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Facebook Sex Video Triggers Child Porn Charges for 1,004The two videos tallied up to 59 seconds and could "ruin my life," says one 19-year-old. She doesn't appear in the footage, but was one of 1,004 people—996 of them between the ages of 15 and 24—notified Monday that they face preliminary charges for sharing child porn....
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'Superfast' internet cable to cross Mediterranean seaA Cyprus company has signed an agreement to lay a sub-sea internet cable connecting Israel with Spain, which an official says will be powerful enough to handle up to 60 percent of the world's internet traffic at peak time
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In this photo taken Dec. 5, 2017, Scanalytics co-founder and CEO Joe Scanlin holds a smart floor sensor his company creates that track people's movements in Milwaukee. The sensors are among the tools retailers are using to gain insights on consumer habits. (AP Photo/Ivan Moreno)
Intel underfoot: Floor sensors rise as retail data sourceA Milwaukee-based startup has developed floor sensors to give retailers insights on customers as they move through their stores
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France wants tougher rules on bitcoin to avoid criminal useFrance's finance minister says he wants new regulation targeted at bitcoin and other virtual currencies, to stop them from being used for tax evasion, financing terrorism and other crime
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He Becomes Twitter Sensation With Very First PostGary Lee had zero tweets to his name as of Jan. 12. That changed in a big way on Jan. 13, when he posted this series of tweets about his Korean heritage and suddenly became Twitter famous, reports Yahoo News . Lee once worked as a staffer in the Obama White...
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Xenia Fedorova, chief executive of RT France attends an interview with the Associated Press in Paris, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Russian state broadcaster RT, formerly known as Russia Today, already broadcasts in English, Spanish, and Arabic, and has launched a French-language channel on Dec. 18. French President Emmanuel Macron’s plan for a law against false information around election campaigns is drawing criticism from media advocates, tech experts and others. They say it’s impossible to enforce and smacks of methods used by authoritarians, not democracies. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
France vs. fake news offers test case for democratic dilemmaFrench president's proposal for arsenal to quash false information around elections tests ability of democracies to outlaw "fake news"
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2017 file photo, Logan Paul speaks at the Teen Choice Awards at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. YouTube has suspended the star who posted video images of what appeared to be a suicide victim but said Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 that doesn't mean it won't work with him in the future. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP, File)
YouTube suspends star over suicide video, doesn't shut doorYouTube has suspended star Logan Paul, who posted video images of what appeared to be a suicide victim in Japan, but says that doesn't mean it won't work with him in the future
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File-This June 22, 2016, file photo shows Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg speaking at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey won't stand for re-election to the board of The Walt Disney Co. A Disney spokesperson says it has become "increasingly difficult for them to avoid conflicts relating to board matters." With Disney planning to put ESPN online and Twitter live-streaming sports like NFL football, online video is surely an area of overlap.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Sandberg, Dorsey to leave the Disney boardFacebook's Sandberg and Twitter's Dorsey won't stand for re-election to Disney board in increasing conflict with overlapping businesses
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 11, 2011 file photo, Colorado State Rep. Andy Kerr, left, speaks on the last day of the legislative session at the Capitol in Denver. According to data supplied by the cybersecurity firm Secureworks, Kerr – who is now a state senator – was one of the targets of the hacking group Fancy Bear. Kerr says thousands of his emails were posted to an obscure section of the website DCLeaks before the site fell offline in 2017. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
Cybersecurity firm: US Senate in Russian hackers' crosshairsA cybersecurity firm says the same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate
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A Delta IV rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex-6 just after 2:11 p.m. PDT, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. The rocket is carrying a classified U.S. satellite. (Len Wood/The Santa Maria Times via AP)
Classified US satellite launched from California after delayA rocket carrying a classified U.S. satellite has blasted off from California
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Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, right, welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for the talks in Tallinn, Estonia, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Abe is on a visit to three Baltic countries, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. (AP Photo/Marko Mumm)
Japanese PM kicks off six-nation European tour in EstoniaJapan's prime minister has kicked off in Estonia a five-day European tour that will take him also to Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania _ becoming the first-ever head of the Asian nation to visit these countries
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 21, 2017, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks as he prepares for the Facebook Communities Summit in Chicago. Facebook is once again tweaking the formula it uses to decide what people see in their news feed to focus more on personal connections and take the spotlight off brands and news articles. Facebook says it will highlight posts people are most likely to engage with and make time spent on social media more "meaningful." (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
A look at Facebook's changes over the years in what you seeA look at Facebook's changes over the years in light of the company's latest move to focus on personal connections over published articles and videos.
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Virgin Galactic conducts 7th glide test of spacecraftVirgin Galactic says the latest glide test of its space tourism rocket plane was a success, nearly reaching the speed of sound
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GM's 'Eerie' New Car: Look, Ma, No Steering WheelBut what do you do with your hands? A question usually reserved for people posing for photographs or performing a monologue can now be asked by potential buyers of General Motors' newest self-driving car. That's because the latest incarnation has no steering wheel, or accelerator or brake pedal, swapping out...
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FILE - This Friday, May 16, 2014, file photo, shows the General Motors logo at the company's world headquarters in Detroit.  General Motors says it is making the first mass-production autonomous car without a steering wheel or pedals. The company says it has filed a petition with the federal government seeking permission to put the vehicles on the road sometime next year with no human backup drivers. GM’s Cruise Automation unit has announced plans to carry passengers in self-driving cars that won’t have a backup driver in 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
GM says it's mass-producing cars without steering wheelsGeneral Motors says it is making the first mass-production autonomous car without a steering wheel or pedals
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