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How a Hack of Trump's Twitter Could Turn the World Upside Down

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:14:00 GMT

A hack of President Trump's Twitter account could potentially be used for profiteering and to cause chaos on the world stage, experts say.President Donald Trump reacts during a news conference at the White House in Washington on Feb. 16, 2017.President Donald Trump reacts during a news conference at the White House in Washington on Feb. 16, 2017.


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WhatsApp's 'Status' Update Borrows From Snapchat

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:18:00 GMT

WhatsApp is launching a new Status feature that looks a lot like Instagram and Snapchat stories.A screenshot of the new WhatsApp feature.A screenshot of the new WhatsApp feature.


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Can Uber Weather Sex Harassment Scandal?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:01:00 GMT

Uber needs to conduct a thorough and open investigation and quickly dismiss employees who participated or failed to report sexual harassment, experts say.Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, India, in January 2016.Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, India, in January 2016.


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Yahoo Saves Verizon Deal After Email Hacks

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:39:00 GMT

Now we know how much hacking 1 billion users costs.This Tuesday, July 19, 2016 photo shows a Yahoo sign at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.


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Uber Hires Eric Holder to Investigate Sexual Harassment Claims

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:41:00 GMT

'It is my number one priority that we come through this a better organization,' chief executive Travis Kalanick wrote in a memo to employees.Eric Holder, Former U.S. Attorney General attends the 2016 "Tina Brown Live Media's American Justice Summit" at Gerald W. Lynch Theatre on Jan. 29, 2016 in New York City.Eric Holder, then the U.S. attorney general, in March 2015.Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, India, in January 2016.


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Uber to Investigate 'Abhorrent' Sexual Harassment Allegations

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:53:49 GMT

Chief Executive Travis Kalanick called allegations made by a former engineer 'abhorrent and against everything Uber stands for and believes in.'The Uber Technologies Inc. logo on the window of a vehicle.Uber founder Travis Kalanick says the company will investigate the allegations. The Uber Technologies Inc. logo on the window of a vehicle.


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Some Trump Voters Tweet Their Regret

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:42:00 GMT

Are some of President Trump's voters bailing on him? Ari Melber talks to Erica Baguma who compiles and retweets posts from regretful Trump voters.President Donald Trump smiles as he prepares to speak at his "Make America Great Again Rally" at Orlando-Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Fla., on Feb. 18, 2017.


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Could Trump Take Us Back to the Moon?

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:16:00 GMT

Major missions are typically planned years in advance, but NASA could fast track a trip around the moon.This NASA file image shows Apollo 11 U.S. astronaut Buzz Aldrin standing on the Moon, next to the Lunar Module "Eagle" (R), in this July 20, 1969 file photo. The plexiglass of his helmet reflects bacK the scene in from of him, such as the Lunar Module and Astronaut Neil Armstrong, taking his picture. Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, has died at the age of 82, his family said on August 25, 2012. REUTERS/Neil Armstrong-NASA/Handout (UNITED STATES SCI TECH DAY - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSApollo 11 U.S. astronaut Buzz Aldrin standing on the Moon, next to the Lunar Module "Eagle" in this July 20, 1969 file photo. REUTERS/Neil Armstrong-NASA


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Yahoo Joins Growing List of Tech Firms Challenging Travel Ban

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:30:00 GMT

Yahoo and Tumblr are the latest companies to file a friend-of-the-court brief to challenge Trump's executive order on immigration.Comcast technology employees walk out of work Thursday to protest President Donald Trump's immigration order.Comcast technology employees walk out of work Thursday to protest President Donald Trump's immigration order.


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We Need a Hug: Online Dating Soared by 35 Percent After Trump Was Elected

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:17:00 GMT

Dating site eHarmony saw a 35 percent spike following election day and inauguration day. Not since 9/11 has the company seen such a jump in interest.The Tinder Inc. application is displayed on a smartphone in an arranged photograph in New Delhi, India, on Friday, July 29, 2016.


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9/11-Style Commission Into Russia's Election Meddling Gathers Steam

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:08:20 GMT

Rep. Elijah Cummings said the committee should be made up of "distinguished citizens, no Congressmen, no Senators."Rep. Elijah Cummings speaks with Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway on Jan. 20.Rep. Elijah Cummings speaks with Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway on Jan. 20.Copies of "The 9/11 Commission Report" are seen on display at a store in New York on July 23, 2004.


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Amazon Looking to Parachute Parcels Into Your Yard Via Drone

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:15:00 GMT

Amazon was awarded a patent this week for a system in which a package would be "forcefully" propelled from a drone and land by parachute.A drone carries a package at Amazon's research and development labs.


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Mark Zuckerberg's 5,700-Word Letter on the Dangers of Isolationism

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:55:00 GMT

Facebook's founder and CEO posted a lengthy missive lamenting the rise of isolationism and calling for Facebook to be a global social infrastructure.


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How 'Forged Cookies' Let Hackers Access Your Accounts Without a Password

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:19:14 GMT

What exactly is a forged cookie? And how did hackers use them to access Yahoo accounts?Yahoo! home screen pictured on a macbook pro.


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Tiny Camera Could Give Micro-Drones Amazing Abilities

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:31:00 GMT

The new camera could be used for medical procedures, such as endoscopies, or to build micro-robots specially designed to measure, explore or survey, the researchers said.Image sensor and lenses, next to a coin for comparison.Image sensor and lenses, next to a coin for comparison.The top images are of a commonly used test image called "Lena." The foveated image shows increased detail around the woman's eye. The bottom images demonstrate foveated imaging performance using a Siemens star test target.


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Tokyo Recycles Digital Devices Into Medals for 2020 Olympics

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:42:52 GMT

On Thursday, the Tokyo metropolitan government started accepting unwanted digital devices that will be recycled to make medals for the 2020 Olympic Ga



A 7-Year-Old Asked Google for a Job. Here's the Response

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:08:00 GMT

Seven-year-old Chloe Bridgewater, who lives in Hereford, UK, wrote a letter to Google asking for a job. She got a personal letter back from the CEO.7-year-old Chloe Bridgewater's letter to Google impressed CEO Sundar Pichai


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Yahoo Issues Yet Another Warning in Fallout From Hacks

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:12:32 GMT

Yahoo is warning users of potentially malicious activity on their accounts between 2015 and 2016. It's the latest development in the mega-breach.This Tuesday, July 19, 2016 photo shows a Yahoo sign at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.


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Ransomware Negotiator: The Human Weapon in a Digital Kidnapping

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:44:00 GMT

Holding something for ransom is an ancient tactic that is now exploding in cyber space. So how can we deal with the bad guys?Briefcase full of cash.


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Verizon Slashes Price of Yahoo Deal by at Least $250M: Bloomberg

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:33:52 GMT

Verizon has slashed its $4.83B offer for Yahoo by around $250 million, following the internet company's massive data breaches reported earlier this year.A Yahoo logo is pictured in front of a building in Rolle, Switzerland on Dec. 12, 2012.An advertisement for Verizon is seen at Times Square in New York, New York May 12, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo


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India's Space Organization Breaks Record With Historic Launch

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:20:00 GMT

India just made history! The Indian Space Research Organization launched 104 satellites Wednesday, breaking Russia and NASA's records.



OK to Edit Baby DNA for Health Only, Experts Say

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:03:00 GMT

It would be all right to permanently edit the genes of babies so long as researchers were doing it for the health of the children, experts said.A cloned human embryo is seen in this file photo.A cloned human embryo is seen in this file photo.


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Is Anti-Semitic Stunt the End for YouTube Star PewDiePie?

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 18:53:00 GMT

YouTube just pulled the plug on the pranky vlogger's second season show after he posted a series of videos showing anti-Semitic imagery.Felix Kjellberg, aka PewDiePie, arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Ender's Game" on Oct. 28, 2013.


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Elon Musk Sees Critical Role for Cyborgs

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:30:29 GMT

How can humans stay relevant in an age of artificial intelligence? Elon Musk thinks cyborgs are the answer.Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk speaks on April 30, 2015 in in Hawthorne, California.Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk speaks on April 30, 2015 in in Hawthorne, California.


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How Algorithms Choose Your Valentine

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:58:00 GMT

Every dating app uses a slightly different algorithm to match users for life or the just the night. Whichever app you prefer, remember that your true love might very well be the algorithm.