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December 18

Experts say it’s going to take months to kick elite hackers widely believed to be Russian out of U.S. government networks

December 18

FILE - The U.S. Treasury Department building viewed from the Washington Monument, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Washington. Hackers got into computers at the U.S. Treasury Department and possibly other federal agencies, touching off a government response involving the National Security Council. Security Council spokesperson John Ullyot said Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 that the government is aware of reports about the hacks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, file)

December 18

Government contractors are igniting dynamite blasts in the remote and rugged southeast corner of Arizona, forever reshaping the landscape as they pulverize mountaintops

December 18

Birds sit in a marsh area as the newly erected border wall cuts through the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in Douglas, Ariz. Construction of the border wall, mostly in government owned wildlife refuges and Indigenous territory, has led to environmental damage and the scarring of unique desert and mountain landscapes that conservationists fear could be irreversible. (AP Photo/Matt York)

December 18

 A Google executive says a proposed Australian law to make the digital platforms pay for news is unworkable and its proposed arbitration model is biased toward media businesses

December 18

FILE - This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Google mobile phone icon, in Philadelphia. The Australian government said on Friday, July 31, 2020 it plans to give Google and Facebook three months to negotiate with Australian media businesses fair pay for news content. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

December 18

U.S. health officials rushed out supplies of COVID-19 medicines that may help infected people stay out of the hospital, but now see an astonishing lack of demand in many states

December 18

December 18

Plus, Google’s new makeup feature, and Pepsi “Cocoa” Cola.

December 18

VIDEO: The Chinese government likely has influence of the tech firm TCL

December 18

The news comes as officials urge Americans not to travel for the holidays.

December 18

In this photo illustration a Zoom App logo is displayed on a smartphone, March 30, 2020, in Arlington, Va.

December 17

EU regulators cleared Google’s plan to buy fitness tracking device maker Fitbit after the company promised to silo off user data and not use it for advertising

December 17

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2018, file photo, the Fitbit Charge 3 fitness trackers are displayed in New York. EU regulators cleared Google's plan to buy fitness tracking device maker Fitbit after the company promised to silo off user data and not use it for advertising. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

December 17

Government contractors are igniting dynamite blasts in the remote and rugged southeast corner of Arizona, forever reshaping the landscape as they pulverize mountaintops

December 17

Crews construct a section of border wall in San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in Douglas, Ariz. Construction of the border wall, mostly in government owned wildlife refuges and Indigenous territory, has led to environmental damage and the scarring of unique desert and mountain landscapes that conservationists fear could be irreversible. (AP Photo/Matt York)

December 17

It is the third major antitrust suit against Google since October.

December 17

Logos for the tech company Google are displayed on computer screens in a picture taken on Nov. 20, 2017.

December 17

Facebook says individuals linked to Russia and the French military used fake accounts to wage a covert disinformation campaign in the Central African Republic ahead of elections there this month

December 17

FILE - This March 29, 2018 file photo shows the Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. Individuals linked to Russia and the French military used fake Facebook and Instagram accounts to wage a covert disinformation campaign in the Central African Republic ahead of elections there this month, Facebook announced this week. Facebook said on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 it took down hundreds of accounts and groups linked to France and Russia accused of “coordinated inauthentic behavior” in CAR as well as other countries in Africa and the Middle East. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

December 17

Swiss authorities say food courier service Uber Eats counts as a postal service provider — and needs to be regulated as such

December 17

December 17

An overwhelming amount of false information about COVID-19 followed the coronavirus as it circled the globe over the past year

December 17

December 17

Austrian scientist Josef Aschbacher has been appointed to head the European Space Agency as the organization grapples with the fallout from Brexit and the rise of commercial rivals outside of Europe

December 17

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 19, 2016 file photo Josef Aschbacher attends a press conference in Rome, Italy. The European Space Agency said Thursday that Josef Aschbacher, an Austrian scientist who leads its Earth observation program, has been appointed as the organization's next head. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, file)

December 17

While excitement greeted the Western-developed coronavirus vaccine when it was rolled out, the Russian-made version has received a mixed response

December 17

December 17

In a separate suit, the Justice Department claimed, “Google has a monopoly over search services.”

December 17

VIDEO: New anti-trust lawsuit accuses Google of overcharging for advertising

December 17

Following the successful return of moon rocks by its Chang’e 5 robotic probe, China is preparing for future missions that could set the stage for an eventual  lunar base to host human explorers

December 17

A model of China's Chang'e 5 lunar orbiter and lander are displayed before a press conference at the State Council Information Office in Beijing, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. Following the successful return of moon rocks by its Chang'e 5 robotic probe, China is preparing for future missions that could set the stage for an eventual  lunar base to host human explorers. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

December 17

Ten states have brought a lawsuit against Google, accusing the search giant of “anti-competitive conduct” in the online advertising industry including a deal to manipulate sales with rival Facebook

December 17

December 17

A Chinese space capsule has returned to Earth with the first fresh rock samples from the moon in more than 40 years

December 17

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, recovery crew members film the capsule of the Chang'e 5 probe after its successful landed in Siziwang district, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. A Chinese lunar capsule returned to Earth on Thursday with the first fresh samples of rock and debris from the moon in more than 40 years. (Ren Junchuan/Xinhua via AP)

December 16

A Chinese space capsule has returned to Earth with the first fresh samples of rock and debris from the moon in more than 40 years

December 16

In this China National Space Administration (CNSA) photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a simulated image of the ascender of Chang'e-5 spacecraft blasting off from the lunar surface at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center (BACC) in Beijing on Dec. 3, 2020. The Chinese lunar probe lifted off from the moon Thursday night with a cargo of lunar samples on the first stage of its return to Earth, state media reported. (China National Space Administration/Xinhua via AP)

December 16

Facebook is again pushing back on new Apple privacy rules for its mobile devices

December 16

FILE - This combo of file photos shows the Apple and Facebook logos. Facebook is again pushing back on new Apple privacy rules for its mobile devices, this time saying the social media giant is standing up for small businesses in full page newspaper ads. In ads that ran in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and other national newspapers, Facebook said Apple's new rules “limit businesses ability to run personalized ads and reach their customers effectively.

December 16

The price of bitcoin has risen above $20,000 for the first time, as the speculative digital currency topped its previous peak reached shortly after it became tradable on Wall Street three years ago this month

December 16

FILE- In this Dec. 21, 2017, file photo, a Bitcoin logo is shown is displayed on an ATM in Hong Kong. The price of bitcoin rose above $20,000 for the first time Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 as the speculative digital currency reached levels not seen since when bitcoin became tradable on Wall Street three years ago this month. Like other instruments used to store value in times of uncertainty, bitcoin has benefited from the pandemic which has push other commodities like gold, silver, platinum up to multi-year highs. But despite its high price, the currency remains a niche investment for most of the public, and remains extremely volatile. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

December 16

A Google services outage this week and potential impacts from a snowstorm in the Northeast highlight the fragile chain of connectivity that’s powering widespread remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic

December 16

FILE - A child runs across a sidewalk in front of New York's City Hall decorated with graffiti in favor of keeping open public schools, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. A Google services outage this week and potential impacts from a snowstorm in the Northeast highlight the fragile chain of connectivity that's powering widespread remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic. One Ohio school superintendent called Monday's Google outage “the COVID version of a snow day.

December 16

The parent company of Wish, a shopping app that sells cheap clothing, toys and electronics, has sputtered in its stock market debut

December 16

December 16

This year was a big one for space and next year promises more achievements

December 16

FILE - In this May 30, 2020, file photo, a SpaceX Falcon 9, with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken in the Dragon crew capsule, lifts off from Pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. For the first time in nearly a decade, astronauts blasted towards orbit aboard an American rocket from American soil, a first for a private company. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

December 16

China state media reports lunar probe has returned to Earth carrying moon rocks in breakthrough for space program

December 16

December 16

The European Union is revamping its dated cybersecurity rules, just days after data on a new coronavirus vaccine was unlawfully accessed in a hack attack on the European Medicines Agency

December 16

European Commissioner for Promoting our European Way of Life Margaritas Schinas speaks during an online news conference at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. The European Union unveiled Wednesday plans to revamp the 27-nation bloc's dated cybersecurity rules, just days after data on a new coronavirus vaccine was unlawfully accessed in a hack attack on the European Medicines Agency. (Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool Photo via AP)

December 16

About 18,000 Gmail users were affected in the latest outage.

December 16

VIDEO: Google has 2nd outage in 2 days

December 15

Google has hired a top executive from pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to oversee its personnel policies amid ongoing tensions with many employees who are upset with the company’s policies

December 15

This photo provided by Google shows Fiona Cicconi, right, who is leaving the biotech firm AstraZeneca to become the head of Google's people operations, effective Jan. 5, 2021. (Courtesy of Google via AP)

December 15

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December 15

December 15

U.S. regulators have approved a genetically modified pig for food and medical products, but the company behind it says you won’t see it on supermarket shelves anytime soon

December 15

This undated photo provided by Revivicor, Inc., a unit of United Therapeutics, shows a genetically modified pig. U.S. regulators have approved a genetically modified pig for food and medical products, making it the second such animal to get the green light for human consumption -- but United Therapeutics, the company behind it says there are no imminent plans for its meat to be sold. (Revivicor, Inc. via AP)

December 15

The top iPhone and iPad apps on Apple App Store for week ending 12/13/20

December 15

December 15

Apple Books-Top-10 for week ending 12/13/2020

December 15

December 15

The top 10 movies on the Apple TV app for week ending 12/13/20

December 15

December 15

Big tech companies face hefty fines in Britain and the European Union if they treat rivals unfairly or fail to protect users on their platforms, in proposed regulations unveiled Tuesday

December 15

FILE - In this April 14, 2020 file photo, the thumbs up Like logo is shown on a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Social media and other internet companies face big fines in Britain if they don't limit the amount of harmful material such as child sexual abuse or terrorist content on their platforms, officials said Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

December 15

With Americans, Britons and Canadians rolling up their sleeves to receive coronavirus vaccines, the route out of the pandemic now seems clear to many in the West, even if the rollout will take many months

December 15

December 15

More than two dozen of its services crashed Monday morning, including YouTube and Gmail.

December 15

VIDEO: Google blames internal storage issue for worldwide outage

December 14

Meteorologists say it’ll be close but it’s looking like 2020 globally will end up as the hottest year on record

December 14

A wing-surfer catches some air on lake Ontario at Cherry Beach on a warm fall day during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Meteorologists say it'll be close but it's looking like 2020 globally will end up as the hottest year on record. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 that last month was the second hottest November and the first 11 months of the year are the second warmest on record. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

December 14

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a referendum to add the fight against climate change and the need to preserve the environment into the French Constitution

December 14

France's President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during a Citizens' Convention on Climate, in Paris, Monday, Dec. 14. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool)

December 14

Apple has begun spelling out what kinds of personal information is being collected by the digital services displayed in its app stores for iPhones and other products made by the trendsetting company

December 14

FILE - This March 19, 2018, file photo shows Apple's App Store app in Baltimore. Apple will begin spelling out what kinds of personal information is being collected by the digital services displayed in its app stores for iPhones and other products made by the trendsetting company. The additional disclosures will begin to appear in apps made for iPads, Mac computers and Apple's TV streaming device, as well as its biggest moneymaker, the iPhone. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

December 14

Teams of researchers around the globe are now racing to study the places and species from which the next pandemic may emerge

December 14

December 14

Google users in the U.S., Europe, India and other parts of the world were briefly unable to access their Gmail accounts, watch YouTube videos or get to their online documents

December 14

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2019, file photo, the logo of Google is displayed on a carpet at the entrance hall of Google France in Paris. Google users were briefly unable to access their Gmail accounts, watch YouTube videos or online documents when the internet giant’s services apparently suffered an outage on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

December 14

Japan’s space agency says it has confirmed the presence of black soil samples inside a capsule that the spacecraft Hayabusa2 brought back from a distant asteroid last week

December 14

A small capsule dropped by Japans' Hayabusa2 spacecraft in a container box arrives at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's research facility in Sagamihara, near Tokyo Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. The capsule containing asteroid soil samples that landed in the Australian Outback arrived Tuesday in Tokyo for research into the origin of the solar system and life on Earth. (Yu Nakajima/Kyodo News via AP)

December 14

Russian military and space officials say the country has successfully test-launched its heavy lift Angara A5 space rocket for the second time

December 14

This photo taken on Dec. 14, 2020, and distributed by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service shows, a test launch of a heavy-class carrier rocket Angara-A5 from the launch pad of site No. 35 of the State Test Cosmodrome of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation at Plesetsk launch facility in the Arkhangelsk Region of northwestern Russia. The Angara-A5 is the prospective heavy-lift rocket that is expected to enter service in the following years. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

December 14

“Coronavirus” is the most searched with the second and third most searched terms in 2020 being “election results” and “Kobe Bryant.”

December 14

VIDEO: Google released the most searched terms this year

December 14

China’s market regulator has fined Alibaba Group and a Tencent Holdings-backed company for failing to seek approval before proceeding with some acquisitions

December 14

Workers wearing masks stand near a promotional booth for Tencent video in Beijing on Nov. 11, 2020. China's market regulator on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 said it fined Alibaba Group and a Tencent Holdings-backed company for failing to seek approval before proceeding with some acquisitions. It also is launching a review of a merger of two online streaming platforms in the latest tightening of controls over the internet sector. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

December 13

The trucks will come out of a Michigan manufacturing plant.

December 13

Boxes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped at the Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant in Portage, Mich., Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, Pool)

December 13

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket to deliver a radio broadcasting satellite into orbit from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

December 13

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket to deliver a radio broadcasting satellite into orbit from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

December 13

The shower, which has about 120 meteors per hour, can be seen around the world.

December 13

A meteor from the Geminid Meteor shower streaks across the night sky, Dec. 14, 2018, in Saltburn By The Sea, United Kingdom.

December 13

The price tag and energy needed to make it will be worth it, experts say

December 13

Plant manager Guido Konig from Apex Energy tests the fuel cell in what the company says is the largest grid-connected hydrogen power plant in Europe, in Laage, Germany, June 12, 2020.

December 13

The capsule is bringing moon rocks back to Earth.

December 13

This graphic simulation image provided by China National Space Administration shows the orbiter and returner combination of China's Chang'e-5 probe after its separation from the ascender, at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center (BACC) in Beijing Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. The Chinese probe that landed on the moon transferred rocks to an orbiter Sunday in preparation for returning samples of the lunar surface to Earth for the first time in almost 45 years, the country's space agency announced. (China National Space Administration/Xinhua via AP)

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