Mark Zuckerberg on philanthropy: Move slow and build things
National / Science / Technology

Mark Zuckerberg on philanthropy: Move slow and build things

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After making their fortunes from new software or social networks, some Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have vowed to apply their skills to “hacking” philanthropy and “disrupting” old models for funding charity. Not so Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, who isn’t afraid to take a more conventional approach to giving. Local officials … Continue reading

New apps help Palestinians navigate Israeli checkpoints
Middle East / Science / Technology

New apps help Palestinians navigate Israeli checkpoints

QALANDIYA CHECKPOINT, West Bank (AP) — A pair of new mobile apps hopes to help Palestinians navigate their way around snarled traffic at Israeli checkpoints in the West Bank, offering a high-tech response to an intractable problem: constant, burdensome and often seemingly random restrictions on movement. “Azmeh,” which means traffic jam in Arabic, and “Qalandiya,” … Continue reading

Russia finalizes air defense missile contract with Iran
Asia / Middle East / Science / Technology

Russia finalizes air defense missile contract with Iran

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has finalized a contract for the delivery of advanced air-defense missile systems to Iran, the head of a Russian state-controlled industrial conglomerate said Monday. Sergei Chemezov, the head of Russian Technologies, the holding company that includes the Rosoboronexport arms trader, said Monday on a trip to Dubai that “the contract with … Continue reading

Charges possible if Chinese hackers keep it up
Asia / Science / Technology

Charges possible if Chinese hackers keep it up

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. could consider criminal charges or sanctions against China if the U.S. determines hackers there are violating an agreement not to conduct economic cyber espionage on American industry, a senior Justice Department official said Tuesday. The remarks by John Carlin, the Obama administration’s top national security attorney, came amid continuing skepticism … Continue reading