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Tesla ratchets up fully autonomous cars; watchdog group wants tighter safety regs

On the same day Elon Musk said Tesla's new vehicles will have fully-autonomous capabilities, a consumer watchdog group called on the California Department of Motor Vehicles to prohibit cars without human driver capabilities.

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German arms maker Armatix to release second smart gun in U.S.

German firearms maker Armatix launched the first production semi-automatic pistol – a .22 caliber weapon -- three years ago, but gun owners and gun rights advocates pressured stores not to carry the weapon. Now, Aromatic is trying...

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Lawmakers question DOJ's appeal of Microsoft Irish data case

Four U.S. lawmakers are questioning a Department of Justice decision to appeal a July court decision quashing a search warrant that would have required Microsoft to disclose contents of emails stored on a server in Ireland.

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Outsourced IT workers ask Feinstein for help, get form letter in return

A University of California IT employee whose job is being outsourced recently asked Sen. Dianne Feinstein for help. Her response didn't offer much hope.

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FCC to vote on strict privacy rules for ISPs in late October

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will push forward with controversial privacy regulations that would require broadband providers to get customer permission before using and sharing geolocation, browsing histories, and other...

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5 ways to improve voting security in the US

Voting officials can take several steps to improve security, even a couple that can still happen this year.

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If the election is hacked, we may never know

At particular risk are touch-screen voting machines that have no paper trails. If those are hacked or a hack is even suspected, it will be difficult to prove -- and impossible to reconstruct the real tally.

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5 ways to improve voting security in the US

Voting officials can take several steps to improve security, even a couple that can still happen this year.

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Trump calls for US to use offensive cyberweapons

The U.S. government needs to be ready to use its offensive cyberweapons in response to attacks from other nations, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Monday.

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US carriers will look to LTE-U tests to protect Wi-Fi

The biggest U.S. carriers planning to deploy controversial LTE-Unlicensed technology expect to use gear that’s been tested for coexistence with Wi-Fi, their executives said Wednesday.

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Va. senator wants SEC probe of massive Yahoo breach

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., on Monday urged the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate whether Yahoo met its legal obligations to keep the public and investors informed about a massive breach of 500 million Yahoo...

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Why 90% of customers still want their Note7

There's some debate about whether the number can indeed be that high, and what happened to the other 10% of Note7 users -- if they've already gone to another device or just opted not to do anything at all.

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Microsoft sues repeat software pirate who owes company $1.2M from prior case

Microsoft has sued a Wisconsin man for allegedly selling stolen Windows and Office activation codes and said he still owes the company $1.2 million from an earlier judgment.

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H-1B bill pulled from House committee vote amid complaints

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee backed away from its plan to take up an increasingly controversial H-1B bill today.

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Google may have to pay for news snippets under EU copyright reform

A proposed reform of European Union copyright law grants online news publishers additional rights that could lead to the closure of services such as Google News if strictly enforced.

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New Yorker sues Apple over botched iPhone Upgrade Program pre-order

A Brooklyn man yesterday sued Apple in federal court, claiming the company misled him and others when it pitched the iPhone Upgrade Program last year.

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H-1B bill advances in House -- as does anxiety about it

The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday will vote on H-1B legislation aimed at closing a loophole that's made it inexpensive to replace U.S. workers with visa holders.

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EU President Juncker returns from trip, tears up roaming rules

The European Commission's proposal to make mobile phone roaming across the European Union free for just 90 days a year lasted less than a week. It's been withdrawn while a new policy is drafted.

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