the same league as Jeff Bezos when it comes to being a hacking target
The Associated Press2 days ago
California OKs highly questioned LA County voting systemCalifornia's secretary of state has approved Los Angeles County’s unique new publicly owned computerized voting system
The Associated Press2 days ago
Dr. Allison Arwady, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health, speaks at a news conference, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Chicago. A Chicago woman has become the second U.S. patient diagnosed with the dangerous new virus from China, health officials said. The patient is doing well and remains hospitalized "primarily for infection control," said Dr. Arwady said. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
For businesses, virus in China fans fear and uncertaintyChina’s worst health crisis in years has sparked fear and uncertainty for businesses from North America to Asia that depend on trade in the affected region
The Associated Press2 days ago
Flames from the Morton Fire consume a home near Bundanoon, New South Wales, Australia, on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
3 Americans killed in Australia all had military backgroundsThree Americans killed when their plane crashed while fighting wildfires in Australia all had strong military backgrounds and a passion for flying
The Associated Press2 days ago
French govt defends teen girl bullied for anti-Islam postsThe cyber-bullying must stop
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, March 28, 2012, a security cctv camera is seen by the Olympic Stadium at the Olympic Park in London.  The South Wales police deployed facial recognition surveillance equipment on Sunday Jan. 12, 2020, in a test to monitor crowds arriving for a weekend soccer match in real-time, that is prompting public debate about possible aggressive uses of facial recognition in Western democracies, raising questions about human rights and how the technology may enter people's daily lives in the future.  (AP Photo/Sang Tan, FILE)
London police to use face scan tech, stoking privacy fearsLondon's police force says it will start using live facial recognition cameras in operational deployments, in a major advance for the controversial technology
The Associated Press3 days ago
Greece: Government websites hit by cyberattack The Greek government says the official state websites of the prime minister, the national police and fire service and several important ministries were briefly disabled by a cyberattack but have been restored
The Associated Press3 days ago
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