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European Union says X's blue checks are deceptive 'dark patterns' that breach its social media laws

European Union says X's blue checks are deceptive 'dark patterns' that breach its social media laws

LONDON (AP) — The European Union said Friday that blue checkmarks from Elon Musk's X are deceptive and that the online platform falls short on transparency and accountability requirements, the first charges against a tech company since the bloc's new

One Tech Tip: What to do if your personal info has been exposed in a data breach

LONDON (AP) — Data breaches like the most recent one involving AT&T customers are becoming an almost regular occurrence.
Apple launches Vision Pro in Canada, but $5,000 price tag could make people 'pause'

Apple launches Vision Pro in Canada, but $5,000 price tag could make people 'pause'

Canadians can now get their hands on Apple's flashiest piece of technology, but some warn they shouldn’t expect the device to become ubiquitous just yet.
A second critically endangered Chinese pangolin is born in the Prague zoo in less than 2 years

A second critically endangered Chinese pangolin is born in the Prague zoo in less than 2 years

PRAGUE (AP) — A second Chinese pangolin was born in the Prague zoo in less than two years and is doing well, defying the odds and surprising park officials.
US signs agreement with 3 social media giants aimed at preventing distribution of synthetic drugs

US signs agreement with 3 social media giants aimed at preventing distribution of synthetic drugs

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States signed a memorandum with several of the world’s biggest social media companies on Thursday aimed at preventing the use of their platforms for the distribution of synthetic drugs. U.S.
A stegosaurus nicknamed Apex will be auctioned in New York. Its remains show signs of arthritis

A stegosaurus nicknamed Apex will be auctioned in New York. Its remains show signs of arthritis

NEW YORK (AP) — The nearly complete fossilized remains of a 161-million-year-old stegosaurus discovered in Colorado in 2022 will be auctioned by Sotheby's in New York next week, auction house officials said.
Biden awards $1.7 billion to boost electric vehicle manufacturing and assembly in 8 states

Biden awards $1.7 billion to boost electric vehicle manufacturing and assembly in 8 states

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is awarding nearly $2 billion in grants to General Motors, Stellantis and other carmakers to help restart or expand electric vehicle manufacturing and assembly sites in eight states, including the presidenti
Two 80-something journalists tried ChatGPT. Then, they sued to protect the 'written word'

Two 80-something journalists tried ChatGPT. Then, they sued to protect the 'written word'

GRAFTON, Mass. (AP) — When two octogenarian buddies named Nick discovered that ChatGPT might be stealing and repurposing a lifetime of their work, they tapped a son-in-law to sue the companies behind the artificial intelligence chatbot.
A timeline of events in the Ontario Science Centre closure

A timeline of events in the Ontario Science Centre closure

TORONTO — Ontario infrastructure officials released more information Thursday about structural and mechanical issues facing the Ontario Science Centre, as well as a peer review of the original engineering report on roof panel problems, as they justif
Infrastructure officials detail Ontario Science Centre structural issues

Infrastructure officials detail Ontario Science Centre structural issues

TORONTO — The Ontario Science Centre building is facing critical issues not just with its roof, but with heating, sprinkler and electrical systems, officials said Thursday – but they did not say what they plan to do about it, if anything.