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Customs says hack exposed images of travelers, license plates

Customs and Border Protection said Monday that photos of travelers and license plates collected at a single U.S. border point have been exposed in a malicious cyberattack in what a leading congressman called a "major privacy breach."

China mum on Trump-Xi meeting as Huawei says sales slowing

SHANGHAI (AP) — Attention is turning to a possible meeting of President Donald Trump with Chinese leader Xi Jinping at a summit in Japan later this month as the next step in the vexing trade standoff between the two biggest economies.

The Chinese government would not confirm Tuesday that such a meeting will take place.

'Homework gap' shows millions of kids lack home internet

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With no computer or internet at home, Raegan Byrd's homework assignments present a nightly challenge: How much can she get done using just her smartphone?

Wired In: Megan Konar

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood talks with a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet MEGAN KONAR, who joined the faculty of the University of Illinois Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2013. She holds a master's degree and Ph.D.

Facebook stops Huawei from pre-installing apps on phones

LONDON (AP) — Facebook said Friday it has stopped letting its apps come pre-installed on smartphones sold by Huawei in order to comply with U.S. restrictions, a move that deals a fresh blow to the Chinese tech giant.

The social network said it has suspended providing software for Huawei to put on its devices while it reviews recently introduced U.S. sanctions.

Amazon to begin deliveries via self-flying drones in coming months

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Amazon said Wednesday it plans to use self-flying drones to deliver packages to shoppers' homes in the coming months.

The online shopping giant did not give exact timing or say where the drones will be making deliveries.

Amazon said its drones use computer vision and machine learning to detect and avoid people or laundry clotheslines in backyards when landing.

Siebel tells employees he'll foot bill for online UI master's degrees

Billionaire Thomas Siebel is offering to pay employees at his C3.ai software company to earn a master's degree in computer science online — from his alma mater, the University of Illinois.

Illinois Ancestors | Marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day

Thursday, June 6, will mark the 75th anniversary of an important event in World War II: D-Day. That event saw American forces and their allies land on the beaches of Normandy.

Anheuser-Busch partners with solar farm to meet energy goals

Anheuser-Busch is making good on its pledge to be a more renewable brewer.

The company said it is partnering with San Francisco-based solar developer Recurrent Energy, which will build and maintain a 2,000-acre solar farm in Pecos County, Texas.

Danville district's summer challenge to families, staff: Turn off your tech

DANVILLE — Danville school officials are issuing a challenge to parents, students and staff this summer: Turn off your tech.

Molly Stanis, the district's special-education director, said families are being encouraged to power off their smartphones, tablets and video-gaming systems between 5 and 7 p.m. — or a couple hours of their choosing — every day over the summer break.

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