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Killeen won’t be among the long list of cities bidding to be the home for the new Amazon headquarters. It has, however, been asked by the Austin Chamber of Commerce to support its bid for the online commerce company, according to John Crutchfield, the executive director of the Killeen Econom…

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In 2011 as Facebook inched ever closer to 1 billion active monthly users, it faced a vexing crisis: uproar about a facial recognition algorithm that tagged people in photos without their consent.

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In January, I upgraded my Dell Windows 7 laptop to the “assistive technologies” version of Windows 10, which is designed for people with disabilities. After five days, I decided that I preferred Windows 7 and tried to revert to it. However, Windows 7 failed to start and I got the message: “A…

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When I try to use the Firefox browser on my Windows 8.1 PC, I get the error message, “Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access the item.” I have to click OK to get rid of this message, then click the Firefox icon again t…

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After reading your column about updating Windows 7 (see tinyurl.com/zzhdlyf), I typed your tinyurl address into my browser and got strange results. A repeating audio warning said I had a virus and spyware infection, and that I should call the number on the screen (855-257-9669) before the PC…

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I read about the hacker attack in October that used household electronics, such as security cameras, to bombard a website with messages, causing the site to crash. Is there any way that people can protect their electronic devices so that won’t happen again? — Sue Frenzel, Minneapolis

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My husband and I share an iPad, and he also has a laptop that belongs to his employer. Once he retires, I’d like for both of us to have a computer, but I don’t know whether to buy another iPad tablet or a laptop. Typically, we search the web for information, check Craigslist, pay bills, do e…

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In the 1970s, the Safeway grocery store in San Francisco’s gleaming Marina neighborhood, known as the Social Safeway, was a cornerstone of the pre-Tinder dating scene. Armistead Maupin made it famous in his 1978 book, “Tales of the City,” calling it “the hottest spot in town” to meet people.…

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President Donald Trump is arguably Twitter’s most prominent user. But, as many outlets have reported over the past couple of days, the people operating his administration’s Twitter accounts may not be using all their security options to the fullest. As CNN reported, a hacker specifically wro…

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I have a SiriusXM satellite radio in my car, but the signal consistently cuts out in specific areas around town. I’ve read that the problem could be related to the satellite radio’s antenna or to interference from T-Mobile cellular towers. Is there a solution? —Tim Risdal, Burnsville, Minn.

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Bun Bun the rabbit saw his chance for freedom, and he hopped to it.

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MIAMI — Imagine telling your JPMorgan bosses you’re leaving a high-finance career to start a car-wash company. “They thought I was crazy,” Nathan Bekerman said. “But my years at JPMorgan taught me how to execute and run a business.”

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I read in your column that Windows 7 isn’t updating properly (see tinyurl.com/zzhdlyf). Do you know why I can’t update my PC’s Windows Vista 64-bit operating system?

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LOS ANGELES — It’s been more than a decade since a handful of ambitious entrepreneurs saw their plans to provide global telecommunications service through massive satellite constellations blow up, doomed by runaway costs.

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I’m confused about Microsoft emails that tell me to reconnect my Outlook 2013 PC program in order to continue getting mail via their Outlook.com website. It said I needed to create a new profile. What is this about? — Frank Kampel, Maple Grove, Minn.

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LOS ANGELES — USC mechanical engineering junior Stephanie Balais developed a passion for aerospace after joining the university’s AeroDesign team and helping to construct an airplane fuselage hours before transporting the plane to a competition in Kansas.

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I have a Windows 7 laptop from Best Buy that frequently shows the message “This computer is not running genuine Windows.” What is causing this, and how can I eliminate it? — John Mack, Colorado Springs, Colo.

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MINNEAPOLIS — Select Comfort’s latest bed promises to adjust to your sleep patterns throughout the night, including warming the foot of your bed before you get in, changing position when it senses snoring and waking you gently in the morning.

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SEATTLE — Cloud computing, the technology-industry joke goes, is a marketing term for “other people’s computers.” The quip is not far from the truth.

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — They limit their kids’ screen time, set filters on their browsers and banish digital devices from the dinner table. Then those same parents pick up their own iPhones to check email, scan Twitter and update their Facebook statuses.

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Over the weekend, at least 10 million players downloaded Nintendo’s first true mobile game, “Super Mario Run.” It quickly shot to the top of the most-downloaded lists for the United States and Japan and was the top-grossing app in the U.S. But that still didn’t stop many players from lodging…

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Instagram, at first glance, seems like a pretty simple social network: snap, post, repeat. But while the service started as a way to share artful pictures from your smartphone, it’s evolved into a far more complex network for sharing photos and videos with friends — or an adoring public. Jus…

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LOS ALTOS, Calif. — Bill Coleman needed to replace the roof on his home. The tech entrepreneur, who lives in this Silicon Valley city, decided to package new roof tiles with a solar power system and a battery unit to store electrical power.

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CHICAGO — There is a 3-carat diamond waiting for Tammy Borg at a shop on Chicago’s historic Jewelers Row, one that’s so big it’ll nearly cover the width of her finger.

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's governor on Friday unveiled a proposal that would allow technology companies to establish jurisdictions with powers similar to those of county governments, arguing the state needed to be bold to diversify its economy and pushing back against those who have l…

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TOKYO (AP) — SoftBank Group Corp. has reached a settlement in a U.S. legal dispute with directors of office space-sharing venture WeWork Inc. and its founder Adam Neumann, the Japanese technology company said Saturday.

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DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A crisis over the supply of medical oxygen for coronavirus patients has struck nations in Africa and Latin America, where warnings went unheeded at the start of the pandemic and doctors say the shortage has led to unnecessary deaths.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — TikTok's Chinese parent company ByteDance has agreed to pay $92 million in a settlement to U.S. users who are part of a class-action lawsuit alleging that the video-sharing app failed to get their consent to collect data in violation of a strict Illinois privacy law.

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AT&T is spinning off its DirecTV into a new company for a fraction of the $48.5 billion it paid for the satellite TV service in 2015. DirecTV has lost millions of customers on AT&T’s watch, and is valued in the deal at just $16.25 billion, including debt.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The sunshine is back, and the ice has melted. But more than a week after a deep freeze across the South, many communities are still grappling with getting clean water to their residents.

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NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Thursday rolled out new regulations for social media companies and digital streaming websites to make them more accountable for the online content shared on their platforms, giving the government more power to police it.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The utility executive who spent billions of dollars on two South Carolina nuclear plants that never generated a single watt of power pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges Wednesday.

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CONCORD, N.H (AP) — A self-proclaimed white nationalist was sentenced Wednesday to nearly three-and-a-half years in federal prison for threatening to rape the wife of a man who was part of a separate racist group that he believed was harassing him.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading technology companies said Tuesday that a monthslong breach of corporate and government networks was so sophisticated, focused and labor-intensive that a nation had to be behind it, with all the evidence pointing to Russia.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that California can for the first time enforce its tough net neutrality law, clearing the way for the state to ban internet providers from slowing down or blocking access to websites and applications that don't pay for premium service.

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Facebook announced Tuesday that it would lift a ban on Australians viewing and sharing news on its platform after it struck a deal with the government on proposed legislation that would make digital giants pay for journalism.

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TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant said Monday that two seismometers at one of its three melted reactors have been out of order since last year and did not collect data when a powerful earthquake struck the area earlier this month.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Legislative testimony made Wednesday in support of a GOP-backed effort to limit public health orders made by Ohio's governor was removed from YouTube after the service deemed it contained COVID-19 misinformation.

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For years, Facebook has been in a defensive crouch amid a slew of privacy scandals, antitrust lawsuits and charges that it was letting hate speech and extremism destroy democracy. Early Thursday, though, it abruptly pivoted to take the offensive in Australia, where it lowered the boom on pub…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Jolted by a sweeping hack that may have revealed government and corporate secrets to Russia, U.S. officials are scrambling to reinforce the nation’s cyber defenses and recognizing that an agency created two years ago to protect America’s networks and infrastructure lacks th…

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LONDON (AP) — Uber drivers in Britain are entitled to benefits like paid holidays and minimum wage, the country’s top court ruled Friday, in a decision that threatens the company’s business model and holds broad implications for the gig economy.

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister on Friday urged Facebook to lift its ban on news access for Australian users and return to the negotiating table with media organizations, warning that other countries would follow his government’s example in making digital giants pay for…

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BOSTON (AP) — Kia Motors America says it’s restoring services crippled by a computer network outage that began Saturday and which apparently affected dealers’ ability to order vehicles and parts and knocked offline a smartphone app that owners use to remotely start and warm up vehicles.