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Senior manager at cybersecurity firm arrested in Moscow
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MOSCOW (AP) — A manager in charge of investigating hacking attacks at Russia's biggest cybersecurity firm has been arrested, the company said Wednesday. Kaspersky Lab on Wednesday confirmed reports in Russia's respected Kommersant newspaper that Ruslan Stoyanov, head of its computer incidents
French internet censorship rose sharply in 2016
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LILLE, France (AP) — France's interior minister says authorities have blocked or ordered search engines to de-list hundreds of websites in 2016, a significant increase over 2015. Bruno Le Roux told a cybersecurity conference in the French city of Lille that his government has requested the
SpaceX launches first rocket since explosion in Florida
    9 months 4 weeks ago
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Saturday and placed a constellation of satellites in orbit, marking the company's first launch since a fireball engulfed a similar rocket on a Florida launch pad more than four months ago. The two-stage rocket lifted
Twitter boots ex-pharma exec Martin Shkreli for harassment
    9 months 7 days ago
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NEW YORK (AP) — Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli has been suspended from Twitter for harassing a journalist. Lauren Duca is a freelance reporter for Teen Vogue who wrote a piece critical of President-elect Donald Trump. After she defended the story in a testy interview with
How mobile video is changing the way we witness crime
    9 months 1 weeks ago
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NEW YORK (AP) — Mobile video is changing the way we witness crime, from live footage of a mentally disabled man tortured by four assailants , to a recording that led to the manslaughter conviction of an Israeli soldier , to the body cameras designed to keep police accountable. We're all still
China plans to land probes on far side of moon, Mars by 2020
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BEIJING (AP) — China vowed Tuesday to speed up the development of its space industry as it set out its plans to become the first country to soft land a probe on the far side of the moon, around 2018, and launch its first Mars probe by 2020. "To explore the vast cosmos, develop the space
In Ukraine, more evidence of a hacking group's Kremlin ties
    10 months 4 weeks ago
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WASHINGTON (AP) — For those searching for stronger evidence of Russia's connection to the hack of the Democratic National Committee, the tale of an infected Ukrainian Android cellphone app may help, according to a cybersecurity firm. A new report released Thursday by CrowdStrike describes how
Yahoo's big breach helps usher in an age of hacker anxiety
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo has become the worst-case example of an unnerving but increasingly common phenomenon — massive hacks that steal secrets and other potentially revealing information from our personal digital accounts, or from big organizations that hold sensitive data on our
Ooredoo submarine cable installed up to Thinadhoo
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Ooredoo Maldives has connected their nation-wide submarine cable, currently in the works, at the landing station at Gaafu Dhaalu Thinadhoo. The nation-wide submarine cable project is a USD 25 million project that began on 8 December 2016. The cable connected at the landing station at Hithadhoo,
Navy's futuristic-looking USS Zumwalt arrives in homeport
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Navy's biggest, most expensive and most technologically advanced destroyer arrived at its homeport on Thursday after a nearly four-month transit that included some hiccups, such as a high-profile breakdown in the Panama Canal. The USS Zumwalt arrived in San Diego to a
Apple adds keyboard touch functions to Mac in major refresh
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CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple's high-end Mac laptops are getting a touch control strip above the keyboard, part of a long-awaited update aimed at reviving interest in a product often overshadowed by newer gadgets like the iPad and iPhone. The new Touch Bar, which is both a narrow display and
Google adds digital whiteboard to expanding device lineup
    12 months 3 weeks ago
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has designed a giant touch-screen canvas for companies trying to make it easier for their employees to brainstorm as they work on team projects and other assignments. The product is called "Jamboard," an allusion to its goal of replacing the physical whiteboards
Google's Pixel phone: Not much new, but still a standout
    12 months 4 weeks ago
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NEW YORK (AP) — Google's ambitious new smartphone, the Pixel, doesn't offer a lot that's new. Yet it's still one of the best out there. Google achieves that by pulling together the best features from Apple, Samsung and other phones and offering them at prices comparable to iPhones — starting
WikiLeaks: Assange's internet link 'severed' by state actor
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PARIS (AP) — WikiLeaks says that founder Julian Assange's internet access has been cut by an unidentified state actor. Few other details were immediately available. Assange has been up holed up at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for more than four years after skipping bail to avoid being
A look at hacked emails from Clinton's campaign chairman
    1 years 11 hours ago
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hacked emails released in daily dispatches this past week by the WikiLeaks group exposed the inner workings of Hillary Clinton's campaign leading up to her 2015 announcement that she would seek the presidency, and through this year's primary. The thousands of emails were
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