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Uber Reveals Cover-Up of Hack Affecting 57M Riders, Drivers

Uber Reveals Cover-Up of Hack Affecting 57M Riders, Drivers

By Michael Liedke | Nov 22
Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers.

Self-Taught Rocket Scientist Plans to Launch Over Ghost Town

Self-Taught Rocket Scientist Plans to Launch Over Ghost Town

By Pat Graham | Nov 22
The countdown to launch creeps closer and there's still plenty for self-taught rocket scientist an flat farther "Mad" Mike Hughes to do.

Hulu Sued Over Lack of Audio Track for Blind People

Hulu Sued Over Lack of Audio Track for Blind People

By Alanna Durkin Richer | Nov 22
Advocacy groups have sued Hulu in an effort to force the subscription streaming service to provide an audio track that helps people who are blind and visually impaired enjoy TV shows and movies.

Fake Fingerlings? Online Sites Scam the Holidays' Hottest Toy

Fake Fingerlings? Online Sites Scam the Holidays' Hottest Toy

By Joseph Pisani | Nov 22
Shoppers rushing to find Fingerlings, the robotic monkeys that are a hot toy this holiday season, say they've been fooled into buying fakes through outside sellers on Amazon and Walmart.com.

Cyber Monday Deals for the Jetsetter

Cyber Monday Deals for the Jetsetter

By Beth J. Harpaz | Nov 22
Hoping for some Cyber Monday deals in the travel world? Hotels, tour companies, travel booking agencies and even destinations are promising bargains for Cyber Monday, "Travel Deal Tuesday" and other online shopping dates before and after Thanksgiving.

FCC Chairman Sets Out to Repeal 'Net Neutrality' Rules

FCC Chairman Sets Out to Repeal 'Net Neutrality' Rules

Nov 21
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday followed through on his pledge to repeal 2015 regulations designed to ensure that internet service providers treat all online content and apps equally.

Nebraska to Build Wind Farm to Power Facebook Data Center

Nebraska to Build Wind Farm to Power Facebook Data Center

Nov 20
Utility officials say a new wind farm being built in northeastern Nebraska will provide 200 megawatts of power to a planned Facebook data center.

FDA Clears Nerve Stimulator to Aid Recovery from Opioids

FDA Clears Nerve Stimulator to Aid Recovery from Opioids

Nov 19
U.S. health authorities have cleared a brain-stimulating device for patients suffering from debilitating withdrawal symptoms caused by addiction to heroin and other opioids.

Phone Companies Get New Tools to Block Spam Calls

Phone Companies Get New Tools to Block Spam Calls

By Tali Arbel | Nov 19
Rules adopted Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission represent the latest tools against robocalls, which pester consumers, sometimes multiple times each day, and often push scams.

Theme Park Expo Offers Preview of What's New for 2018

Theme Park Expo Offers Preview of What's New for 2018

By Terrance Harris | Nov 19
This year's theme park expo in Orlando, Florida, features the latest products, technology and trends in rides and the next big food items, all of which could be coming to an amusement park near you as early as the summer of 2018.

Tech Experts Doubt AI-Reliant 'Extreme Vetting' Plan

Tech Experts Doubt AI-Reliant 'Extreme Vetting' Plan

By Matt O'Brien | Nov 18
Leading researchers castigated a federal plan that would use artificial intelligence methods to scrutinize immigrants and visa applicants, saying it is unworkable as written and likely to be "inaccurate and biased" if deployed.

AP Explains: Farm Runoff and the Worsening Algae Plague

AP Explains: Farm Runoff and the Worsening Algae Plague

By John Flesher | Nov 18
Federal and state programs have spent billions of dollars on cost-sharing payments to farmers to help prevent nutrient runoff, yet the problem is worsening in many places.

Rise in Teen Suicide, Social Media Coincide; Is There Link?

Rise in Teen Suicide, Social Media Coincide; Is There Link?

By Lindsey Tanner | Nov 18
An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link.

Could Anyone Stop Trump from Launching Nukes? The Answer: No

Could Anyone Stop Trump from Launching Nukes? The Answer: No

By Robert Burns | Nov 17
Here's a question rarely raised before Donald Trump ran for the White House: If the president ordered a pre-emptive nuclear strike, could anyone stop him? The answer is no.

NYC Passes Bill to Make Revenge Porn a Crime

NYC Passes Bill to Make Revenge Porn a Crime

By Colleen Long | Nov 17
The City Council on Thursday passed legislation that would make it a crime to engage in revenge porn, sharing intimate images of people with an aim to embarrass or hurt them.

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