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Trump rallies the GOP before immigration fight

By Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump searched Tuesday evening for a way to end the administration’s policy of separating families after illegal border crossings, with their focus shifting to a new plan to keep children in detention longer than now permitted — but with […]

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Oracle sees uptick in quarterly earnings and sales

Oracle eased some concerns about its transition toward becoming more of a subscription-based cloud provider of business software when, on Tuesday, it reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter results. Following the close of trading, Oracle said that it earned 99 cents a share, excluding one-time items, on $11.3 billion in revenue for the quarter that ended May 31. […]

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Verizon, AT&T to rein in selling location info to data brokers

By Scott Moritz and Todd Shields | Bloomberg News Verizon Communications and AT&T will rein in third-party selling of their phone-location data after a prison contractor let law-enforcement officers track wireless customers without authorization. The two largest U.S. wireless carriers announced the move in response to a plea from Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon. The legislator […]

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Anthropologie to launch new ‘wellness’ shops in Bay Area stores

WALNUT CREEK — Popular retailer Anthropologie is getting into the “wellness” space with new shops that are set to land inside the company’s existing clothing stores. After debuting its Wellness by Anthropologie shop inside the Palo Alto Anthropologie store earlier this year, Anthropologie plans to open 12 new Wellness shops this June, including in Walnut […]

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Amazon urged to stop selling face-recognition tech to police

SEATTLE — Some Amazon company investors are siding with privacy and civil rights advocates who are urging the tech giant to not sell a powerful face-recognition tool to police. The American Civil Liberties Union is leading the effort against Amazon’s Rekognition product, delivering a petition with 152,000 signatures to the company’s Seattle headquarters Monday, telling […]

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Microsoft defends ties with ICE amid separation outcry

As the uproar grows over the separation of immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, Microsoft is defending itself over its working relationship with immigration authorities — and is being accused of hypocrisy. Microsoft has a contract to provide U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with Azure cloud services, but a January announcement […]