Facebook Revamps Privacy Tools as Tighter EU Rules Draws Near

By Barbara Ortutay NEW YORK (AP) _ Facebook is giving its privacy tools a makeover as it reels from criticisms over its data practices and faces tighter European regulations in the coming months. The changes won’t affect Facebook’s privacy policies or the types of data it gathers on users. But the company hopes its 2.2 […]

New Cars are Quickly Getting Self-Driving Safety Features

By Tom Krisher DETROIT (AP) — Autonomous vehicles get all the headlines, but automakers are gradually adding advanced electronic safety features to human-driven cars as they step toward a world of self-driving vehicles. Car and tech companies are rolling out laser sensors, artificial intelligence, larger viewing screens that show more of the road, cameras that […]

New Service Aims to Follow Users Across Multiple Devices

By Anick Jesdanun NEW YORK (AP) — Some 60 companies including such leading brands as Subway, Sprint and the NFL are joining forces to help each other follow you around online. Adobe, a company better known for Photoshop and PDF files, says the new Device Co-op initiative it is organizing will help companies offer more […]

New Samsung Phone: Nicer Camera, Static Design, Higher Price

By Anick Jesdanun NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung unveiled new smartphones with largely unchanged designs and incremental improvements such as a better camera — accompanied by a second annual price increase for many customers. The static design of the new Galaxy S9 underscores both the slowing pace of smartphone innovation and the extent to which […]

AI’s Dirty Little Secret: It’s Powered by People

By Ryan Nakashima SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There’s a dirty little secret about artificial intelligence: It’s powered by hundreds of thousands of real people. From makeup artists in Venezuela to women in conservative parts of India, people around the world are doing the digital equivalent of needlework —drawing boxes around cars in street photos, tagging […]