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Amazon Seeks FCC Permission To Run Wireless Tests In Washington State 20 comments
Hackers Corrupt Data For Cloud-Based Medical Marijuana System 138 comments
Thousands Of Cubans Now Have Internet Access 69 comments
California's Bullet Train Hurtles Towards a Multibillion-Dollar Overrun 396 comments
Amateur Scientists Find New Clue In D.B. Cooper Case, Crowdsource Their Investigation 132 comments
Petition With Over 1 Million Signatures Urges President Obama To Pardon Snowden 268 comments
Congress Will Consider Proposal To Raise H-1B Minimum Wage To $100,000 527 comments
US Puts Bumblebee On the Endangered Species List For First Time 126 comments
Switzerland Agrees To Its Own New Data Sharing Pact With the US 15 comments
Europe Calls For Mandatory 'Kill Switches' On Robots 172 comments
Obama Changed Rules Regarding Raw Intelligence, Allowing NSA To Share Raw Data With US's Other 16 Intelligence Agencies 200 comments
Amazon To Add 100,000 Full-Time US Jobs in Next 18 Months 185 comments
Hacker Steals 900 GB of Cellebrite Data 69 comments
New FCC Report Says AT&T and Verizon Zero-Rating Violates Net Neutrality 74 comments
Why You Shouldn't Trust Geek Squad 389 comments
Pentagon Successfully Tests Micro-Drone Swarm 113 comments
Volkswagen Closes In on $4.3 Billion US Settlement in Diesel Scandal 123 comments
2016 Was Second Hottest Year For US In More Than 120 Years of Record Keeping 435 comments
US Military Seeks Biodegradable Bullets That Sprout Plants 285 comments
FBI Arrests Volkswagen Executive On Charges Related To Dieselgate 106 comments
Apple Plans 'High-Tech Manufacturing' of Data-Center Gear in Arizona 102 comments
Supreme Court Will Not Examine Tech Industry Legal Shield 49 comments
Russia Demands LinkedIn App Takedown, Apple and Google Comply 110 comments
What's Happening As The University of California Tries To Outsource IT Jobs To India 483 comments
Uber Gives Cities Free Travel-Time Data 26 comments
A Federal Judge's Decision Could End Patent Trolling 168 comments
FBI Releases (Redacted) Documents About The San Bernardino iPhone Case 35 comments
Chile's Goverment Announces Unexplainable 'UFO' Footage 124 comments
How A Massive India Call Center Swindled 15,000 Americans 104 comments
US Releases Declassified Report On Russian Hacking, Concludes That Putin 'Developed a Clear Preference' For Trump 732 comments
AT&T and Time Warner Still Trying To Sidestep FCC Scrutiny of Merger 19 comments
Norway To Become First Country To Switch Off FM Radio 303 comments
White House Releases Strategy To Defend Against Killer Asteroids 135 comments
Obama Administration Releases Searchable Archive of Social Media Posts 110 comments
Department of Labor Sues Google Over Compensation Data 346 comments
Zuckerberg Could Run Facebook While Serving in Government Forever 181 comments
Legal Sparring Continues in Bitcoin User's Battle with IRS Tax Sweep 101 comments
Washington Post Retracts Story About Russian Hackers Penetrating US Electricity Grid 574 comments
Library Creates Fake Patron Records To Avoid Book-Purging 258 comments
China Says It Will Shut Down Ivory Trade By End of 2017 67 comments
Governments Shut Down the Internet More Than 50 Times in 2016 34 comments
FBI and Homeland Security Detail Russian Hacking Campaign In New Report 404 comments
Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources Site No Longer Says Humans Cause Climate Change 371 comments
Republicans Propose Bill To Impose Fines For Live-Streaming From House Floor 157 comments
US Announces Response To Russian Election Hacking [Update] 821 comments
Florida Senator: No Permit Needed For Driverless Cars In Florida 131 comments
Czech Republic Sets Up Counter-Terrorism Unit To Counter Fake News Threat 119 comments
FDA Releases New Cybersecurity Guidelines For Medical Devices 40 comments
Police Request Amazon Echo Recordings For Homicide Investigation 168 comments
The US Government is Loaning Millions of Dollars To Jumpstart Urban Farming 131 comments
US Court Demands Documents On AT&T/Police Collaboration 48 comments
US Congressional Committee Concludes Encryption Backdoors Won't Work 98 comments
US Government Begins Asking Foreign Travelers About Social Media 121 comments
FBI Probes FDIC Hack Linked To China's Military: Reuters 22 comments
Russian Authorities Are Trying To Unlock iPhone 4S From Russian Ambassador's Killer 106 comments
US Government Targets Pirate Bay and Other 'Piracy Havens' 82 comments
Uber Pulls Self-Driving Cars From San Francisco, Sends Them To Arizona 150 comments
Russians Used Malware On Android Devices To Track and Target Ukraine Artillery, Says Report 101 comments
Congressional Report Claims Snowden In 'Contact With Russian Intelligence' 185 comments
Uber Stops Self-Driving Car Pilot In San Francisco After The DMV Steps In 151 comments
NIST Asks Public For Help With Quantum-Proof Cryptography 138 comments
Canada's CRTC Declares Broadband Internet Access a Basic Service 48 comments
Yahoo Email Scan Shows US Spy Push To Recast Constitutional Privacy 65 comments
Obama Blocks Offshore Drilling In Atlantic, Arctic Areas 338 comments
Government Requests For Facebook User Data Up 27 Percent in First Half of 2016 19 comments
EU's Highest Court Delivers Blow To UK Snooper's Charter 156 comments
White House: US Needs a Stronger Social Safety Net To Help Workers Displaced by Robots 635 comments
Chicago Electronics Recycler Faked Tear-Downs, Sent Hazardous Waste To Overseas Landfills 91 comments
US Fails To Renegotiate Arms Control Rule For Hacking Tools 31 comments
Twitter Will Hand Over Data On the User Who Sent a Seizure-Inducing Tweet To a Journalist 492 comments
Solar Is Top Source of New Capacity On the US Grid In 2016 192 comments
Electoral College Elects Donald Trump As President 1069 comments
South Carolina Bill Wants To Put Porn Blocks On New Computers 351 comments
IBM Employees Protest Cooperation With Donald Trump 600 comments
House Committee Urges Congress To Pass Stingray Surveillance Legislation 25 comments
Finland Will Give Some Unemployed Citizens a Basic Income 441 comments
A Century of Surveillance: An Interactive Timeline Of FBI Investigations 55 comments
The FBI Is Arresting People Who Rent DDoS Botnets 212 comments
EFF Begins Investigating Surveillance Technology Rumors At Standing Rock 147 comments
US Scientists Scramble To Protect Research On Climate Change 534 comments
The UN Will Consider Banning Killer Robots 210 comments
U.S. Proposes Car-To-Car Data Sharing Standards 134 comments
China Says It Will Return the Underwater Drone It Seized From the US 199 comments
Germany Threatens To Fine Facebook Over Hate Speech 321 comments
Election Assistance Commission Hacked Using SQL Injection 103 comments
AT&T, Verizon Tell FCC To Back Off On Net Neutrality Complaints 102 comments
Twitter Blocks Government 'Spy Centers' From Accessing User Data 46 comments
White House Supports Claim Putin Directed US Election Hack 715 comments
Businesses May No Longer Sue Customers Over Negative Reviews 98 comments
Donald Trump To Tech Leaders: 'No Formal Chain Of Command' Here 488 comments
Twitter Cut Out of Trump Tech Meeting Over Failed Emoji Deal, Says Report 551 comments
Newly Uncovered Site Suggests NSA Exploits For Direct Sale 33 comments
Uber Appeals Against Ruling that Its UK Drivers Are Workers 178 comments
Elon Musk and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Will Advise Trump On Business Issues 244 comments
Snowden: 'The Central Problem of the Future' Is Control of User Data 157 comments
IBM Promises To Hire 25,000 Americans As Tech Executives Set To Meet Trump 244 comments
Google Publishes Eight National Security Letters 63 comments
A Typo Led To Podesta's Email Hack, Says Report 274 comments
Florida Court Says Suspected Voyeur Must Reveal His iPhone Passcode To Police 184 comments
Feds Unveil Rule Requiring Cars To 'Talk' To Each Other 292 comments
Energy Department Refuses To Give Trump Team Names of People Who Worked On Climate Change 858 comments
Why Did Japan Just Ratify The TPP? 225 comments
Google Global Cache Is Coming to Cuba 46 comments
NSA's Best Are 'Leaving In Big Numbers,' Insiders Say 412 comments
Does The 'Snoopers Charter' Also Enshrine Lying In Court? 123 comments
Struggling Workers Found Sleeping In Tents Behind Amazon's Warehouse 433 comments
Inside the NYPD's Attempt To Build Community Trust Through Twitter 59 comments
FBI Relents, Confirms Previously-Denied UFO Investigation 85 comments
The DEA Has Been Secretly Paying Transport Employees To Search Travelers' Bags 165 comments
DHS Tried To Breach Our Firewall, Says Georgia's Secretary of State 146 comments
US Presidential Election Was Most 'Talked About' Topic In 2016, Says Facebook 88 comments
Watchdog Group Claims Smart Toys Are Spying On Kids 70 comments
AT&T To Cough Up $88 Million For 'Cramming' Mobile Customer Bills 37 comments
Congress Passes BOTS Act To Ban Ticket-Buying Software 221 comments
Paris Makes All Public Transportation Free In Battle Against 'Worst Air Pollution For 10 Years' 239 comments
NSA, GCHQ Have Been Intercepting In-Flight Mobile Calls For Years 99 comments
T-Mobile CFO: Less Regulation, Repeal of Net Neutrality By Trump Would Be 'Positive For My Industry' 158 comments
White House Silence Seems To Confirm $4 Billion 'Computer Science For All' K-12 Initiative Is No More 280 comments
California State Senator Introduces Bill That Would Mandate Reporting of 'Superbug' Infections, Deaths 75 comments
Millions In US Still Living Life In Internet Slow Lane 209 comments
EU Threatens Twitter And Facebook With Possible 'Hate Speech' Laws 373 comments
70 Laptops Got Left Behind At An Airport Security Checkpoint In One Month 170 comments
Virginia Police Spent $500K For An Ineffective Cellphone Surveillance System 36 comments
For The UK's 'Snoopers' Charter', Politicians Voted Themselves An Exemption 134 comments
UK Health Secretary Urges Social Media Companies To Block Cyberbullying And Underaged Sexting 71 comments
The US Government Funds A War On Online Fake News 360 comments
It Will Soon Be Illegal To Punish US Customers Who Criticize Businesses Online 90 comments
China's New 'Social Credit Score' Law Means Full Access To Customer Data 83 comments
Encryption Backdoor Sneaks Into UK Law 137 comments
Of 8 Tech Companies, Only Twitter Says It Would Refuse To Help Build Muslim Registry For Trump 588 comments
Paris, Madrid, Athens, Mexico City Will Ban Diesel Vehicles By 2025 243 comments
Stephen Hawking: Automation and AI Is Going To Decimate Middle Class Jobs 468 comments
China Is Censoring People's Chats Without Them Even Knowing About It 76 comments
International Authorities Take Down Massive 'Avalanche' Botnet, Sinkhole Over 800,000 Domains 53 comments
Apple Will Use Drones To Improve the Quality of Apple Maps 44 comments
Bitcoin Exchange Ordered To Give IRS Years of Data On Millions of Users 203 comments
FDA Approves Large Clinical Trial For Ecstasy As Relief For PTSD Patients 151 comments
Twitters Says It Will Ban Trump If He Breaks Hate-Speech Rules 1058 comments
Trump Appoints Third Net Neutrality Critic To FCC Advisory Team 191 comments
FBI To Gain Expanded Hacking Powers as Senate Effort To Block Fails 153 comments
It Will Soon Be Illegal To Punish Customers Who Criticize Businesses Online 155 comments
Japan Fukushima Nuclear Plant 'Clean-Up Costs Double,' Approaching $200 Billion 302 comments
EU's Law Enforcement Agency Closes 4,500 Websites Peddling Fake Brands 72 comments
EPA Increases Amount of Renewable Fuel To Be Blended Into Gasoline 351 comments
48 Organizations Now Have Access To Every Brit's Browsing Hstory 251 comments
Online Pranksters Mock Trump's $149 Christmas Ornament, Rename Trump Tower on Google Maps 524 comments
Julian Assange Could Be Time's 'Person Of The Year', And Is Also Still Not Dead 145 comments
Ransomware Compromises San Francisco's Mass Transit System 141 comments
Will Trump Protect America's IT Workers From H-1B Visa Abuses? 400 comments
Lawrence Lessig Calls For The Electoral College to Choose Clinton Over Trump 1430 comments
Fidel Castro Is Dead 279 comments
6 Major Countries Have Recently Announced Plans To Phase-Out All Coal-Fired Power Plants 275 comments
Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Had 'Forbidden' Internet Connection At the Pentagon, Says Report 314 comments
Russian Propaganda Effort Helped Spread 'Fake News' During Election, Experts Say 272 comments
Green Party Calls For Recount, Wants To Push For Open-Source Voting Machines 299 comments
Edward Snowden Loses Norway Safe Passage Case 73 comments
IBM To Pay More Than $30 Million in Compensation For Census Fail 60 comments
Trump To Scrap NASA Climate Research In Crackdown On 'Politicized Science' 667 comments
Snowden Can Be Asked To Testify In Person In Germany NSA Probe 72 comments
Samsung Group Offices Raided By Korean Prosecutors 20 comments
Trump Says He's Going To 'Get Apple To Build a Big Plant In the United States' 471 comments
FBI Hacked Over 8,000 Computers In 120 Countries Based on One Warrant 90 comments
American Computer Scientists Grace Hopper, Margaret Hamilton Receive Presidential Medals of Freedom 126 comments
Trump Admits 'Some Connectivity' Between Climate Change and Human Activity 559 comments
Surveillance Firm 'Geofeedia' Cuts Half of Staff After Losing Access To Twitter, Facebook 31 comments
Trump Names Two Opponents of Net Neutrality To Oversee FCC Transition Team 395 comments
President Obama Says He Can't Pardon Snowden 534 comments
New York's District Attorney: Roll Back Apple's iPhone Encryption 215 comments
Privacy Group Sues The FBI, Demanding Details About Biometric Database Sharing 16 comments
Major Cyberlocker EX.UA To Shut Down Amid Police Crackdown 12 comments
IRS Demands Identities of All US Coinbase Traders Over Three Year Period 124 comments
LinkedIn-Russia: US Says Concerned Over Decision to Block Professional Networking Site 95 comments
France To Shut Down All Coal-Fired Power Plants By 2023 328 comments
Music Torrent Site What.CD Has Been Shut Down 86 comments
NSA Chief: Nation-State Made 'Conscious Effort' To Sway US Presidential Election 667 comments
James Clapper, US Director of National Intelligence, Has Resigned 170 comments
SpaceX Files FCC Application For Internet Access Network With 4,425 Satellites 121 comments
Royal Navy Giving Up Anti-Ship Missiles, Will Rely On Cannons For Naval Combat 432 comments
Steve Bannon Suggests Having Too Many Asian Tech CEOs Undermines 'Civic Society' 805 comments
FCC Abides By GOP Request To Stop What It's Doing, Deletes Everything From Meeting Agenda 119 comments
Police Raid Pirate Site, Seize 60 Servers Following MPAA Complaint 60 comments
Facebook Users Interacted Most With Articles From Fox News, CNN and Breitbart In Month Leading Up To Nov 10 212 comments
Schneier: We Need a New Agency For IoT Security 165 comments
Cybersecurity CEO Gets Fired After Threatening To Kill Trump On Facebook 497 comments
US Internet Firms Ask Trump To Support Encryption, Ease Regulations 173 comments
US Finalizes Rules That Require Quiet Hyrbid and Electric Cars To Make Noise At Low Speeds 361 comments
China Threatens To Cut Sales of iPhones and US Cars if 'Naive' Trump Pursues Trade War 742 comments
President Obama Gives Up On The Trans-Pacific Partnership 355 comments
Will Trump's Presidency Bring More Surveillance To The US? 412 comments
Peter Thiel Is Joining Donald Trump's Transition Team 820 comments
FBI Operated 23 Tor-Hidden Child Porn Sites, Deployed Malware From Them 176 comments
IMDb Sues California To Overturn Law Forcing Them To Remove Actors' Ages 68 comments
Trump Picks Top Climate Skeptic To Lead EPA Transition 1066 comments
How President Trump Could Destroy Net Neutrality 235 comments
Silicon Valley Investors Call For California To Secede From the US After Trump Win 1368 comments
Donald Trump Won Because of Facebook 499 comments
Slashdot Asks: Should The US Abolish The Electoral College? 1081 comments
Ireland Will Bring the Fight Over Apple Taxes To the EU Court 71 comments
Long-Range Projectiles For Navy's Newest Ship Too Expensive To Shoot 303 comments
Unsealed Court Docs Show FBI Used Malware Like 'A Grenade' 59 comments
Edward Snowden Kills Team Trump's Conspiracy Theory By Explaining How The FBI Can Quickly Comb Through Email 488 comments
Security Firm Shows How To Hack a US Voting Machine 209 comments
Elon Musk Predicts Automation Will Lead To A Universal Basic Income 426 comments
FBI: Review of New Emails Doesn't Change Conclusion on Clinton 733 comments
Secret Service, DHS Scramble To Secure America's Election 360 comments
The FBI Spent Two Years Investigating An Online Cult That Didn't Exist 134 comments
Aaron Swartz Remembered With Annual Hackathon In San Francisco 18 comments
Why a Theoretical Physicist Wants All State Bills To Be Online Before Final Vote 304 comments
US Government Launches Code.gov To Showcase Its Open Source Software 57 comments
Judge Refuses To Block New York 'Ballot Selfie' Law 248 comments
White House, 35 States To Boost Electric Vehicle Charging Stations 72 comments
UK Government Wants Prisons Geoblocked By Drone Manufacturers 143 comments
US Government Sues AT&T/DirecTV, Calls It 'Ringleader' of Collusion Scheme 113 comments
Newly Published WikiLeaks Emails Show Clinton Campaign Communicated With State Department 454 comments
National Geographic Releases Alarming Climate Change Movie 'Before the Flood' On YouTube 693 comments
Trump Organization Owns More Than 3,600 Domain Names, Many of Which Bash Trump 224 comments
AT&T Falsely Claimed Pro-Google Fiber Rule Is Invalid, FCC Says 22 comments
The Next President Will Face a Cybercrisis Within 100 Days, Predicts Report 122 comments
NSA Hackers The Shadow Brokers Dump More Files 50 comments
EFF Suggests Halloween Costume To Protest Facial Recognition Databases 65 comments
CETA Signed Off As Wallonia Folds Under Pressure 158 comments
Pirate Party Gains Seats In Iceland's Election 105 comments
'Robocall Strike Force' Proposal Could Stop Caller ID Spoofing 97 comments
Apple Shared User Data With Governments, Says WikiLeaks Email 106 comments
Payback? Russia Gets Hacked, Revealing Putin Aide's Secrets 228 comments
US Bank Regulator Notifies Congress of Major Data Security Breach 48 comments
Facebook Lets Advertisers Exclude Users By Race 197 comments
FBI Probes Newly Discovered Hillary Clinton Emails and Reopens Investigation 822 comments
Feds Charge 61 People In Indian-Based IRS Phone Scam Case 139 comments
Lawsuit Seeks To Block New York Ban On 'Ballot Selfies' 317 comments
Oracle Will Officially Appeal Its 'Fair Use' Loss Against Google 99 comments
FCC Imposes ISP Privacy Rules and Takes Aim At Mandatory Arbitration 51 comments
Hotel CEO Openly Celebrates Higher Prices After Anti-Airbnb Law Passes 310 comments
Comcast Sues Nashville To Halt Rules That Give Google Fiber Faster Access To Utility Poles 95 comments
Russia Unveils 'Satan 2' Missile Powerful Enough To 'Wipe Out UK, France Or Texas' 1028 comments
Yahoo Scanning Order Unlikely To Be Made Public: Reuters 61 comments
Largest Auto-Scandal Settlement In US History: Judge Approves $15 Billion Volkswagen Settlement 128 comments
Electronic Surveillance Up 500% In DC Area Since 2011, Almost All Sealed Cases 41 comments
AT&T's $85B US Bid For Time Warner Sparks Antitrust Fears in Washington 116 comments
Swedish Administrative Court Bans Drones With Cameras 113 comments
US Police Consider Flying Drones Armed With Stun Guns 163 comments
Who Should We Blame For Friday's DDOS Attack? 190 comments
American 'Vigilante Hacker' Defaces Russian Ministry's Website 210 comments
Should Journalists Ignore Some Leaked Emails? 361 comments
Journalist Cleared of Riot Charges in South Dakota 79 comments
John McAfee Thinks North Korea Hacked Dyn, and Iran Hacked the DNC 149 comments
'Anonymous' Hacker Indicted As His Hunger Strike Continues 67 comments
WikiLeaks To Its Supporters: 'Stop Taking Down the US Internet, You Proved Your Point' 338 comments
AI Platform Assesses Trump's and Clinton's Emotional Intelligence 184 comments
Governor Cuomo Bans Airbnb From Listing Short-Term Rentals In New York 160 comments
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