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New highly virulent strain of ransomware cripples networks
PARIS (AP) -- A new, highly virulent strain of malicious software that is crippling computers globally appears to have been sown in Ukraine, where it badly hobbled much of the government and private sector on the eve of a holiday celebrating a post-Soviet constitution....

The Latest: Maersk says it has 'contained' cyberattack
PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on a widespread cyberattack that is affecting companies and government systems (all times local):...

AP Explains: What is ransomware?
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Computers around the world were locked up and users' files held for ransom in a cyberattack Tuesday that paralyzed some hospitals, government offices and major multinational corporations....

EU hits Google with $2.7B fine for abusing weaker rivals
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European regulators fined Google a record 2.42 billion euros ($2.72 billion) for abusing its dominance of the online search market in a case that could be just the opening salvo in Europe's attempt to curb the company's clout on that continent....

Florida bitcoin processing boss gets 5 1/2 years in prison
NEW YORK (AP) -- A Florida man was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison by a judge who said he used a "pyramid of lies" to boost a business that helped criminals process millions of dollars in illegal bitcoin transactions....

A look back at the EU's 7 years of legal battle with Google
BRUSSELS (AP) -- As the European Union fines Google for abusing its dominance in online searches, here is a look back at the key dates in the bloc's legal tussle with the technology company....

Pandora CEO Tim Westergren departs
NEW YORK (AP) -- The co-founder and CEO of Pandora, under intensifying competitive pressure from Spotify and Apple Music, has relinquished his position and will step down from the company board as well....

Facebook now deleting 66K posts a week in anti-hate campaign
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook said Tuesday that it deleted about 66,000 posts a week in the last two months as the social media giant cracks down on what it deems to be hate speech....

Number of people using Facebook reaches 2 billion
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Facebook is reaching another milestone, announcing that it now has more than 2 billion users....

Avis teams up with Waymo on self-driving car program
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) -- Avis is teaming up with Waymo on a self-driving car program....

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New highly virulent strain of ransomware cripples networks

AP Explains: What is ransomware?

EU hits Google with $2.7B fine for abusing weaker rivals

The Latest: Ukraine cites rouge accounting software update

Florida bitcoin processing boss gets 5 1/2 years in prison

A look at some of the institutions hit by the cyberattack

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Number of people using Facebook reaches 2 billion

New cyberattack causes mass disruption globally

A look at some of the firms, agencies hit by the cyberattack

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