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Experts: Shipping Lithium Ion Batteries on Planes Is Unsafe

1 hour 58 min ago
Federal transportation regulators and the country's main pilots union are warning against shipping large quantities of lithium ion batteries.









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Zuckerberg Says Board Member's India Tweet 'Upsetting'

2 hours 34 min ago
Mark Zuckerberg has made his displeasure known over a tweet by Facebook's board director, Marc Andreessen, that offended Indians and others worldwide.









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Tesla Says It Expects to Turn a Profit in 2016

3 hours 37 min ago
The electric-car company said it planned to deliver 80,000-90,000 Model S and Model X vehicles this year.









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Twitter Shares Sink As User Growth Stalls

4 hours 6 min ago
Twitter said its monthly active users were 305 million, down from 307 million in the previous quarter.









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Senate Panel Preps Legal Fight With Backpage Over Sex Ads

4 hours 41 min ago
Senators say Backpage failed to comply with a congressional subpoena into how it screens ads for possible sex trafficking.









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Real Tinker Bell? Disney Parks Plan to Use Drones

4 hours 45 min ago
There's a new Disney star, and it's not a character, a cartoon, or a movie. It's a drone that beams light and performs acrobatics during shows.









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Trail-Following Drones Could Locate and Guide Lost Hikers

5 hours 16 min ago
Drones with specialized vision systems could make search and rescue processes quicker and easier, researchers suggest.









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Amazon Waives Terms of Service in Event of Zombie Attack

7 hours 15 min ago
Amazon has some very strict rules about how you can use its new video game software ... unless there are zombies around.









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IRS Says ID Thieves Used Stolen Social Security Numbers

9 hours 21 min ago
The IRS said that the attack was not related to an outage of its computer systems that hampered its ability to process tax returns last week.









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Twitter Rolls Out Algorithmic Timeline Tool

12 hours 2 min ago
Twitter is finally announcing some long-anticipated changes — a move away from its chronological timeline.









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U.S. Regulators: Google Computer Can Be Considered Driver

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 8:40pm
The decision by the NHTSA is a major step toward ultimately winning approval for autonomous vehicles on the roads.









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Bacteria Have Ability to 'See,' Eye-Opening Study Finds

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 8:28pm
Researchers say the one-celled bacteria can focus much like a human eye can, but the image would be much blurrier.









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'Politwoops' Is Back to Embarrass Tweeting Politicians

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 6:57pm
Social media gaffes are often deleted within minutes — which is why a site called Politwoops plans to archive them forever.









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Could Amazon Be Building a Global Shipping Business?

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 6:05pm
The move is part of a broader effort by Amazon to control the rising cost of shipping billions of packages.









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Feds Can't Open San Bernardino Shooters' Phone

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 6:01pm
The FBI calls the problem "going dark," and Director James Comey said it impacted all levels of law enforcement.









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Your Old Flash Drive Could Help Fight N. Korean Repression

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 5:30pm
Human-rights activists want to load old memory sticks with South Korean soap operas and Hollywood movies and smuggle them into the North.









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Google Offers Free Drive Space for 'Security Checkup'

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:59pm
Google is pushing security with an update to Gmail and free Drive space for anyone that double-checks their security settings.









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Twitter Launches New Anti-Troll Cybersafety Committee

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:12pm
Facing mounting criticism that its social media platform is a forum for unchecked bigotry, Twitter has formed a task force to handle online abuse.









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Concerned by Cyber Threat, Obama Seeks Big Funding Bump

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 3:05pm
President Barack Obama on Tuesday sought a surge in funding to counter cyber security threats.









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Feds Probe Alleged Hack of DHS, FBI Employee Data

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 11:38am
The feds are investigating a claim that personal data related to thousands of DHS and FBI employees was hacked and has been posted online.









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