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Senators See Another Use for Netflix and SpotifyPeople might find their Netflix binges interrupted by emergency alerts under a bipartisan bill announced in the Senate Wednesday. The READI Act—Reliable Emergency Alert Distribution Improvement—was introduced by Sen. John Thune of South Dakota and Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii, Gizmodo reports. It aims to reduce the chances...
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EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Google went against EU rules.
EU ruling against Google opens 'opportunity,' rival saysEuropean regulators' latest swipe at the dominance of U.S. tech giant Google could open new opportunities for rivals in search and web browsers _ that is, if handset manufacturers decide to make the most of the opening
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EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Google went against EU rules.
EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile practicesThe European Union has fined Google a record $5 billion for forcing cellphone makers that use the company's Android mobile operating system to install Google apps
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Detroit man gets probation in livestreamed killing of friendA Detroit man has been sentenced to three years of probation for accidentally shooting and killing a friend while they were streaming live on Instagram
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FILE - In a Thursday, June 14, 2018 file photo, Tesla CEO and founder of the Boring Company Elon Musk speaks at a news conference, in Chicago. Whether it’s investors betting against his stock, reporters or analysts who ask tough questions or a union trying to organize his workers, Elon Musk has fought back, often around the clock on Twitter. But when Musk called a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile to 22.3 million Twitter followers on July 15, he may have gone one tweet too far.   (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
Elon Musk apologizes for comments about cave rescue diverElon Musk has apologized for calling a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile
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Alaska spaceport shortlisted for Rocket Lab launch siteA California-based rocket company has shortlisted the Kodiak spaceport as a possible permanent home for its launches
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UK investigators probe Russian access to Facebook dataBritish authorities looking into inappropriate use of data gathered by political consultant Cambridge Analytica from millions of Facebook users say some of the systems that accessed the material appear to be in Russia or a group of former Soviet states
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Why the EU Just Ordered Google to Pay a $5B Fine"We want Google to end its illegal behavior," says EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager, per the Guardian , and the regulator hopes a record $5.06 billion fine will compel it to do so. Described by the Wall Street Journal as the EU's "sharpest rebuke yet" to the power wielded by...
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Elon Musk Sorry for 'Pedo' InsultElon Musk has apparently decided to cut his losses and withdraw from the Thailand cave dispute with whatever dignity he has left. In a tweet , the Tesla CEO apologized for describing British cave diver Vern Unsworth, who played a key role in rescuing 12 trapped boys and their coach, as...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2018 file photo, the logo for Twitter is displayed above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. The figure highlights the company’s newly aggressive stance against malicious or suspicious accounts in the wake of Russian disinformation efforts during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
APNewsBreak: Twitter suspended 58 million accounts in 4QAPNewsBreak: Twitter has suspended more than 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press
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FILE - This Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, file photo shows corporate signage on the offices of Texas Instruments, in Richardson, Texas. On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, Texas Instruments dumped CEO Brian Crutcher for personal misconduct less than two months after he took over the job, ruining the chip maker's hopes for a smooth transition to new leadership. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
Texas Instruments' new CEO loses job for personal misconductTexas Instruments dumps recently appointed CEO for bad behavior, brings back his predecessor to fill void
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United Parcel Service employee Liz Perez scans an Amazon Prime package for delivery in Miami, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Amazon Prime Day was launched July 16. The event is in four new countries this year and will be six hours longer than last year's. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Amazon pokes fun at glitches, says tech gadgets popularAmazon pokes fun at glitches, while retail experts wish for more discounts on national brands
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This photo provided by Facebook shows Jessica Hodgins. Facebook is announcing several academic hires in artificial intelligence, including Carnegie Mellon researcher Jessica Hodgins, who's known for her work making animated figures move in more human-like ways. Yann LeCun, Facebook's chief AI scientist, says some of the best ideas for getting AI systems to learn faster and with less data are coming from the field of robotics.   (Facebook via AP)
Why is Facebook keen on robots? It's just the future of AIFacebook announced several new hires of top academics in the field of artificial intelligence Tuesday, including top roboticists. Why does Facebook care about robots?
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EU security chief: 'far too much' online extremist contentThe European Union's security chief has urged the bloc's 28 members to work together to combat illegal extremist content on the internet, saying there is "far too much" of it online
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Netflix Stock Bombs After Critical MiscalculationNetflix's share price, which had more than doubled since the start of the year, tumbled Monday after the company admitted that subscriber growth is beginning to slow down. In a letter to shareholders, the company said subscriber growth between April and June had been 5.2 million—1 million below...
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